Thomas Jefferson Papers

Statement of Albemarle County Taxes and Court Fees, 27 September 1814

Statement of Albemarle County Taxes and Court Fees

Thomas Jefferson Esq:

1814 To the commonwealth of Virginia Dr.
Septr  Rev: on 5374¾ acres land $59.73
72 Negroes above 16 } 111.52
14 ditto under
26 Horses
1 Phæton value 150$
1 ditto 100
1 Gig  50
1 M-Mill
1 Toll Mill
1 Saw ditto
County & Parish levy on 5 white and 72 black tytheables @ 31 cts } 23.87
Thomas Jefferson & Co for tax on 266 acres land }  1.11
Mrs M Lewis’ dft 8.24
Tickets—vs Hasting Marks and his Extr 7.39 } 15.70
ditto— vs Wm Short 5.29
C Peyton for transfer ticket Henderson to him for Your benefit } 0.75 } 3.02
Same, for Your proportion of Clerk’s ticket Hendersons deed to him for your benefit } 2.27
Tickets vs Yourself 10.15    10.15
Septr 27  By draft on Gibson and Jefferson for the amount of above account payable the 25th October next
Clif: Harris D Shff
Chs B. Hunton S, A, C

MS (MHi); in Harris’s hand; composed in two sittings; endorsed by TJ: “Sheriff Albemarle taxes and tickets Sep. 1814”; with TJ’s apparently unrelated calculations totaling $134.84 on verso.

Clifton Harris (b. ca. 1785) was still in Albemarle County in 1853. He served as deputy sheriff until at least 1817. Harris pledged $100 to Central College, and in 1836 he supported Martin Van Buren’s presidential candidacy. The 1850 census described him as a teacher (Woods, Albemarle description begins Edgar Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, 1901, repr. 1991 description ends , 221; MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1303, 1338; Cabell, University of Virginia description begins Nathaniel F. Cabell, ed., Early History of the University of Virginia as contained in the letters of Thomas Jefferson and Joseph C. Cabell, 1856 description ends , 406; Richmond Enquirer, 13 Feb. 1836; DNA: RG 29, CS, Albemarle Co., 1850; MACH description begins Magazine of Albemarle County History, 1940–  (title varies: issued until 1951 as Papers of the Albemarle County Historical Society) description ends 19 [1960/61]: 57).

Charles B. Hunton (d. 1818) was sheriff of Albemarle County, 1813–15. He was appointed a county magistrate in 1791, took a leading role in the organization in 1808 of a volunteer unit, the Albemarle Military Association, and published a short newspaper essay on “Fly-Proof Wheat” in the year before his death (Woods, Albemarle description begins Edgar Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, 1901, repr. 1991 description ends , 299, 374, 376, 379, 400; Richmond Enquirer, 24 Dec. 1808; Richmond Enquirer, 24 June 1817; Albemarle Co. Will Book, 8:104).

m-mill: “manufacturing mill.”

Index Entries

  • Albemarle County, Va.; Statement of TJ’s County Taxes and Court Fees search
  • carriages; taxes on search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); payments made for TJ search
  • Harris, Clifton; and TJ’s taxes search
  • Harris, Clifton; deputy sheriff search
  • Harris, Clifton; identified search
  • Henderson, John; TJ makes payment for search
  • horses; taxes on search
  • Hunton, Charles B.; and TJ’s taxes search
  • Hunton, Charles B.; identified search
  • Hunton, Charles B.; sheriff search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; pays taxes search
  • Lewis, Mary Walker (Nicholas Lewis’s wife); TJ makes payment for search
  • Marks, Hastings (TJ’s brother-in-law; Anne Scott Jefferson Marks’s husband); TJ makes payment for search
  • mills; taxes on search
  • Peyton, Craven; TJ makes payment for search
  • Short, William; TJ makes payment for search
  • slaves; taxes on search
  • taxes; on carriages search
  • taxes; on free whites search
  • taxes; on horses search
  • taxes; on land search
  • taxes; on mills search
  • taxes; on slaves search
  • taxes; Statement of Albemarle County Taxes and Court Fees search
  • taxes; TJ pays search
  • whites; taxes on search