COUNTY POOR HOUSE RESIDENTS FOR 1870

NY State Census Bureau

Town of Pamelia, Jefferson Co., NY




The Poor House at Pamelia, Jefferson Co., in 1875 was set up to be a producing agricultural farm. H. C. Strong, age 72, born Oneida Co., was the head of the farming operation, with his wife, Sarah A, age 60. Daughters Mary E. Strong, age 30 and Josephine, age 14, an adopted daughter, were also living on the farm. Sarah was born in Rensselaer County and the girls were born in Jefferson. The Pamelia location was not far from Watertown, New York, perhaps farther out into the county than it would be now based on the growth of Watertown. Anyone who has access to the State Library in Albany, NY, may look at the certificates of admission to the facility on microfilm at the library, which does not loan the material to outside institutions. It is not known where patients were buried who died at the Poor House, so these census records may be the only key to where some ancestors were living in their later years.

When reproducing this special census we have omitted the medical notations that were used at the time to describe some of the patients and their conditions. Not all of the residents were paupers or homeless; many of the aged residents had no families to turn to in their elder years and needed a place to live. There were a number of residents who suffered from a wide variety of medical conditions but because the diagnosis process in 1875 was sorely lacking in accuracy, those notations have been omitted in the census reproduced for the Jefferson County site.

A note about this list: the handwriting was very poor. Every attempt was made to determine the correct spelling of surnames, by comparison of census records in the area to the persons on the list as well as comparisons of surnames to previous Poorhouse records. This list of surnames appears to be spelled phonetically.

