This list was donated to the site by Tamara Kincaide.
"I have a photo of this matron EMMA WELDON and on the back it said "AT THE HOME". I think that is possible the house behind her was the orphan home, but not much of the house is shown in the photo. She is standing with Mary Hickman, whom may or may not be the assistant listed below named MARY KELLEY."
Photo of Emma Weldon at the home
All the children listed attend school and can read & write according to this list.
I read a few years ago an interview of a person who spent time at the orphan home in Boonville. You were allowed to stay, I believe, nine years and one day. When this person was about ten years old he was told that his allotted time was up and he would have to leave the next day. Out on his own at age ten. - Gilbert Schmitt
Weldon, Emma w f 40 single MATRON Dec 1859 IN TN ILL
Kelley, Mary (2 children, 2 living)w f 51 wd ASSISTANT Aug 1849 MO VA K
Mathews, Janisia w f 53 single COOK Sep 1846 IN KY IN
Thompson, Maudie w f 11 at school Nov 1888 IN IN IN
Vanbiber, Raymon w m 11 at school Dec 1888 IN IN IN
Slender, Willey w m 10 at school May 1890 IN IN IN
Polk, Ralph w m 8 at school Apr 1892 IN IN IN
Wallace, Ray w m 7 at school Jul 1892 IN IN IN
Jones, Hazel w f 9 at school May 1892 IN IN IN
Jones, Danlion w f 5 at school Nov 1894 IN IN IN
Jones, Samuel w m 4 at school May 1896 IN IN IN
Lacer, Birt w m 9 at school Sep 1890 IN IN IN
Bullock, Claud w m 10 at school May 1890 IN IN IN
Allen, Flora w f 8 at school Nov 1892 IN IN IN
Allen, William w m 11 at school May 1889 IN IN IN
Cutridge, George w m 11 at school Apr 1889 IN IN IN
Wright, Minnie w f 9 at school May 1891 IN IN IN
Godby, simon w m 11 at school Jan 1889 IN IN IN
*Healdabager, Jerry w m 9 at school Sep 1890 IN IN IN
Hanior/ Hasior, Herman/ Harmon w m 4 at school Jun
1895 IN IN IN
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