Inhabitants of the Poorhouse in Accomack County, 1804

At a Meeting of the Overseers of the Poor at the Poorhouse on May 5th, 1804 a count of the inhabitants was taken. The people listed below were living at the Poorhouse at this time.

Betty Johnson 
Kessey McCredy [McCready]
Tabi Booth
John Collona
Peggy McCredy [McCready]
Susannah Johnson
James Taylor
Jinney Crouch
Betty Scott
Leah Dix
William Melson
Elisha (by Matthews) [Black]
Zorobabel Riggs
Dinah (Black woman)
Comfort Potter
Polley Allen
Patience Bisick
Major Davis
William Oldham
Richd Davis
Betty Davis
Susannah Husk
Sidney Taylor
Ephriam Broadwater
Ephria Hall
Peggy Glading
Thomas Glading
James Glading
Tabitha Ross
Parker Collins
Betty Thorns
Henry Fletcher
Sippep (free Negro)
Easther Hickman
Elijah Ross
Susannah Wise
Amey (black woman)
Richard Bloxum [Bloxom]
Polley Bloxum [Bloxom]
Easter Simpson


An Inventory of the property of the Poorhouse:

26 Bed Frams

Some in good order, others out of repair.

23 Beds

About 1/3 half worn 2/3 old & indifferent

92 Blankets

Mostly much worn & some nearly worn out

9 Sheets

Old & indifferent

9 pr Fire Dogs

Good except one pair

2 pr Fire Tongs

One pr good the other worn

2 old Shovels

1 broken the other indifferent

6 Iron Potts

5 good, 1 has a hole in it

4 pr pott hooks

Meddling good

1 Dutch Oven

Lid Cracked

i Kettle

Cracked

2 frying pan

1 new, the other old

6 Spinning wheels

4 new, 2 old

10 Chains

Meddling good

1 Horse

Six years old in good order

1 Yoke of Oxen

Eight years old in good order

1 Wain & Yoke

In good order, shod wheels

2 Weeing Hoes

Pretty good

1 Hilling Hoe

Good

1 Plough

Out of repair

1 Harrow

Middling Order

1 ploug Harness

Same

4 Logwood Axes

3 old, 1 Meddling

1 pr Iron Wedges

Good

1 Cow & Calf

Good

1 Large Barrow

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1 Large Sow

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1 Sow & 7 pigs

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3 1/2 pint tumblers

Good

2 Queens ware pitchers

Same

11 Queens Small plates

Same

5 Pewter Dishes

Half worn

2 Pewter Basons

1 good the other half worn

6 Earthen platters

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1 Black Bowl & pint cup

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1 Tin funnel

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2 pr Wool cards

One pr some what worn the other worn out

2 Decanters

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2 iron Candlesticks

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1 pr Snuffers

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17 Chamber pots, black

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1 Iron Tea Kettle

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1 Oznaburgh Wallet

Good

3 flat Irons

2 smal, 1 large good

1 bridle

Old

1 Reel

Good

2 Iron Skillets

1 good 1 cracked

6 Bucketts

Some small, some large, pretty good

4 Black porringers

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1 black jug

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143/4 lbs Coffee, Ground

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11 3/4 lb Brown Sugar, Ground

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1 Loaf Lump Sugar

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1 pr Steeyards

Good

1 3/4 Yds Oznaburgh

New

12 Yds Bocken Baize

New

8 Yds Forrest Cloth

New

5 Yds Dowlas

New

12 pane window glass

same 7 by 9

15 pane window glass

same 8 by 10

2 1/2 lbs flax

Hackled

7 2/4 Tow thread

Unboiled

1 lb Cotton

Picked

8 1/2 Course tow

Unspun

1 tin scales & weights

Good

1 1/2 Bushels peas

Blackeyed

40 bushels corn

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30 plates Pewter

Half worn

5 Pewter Dishes

Half worn

2 Pewter Dishes

Worn out

25 Iron spoons

Good

9 Pewter Basons

Half worn

5 tin porringers

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16 Black cups & porringers

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1 Spider

Good

2 long pine tables

In good order

2 long benches

In good order

2 short benches

In good order

2 Meal Baggs

Old & indifferent

3 Washing tubs

2 new & 1 old

4 Bucketts

1 New, 3 old

2 Half Bushels

Old

1 Grindstone

Large and good

1 spade

Good

6 powder tubs

Good

2 large Tubs

1 full the other 1/3 full of Lard

1 meal Tub

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1 Barel with 14 Gallons of Brandy

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1 Barel with aa few Gallons of Molasses

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1 Barel with a little vinagar

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1 Stone Pickle pott

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1 fat pot

Full of Lard

1 Meal Tray

Large & good

2 Coffee Mills

1 good, 1 worn out

18 dozen Candles

Tallow

4 pieces of dried Beef

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1/2 bushel Salt

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39 Middlings of Bacon

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8 Jowls of Bacon

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35 Gallons of Vinegar

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127 Joints of Bacon

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92 Sleins tow thread

Boiled

1 Wheelbarrow

In good order

2 3/4 lbs mixed cotton

Spun & twisted for Stockens

6 Knives & forks

Preety good

1 Carving Knife & fork

Good Knife & old fork

2 pr Scissars

Meddling good

3 pot racks

Good

1 drawing knife & Chizzel

Good

1 pr Cotton Cards

More than half worn

1 Medicine press

Good

1 pr Cotton Cards

More than half worn

1 hand saw

Good

1 hammer

Middling

Cider trough basket

Good


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