MONTGOMERY COUNTY POORHOUSE PAPERS

                                                               İTranscribed and submitted by Sue Ashby - 08/12/2012

These are documents I found in the Montgomery Co., courthouse several years ago. These are not complete yet. Will work on them as I can.

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State of North Carolina

Montgomery County        [all the documents begin with this heading, so I will not repeat them every time.]

# 1 [ my numbering]

Know all men by these presents that we, M. A. MUNROE, K. H. & P.C. SAUNDERS are held and firmly bound unto the said State of N. C., in the sum of Twenty Five Hundred Dollars for which payment we bind ourselves, our heirs Exors and Adm'rs and assigns jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed and dated with our seals and dated Oct. 1, 1867. The condition of the above obligation is such, that the above bounden M. A. MUNROE hath bid of at the lowest bid the following paupers viz:

Winney JOHNSON, Tamsey DEAN, Tempy BERRY, Hinsy (or Kinsey) HALEY, Sarah HALEY, David CAUDLE, Betsy CAUDLE, Betsey HAMILTON, Polly WHITLOCK, Prissa ATKINS, John McLEOD, and all others that may be sent to him.

Now, if the said M. A MUNROE furnish the said paupers with a plenty of common diet shoes & clothes and beding for the for the next twelve months to commence at date and continue until 30th Sept. 1868 and only have pay for those he keeps at rates the others was bid off at it being $63 per head then this obligation to be void. Otherwise to remain in full force and and affect the day and year first above mentioned.

signed M. A. MUNROE, K. H. SAUNDERS, P. C. SAUNDERS

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#2

Know all men by these presents that we, M. A. MUNROE, K. A. SAUNDERS, P. C. SAUNDERS are held and firmly bound unto the said State of N.C., in the sum of Two Thousand Dollars for which payment we bind ourselves, our heirs Exor's and Adm'rs and assigns jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed and dated with our seals and dated Sept. 27/ 65. The condition of the above obligation is such, that the above bounden M. A. MUNROE that bid of the lowest bid the following paupers viz: Winney JOHNSON, J. H. FREEMAN, Henry HALEY, Sarah HALEY, Viney JORDAN, Tamsey DEAN, Temperance BERRY, Martha LUNAN

Now, if the said M. A. MUNROE furnish the said  paupers with a sufficient quantity of good and wholesome diet clothing beding  and necessarys of life for the next twelve months to commence on the 1st day of Oct. 1865 & continue until the 1st Oct. 1866 and to have pay for those kept and make deduction? on those that have obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and affect the day & year above written.

signed, M. A. MUNROE, P. C. SAUDERS

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#3

Receipt to:

Wardens of the Poor for the county of Montgomery , to J. H. MONTGOMERY Dr. , to amt. of medical act. for the year 1848 $ 5.50.

                                                                                                                                                                                                       $10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                         Total      $15.50

To the 27 Sept. 1849 -

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#4

 

Know all men by these presents that we, M. A. MUNROE, . A. SAUNDERS, P.C. SAUNDERS are held and firmly bound unto the said State of N.C. in the sum of Three Thousand Dollars, for which payment we bind ourselves, our Heirs Exor's and Adm'rs and assigns jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed and dated with our seals and dated Oct. 1, 1860. The condition of the above obligation is such, that the above bounden M. A. MUNROE had bid of the lowest bid the following paupers viz:

Winney JOHNSON, John H. FREEMAN, Henry HALEY, Sarah HALEY, Martha LUNAN, Tamsley DEAN, Lavina JORDAN Temperance BERRY, Samuel TOLBERT and James YARBROUGH, for $150 each. Now, if the said M. A. MUNROE for such the said paupers with a sufficient quantity of good and wholesome diet, shoes clothing and beding and other necesarys of life for the next twelve months to commence on the 1st Oct. 1864& continue until the 1st Oct. 1864and to have pay for them them he keeps and make deduction on them that have it.?

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#5

A receipt for food and part of it is missing..

