Cincinnati Ohio Workhouse Inmate Research

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Searching for information/primary sources/leads about the Cincinnati Workhouse inmate William Stockton. He is found on line 35 here:

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4W9-XRQ : accessed 2 May 2020), William Stockton, Cincinnati (Districts 1-250), Hamilton, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 243, sheet 30A, line 35, family , NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1815; FHL microfilm 2,341,549.

I'm trying to confirm if it's the same William Stockton in my family tree (name, age, race, and birthplace are correct). Specifically I'm looking for court records, jail records, newspaper articles, etc. that would give clues to his identity and why he was in jail.

Info on "my" William Stockton:

  • Alternate given names: Absalom William, Bill, Wayne
  • Alternate last names: Stocton
  • Birth: 20 Sep 1899 in Wayne, Kentucky
  • Death: unknown, but assumed deceased as he was born 120 years ago.
  • Wife: Catherine/Katherine Rachel Peavy/Peavey/Peevy/Pavey/Pavie (she was remarried by the time of the 1930 census to Gaines Albert Haggard. I had always assumed she remarried because William had died, but maybe it was because he was in jail?)
  • Children: Mary Annabelle, William Henry, Daisy Jean (in the 1930 census Daisy is listed as living with Catherine and her new husband while Mary and William were living with their paternal grandparents)


The only lead I have for sources is that the University of Cincinnati has the jail registers in their rare books collection, but you have to visit in person to look at them. I would love a copy or transcript of the page he's on. Where can I find someone to do? (I'm willing to pay of course).

Any and all help appreciated!

WikiTree profile: Waymond Stockton
in Genealogy Help by Caitlin Haggard G2G1 (1.3k points)
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