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PENNSYLVANIA POORHOUSE HISTORY by county


Postcard for Fayette County Home, Uniontown, Pa.

LOCAL NOTES:

The following excerpt (relating the history of the poorhouse for Fayette County) is taken from (p. 137 & 138)  
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Author:
Ellis, Franklin, 1828-1885.
Title: History of Fayette County, Pennsylvania : with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men / edited by Franklin Ellis.
Imprint: Philadelphia : L.H. Everts & Co., 1882
Chapter XIII-- Erection of Fayette County--Establishment of Courts--County Buildings (p. 129-138)
found on the website for the Library of Congress
at the following URL:   
http://digital.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/pitttext-idx.pl?notisid=00aft2784m&type=header 


On a GenWeb page, in a biography of LACY HIBBS ... The statement is made, " He was elected poorhouse director in 1868."

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