Recd of John Logan his tax in full for 1823 $18.78
By William Carson Shff
Here is a short and sweet little receipt. His estate is certainly growing, that or taxes are getting higher. In 1813 he paid £114. In 1818 he paid $9.51.
William Carson was Sheriff of Rutherford County, NC from 1798 to 1809 and again from 1821 to 1836. He also served as a state senator in 1810. He was born about 1773 in Pennsylvania, a son of Dan Carson. His mother was a McFarland. The family emigrated to Rutherford County about 1790, and settled near Hollis. William had two brothers and four sisters. He was brother to General John C. Carson. [source: History of old Tryon and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1730-1936 By Clarence W. Griffin]
William Carson married Dorcas Hughey and received a large sum of slaves through that marriage. They settled on a farm near Duncan’s Creek Presbyterian Church near Hollis. Dorcas was the daughter of James Hughey and grand-daughter of John Withrow and niece of Capt. James Withrow. William’s daughters married Rev. Louis McCurry, John K. Wells, John Lattimore and Sam McFarland. They all raised families. [Source: Forest City [N.C.] THIS WEEK newspaper’s series, “Bridges to the Past,” a genealogical column by Mrs. Ernest Newton and Roy Brooks which has been published as a bound volume. This article appeared in Vol. II, pp. 159-160 (March 10, 1976)]
William is buried at the old Price family cemetery, near Hollis. The inscription on his monument shows that he died January 16, 1845, at 72 years old. His wife died October 12, 1851, at 75 years old. He was an extensive landowner and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. [source: History of old Tryon and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1730-1936 By Clarence W. Griffin]
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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.