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Jail Tax Receipt January 27, 1822


Jail Tax Receipt dated January 27, 1822


Amount of Building tax $433.  27 Jan 1822

Here is a short little receipt that is clearly labeled on the back: “Jail Tax”. In 1822, John Logan was serving as Treasurer of Public Buildings in Rutherford County, NC (I learn this from the receipt I will be featuring next). Therefore, John Logan isn’t likely paying $433.27 for the Jail personally, this is money that he probably collected or managed on behalf of the County.  George Walton held this same position in 1813 as mentioned in a previous post.

This position seems to be a popular county government seat held mostly in the South during the 1800s.

While researching John Logan’s role as Treasurer of Public Buildings, I learned of an article from the North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, Volume XXIV (1998), titled ” Petition of John Logan 1827″. Does anyone have access to this article that can share it?

If you have any additional info or insights about the role of the Treasurer of Public Buildings and other men in Rutherford County that held that position, 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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Robert McAfee Receipt for putting steps to the Court House December 14, 1822



Jonathan Medford is an experienced genealogist who specializes in researching North Carolina records. Contact him at

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