About Poor Houses

When visiting your local court house, it should be remembered that most counties kept a record of poor people and the cost thereof. A search through these old books usually yields a list of names. Other than that, there are other means. Here is a List of the Collection on Georgia Pioneers:

  • Abram Widow’s Home, Chatham County, 1860
  • Douglas County Paupers 1871–1890
  • Emanuel County Poor House, 1835 or 1853
  • Savannah Poor House and Hospital, 1850 and 1860
  • The Constitution (newspapers) 1885–1900

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Jeannette Holland Austin

Jeannette Holland Austin

Author of 100+ genealogy books. Owner of 8 genealogy websites available by subscription. https://georgiapioneers.com/subscribe/subscribe.html