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Deputy Sheriff J.W. Carson Receipt

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Rec’d of John Logan Esqr his tax in full for the year 1835 = $28.08 cts

J.W. Carson DShff

 I previously wrote about another receipt from a Sheriff named William CarsonJames W. Carson is the nephew of the Sheriff William Carson. James will eventually go on to become the Sheriff of Rutherford County from October 1838 to October 1842.  James was born December 23, 1789 in Rutherford Co., NC. He was the son of General John G. Carson and Mary Withrow. He married Catherine Canselor (1791-1867)in Rutherford Co., NC on February 15, 1814. James died October 24, 1846. (source Lela Whisnant).

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B.H. Carson receipt to J. Logan September 14, 1829

 

B.H. Carson receipt to J. Logan September 14, 1829

John Logan Sr. taxes for 1828 on $4,000
Value of land at 21 Cents $100 Value
Do $2,000 Value of town lots at $8.40
26 cents for $100 Value is —– $5.20
Do on of 7 horses at 75 ct Each is — $5.25
Recd of John Logan the Sum $18.85
of Eighteen Dollars & 85 Cents in full of the
above stated taxes this 14th, of Sept 1829

Wm Carson Shff

It is interesting that the taxes for the previous year seem to always be paid around September. John Logan’s value of land increased by 25% from 1825. His town lots improved by 100% and he has 3 fewer horses than he did in 1825.

I wrote about Sheriff William Carson in the blog post in the 1823 Tax Receipt blog post. I always mention that these receipts are usually labeled on the back. This one is clearly marked “B. H. Carson Tax Receipt for John Logan’s 1828 taxes”.  I am not sure if William Carson’s middle initial is known or not but it is definitely written here as an H.

That’s about all I have on this one.

Please leave a comment below if you have additional information about William Carson that you would like to share.

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. If you would like to start reading them from the first document, you can start here.

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John Logan Sr. 1825 Taxes September 11, 1826

John Logan Sr. 1825 Taxes September 11, 1826

John Logan Sr. Taxes for 1825 on $3000
Value of land at 19 cents per $100 value is
——————————————— $5.70
$1000 value of town [?] at 21 cents is   2.10
and 1 white [mare?] is ———————–      62 ½
and 9 Black do. at 70 ½  is ————      6.34 ½

$14.77

Recd of John Logan the sum of fourteen dollars & 77 cents in full of the above taxes 11th of Sept 1826

William Carson Shff

This is the first tax receipt in the collection that gives a lot of detail as far as tax rates and what John Logan was taxed for. This is also the first instance where he is referred to as John Logan Sr. There are a couple of words that I can’t make out in this document. I wonder what the word is after “town”. I believe the word after “white” is “mare” or “horse”. I know that a horse tax was not uncommon in the 1800s. Any time you see “do” it means “ditto”.

I’ve seen little heats cut into a few of these documents. I wonder what that is all about?

I previously wrote about William Carson in John Logan 1823 Tax Receipt.

Please leave a comment below if you can help me identify some of the mystery words in this document.

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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David Hill Receipt January 17, 1824

David Hill receipt dated January 17, 1824
David Hill receipt dated January 17, 1824

Recd of John Logan Esqr one of the wardens of the poor for the county of Rutherford one hundred & fifty dollars for part payment for keeping its poor of said county for the year 1824 January the 17th 1824

David Hill

J.W. Carson

I think that this receipt offers us a true glimpse into how different society was in the 1820s. This is before the days of federal income taxes and obviously before the era of Social Security. The responsibility of taking care of the poor  in North Carolina was placed on Wardens of the Poor from 1777 until 1917 (source).

Until 1868, each county had seven Wardens of the Poor who were elected until 1846. After that they were appointed by the County Courts. Their main duties were to receive and disburse money for poor relief, determine what persons were entitled to public assistance, and supervise the operation of institutions for the poor (source).

According to this information, John Logan was elected to be one of Rutherford County’s seven Wardens of the Poor. This $150 likely didn’t come from his personal wealth, but he was probably responsible for collecting money from other citizens for this purpose. Perhaps David Hill and J.W. Carson were two of the other Wardens of the Poor that might have had the responsibility of disbursing the monies or supervising the operation of Poor Houses or Poor Farms.

David Hill was born May 1, 1795 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. He was the son of Reubin Hill (1764 -1858) and Margaret McBrayer (1775-1834). He married to Amelia Lucinda Potts (1822-1880). A large portion of the Hill family moved to Dawson County, GA including David’s father and many of his siblings. David died in Dawson County, GA on June 10, 1885. (source Sarah Catherine Liles)

James W. Carson is the nephew of the Sheriff William Carson from a previous blog post. James was also Sheriff of Rutherford County from October 1838 to October 1842.  James was born December 23, 1789 in Rutherford Co., NC. He was the son of General John G. Carson and Mary Withrow. He married Catherine Canselor (1791-1867)in Rutherford Co., NC on February 15, 1814. James died October 24, 1846. (source Lela Whisnant)

Please leave a comment below if you have additional information about Wardens of the Poor (particularly in Rutherford Co., NC), David Hill or James W. Carson.

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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John Logan 1823 Tax Receipt

John Logan 1823 Tax Receipt
John Logan 1823 Tax Receipt

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]

Please leave a comment below if you have additional information about William Carson that you would like to share.

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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