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ILLINOIS POORHOUSE HISTORY by county


The illustration above is from "The Combined History of Shelby and Moultrie Counties"  
(See below)

LOCAL NOTES:

A portion of "The Combined History of Shelby and Moultrie Counties" (published 1881) which deals with the establishment and history of a poor farm in Shelby County can be found in a well presented transcription of that book  which has been provided on an excellent site by R. Eden Martin.

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PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:

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RECORDS:

 

The following records can be found on the IRAD system.

Shelby County Almshouse Registers See our table of IRAD poorhouse holdings.

 

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CEMETERIES:

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We are hoping to build this base of information about the poorhouse in  SHELBY 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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