A Guide to the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts Overseer of the Poor Annual Reports and Checklists, 1800-1909 Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts Overseer of the Poor Annual Reports and Checklists APA 739

A Guide to the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts Overseer of the Poor Annual Reports and Checklists, 1800-1909

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number APA 739


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
APA 739
Title
A Guide to the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts Overseer of the Poor Annual Reports and Checklists, 1800-1909
Extent
18.75 (36 boxes)
Creator
Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928)
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Virginia. Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928). Overseer of the Poor Annual Reports and Checklists, 1800-1909. Accession APA 739, State government records collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Auditor of Public Accounts.


Biographical Information

In 1780 the Virginia General Assembly replaced the Anglican vestries and church wardens of the colonial period with elected bodies called Overseers of the Poor. The Overseers of the Poor made policy, levied taxes, distributed public money, and dealt with the underprivileged as they thought best. Some counties next hit build poor houses while others did not. The Overseers provided food, clothing, shelter, and medical treatment for the persons who were too poor to support themselves or too ill to provide for their basic needs. The Overseers took over the supervision of the poorhouses and workhouses built by the vestries and built new poorhouses and workhouses where they were needed. On 20 February 1829 the General Assembly passed an act requiring that the local clerks or agents responsible for the records of the Overseers of the Poor, or the President of the previous hitCounty next hit Board of the Overseers of the Poor, to report their proceedings annually to the auditor of public accounts. The reporting period was retroactive to 1 January 1800. On 14 March 1910 the General Assembly repealed the sections of the Code of Virginia that required that the reports be sent annually to the auditor of public accounts, and no more reports were submitted after 1909.

Scope and Content

The Overseer of the Poor Annual Reports and Checklists, 1800-1909, are housed in 36 boxes and are arranged alphabetically into two series. Series have been designated for Series I: Virginia Cities and previous hitCounties next hit and Series II: West Virginia Cities and previous hitCounties next hit. The Annual Reports and Checklists cover the years 1800-1864, 1871-1881, 1884-1907, and 1909.

The Annual Reports and Checklists include written reports and statistics on the number of poor whites and free blacks maintained at the public charge; the amount of poor rates levied annually for their support; the amount of donations for the use of the poor from individuals; number of poor maintained at poor or work houses with the annual expense of their maintenance; and sometimes minutes are included. Also noted are payments made for medical services, salaries of officers and clerks, midwives fees, and the building of coffins. Beginning in the late 1840s - early 1850s, more detailed information is included such as the names of the poor (white, free black, and slave), age, physical condition, length of time on assistance, reason for assistance needed, and morals. Reasons for the need of assistance ranged from being too old to work, health issues (blind, paralysis, tumors, rheumatism, consumption, deformities), mental illnesses, drug issues, children too young to work, single mothers with several children, and some were noted as just being 'lazy.' Sometimes notes are included if the person died, how they died and their death date. Of note, several previous hitcounties next hit wrote in-depth descriptions in their reports, such as Pittsylvania previous hitCounty next hit in Virginia and Hardy previous hitCounty next hit in West Virginia. Beginning in 1860 large oversize standard printed forms were provided and used by many of the previous hitcounties next hit, although several still created hand-written reports. The Overseer of the Poor Annual Reports and Checklists provides a wealth of information on the study of state and local social services, as well as providing genealogical information on a much under-represented group of people.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series I: Virginia Cities and previous hitCounties next hit, 1800-1909 Series II: West Virginia Cities and previous hitCounties next hit, 1800-1862

Contents List

Series I: Virginia, 1800-1909.
Boxes: 1-15; and 20-26; and 28-36
Extent: 30 boxes (15.75 cu. ft.).

The Virginia Cities and previous hitCounties next hit Series, 1800-1909, is housed in thirty boxes and arranged alphabetically by city or previous hitcounty next hit name. Included are written reports and statistics on the number of poor whites and free blacks maintained at the public charge; the amount of poor rates levied annually for their support; the amount of donations for the use of the poor from individuals; number of poor maintained at poor or work houses with the annual expense of their maintenance; and sometimes minutes are included. Also noted are payments made for medical services, salaries of officers and clerks, midwives fees, and the building of coffins. Beginning in the late 1840s - early 1850s, more detailed information is included such as the names of the poor (white, free black, and slave), age, physical condition, length of time on assistance, reason for assistance needed, and morals. Beginning in 1860 large oversize standard printed forms were provided and used by many of the previous hitcounties next hit, although several still created hand-written reports. Many of these printed forms were gathered and bound into nine ledgers, dating from 1877 to 1907. A ledger, Receipt account for Various previous hitCounties next hit, does not contain reports but rather just an administrative ledger noting if reports were received from the previous hitcounties next hit for the years 1846 to 1852.

