Captain [Abraham] Scott’s Company, 1805

 

Robert C. Carpenter, Contributor

Kathy Gunter Sullivan, Transcriber, 2010

 

Robert C. Carpenter:

Capt Abraham Scott's Company is a very small tax district located in the eastern part of present Gaston County near Mt. Holly. Its eastern boundary was the Catawba River. Its southern boundary was John McClure's District. This small tax company was located around Dutchmans Creek and north of that creek toward the Lincoln County line. I do not believe that it actually went to the present Lincoln County line but probably south of that line. The western boundary may have been the South Fork River. The district included Thomas Rhyne, whose home still exists west of Stanley on Stanley Creek.

 

Most persons on this list were English speaking. I have identified the following surnames as Germans: Rhyne, Bess, Lynberry (probably Lineberger). It is unclear whether Hindricks is German or whether some of the Smiths were German. Of the 39 persons listed as taxables I counted only 4 Germans. This was a very wealthy company with a few people owning significant acreage. The number of black polls was almost double the number of white polls, which is another indication of wealth and slave ownership.

 

Kathy Gunter Sullivan:

Scott was the district captain through 1808. He was succeeded in 1809 by Edward Boyd, who was captain through at least 1812.

 

Justice Robert Alexander was appointed in 1805 and again in 1806 to receive the taxable information. In October 1806, patrols appointed in Captain Scott’s Company were Robert Johnston, James McCall, James Rankin, and Barnabas West Jr. Patrols appointed in Scott’s Company in July 1808 were Logan Henderson, Andrew Johnson, William Lumly, John Moore, James Scott, and Barnard (probably same as Barnabas) West.

 

On the erratic pages sequence of the 1810 Lincoln County census, Captain Boyd’s Company is identified in reverse alphabetical order on pages 482, 491, 490, and 481.

 

Captain [Abraham] Scott’s Company, 1805

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

Year 1805

A Return of those that give in on oath of Cap Scotts Company

 

Persons Names

Land

White

Black

George Cox

840

1

1

Jas Moore

900

1

1

Jas Reese

150

1

 

Isaac West

340

 

 

Isaac Hert Jun

 

1

 

Thos Ryhne

1600

 

3

Robt Alexander

1200

 

4

Robt Alexander Jnr

206

1

2

Jas Scott

400

1

2

George Graham

150

1

 

Saml Rankin

200

 

 

Jas Rankin

120

1

 

Henry Hindriks

 

1

2

Frederick Lynbery

513

1

2

Jas Martin

500

1

5

Paull Auston

 

1

 

John Lynbery

310

1

 

Charles Cook

 

1

 

John Taylor

112

1

 

Lawson Henderson[,] Cook[,] and Taylor Returned after [being] Summoned

Capt Abraham Scott

547

1

2

Abraham Devenport

374

1

1

John Mayberry [blank]

 

 

 

George Dameron [blank]

 

 

 

Thomas Dameron

113

 

 

Edward Boyd

150

1

 

John Benham

100

1

 

Lauson Henderson

2000

1

5

Humphrey Hunter

230

1

2

Samuel Martin [blank]

 

 

 

Mathew Gaskin [blank]

 

 

 

John Gaskin [blank]

 

 

 

William Moore

700

 

3

George Oliver [blank]

 

 

 

Peter Carson [blank]

 

 

 

Jesse Featherston Senr [blank]

 

 

 

Jesse Featherston Junior

660

 

6

James Smith [blank]

 

 

 

John Smith [blank]

 

 

 

Fredrick Bess [blank]

 

 

 

Charles Cook [blank]

 

 

 

These are they that was Summonded by [Constable] Stow,

[signed] Robt Alexander

 

State of North Carolina

Lincoln County

To Jacob Stow Constable

You are hereby commanded to make

Diligent Enquiry for & Summon every

Person within Captain Scotts Destrict

who are liable to pay public Tax for the

year 1805 who have failed to make

Return of their Taxable property agreeable

to Law (which you will know from the List

of those who have returned which is

given to you) & cause them to make appear[ance]

before me within 10 days & make return

of their respe[c]tive List of taxables

& make return of their names endorsed

together with this warrant. Given under

my hand & Seal this 16th of September

AD 1805      [signed] Robt Alexander JP

 

Sir [to Clerk of County Court]

Abraham Deppenport has made oath This

Day that he gave in his Tax to me at Samuele Gillespies

and if he did I have forgot to have Set it Down

and Jese featherston I Remember did give in and

how it was neglected I cannot a Count for but

should I Ever take a tax again if the[y] do not

attend at the [appointed] day I Shall never take in one

it must Rest with you to Make the alteration

for I Cannot do it. I am yours With Esteem

22th July 1806  [signed] Robt Alexander

 

[Cover:] A Return of the Tax of Capt Scott[‘s] Company

 

Land 9,753

White Polls 16

Black Polls 28

 

Duplicate Made Out

 


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