SEVIER
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TENNESSEE POORHOUSE HISTORY by county
 
LOCAL NOTES:

 

SEVIER PUBLIC LIBRARY HOLDINGS

The Sevier Public Library website hosts an ongoing project to put their poorhouse records online. It is a wonderful service! But remember ... it is a work-in-progress.  You may want to check with the library genealogy staff to verify what you find or don't find on these documents and lists.
I last checked the website 6/4/2003 and found a list of documents available in print at the library -- with links to those which have already been transcribed and published online.
See links marked in RED below.                                 PHL



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PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:

I am interested in finding information about any poorhouse in Sevier or Cocke counties in Tennessee because at one time my grandmother, a widow with children, cooked in Sevier and was living there when she married for the second time. Another maternal grandmother and grandfather and family lived at the poorhouse in Cocke county, I believe; they were living there when grandfather died in 1926, though I have no proof. She later married a man there who was supposed to be the superintendent of the poor house. I have also been told it was actually called the Stokely farms.

     Rose Haun   rosezlla@webtv.net 

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RECORDS:

List of Poorhouse Residents from the 1870 Census

List of Poorhouse Residents from the 1880 Census

Poor Farm Commissioners Reports  1897-1903

Poor Farm Records of  1912

 

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CEMETERIES:

Poor Farm Cemetery

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