A Guide to the Powhatan County (Va.) Overseers of the Poor Allowances, 1826-1832 Powhatan County (Va.) Overseers of the Poor Allowances, 1826-1832 1123461/Powhatan County (Va.) Reel 85

A Guide to the Powhatan County (Va.) Overseers of the Poor Allowances, 1826-1832

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Collection numbers 1123461/Powhatan County (Va.) Reel 85


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Collection numbers
1123461/Powhatan County (Va.) Reel 85
Title
Powhatan County (Va.) Overseers of the Poor Allowances 1826-1832
Physical Characteristics
1 v. and 1 microfilm reel
Collector
Powhatan County (Va.) Circuit Court
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Use microfilm copy, Powhatan County (Va.) Reel 85

Preferred Citation

Powhatan County (Va.) Board of the Overseers of the Poor Allowances, 1826-1832. Local Government Records Collection, Powhatan County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Powhatan County.

The microfilm was generated by Backstage Library Works through the Library of Virginia's Circuit Court Records Preservation Program.

Historical Information

Powhatan County was named for the Indian chieftain who ruled the native inhabitants of tidewater Virginia in the early seventeenth century. It was formed from Cumberland County in 1777, and part of Chesterfield County was added later.

In 1780 the Virginia General Assembly replaced the Anglican vestries and churchwardens of the colonial period with elected bodies called Overseers of the Poor. The Overseers provided food, clothing, shelter, and medical treatment for the persons who were too poor to support themselves or too ill to provide for their basic needs. The Overseers took over the supervision of the poorhouses and workhouses built by the vestries and built new poorhouses and workhouses where they were needed.

Scope and Content

The Powhatan County (Va.) Board of the Overseer of the Poor Allowances is one volumes dated 1826-1832. This book give the names of people receiving money or paying money to provide food, clothing, shelter and items need for the care of the poor. It gives the amount of money each of the persons received or paid for the care of the poor.

Stuck in the book is a paper with the accounts for November 20, 1832.

Related Material

Additional Powhatan County Court Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm"

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Powhatan County (Va.) Board of Overseers of the Poor
  • Powhatan County (Va.) Circuit Court
  • Subjects:

  • Account books--Virginia--Powhatan County
  • Poor--Virginia--Powhatan County
  • Public welfare--Virginia--Powhatan County
  • Geographical Names:

  • Powhatan County--History--19th century
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Local government records--Virginia--Powhatan County

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Powhatan County--History--19th century