Arranged alphabetically by city or previous hitcounty next hit name and then chronological. Oversize materials were separated and placed in oversize boxes though everything is listed in chronological order in the finding aid. Researchers should pay special attention to note the box numbers.

  • Box 1
    Folder 1
    Accomack previous hitCounty next hit, 1831-1847.
  • Box 1
    Folder 2
    Accomack previous hitCounty next hit, 1851-1865.
  • Box 20
    Folder 1
    Accomack previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1829, 1876-1877, 1879, 1881, 1909.
  • Box 1
    Folder 3
    Albemarle previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1849.
  • Box 20
    Folder 2
    Albemarle previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1851-1856.
  • Box 20
    Folder 3
    Albemarle previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860-1864, 1874, 1876, 1879-1880.
  • Box 1
    Folder 4
    Alexandria, 1849.
  • Box 20
    Folder 4
    Alexandria [oversize], 1851-1852.
  • Box 1
    Folder 5
    Alleghany previous hitCounty next hit, 1824-1849.
  • Box 1
    Folder 6
    Alleghany previous hitCounty next hit, 1851-1860.
  • Box 20
    Folder 5
    Alleghany previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1875-1879.
  • Box 1
    Folder 7
    Amelia previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1835, 1840-1845, 1851-1853, 1860, 1863.
  • Box 1
    Folder 8
    Amherst previous hitCounty next hit, 1829-1839, 1845-1849, 1851-1852.
  • Box 20
    Folder 6
    Amherst previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860, 1863.
  • Box 1
    Folder 9
    Appomattox previous hitCounty next hit, 1851.
  • Box 20
    Folder 7
    Appomattox previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1875, 1877.
  • Box 1
    Folder 10
    Augusta previous hitCounty next hit, 1835-1836, 1840-1845.
  • Box 20
    Folder 8
    Augusta previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1829, 1852-1859.
  • Box 20
    Folder 9
    Augusta previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860-1861, 1863-1864, 1874-1875, 1877, 1879.
  • Box 2
    Folder 1
    Bath previous hitCounty next hit, 1829-1851, 1875.
  • Box 21
    Folder 1
    Bath previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1874, 1876, 1878.
  • Box 2
    Folder 2
    Bedford previous hitCounty next hit, 1829-1851, 1860.
  • Box 21
    Folder 2
    Bedford previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1875-1876, 1879.
  • Box 21
    Folder 3
    Bland previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1863, 1875-1877, 1880.
  • Box 2
    Folder 3
    Botetourt previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1851, 1856.
  • Box 21
    Folder 4
    Botetourt previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1861, 1875-1876, 1880-1881.
  • Box 2
    Folder 4
    Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1852, 1860.
  • Box 21
    Folder 5
    Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1876-1881.
  • Box 21
    Folder 6
    Buchanan previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860-1861, 1863, 1876, 1878.
  • Box 2
    Folder 5
    Buckingham previous hitCounty next hit, 1831-1851, 1863.
  • Box 21
    Folder 7
    Buckingham previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1829, 1860, 1875, 1879.
  • Box 2
    Folder 6
    Campbell previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1852, 1859-1860.
  • Box 21
    Folder 8
    Campbell previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1862-1863.
  • Box 2
    Folder 7
    Caroline previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1856, 1860.
  • Box 21
    Folder 9
    Caroline previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1894.
  • Box 2
    Folder 8
    Carroll previous hitCounty next hit, 1843-1859.
  • Box 21
    Folder 10
    Carroll previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860-1861, 1863, 1879.
  • Box 3
    Folder 1
    Charles City previous hitCounty next hit, 1811-1845.
  • Box 21
    Folder 11
    Charles City previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1850-1861, 1877-1878.
  • Box 3
    Folder 2
    Charlotte previous hitCounty next hit, 1829-1849.
  • Box 3
    Folder 3
    Charlotte previous hitCounty next hit, 1851-1863.
  • Box 3
    Folder 4
    Chesterfield previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1849.
  • Box 3
    Folder 5
    Chesterfield previous hitCounty next hit, 1851-1864.
  • Box 21
    Folder 12
    Chesterfield previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1878-1880.
  • Box 3
    Folder 6
    Clarke previous hitCounty next hit, 1837-1852, 1876.
  • Box 21
    Folder 13
    Clarke previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860.
  • Box 3
    Folder 7
    Craig previous hitCounty next hit, 1851-1852, 1860.
  • Box 21
    Folder 14
    Craig previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1894, 1909.
