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Officials of the Franklin County Poor House   (1854-1873)

Found at: http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/vshadow2/outlines/other.fr.html#poorhouse
Submitted by Leslie Kern-Hicks


Directors

1854: Martin Newcomer, D. O. Gehr, James Ferguson
1855: D. O. Gehr, James Ferguson, Josiah Besore
1856: James Ferguson, Josiah Besore, Jacob Weaver
1857: Josiah Besore, Jacob Weaver, M. Gillan
1858: Jacob Weaver, M. Gillan, Jacob Strickler
1859: M. Gillan, Jacob Strickler, David Spencer
1860: Jacob Strickler, David Spencer, J. S. Latshaw
1861: David Spencer, J. S. Latshaw, William Harris
1862: J. S. Latshaw, William Harris, Samuel Seacrist
1863: William Harris, Samuel Seacrist, John Doebler
1864: Samuel Seacrist, John Doebler, John H. Criswell
1865: John H. Criswell, James H. Clayton, Martin Heintzelman
1866: John H. Criswell, James H. Clayton, Martin Heintzelman
1867: James H. Clayton, Martin Heintzelman, John Gillan, Jr.
1868: Martin Heintzelman, John Gillan, Jr., J. R. Smith
1869: Martin Heintzelman, John Gillan, Jr., J. R. Smith
1870: John Gillan, Jr., J. R. Smith, Fred. Long

Stewards

David Piper, 1854-1856
William Shinafield, 1856-1859
John Bowman, 1859
James Chariton, 1860-1864
William M'Grath, 1864-1866
John Ditzlear, 1866-1868
David Piper, 1868
Samuel Brandt, 1869-1873

Treasurers

Daniel S. Fahnstock, 1849-1856
J. Smith Grier, 1856-1858
John W. Reed, 1858-1861
Charles Gelwicks, 1861-1869
Alex. Martin, 1869-1872
Attorneys and Clerks to the Directors
Lyman S. Clarke, 1851-1856
J. Wyeth Douglas, 1856-1859
Snively Strickler, 1859-1862
William S. Everett, 1862-1866
E. J. Bonebrake, 1866-1869
John R. Orr, 1869-1873

Physicians

A. H. Senseny, 1854 and 1856-1857
S. G. Lane, 1855, and 1859-1861
W.H. Boyle, 1858
James Hamilton, 1862-1863
James L. Susserott, 1864-1865
J. C. Richards, 1866-1867
C. L. Bard and T. J. McClanahan, 1868
W. H. Boyle, 1869-1872

 

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