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OHIO POORHOUSE HISTORY by county


PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:

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LOCAL NOTES:

found at http://www.scioto.org/Scioto/bios/bios-washington.html 
"Silas S. Cole, Superintendent of Scioto County Infirmary, was born in Scioto County, Ohio, in 1839, a son of Silas W Cole."

found at http://www.scioto.org/Scioto/bios/bios-portsmouth-hk.html 
"L.N. Hyatt was born in Clay Township, Scioto Co., Ohio, a son of Elvin Hyatt, who was for many years Superintendent of the county infirmary."

Note: both  biographies above are from  History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio
 
(Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co., 1884) reprinted by (Milford OH: Little Miami Publishing Co., 1999)

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RECORDS:

OHS Microfilm

 


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:

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