Historic marker in place at county Poor House site

Nov 18, 2013

BETHANY — Phoebe Jane White’s entire world was at the former Genesee County Poor House.

Hard to say what was affecting her. A newspaper account of her death described her as “always idiotic” and blind for the last 10 years of her life.

Phoebe Jane was 9 years old when she delivered to the Poor House in 1828. She was one of the first people sent there, and it’s where she died.

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