  • Box 3
    Folder 8
    Culpeper previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1857, 1874-1875.
  • Box 21
    Folder 15
    Culpeper previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1876-1877, 1880-1881.
  • Box 3
    Folder 9
    Cumberland previous hitCounty next hit, 1829-1849.
  • Box 3
    Folder 10
    Cumberland previous hitCounty next hit, 1851-1860.
  • Box 3
    Folder 11
    Danville, 1859-1860.
  • Box 3
    Folder 12
    Dinwiddie previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1846.
  • Box 3
    Folder 13
    Dinwiddie previous hitCounty next hit, 1851-1860.
  • Box 22
    Folder 1
    Dinwiddie previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1871, 1879-1880.
  • Box 4
    Folder 1
    Elizabeth City previous hitCounty next hit, 1820-1860.
  • Box 22
    Folder 2
    Elizabeth City previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1876-1877, 1880.
  • Box 4
    Folder 2
    Essex previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1851.
  • Box 22
    Folder 3
    Essex previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860, 1876-1879.
  • Box 4
    Folder 3
    Fairfax previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1851.
  • Box 22
    Folder 4
    Fairfax previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860, 1871, 1873, 1875-1877.
  • Box 4
    Folder 4
    Fauquier previous hitCounty next hit, 1829-1851.
  • Box 22
    Folder 5
    Fauquier previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1874.
  • Box 4
    Folder 5
    Floyd previous hitCounty next hit, 1832-1849.
  • Box 4
    Folder 6
    Floyd previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1859.
  • Box 22
    Folder 6
    Floyd previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860, 1863-1864, 1872-1880.
  • Box 4
    Folder 7
    Fluvanna previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1860.
  • Box 22
    Folder 7
    Fluvanna previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1873-1876.
  • Box 4
    Folder 8
    Franklin previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1855.
  • Box 22
    Folder 8
    Franklin previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860-1861, 1871, 1873, 1875-1876.
  • Box 4
    Folder 9
    Frederick previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1853.
  • Box 22
    Folder 9
    Frederick previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1871-1875, 1877, 1881, 1894.
  • Box 4
    Folder 10
    Fredericksburg, 1830-1853.
  • Box 22
    Folder 10
    Fredericksburg [oversize], 1860.
  • Box 4
    Folder 11
    Giles previous hitCounty next hit, 1806-1849.
  • Box 4
    Folder 12
    Giles previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1859.
  • Box 22
    Folder 11
    Giles previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860-1861.
  • Box 5
    Folder 1
    Gloucester previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1851.
  • Box 22
    Folder 12
    Gloucester previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860.
  • Box 5
    Folder 2
    Goochland previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1861, 1863.
  • Box 5
    Folder 3
    Grayson previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1864.
  • Box 22
    Folder 13
    Grayson previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860, 1876, 1878-1881.
  • Box 5
    Folder 4
    Greene previous hitCounty next hit, 1838-1860.
  • Box 5
    Folder 5
    Greensville previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1849.
  • Box 5
    Folder 6
    Greensville previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1861.
  • Box 5
    Folder 7
    Halifax previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1850, 1860.
  • Box 22
    Folder 14
    Halifax previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1851-1853, 1876, 1879.
  • Box 5
    Folder 8
    Hanover previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1849.
  • Box 5
    Folder 9
    Hanover previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1860, 1864.
  • Box 5
    Folder 10
    Henrico previous hitCounty next hit, 1839-1850, 1855-1860.
  • Box 22
    Folder 15
    Henrico previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1829, 1851-1855, 1861-1864.
  • Box 22
    Folder 16
    Henrico previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1875-1878, 1880.
  • Box 5
    Folder 11
    Henry previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1849.
  • Box 6
    Folder 1
    Henry previous hitCounty next hit, 1851-1860.
  • Box 22
    Folder 17
    Henry previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1861, 1875.
  • Box 6
    Folder 2
    Highland previous hitCounty next hit, 1847-1857.
  • Box 22
    Folder 18
    Highland previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1876, 1881.
  • Box 6
    Folder 3
    Isle of Wight previous hitCounty next hit, 1802-1849.
