Delinquent Poll Tax List for 1842

by Kathy Niedergeses

 

List of Delinquent Poll Tax in 1842 for Lawrence County, Tennessee, presented by John Fondren, Sheriff, for the January term of Court in 1843. Copies can be ordered from the Lawrence County Archives.  

[Note: A poll tax was levied on every male person in a household of legal voting age of 21.  If the poll tax was not paid, then the person could not vote.  In many areas, the money generated from this was used for school funds. Order of information listed is name, status, number of people, amount of tax.  Most of the status info in parenthesis is easily understood, but incase you are not familiar with words used in old documents, Do means ditto.]

Coleman, Joseph (left county)     1     68 & 3/4  cents

Earwood, William (deceased - insolvent)     1     68 & 3/4 cents

Heraldson, Vincent (left)     1     68 & 3/4 cents

Hunn, Barkely (Wayne County)     1     68 3/4 cents

Hughs, Hezah (?) (left)     1     68 cents

Suere (Luere ?), William (Wayne County)     1     68 3/4 cents

Miles, John (dead)     1     68 cents

Pearce, G. W. (insolvent)     1     68 cents

Parish, Isaac (not found)     1     68 cents

Richardson, Mark (runaway)     1     68 cents

Patton, John (not found)     1     68 cents

Shields, John (Dyer County)     1     68 cents

White, Jonathan (not found)     1     68 cents

Right, D. W. (not found)     1     68 cents

Ayers, W. C. (moved to Giles Co.)     1     68 cents

Grant, Hiram (not found)     1     68 cents

Renfro, William (not found)     1     68 cents

Richardson, Willabe (move to MO)     1     68 cents

Williams, Zadock (insolvent)     1     68 cents

Watson, William (moved away)     1     68 cents

Brashears, Berry (insolvent)     1     68 cents

Duncan, William (moved to AL)     1     68 cents Paid

Green, Stephen (moved off)     1     68 cents

Green, Allen (moved off)     1     68 cents

Lanier, Matthew (moved off)     1     68 cents

Rhodes, Jessee (not found)     1     68 cents

Roberts, T. J. (insolvent)     1     68 cents

Seaton, John (Do)     1     68 cents

Barnett, Jessee (moved off)     1     68 cents

Ball, Pleasant (not found)     1     68 cents

Crews, Benjamin (gone)     1     68 cents

Crews, Zachariah (gone)     1     68 cents

Rinks, George (Wayne County)     1     68 cents

Burns, Benjamin S. (bankrupt)     1     68 cents

Clark, William T. (gone)     1     68 cents

Foughtenberry, Leander (gone)     1     68 cents

Pollock, Samuel J. (gone)     1     68 cents

Bumpass, James M. (gone to Giles)     1     68 cents

Clifton, James (gone)     1     68 cents

Davis, Caleb B. (gone)     1     68 cents

Douglass, Thomas (gone to Wayne Co.)     1     68 cents

Williams, Kinchen C. (dead)     1     68 cents

Carter, James H. (gone)     1     68 cents

Clifton, James  (not found)    1    68 cents

Horton, James (gone)     1     68 cents

Williams, William (gone)     1     68 cents

Carroll, William (gone)     1     68 cents

Curry, Isaac (deceased)     1     68 cents

McCrory, John L. (gone)     1     68 cents

Mills, James (gone)     1     68 cents

Bishop, M. (gone)     1     68 cents

Bromly, Thomas (insolvent)     1     68 cents

Baker, Enoch (gone)     1     68 cents

Hudson, Charles C. (insolvent)     1     68 cents

Hartwick, F. (illegible) (Do)     1     68 cents

Oliver, William (gone)     1     68 cents

Ratliff, Alford (insolvent)     1     68 cents

Sharp, Willis (Do)     1     68 cents

Turner, Benjamin (gone)     1     68 cents

Brinkley, William (gone)     1     68 cents

Boyd, James I. (gone)     1     68 cents

Blasengim, Pleasant (gone)     1     68 cents

Hamm, Henry (Paid in Wayne Co.)     1     68 cents

Harland, John (gone)     1     68 cents

Joice, William (insolvent)     1     68 cents

Layton, F. G. (gone)     1     68 cents

Stags, John (insolvent)     1     68 cents

McLean, Smith (insolvent)     1     68 3/4 cents

McLean, John (Do)     1     68 3/4 cents

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Update by Kathy Niedergeses May 26, 2016