NY State Census Bureau

Town of Pamelia, Jefferson Co., NY


1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1875, 1880

The Poor House at Pamelia, Jefferson Co., in 1875 was set up to be a producing agricultural farm. H. C. Strong, age 72orn 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.


NameAgeBorn inNote
WALTER, JOHN66Germanysingle
COLNON, EDWARD 88 Ireland single
WIMMER, THOMAS 40 Jefferson single
COLTON, LOVINA 51 Jefferson married
MANSIERO, NELLIE 82 Ireland widow
STEPHENS, ELLEN 73 Ireland widow
WHEELER, EDMUND 75 Jefferson married
WHEELER, MARY M. 64 Jefferson married
LAWTON / LANTON, SARAH E. 16 Jefferson single
NASH, KATE 65 Ireland widow
JANNEY, ROSA 16 Jefferson single
PENNY, MARVIN 36 Jefferson single
CHAMPAGNE, FRANCES 75 Canada single
GEROY, STEPHEN 65 unknown single
STONE, ANDREW 89 Scotland single
PARKER, WILLIAM 71 Ireland single
COYER, FRANCES 68 Canada single (male)
PEROT, DOMINIE  Canada single
SCOTT, ESTHER, 58  Washington Co.single
BRIDGET, RHIEL 65 Ireland single
CARLEY, ANGELINE 65 Jefferson widow
WILIAMS, LUCY  Jefferson widow
COOPER, LYDIA 46 Jefferson widow
FRASIER, HATTIE 52 Jefferson widow
PARKER?, DAVID 42 Jefferson widower
BEDFORD, DUANE? 28 Jefferson widower
HILLIARD, JUHA / JULIA 58 Jefferson widow
CRAWFORD, WHEELER 70 Oneida now married
CRAWFORD, JANE 33 Ireland now married
CRAWFORD, MARY 13 Jefferson single
CRAWFORD, WILLIA / WILLIE 8 Jefferson single (male)
CRAWFORD, SUSAN 3 Jefferson single
SNYDER, WILLIAM 15 Jefferson single
NORTON, HENRY 65 Jefferson widower
NORTON, ELBERT 4 Jefferson single
NORTON, MARTHA 3 Jefferson single
NORTON, FANNY 28 China single
CASTER / CARTER, SUSAN M. 29 Jefferson single
McCORTIE, CHARLES 3 Jefferson single
STEPHENS, LUCINDA 68 unknown widow
PACKER, WILLIAM 65 unknown nfi
DOYLE, MARY A. 80 Ireland widow
MCLEANE, CATHARINE 34 Canada widow
LYTTLEFIELD, ELLEN 56 Jefferson single
PARKER, JULIA A. 65 Jefferson now married
PARKER, MARM____ 24 Jefferson single
PARKER, JAMES 15 Jefferson single
SHIMSUS, JOHN 62 Ireland widower
GARDNER, ALICE 18 Jefferson single
BARNEY, EUNICE 62 Jefferson single
HIGGINS, MARGARET 67 Ireland widow
MANAHAN, MICHAEL 71 England widower
MARRIETT, THOMAS 71. England now married
PARRISH, VAN RENSALER R. 58 Jefferson now married
EASTMAN, CHARLES 58 Jefferson now married
STEWART, JANE 21 Canada single
STEWART, WILLIE 1 Jefferson single
GORTMAN / GORDINER, LUCY  Jefferson single
SAMUELS, SARAH 69 Connecticut single
KENEY / KINY?, JOHN 56 NY single
PARKER, GEORGE 28Canada now married
PARKER, MARIA 30 Oswego now married
GARDNER, ERTIE1 Jefferson single (male)
STALEY, ADOLINE 22 Jefferson single
KETTLES, ELIZA 36 Canada single
GARDNER, JULIA 23 Jefferson single
BOOTH, EDWARD 54 England single
MCCARTY, HENRY 50 Ireland single
SMITH, ALFRED 38 England single
BECKWITH, ADELIA 25 Jefferson single
FIELDS, REUBEN 75 Orleans, NY single
BUTLER, MAUD 1 Jefferson single
CONROY, SAMUEL 65 Ireland single
ODONELL, EDWARD 28 Ireland single
