Names & Census Info

The names of The Inmates of Willard can be found on the internet from such sources as the U.S. Federal Censuses, genealogy websites, historical documents, and books; everywhere except where they should be, on headstones in New York State Hospital cemeteries and in a searchable database available to the public. I have transcribed the Willard censuses from Ancestry.com for the years 1870, 1880, 1900 and 1920 and presented 199 pages in the hope that you may easily find your ancestor. 1880 “3D” are the Defective, Dependent and Delinquent Federal Censuses which gives some medical information. These names do not represent all the former patients buried in the Willard Cemetery however they will provide you with the resources to start the search for your loved one. These spreadsheets are to be viewed and treated with respect.

NO MATTER HOW HARD THEY TRY, MENTAL HEALTH OFFICIALS AND LAWMAKERS WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO STOP GENEALOGY GEEKS AND THE FLOW OF INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET!
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1870

1870 R169A 50

1870 R169B 51

1870 R170A 52

1870 R170B 53

1870 R171A 54

1870 R171B 55

1870 R172A 56

1870 R172B 57

1870 R173A 58

Census 1870 Willard Employees.
Census 1870 Willard Inmates Men & Women.

1880

Census 1880 Willard Inmates Men.
Census 1880 Willard Inmates Women.

1880 Defective, Dependent & Delinquent Classes

Census 1880 Willard Inmates Men 3D.
Census 1880 Willard Inmates Women 3D.

1900

Census 1900 Willard Inmates Men.
Census 1900 Willard Inmates Women.

 

1920


Census 1920 Willard Inmates Men.
Census 1920 Willard Inmates Women.
Census Interpretation 1920.


Willard Asylum Cemetery (Veterans Names) Military Section, Seneca County, NY.

BINGHAMTON STATE HOSPITAL CEMETERY, BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK – Asylum Cemetery Records.
Binghamton State Hospital Cemetery – Find-A-Grave.

CRAIG COLONY MEMORIAL CEMETERY, SONYEA, LIVINGSTON COUNTY, NEW YORK – Find-A-Grave.

DANNEMORA STATE HOSPITAL CEMETERY, CLINTON COUNTY, NEW YORK – Find-A-Grave

GOWANDA STATE HOSPITAL CEMETERY, ERIE COUNTY, NEW YORK – Find-A-Grave.

LETCHWORTH VILLAGE STATE CEMETERY, ROCKLAND COUNTY, NEW YORK – Find-A-Grave

MATTEAWAN STATE HOSPITAL CEMETERY, FISHKILL, DUTCHESS COUNTY, NEW YORK – Find-A-Grave

ROME DEVELOPMENTAL CEMETERY, ROME, ONEIDA COUNTY, NEW YORK – RootsWeb.

Rochester, Monroe County, New York (PDF File): Names: Monroe County Poorhouse, Asylum, Penitentiary, Other Charities 1838 to 1860.

1898 Names of New York State Civil Service Workers.
(Beginning on page 121, you will be able to find ancestors who worked at State Hospitals and Custodial Institutions. You will have to keep scrolling down until you find the hospital or institution you are looking for).

1888 Monroe County Insane Asylum, Rochester, NY (Names).

1883 New York State County Poor House Report – 7.26.2012

NAMES INCLUDED IN THE FOLLOWING LINKS (PDF Files) County Poorhouses were often the first place that people with mental illnesses and developmental or intellectual disabilities were placed. New York State County Poorhouse Report 1883:
Albany, Allegany, Broome & Cattaraugus Counties 1883.
Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango & Clinton Counties 1883.
Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Dutchess & Erie Counties 1883.
Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton & Herkimer Counties 1883.
Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe & Montgomery Counties 1883.
Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario & Orange Counties 1883.
Orleans, Oswego, Otsego, Putnam & Queens Counties 1883.
Rensselaer, Richmond, Rockland, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben & Suffolk Counties 1883.
Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster & Warren Counties 1883.
Washington, Wayne, Westchester, Wyoming & Yates Counties 1883.

1880 Sickness-U.S. Federal Census-IPUMS USA – 2.21.2013.

Cottages at Willard Asylum - Roger Luther at nysAsylum.com

Cottages at Willard Asylum – Roger Luther at nysAsylum.com

The U.S. Federal Census – Instructions To Enumerators provided by:
Steven Ruggles, J. Trent Alexander, Katie Genadek, Ronald Goeken, Matthew B. Schroeder, and Matthew Sobek. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 5.0 [Machine-readable database]. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2010.

Census 1870 IPUMS USA
Census 1880 IPUMS USA
Census 1900 IPUMS USA
Census 1920 IPUMS USA

Willard Asylum - Roger Luther at nysAsylum.com

Willard Asylum – Roger Luther at nysAsylum.com


The Inmates of Willard 1870 to 1900, A Genealogy Resource

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO They’re Buried Where? by Seth Voorhees

99 thoughts on “Names & Census Info

  1. Hello. This is wonderful and such an amazing resource for families trying to find ancestors. I am trying to see if my grandmother’s sister, Katherine, was at Willard. She had developed mental illness as a result of scarlet fever, and I believe that she was place in a mental institution in 1910 at the age of 12. According to what I can find she died in 1924 in either Groveland or Sonyea NY, so I am thinking maybe she was at Willard. Unfortunately, Inmates of Willard only goes up to 1900. Do you know if there are any new developments in accessing records, or a way to see if that is where she was? Thank you for any help you can give me.

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    • Hello! I have transcribed 1920 on the Census Page. You can also join Ancestry.com and look up 1910 census for Willard located in the towns of Ovid and Romulus, Seneca County. When I wrote the book and transcribed the censuses 10 years ago, the 1910 census was scanned so poorly that I couldn’t read it. Maybe it’s better now. First, do you know her death date? If so, get her death certificate from the state of New York. By 1910, I don’t believe that Willard held 12 year olds. Find out what city, county she lived in and go from there. Sincerely, Lin

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