Cairo Almshouse 
1852

Original record book located at the Vedder Memorial Library. 
 Transcribed by Sylvia Hasenkopf.


Note: Every effort has been made to transcribe these records as accurately as possible. You may note that there is very creative spelling used by the poorhouse master in these records.

Town Date Name Native Causes   Month Year Weeks Days  
Ashland November 10, 1852 Elisha Smith US Old Age Diseast 24-Dec 1853 52    
November 10, 1852 Patty Smith US Old Age       52    
                   
Halcott NIL                  
                   
Jewett November 10, 1852 Oscar Bardsley US     10-Nov   52    
April 13, 1853 Newil Johnson US Idiot       30    
                   
Hunter May 15, 1852 George Howard US Poverty Roundout 8-Sep 1853 17 3  
                   
Prattsville November 10, 1852 Margaret Albarty US Old Age       52    
                   
Lexington November 10, 1852 James Huestes US Blindness       52    
  Polly Gregenny US Debauchery Discharged 15-Jul 1853 35 3  
  Jacob Adelbert US Bastard Discharged 15-Aug 1853 39 5  
  Celestia Amelia US Bastard Discharged 15-Aug 1853 39 5  
                   
Durham November 1852 Eunice Scofield US Lunacy       52    
November 1852 George Cook US Decreptitude     52    
November 1852 Hanny Beers US Lunacy       52    
November 1852 Mary Jane Schermerhorn US Intemperate Runaway 1-Sep 1853 41    
February 9, 1853 Mary C. Curtis US Sickness Runaway 18-May 1853 14    
April 22, 1953 Stuart Curtis US Elegitimate Runaway 18-May 1853 4    
June 14, 1853 Stuart Curtis US Bastard Diseast 20-Jun 1853 2 5  
October 18, 1853 John Curtis US Poverty Runaway 8-Nov 1853 3 1  
                   
