COUNTY POOR HOUSE RESIDENTS FOR 1880

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.


1880 FEDERAL CENSUS at PAMELIA, JEFF. CO., NY
INSANE/POOR HOUSE RECORD

NAMEAGES,M,W WHERE BORNFATHER BORNMOTHER BORN
MERRICK, A.R.
KEEPER OF ASYLUM
43MNYNYNY
MERRICK, LUCINDA A.
KEEPER OF ASYLUM
42MNYNYNY
MERRICK, WESTON A.11SNYNYNY
GIBBS, HELLEN
ASYLUM ATTEND.
38SNYNYNY
WALTERS, JOHN74SGERMANYGERMANYGERMANY
PENNY, MARVIN60SNYNYNY
ROUSE, W.55SNYNYNY
MANSIAN, ELEN85WIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
WHITE, NICHOLAS50MIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
GUERNSEY, WILLIAM50SNYNYNY
FRASIER, HARRIET60SNYNYNY
CORNWELL, LANA75 NYNYNY
HALERAN, JULIA48SIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
STANDISH, POLLY80WN. HAMP.N. HAMP.N. HAMP.
JONES, PHILLIP56SNYNYNY
ADAMS, LYDIA80WNYNYNY
WOODS, CYNTHA60MNYNYNY
TOWNSEND, ROSILLA50SNYNYNY
BURNETT, JOHN50SNYNYNY
COOPER, LYDIA55SNYNYNY
WINDMAN, ELLEN50WIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
CARLAN, CATHERINE66WIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
CLARK, SHARLOT60SNYNYNY
ROCKWOOD, JANE50SNYNYNY
SCOTT, JANE50SCANADACANADACANADA
POST, MARY41MNYNYNY
HAWN, PHILENA45SNYNYNY
MERRIL, LUCRETIA60SNYNYNY
COOLY, DARWIN28SNYNYNY
ALLEN, MARY46MNYNYNY
VISGAR, MARY36MNYNYNY
THAMAT, EMELINE40MNYNYNY
CADAN, MARY40SIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
McNICHOL, JANE37SIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
PARHAM, DAVID55SNYNYNY
NELLIS, SARAH36SNYNYNY
GRIFFIN, MARY65SIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
KELLY, BRIDGET60SIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
McGUIRE, BIDDIE75WIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
COLLAHAN, LYDIA35SIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
BRADLEY, KATE41SIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
HALLY, ELLEN45SIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
BARNEY, ENNIS60SNYNYNY
RICHNOS, ELLEN54MGERMANYGERMANYGERMANY
LANGDON, SARAH60WNOVA SCOTIANOVA SCOTIANOVA SCOTIA
MITCHEL, DAVID45SNY  
WAFUL, SARAH A.63SNY  
COMINS, MARY JANE33SIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
SMITH, HELEN39MNYNYNY
JONES, HANNAH43SNYNYNY
LUTHER, MARY J.51SNYNYNY
FAY, BRIDGET56MIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
LEE, WALLACE35SNYNYNY
STREETER, LYMAN69MNYNYNY
WAUGH, EMILY57MCANADACANADACANADA
GORDY, TIMOTHY43MIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
GOODALL, NICHOLAS29SENGLANDENGLANDENGLAND
SWARTOUT, ANGELINA60MNYNYNY
SMITH, GEO.45SNYNYNY
ANGEL, ADALINE50WNYNYNY
WILCOX, EVELINE55MNYNYNY
SHELDON, ABIGAL60SNYNYNY
POORHOUSE NEXT:     
MANSIAN, ELLEN85WIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
WINNES, THOMAS50SNYNYNY
DAVIS, WILLIAM70SNYNYNY
NASH, CATHERINE60WIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
SAXTON, LAVINA58SNYNYNY
JEROY, STEPHEN53SNYNYNY
GLEESON, BRIDGET61SCANADACANADACANADA
STONE, ANDREW98WSCOTLANDSCOTLANDSCOTLAND
SHAMPAGNE, F.85SFRANCEFRANCEFRANCE
McGRATH, MICHEL65WIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
LAMTON, SARAH38SNYNYNY
JOLES, JULIA74SN. HAMP.N. HAMP. N. HAMP.
STEPHINSON, LUCY68WMASS.MASS.MASS.
KLOCK, DAVID64SCANADACANADACANADA
PARKER, WILLIAM66WENGLANDENGLANDENGLAND
PARKER, JAMES19SNYENGLANDENGLAND
PARKER, JENNIE25MNYENGLANDENGLAND
BEDFORD, DUANE39MCANADACANADACANADA
CARLY, ALMESA42MCANADACANADACANADA
McCARTHY, HENRY48SIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
DOYLE, MARY ANN80WIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
MANAHAN, MICHAL64WIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
CAMPBELL, PHELIX67SNYNYNY
DANG, SOPHIA63MCANADACANADACANADA
MARRIATT, THOMAS69WENGLANDENGLANDENGLAND
STEVENS, MATILDA40MCANADACANADACANADA
KING, JOHN65WNYNYNY
SANNDERS, SARAH 68WNYNYNY
CONROY, SAMUEL64WIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
FRY, JANE47SNYNYNY
HAYNES, NICHOLAS61MENGLANDENGLANDENGLAND
KLINE, GEO.32SCANADACANADACANADA
PETRIE, CHARLES29SNYNYNY
BUTTER, NICHOLAL67SIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
KINGLSEY, HENRY45SCANADACANADACANADA
RYAN, ANNA24SNYNYNY
SNOW, EYRA W.70SVERMONTVERMONTVERMONT
CHRYS, CATHERINE31SNYNYNY
WEST, JAMES63SIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
BOYD, WILLIAM88MIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
PFISTER, HENRY58WGERMANYGERMANYGERMANY
GREENY, PETER62MCANADACANADACANADA
GREENY, MARY42MNYNYNY
MORRISON, JOHN66MIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
PRATT, GUSTAVA49MNYNYNY
SCOTT, GEO.74SNYNYNY
CARPENTER, JOHN86WNYNYNY
BURNETT, WILLIAM62WIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
PACKARD, ELIZABETH70WNYNYNY
WORMWORTH, HANNA24WOHIOOHIOOHIO
WORMWORTH, ETHEL1SNYOHIOOHIO
LEONARD, VICTORIA(Black)29MPENN.PENN.PENN.
LEONARD, WELMONT(Black)1SNYPENN.PENN.
RODERICK, JESSIE77WCANADACANADACANADA
TUCKER, DORCUS22SNYNYNY
ENOS, ADRION18SNYNYNY
SECOR, ELIZABETH27MENGLANDENGLANDENGLAND
TISDAL, GEO L.5 MO.SNYENGLANDENGLAND
SMITH, ANDREW26SCANADACANADACANADA
FRASER, WILLIAM28SSCOTLANDSCOTLANDSCOTLAND
DOLAN, BRIDGET24MIRELANDIRELANDIRELAND
DOLAN, PATRICK7 MO.SNYIRELANDIRELAND

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


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