  • Box 6
    Folder 4
    Isle of Wight previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1857, 1860.
  • Box 23
    Folder 1
    Isle of Wight previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1859, 1877, 1879, 1880.
  • Box 6
    Folder 5
    James City previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1860.
  • Box 6
    Folder 6
    King George previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1860.
  • Box 23
    Folder 2
    King George previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1861, 1877, 1879-1880.
  • Box 6
    Folder 7
    King and Queen previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1849.
  • Box 6
    Folder 8
    King and Queen previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1857, 1874-1875.
  • Box 23
    Folder 3
    King and Queen previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1859-1860, 1876-1878, 1880, 1894.
  • Box 6
    Folder 9
    King William previous hitCounty next hit, 1815-1849.
  • Box 6
    Folder 10
    King William previous hitCounty next hit, 1851-1864.
  • Box 6
    Folder 11
    Lancaster previous hitCounty next hit, 1816-1835.
  • Box 23
    Folder 4
    Lancaster previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1851-1861, 1877-1878, 1909.
  • Box 7
    Folder 1
    previous hitLee next hit previous hitCounty next hit, 1812-1847, 1860.
  • Box 23
    Folder 5
    previous hitLee next hit previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1880.
  • Box 7
    Folder 2
    Loudoun previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1853.
  • Box 23
    Folder 6
    Loudoun previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1876-1877.
  • Box 7
    Folder 3
    Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1849.
  • Box 7
    Folder 4
    Louisa previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1860.
  • Box 23
    Folder 7
    Louisa previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1852, 1859, 1861, 1863.
  • Box 7
    Folder 5
    Lunenburg previous hitCounty next hit, 1812-1849.
  • Box 7
    Folder 6
    Lunenburg previous hitCounty next hit, 1851-1859.
  • Box 23
    Folder 8
    Lunenburg previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1861, 1863, 1876-1878, 1880-1881, 1909.
  • Box 23
    Folder 9
    Lynchburg [oversize], 1800-1829.
  • Box 7
    Folder 7
    Lynchburg City, 1830-1856.
  • Box 7
    Folder 8
    Madison previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1851.
  • Box 23
    Folder 10
    Madison previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860, 1876.
  • Box 8
    Folder 1
    Mathews previous hitCounty next hit, 1816-1857.
  • Box 23
    Folder 11
    Mathews previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860, 1876.
  • Box 23
    Folder 12
    Mecklenburg previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1800-1829, 1852, 1853, 1876, 1879-1881, 1884.
  • Box 8
    Folder 2
    Mecklenburg previous hitCounty next hit, 1840-1851, 1854, 1862-1864.
  • Box 8
    Folder 3
    Middlesex previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1852.
  • Box 23
    Folder 13
    Middlesex previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860.
  • Box 8
    Folder 4
    Montgomery previous hitCounty next hit, 1810-1856, 1861.
  • Box 23
    Folder 14
    Montgomery previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860, 1880.
  • Box 8
    Folder 5
    Nansemond previous hitCounty next hit, 1818-1849.
  • Box 8
    Folder 6
    Nansemond previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1860.
  • Box 23
    Folder 15
    Nansemond previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1876-1877, 1879-1881, 1909.
  • Box 8
    Folder 7
    Nelson previous hitCounty next hit, 1807-1849.
  • Box 8
    Folder 8
    Nelson previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1855.
  • Box 23
    Folder 16
    Nelson previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860.
  • Box 8
    Folder 9
    New Kent previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1841.
  • Box 23
    Folder 17
    New Kent previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1876.
  • Box 8
    Folder 10
    Norfolk City, 1842-1851.
  • Box 9
    Folder 1
    Norfolk previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1849.
  • Box 9
    Folder 2
    Norfolk previous hitCounty next hit, 1851-1860.
  • Box 23
    Folder 18
    Norfolk previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1853-1855, 1875, 1879.
  • Box 9
    Folder 3
    Northampton previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1849.
  • Box 9
    Folder 4
    Northampton previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1860.
  • Box 23
    Folder 19
    Northampton previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860, 1878.
  • Box 9
    Folder 5
    Northumberland previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1849.
  • Box 9
