Erie County Poor House Ledgers, Volume 1. Register of Persons received at the Erie County Poor House from January 8, 1829 to August 5, 1844

Title

Erie County Poor House Ledgers, Volume 1. Register of Persons received at the Erie County Poor House from January 8, 1829 to August 5, 1844

Description

Includes children and adults. Name, age, place of nativity, town/county pauper or vagrant, date of commitment, by whom committed (can be a city sexton, justice of the peace, or doctor), town sent from, date committed, and date discharged. Discharge notes include “carried forward” (continued to reside at the Poor House in the next recorded year) and “At Mrs. Heely’s” (sent to Buffalo Orphan Asylum, managed by Orissa Healy). Some years include notes in the nativity column indicating intemperance. Some years include a count of the information recorded (i.e. number of citizens, foreigners, males, females, town sent from). In chronological order, no index.

Date

1829-1844

Source

Erie County Poor House Ledgers

Publisher

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library (Publisher of digital)

Rights

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