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PENNSYLVANIA POORHOUSE HISTORY by county


 

Postcard of Washington County Home, Washington, Pa.

 
  Here is a wonderful litho sent to us by Loretta G. Killian [peachhead3@juno.com
LOCAL NOTES:

"Enoch Wright was born March 10, 1776 ... served as county commissioner, was director of the poor, and during his incumbency he superintended the building of the first poor house in [Washington] county."   

Text taken from page 942 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).  
Transcribed January 1997 by Neil and Marilyn Morton of Oswego, IL 
as part of the Beers Project.
Published January 1997 on the Washington County, PA USGenWeb pages at http://www.chartiers.com/.
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PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:

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RECORDS:

The PENNSYLVANIA STATE ARCHIVES   List of Poorhouse Records on Microfilm
(Alphabetical by County: BERKS, BUCKS, CHESTER, CUMBERLAND, DAUPHIN, JUNIATA, LANCASTER, MIFFLIN, MONTGOMERY, WASHINGTON, YORK)

 

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CEMETERIES:

Newspaper Article regarding the history of the Potter's Field in Arden
with reference to the poorhouse history. 
From the Observer Reporter which has an on-line edition (but has not archived this article on the site.)   Submitted by:  Loretta G. Killian [peachhead3@juno.com


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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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