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Sumner County, Tennessee Poor House Records
1883 - 1884

Transcribed by Jan Johnson Barnes
©1999

Source:
TSL&A County Clerk Minutes Roll #53 and #54
County Clerk Minutes, pages 37-38, 74-75, 115, 125, 235, 243, 366

January 1883, pages 37- 38

The report of the Commissioners of Poor was read and ordered to be recorded which is as follows viz
Honorable County Court Sumner County
The commissioners met and selected J.L. Shaw Superintendent for the year 1882. Our contract with him was the same as the year previous (see contract) on the first day of March we hired J.D. Shaw for $12.50 per month and board himself
Inmates at the Poor House White
Benjamin Thomas age 81
John McAdams age 80
Susan Ellis age 77
Mary Luton age 73
Harry Malone age 79 blind
Medy Malone age 35
Looney Malone age 15
John Malone age 10
Lizzie Malone age 7
Rolly Malone age 3
Martin Malone age 1
H Boyls age 53
Rachael Boyls age 61
Jessee Hardin age 77 blind
Sally Hardin age 77
Wm Kirk age 79

Negroes
Tom Averett age 81
Bob Standfield age 81
Clara Patterson age 41
Lena White age 3
Henry Miers age 55
Matilda Baker age 17

Admitted during the year
Edmon Branan age 78
Nancy Branan age 82
Nancy Dodson age 47
Mrs. Morgan age 70
Thomas Glover age 45
Mrs. Henderson age 35 & two children
Betsy Daniels age 67
Fanny Hesson age 35
Fillmore Willis age 36
Annie Willis age 26 and two children

Left during the year - Whites 5 Negroes 1

Died during the year - Whites 4 Negroes 4

Total number of inmates during the year 36

Stock on hand 1 pr mules 13 head of cattle 20 sheep 15 Hogs 1 Wagon 2 Two Horse Plows 3 one horse plows 1 culltivator 1 two Horse Harrow 3 Forks 2 Shovels 2 Hoes 1 Sett Wagon harness 1 set plow gear
Household goods 8 beds and steads and clothing for the same 1 cooking stove 2 safes 2 kettles Crop for the 1882 year 350 Bu corn 1000 binds of oats 15 loads of Hay 2000 binds of Fodder 50 bu of irish potatoes 20 bu sweet potatoes 125 gal mollasses
Sold off of the farm
Lambs $29.50
Wool 29.00
Total - $58.50
This was paid to J.L. Shaw for services as Superintendent
Bought of John Roberts 1500 chestnut rails? For which we paid $1.75 per hundred which amount was paid him in produce from the farm. For current expenses for the year see Chairman Heads report
Poor House expense reduced in the last year about $200. All of which is respectfully submitted Oct 28, 1882
O.P Butler, C.E. Douglass, M.J. Hassell commis.

April 1883, pages 74-75

Ordered by the Court that the following appropriations which were made at the January quarterly Court, 1883 and were omitted from the minutes be renewed and ordered to be recorded to wit.
W.F. Clendenning- pauper coffin Margaret Lackey 3.00
W.T. Byrn pauper coffin child of L. Franklin 3.00
LW. McMurtry pauper coffin for Jno Matherly 3.00
L.W. McMurtry pauper coffin Tennessee Copeland 3.00
J.W. Griffin pauper coffin for Minnie Dowpir? 3.00
L.W. Lawrence pauper coffin child of Gid Duke Col'd 3.00
L.W. Lawrence pauper coffin for Fannie McMurry 3.00
L.W. Lawrence pauper coffin for Martha Brown

Term July 1883 page 115

Ordered by the Court all the Justices present voting for the same that the following appropriations be made vis-
Wiley O'Neal for pauper coffin for Jas. Spears 3.00
W.F. Clendenning for pauper coffin for Jas. Hosales child 3.00
W.L. Terry for pauper coffin for Bob Savely Col. 3.00
W. Anderson for pauper coffin ordered by Jus. Anderson, JP 2.00
Jas Brown & T.G. Durham for 2 pauper coffins for John Coles son & John Coles 6.00
L.L. Pryor 3 pauper coffins Ellen Beck, Georgie Bryant & Mary Panetts, child 9.00
L.W. Lawrance 10 pauper coffins vis Allen Crenshaw, Mary Douglass. Child of Callie Bright, Fayette Hughes, Fleming Miller, child of Lin Goodall, Harrison Smith's child, child of Mary Beasley col., Alice Overton, Chess Duncan 30.00

Right below this, there is a Henry Towson, small Pox nurse. 1883.

July, 1883 page 125

Ordered by the Court that an appropriation of $6.00 six dollars be made to S.W. Lawrence for two paupers coffins for Jake Seay col and Phil Draper's child, col. All the Justices named in the caption voting for the same.