    Folder 6
    Northumberland previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1859.
  • Box 23
    Folder 20
    Northumberland previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1876, 1879, 1909.
  • Box 23
    Folder 21
    Nottoway previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1807-1829.
  • Box 9
    Folder 7
    Nottoway previous hitCounty next hit, 1830-1851.
  • Box 9
    Folder 8
    Orange previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1839.
  • Box 10
    Folder 1
    Orange previous hitCounty next hit, 1840-1851.
  • Box 10
    Folder 2
    Page previous hitCounty next hit, 1831-1853.
  • Box 24
    Folder 1
    Page previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1875.
  • Box 10
    Folder 3
    Patrick previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1858.
  • Box 24
    Folder 2
    Patrick previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1875-1876, 1880.
  • Box 10
    Folder 4
    Petersburg City, 1800-1854.
  • Box 10
    Folder 5
    Pittsylvania previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1849, 1851, 1855-1856.
  • Box 24
    Folder 3
    Pittsylvania previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1850, 1852-1855, 1858-1859, 1861, 1863.
  • Box 24
    Folder 4
    Portsmouth [oversize], 1876.
  • Box 10
    Folder 6
    Powhatan previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1849.
  • Box 10
    Folder 7
    Powhatan previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1864.
  • Box 24
    Folder 5
    Powhatan previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1874-1877.
  • Box 10
    Folder 8
    Prince Edward previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1849.
  • Box 10
    Folder 9
    Prince Edward previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1861, 1877.
  • Box 24
    Folder 6
    Prince Edward previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1863, 1875, 1877-1878.
  • Box 11
    Folder 1
    Prince George previous hitCounty next hit, 1830-1849.
  • Box 11
    Folder 2
    Prince George previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1851, 1858-1859, 1875 bond.
  • Box 24
    Folder 7
    Prince George previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1800-1829, 1857, 1860, 1863.
  • Box 24
    Folder 8
    Prince George previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1875, 1877-1881.
  • Box 11
    Folder 3
    Prince William previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1849.
  • Box 11
    Folder 4
    Prince William previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1860.
  • Box 24
    Folder 9
    Prince William previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1874, 1879.
  • Box 11
    Folder 5
    Princess Anne previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1849.
  • Box 11
    Folder 6
    Princess Anne previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1860.
  • Box 24
    Folder 10
    Princess Anne previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1859-1860, 1877, 1879.
  • Box 11
    Folder 7
    Pulaski previous hitCounty next hit, 1849-1852, 1859.
  • Box 24
    Folder 11
    Pulaski previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1875-1877, 1880, 1894.
  • Box 11
    Folder 8
    Rappahannock previous hitCounty next hit, 1834-1845.
  • Box 11
    Folder 9
    Rappahannock previous hitCounty next hit, 1851-1863.
  • Box 24
    Folder 12
    Rappahannock previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1880.
  • Box 11
    Folder 10
    Richmond City, 1818-1849.
  • Box 11
    Folder 11
    Richmond City, 1850-1854.
  • Box 24
    Folder 13
    Richmond City [oversize], 1851-1860, 1894.
  • Box 12
    Folder 1
    Richmond previous hitCounty next hit, 1830-1849.
  • Box 12
    Folder 2
    Richmond previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1859.
  • Box 24
    Folder 14
    Richmond previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1800-1829, 1864, 1875-1876, 1878, 1880, 1894.
  • Box 12
    Folder 3
    Roanoke previous hitCounty next hit, 1851-1852.
  • Box 24
    Folder 15
    Roanoke previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1876, 1878, 1880.
  • Box 12
    Folder 4
    Rockbridge previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1849.
  • Box 12
    Folder 5
    Rockbridge previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1860.
  • Box 25
    Folder 1
    Rockbridge previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1852-1854, 1858-1860, 1863-1864.
  • Box 25
    Folder 2
    Rockbridge previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1876-1881, 1894.
  • Box 12
    Folder 6
    Rockingham previous hitCounty next hit, 1830-1851.
  • Box 25
    Folder 3
    Rockingham previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1800-1829, 1838, 1875-1878, 1881.
  • Box 12
    Folder 7
    Russell previous hitCounty next hit, 1815-1848.
