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ILLINOIS POORHOUSE HISTORY by county


 
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List of poorhouse residents from the FRANKLIN County 1880 Census  
List of poorhouse residents from the FRANKLIN County 1870 Census  
Note: We find nothing to indicate the presence of a poorhouse in the 1860 Census. This leads us to conclude that the poorhouse may have been built (or designated) sometime between 1860 and 1870. We use the word "designated" here, because there is a possibility that the county did not build a special poorhouse building. This could be an example of a household in their own home being given a contract to board paupers.

If anyone has further information about this, we would appreciate hearing from you.  PHL

 

 

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We are hoping to build this base of information about the poorhouse in FRANKLIN county through the helpful participation of readers. All are requested to submit items of interest by sending e-mail to The Poorhouse Lady.

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