Residents of the Old Lyme Town Farm from the 1900 Census
|Submitted by Karlynn Gustafson email@example.com|
(Appleby) Maynard was the sister-in-law of my great-grandfather, David
Otis Maynard. I have developed so much admiration for this woman and am
so pleased I decided to gather as much information as I could find about
my great-grandfather's siblings and their families! Although the
relationship would hardly be called a "close" one, I'd be
delighted to be associated with her on the credits."
"This poorhouse was located (according to my uncle) on Sill Lane, by a widow named Agusta (sometimes spelled "Augusta") Maynard. She began running the Town Farm after her husband, Anson Maynard died in 1896. Agusta herself died June 2, 1909. I don't know how long she ran the Town Farm."
|The 1900 Census New London County, Town of Old Lyme, Enumeration District 48367|
shows on Line 67:
Maynard, Agusta, Head of Household, White Female, born April 1835, age 65, widow, 11 children, 10 living, b. Connecticut, Father born England, Mother born Connecticut, Occupation Keeper of Towns Poor.
Living with her were a daughter, Sarah, son-in-law Charles Tucker (a blacksmith), and a grandchild, erroneously reported as being a granddaughter - actually a grandson named Lawrence, age 3.
On Line 70: Fox, Sylvester, White, Male, b. Feb. 1816, age 84, Married, 64 years. b. CT, Father b. England, Mother b. CT Read, Write, Speak English Occupation: "Boarder (Town Poor)"
On Line 71: Tucker, Oliver, White, Male, b. Feb. 1833, age 67, Widower, b. CT, Father b. CT, Mother b. CT Read, Write, Speak English Occupation: "Boarder (Town Poor)"
On Line 72: Sheffield, John, White,
Male b. Jan. 1866, age 34, Single b. CT, Father b. CT, Mother b. Rhode
Island Unable to read or write; speaks English
Occupation: "Boarder (Town Poor)"