Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Overseer of the Poor

This page of the ledger shows that Lake County had an "Overseer of the Poor" in 1846.

2018-6-13. DayB1840 154, 155
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Image courtesy of the Hobart Historical Society.

I have no clue what relation the ledger-writer had to that office — that is, why money passed through his hands and got recorded in this ledger.

The only place I can find Joseph Haydon (who boarded this sick and penniless person) is in an 1854 record of marriage to Maria Phebe Green, in Lake County.

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