Captain Swan’s Company, circa 1805/1809

 

Robert C. Carpenter, Contributor

Kathy Gunter Sullivan, Transcriber, 2010

 

Robert C. Carpenter:

Swan’s Company was in current eastern Cleveland County. The eastern boundary of the company was the Carpenter Company and Capt Davis tax list. The northern boundary is difficult to determine but might be Capt Yoder's tax list company. The Swan tax list company included present eastern Cleveland County including Waco and Fallston, present extreme western Lincoln County and probably extreme western Catawba County. It included the Buffalo Creek watershed which flowed to the south.

 

This tax district had a mixture of German and English speaking peoples. I counted a total of 90 names on the tax list of which I counted 21 German names. Prominent among these names was pioneer John T. Beam, members of the Carpenter, Anthony, Warlick and Whisenant families. Many of these people were second generation Germans, their parents being immigrants or born outside of America. Most of these Germans had begun assimilation into American society.

 

This tax list was also not very affluent. One cotton gin existed, owned by John T. Beam. Only 4 black polls were taxed which is one of the smallest number seen during this period. A perusal of the list shows that only a few taxables owned considerable lands. Most owned 100 to 300 acres.

 

Swan’s Company covers most of the twelfth company of the 1790 Lincoln County census, but not all of it. A few of the residents are found on the fourth Company of the 1790 Lincoln County census like Nathanial Harris, and members of the Whitley, Wilson, and Queen families. A few families may have come from the sixth company of the 1790 Lincoln County census like John Horse and members of the Anthony family.

 

Kathy Gunter Sullivan:

Presumably the Captain is Moses Swan as he is the only Swan on the tax return. The date of this record appears to fall within 1805-1809 as county court minutes in that period reference Capt. Swan’s Company and identify the district’s Justices of the Peace as John Tucker, Samuel Wilson, and David Warlick. Swan’s successor may be Gladden, but there are anomalies between the two companies’ records.

 

Captain Swan’s Company, no date

Photocopy contributed by Robert C. Carpenter.

 

A List of the Taxabals of Captin Swans Company

 

[Names]

[Acres]

[W P]

[B P]

George Anthony

1036

1

2

Benjamin Anthony

542

1

 

William Boggs

487

1

 

Thoms Branton

200

 

 

David Beem

200

1

 

Hugh Brown

 

1

 

William Branton

 

1

 

Saml Bigham

300

 

 

Sarah Baxtor

300

 

 

William Baly

100

 

 

Robert Cherry

375

1

 

Robert Crow

156

1

 

Michal Carpender

1550

1

 

Jacob Carpender

1219

1

 

Thomas Connar

 

1

 

John Connar

 

[illeg.]

 

Anthony Clark

128

 

 

John Carlock

200

 

 

John Clark

135

 

 

James Carrol

250

 

 

Margret Connar

250

 

 

John Crago

80

1

 

James Clark

100

1

 

William Childers

100

1

 

Jacob Connar

 

1

 

Jacob Dellinger

957

1

 

Henry Dunlap

100

1

 

John Dunlap

200

 

 

John Endsly

623

1

 

Alexdr Endsly

200

1

 

Archld Endsly

200

1

 

Charles [blank]

 

 

 

John Foltinbury

200

 

 

Thomas Grehams

136

1

 

Richard Harman

140

1

 

John Henry

 

1

 

Nathanal Haris

564

 

 

Jacob Haines

240

1

 

John Horse

180

1

 

Conrod Heltebrand

100

 

 

Nicholas Hen[ry?]

350

 

 

Jinken Jinkens

80

1

 

William Love

180

1

 

Ruben Long

 

1

 

Lorance Linhart

258

1

 

Samel Lindsey

119

1

 

Robert Love

 

1

 

Henry Long

100

1

 

John Long

 

1

 

Stacy Lamons

 

1

 

Micajah McCurry

227

 

2

John McLemor

200

1

 

Samuel Mathis

316

 

 

Jacob Money

100

1

 

Adam Money

60

1

 

Elezabeth Murphy

400

 

 

Esther McCallon

275

 

 

John McCurry

425

 

 

Mary McCurry

180

 

 

Alexdr Mcentire

100

 

 

David Millar

150

 

 

Charles Hoans [meant as Owens?]

275

1

 

Asey Parker

300

 

 

Enoch Parker

180

1

 

John Peek

70

1

 

Richard Queen

151

1

 

Peregreen Randals

 

1

 

Frederick Slagel

 

1

 

John Spurling

692

 

 

Hugh Spurling

 

1

 

Samel Swarengame

100

 

 

Van Swarengame

137

 

 

David Short

270

 

[1 blurred]

Charles Shull

500

1

 

Moses Swan

300

1

 

Edward Sanders

150

1

 

Jaramiah Smith

 

1

 

John Tucker

637

1

 

Samel Tucker

200

 

 

Charles Thomson

300

1

 

John T Beem

One Cotin Mesheen 22 saws

1300

 

 

George Whisenhunt

1500

 

1

Nicholas Whisenhunt [blank]

 

 

 

William Whitworth

625

1

 

Daniel Warlick

200

1

 

David Warlick

240

1

 

John Warlick

112

1

 

Archld Wood

395

1

 

William Wilson

180

1

 

Jonan Williams

200

 

 

Elizabeth Whitly

200

 

 

 

Land 24,581

White Polls 60

Black Polls 4

Cotton Gins 1 22 Saws

 

Duplicate made out

 

[A fragmentary personal note by John Tucker unrelated to the tax list:]

John Tucker his hand [&]

pen pleas to let the

Bearer

 

 


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