  • Box 12
    Folder 8
    Russell previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1860.
  • Box 25
    Folder 4
    Russell previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1864, 1875-1878.
  • Box 12
    Folder 9
    Scott previous hitCounty next hit, 1815-1849.
  • Box 12
    Folder 10
    Scott previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1860, 1874.
  • Box 25
    Folder 5
    Scott previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1863-1864, 1876-1879, 1881.
  • Box 25
    Folder 6
    Shenandoah previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1800-1829, 1872, 1875-1881.
  • Box 13
    Folder 1
    Shenandoah previous hitCounty next hit, 1830-1856, 1871.
  • Box 13
    Folder 2
    Smyth previous hitCounty next hit, 1832-1845.
  • Box 25
    Folder 7
    Smyth previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860, 1879.
  • Box 13
    Folder 3
    Southampton previous hitCounty next hit, 1825-1848.
  • Box 13
    Folder 4
    Southampton previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1860.
  • Box 25
    Folder 8
    Southampton previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1852-1853, 1863-1864, 1872, 1874-1877.
  • Box 13
    Folder 5
    Spotsylvania previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1849.
  • Box 13
    Folder 6
    Spotsylvania previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1860.
  • Box 25
    Folder 9
    Spotsylvania previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1871, 1875-1878.
  • Box 13
    Folder 7
    Stafford previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1860, 1874.
  • Box 13
    Folder 8
    Staunton, 1840-1861.
  • Box 13
    Folder 9
    Surry previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1849.
  • Box 13
    Folder 10
    Surry previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1864.
  • Box 26
    Folder 1
    Surry previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1861, 1871-1872, 1876-1880, 1901.
  • Box 14
    Folder 1
    Sussex previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1863.
  • Box 26
    Folder 2
    Sussex previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1871-1872, 1875-1881.
  • Box 14
    Folder 2
    Tazewell previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1859.
  • Box 26
    Folder 3
    Tazewell previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860.
  • Box 14
    Folder 3
    Warren previous hitCounty next hit, 1836-1849.
  • Box 14
    Folder 4
    Warren previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1860.
  • Box 26
    Folder 4
    Warren previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860, 1876-1877.
  • Box 14
    Folder 5
    Warwick previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1849.
  • Box 14
    Folder 6
    Warwick previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1860.
  • Box 14
    Folder 7
    Washington previous hitCounty next hit, 1812-1849.
  • Box 14
    Folder 8
    Washington previous hitCounty next hit, 1851-1858.
  • Box 26
    Folder 5
    Washington previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1876-1878, 1880.
  • Box 14
    Folder 9
    Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1848.
  • Box 14
    Folder 10
    Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1861.
  • Box 26
    Folder 6
    Westmoreland previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860, 1875-1878, 1880.
  • Box 14
    Folder 11
    Williamsburg City, 1821-1852.
  • Box 14
    Folder 12
    Winchester City, 1844-1851.
  • Box 26
    Folder 7
    Winchester City [oversize], 1859-1861.
  • Box 26
    Folder 8
    Wise previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1857, 1860, 1881, 1901.
  • Box 15
    Folder 1
    Wythe previous hitCounty next hit, 1818-1856.
  • Box 15
    Folder 2
    York previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1852.
  • Box 26
    Folder 9
    York previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860, 1876-1877, 1880.
  • Box 15
    Folder 4
    Reports, General, 1829-1830.
  • Box 15
    Folder 5
    Ledger, Receipt account for Various previous hitCounties next hit, 1846-1852.
  • Box 28
    Ledger, Various previous hitCounties next hit, 1877-1885.
  • Box 29
    Ledger, Various previous hitCounties next hit, 1884-1888.
  • Box 30
    Ledger, Various previous hitCounties next hit, 1888-1889.
  • Box 31
    Ledger, Various previous hitCounties next hit, 1890.
  • Box 32
    Ledger, Various previous hitCounties next hit, 1891-1892.
  • Box 33
    Ledger, Various previous hitCounties next hit, 1893.
  • Box 34
    Ledger, Various previous hitCounties next hit, 1895-1896.
  • Box 35
    Ledger, Various previous hitCounties next hit, 1897-1898.
  • Box 36
    Ledger, Various previous hitCounties next hit, 1899-1907.
Series II: West Virginia, 1800-1862.
Boxes: 15-19; and 26-27
Extent: 7 boxes (3.45 cu. ft.).

