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Sumner County, Tennessee Poor House Records
1849 - 1850

Transcribed by Linda Carpenter

Microfilm Roll No. AS174B, purchased from TSLA

Annual Report of Sumner Poor House.

To the worshipful County Court containing the amount of expenses that have accrued from the first of January 1849 up to the first of January 1850 which is $421.00

The average No. 14-1/2 and average price per head $39.00

The No. on hand fourteen, nine males and five females.

Levi Davis aged 66 Hearty Tho. unable to work.
Reubin Forister 61 Partly Deranged cant work.
Saml Mabry 70 a Cripple not able to work.
( looks like ) John Sennett 49 has fits Can do some work.
William Wood 87 Worn out with old age.
Hardy Clifton 71 Entirely blind.
Hacky Jopes 88 Hearty tho. cant work.
Peter Robertson 45 Not very bright, can work, but dont count.
Charles Cassedy 68 Cant walk, his hips out of joint.
Darcas Carman 33 Deformed in hand & foot & very lazy.
Phebe May 82 In good health yet past work.
Sarah Northam 84 In bad health.
Margaret Mabry 69 In good health, can work some.
Negro Thamar 70 Entirely blind.

The property on hand this first day of January 1850 is one good sorrel mare, seven head cattle, about thirty head hogs, nine feather beds & furniture. The crop raised on the farm 1849 about 70 or 75 barrels corn, Thirteen bushels wheat with oats & fodder sufficient to support the place with a good crop of potatoes & cabbage, also 1850 lbs. of pork.

Joseph Smith, Agent of Sumner County Poor House

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