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Warnings Out in Mentor Township, 1824-1842

              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. It appears this may actually have been a formality for newcomers to the township to prevent having to pay welfare or to prevent residency, a sort of probationary period of a year before they could attain residency. The names below are taken from the "Mentor Township Trustees" 1824-1842. The original tall narrow book is at the Lake County Historical Society. It is also on FHL Film 877763 Item 5. The items in [square brackets] are this editor's comments. This work 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.

Abstracted by Cynthia Turk. This is intended to direct you to the original record, as mistakes and omissions are possible.  

The following is on the first page of the book (some pages are likely missing). It is typical of the entries.

Return of Warrant by Stephen Scherman, Constable
State of Ohio
Geauga County To Stephen Sherman
Constable of Mentor township Greeting
Whereas Francis Billette and Lyman Smith persons residing in Mentor township and who have not gained A legal settlement therein are likely to become A township charge you are therefore commanded to warn the said Francis Billette and Lyman Smith forthwith to depart from said township here of fail not. Given under our hands this 3rd day of May AD 1824
Orris Clapp }   Overseers of
Abel Russell}     the poor

The following are the Warnings Out:

Aker, ___ and family 28 Feb 1834
Ames, Abel and family 11 Oct 1836
Ames, Jeremiah and family 11 Oct 1836
Ames, Charles and family 8 Feb 1837
Ames, Wm. B. And family 12 Feb 1835
Avery, Andrew 25 May 1835
Bartlet, James and family 8 Feb 1837
Bedan, Leacord and family 1 Apr 1833
Billett, Francis 3 May 1824
Black, Thomas & family 28 Feb 1834
Black, Wa & family 28 Feb 1834
Briggs, Richard and family 1 Apr 1833
Brown, Eli and family 9 Mar 1835
Burk, Alin 28 Dec 1826
Burr, Daniel and family 8 Feb 1837
Butler, John 24 Apr 1832
Butler, John and family 5 Mar 1835
Button, 17 Nov 1826
Butts, Joel 25 May 1835
Coalby, Samuel 15 Aug 1835
Cole, Levis 15 Aug 1835
Cornwell, C. 15 Aug 1835
Craye, James 15 Aug 1835
Curtiss, Horace and Family 1 Apr 1833
Delano, N. G. 6 Feb 1829
Deleno, N 28 Dec 1826
Deming, Humphrey 25 May 1835
Dixon, John? And family 6 Apr 1833
Dolliver, Ira 15 Aug 1835
Dunlap, James and family 1 Apr 1833
Fox, Abner 10 Oct 1829
Fuller, Edson 25 May 1835
Green, Charles and family 8 Feb 1837
Green, Farley 17 Nov 1826
Hall, William 25 May 1835
Hammon, ___ & family 28 Feb 1834
Hazleton, William 15 Aug 1835
Herrick, Morris and family 6 Apr 1833
Higgins, Mrs. And family 6 Apr 1833
House, E W. And family 1 Apr 1833
Hurlbut, Marihel or Marchail 15 Aug 1835
Hurlbut, D. P 15 Aug 1835
Ives, ___ & family 28 Feb 1834
Jewett, Joseph 5 Mar 1835
Jones, Walten and family 12 Feb 1835
King, Mager and family 6 Apr 1833
King, Mager and family 28 Oct 1826
Laraby, ___ and family 28 Feb 1834
Larson, Wa and family 28 Feb 1834
Leach, William 24 Apr 1832
Leavetts, Joseph 24 Apr 1832
Macumber, Suranus S. And family 5 Mar 1835
Macumber, Lurrannus? P. 24 Apr 1832
Malary, ___ And family 28 Feb 1834
Mason, Caleb and family 1 Apr 1833
McGlawthen, James 12 Feb 1835
Mills, John and family 1 Apr 1833
Neale, John 24 Apr 1832
Noah, John and family 6 Apr 1833
Odelle, George and family 8 Feb 1837
Owens, Joseph and family 1 Apr 1833
Palmer, Wilson 6 Feb 1829
Parsons, Moses and family 8 Feb 1837
Pierce, James 24 Apr 1832
Piseley, Kenar and family 1 Apr 1833
Pullman, Salter and family 8 Feb 1837
Quail, Angus and family 8 Feb 1837
Richardson, Ariale 25 May 1835
Roots, Jonathan 10 Oct 1829
Shoemaker, Alexander 25 May 1835
Smith, Garret P. 28 Oct 1826
Smith, Lyman 3 May 1824
Snow, Alden 25 May 1835
Story, ___ & family 28 Feb 1834
Taylor, Daniel 25 May 1835
Tuttle, Ralph and family 5 Nov 1829
Warren, William and family 28 Feb 1834
Welton, Jason and family 8 Feb 1837
Wheeler, Seymour and family 5 Mar 1835
Wheeler, Seymour 24 Apr 1832
Whipple, Christopher & family 28 Feb 1834
Whitney, Joseph and family 6 Apr 1833
Wibber, Thomas 25 May 1835
Wilcox, ___ & family 28 Feb 1834
Wilson, David & family 28 Feb 1834

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