James Graham Beatty’s District, 1805

 

Robert C. Carpenter, Contributor

Kathy Gunter Sullivan, Transcriber, 2010

 

Robert C. Carpenter:

This area is the southern part of present Cleveland County. It is possible but doubtful that it includes any of present Gaston County but could include parts of Gaston around Kings Mountain and does include the current city of Kings Mountain.

 

The district’s southern boundary is the South Carolina line. The eastern boundary was Capt. Ferguson’s district which was in present southwestern Gaston County moving from the South Carolina line north to Capt. Carpenter's District in present northwestern Gaston County. The northern boundary was Swan's Company which probably was south of Waco in present Cleveland County. The boundaries coincide mostly with the twelfth Company of the 1790 Lincoln County census.

 

Most taxables in this company were English speaking. Only a few Germans can be surmised: Hass, Hamright (Hambright), and Luts (Lutz). Some have suggested that the Harmon family in this district was German but no proof has been discovered yet. Although Frederick Hambright was taxed for Lincoln County acreage, he resided in York County, South Carolina. His land is said to have been on the state line and this list indicates it was.

 

This tax return indicates moderate wealth in the district. While about five or six taxables owned large amounts of land, most of these district residents held moderate acreage. There were 54 black polls which indicates higher slave ownership than in some tax districts.

 

Kathy Gunter Sullivan:

Although the captain’s name does not appear on the tax list, he is known to be James Graham Beatty from the county court minute docket. At October 1805 sessions, William Magness, William Winters, Adam Carruth, John Graham, and Thomas Graham were appointed as patrols in Capt. James G. Beatty’s company. In April 1806, Justice Abner McAfee was appointed to receive the taxpayer’s information in Capt. Beatty’s company. In 1807 the captain may have been John Weir. By April 1808, Gladden had been elected captain.

 

The residents were clustered in the lower southeastern quadrant of present-day Cleveland County southeast of Shelby and adjoining the South Carolina line. Bruce Pruitt’s series of Abstracts of Lincoln County, North Carolina, Deeds was very useful for identifying the physical location of these men. Residents’ land transactions reference the east side of Buffalo Creek, Long Branch of Buffalo Creek, Solomon Beason’s Creek, and Kings Creek among other waterways of the area.

 

George Falls and Robert Winters owned land in both Beatty’s District and in Ferguson’s District, and are taxed in both districts.

 

Map Link to lower southeastern Cleveland County:

 

[James Graham Beatty’s] Tax List for the Year 1805

Lincoln County Tax Lists 1805 [sic]-1806; box no. CR.060.701.4, North Carolina State Archives.

 

Persons Names

Land

W P

B P

Altom James

110

 

 

Adams Abenego

200

1

 

Allexander Sarah

100

 

 

Burk Pattrick

206

1

 

Beason Soloman

150

1

1

Bettey J Greham

450

1

2

Baldan Jonthan

 

1

 

Coller Franses

 

1

2

Collans Saml

430

 

1

Collans Joseph

100

1

1

Cobb James

425

1

 

Carruth John

2200

 

4

Collans Abram [blank]

 

 

 

Camp Abram

100

1

 

Collans Mary

475

 

 

Collans William

 

1

 

Collans Martin [blank]

 

 

 

Collans Isaac

500

1

 

Collans Jonthan

100

1

 

Crow Thomas

 

1

 

Crow Rachard

 

1

 

Camble Richard

 

1

 

Dyer Saml

610

 

 

Dyer Jaramah

300

1

 

Dyer William

 

1

 

Dunn[?] John

 

1

 

Dillingham Archble

250

1

2

Dickson John

470

1

1

Dickson Daved

647

1

1

Dickson Robert

595

1

 

Davis Edwert

200

1

 

Erls Willam

300

1

 

Ettres Henry

200

 

 

Erls Bennet

200

1

 

Evens Willam

 

1

 

Etters Samuel

 

1

 

Furgesen Allexnr

1 Stud Horse

100

1

 

Furgesen Willam

500

1

 

Furgesen John

100

1

 

Furgesen Robert

125

1

 

Fauls John

607

 

2

Fauls James

320

1

 

Fauls Gerge

200

1

 

Fouche Lidge [Elijah; blank]

 

 

 

Gledan [Gladden] Saml

519

1

 

Gledan Moses

330

1

 

Gledan Arther

328

1

 

Gledan Joseph

 

1

 

Goforth Presten

180

1

 

Goforth Gerge

110

1

 

Greham Archble

630

1

6

Greham John

1455

 

13

Green Jacob

200

 

 

Greham Thomas

 

1

 

Hider[?] James

474

 

 

Harden Ledge [Elijah]

200 [?]

1

 

Harden Benjaman

400

1

 

Harman John

300

1

 

Harman Henrey

350

1

 

Harman Petter

280

1

 

Harman Jacob

350

1

 

Harman Andrew

400

1

 

Harden James

200

1

 

Harden Ledey [Lydia?]

200

 

 

Hamton Sam

150

 

 

Hass James

200

 

 

Harden Edmon [blank]

 

 

 

Hamright Fredrick

450

 

 

Hamright Henrey

200

1

1

Luts Adam

100

1

 

Lowery Thomas

1 Stud Horse

 

1

 

Linsey John

100

1

 

Magness William

Machen 1 [cotton machine]

1310

 

4

Martin William

200

1

 

Mcafee James

360

 

5

Mcafee Abner

340

1

6

Morrow Thomas

 

1

 

McClain [blank]

1280

 

 

Neel William [blank]

 

 

 

Oats William sener

783

 

 

Oats William

 

1

 

ONeel Cristy

200

 

 

Patterson James

210

1

 

Patterson Robert

194

1

 

Patterson Arther

230

1

1

Paules[?] Minty

100

1

 

Parker Humphrey

200

1

 

Parson John

360

1

1

Patterson Thomas

450

1

 

Roberts Thomas

250

1

 

Regens Willam

177

1

 

Retherford James

 

 

 

Sloan Robert

200

 

 

Spurlan Ledge [Elijah]

115

1

 

Smith Dannel

178

 

 

Smith Edwerd

400

1

 

Stone Uriah

 

1

 

Wilson John

100

1

 

Wels John

490

 

 

Watterson John

400

 

 

Winters Willam

210

1

 

Williams William

227

 

 

Weer Levey

200

1

 

Weer Robert

 

1

 

Weer John S

776

 

 

Weer John

 

1

 

Woods Sarah

480

 

1

Watterson John J

 

1

 

Watterson Gerge

 

1

 

Winters Robert

200

1

 

John Weels Sner [Wells?]

75

 

 

 

Land 30,501

White Polls 77

Black Polls 54

Studs 1 [sic 2]

Cotten Gin 1

 

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