An American Family History

1794 Poll Tax


1794 Washington County, Virginia Poll Tax-(Capt. Carriger's Company)
for the part that would become Carter County, Tennessee in June 1796.

A poll is a person and was probably a male adult laborer. The head of household would pay taxes for himself and any adult sons or white servants he had, as well as for the people he had enslaved.


Tennessee was admitted to the Union on June 1, 1796. It was initially part of North Carolina.

Carter County, Tennessee was organized from Washington County on April 9, 1796. Elizabethton is the county seat.

Slavery is an immoral system of forced labor where people are treated as property to be bought and sold. It was legal in the American Colonies and the United States until the Civil War.
Teter Nave 350 acres, Siam Valley on the south side of Watauga River (now Carter County 1 white poll  
John Gillam   1 white poll  
William Harden   1 white poll  
Isaac Kite   1 white poll  
Richard Kite 150 acres, 1 white poll  
Humphrey Garland,   1 white poll  
James Price 210 acres 1 white poll  
Abraham Nave   1 white poll  
Gideon Matlock 544 acres, 1 white poll  
William Matlock,   1 white poll  
Pharaoh Cobb 1,000 acres, 1 white poll, 7 black polls  
Christian Shoultz   1 white poll  
Christian Shoultz, Jr.,   1 white poll  
Christian Peters,   1 white poll  
Jacob Heatherrick, Jr.   ,1 white poll  
John Roberson 50 acres, 1 white poll  
Richard Cox   1 white poll  
Leonard Bowers 50 acres, 1 white poll  
Christian Stover   1 white poll  
John Parker Moore   1 white poll  
Abraham Sevier 142 acres, 1 white poll  
Elisha Humphreys 360 acres, 1 white poll  
Valentine Sevier, Sr., 410 acres no poll  
Abraham Hilton,   1 white poll  
John Keer   1 white poll  
Stephen Redman,   1 white poll  
John Hilton,   1 white poll  
John Musgroves,   1 white poll  
Godfrey Carriger, 2,324 acres 1 white poll, 2 black Polls  
Isaac Lincoln 670 acres 1 white poll  
Samuel Tipton, 890 acres 1 white poll  
Thomas Tipton, 386 acres 1 white poll  
James Lacey,   1 white poll  
Philemon Lacey,   1 white poll  
John Humphreys,   1 white poll  
George Emmert 297 acres, 1 white poll b. 1757
James Cooper,   1 white poll  
Thomas Millard,   1 white poll  
Thomas Duncan,   1 white poll  
William Flanary 100 acres, 1 white poll  
Michael Carriger 156 acres, 1 white poll  
Godfrey Carriger Jr., 222 acres 1 white poll  
James Right,   1 white poll  
Joseph Large,   1 white poll  
Robert Large,   1 white poll  
Hugh Forbush,   1 white poll  
Nicholas Carriger 450 acres, 1 white poll  
James Patrick,   1 white poll  
John Michael      
Smith Peters 745 acres 1 white poll  
Robert Musgrove 640 acres 1 white poll  
Thomas Greer   1 white poll  
John Nowlan   1 white poll  
William Henry   1 white poll  
John Arrendell, 200 acres 1 white poll  
James Ivey 50 acres, 1 white poll  
John Garland 200 acres, 1 white poll  
Landon Carter 2,240 acres, 1 white poll, 6 black polls  
Abraham Wilton      
Jeremiah Bass 280 acres 1 white poll, 8 black polls  
Abraham Drake 400 acres, 1 white poll  
John Worley   1 white poll,5 black polls  
Alexander Greer   1 white poll, 5 black polls  
Robert Johnston   1 white poll  
Peter Hilton,   1 white poll  
Thomas Little   1 white poll  
John Carter   1 white poll. 2 black polls  
Andrew Greer 1,700 acres, no white polls, 3 black polls  
East Tennessee is part of Appalachia. At the end of the French and Indian War, colonists began drifting into the area. In 1769, they first settled along the Watauga River. During the Revolution, the Overmountain Men defeated British loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The State of Franklin was formed in the 1780s, but never admitted to the Union.

Teter Nave

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th president of the United States.
Watauga Pioneer Neighbors


Colonial Maryland
Colonial New England
Colonial Virginia & West Virginia
Quakers & Mennonites
New Jersey Baptists
German Lutherans
Watauga Settlement
Pennsylvania Pioneers
Midwest Pioneers
Jewish Immigrants

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