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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.
Name Acres White Polls Black Polls Comments
Teter Nave 35 1   Siam Valley on the south side of Watauga River (now Carter County
John Gillam   1    
William Harden   1    
Isaac Kite   1    
Richard Kite 150 1    
Humphrey Garland,   1    
James Price 210 1    
Abraham Nave   1    
Gideon Matlock 544 1    
William Matlock,   1    
Pharaoh Cobb 1,000 1 7  
Christian Shoultz   1    
Christian Shoultz, Jr.   1    
Christian Peters,   1    
Jacob Heatherrick, Jr.   1    
John Roberson 50 1    
Richard Cox   1    
Leonard Bowers 50 1    
Christian Stover   1    
John Parker Moore   1    
Abraham Sevier 142 1    
Elisha Humphreys 360 1    
Valentine Sevier, Sr. 410      
Abraham Hilton   1    
John Keer   1    
Stephen Redman   1    
John Hilton,   1    
John Musgroves   1    
Godfrey Carriger 2,324 1, 2  
Isaac Lincoln 670 1    
Samuel Tipton 890 1    
Thomas Tipton 386 1    
James Lacey   1    
Philemon Lacey   1    
John Humphreys   1    
George Emmert 297 1   b. 1757
James Cooper   1    
Thomas Millard,   1    
Thomas Duncan   1    
William Flanary 100 1    
Michael Carriger 156 acres, 1    
Godfrey Carriger Jr. 222 acres 1    
James Right   1    
Joseph Large   1    
Robert Large   1    
Hugh Forbush,   1    
Nicholas Carriger 450 1    
James Patrick   1    
John Michael        
Smith Peters 745 1    
Robert Musgrove 640 1    
Thomas Greer   1    
John Nowlan   1    
William Henry   1    
John Arrendell 200 1    
James Ivey 50 1    
John Garland 200 1    
Landon Carter 2,240 1 6  
Abraham Wilton        
Jeremiah Bass 280 1 8  
Abraham Drake 400 1    
John Worley   1 5  
Alexander Greer   1 5  
Robert Johnston   1    
Peter Hilton,   1    
Thomas Little   1    
John Carter   1 2  
Andrew Greer 1,700   3  
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.
 
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