Captain William Featherston’s Company, 1805

 

Robert C. Carpenter, Contributor

Kathy Gunter Sullivan, Transcriber, 2010

 

Robert C. Carpenter:

All of Captain Wm Featherstons Company is in present central Gaston County with present Dallas its mid-point. Its eastern boundary stretched to the South Fork River including people from the Spencer's Mountain area like the Wiatts, Senters, Rhynes, Hovises, and Andrew Hoyl, the Justice who received the taxpayers’ information. Andrew Hoyl lived on the west side of the South Fork River. The Hoyle house still standing today is on present Dallas-Stanley Highway. The northern boundary appears to have extended north to the Philadelphia Lutheran Church community. It included the Costners, Rhodes, Vestals, and Rhynes from that area. It appears that the northern boundary is slightly south of the current Gaston-Lincoln county line. Andrew Friday, who lived at present Hardin on the South Fork, may have been one of the most northern taxpayers. The boundary extended westward to Pasour Mountain and included the lands east of Pasour Mountain: Pasour (Peasehore), Jenkins, White, Hillhouse, Clemmer, Rhyne, and Christian Best are names within this area. The southern boundary extended at least to Long Creek and may in fact may have passed Long Creek. The Davis, Dickson, Darnel, Greaves families lived in this area. Huffmans, Hollands, Withers, and Rhynes owned land on both sides of Long Creek south of present Dallas. The area included Long Creek Baptist Church with its English speaking people.

 

The majority of Capt. Featherston’s residents are in the eighth company of the 1790 Lincoln County census. A few of the residents are recorded in the sixth company of the 1790 census, such as Andrew Friday and some of the Rhynes.

 

There is a split of German and non-German in this list. I counted 39 Germans out of a total of 112. Most of these Germans lived north and west of present Dallas. This district had some affluence. Two stores were listed, and a few persons in this tax list held large acreage. Yet most owned a few hundred acres and many persons on the tax list were landless and were taxed for polls. The number of slaves held was not very high. The absence of a taxed cotton gin suggests that few had yet taken up growing cotton in this district.

 

Kathy Gunter Sullivan:

Featherson remained Captain of his district through at least 1811. Although the 1810 Lincoln County census does not identify his company, many of the 1805 district residents are enumerated on pages 427, 428, and 430.

 

Map link:

Gaston Co., NC Flood Maps

 

Captain William Featherston’s Company, 1805

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

 

A list of Taxable of Capt Wm Featherstons Company for the year 1805

Taken by And Hoyl

 

[Taxables]

Land

W P

B P

Blackwood Jno

200

1

 

Bell Thos

 

1

 

Bell George Senr

 

1

 

Best Christian [blank]

 

 

 

Baker Ziluis

 

1

 

Castner David

315

1

 

Clemer Lewis

48

1

 

Clemer Jno

230

1

 

Clemer George

85

1

 

Carpenter Henry

200

1

 

Costner Michael

283

1

2

Costner Jacob

248

1

4

Costner Adam [blank]

 

 

 

Camdil Rodereck [blank]

 

 

 

Cloninger Phillip [blank]

 

 

 

Darnel Jordan

83

1

 

Davis Nathan

130

1

 

Deck Jonthas

240

1

 

Dickson Sam

110

1

 

Darnel Moses [blank]

 

 

 

Darnel Joel

 

1

 

Friday And

1226

1

2

Greaves Jonn

1 Store

520

2

6

Gillaspie [blank]

 

 

 

Goldman Henry [blank]

 

 

 

Hovis Frederick

594

1

 

Holloway Barnes

94

1

 

Hufman Jacob

367

 

 

Hovis George

286

1

 

Hollaway Billey

74

 

 

Hawkins Saml

 

1

 

Holland Julius

233

1

 

Hezlet Ez Jnr [blank]

 

 

 

Hezlet Ez Senr

300

 

 

Hezlet David

 

1

 

Herren Joshua

 

1

 

Henry Wm

 

1

 

Herren Moses

 

1

 

Hoyl Jno [blank]

 

 

 

Hoyl And

1 Store

933

1

3

Hilhous Jas [blank]

 

 

 

Hufman John Jnr

433

1

 

Jenken Wiatt

763

1

 

Jenken Jno Capt

162

1

 

Jenken Jno Junr

 

1

 

Jenken Benj

231

1

 

Jenken Edward lame

100

1

 

Jenken Edward Ned

100

1

 

Jenken Rubin

171

1

 

Jenken Widow

196

 

 

Jenken Hugh [blank]

 

 

 

Jenken Isc [blank]

 

 

 

Jones Elisha

250

1

 

Jones Charles

197

 

 

Kinder John

241

1

 

Kinder Adm

153

1

 

Kinder Peter

 

1

 

Kinder Jacob

150

1

 

King Wm

 

1

 

John Lovesey Lousey

 

1

 

Lower John Senr [blank]

 

 

 

Low George [blank]

 

 

 

Mccollister Jno

105

1

 

Mccarver David

150

1

 

Mccarver Jno Senr

200

1

 

Mccarver Jas

92

1

 

Mccarver Alx [blank]

 

 

 

Murrel Moses [blank]

 

 

 

Peasehore George

400

1

 

Palmer Jesse [blank]

 

 

 

Palmer Jno [blank]

 

 

 

Pinner Jno

 

1

 

Pinner Widow [blank]

 

 

 

Pennel Even [blank]

 

 

 

Rodes George

150

1

 

Rine Jacob Junr

860

 

 

Rine Michael Senr

400

1

1

Rine Michael Junr

 

1

 

Rine Martin

 

1

 

Rine Jacob Junr

 

1

 

Rodes Henry

 

1

 

Rodes Jacob Senr

226

 

 

Rine Phillip

 

1

 

Rodes Widow [blank]

 

 

 

Rutherford Jas

 

1

 

Rutherford Wm

250

 

1

Rine Peter

770

 

1

Rine Widow

600

 

1

Shrom Jno

236

1

 

Smith Jno Junr

350

1

 

Simmons Jno

 

1

 

Smith Robt

 

1

 

Smith Widow [blank]

 

 

 

Shroder Abn

100

1

1

Senter Joel [blank]

 

 

 

Senter Stephen [blank]

 

 

 

Smith Wm

200

 

 

Tutrow Jno Junr

 

1

 

Tutrow John Senr [blank]

 

 

 

Tankersley George

 

1

 

Vestal John

 

1

 

Vestal Danl

286

1

 

Weathers Elisha [blank]

 

 

 

Weathers George

140

2

 

Weathers Jno

260

1

 

Weathers Jas [blank]

 

 

 

Wiatt Jas

144

 

 

Wilson Thos [blank]

 

 

 

Wells Jas Senr [blank]

 

 

 

Wells Jas Junr

 

1

 

Wiatt Abrm

 

1

 

Wiatt Wm

 

1

 

Weathers Jas

200

 

 

 

Land 15,466

White Polls 71

Black Polls 22

Stores 2

 

Duplicate Made out

 


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