Catskill November 10, 1852 Noah Lamphere US Idiotcy       52    
  Gideon Laman US Old Age Diseast 29-Jun 1853 32 5  
  Polly Laman US Blind       52    
  William Barlow US Intemperate Runaway 5-Dec 8152 3 5  
  Charlott Shoemaker US ??            
  William W. Brandow US Intemperate Discharged 6-Apr 1853 21    
  Thomas Tarbush US Intemperate Discharged 2-Apr 1853 20 3  
  Lucretia Hooks US Intemperate Discharged 19-May 1853 27 1  
  Ellen Murphy Ireland Dubauchery Discharged 18-Apr 1853 22 5  
  John Venden US Bastard Discharged 18-Apr 1853 22 5  
  Abby Dulon US Dubauchery Discharged 12-Apr 1853 21 4  
  Wm. Henry Dulon US Bastard Discharged 7-May 1853 25 3  
  Mary Welch Ireland Intemperate Runaway 13-May 1853 25 6  
  William Welch US Intemperate, Poverty Runaway 13-May 1853 25 6  
  Thomas Welch US Intemperate Discharged 31-May 1853 28 6  
  Catherine Welch US Intemperate Discharged 31-May 1853 28 6  
  Sarah Rouse, Colored US Dubauchery Discharged 8-Jun 1853 30 0  
  Judah Monday, Colored US Insenety            
  Mary Jane Rouse, Colored US Basterd Discharged 8-Jun 1853 30 0  
  Hannah Brown, Colored US Old Age Discharged 19-Sep 1853 44 1  
  James Hooks US Intemperate, Poverty Discharged 11-May 1853 26 0  
  William E____nert Ireland Basterd   15-May 1853 44 1  
  John Smith               Transferred
December 17, 1852 John Moor Ireland Intemperate Deceased 20-Jan 1853 4 5  
December 20, 1852 Jeremiah Cuyler US Intemperate Discharged Jan 6 (possibly June) 1853 24 5  
December 21, 1852 William Barlow US Intemperate Runaway 6-May 1853 9 5  
November 10, 1852 Prudence Boun US Old Age            
January 9, 1853 Mary Inconen (child) Ireland Sickness Roundout to Mrs. Steel, Cairo 13-Feb 1853 4 6 Foundling child
January 10, 1853 Margaret J. Cajan Ireland Intemperate          
January 12, 1853 Wm. Barlow US Intemperate Runaway 12-May 1853 17 1  
February 15, 1853 Anna Sharp US Poverty            
February 15, 1853 Harry Sharp US Poverty            
February 15, 1853 Almyra Sharp US Poverty            
February 15, 1853 Wm. H. Everson US Poverty            
March 11, 1853 Wm. C. Chariton US Poverty Discharged 8-Apr 1853 7 3  
April 21, 1853 Thomas Tarbush US Intemperate 15        
May 18, 1853 Wm. Brandow US Intemperate          
July16, 1853 Wm. Brandow US Intemperate          
October 20, 1853 Caroline Borges US Intemperate Runaway 21-Nov 1853 24 2  
January 4, 1853 James Hooks US Intemperate          
  Sary Hooks US Intemperate          
  James Hooks US              
Coxsackie November 10, 1852 John Smith US Intemperate father Discharged 20-Jun 1853 31 5 To Wm. H. Myres, Ulster Co
November 10, 1852 Sally Smith US Intemperate Discharged 13-Aug 1853 39 3  
November 10, 1852 Agnes Hollenbeck US Idiocy       52    
November 10, 1852 Sally Blossom US Lameness     52    
November 10, 1852 Jeremiah Herick US Idiocy Discharged 2-May 1853 24 5  
November 10, 1852 Hermon H. Hermans, Colored US Blindness Discharged 2-May 1853 24 5  
November 10, 1852 Isaac Bengeman, Colored US Intemperate father Discharged 1-Aug 1853 37 3  
November 10, 1852 Abraham Hollenbeck US Idiocy       17    
November 10, 1852 John Bishop US Lunacy       52    
November 10, 1852 Mariah Whitmough US Idiocy       52    
November 10, 1852 John J. Reed Ireland Intemperate Discharged 29-Mar 1853 19 6 Transient List March 29
January 10, 1853 Evert Everson US Indigent, destitute Discharged 23-Mar 1853 10 2  
May 9, 1853 Jeremiah Herick US Idiosy            
May 14, 1853 Harmon H. Hermans US Intemperate          
December 24, 1853 Philip Hennings US Intemperate          
December 12, 1853 Evert Everson US Poverty            
Athens November 10, 1852 Caleb Hill US Intemperate          
November 10, 1852 Nathaniel Stacy US Destitute            
November 10, 1852 Sarah Brooks US Decreptitude          
November 10, 1852 John C. (G.?) Vanhosen US Old age Deceased 18-Jan 1853 5 3  
November 10, 1852 Sarah An Harvey US Destitute Discharged 1-Nov 1853      
