Capt. Gardner Harwell’s District, 1804

 Robert C. Carpenter, Contributor

Kathy Gunter Sullivan, Transcriber, 2010

 

Robert C. Carpenter:

Harwell’s Company is located near Sherrills Ford; part of the company area now is under Lake Norman. I suspect Harwell’s Company included parts of first and tenth companies in the 1790 Lincoln County census.

 

The residents are predominately English speaking people including Rev. Asbury, the famous Methodist preacher. Linebargers, Kinder, Turbyfill, and Holdsclaw are a few probable Germans in the company. It appears to be a prosperous region since there were two cotton gins which were taxed. This is before King Cotton became the predominate crop in the south. There was significant ownership of slaves, with black polls being only eleven less than the number of white polls. The relatively high number of black polls suggests a region involved in cash crops and industry.

 

Kathy Gunter Sullivan:

At April Sessions 1805, Justice of the Peace John Turbyfill was appointed to receive the taxpayers’ information in Harwell’s Company. In 1791, Turbyfill purchased land on the west side of the Catawba River neighboring Francis Cunningham, Reubin Simpson, the Beaverdam Branch [of Mountain Creek], John Hawkins, and Adam Perkins; see Lincoln County deed book 16: 230. This land is in present-day Mountain Creek Township of Catawba County. By 1806, the company captain was James Wilkinson; see Wilkinson’s 1806 Tax List.

 

In 1792, John Turbyfill was a trustee of a Methodist Episcopal Church on the head of Grassy Creek. The other trustees were Daniel Asbury, Samuel Harwell, William Mays, Harbert Harwell, John Edwards, and Rawley Harwell; Lincoln County deed book 32: 257. This may be present-day Bethel United Methodist Church across the existing county line in Denver, Catawba Springs Township, Lincoln County.

 

Map links:

<http://www.ncfloodmaps.com/firm_indexes/pdf/effective/catawba_index_map.pdf>.

< http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncglgs/currenttownships.htm>

 

 

List of Taxables in Capt. Gardner Harwells Destrict

March 21st 1804

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

 

[Names]

White

Black

Land

Benjamin Cornelius

1

 

192

John Cronkleton

1

 

280

William Clark

1

 

 

Henry Partain

1

 

174

Temple Shelton

1

1

 

Thomas Harwell

1

 

50

Nathaniel Edwards

1

 

220

James Loften

1

2

483

Harbert Abernathy

1

2

148

John Limbarger

1

 

135

Lewis Day

1

 

 

Jacob Gabril

 

 

480

James Loller

1

 

 

Frederick Harwell

1

 

46

Cornelus Conner

1

 

40

Smith Miller

1 Stud Horse

1

 

 

Richard Hunter

1

 

 

James Lee Jr

1

 

 

Henry Kinder

1

 

300

John Wilkerson

1

1

 

Thomas Gilliland

1

 

560

Samuel Harwell

1

5

125

Benjamin Stiles

 

 

120

William Mayes

and 1 Cotton Gin 4 Saws

1

2

100

Mathew McCortle

1

1

 

Elisabeth McCortle widow

 

1

270

David Clark

1

1

380

Richard Hunter

1

 

 

Aron Mayhew

1

 

60

Lodowick Turbyfill

1

 

 

Littlebeary Turbyfill

1

 

 

Abram Gabril

1

 

 

Benjamin Fisher

1

 

 

Charles Connor

 

6

558

Henry Dillon

1

 

218

Alexander Work

 

6

1350

Leonard Long

1

 

60

Jonathan Long

1

1

280

Daniel Asbury Minister

 

1

165

Thomas Kerr

1

 

 

James Lee

Cotton gin 24 Saws

 

 

350

Elisha Stacy

1

 

100

Aron Stacy

1

 

100

Robert Knox

 

1

294

John Stiles

1

 

100

Tinch Carter

1

 

 

James Pitts

1

 

 

John Robertson

1

 

208

Isaac Williams

1

 

100

James Holdsclaw

 

1

260

Harbert Harwell

2

5

200

Robert Abernathy

2

6

350

Buckner Abernathy

1

 

 

Francis Harwell

1

1

183

John Edwards

 

 

130

Wheeler Edwards

1

 

 

Benjamin Edwards

1

 

 

Gardner Harwell

1

1

 

James Wilkerson

1

 

200

Alexander Sherril

1

1

130

Nicholas Sherril

1

2

100

Wesley Shirril

1

 

 

Jeptha Sherril

1

 

 

Moses Sherril

1

1

232

Elisha Sherril

1

 

339

Aron Sherril

1

1

163

Levi Sherril

1

 

 

Jessey Sherril

1

 

 

Joshua Sherril

1

 

113

Adam Sherril

 

4

 

Joshua Sherril

 

1

1131

Even Sherril

1

1

158

Eli Sherril

1

 

141

Absalom Duncan

1

1

150

Nichol Limbarger

1

 

100

Alexander Clark

1

1

153

John Fisher

1

 

100

Ezekiel Fisher

 

 

100

George Little

 

 

240

William Fisher

1

 

225

Richard Fisher

1

 

 

 

Land 12,944

White Polls 69

Black Polls 58

Studs [blank but Smith Miller is recorded with one]

Cotten Gins 28 Saws

 

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