BUDD, SAMUEL A. 75 Jefferson widower
BECKWITH, NELLIE 6 mos Jefferson single
HARRIS, CAROLINE 35 Jefferson now married
EDWARDS, MARY 46. Jefferson single
DONEY, SOPHIA 75 Ireland widow
FORREST, WILLIAM 40 Scotland single
CLARK, RIDGETT 22 Jefferson single
MC FHIRE?, ANN 68 Canada single
CLARK, FLORENCE 3 mos. Jefferson single
BAKER, RACHEL 24 Canada now widowed
COWLEY, JAMES 57 Ireland now widowed
STONE, LIZZIE 17 b America single
OSBORN, ELEAZER 62 Jefferson 
JOHNSON, MARIE 2 mos. Jefferson single
MCGREW, MICHAEL 65 Ireland single
STALEY, JAMES 1 Jefferson single
KLOCK, DAVID 65 Herkimer Co single
38 Jeffersonnow married
37 Jefferson now married
MYRICK, MERTON A. 9 Jefferson single
MCKEE, MRS. D. 55 Jefferson now married
BRADLEY, KATE 32 Ireland single
MCGUIRE, IDDIE70 Ireland now widowed
ARMSTRONG, MARY T. 30 Jefferson single
KELLEY, RIDGETT 55 Canada single
FULLER, ESTHER 40 Jefferson single
SHIMOS, EVELINE 52 Jefferson single
GLISKY, MARY 30Jefferson single
COLLAHAN, MARY J.32 Jefferson single
SCOTT, JANE40 Canadasingle
HALLERIN, JULIE 38 Ireland single
CLARK, CHARLOTTE 45 Jefferson single
SAXTON, LAVINA 50 Jefferson single
CORNWALL, LANA 70? Herkimer now widowed
LAHIVE, MERCY 80 Ireland now widowed
MERRILL, LUCRETIA 55 Jefferson single
CARLIN, KATE 60 Ireland now widowed
CAMPBELL, SUSAN 70 Jefferson now married
COLNAN, MARY 45 Ireland single
ROCKWOOD, JANE 35 Jefferson single
NELLIS, SARAH 32 Jefferson single
HAWN, ELLEN 40 Herkimer single
RICHMOR, ELISABETH 40 Germany now married
POST, MARY 35 Jefferson now married
PAYNE, LUCY A. 80Herkimer now widowed
GRIFFIN, MARY 65Ireland single
MCMICHAEL, JANE 32 Ireland single
SMITH, ELLEN 50 Jefferson now married
TOWNSEND, ROSILLA 40 Jefferson single
ADAMS, LYDIA 70 Jefferson now widowed
SHAVER, MARY 30 Jefferson single
WINCHMAN?, ELLEN 50Jefferson now widowed
STANDISH, POLLY 80 NY now widowed
JONES, HANNAH 28 Jefferson single
LARKIN, ELIZA 28 Jefferson single
WOODS, CYNTHIA 57 Jefferson now widowed
ALLEN, MARY J. 44 Jefferson now married
CONKLING, LENA 50 Jefferson now widowed
DAVIS, WILLIAM 69 PA now widowed -DOCTOR
COOLEY, DARWIN 24 Jefferson single
ABERNATHY, ROBERT 70 Scotland now widowed
BURNETT, JOHN 38 Jefferson single
ANTHONY, JOSIAH 86 NY now widowed
BRADY, JAMES 50 Ireland single
WHITE, NICHOLAS 55 Ireland now married
MCCUE, TIMOTHY 68 Ireland now widowed
GURNSEY, WILLIAM 35 Jefferson single
SMITH, GEORGE 40 Jefferson single
RICH, HORACE 36 Jefferson single
GRISWELL / GRISWOLD, ABBY 38 Jefferson single
FAY, RIDGET 50 Jefferson now married
LUTHER, MARY J. 46 Lewis Co. single
CAMPBELL, CHESTER 32 Jefferson single
STEPHENS, HERMAN 23 Jefferson single
BLINO?, RENEL 28 St. Lawrence singl (male)e
NEGRAS, GEORGE S. 58 Jefferson single
ROUSE, WELLS 45 Jefferson single
PERIGO, ABIE 85 Madison Co. single (female)
PERIGO, ERASTUS 50 Madison single

Information abstracted and contributed by volunteer M. Sapienza. © 2015. Marilyn also wrote the introduction.

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