INVENTORY OF THE
COUNTY ARCHIVES OF OHIO
Excerpts of portions dealing with Infirmary (poorhouse) Records
[Note: Click here to see portions of important information common to all the county inventories.
| The Knox
County poorhouse was established in 1842 by the county commissioners,
acting under authority granted them by the legislative act of 1816 which
gave them the power to purchase land and construct poorhouses in which to
care for the county's indigent.
The Knox County
Commissioners in 1842 purchased one hundred thirty-two acres of land in
Liberty Township and established the county home. The buildings on the
farm served to house the indigent of the county until in 1874 the increased
population made expansion necessary. Consequently plans were made and
the construction of a new building started. Many difficulties were
encountered during the construction, which delayed its completion until
|County Home -- Housing, Care, and Accessibility of the Records|
|All records are located in the superintendent's office, county home. Page 329|
|County Home -- Records|
|501. RECORD OF
INMATES, 1873--. 1 vol.
Register of inmates of Know County county home showing name, date entered, former address, age, from what township, habits, and remarks. Chron. arr. by dates of entry. Alph. index by names of inmates. Hdw. on printed forms. 300 pp. 14 x 12 x 2.
502. DAILY RECORDS OF INMATES, 1909--. 18 folders.
Carbon copies of monthly reports to state welfare department showing date, number on hand at beginning of each day, number received during each day, and number discharged each day. Chron. arr. by dates of reports. No index. Hdw. on printed forms. 12 x 10 x 1/3.
503. STATISTICAL RECORD, 1877-1900. 1 vol. Discontinued.
Record shows list of inmates, list of products raised and products at the home, and record of accounts. Chron. arr. by dates of entry. No index. Hdw. on printed forms. 250 pp. 10 x 13 x 2.
504. CLASSIFICATION OF EXPENDITURES FROM INFIRMARY FUND, 1892--. 4 vols.
Record of receipts and expenditures of county infirmary classified as to funds showing date, amount, name of fund, source of receipts, and purpose of expenditure. Chron. arr. No index. Hdw. on printed forms. Aver. 330 pp. 11 1/2 x 15 x 1 1/2.
505. LEDGER--CONTINGENCY FUND, 1909--. 2 vols.
Contingency fund ledger showing date, receipts
and disbursements of fund set aside for petty expenses and
emergencies. Chron. arr. by dates of entry. No index.
Hdw. on printed forms. Aver. 200 pp.
506. MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS, 1925--. 21 file boxes.
Original bills, statements, correspondence,
notations in miscellaneous matters kept by superintendent pertaining to
business of infirmary. No systematic arr. No index. Hdw.
4 x 5 x 8.
J. F. McLain 1842-1844
William Borden 1842-1846
Abraham Darling 1844-1851
C. A. Drake 1845-1848
Absalom Buckingham 1846-1849
G. W. Jackson 1847-1856
Christian Musser 1849-1852
Timothy Colopy 1851-1854
John McCamment 1852-1855
J. B. McGrew 1854-1857
Thomas Rogers 1855-1861
Thomas Larimore 1856-1862
E. J. Whitney 1857-1863
James Scott 1862-1865
E. S. Bebout 1863-1866
P. G. Bearslee 1865-1871
Luther L. Hyatt 1867-1870
R. C. Campbell 1869-1875
Samuel Snyder 1870-1876
William Cummins 1871-1874
Andrew Caton 1874-1880
Michael Hess 1875-1881
Adam Hornwell 1875-1878
R. H. Bebout 1876-1882
William Rinehart 1880-1889
Andrew Elliott 1881-1884
Moses C. Bone 1882-1891
B. K. Jackson 1885-1891
James O. McArtor 1886-1889
W. H. Wright 1888-1897
Charles Cooper 1889-1892
J. K. Lauderbaugh 1889-1892
John C. Hammond 1887-1893
James Coe 1892-1895
Jacob Baker 1894-1897
John C. Hammond 1896-1899
John F. Ward 1897-1900
James W. Coe 1898-1901
George W. Shultz 1900-1906
Jacob Lybarger 1902-1908
E. M. Ramsey 1904-1910
Oscar Shaw 1905-1908
J. W. Coe 1909-1913
F. E. Cotton 1909-1913
R. Levering 1909-1913
|excerpted and transcribed by: Linda Crannell -- Mar 2000|
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