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Warnings Out in Kirtland Township, 1817-1846

              Overseers of the Poor were assigned to determine which families were not able to support themselves in a manner preventing them from needing assistance from the township. Each township was responsible for the welfare of its residents. When people were likely to need welfare, it was costly. Therefore, the overseers reported these families to the trustees and the constable was requested to "Warn them out" or deliver the warrant to leave the township. This was most often for new residents who did not find work, and those who were causing problems. Some sources state that this was quite common for all newcomers. It may have made the township immune to paying welfare for a year. It may have delayed citizenship rights for a year with local voting rights.

               The names below are taken from the first two minute books of the Kirtland Township Trustees, 1817-1838 and 1838-1846, now located at Lake County Historical Society. The books are nicely wrapped to protect them, and transcriptions can be found in their Cities-Towns-Villages section. These were transcribed by Paul E. Dornbos for Lake County History Center. They are also on FHL US/CAN Film 877763 Items 1-2.

              The below abstraction work by Cynthia Turk was done in haste and was not proofread. It is possible that there are a few entries missing. Should anyone wish to proofread it with the original, please contact the webmaster. This is intended to direct you to the original record, as mistakes and omissions are possible.  

              The first one in the book is transcribed here, but the entire list had similar orders.

The state of Ohio
Geauga County
To Jeremiah Ames, Constable of Kirtland Township Greeting.

You are hereby required forthwith to warn Isaac Lake and his family immediately to depart this township and of this writ make Legal Service and due returns.
Given under our hand and Seals this Twenty sixth day of October 1818
James Boyden Overseers of the Poor for Kirtland Township
Amos Farley
Kirtland October 27th 1818
Executed Jeremiah Ames Const.
Cost Service 10 cents
Travel 15
25 Cents

