ANNUAL REPORT showing INMATES as well as PROVIDERS of goods & services...
as entries under Expenditures (from 1891)

RESEARCH POINTERS

Note first the list of persons
residing
on the "town farm"
as of the date 2/3/1891
at the top of the page.

Below that ...

There follows a detailed list of
expenses incurred that year
on behalf of the town farm.
Note: The list of names of
persons who received pay
for services rendered to or
products supplied to the town farm.

This is an excellent example of the fact that "bookkeeping" records can contain valuable
genealogical information
.

Here we learn much about the occupational activities of those folks who were paid by the county of behalf of the town farm.

So, we learn not only the names of poorhouse residents ... but also those other people.

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