_____  ______  widow Joel? GREEN,   _________     to bushel  corn & presents his claim

Sirs ??   Brird?? have 10 Bushels for present year

 Geo A GRAHAM furnish the corn      M. A. MUNROE $ 63 each

William McAULY be allowed 12 bushels support of Garenton McAULY coled?

A. H. SAUNDERS

W. T BENTON to be allowed $ 10 for the support of Martha WARBRITTON

John T. McKENNON be allowed 12 Bushels peas? for Salla SINGLETON

H. W. LEDBETTER furnish 25 bushels corn for David HUDSON

Caroline SISK be allowed 2/3 it's price at purchase of ___ for keeping Mary SISK

Anguish MARTIN furnish 10 bus corn to Myrum LACKS

Timma/Fimma? SIMMONS  Mary SIMMONS   63

        " "  "         SIMMONS Elizabeth SIMMONS 31/50

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#6

Extra Bill for keeping poor

 

1 set Knives and Forks 1 fr (for) $1.00

1 coffee mill                   1 fr $ 1.00

1 set cups & saucers     3 fr   $ .30

1 dish                             1 fr .15

1 set plaites (plates)     4 fr .40

1 krisht (crystal?) glass  3 fr .30

1 bell cord                     6 fr .60

8 yrd bed ticking @ .15  1.20

to making bed ticking 2/6 .25

10 yds sheeting for 2 sheets 1.00

to making 2 sheets 10 cts each .20

to 9 yds sheeting for table cloths  .90

to making tablecloths 10 cts each  .20

to walling wall 17/6  1.75

to _____  (preparing for burial?) body of Phillis  5.00 

Total 14.25

 to waiting on Lucy GADD one month $250

Henry HALEY to have the ticket for his wife.

ALL ALLOWED

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#7

 

 page partially covered, unable to read.. 1854

To the worshipful court of pleas and quarter sessions Oct. term 1854

We the wardens of the poor of said county have met at the poor house at Laurensville? for the purpose of letting out the paupers of of said county have proceded to examine the condition of the houses and find them out of repair so much so that we in our judgement consider it entirely unsafe for them to remain there any longer without the buildings are repaired or a new one built. And not knowing what course to pursue that would best tend to promote the interest of the county and the welfare of the poor under our protection, therefore we have ordered that the paupers be brought to Troy on Tuesday of this term of the court to be let out to individuals until some other arrangements is made and we now submit to your consideration our proceedings also the consideration of repairing of the old house or building a new one and making sale of the old one.

All of which we respectfully submit to the consideration of your worships.

(signed)

Malcom MURCHISON                        }

M. M.  (Malcom M.?) LEACH             }

Wyatt N. THAYER                                }        Wardens

Reddin  GALLOWAY                            }

 

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# 8

 

Know all men by these presents that we M. A. MONROE, A. H. SAUNDERS, P. H. SAUNDERS are held and firmly bound unto the said state of NC in the sum of Three Thousand Dollars for which we bind ourselves our heirs Exr's and admin. and assigns jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 28 Sept 1866.

The condition of the above obligation is such that the above bounden M. A. MONROE  hath bid off at the lowest bid the following paupers viz: Winney JOHNSON, John H. FREEMAN, Tamsey DEAN, Temperance BERRY, Henry HALEY, Sarah HALEY, Mary FOX, David CAUDLE and Elizabeth CAUDLE. Now if the said M. A. MONROE furnish said paupers with a sufficient quantity of good and wholesome diet, shoes clothing and beding and all necesarys of life for the next twelve months to commence on the 1st Oct. 1866 and continue until the 1st Oct. 1867 and to have pay for those kept and make deduction for those that leave then this obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and effect the day and year above written.

signed

M. A. MONROE

A. H. SAUNDERS            (SEALS)

P. C. SAUNDERS

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# 9

A bill from A. J. SISK, Dr.   dated Apr. 1, 1907

  "In acct. for one visit to Co. home - $ 1.50"