Names Date
Adams, Calvin 24 Feb 1845
Adams, James 24 Feb 1845
Adams, James 27 Oct 1845
Adams, Calvin & Family 24 Feb 1845
Adams, Calvin and family 27 Oct 1845
Adams, Geo. 4 Mar 1844
Adams, James & family 24 Feb 1845
Agel, Mary 21 Oct 1833
Algee, Samuel & family 21 Oct 1833
Ames, Benjamin & family 12 Jan 1839
Ames, Ira 21 Oct 1833
Austin, Jane 10 Oct 1819
Babbit, Erastus & family 29 Oct 1831
Badalou, Alexander & family 21 Oct 1833
Badalou, Alexander and family 31 Jan 1834
Bailey, David 15 Oct 1838
Baldwin, 15 Oct 1838
Barber, Harvey 4 Mar 1844
Barber, Harvey and family and dependents 15 Oct 1845
Barker, Wm. & family 21 Jan 1833
Barker, Wm & family 31 Jan 1834
Barly, David & family 12 Jan 1839
Bassett, herman 13 Jan 1831
Bateman, Saml. 22 Oct 1841
Battles, Cornelia & family 26 Dec 1845
Bell, William Sep 1829
Bell, Wm. and family 5 Sep 1828
Bently, Betsey 4 Mar 1844
Bentley, Betsy and family and dependents 15 Oct 1845
Bently, Patty and family and dependents 15 Oct 1845
Bently, Horace 4 Mar 1844
Bently, Horace and family 27 Oct 1845
Bently, Richard 4 Mar 1844
Berman, Rebecca & family 12 Jan 1839
Bernington, Betsey 24 Feb 1845
Bidwell, Mr. & his family 13 Jan 1831
Bigelow, Lucinda & family 21 Oct 1833
Bigelow, Lucinda & family 31 Jan 1834
Bingham, Abner & family 29 Oct 1831
Bishop, Gladden & family 21 Oct 1833
Bishop, Isaac G. 21 Oct 1833
Blanchard, James & family 29 Oct 1831
Boys, & family 12 Jan 1839
Branham, 15 Oct 1838
Brockway, Elias 19 Aug 1835
Brockwell, Isaac W. 15 Oct 1838
Brown, Horace 4 Mar 1844
Bucannon, Peter and family 4 Apr 1844
Buchanan, Peter 19 Aug 1835
Bump, Jacob 21 Oct 1833
Cahoon, Thomas & his family 13 Jan 1831
Call, John R. & his family 13 Jan 1831
Canfield, Samuel 26 Jul 1835
Card, Mrs. 4 Mar 1844
Carter, Gideon & family 21 Oct 1833
Carter, Luman & family 21 Oct 1833
Cary, Nancy 2 Mar 1840
Case, Simon 15 Oct 1838
Castle, Horace and family 1 July 1826
Chapens, Mr. & his family 13 Jan 1831
Cisco, Mrs. 13 Jan 1831
Clisbey, Elsey 13 Jan 1831
Coff, Charles 4 Mar 1844
Cole, Barnett and his Family 13 Jan 1831
Cole, John 4 Mar 1844
Coles, Austin and family and dependents 15 Oct 1845
Collins, N. & his family 13 Jan 1831
Colton, Zebedee 21 Oct 1833
Colton, Zebedee (not residing in town) 31 Jan 1834
Contrite, Frederic 22 Oct 1841
Cook, Giles 21 Oct 1833
Covert, Betsey 13 Jan 1831
Cowdry, Wm. & family 21 Oct 1833
Cowery, O. & family 12 Jan 1839
Craig, John 22 Oct 1841
Curtis, Plina and family 7 Nov 1835
Daily, Wm. 22 Oct 1841
Davis, Marvel C. & family 21 Oct 1833
Dechmage, James & his family 13 Jan 1831
Eddy, Adolphus family 1829
Eldrige, Ira and Hannah and family 8 Jul 1843
Fairfield and his family 13 Jan 1831
Fleek, Alex L. 15 Oct 1838
Flory, John & his family 13 Jan 1831
Fuller, Edson & family 21 Oct 1833
Fuller, Josiah 26 Jul 1835
Fuller, Edson & his family 13 Jan 1831
Gander, John & family 12 Jan 1839
Gander, John 21 Oct 1833
Gander, John 2 Mar 1840
Gates, Thomas 26 Jul 1835
Gilbert, William 19 Aug 1835
Granger & family 12 Jan 1839
Grant, Jedediah 21 Oct 1833
Gray, Jacob & family 12 Jan 1839
Green, Henry 19 Aug 1835
Green, Thomas 22 Oct 1841
Grover, Thomas 19 Aug 1835
Hancock, Levi and family 21 Oct 1833
Hancock, Thomas 21 Oct 1833
Hancock, Joseph & family 21 Oct 1833
Hanes, Huron 19 Aug 1835
Hardin, Ichabod & family 12 Jan 1839
Hardin, John 15 Oct 1838
Harmon, Alpheas & family 13 Nov 1834
Harris, Paul 22 Oct 1841
Harris, Martin 21 Oct 1833
Hate, Silas 26 Jul 1835
Heggins, Mrs. & heer family 13 Jan 1831
Higgins, Joshua and family 5 Sep 1828
Higgins, Saml. 24 Feb 1845
Holden, Ebenezer 15 Oct 1838
Holden, Ebenezer & family 12 Jan 1839
Hollis, Wm. B. 21 Oct 1833
Hollis, Wm. B. 31 Jan 1834
Hollister, Lehasa 15 Oct 1838
Howe, Harrid 21 Oct 1833
Howe, Harrid 31 Jan 1834
Howe, W. E. & his family 13 Jan 1831
Hunt, John 22 Oct 1841
Isam, and family and dependents 15 Oct 1845
Isam, Manly and family and dependents 15 Oct 1845
Isham, Ansel and family 4 Apr 1844
Isham, Manley 27 Oct 1845
Jackson, Joseph 22 Oct 1841
Jacobs, Ira 7 Mar 1842
Jacobs, Ira and family 24 Feb 1845
Jacobs Allen Family 1829
Jenkins, Salsbury & family 29 Oct 1831
Johnson, John & family 21 Oct 1833
Johnson, Joel 21 Oct 1833
Johnson, Lyman 21 Oct 1833
Johnson, Luke 21 Oct 1833
Johnson, Betsey 13 Jan 1831
Kelly, John A & family 12 Jan 1839
Kenny, Mrs. Sinus and family and dependents 15 Oct 1845
Knapp, John 2 Mar 1840
Lacy, 15 Oct 1838
Lain, Polly 29 Oct 1831
Lake, Isaac and family 26 Oct 1818
Lane, Alfred B. 19 Aug 1835
Lawrence, Minard 2 Mar 1840
