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From: Bruce Cogan <>
Subject: Re: [OHTUSCAR-L] Very Early Tax Records, etc.
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 14:14:10 +1000
Patti Ensor wrote:
> we should look for Tuscarawas County tax records which have
>been microfilmed and are available for 1810, 1811, 1812-13, 1814 and 1816.
>My questions to all readers:
>Does anyone know the tax microfilm numbers and sources (LDS or other)? Maybe
>more importantly, who had to pay taxes? What about families that were
>working the land, but didn't have a house built yet? When did you pay taxes
>and when didn't you? Not all residents owned the land they worked, so are
>these folks listed anywhere?
The Tuscarawas County tax records listed in the FHLC begin in 1816. LDS
film No. 514915 covers 1816 through 1827. The format of the schedule
changes several times in this period. In 1816 there is a single schedule
for the whole county, and each entry names the proprietor of the land. Only
proprietors (land owners) are listed.
In 1826 there is a new format. There are 3 schedules for each township. (1)
Lands and Houses; (2) Inlots and Outlots; and (3) Personal property. I'm
not sure what schedule (2) includes - perhaps lots in towns? The personal
property schedule contains columns for horses and cattle (head & value).
It includes people who do not own land.
I wasn't aware that any tax lists existed for years prior to 1816. Have I