KEEPER of the FANNIN COUNTY FARM

The following information has been copied
(with the generous consent of the web host -- for which we are very grateful!)
from the following pages: (Note: This is a wonderful document!)

on the Fannin County TXGenWeb site
from "Fannin County Folks & Facts"
published by Bonham Public Library, Bonham, Tex. c1977

pages 235-236

information in this section was submitted to the book by Arrah McCown Holland
 

NOTES from PHL

We are uncertain what the exact time frame was during which Mr. Kincaid served as Keeper of this poorhouse.  But the phrase "lived in Bonham most of their married life" makes us think this would likely not have begun much earlier than 1884.

Also, this description of the County Farm as a multi-purpose institution (including a jail!)
is consistent with documented reports about several other poorhouses in Texas.


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