Captain Robert Williamson’s District, 1806

 

Robert C. Carpenter, Contributor

Kathy Gunter Sullivan, Transcriber, 2010

 

Robert C. Carpenter:

Capt Williamson's tax company included present southern and central Lincoln County including Lincolnton. Its southern boundary was the South Fork River and just north of Indian Creek and Capt. Carpenter's district. It bounded Capt. Davis's district on the west. I am not clear what tax companies it bounded on the east and north. It included both sides of the South Fork River, parts of Howards Creek and Indian Creek. It also included Michaels Creek on the east side of the South Fork River and included down the river to Jonas Friday at near Hardin in Gaston County. It also stretched up Clarks Creek to include lands just south of Salem Lutheran and Reformed Church. It also appears to have stretched to near the Daniels Lutheran and Reformed Church area including the Wise, Warlick, and Sepaugh families.

 

This company was another mixed company of German and English speaking with a preponderance of Germans. Many English speaking people came to Lincolnton after the town was formed. I counted a total of 77 names on the list. I also counted 60 German names on the list. Many Germans like Dellinger, Carpenter, Friday, Quickel, Ramsour, Warlick, House, Engel, Hedick, Hevner, Reinhardt, Wise, and Shuford were some of the earliest settlers arriving prior to the American Revolution. Others like the Hoke, Benigh, Hines, and Philip Rudisill arrived after the Revolution.

 

This district appears to conform to part of but not all of the 6th Company of the 1790 Lincoln County census. Interestingly one of the richest persons was not included on this tax list: John Fulenwider, who owned the High Shoals Iron Foundry. He may have been taxed separately since I have found separate tax returns for him later.

 

This Company was fairly affluent with some ownership of slaves and ownership of town lots, where commerce, trades, and shops could be found. There were 33 black polls taxed, which is higher than some German areas but less than some English speaking areas. The tax company had two cotton gins and two stud horses.

 

Kathy Gunter Sullivan:

This return is in two different hands. The atrocious first part of the list appears to be Justice Peter Hoyle’s handwriting. He was the Justice appointed in 1806 to receive the sworn statements of residents as to their taxable property.

 

In 1805 patrols appointed for Williamson’s district were Daniel Warlick, John Shuford, Philip Canceller, and David Ramsour.

 

Captain Robert Williamson’s District, 1806

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

 

Tax List of Capt Williamson District for 1806

 

Names of Men

Land

Town Lots

WP

BP

Michel Qugel

750

 

 

2

Joseph Morris

311

1

1

1

Conrod Weaver

369

1

1

 

Martain Fryday

440

1

1

1

Moses Moore

100

 

1

 

Paul Cox

Gardeen for James Hoggan

250

140

 

1

1

Henry Holman

 

 

1

 

Anthoney Hause

395

 

1

 

Peter Stemmey

220

 

1

 

Henry Hellerbran

1480

 

 

 

George Aderholt

500

 

1

1

Jacob Engel

240

 

1

 

Henry Dilliner

1600

3

 

1

Jacob Trorbough

140

 

1

 

Henry Hoke

500

 

1

2

John Hoke

324

1

1

 

James Suleven

450

 

 

 

Joshua Hafer [?]

 

 

1

 

Samul Suleven

100

 

1

 

Danel Warlick

Cotton Gin 46 Saws

1139

 

1

3

Abraham Smith

460

 

1

 

Elija Cox

200

 

1

 

John Propes

 

1

 

 

Jacob Fox [?]

 

1

 

 

John Suleven

100

 

1

 

James Gorden

 

 

1

 

Jones Hedick

225

 

1

1

Andrew Hedick

477

1

 

 

Jones Hedick for the Estate of Nicholas Detter Deceased

 

300

 

 

 

Jacob Hevner

360

 

1

 

John Bartlet

 

 

1

 

John Lepole

 

 

1

 

David Carpinter

250

 

1

 

Fredrick Aderhold

462

 

 

 

Elias Blackburn

200

 

1

 

David Bulener

800

 

1

1

Michel Dillener

1 Stud Horse at 20/ [shillings]

930

 

1

 

Christian Rinehart Senr

Cotten Gin 36 Saws

1749

1

 

9

Jacob Finger

260

 

 

 

George Kislar

250

 

1

 

Phillip Anthoney

300

 

1

1

Paul Anthoney

300

 

1

1

Michel Delliner Guardn of [children of] George Dilliner Deseased

 

520

 

 

 

David Ramsour

250

 

1

 

Jacob Wike

101

 

1

 

Henry Kisler

100

 

1

 

Jacob Wise

250

 

1

 

Henry Wise

250

1

 

 

Philip Shuford

 

 

1

 

Micheal Sumrow

404

 

1

 

Fredrick Hoke

692

 

1

2

George Anderson

 

 

1

 

Robert Ramsey

600

 

2

 

Jacob Seabach Jnr

 

 

1

 

John Mosteler

300

 

1

 

Philip Dellinger

330

 

1

 

Philip Hines

 

2

1

 

Adam Benigh

332

 

1

 

George Lantz

530

 

1

 

Jonas Fryday

1180

 

1

3

Christean Horse

900

 

 

 

Wm Ramsey Junr

 

1

1

 

Saml Lantz

100

 

1

 

Danl Shuford

200

 

1

 

John Ramsour Senr

696

 

1

2

Peter Mostiler Senr

400

 

 

 

Ann House

450

 

 

 

David Zimmerman

688

 

1

 

David Wise

200

 

1

 

Philip Rudesale

265

 

1

 

Robert Ramsey

600

2

 

 

Jacob Seabach Junr

 

1

 

 

John Shefer

 

 

1

 

Jacob Sebough

100

 

1

 

Miche Engel

147

 

 

 

Robert Williamson

 

1

1

 

Henry Carpinter

900

 

1

1

Abner Mull

54

 

1

 

 

Land 28,198

White Polls 65

Black Polls 33

Studs 2 at 1 [per season]

Cotton Gins [two] 82 Saws

 


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