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John Logan’s 1813 Tax Receipt

John Logan's 1813 Tax Receipt
John Logan's 1813 Tax Receipt

Recd of John Logan £114 His tax in full for 1813 By me Aaron Camp [public title]

It is hard for me to tell the amount that he paid in taxes. To me it looks like £114. I just realized that I am probably posting this document out of chronological order. This was likely written in 1814 and I have other documents from 1813 to post. There is some sort of public title written after Aaron Camp‘s name, but unfortunately the paper cuts that off. Based on other John Logan documents, the Sheriff typically collected taxes, but John Alley was Sheriff of Rutherford County at the time this receipt was written. I think Aaron might have been Rutherford County Treasurer as his brother Daniel previously held this office (Daniel was also  Sheriff).

Feb 17, 1824 clipping from the Western Carolinian. Accessed from the NC Newspaper digitization project.
Feb 17, 1824 clipping from the Western Carolinian. Accessed from the NC Newspaper digitization project.

According to “The Georgia Frontier: Descendants of Virginia, North Carolina & South Carolina” by Jeannette Holland Austin, Aaron was the son of Thomas Camp (this site has some fascinating info on Thoms) and Margaret Carney. He married Frances Willis Terrell on August 2, 1803 and later to Sarah Suttle on Apr 3, 1817. At the age of 16, Aaron Camp was sent by his father to Halifax County, VA, together with his brothers Lewis and James, to learn house carpeting. Aaron then taught his profession to his son William Addison Camp. In 1842, Aaron Camp and his family removed to Walker County, GA, along with two brothers of Sarah (John and Joseph Suttle). Aaron died on July 6, 1861.

If you have any additional information about the Aaron Camp family, 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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