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Poor House & Colored Cemetery Court Orders

 Transcribed by Jerry Taylor

(work in progress)

 

February 6, 1854

Order Book O, Page 263 & 264

It appearing to the satisfaction of the court from the information of Jesse Kennedy and the statement of Mrs Sally Webb in writing that Fanny a negro woman slave advanced in years formerly belonging to Elijah Webb & by him sold to Billy Holloway a free man of color, has become unable to support & maintain herself, and the said Billy Holloway having died insolvent it is ordered that the said Fanny

be sent to the poor house of this county.

 

September 4, 1865

Order Book ?, Page 428

A majority of the Justices of the county being present an unanimously concerning it is ordered that no colored persons free or slave shall be taken to the Poor House.

 

November 6, 1871

Order Book R, Page 165 & 166

 

Jas W. Ingles, Poor House Commissioner, Report

“appropriated one thousand dollars to be paid out of the Negro Pauper fund in the depositum, as said Coms. may order, to be used by said Coms. for the support of colored paupers of Bourbon County, in such manner said Coms. in their discretion see fit.”

 

"Ordered that the following claims be paid out of the Negro Pauper fund. viz.

Watson & McCloud

Acct.

Endowed to the use of B. G. Paton

30.00

Dr. R. A. Moore

"

 

35.00

Same

"

 

7.00

Same

"

 

17.50

Dr. R. E. Gremont

"

 

75.00

Perry Garnett

"

for keeping Patty Bates

100.00

W. H. Settles

"

 "       "      Ben Thompson

100.00

Dr. John D. Ray

"

 

9.00

A. W. Skinner

"

Coffin

7.00

B. F. Sharon

"

keeping Harriett Payne

40.00

James M. Ming

"

     "      Eliza

10.50

Thomas McCarney

"

coffin

7.00

John Lowe

"

    "

7.00

Dr. D. Keller

"

 

50.00

Dr. Jos Fifthian

"

 

80.00

Davis & Feely

"

Coffins

232.00

John T Hinton

"

    "

263.00

Pool & Peatens

"

    "

7.00

Colored Cemetery Co.

"

digging graves

16.00

 

 

 

 

 

Court Order Book R, Page 182

December 16, 1871

 

"The trustees of the Paris Colored Cemetery Company having proved to the court, that they have purchased a lot of ground for said cemetery containing nine acres and have off & dedicated two acres thereof for a pauper burying ground for colored paupers, it is ordered that there be appropriated & paid out of the Levy of 1872 to said trustees $800.00 paying for the whole of said lot except the $800.00 hereby appropriated and guaranteeing to the county of Bourbon the use of said two acres as a burial ground for colored paupers."

 

Court Order Book R, Page 201

November 4, 1872

 

"The following claims to be paid out of the Negro Pauper fund. viz."

 

Thomas Ashbrook

making coffins

7.00

Dr. J Bruce Smith

physicians act

17.00

R L Cummins

act for nursing Geo Lindsey

22.00

John L Hinton

  "   coffins

271.50

J G Epperson

  "       "     for colored pauper

5.00

Harvey A Rogers

  "       "      "      "           "

7.00

Thomas Honey

  "       "      "      "           "

7.00

Dr. Wash Fifthian

act small pox patients

150.00

J W Woodward Esq.

inquest on Simon Rogers

6.00

Dr. D D Eads

act attending Matilda Duncan

100.00

Bourbon County Colored Cemetery Co.

act digging grave

90.00

Dr. J R Neal

act as physician

25.00

Dr. Robt Smith

  "   "         "

29.00

Wilson H Wright

coffin

7.00

George W Davis

   "

219.75

Dr. D. Keller

act endowed to use Ed Taylor

32.00

Same

  "  endowed use same

34.00

Dr. W. R. Davis

  "

20.00

Same

  "

35.00

William E. Pool

  "  for coffin

7.00

William Settles

  "

