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PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:

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LOCAL NOTES:

"Mr. Follett has been elected to many of the offices within the gift of his fellow-townsmen. In the fall of 1874 he was chosen to the office of infirmary director, and was re-elected in the fall of 1876. He is spoken of as being an efficient officer, and faithful in the discharge of his duties."
[from 1798-1878 History of Ashtabula County Ohio, by Williams Brothers]


Nathaniel Follett, was born January 14, 1823, in Auburn, New York. Nathaniel was the son of Grandues and Mary (Hunter) Follett.

"He came to Pierpont with his parents in 1839. He had a fair education. He was elected the Infirmary director for 16 years and also served as Township Trustee and Assessor. He was a strong supporter of education in the township. In politics he was first a Whig and then a Republican. He purchased the old homestead of 150 acres, where he lived until 1889, and then moved to Pierpont. The farm on which he lived, was purchased from the old Connecticut Land Company."

from The History of Ashtabula County, by Marge Bardeen.
[found at http://www.knownet.net/users/sneakers/pierpont.htm ]

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RECORDS:

 


Note: For every county in Ohio it would be a good idea to check the statewide resources listed below.     PHL

We have found so many infirmary/poorhouse records for Ohio that we have created a special page for the references -- which will be found in a table alphabetized by county.
(WPA) INVENTORIES OF THE COUNTY ARCHIVES OF OHIO -- 
EXCERPTS RELATED TO POORHOUSE (INFIRMARY) HOLDINGS 

During the 1930's and 1940's the Work Projects Administration (WPA) began the process of inventorying County Archives of Ohio. Those which inventoried infirmary records have been transcribed and links are here posted on a table
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CEMETERIES:
 

"I know that there are people from the poorhouse buried in the cemetery on Cemetery Rd., Kingsville, Ashtabula, Ohio.
I don't know where you can get the names, but I've visited my father's grave in the same cemetery, and noticed the section from the poorhouse." 
     Sandy McSpadden  mcpickle@alltel.net


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