November 10, 1852 Jacob Everson US Idelness Discharged 3-May 1853 24 6  
November 10, 1852 Francis Maloan US Intemperate father Roundout 18-Feb 1852 14 2  
November 10, 1852 Albert June US Idiocy Runaway 20-Apr 1853 21 5  
November 10, 1852 Elithebeth Thorn US     10-Nov 1853 52    
November 10, 1852 William Hollenbeck US Vagrancy Discharged 29-Mar 1853 19 6  
November 10, 1852 Mary Filows US Vagrancy            
November 10, 1852 Ebert Clow US Sickness Discharged 21-Dec 1852 5 6  
November 10, 1852 Mariah Cook US Idiocy       (illegible)    
February 25, 1853 Francis Maloan US Intemperate father Runaway 2-Jul 1853 7 4  
May 19, 1853 Ben Monday US Poverty, colored Discharged 11-Jun 1853 3 4  
May 19, 1853 Joseph Monday US Poverty, colored Discharged 11-Jun 1853 3 4  
May 19, 1853 Ruben Monday US Poverty, colored Discharged 11-Jun 1853 3 4  
May 19, 1853 John Monday US Poverty, colored Discharged 11-Jun 1853 3 4  
May 19, 1853 Sarah Monday US Poverty, colored Discharged 11-Jun 1853 3 4  
May 19, 1853 Elisa Dunch (?) US Poverty, colored Discharged 11-Jun 1853 3 4  
May 19, 1853 Dunch Monday US Poverty, blacks Discharged 11-Jun 1853 3 4  
June 25, 1853 Emeline Whiting US Poverty Runaway 25-Jul 1853 4    
July 11, 1853 Emelines Child US Bastart Runaway 25-Jul 1853 4    
December 7, 1853 William Hallenbeck US Poverty            
December 6, 1853 Jacob Everson US Poverty            
Greenville November 10, 1852 Sally Carter US Old Age   10-Nov 1853 52    
November 10, 1852 Elisabeth Parasol US Intemperate 10-Nov 1853 52    
November 10, 1852 Jane Elmendorf US Sickness     1853 52    
November 10, 1852 Jane Elmendorf, child US Bastard Discharged 12-Oct 1853 49 3  
November 10, 1852 John Akens US Lunacy Diseast 22-Apr 1853 23 2  
November 10, 1852 David Wilson US Illness       0 0 Transferred November 10, 1853
November 10, 1852 Catherine Marian Snyder US Illness Discharged 18-Feb 1853 14 2  
November 10, 1852 Calvin Smith US Intemperate Transferred 10-Nov 1853 0 0  
November 10, 1852 Joseph Dingman US Bastard Discharged 17-Feb 1853 14 1  
February 19, 1853 Bachiel Mayo US Poverty Discharged 13-Apr 1853 7    
November 10, 1852 Daniel Bishop US Lameness 10-Nov 1853 52    
July 28, 1853 John Mors US Idiotick       15    
Windham November 10, 1852 Ephraim Pratt US Idiocy       52    
November 10, 1852 Julia An Every US Idiocy Deceased 9-Dec 1852 4 1  
November 10, 1852 Elisha Smith               Name crossed out
November 10, 1852 Polly Smith               Name crossed out
November 10, 1852 Catherine Miller US Lunacy Discharged 15-Sep 1853 44 1  
November 10, 1852 Lida Bowen US Lunacy   10-Nov   52    
December 10, 1852 Catherine Miller US Lunacy            
Cairo November 10, 1852 Ezra Arnell               Name crossed out
November 10, 1852 Elen Stewart US Lunacy       52    
November 10, 1852 Polly Slater US Decreptitude     52    
November 10, 1852 Harmon Nickerson US Intemperate Discharged 26-Apr 1853 23 6  
February 17, 1853 Alpheus Lindsley US Intemperate Runaway 26-Feb 1853 1 3  
April 11, 1853 Catherine Ostrander US Poverty   10-Nov 1853 30 3  
April 11, 1853 Jacob Ostrander US Poverty   10-Nov 1853 30 3  
April 11, 1853 Mary Ostrander US Poverty Diseast 6-May 1853 3 4  
April 19, 1853 Henry McLain US Intemperate Diseast 3-Sep 1853 24 1  
August 16, 1852 Adelia Snyder US Sickness Discharged 10-Nov 1853 12 1  
December 5, 1852 Alpheus Lindsley US Intemperate Discharged 10-Nov 1853 12 1  
New Baltimore November 10, 1852 Thomas Worden US Old Age       52    
November 10, 1852 Thomas Lavey US Lunacy Discharged 11-Apr 1853 21 5 Transient
March 14, 1853 Joseph Bartlett US Poverty Discharged 18-May 1853 9 2  
March 14, 1853 Lucy Barlett US Sickness Diseast 22-Apr 1853 5 4  
March 14, 1853 Frank Barlett US Poverty Discharged 15-Aug 1853 21 6  
March 14, 1853 Parmer Bartlett US Poverty Discharged 19-Apr 1853 5 1 A. Story, Bond
March 14, 1853 Charles Bartlett US Poverty Discharged 15-Aug 1853 21 6 A. Story, Cairo
March 14, 1853 Mary Bartlett US Poverty Discharged 19-Apr 1853 5 1  