1870 Federal Census of Poorhouse Residents at Pamelia, Jefferson Co., NY:




NAMEAGEWHERE BORN
STRONG, HERMAN
Superintendent of Poor House
65NY
SMITH, SALLY65NY
EARL, POLLY67NY
WALTERS, JOHN60GERMANY
MORIS, GEORGE54GERMANY
ROUSE, WELLS45NY
COLDEN, EDWWARD80IRELAND
LYON, JAMES68IRELAND
WINNY, THOMAS38NY
MAYHEW, ADOLPHUS59CANADA
COLTON, LOVINA46NY
COLTON, WILLIAM10NY
STEVENS?, ELLEN68IRELAND
MANTHEN, NELLIE79IRELAND
TAYLOR, WILLIAM 65NY
FARR, SPENCER18NY
WHEELER, EDMOND71NY
__________, MARY M.62NY
CHANDLER, AMA69ENGLAND
IRISH, CATHERINE58IRELAND
ASH, CATHERINE60IRELAND
LAWTON, SARAH16NY
DENSO, JOSEPH71NY
RYAN, ELIZABETH58IRELAND
HAWLEY, PERSIS62NY
ANDERSON, MARY9NY
HUTCHINSON, HENRY64NY
NEDDO, JOSEPH70FRANCE
STEWART, ROSA14NY
SHAMPAGNE, FRANCIS68FRANCE
SNOW, E. W.51NY
JERROYREL, STEVEN54CANADA
DAVIS, JULIA52NY
MARSHALL, JULIA38CANADA
DAYMON, CHRISTOPHER45GERMANY
WRIGHT, NORAN or MORAN69CONNECTICUT
BOYER, ELISABETH4CANADA
FLOOD, SUSAN4NY
GRANGER, SUSAN38CANADA
HILLARD, JULIA48IRELAND
BELL, ADLINE38CANADA
GILL, EDWARD8NY
CLINE, GEORGE28NY
WASHINGTON, RACHEL40VIRGINIA
JOHNSON, JENNY29CANADA
STONE, ANDREW86NY
CATO, FRANCIS67FRANCE
HINDS, DANIEL53NY
SMITH, MERCER74SCOTLAND
DONA, SOPHIA56CANADA
VAN ALSTINE, JOHN80NY
RINDSY, SIMON64NY
PARKER, WILLIAM58IRELAND
PAYNE, MARIA30NY
ELIZA, EARNEST1NY
SMITH, JANE26CANADA
LAROCK, BENJAMIN53CANADA
SMITH, RICHARD2NY
ADAMS, SALLY65NY
JUNE, ELIZA58NY
WILLIMON, LUCY77NY
PETERSON, EMERLINE28CANADA
_________, WILLING N.?CANADA
SKINNER, THOMAS54IRELAND
CORNUTH, EBENEZER74NY
ARNOLD, PHEBE58NY
BRATON, JANE24CANADA
KENNEDY, JACOB68NY
PENNY, MARVIN35NY
PEOROT, DOMINA78FRANCE
COYER, FRANCIS73FRANCE
FREEMAN, MARY25CANADA
LIVERMORE, HARVEY18NY
BRINTON, HANNAH56CANADA
SHARFLY, ANGELINE28NY
_____, MARY J.8 MOS.NY
FREEMAN, LUCINDA1NY
GRIFFEN, MARY58IRELAND
VAN NELLON, MARIA4NY
VAN NELLON, MAY J.1NY
SMITH, FRANCIS36ENGLAND
JONES, JAMES J.20CANADA
JONES, MAY1NY
PORTER, FLORRENTINE81NY
SKINNER, HORAN70NY
MC SERNY, HANNAH37ENGLAND
MC SERNY, FREDRICK11NY
MC SERNY, MILES1NY
CORA, CARRY9NY
GRISWELLD, NATHANIEL65NY
DAY, JOHN60VERMONT
ARNOLD, WILLIAM65NY
GOODWIN, MARY55NY
HALWY or HAWLEY, ELLEN23CANADA
LANDON, ANN66ENGLAND
JENKINGS, REBECCA25CANADA
JENKINGS, WALTER2 MOSNY
WRIGHT, AURILLIA32NY
WRIGHT, MARIA1NY
BAKER, KENNY8NY
GHOSEN, B. M.50IRELAND
MCGEARY, REI____70ENGLAND
SHED, SYLVESTER60NY
CLARK, DAVID61NY
MARLO, ANN35IRELAND
MC MON, RUTH31CANADA
MC MON, MARIE E.2CANADA
CRAWFORD, MARY H.26CANADA
RUBIA, JOHN C.
Warden of the Asylum
30NY
RUBIA, MARGRT26IRELAND
RUBIA, FREDDY2NY
SEXTON, LOVINA36NY
ANTHONY, JOSIAH78NY
LOOMIS, ZEDIN60NY
FRAZUR, HATTIE50NY
REIZA, WILLIAM44NY
CROMWELL, LANY61NY
HOLLAND, JULIA51IRELAND
HELA, CYNTHIA48NY
JONES, PHILLIP40NY
SHAVER, MARY80NY
ADAMS, LUELLA?60NY
WILCOX, ADLINE39NY
TOWNSEND, ROSWELL42NY
LACOR, CYNTHA52NY
BURNETT, JOHN P.35NY
COOPER, LIDIA40NY
WINVONEL, ELLEN51IRELAND
WHITTEN, POLLY38NY
CARLTON, CATHRINE50IRELAND
WOODRUFF, JULIA50NY
CLARK, CHARLOTT43NY
ROCKWOOD, JANE25NY
WOODS, SYNTHA43NY
DAVIS, WILLIAM63NY
SMITH, GEO. W.61NY
HALL, PHILENIA88NY
STANDES, POLLY68NY
RICE, MARY54NY
LAHMEL, MARY68?IRELAND
SCOTT, JANE23NY
MCGIVE, BIDELY71IRELAND
CARNNEL, CHESTER28NY
SEXTON, CYNTHA65NY
CLARK, DOLLY A.44NY
GILLIT, J.50NY
MERRILL, LUCRECIA56NY
COOLY, DORWIN18NY
SHERMAN, LUCINDA65NY
BROWN, JUSTIN30NY
POST, MARY35NY
VISGAL, MARY A.30NY
LAWTON, ELIZA20NY
GRENDINE, TIMOTHY44NY
THOMAS, ANNA38CANADA
PHIPIN, W. R.28NY
BARROTT, EBENEZER35NY
COLDON, MARY35NY
SOMEBODY, JENNY50NY
WILCOX, JEROME30NY
LOVIWELL, SOPHRONAH32NY
NOVELS, LUCINDA23CANADA
FULLER, ESTER58NY
ZOLLER, LAWRENCE68GERMANY
FARREL, MARGERT99NY
COOK, ELIZABETH28NY
LAVONCHIR, FREDERICK52CANADA
PARHAM, DAVID35NY
NELLIS, SARAH26NY
ABERNETHY, ROBERT73NY
REU, TIMOTHY50IRELAND
DIKSON, HANNIBLE60NY
HOCUM, SALLY45NY
CUSNO, JOHN58NY
MCREY, MAY A.43GERMANY
DUNWORTH, MAY34IRELAND
LEY____, WILLIAM48NY
MARION, WILLIAM38NY
HOSSINGTON, A. B.55IRELAND
DENSMORE, NANCY60NY
HORNELSON, NANCY52NY
GRANGER, ANTHONY60ENGLAND


Information abstracted and contributed by volunteer M. Sapienza. © 2016. Marilyn also wrote the introduction.



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