Since Poor Farms are a current thread of discussion in Erath Co., if anyone's
doing research on Poor Farms and Poor Houses, you might want to check out:
The site's purpose is to:
To provide a clearinghouse for information about 19th century American
Poorhouses for ... history buffs, genealogists, teachers/students, and others
And their goal is to:
to make records of all 19th century American Poorhouses accessible for
genealogical or historical research
to remove the secrecy which shrouds the poorhouse
to make the history of the poorhouse more well known
to dispel the negative image attached to poorhouse residence
Mine poorhouse operator/ancestor was in Decatur Co., TN so I don't know what,
if anything, is there on Erath Co. but there's lots of good information here.
And if you have any information, you might want to provide it to that site
to make it more accessible to other researchers. I've found the operator of
the site to be very helpful.
Good luck in your researching!