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1860 Lawrence Co., MO census
Posted by: Nita Date: March 20, 2002 at 16:47:45
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After copying some pages from the 1860 Lawrence Co., MO census while searching for a Wright/Prosser family from Lincoln Co., TN, I saw reference to some of Joel's neighbors having "inmates" in their households or "inmate teaching school" under the "occupations" columns. Some "inmates" were children; were they orphans? Some "inmates" were entire families living in another adult's household; were they indigent families? Curious, because I have not encountered "inmate" used unless it was in an institution--hospital or jail. What did the term mean in Lawrence Co.?

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