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OHIO POORHOUSE HISTORY by county
 

The caption below reads: Washington County Infirmary near Marietta, O.

The caption below reads: Washington County Infirmary, Ohio.

 
PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:

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LOCAL NOTES:

 

A picture of  Julia Booth, the daughter of James Mather Booth,
who served at one time as the director of the Washington County Infirmary
has been contributed by The Castle
to the wonderful Ohio Memory project
(an on online scrapbook of Ohio history)  

 

  NOTE: Place this term in the title section of their search engine.

 

JULIA BOOTH PORTRAIT
Marietta (Ohio) 1840 [1 image]

 

 

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

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
OHS Microfilm

The list of poorhouse residents for the Washington County Infirmary may be found in the 1880 Census in Marietta on page 239.


Washington County Infirmary -- List of staff & residents from the 1850 Census 

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CEMETERIES:

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