75.00

Dr. Jno D Ray

  "  pauper at B. F. Bedford's

22.00

Same

  "  in Paris

19.00

B F Moore

  "  Keepen pauper

15.00

Dr. R. S. Moore

  " attention to Geo. Lindsey

12.00

Dr. R. P. Gremont

  "

19.00

Henrietta Murray

  " nursing Bob Anderson

15.00

Bettie Young

keeping husband

25.00

 

J W Ingles & Wm N Stephenson Poorhouse Commissioners Report

"appropriated one thousand dollars to be paid out of the negro pauper fund"..."to be used by said Commissioners for the support of Colored paupers of Bourbon County"

 

"The following claims to be paid out of the Depositum. viz."

W N Wanright

7 May cts & Judge Augt Elect

7.00

John T Talbott

5   "     "   & of of April  Augt Sept

12.00

 

November 4, 1872

Court Order Book R, Page 260

 

"Trustees of the Colored Cemetery Company have paid for 9 acres of land for a cemetery & have laid off and deeded to the County of Bourbon two acres thereof for a colored burying ground .

It is now ordered that the Treasurer of Bourbon County pay to the President of the said Cemetery Co. out of the depositium eight hundred dollars, the amount appropriated at the Dec. term 1871 of said Court, to pay for said two acres of land.

 

Ordered that E Wyatt be allowed and paid out of the depositum one hundred & thirty five Dollars, for support of A. Henderson, the ensuing year. 

Ordered that there be appropriated for Evaline & John Hamilton one hundred & fifty dollars, for their support the ensuing year, to be paid out of the depositum & be placed in the hands of J. T. Barlow.

Betty Throchmorton col. is allowed & to be paid out of the depositum twenty five dollars for taking care of her husband Ralph Throchmorton decd.

James W Ingles Poor house Com. all 100.00

William N. Stepehenson Poor house Com. all 75.00

Fount Hunter   in hands of J. W. Ingle  25.00

Ordered that there be appropriated $26.00 for the purpose of furnishing tobacco for the paupers at the Poor house  & 20.00 that the same would be paid to J W Ingles be allowed paid out of the depositum one hundred & fifty dollars, to be used by him in painting the Poor house

Ordered that R Howes Judge Bourbon County Court be allowed for his services for one year One thousand dollars to be paid semiannually

Ordered that R Mann County Attorney be allowed for his services, for one year five hundred dollars & to be paid semiannually.

 

November 3, 1873

Court Order Book  , Page 344

 

"The following claims to be paid out of the Negro Pauper fund. viz."

 

Geo W. Davis

Acct

 pauper coffins

132.00

Dr. R. P Greemont

"

Kate Jones

50.00

Lucinda Wheeley

"

for services Cholera patient

10.00

A. J. Hilt

"

coffin for pauper

7.00

Dr. D. Keller

"

Post mortem on Wm Burton & o

100.00

Mrs. Elizabeth Nunn

"

taking care Fanny Taylor

60.00

James M Ervin

"

coffins

14.00

Henry O. Thomas

"

clothing & o furnishes for paupers

104.00

Hurst & Johnson

"

medicine furnished small pox

6.25

Dr. H. C. Smith

"

medical attention to pauper

52.50

Miller & Bro

"

medicines                   "

62.55

Dr. J. T. Degarnett

"

medical services          "

90.00

Dr. J. R. Best

"

as         as                  "

450.00

John T. Hinton

"

coffins furnished paupers

100.50

African Cemetery Co.

"

digging graves              "

62.00

George W. Judy

"

taking care of               "

11.60

Thomas M. Purnell

"

furnishing clothes to      "

5.00

Oscar W. Miller

"

       "       provisions      "

13.60

Simon Smith

"

coffin                            "

3.50

W. H. Payne

"

    "                              "

28.00

Wm M. Layson

"

wood furnished

5.00

Aquilla Palmer

"

collin & o

17.00