January 1884, page 235

The report of the Commissioners of the Poor was read and ordered to be recorded which is as follows viz
Honorable County Court of Sumner County
The commissioners met and selected T.P. Denning Superintendent for the year 1883. We contracted to pay him $200 in money. He is to make a hand on the farm and doing such other business as the commissioners required of him. He was allowed to keep one cow two horses he is to feed his horses only when employed on the County farm
Inmates of Poor House Jany 1st 1883
White
Benj Thomas age 83 very feeble
Susan Ellis age 78 Idiotic
Mary Luton age 75 very feeble
Harry Malone age 81 blind
Meda Malone age 37
Louney Malone age 16
John Malone age 12 cripple
Lizzie Malone age 8
Polly Malone age 5 years
Monroe Malone age 3
H. Bowls age 54 Idiotic
Rachel Bowls age 63 Idiotic
William Kirk age 87 very feeble
Jesse Hardin age 78 Blind
Sally Hardin age 78

Colored
Nancy Pryor age 50 badly afflicted
Church Wherry age 101 very feeble

Admitted during the year 2
Total number during the year 49
Left During the year 20
Died during the year 3
Total number Dec 31st/83 - 26

Inmates Continued:
Fannie Hesson age 36 has fits
Nancy Dodson age 50
Thos. Glover age 47 Idiotic
S.A. Henderson age 37
Annie Henderson age 4 years
Mary Henderson age 2
Total number 21

Colored Inmates
Clara Patterson age 40 Idiotic

Total number Jany 1st 1883 22
Admitted during the year Whites
S.L. Henderson age 19 Idiotic
W.A. Williams age 45 afflicted
Waloina Williams age 42
Children ages from infants to twelve - 8 children
Martha Howard age 15 afflicted
Lucy Cole age 40 Insane
Lee Cole 9 years
Austin Cole age 7 years
Wiley Cole 4 years
Katie Key age 65 blind
J.F. Taylor 87 years very feeble
E. Kennedy age 40 years cripple
Martha Kennedy age 16
F. Brown age 40 afflicted
M Brown age 36
Fannie Brown age 9 years
Mattie Brown 7 years
Lilly Brown 3 years.

January term 1884, Page 243

Ordered by the Court upon the call of the ayes and noes that the following Pauper appropriations be made to wit
William Aldridge and Wife 50.00
Peter Barber Colored 20.00
M. Mabry for Idiotic Child 30.00
John Hodges 30.00
The Two Kilbucks $50.00 each
Fannie Hobdy 30.00

Page 243

Ordered by the court upon a call of the Roll all of the Justices present named in the caption voting aye that the following appropriations approved by the Finance
D.G. Hodges Pauper Coffin for Cloye Hodges dec'd 3.00
L.L.Pryor Pauper Coffin for T. Wilks and F. Swaney, col 6.00.
L.L.Pryor Pauper Coffin for Sam Peyton 3.00
A.C. Dobbins pauper coffin for Dempsey Mitchell 3.00
L.L. Pryor pauper coffin for Vinny Mentlo 3.00
J.A. Cragon? & Son 4 pauper coffins (no names given) 12.00
W.C. Blue & Sons 10 pauper coffins 30.00
L.W. Lawrence pauper coffin for Nannie Woodford 3.00
Jas. B. Vance 2 pauper coffins for Jas. Johnson & Mary Parkins child 6.00

October Term 1884, Page 366

Ordered by the Court that M.J. Hassell, Jas. Anderson and H.F. Suttle be appointed they having been duly elected Poor House Commissioners for the ensuing year. A majority of the Justices named in the Caption voting for the same.
Ordered by the Court all of the Justices present named in the caption voting aye upon a call of the roll, that the following appropriations be made the same having been approved by the Finance Committee, viz:

W.R. Anglea, one pauper coffin for Aga Dalton $3.00
W.R. Anglea one pauper coffin for Margaret Wilkes 3.00
W.R. Anglea one pauper coffin for John Dickerson 3.00
W.R. Anglea one pauper coffin for Sallie Rickman 3.00
W.R. Anglea two pauper coffins for Tom Barr 6.00
W.R. Anglea one pauper coffin for Jacob Rankins 3.00
W.R. Anglea one pauper for John Lankesley 3.00
W.R. Anglea two pauper coffins for Dave Mills 6.00
W.R. Anglea one pauper coffin for Susan Marshall 3.00

Lem File one pauper coffin for Geo Higgins 3.00
Columbus File one pauper coffin for Clayborn Slump Col. 3.00
L.L. Pryor one pauper coffin for Henry Swaney, chilld 3.00
L.L. Pryor one pauper coffin for Susie Coleman Col d 3.00
H. F. Suttle one pauper coffin for Mrs. Geo McDaniel 3.00
Henry Williamson one pauper coffin for William Barnum 3.00
Ordered by the Court upon the call of the ayes and no's that the following pauper appropriations be made to the first day of January 1885 to wit
Jesse Brumley ten Dollars draw by W.H. Draper
W.B. Compton ten Dollars drawn by D.A. Montgomery
Moses Shaw ten Dollars draw by Martin Cooper


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