Little, 15 Oct 1838
Little, Wm. 22 Oct 1841
Luce, Fanny and her Childorin 10 Oct 1819
Lyman, Asa 19 Aug 1835
Lytle, John & family 12 Jan 1839
Manley, Sobrina and family 8 Jul 1843
Manly, Isham 4 Mar 1844
Martin, Cyrus & family 12 Jan 1839
Martin, Duty and his family 18 Oct 1819
Martin, Moses 21 Oct 1833
Martin, Cyrus and family 4 Apr 1844
Martin, Elisha and family 4 Apr 1844
Martin, Harrison and family 4 Apr 1844
Mattin, Erastus and family 4 Apr 1844
McCoy, Alexander & his family 29 Oct 1831
McDonald, Daniel (or McDonel) 4 Mar 1844
McEun, Clark 7 Mar 1842
McGee, Mrs. 4 Mar 1844
Moor, Henry 15 Oct 1838
Moore, Henry 22 Oct 1841
More, Henry 2 Mar 1840
Moore, Henry 4 Mar 1844
Murdock, John 21 Oct 1833
Murdock, John (not residing in town) 31 Jan 1834
Nash, Colton 2 Mar 1840
Nash, Cotton & family 12 Jan 1839
Neal, John 15 May 1829
Newton, Mrs. 13 Jan 1831
Night, Vincent 19 Aug 1835
Niles, Sanford 19 Aug 1835
Norris, Moses 2 Mar 1840
Osbern, Nataniel 29 Oct 1831
Patten, Dowell 21 Oct 1833
Pennington, Betsey 24 Feb 1845
Philips, and family and dependents 15 Oct 1845
Philips, Z. 22 Oct 1841
Potter, David & family 21 Oct 1833
Potter, David [or Patten] and family (not residing in town) 31 Jan 1834
Quigly, Robert 26 Jul 1835
Ranney, Amos 4 Mar 1844
Ranney, Amos and family and dependents 15 Oct 1845
Reed, Lee 19 Aug 1835
Reid, John & family 21 Oct 1833
Requfellows, James & his family 13 Jan 1831
Richmond, Richmond 2 Mar 1840
Rid-, Leonard 21 Oct 1833
Rider, Ezekiel & family 21 Oct 1833
Rider, Ezekiel 19 Aug 1835
Rigdon, Sydney & family 21 Oct 1833
Rigdon, Sidney & his family 13 Jan 1831
Rigdon, Sydney & family 31 Jan 1834
Robarts, Joel & his family 13 Jan 1831
Robbins, Lewis 21 Oct 1833
Robbins, Lewis (not residing in town) 31 Jan 1834
Roper, Adolphus & Family 12 Jan 1839
Rose, Norman & his family 13 Jan 1831
Schatterton, Homer 22 Oct 1841
Seaby, Wm. & family 29 Oct 1831
Seakins, Ebinezer 15 Oct 1838
Seakins, Ebenezer & family 12 Jan 1839
Seeley, Latten & family 21 Oct 1833
Seeley, Latten and family 31 Jan 1834
Sharp, Abraim & his family 13 Jan 1831
Sheamon, Lyman & family 21 Oct 1833
Sheamon, Lyman and family 31 Jan 1834
Shermon, Almon & family 21 Oct 1833
Shermon, Almon and family 31 Jan 1834
Shoals, Abigal and family 4 Apr 1844
Slodard, Calvin & family 29 Oct 1831
Sly, Joshua 2 Mar 1840
Sly, Joshua and family 8 Jul 1843
Smith, Gilbert & Charlotte and family 8 Jul 1843
Smith, Gilbert & Charlotte and family 27 Oct 1845
Smith, Hiram & family 29 Oct 1831
Smith, Hyram & family 21 Oct 1833
Smith, Hyram and family 31 Jan 1834
Smith, John & family 21 Oct 1833
Smith, John and family 31 Jan 1834
Smith, John 22 Oct 1841
Smith, Joseph and family 31 Jan 1834
Smith, Joseph Jr. & family 21 Oct 1833
Smith, Joseph Jr. and family 31 Jan 1834
Smith, Leafy and family 24 Feb 1845
Smith, Saml. H. & family 21 Oct 1833
Smith, Sam H. and family 31 Jan 1834
Smith, Sylvester & family 31 Jan 1834
Smith, Wm. 29 Oct 1831
Spalden, James & family 13 Nov 1834
Squires, John 4 Mar 1844
Stanton, Daniel & his family 13 Jan 1831
Stevens, & family 12 Jan 1839
Stodard, S. B. and family and dependents 15 Oct 1845
Stratton, Hiram 21 Oct 1833
Stratton, Hiram (not residing in town) 31 Jan 1834
Stray, James 2 Mar 1840
Strope, George 19 Aug 1835
Sweat, Daniel and family and dependents 15 Oct 1845
Sweat, Ann and family and dependents 15 Oct 1845
Swet, Anna 4 Mar 1844
Swet, Daniel 4 Mar 1844
Thaye, Ezra & family 29 Oct 1831
Thrasher, John 15 Oct 1838
Thrasher, John & family 12 Jan 1839
Tillotson, Isaac and family 24 Feb 1845
Tomberson, Lewis & his family 13 Jan 1831
Tuller, S. P. And family 8 Jul 1843
Turner, Elizabeth (agreement of support 11 Jul 1843
Walton, Arthur and family 24 Feb 1845
Warren, William 19 Aug 1835
Warren, Sarah and family 24 Feb 1845
Watton, Saml. And family 24 Feb 1845
Webb, Polly 7 Mar 1842
Wells, Benjamin 26 Jul 1835
Whiteside, Alexander 21 Oct 1833
Whiteside, Alexander 31 Jan 1834
Whitlock, Harvey & his family 13 Jan 1831
Whitmer, John 13 Jan 1831
Whittaker, Electa, poor and deranged 11 Oct 1836
Whittaker, Electa, lately resident of N.Y to be returned by sleigh 4 Dec 1836
Wiled, Henry & family 26 Jul 1835
Willard, Daniel & his family 13 Jan 1831
Williams, Doct. & his family 13 Jan 1831
Wilson, George and family 24 Feb 1845
Wood, Joseph & family 21 Oct 1833
Wood, Joseph and family (not residing in town) 31 Jan 1834
Young, Herculus & family 26 Dec 1845
Youngs, John 26 Jul 1835

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