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Franklin County Poor Farm
1870, 1880, & 1881
Benton Township, Benton
Franklin County, Illinois

Franklin County Poor Farm

1870 Federal Census

Benton Township, Franklin Co., Illinois

Name Age/Sex State Reason for commitment
BAIN, Isaac 25 m IL Pauper
CLAYTON, Alice H 11 F IL  
CLAYTON, Augustina 13 f IL  
CLAYTON, Commodore P 15 m IL Pauper
CLAYTON, Carroll 54 m KY Farmer
CLAYTON, Carroll F 5 m IL  
CLAYTON, Emily J 20 f IL Pauper
CLAYTON, George Ann 21 f KY  
CLAYTON, Melissa 9 f IL  
CLAYTON, Martha J 7 f IL  
CLAYTON, Nancy 43 f IL 1200/-- KH
ELEDGE, Eliza 30 f IL Pauper
LANCE, Albert 54 m IN Pauper
LANCE, Susan 64 f IL Pauper
MORRIS, Paul 79 m NY Pauper
MORRIS, Martha 70 f SC Pauper
PRINCE, John 17 m IL Pauper
SPAIN, John 18 m TN Pauper


Franklin County Poor Farm

1880 Federal Census

Benton Township, Franklin Co., Illinois

Name Age/Sex State Reason for commitment
HUTCHINS, George R 37 m TN TN TN keeper of poor farm
HUTCHINS, Sarah J w 32 F w TN SC SC kh
HUTCHINS, Laura E d 10 f IL  
HUTCHINS, William L s 7 m IL  
HUTCHINS, Robert F s 5 m IL  
HUTCHINS, Martha C d 3 f IL  
HUTCHINS, Minerva J d 1 f IL  
HUTCHINS, George W 22 m TN TN TN cousin
ARMSTRONG, Ann 44 f IL TN TN Pauper wid fitts insane
BAIN, Isaac 36 m IL Pauper
BREEDING, James H 22 m IL TN IL neph Farmer
BREEDING, Jemima E 25 f IL TN IL Paup
BREEDING, Marshall 1/12m3m IL UK IL Pauper
BREEDING, Wm A 22 f Apr IL -- IL Pauper
GOLLY, Nancy 5/12 f IL Pauper wid
GOLY, Ollie M   Jan IL -- IL Pauper
GREENE, Polly 65 f LA Pauper wid
GUNTER, Francis D 10 m IL TN TN neph
GUPTON, George 16 m IL Pauper insane
HATCHITT, Nancy 66 f IL Pauper wid
HICKS, Druzilla 24 f IL Pauper insane
HURST, Mary 62 f NY Pauper wid
McNEAL, Jackson 18 m IL Pauper blind
McNEAL, Angeline 21 f IL Pauper blind
MOORE, Fannie     Pauper
REA, Sarah 24 f IL Pauper wid fitts
SINKS, Louisa C 36 f NC Pauper wid Maimd, Cripp, Bedri
SULLIVAN, Elizabeth 65 f AL Pauper wid
(UNKNOWN) Charlie 22 m IL Pauper Idiotic


Franklin County Poor Farm

18 Aug 1881 POOR FARM NEWS
Franklin Chronicle, Benton, IL

Benton Township, Franklin Co., Illinois
submitted by Jeana Gallagher

Name Age Reason for commitment
BAIN, William I 39 yrs idiot
FROST, John 59 yrs hemorrhage of the bladder
GUPTON, G 20 yrs incurably insane
HATCHETT, Mrs 66 yrs old age
HILLEN, Samuel 57 yrs fits
HUGHES, Mrs 65 yrs old age
HURST, Mrs 65 yrs old age & unable to work
McNEAL, Angeline 23 yrs partly blind
McNEAL, John 21 yrs sore eyes
MOORE, Ann Eliza 49 yrs fits
REA, Sarah 25 yrs fits
SULLIVAN, Mrs Elizabeth 65 yrs blind
SAVAGE, Maria 30 yrs poor & friendless
SAVAGE, George   s/o Maria
WHITE, Ira 10 months s/o Mahulda
WHITE, Mahulda H 33 yrs consumption
(UNKNOWN), Charley about 18 yrs idiot


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