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John Logan Tax Receipt for 1818

John Logan Tax Receipt for 1818
John Logan Tax Receipt for 1818

Re’d of John Logan his tax in full for 1818   9.51

F.F. Alley Shff.

Frederick F. Alley was Sheriff of Rutherford County, NC from 1814 – 1820. His brother,  John H. Alley Sr. (featured in a previous post on this blog) was Sheriff from 1809 – 1814. John and Frederick were the sons of Shadrack Cedric Alley and Mary Price. John married to Urcilla Hampton in 1810 and Frederick married to Urcilla’s sister Susanna Hampton in 1815. Urcilla and Susanna’s father, Jonathan Hampton, was also Sheriff of Rutherford County (1787-1788) as was their grandfather Andrew Hampton (1781-1784).

According to the Alley Family Bible records on file with the DAR, Frederick was born on July 25, 1788. He married Susanna Hampton in Rutherford County on January 21, 1815. The two known children of Frederick and Susanna are Alfonzo Alley and Marcus Napoleon Bonaparte Alley.

Here is a record of Frederick’s involvement in a Wilkes County, GA land deal:

“HENDRICK, WILLIAM dec’d est. Elizabeth Hendrick, admx. Receipt of Benj. Hendrick May 18, 1806 “the full content of $1125.00. Wm. Hendricks, calling himself of Rutherford Co. N. C., to Frederick F. Alley of the same, mortgage on three tracts of land, two on Shoal creek, one on Borens creek, a lot in the town formerly called Bunville, now called Erwinville and several slaves, to secure a debt of $1892.00 for which John C. Elliott of Rutherford Co., stood Sec. Signed July 15, 1818. Sold at Rutherford, N. C., Jun. 10, 1819.”

Here is another interesting tidbit:

“He was buried in , Fl. He was Sherif of Rutherford Co. January 1814 – Oct 1820. Alley defaulted and his bondsmen, Allen Twitty, Johnson Ledbetter, John H. Alley [his brother], Joseph H. Glover, Abraham Crow, James Crow and John Lewis. They reimbursed the county for losses sustained, but at the sacrifice of their own personal fortunes.” Griffin Pg. 168. SOURCE: Roberta Rose.

I am not exactly sure what happened to Frederick. It is hard for me to find any census records for him. Some online trees say that he died in Florida. His son Napoleon stayed in Rutherford County, NC for a while, getting married there in 1842. He then moved to Georgia and on to Arkansas. His son Alfonzo moved to Georgia before 1831 and was living in Florida by 1837. He moved to Texas between 1846 and 1850 where his mom is living with him without any sign of Frederick.

If you have any info about Frederick F. Alley, please post a comment below.

About the Logan Project: I possess a box of 170 documents passed down 6 generations in the Logan family that originate from John Logan (1775-1841) of Rutherford County, NC. These documents are mainly receipts that show the various business and legal dealings of many different families from Rutherford County, NC. I will be posting these documents on this blog in chronological order. The scanned images of these documents are the copyright of Jonathan Medford. Do not redistribute these documents for the purpose of commercial gain without his expressed written permission.

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