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Sumner County, Tennessee Poor House Records
1839 - 1840

Transcribed by Jan Johnson Barnes
©1999

Source:
The label on the microfilm box says "Roll No. AS174B, Start-Sumner Co. purchased from TSLA"

The amount of and expenses that has accrued at Sumner County Poor House from the first day of January 1839 to the first of Jany 1840 $317.43.

The average no. of paupers the same year 9.

The no. of paupers at said Poor House on the first day of Jany 1840 is 16.
Six Males & Ten Females.

William Fortune 93 years old Cant work
Susan Shewcraft 75 years old Past work
John Patton about 65 years old Able to work
Levi Davis 57 years old Past work
Charles Bratton 52 years old In bad health
Catherine Ellis 84 years old Past work
Elizabeth Lane 63 years old Helpless
Elendar Mandral 54 years old Can work
Nancy Whalin upwards of 40 years Has fits
Darcas Carman upwards of 20 years old Deformed
Nancy Hodges 28 years old Afflicted Past work
      and small daughter with her 3 years old
Betsy White 20 years old has chills &c Able to work
      a small son with her 2 years old
Mary Ann Mandral 18 years old Stout, hearty healthy and able to work
Thamar Negro woman about 60 years old Blind & left friendless

A sufficient quantity of corn has been raised at the Poor House every year to support the place every since it went into operation. A sufficient quantity of pork raised to supply the Poor House last year and a very good supply for the present year.

          Joseph Smith, Agent
          for said Poor House


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