Tryon County 1778 Taxes

Kathy Gunter Sullivan, Contributor

Lincoln County was organized in 1779 from part of Tryon County, which was abolished. Tryon County's records were deposited in the Lincoln County courthouse.  

Note: The dividing line signals a separate document.


John Chittim’s Taxes

Lincoln County Miscellaneous Records; Taxes 1779-1868;

Box no. CR.060.928.6, North Carolina State Archives. 

Tryon County} October Court AD 1778.

 

The Taxable Estate of John Chittim was valued in Open court to 701.16 when it was ordered that the former valuation be set aside and that the said John pay only the Sum of 6.13.13 for his Public Tax instead of the former Sum

                              Copy Test                   Andw Neel CC


 

James Cook’s Taxes

Lincoln County Miscellaneous Records; Taxes 1779-1868,

Box no. CR.060.928.6, North Carolina State Archives.

 

Tryon County} Jany Court 1779

James Cook In being assessed a Fourfold Tax for not giving in an account of his Taxable property in due time, Came into open Court and Made it appear that he was abroad at the time the Taxables was given in. When it was ordered that the said James Cook pay only 5 instead of the Former assessment

 

                        Copy Test                    Andw Neel CC

 

[The word “abroad” in this context does not mean Cook was traveling in Europe. It simply means he was away from home.]


 

Alexander Moore, John McLean, John Milligan

Lincoln County Miscellaneous Records; Taxes 1779-1868,

Box no. CR.060.928.6, North Carolina State Archives. 

Tryon County} Jany Court 1779

Ordered that Alexander Moore John McLean and John Milligan pay only nineteen shillings Each for the Tax for the year 1778 instead of the former Assessment

                    Copy Test                                Andw Neel CC


 

James Senter’s Taxes

Lincoln County Miscellaneous Records; Taxes 1779-1868,

Box no. CR.060.928.6, North Carolina State Archives. 

[Cover:] James Center Abatement

 

Tryon County. January Court A.D. 1779.

 

James Center Senr came into Court and made it appear that he was assessed a Fourfold Tax for not giving in an account of his Taxable property in due time, and having made it appear that he had not an opportunity to give in when he offered by reason of the Magistrate being abroad. It was ordered that said James Center Senr pay only the Sum of 3 instead of the former Assessment

 

                                Copy Test                      Andw Neel CC

 

[The word “abroad” in this context does not mean the Justice of the Peace was traveling in Europe. It simply means he was away from home.]


 

Hugh McGee and son Thomas

Lincoln County Miscellaneous Records; Taxes 1779-1868,

Box no. CR.060.928.6, North Carolina State Archives. 

State of North Carolina } this Day hugh Mcgee Came before

Tryon County                } me and being Sworn according to [law]

Deposeth that his Son Thomas Mcgee is not of the age of twenty

one years before August next and that he has no taxable Estate

in his hands but what he hath given in to be taxed accord=

=ing to Law Sworn Before me this 18th Day of January 1779

                                      [signed] James Johnston

 

to Mr James Rutledg [Rutledge is the Tax Collector]

 

[This is evidence that Thomas McGee was born August 1758.]


 

1778 Delinquents in Capt. Robert Alexander’s District

Lincoln County Miscellaneous Records; Taxes 1779-1868,

Box no. CR.060.928.6, North Carolina State Archives. 

[Cover:] Rutlidge his Return

 

The State of North Carolina} January the 21st 1779

Tryon County                      } Thomas Aspey [Espey] Esquire & Wm Yancey being appointed to Settle and Return to the Court there oppenians [opinions] to the Court of our said County In Regard of the Delinquents Returned by Mr. James Rutlage Collector In the District of Capt Robert Alexander our Judgments is as follows Viz

 

Wm Cronicle Junor being in the Contenalton Service is Exe[m]pt from Paying Tax at this Time

 

Likewis [The delinquents are numbered 1-6]

George West A Delnquant   1                     The State of North Carolina

Wm West                           2                     Tryon County

Robert West                       3                     The Deposition James Rutlage

Barney West                       4                     Being first Sworn Sayeth

Wm Anderson                    5                     that those Delinquents

Jonathan F Jenkins[?]         6                     Given in by him have No

                                                                Taxable property as he

                                                                Knows off or Can find at

                                                                present Sworn before me Wm Yancey

                                                                [signed] James Rutledge

 

Thomas McGee A young person proved by his Fathers Deposition to be under the age 21 years and having No Taxable property Except himself Give in is Exempt from Taxes

 

Returned by us

Wm Yancey

Thos Aspay


 

James Rutledge, 1778 Tax Collector

Lincoln County Miscellaneous Records; Taxes 1779-1868,

Box no. CR.060.928.6, North Carolina State Archives. 

