LETTER FROM A DESCENDENT
|Sun 11/17/02 10:39 AM
I received your email through ILMORGAN-L mailing list [where you gave the link to the Morgan county poorhouse records available on-line with IRAD.]
I had to take the time to tell you that I read word for word the story of your record quest for your Great Great Grandmother. What an amazing story and a labor of love.
I followed your instructions and found my Great Great Grandparents, William Higg [and family].
Actually other records show their last name as Higgs. But nontheless I found their stay with four children. I have a heavy heart reading that they were all admitted December 26th the day after Christmas. I can only imagine what Christmas was like for this family. Most of my other research shows 3 children so I can assume that ... they did lose one child.
Thank you so much for sharing your research!!!
went to the IRAD website to find the search
engine for the
records from the Morgan County Poor Farm. There she found the following:
Poor Farm Record Index, 1850–1932
HIGG, MRS (AND 4 CHILDREN) 12/26/1851