Wells, John Gilliam, Jeremiah Boling, John N. Buchanan
and Robert McCoy, who having been elected as Overseers
of the Poor, for this County, came into court and
severally took the oaths prescribed by Law to
wit: the Oath to support the Constitution of the
United States, the Oath of Fidelity to the
Commonwealth, the oath prescribed by law.
Ordered that John Gilliam, Overseer of the Poor, Bind Jane Collier and Ivannah Collier to the age of 18 years of age. (Wise County Court Order Book No. 1, October 26, 1857.)
Ordered that John Gilliam go to John Farmers and see to two children who are said to be in sufferance.
Ordered that Joseph C. Wells, Overseer of the Poor, bind to Charles Blair, Americus J. Collins with the conditions that the Law requires. Said Blair to learn the said Americus J. Collins to read, write and cipher to the single rule of three, furnish him with a horse, bridle and saddle worth $75.00 when said Collins is 21 years old. (Wise County Order Book No., 1, January 25, 1858.)
Ordered that John Buchanan, Overseer of the Poor in the third district be authorized to bind Elizabeth Scarberry to Marshall Mullins with the conditions that he is to educate her as thelaw requires and give her when she becomes free, forty dollars ($40.00) worth of property such as a cow, bed and bedding and c. (Wise County order Book No. 1, March 27, 1860.)
Ordered that Robert McCoy of the Pore (Poor) Bind out the following children to wit: Harman Jackson and Charles Clay the children of Emily Clay. (Source: Wise County Court Order Book 1, Monday, 22nd day of March, 1858.)
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Ordered that the Committee heretofore appointed to purchase a farm for a Poor House Farm be discharged from any further duties in relation thereto. (Source: Wise County Court Order Book 1, Tuesday, 29th of May, 1860.)
Ordered that Thomas Kennedy be allowed Twenty five dollars ($25.00) for keeping his Mother until the next County Levy. (Wise County Order Bk. 1, October 23, 1860.)
Poor Rates ......$465.00 (Wise County Order Bk. No. 1,
Ordered that Andrew Shepherd Overseer of the Poor in 1st District be authorized to bind Joseph Sally son of Polly Sally to any person with whom he can agree, with stipulations as the law requires. (Source: Wise County Court Order Book 1, Tuesday, 26th day of March, 1861.)
Ordered that the following be allowed, Aggragate of the Report of Overseers of the Poor, $605.00. (Source: Wise County Court Order Book 1, Tuesday, 28th day of May, 1861.)
Martha Adams Beverly
Listed in the Wise
County School Census in 1895, in the Poor House,
Gladeville District, Wise County, Virginia, are:
DEATH RECORDS OF WISE COUNTY, VIRGINIA
Frank Burk, age 65, birth date unknown, born Lee County, VA, coal miner, died March 18, 1931 at the County House, place of funeral County House, burial on County Farm.
Lewis Coats, age 73, birth date unknown, born Pennsylvania, coke puller, died Sept. 25, 1931 at the County Home, place of funeral County Home, buried on County Farm.
Patrick Dugan, age about 70, birth date unknown, born in Ireland, hod carrier, died July 27, 1930 at Norton Hospital, place of funeral and burial, County Farm Cemetery.
Eugene Gibson, stillborn, Nov. 1, 1928, Norton Hospital, buried Nov. 2, 1928 at County Farm, Mother, Louise Gibson, Davenport, VA, Father, Wilard H. McGlothin.
Alice James, age about 70, birth date unknown, born in Alabama, widow, ¾ Indian, died Feb. 14, 1930 at the County Home, funeral and burial at County Farm.
Eliza C. Miller, age about 63, birth date unknown, born in Tennessee, separated, coal miner (?) died Dec. 22, 1930 at the County House, funeral and burial Dec. 23, 1930 at the County farm.
Cora McClane, age about 78, birth date unknown, born in Ohio, widow, died Nov.14, 1930 at the County House, funeral and burial Nov. 14, 1930 at the County Farm Cemetery.
Abraham O. McKee, age about 20, birth date unknown, single, bell boy, died July 7, 1931 at the County Home, funeral held at the County Home, burial July 8, 1931 at the County Farm.
Frant or Prant Neely (alias Charles Nusesus), age about 41, birth date unknown, born Bulgaria, died on a Branch of Indian Creek, Dec. 26, 1926, burial March 25, 1927 at the County Farm.
Drewey Price, age about 76, birth date unknown, widowed, born Scott Co., VA, son of George Price of Clinchport, VA, pauper, died Nov. 26, 1929 at the County Alms Home, funeral at the same place, burial Nov. 27, 1929 at Wise County Farm.
Rueben Winkle, age about 62, birth date unknown, born Green Co., TN, married, wife Martha Winkle, laborer, son of Robert Winkle and Mary Katherine West, died Jan. 20, 1930 at the County Home, funeral at the same place, burial Jan. 21, 1930 at the County Farm.
John Bindle (or Beuder), age about 39, birth date unknown, born in Poland, married, could not speak English well, miner, died Jan. 22, 1913 at the Poor Farm, burial Jan. 23, 1913 at the Poor Farm.
Carnie Poolin, age 32, born in Italy, son of Phillip Poolin, widowed, farmer, died August 12, 1915 at the Poor House, burial August 13, 1915 at the Poor House Cemetery.
Elias Branham, age 88 yr. 7 mos. 17 days, born April 13, 1829, married, farmer, son of W.M. Branham and Charity Gibson, died August 30, 1917 at the Poor Farm.
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