March 14, 1853 Henda Bartlett US Poverty Discharged 15-Aug 1853 21 6  
March 16, 1853 Peter Geers US Intemperate Discharged 14-May 1853 8   Transferred to county
September 22, 1853 Benjamin Tanbrook US Intemperate Discharged 30-Sep 1853   5  
Transient Paupers November 10, 1852 Thomas Johnson Germany Intemperate Discharged May 1853 24 6  
November 10, 1852 William Thomas US Decreptitude Discharged 1-May 1854 52    
November 10, 1852 Thomas Granon Ireland Intemperate Discharged 19-Feb 1853 14 3  
November 10, 1852 Mathue Macormick Ireland Intemperate Discharged 3-May 1853 24 6  
November 10, 1852 Dunis MaLoan Ireland Old age Discharged 23-Mar 1853 20    
November 10, 1852 Richard Laine US Decreptitude Discharged 16-Dec 1852 5 1  
November 10, 1852 John Adams US Intemperate Discharged 22-Mar 1853 19 6  
November 10, 1852 Naponalien Fisher US Sickness Diseast 26-Mar   19 6  
November 10, 1852 Nuenmine Molaway (?) US Old age Discharged 22-Mar 1853 19 6  
November 10, 1852 Isaac Grosebeck US Intemperate Discharged 12-Apr 1853 21 6  
November 10, 1852 John Angram Ireland Lunacy Discharged 11-Mar 1853 17 2  
November 10, 1852 John Moseltine Germany Intemperate Discharged 2-Jan 1853 7 3  
November 10, 1852 Dolly Signer US Bastard   10-Nov 1853 52    
November 10, 1852 Betsey Moleway US Old age Discharged 22-Mar 1853 19 6  
November 10, 1852 Cuezy (?) Beckey US Lunacy       52    
November 10, 1852 John Idit US Idiocy       52    
November 10, 1852 Lucy Long Germany Lunacy       52    
November 10, 1852 Eliza Gibbons Ireland Debauchery Discharged 30-May 1853 28 5  
November 10, 1852 Eusick Stevens US Bastard Discharged 30-May 1853 28 5  
December 12, 1853 Limon Porter US Lameness Discharged 3-May 1853 20 1  
November 10, 1852 Morgan Russ Ireland Sickness       52    
November 10, 1852 Rubin A. Russ Ireland Destitute       52    
November 10, 1852 Peter Carak Ireland Intemperate          
December 25, 1852 Peter Son US Intemperate Runaway 6-Jan 1853 1 4  
November 10, 1852 Calvin Smith, colored US Intemperate Runaway 23-May 1853 27 5  
November 10, 1852 Ezra Arnold US Intemperate Discharged 2-Apr 1853 20 3  
November 10, 1852 Cornelian Remington US Destitute       52    
November 10, 1852 David Wilson US Intemperate     52    
November 10, 1852 Thomas Riley US Intemperate     52    
November 10, 1852 Jacob Houghtaling US Intemperate Discharged 14-Apr 1853 22 1  
November 10, 1852 John Smith US Intemperate     52    
November 10, 1852 Marah Entwistle US Intemperate Husband Discharged 22-Mar 1853 19 6  
November 10, 1852 Wm. Entwistle US Intemperate Father Discharged 22-Mar 1853 19 6  
November 10, 1852 Catherine Entwistle US Intemperate father Discharged 22-Mar 1853 19 6  
December 29, 1852 John Entwistle US Intemperate Discharged 17-Feb 1853 4 1  
December 12, 1852 Jack Slater Ireland Intemperate Discharged 4-Aug 1853 34 4  
January 2, 1853 Mike Smith US Intemperate 21-Mar 1853 11 1  
November 10, 1852 Doct. Moulton US Intemperate Diseast 11-Feb 1853 14 1  
November 10, 1852 Catherine Decker US Deauchery Discharged 12-Sep 1853 43 5  
November 10, 1852 Emily Arnold US Bastard Discharged 12-Sep 1853 43 5  
November 10, 1852 Catherine Snyder US Idleness           Transferred November 10,1853
January 9, 1853 Daniel Bishop US Lameness         Transferred November 10, 1853
January 13, 1853 Charles Square US Sickness Discharged 9-Feb 1853 3 1  
January 13, 1853 George Mason US Lunacy Discharged 24-Feb 1853 5 2  
February 2, 1853 William Clark US Intemperate Discharged 7-Mar 1853 4 5  
February 8, 1853 Charles Semons US Intemperate Discharged 4-Mar 1853 12 1  
February 9, 1853 Elisander Tunney US Sickness Diseast 10-Mar 1853 4 2  
November 10, 1852 Amos McClane US Intemperate Diseast 24-Aug 1853 41    
November 10, 1852 An McClane US Intemperate Discharged 28-Aug 1853 41 4  
February 15, 1853 Joseph Duffie US Lameness Discharged 17-Feb 1853   3  
February 15, 1853 Peter Brandow US Intemperate Discharged 13-Apr 1853 8 1  
