NOTES FROM READERS:
"Robert William Dampier (1839-1907), a Civil War veteran who lost his
left arm in the war, was Superintendent of the Darlington County, South
Carolina Poor Houses and Farm in 1880. The Poor Houses and Farm was located in
Darlington Township. Dampier lived on the premises with his wife and four
children." [Source: Family History; 1880 Darlington County S.C. Census (Supv.District
3, Census page 48, Enumeration District 32)] Suzanne Dampier McGathey email@example.com
"I was told my ggrandmother Lucretia
Owen Campbell died at the Anderson County, South Carolina
Poor House. The Old County Home was located near
the present day Civic Center. I was told there
are no records of who stayed there or who died
there prior to the 1900's. There is a small graveyard
and a marker for some of the people that died at
the Old County Homeafter 1900.The grave yard is near the Old County Home Site.
The Old County Home was turned in to an Anderson County storage building of
sorts. If anyone has any information regarding the people who were there prior
to 1900, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
.Thank You, Joe Campbell"
"My Grandfarther was in the Charleston County,
SC Poor House from 1930. When I contacted the state they said they used the
poorhouse records to heat their buildings during the War. That is going to
make it hard to find any records if it is true."
Jean Heffron Royal email@example.com
"I am looking for information about the Chester County, South
Carolina Poor House. It is rumored within the family that my ggrandfather,
Elledge or Eldridge Hall Land and his wife, Nancy Jane Thomas Land both died and
were buried there. It is believed to have been located just outside the town of
Chester. Any info is greatly appreciated."
L. Hull firstname.lastname@example.org