The West Virginia Series, 1800-1862, is housed in seven archival boxes and is arranged alphabetically by city or previous hitcounty next hit name. At the time the records were created the previous hitcounties next hit were part of Virginia, but since the state of West Virginia was created in 1861 the decision was made to maintain a separate series for West Virginia cities and previous hitcounties next hit. Included are written reports and statistics on the number of poor whites and free blacks maintained at the public charge; the amount of poor rates levied annually for their support; the amount of donations for the use of the poor from individuals; number of poor maintained at poor or work houses with the annual expense of their maintenance; and sometimes minutes are included. Also noted are payments made for medical services, salaries of officers and clerks, midwives fees, and the building of coffins. Beginning in the late 1840s - early 1850s, more detailed information is included such as the names of the poor (white, free black, and slave), age, physical condition, length of time on assistance, reason for assistance needed, and morals.

Arranged alphabetically by city or previous hitcounty next hit name and then chronological. Oversize materials were separated and placed in oversize boxes though everything is listed in chronological order in the finding aid. Researchers should pay special attention to note the box numbers.

  • Box 15
    Folder 6
    Barbour previous hitCounty next hit, 1843-1851.
  • Box 15
    Folder 7
    Berkeley previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1849.
  • Box 15
    Folder 8
    Berkeley previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1860.
  • Box 15
    Folder 9
    Boone previous hitCounty next hit, 1847-1851.
  • Box 26
    Folder 9
    Boone previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860.
  • Box 15
    Folder 10
    Braxton previous hitCounty next hit, 1846-1860.
  • Box 15
    Folder 11
    Brooke previous hitCounty next hit, 1808-1860.
  • Box 15
    Folder 12
    Cabell previous hitCounty next hit, 1814-1855.
  • Box 26
    Folder 10
    Calhoun previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1861.
  • Box 26
    Folder 11
    Clay previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860.
  • Box 16
    Folder 1
    Doddridge previous hitCounty next hit, 1846-1859.
  • Box 26
    Folder 12
    Doddridge previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1859-1860.
  • Box 16
    Folder 2
    Fayette previous hitCounty next hit, 1831-1852.
  • Box 26
    Folder 13
    Fayette previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860.
  • Box 16
    Folder 3
    Gilmer previous hitCounty next hit, 1845-1860.
  • Box 16
    Folder 4
    Greenbrier previous hitCounty next hit, 1830-1849.
  • Box 16
    Folder 5
    Greenbrier previous hitCounty next hit, 1851-1860.
  • Box 26
    Folder 14
    Greenbrier previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1800-1829, 1861.
  • Box 16
    Folder 6
    Hampshire previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1834, 1851-1852.
  • Box 27
    Folder 1
    Hampshire previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1852-1857.
  • Box 27
    Folder 2
    Hampshire previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1858-1861.
  • Box 16
    Folder 7
    Hancock previous hitCounty next hit, 1848-1856.
  • Box 27
    Folder 3
    Hancock previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860.
  • Box 16
    Folder 8
    Hardy previous hitCounty next hit, 1832-1848.
  • Box 16
    Folder 9
    Hardy previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1855.
  • Box 27
    Folder 4
    Hardy previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1800-1829, 1853-1856.
  • Box 27
    Folder 5
    Hardy previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1857-1861.
  • Box 16
    Folder 10
    Harrison previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1851.
  • Box 27
    Folder 6
    Harrison previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860.
  • Box 16
    Folder 11
    Jackson previous hitCounty next hit, 1832-1860.
  • Box 27
    Folder 7
    Jackson previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1861.
  • Box 17