February 18, 1853 Joseph Barto US Lameness Discharged 27-Mar 1853 2 3  
March 4, 1853 Carasey Pat (?) Ireland Insanity Discharged 11-Mar 1853 1 2  
March 7, 1853 Mary Everson US Poverty Discharged 13-Apr 1853 5 2  
November 10, 1852 Steven Flanigan Ireland Sickness Discharged 23-Mar 1853 20    
March 22, 1853 Pat McCarty Ireland Intemperate Discharged 23-Mar 1853   1  
March 22, 1853 James Roberson Ireland Intemperate Discharged 23-Mar 1853   1  
January 15, 1853 Bergis Finch US Lameness Discharged 23-Mar 1853 9 4  
March 4, 1853 Frank Maloon US Old Age Discharged 18-Apr 1853 22 5  
March 4, 1853 Neemiah Holoway US Old Age Discharged 18-Apr 1853 22 5  
March 4, 1853 Betsey Holoway US Old Age Discharged        
April 8, 1853 Daniel Darty Ireland Intemperate Discharged 25-Apr 1853 2 4  
November 10, 1852 John Thackery US Poverty Discharged 20-Apr 1853 22 3  
April 23, 1853 Francis Rudolf US Intemperate Discharged 25-Apr 1853   3  
April 15, 1853 Mary Johnson US Intemperate Runaway 12-May 1853 4 3  
April 15, 1853 Frank Johnson US Intemperate Runaway 12-May 1853 4 3  
April 15, 1853 Mary Johnson US Intemperate Runaway 12-May 1853 4 3  
April 15, 1853 Patrick Johnson US Intemperate Discharged 12-May 1853 4 3  
April 22, 1853 Thomas Lavery US Insanity Discharged 5-Jul 1853 11 3  
April 29, 1853 Mik Welch US Intemperate Runaway 16-May 1853 3 2  
April 6, 1853 Moris Meyo US Poverty Discharged 9-May 1853 1 4  
May 7, 1853 John Cunningham US Intemperate Diseast 10-May 1853   3  
May 10, 1853 Thomas Johnson Germany Intemperate Runaway 31-May 1853 2    
May 17, 1853 Myron Lathrop US Intemperate (Illegible) 19-Jun 1853 4 5  
May 31, 1853 Thomas Milron US Poverty Discharged 6-Jun 1853 1    
May 31, 1853 Mary Milron US Poverty Discharged 6-Jun 1853 1    
May 31, 1853 John Milron US Poverty Discharged 6-Jun 1853 1    
May 31, 1853 Sarah Milron US Poverty Discharged 6-Jun 1853 1    
June 7, 1853 Mary Johnson US Intemperate Discharged 6-Jul 1853 4    
June 7, 1853 Frank Johnson US Intemperate Disc Discharged 6-Jul 1853 4    
June 7, 1853 Mary A. Johnson US Bastard Discharged 6-Jul 1853 4    
June 10, 1853 Elisa Gibbons US Poverty   10-Nov 1853 21 5  
June 10, 1853 Uriah Stevens US Bastard       21 5  
June 13, 1853 John J. Reed US Intemperate Diseast 18-Jun 1853 3 5  
June 1, 1853 Calvin Smith US Intemperate Runaway 19-Jun 1853 2 4  
July 8, 1853 Wm. Weyman US Bastard       17 5  
July 8, 1853 Johney Weyman US Bastard       17 5  
July 20, 1853 Mary Van Hosan US Intemperate     16   Vagrant 6 months
July 21, 1853 Charles C. Maroin US Poverty Discharged 22-Oct 1853 12 3 Roundout in Hunter
August 19, 1853 Aloen Lake US Lameness     12    
August 18, 1853 Abraham Boberson US Lameness     11 5  
August 26, 1853 Alexander Hart US Intemperate     10 5  
August 26, 1853 Mary Hart US Intemperate     10 5  
October 7, 1853 John Parmerttier US Runaway       5    
September 20, 1853 Jack Slater US Runaway Discharged 15-Dec 1853 7    
September 15, 1853 Ezra Arnold US Runaway       6 5  
October 23, 1853 John J. Varselik Dutch Poverty            
October 21, 1853 Thomas Lavery US Insane Runaway 23-Oct 1853   2  
November 5, 1853 Mikell Kerney US Sickness            
November 11, 1853 Mike Herrington US Poverty Discharged 12-Nov 1853   1  
December 5, 1853 Elizabeth Hallock US Poverty            
December 5, 1853 Mary Hallock US Poverty            
December 8, 1853 Bridget Rackerty US Poverty            
December 8, 1853 Child US Poverty            
December 10, 1853 Christopher Smith Germany Poverty            
December 26, 1853 Thomas Blake England Poverty            
December 26, 1853 Mik Welch US Intemperate          
December 29, 1853 Justus Cook US Intemperate Discharged 28-Dec 1853   1  
December 19, 1853 Wm. West US Sickness Diseast 4-Jan 1854      
January 5, 1854 George Lamphere US Poverty            
January 9, 1854 Martin Hollenbeck US Insanity            
  Jack Taylor England Intemperate          

 


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