SUSSEX COUNTY ALMS HOUSE - (THE POOR HOUSE) 

LONGEVITY ROAD, SUSSEX - CURRENT LANDOWNER - MARVIN R. WASCHSMAN

Submitted by:  Regina R. Davis  regina@techcom.net 
 
I have been told that there is a cemetery on this farm, but there are no tombstones.  The families that lived there could not afford tombstones.  I don't know exactly who is buried there.  According to Mr. Robert Murphy and Mr. George Murphy, the cemetery is located to the left of the house in the corner of a field.  Both men lived at the poor house from the 1930's until they were grown.  Mr. Robert Murphy said that he helped dig some of the graves.  Their mother registered all of the deaths during that time with the Bureau of Vital Statistics in Richmond, VA. 

Note: The following information was obtained at Sussex County Clerk's Office ...
 from the REPORTS OF SUPERINTENDENT OF THE POOR,  JULY 1, 1893 - AUGUST 1927

 

MATILDA GORDON DIED AUGUST 4, 1893

HARTWELL GREEN DIED SEPTEMBER 2, 1893

THOMAS SEABURN DIED AUGUST 17, 1893

HARRY GRAY DIED JANUARY 9, 1894

CHAS. BASS DIED JANUARY 6, 1894

MACK COLBERT DIED JANUARY 27, 1894

EDWARD BRANCH DIED AUGUST 8, 1893

LEVY NICHOLS DIED APRIL 11, 1893

NANCY TAZEWELL DIED DECEMBER 18, 1893

LOUISA GRAVES DIED FEB. 22, 1893?

GHOLSON BAILEY DIED JUNE 3, 1894


$5.50 - BURIAL EXPENSES FOR WILLIE JACKSON - JULY 24, 1894

$5.50 -  BURIAL EXPENSES FOR MRS. ADAMS - AUGUST 9, 1894

$5.50 - BURIAL EXPENSES FOR SAM SELDEN - NOV. 17, 1894

$5.50 - BURIAL EXPENSES FOR SPOT FIELD - MARCH 27, 1895

$5.50 - BURIAL EXPENSES FOR E. COOPER - MAY 21, 1895

$5.50 - BURIAL EXPENSES FOR MACK URQUHART - MAY 25, 1895

$4.00 BURIAL EXPENSES FOR ROBERT TURNER - JULY 11, 1896

$4.00 BURIAL EXPENSES FOR HANNAH HARRISON - AUGUST 17, 1896

$4.00 - BURIAL EXPENSES FOR FRANK PIERCE - AUGUST 22, 1896

$4.00 - BURIAL EXPENSES FOR ROBERT CHAMBLISS - OCTOBER 13, 1896

$4.00 - BURIAL EXPENSES FOR PATIENCE LAWRENCE - OCTOBER 22, 1896

$4.00 - BURIAL EXPENSES FOR GILES BAILEY - OCTOBER 25, 1896

$4.00 - BURIAL EXPENSES FOR MARY CHAMBLISS - NOVEMBER 4, 1896

$4.00 - BURIAL EXPENSES FOR CREASY FLETCHER - DECEMBER 28, 1897

$4.00 - BURIAL EXPENSES FOR JIM TAYLOR - MAY 10, 1898

$4.50 - BURIAL EXPENSES FOR LOUISE WYCHE - MAY 13, 1898

$4.40 - BURIAL EXPENSES FOR LUCY HILL - JUNE 1, 1898

$4.00 - BURIAL EXPENSES FOR WILLIAM CARGILL - AUGUST 7, 1898

$4.50 - BURIAL EXPENSES FOR JORDAN HAUGHTN - AUGUST 3, 1900

$4.50 - BURIAL EXPENSES FOR SOLOMAN GRIFFIN - MAY 10, 1901

$4.50 - BURIAL EXPENSES FOR GINNY LEWIS - MAY 10, 1901

$4.50 - BURIAL EXPENSES FOR PETER LEWIS - JUNE 25, 1901

$4.50 - BURIAL EXPENSES FOR HENRY FIELD - JUNE 25, 1901

$4.50 - BURIAL EXPENSES FOR JANE COPELAND - JUNE 29, 1901

$4.50 - BURIAL EXPENSES FOR ANN WALKER - OCTOBER 26, 1903

$4.50 - BURIAL EXPENSES FOR CLARA PARHAM - JANUARY 13, 1904

$4.50 - BURIAL EXPENSES FOR JOE CARTER - AUGUST 11, 1905


POOR HOUSE                                                                                                      PAGE 2

 

$4-50 - PAID FOR BURYING JOHN MCCOY - 1908 OR 1909

$4.50 - PAID FOR BURYING DELIA WYCHE - AUGUST 27, 1906

$4.50 - PAID FOR BURYING ISAAC BOOTHE - NOVEMBER 18, 1906

$4.50 - BURIAL EXPENSES FOR WILLIE JUDGEKINS - 1906

$4.50 - PAID FOR BURYING BUTLER JUDKINS - AUGUST 18, 1907

$4.50 - PAID FOR BURYING DAVIE ROBINSON - FEBRUARY 23, 1908

$5.50 - BURIAL ALLOWANCE FOR TOM TAYLOR - JUNE 30, 1913

$5.50 - BURIAL ALLOWANCE FOR HORATION MASON - JUNE 30, 1913


ALBERT ALLEN DIED AUGUST 3, 1895

LOUIS GWALTNEY DIED SEPTEMBER 30, 1895

JIM MASSENBURG DIED JULY 20, 1904

 

R. F. MOSS PAID FOR A COFFIN ON AUGUST 24, 1912

SAM RICKS PAID FOR A COFFIN ON 9-20-1928

 

MONDAY A. JENKINS WAS BURIED ON 10-18-1928

JOHN HILL WAS BURIED ON 12-20-1928

 

EDITH PARLAN PAID FOR A COFFIN ON 1-17-1929

HENRY NUNSUM PAID FOR A COFFIN ON 2-28-29

JIM GREEN PAID FOR A COFFIN ON 2-22-1929

 

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