    Folder 1
    Jefferson previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1849.
  • Box 17
    Folder 2
    Jefferson previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1860.
  • Box 17
    Folder 3
    Kanawha previous hitCounty next hit, 1821-1851.
  • Box 27
    Folder 8
    Kanawha previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860.
  • Box 17
    Folder 4
    Lewis previous hitCounty next hit, 1817-1852.
  • Box 27
    Folder 9
    Lewis previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860.
  • Box 17
    Folder 5
    Logan previous hitCounty next hit, 1827-1851.
  • Box 27
    Folder 10
    Logan previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860.
  • Box 17
    Folder 6
    Marion previous hitCounty next hit, 1851-1860.
  • Box 17
    Folder 7
    Marshall previous hitCounty next hit, 1840-1862.
  • Box 27
    Folder 11
    Marshall previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1861.
  • Box 17
    Folder 8
    Mason previous hitCounty next hit, 1805-1853.
  • Box 27
    Folder 12
    Mason previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1853-1861.
  • Box 17
    Folder 9
    Mercer previous hitCounty next hit, 1838-1851.
  • Box 27
    Folder 13
    Mercer previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860-1861.
  • Box 17
    Folder 10
    Monongalia previous hitCounty next hit, 1800-1849.
  • Box 17
    Folder 11
    Monongalia previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1859.
  • Box 27
    Folder 14
    Monongalia previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1851.
  • Box 18
    Folder 1
    Monroe previous hitCounty next hit, 1806-1859.
  • Box 27
    Folder 15
    Monroe previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1861-1864.
  • Box 18
    Folder 2
    Morgan previous hitCounty next hit, 1829-1849.
  • Box 18
    Folder 3
    Morgan previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1857.
  • Box 18
    Folder 4
    Nicholas previous hitCounty next hit, 1819-1851.
  • Box 18
    Folder 5
    Ohio previous hitCounty next hit, 1827-1846.
  • Box 18
    Folder 6
    Ohio previous hitCounty next hit, 1851-1862.
  • Box 18
    Folder 7
    Pendleton previous hitCounty next hit, 1821-1848.
  • Box 18
    Folder 8
    Pendleton previous hitCounty next hit, 1851-1855.
  • Box 27
    Folder 16
    Pendleton previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1856-1860.
  • Box 18
    Folder 9
    Pleasants previous hitCounty next hit, 1860.
  • Box 18
    Folder 10
    Pocahontas previous hitCounty next hit, 1822-1860.
  • Box 18
    Folder 11
    Preston previous hitCounty next hit, 1824-1852.
  • Box 18
    Folder 12
    Putnam previous hitCounty next hit, 1851-1861.
  • Box 19
    Folder 1
    Raleigh previous hitCounty next hit, 1852.
  • Box 27
    Folder 17
    Raleigh previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860.
  • Box 19
    Folder 2
    Randolph previous hitCounty next hit, 1810-1849.
  • Box 19
    Folder 3
    Randolph previous hitCounty next hit, 1850-1860.
  • Box 19
    Folder 4
    Ritchie previous hitCounty next hit, 1843-1852.
  • Box 27
    Folder 18
    Roane previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860-1861.
  • Box 19
    Folder 5
    Taylor previous hitCounty next hit, 1845-1860.
  • Box 19
    Folder 6
    Tucker previous hitCounty next hit, 1859-1860.
  • Box 19
    Folder 7
    Tyler previous hitCounty next hit, 1815-1844.
  • Box 19
    Folder 8
    Upshur previous hitCounty next hit, 1851-1860.
  • Box 19
    Folder 9
    Wayne previous hitCounty next hit, 1842-1859.
  • Box 27
    Folder 19
    Wayne previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860.
  • Box 19
    Folder 10
    Wetzel previous hitCounty next hit, 1846-1853.
  • Box 19
    Folder 11
    Wheeling, 1853-1855.
  • Box 19
    Folder 12
    Wirt previous hitCounty next hit, 1848-1859.
  • Box 27
    Folder 20
    Wirt previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1860.
  • Box 19
    Folder 13
    Wood previous hitCounty next hit, 1809-1860.
  • Box 27
    Folder 21
    Wood previous hitCounty next hit [oversize], 1862.
  • Box 19
    Folder 14
    Wyoming previous hitCounty next hit, 1851.
  • Box 27
    Folder 22
    Wyoming previous hitCounty [oversize], 1860.