[Cover:] Tax Memorandom

 

Memorandom Jany 1779

W[hite] Pole Taxes                                            623.10.6

Delinquents & Abatements                                 100.17.0

Remainder                                                        522.13.6

Paid part                                                           401.16.4

Remains                                                            120.17.2

My Commissions                                                 31.7.2

Remains Due in Whole                                         87.10.0

Public Tax                                                         458.9.8

County Tax                                                         64.3.8

My Commissions of the Public Tax                       27.10.2

of the County Tax                                                 3.17.0

Remains Due of the Public Tax                             29.3.2

County Tax Due                                                  60.6.8

 

Erors Excepted [signed] Jas Rutledge


 

Tryon County Tax Collectors 1778 Returns

Lincoln County Miscellaneous Records; Taxes 1779-1868,

Box no. CR.060.928.6, North Carolina State Archives. 

John Walkers pub[lic] Tax                       389.12.6

County Tax                                               54.10.4

 

Richard Singleton p[ublic tax]                   112.2.2

County Tax                                               24.1.10

 

William Gilbert p[ublic tax]                       414.11.4

County Tax                                               53.6.0

 

Wm Newell p[ublic tax]                            214.17.10

County Tax                                               23.5.2

 

Thos Espey p[ublic tax]                            437.16.8

County Tax                                               61.6.0

 

John Camp p[ublic tax]                            166.5.0

County Tax                                               23.5.0

 

James Rutledge                                       433.5.0

County Tax                                               60.6.8

 

James Stone                                            440.4.4

County Tax                                               73.10.0

 

April 1779 Recd from Jas. Miller 129.6.8 Including a Receipt for a Claim of 25 for his Extra Services as Shff being [obliterated in photocopying] 1778


 

Settlement of 1778 Taxes Collected

by Colonel James Miller, Sheriff of Tryon County

Lincoln County Miscellaneous Records; Taxes 1779-1868,

Box no. CR.060.928.6, North Carolina State Archives. 

24th July 1779. Then Received from James Miller Esqr the Sum of 226 in part of the Tax for the Public Buildings of Lincoln County the County Tax and the Tax for Salisbury Court House. I say Rec’d per me         Andw Neel CC


 

1778 Taxes Collected

by Colonel James Miller, Sheriff of Tryon County

Lincoln County Miscellaneous Records; Taxes 1779-1868,

Box no. CR.060.928.6, North Carolina State Archives. 

Rec’d of Col. James Miller 3,433.2.8 on account of his Collection as Sheriff of Tryon County in the year 1778

                              [signed] Robt Lanier Treas[urer] Salisbury District

May 9th 1782


 

Settlement of 1778 Taxes Collected

by Colonel James Miller, Sheriff of Tryon County

Lincoln County Miscellaneous Records; Taxes 1779-1868,

Box no. CR.060.928.6, North Carolina State Archives. 

Octobr Term 1783

Robt Alexander Jno Willson & Jno Barber Esqrs

You are apointed to Setle With James Miller as Sheriff for the year 1778 By order of Court                            

Test   Jo. Dickson CC

 

[The cover has a series of calculation totaling 548.31.5.]


 

Settlement of 1778 Taxes Collected

by Colonel James Miller, Sheriff of Tryon County

Lincoln County Miscellaneous Records; Taxes 1779-1868,

Box no. CR.060.928.6, North Carolina State Archives. 

[Cover:] Resolve of Committee Coln J F Miller

A Settlement with Col. Miller Sheriff for year 1778

 

Lincoln County a Settlement pursuant to an Order of Court viz to the Public and County Tax for the year 1778 the Sum of 5178.14.10 [minus] 4663.4.6 [equals] Ball. 515.10.4

By Receipt Commissions in Lifting Tax Money etc the Sum of 4663.4.6

 

The Committee alows Mr. James Miller the Ballance above viz 515.10.4 in Lieu of the Delinquents in the Several Companies and hereby makes a Final Settlement

     [signed:] Jno Wilson   Robt Alexander   Jno Barber

 

[The October 1783 minute docket of Lincoln County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions records this settlement.]


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