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Watauga Association of Genealogists Collection, 1783-1833 | Archives of Appalachia

Title: Watauga Association of Genealogists Collection, 1783-1833Add to your cart.
ID: 500/AppMs 295
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Arrangement: The records are grouped by county (Washington County first) and arranged chronologically within each county.
Extent: 3.0 folder(s)
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Scope and Contents: The Watauga Association of Genealogists Collection consists of photocopies of certain records of Washington County, Tennessee and Greene County, North Carolina (now Tennessee). Established as North Carolina counties in 1777 and 1783, respectively, Washington County and Greene County became counties of Tennessee when that state was admitted to the Union in 1796.

The photocopied records include the Washington County lists of taxables for the years 1815-1819 and 1831-1833 and minutes of the Greene County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, unnumbered volume (August 1783-March 1796), pp. 72-99.

The Washington County lists of taxables contain the full name of each taxable, the number of free white males (21-50 years of age) in the household of each taxable, the number of black polls (i.e., slaves 10-50 years of age) owned by each taxable, and the number of acres of land owned by each taxable.

The minutes of the Greene County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions are a record of the court's actions during the period November 14, 1786-August 7, 1788. The responsibilities and powers of the court included (but were not limited to) ordering deeds to be recorded, serving as a civil and criminal law court, licensing ordinaries, appointing road overseers, binding orphans and appointing guardians, appointing county officials, setting county tax rates, probating wills, administering oaths to executors and administrators, and appointing persons to prepare lists of taxables.


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