County Record Book D Page 479 -- H.E. Singleton receives $60 for keeping
pauper Grace Rose and child for the quarter ending the 4th Monday of April 1872.
Also on Page 479: James H. Pendleton receives $15 for keeping Delia Green,
On Page 480 -- John H. Moses and wife are declared
paupers and receive $60 for their care and support. On Page 482 -- April 22,
1872, Pendleton receives another $15 for keeping pauper Delia Green.
Record Book D Page 120 -- Oct. 20, 1868 -- Thomas Owen, pauper
…"at this day the court makes an allowance of twentyfive
dollars to said Owen for three months, and clerk to issue script for same."
Records show in Jan. 25, 1869, Owen and Russell Brook each received $15 as
paupers. Each received $15 on April 27, 1869, and the same amount in July 1869.
Owen received $30 as a pauper on April 23, 1870.
Page 485 of Book D, Robert Blackwood, pauper, receives $35 for his support
during the next three months. An entry on the same page shows S.A. Alred
"agrees .... to support and clothe" Blackwood. At the time of the 1870
federal census for Pope County Solomon A. Alred (age 48, born in Tennessee) and
his family were living in Illinois
Township. Blackwood (27 years old, born in North Carolina) was listed in the
home of Robert Whitesides in Galley Rock Township.
On Page 486
of Book D -- John Moses and his wife, Jane, paupers, received $60 for the
quarter to end July 22, 1872. On the same page is an entry showing Newton
Adkisson agrees to take care of Moses and his wife. The 1870 Pope County census
shows Adkisson (age 39, born in Tennessee) and his family living in Dover
Township. John Moses (age 61, born in North Carolina) and his wife, Jane (born
in Tennessee), were living in North Fork Township.
Extracts From County Court Record Books
6, 1870 -- White, Petty and Holledger, $7.50, clothing furnished for paupers.
28, 1887 -- Nancy Petty declared a pauper and committed to the care and custody
of J.W. Hatley who has charge of the paupers of said county.
2, 1888 -- J.T. Bullock, county judge " ....the sheriff did offer the
paupers to the lowest bidder for the period of one year ...." [J.W. Hatley
was the low bidder at $6.80 per head per month.]
7, 1890 -- J.A.J. Vaughn bid $10 per head per month to keep the paupers.
5, 1891 -- J.H. Stelz receives $3.25 for taking Pear Hite, pauper,
to the poor house.