Captain James Wilkinson’s District, 1806

 

Robert C. Carpenter, Contributor

Kathy Gunter Sullivan, Transcriber, 2010

 

Robert C. Carpenter:

Capt. Wilkinson's Company is in extreme eastern Catawba County near Sherrill's Ford area. Its eastern and possibly northern boundary was the Catawba River. I am not sure of its other boundaries, and it may appear that some tax lists have been lost on its other boundaries.

 

This company had few Germans in it. I counted a total of 79 names on the tax list. Of that number I was only able to count 5 German names: Turbeyfill, Lineberger, and Holdsclaw. This was an affluent district. The number of black polls almost equaled the number of white polls. In addition two stud horses and two cotton gins were taxed. The location of this district in the Catawba Valley,in an earlier settled area, and the preponderance of English-speaking peoples may account for the affluence. Clearly the Sherrill, McCorkle, Abernathy, and Knox families account for a significant number (22) of the surnames.

 

Capt. Wilkinson's Company includes some of the 1st Company of the 1790 Lincoln County census. A few persons in the 10th Company of the 1790 Lincoln County census would also be included within Capt. Wilkinson's district: Sherrills, Turbefills, Harwells, Knoxes, Crunkleton, and Abernathy family members. It may be more accurate to say that the Wilkinson Company was a combination of both of these 1790 Companies.

 

Kathy Gunter Sullivan:

In 1804, this district was captained by Gardner Harwell. The 1806 captain was James Wilkinson as in that year the county court appointed the following men as patrols in Captain James Wilkinson’s district: Jonathan Long, Thomas Long, John Turbyfill Jr., Thomas Harwell, and Robert Abernathy.

 

Wilkinson continued as company captain until at least 1810, and on the 1810 census, his district is identified on the following pages in an erratic, reverse-order sequence:

p. 482. Robert Abernathy-Robert Childers

p. 461. Absolom Duncan-James Haines

p. 460. Francis Harwell-James Lee Jr.

p. 459. Michael Lineberry-Begin Perkins

p. 458. Begin Perkins Jr.-Jeptha Sherrill

p. 457. Elisha Sherrill-Wiley Weston

 

 

Captain [James] Wilkinson’s District, 1806

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

 

Tax List Captain Wilkinsons Destrict

April 2nd 1806

 

[Taxables]

Whites

Blacks

Land

John Cronkleton

 

 

280

James Reed

1

1

150

Williamson Harwell

1

 

 

Robert Knox

 

1

294

Robert Knox Jr

1

 

 

Jonathan Long

1

1

230

Thomas Gilland

1

 

560

Benjamin Cornelius

1

 

193

Wesley Sherril

1

 

 

Benjamin Stiles

 

 

128

Smith Miller

1 Stud Horse

1

 

193

John Fisher

1

 

100

Joshua Sherril Snr

 

1

1130

Samuel Harwell

 

5

125

Jessey Sherril

1

 

 

Joshua Sherril Jr

1

 

 

Matthew McCortle

1

1

 

Jesey Parrish

1

 

 

John Mayhew

 

 

160

Littlebeary Turbyfill

1

 

100

Aven Sherril

1

1

158

Harbert Harwell

 

5

250

Nicholas Sherril

1

2

100

Daniel Asbury

 

1

165

James Wilkinson

 

1

200

Alexander Sherril

1

1

130

Jacob Gabril

 

 

470

Alexander Work

 

6

1350

Nancy Haris

 

 

186

Elisha Sherril

 

 

339

Elisabeth Mcortle widow

 

1

270

William Mayes

one Cotton gin 40 Saws

1

2

100

Charles Connors Heirs

 

 

340

Ezikel Fisher

 

 

100

Abram Gabril

one Stud Horse

1

 

 

William Knox

1

 

 

Alexander Mcortle

1

 

1823

John Edwards

 

 

60

Henry Partain

1

 

174

James Holdsclaw

 

1

260

Wheeler Edwards

1

 

 

Henry Dillon

one Stud Horse

1

 

200

David Clark Esqr

1

1

380

Benjamin Stacy

1

 

175

Frederick Harwell

1

 

46

Buckner Abernathy

1

 

 

Thomas Harwell

1

 

50

William Rece Clark

1

 

 

Francis Harwell

1

2

183

Benjamin Edwards

1

 

 

Nathaniel Edwards

1

 

120

Moses Sherril

 

1

231

Lewis Day

1

 

 

Isaac Williams

1

 

100

Jeptha Sherril

1

 

 

Gardner Harwell

1

1

 

George Little

 

 

240

Robert Childras

1

 

 

Lodowick Turbyfill

1

 

 

Harbert Abernathy

1

2

148

James Lee Jr

1

 

 

Absalom Duncan

1

1

150

John Stiles

1

 

124

John Limbarger

1

 

135

Tinch Carter

1

 

 

James Loftin

1

2

483

Eli Sherril

1

 

141

Joshua Sherril Son of Adam

1

4

113

John Roberson

1

 

208

Aron Sherril

1

1

163

Robert Abernathy

2

6

350

Michal Limbarger

1

 

100

Aron Mayhew

1

 

60

Elisha Stacy

1

 

100

Thomas Kerr

1

 

 

Levi Sherril

1

 

 

Mordica Howard

1

 

 

John Turbyfill

 

 

148

James Lee Snr

one Cotton gin 24 saws

 

 

350

 

Land 14,586

White Polls 58

Black Polls 52

Cotton Gins 64 Saws

Studs 2

 

Duplicate Made Out

 


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