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POORHOUSE HISTORY by state
 

Caption: The Kent County Almshouse, West View
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HISTORY:
The following is an excerpt from a U.S. Government REPORT 
summarizing various state poor laws in 1904. .
Click on the link above for more information.

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LOCAL NOTES:

 

From

History of the Afro-American Group of the Episcopal Church:
Electronic Edition
Bragg, George F. (George Freeman), 1863-1940

we find a story about a very early poorhouse in Talbot County  


We recently found this story about poorhouse history in Frederick County:
How Revolutionary Soldiers Guarding "Conventioners" (or Prisoners of War) Came to be Housed in the Poorhouse at Frederick, Maryland  

Comments from local history buffs with further information about this poorhouse and/or this incident will be welcomed!                                                                                 PHL

The following entry can be found in the book The Jacob Engelbrecht Death Ledger of Frederick County, Maryland 1820-1890 1995 ISBN # 0-9642239-1-0. 8 " x 11" laminated 359 pages. Published by Paw Prints, Inc. Compiled by Edith Eader and Trudie Davis-Long. (Click for information about where to obtain this book.)
     "HINKEL, Mrs, May 9 1870, Age:60, wife of Geo (Keeper of Almshouse)"  

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NOTES FROM READERS:

"Selby P(arker) Truitt, the keeper of the Worcester County MD Poorhouse as listed in the 1850 Federal census is my great-grandfather, the father of my paternal grandmother. He was born 22 Sept 1821 and died 12 June 1891. He was single at the time the census was taken, He first married on 15 Oct 1850."  
     John T. P. Dryden   johntpdryden@prodigy.net 


"I was wondering, if you had any information on the Bellevue Alms house, in Washington Co. Md. My husbands Gr. Gr. Gr. grandfather was there. The information I have ,said he was a pauper, I would like to know the years it was there, and where I might be able to obtain records."
Best regards, Deb  dotyan@webtv.net 

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LINKS:

Tour the Baltimore County Almshouse (Photos)
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RECORDS:

In the GenWeb transcription of the Dorchester County, MD 1790 Federal Census
The County Poorhouse is listed as follows: 
Page 55 Line 37 
Poorhouse P. Beaston, overseer 
Males age 16 & up -- 5 
Males under age 16 -- 6 
Females -- 12 
Other -- 0 
Slaves -- 2


to find direction to locate the following, go to http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/refserv/comsort/html/seriesa.html 

(Almshouse Accounts)
DORCHESTER COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, 1876-1902, C683
QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY TRUSTEES OF THE POOR, 1828-1891, C1342

(Almshouse Minute Book)
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY TRUSTEES OF THE POOR, 1820-1871, CM950

(Almshouse Papers)
CARROLL COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, C2133
ST. MARY'S COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, 1848-1922, C1514
ST. MARY'S COUNTY LEVY COURT, 1815-1834, C1513

(Almshouse Register)
TALBOT COUNTY TRUSTEES OF THE POOR, 1847-1896, C1824

(Almshouse and Pension Papers)
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS,1852-1884, C1154
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY LEVY COURT, 1820–1842, C1153


County Agency Series Listing at the Maryland State Archives
http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/refserv/coagser/fr/html/fr0854.html 
FREDERICK COUNTY TRUSTEES OF THE POOR 
(Proceedings)
MSA C854

Dates: 1822-1838
Description: *
Accession No.: 19,461-1
MSA No.: C 854-1
Location: 1/55/14/32

Dates: 1838-1845
Description: *
Accession No.: 19,462
MSA No.: C 854-2
Location: 1/55/14/32

FREDERICK COUNTY TRUSTEES OF THE POOR 
(Accounts)
MSA C744

Dates: 1826-1830
Description: *
Accession No.: 19,461-2
MSA No.: C 744-1
Location: 1/55/14/32


List of Residents of Worcester County Poorhouse from 1850 Census  

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CEMETERIES:

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We are hoping to build this base of information about poorhouses in MARYLAND 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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