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1755 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
1755 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
Inaugural Tax List of Cumberland County. Includes some of the earliest land owners from present day Cumberland, Moore, Harnett, Lee and Hoke counties. Courtesy of NC Archives. 
 
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1767 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
1767 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
Includes some of the earliest land owners from present day Cumberland, Moore, Harnett, Lee and Hoke counties. Courtesy of NC Archives. 
 
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1769 Petition, Anson County, NC - Regulators
1769 Petition, Anson County, NC - Regulators
1769, Oct 9 -- Oct 1769-Nov 1769 General Assembly Session Records
The following individuals were among the Anson County [Montgomery County] residents signing the petition concerning taxes and fees for public officials. Known as the Regulator's Petition: Jno. Jeffery, John Smith Sandhill, Christopher Butler, John Sowel, Wm. Sowel, John Carpenter, John Morgan, Samuel Sowel, Charles Sowel, Richd. Braswell, George Braswell, Joseph Allen and Lewis Sowell. [Editor's Note: those listed above are believed to be past or future residents of Moore County, NC and can be found in numerous land transactions over the period.]
 
 
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1777 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
1777 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society. 
 
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1778 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
1778 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society. 
 
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1779 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
1779 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society. 
 
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1780 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
1780 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.  
 
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1782 Tax List, Montgomery County, NC
1782 Tax List, Montgomery County, NC
One of the oldest existing Tax List from Montgomery County after formation in 1779. Many Moore County residents are listed as they owned property in Montgomery. The "invalid' notation seems to refer to those landowners who didn't reside in the county. 
 
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1783 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain John Hunnicutt's Military Districts only]
1783 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain John Hunnicutt's Military Districts only]
Captain Cox and Captain Hunnicutt's[formerly Duckworth] Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.  
 
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1784 Petition, Cumberland County, NC - Creation of Moore County
1784 Petition, Cumberland County, NC - Creation of Moore County
Apr 1784 - Jun 1784 General Assembly Session Records, Box 3 Folder 41

A Bill for dividing Cumberland County into two distinct Counties and for the other purposes therein mentioned.

In H. Commons 3 May 1785. Read for the first time and passed by order. 13 May 1784 read the second time amended and passed.

In Senate May 3rd 1784. Read the first time and passed by order. 4th May 1784 read the second time amended by consent of the Commons passed and order to be engrossed.

To the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina now setting. The petition pf the Inhabitants of Cumberland County have now showeth. Whereas your petitioners living in the Upper End of the said County do labour under great hardship in attending on Courts and Other Public meetings from their remote situation from the Court House, many of whom being upwards of sixty miles there from, do Humbly pray that the said County may be Divided To Wit: Beginning on the South Side of Cape Fare River, at Chatham County line where it crosses sd. River running from thence a direct course to Coles Bridge on Drowning Creek, And so to be bounded by the lines of the Adjacent Countys as to make a Distinct County, Nevertheless on to the Boundaries your petitioners most Humbly Submiths to your great Wisdom to which they ever think themselves in duty bound to pray.

Jas. Burges, Thos. Armstrong, James Dyer, Wm. Armstrong, John Armstrong, Michl. King, Charles Crawford [Capt.], Wm. Cox [Capt.], Wm. Seale, John Overton, John Overton Junr., John Phillips, Wm. Harden, John James, Elijah Bettis, Isaac Hardain, Joseph Furr, Nathl. Norwood, [torn] Hunnicutt, [torn] Dickinson, [torn] Collins, Theopilus Petty, John Hunnicutt, James Maples, Burrel Maples, Daniel Munk, Thos. Collins Jur., Ralph Davis, John Goldston, Martin Dye, Stephen Collons, George Nelson, Abraham Cole, Duncan Johnson, John Camron, Kenneth Camron, Archibald Munk, Thos. Gilmore, Kinchin Kitching, Stephen King [? very faded], Josiah Maples, Matthew Kitching, John Evans, William Kitching, John Cox, Joseph Fry, Johnathan Caddell, Richardson Feagin, John Jackson, Neil McLeod, Danl. Jones, Solomon Cox, James Wadsworth, James Hill, Jac. Caddell, Donald Makensey, George Grimes, Thomas Graham, John Ritter, Jacob Stuts, John Stuts, Eleck Autry, Frederick Autry, John Minyerd, Ritcherd Burd, Robert Burd, James Autray, Christopher Yow, John Leech, Angush Cambell, William Barrett Junior, Colin McLain, John Shufeild Junier, John Hair, Reubin Fremon, William Elmore, James Morgan, Peter (looks more like Frances) Hair, Lues Fels [Lewis Fields?], Donald McLeod, Norman McLeod, Normand McLean, Hector McLain, John Bohanan, Kenneth McDonald, Wm. Cox, Danold McKinnon [?], William Dunn, Thomas Dunn, John Keys, Moses Keyes, William [torn], Henry [torn], Bartholomew Dunn [torn but listed twice in a row ? likely Sr. and Jr.], Allan [torn ? likely Morrison], Norman [torn], Hart. Hunnicutt, John Dunlap, Benjamin Sheales, John Blanchet, William Dunn, Adam Keeling, John Blachett Junr., Robt. Davis, Willm. Martin Junr., Thos Tyson, John Carrell, Anthony Street, James Thorton, Charles Seale, Collins Hardy, Jacob Hardy, Jun., John Kenney, William Cockerham, Solomon Jones, Jacob Hardy, John Hunnicutt Ser., Thos. Maples, Jeremiah Collon, Thos. Agerton, Wm. McKinzie, Wm. Hodges, Edmon Hodges, Joseph Duckworth, Charles Campbell, Drurey Hodges, Anguish McDugal, Jason Wadsworth, James Morgin, James Caddell, Aaron Fagens, John Paitt, James Wadworth, James Muse, Duncan McIntosh, Alexr. McDonald, Anthony Mears, James Simmons, Jhon Warner, Jesse Muse, John Hurley, Thomas Seale, William Morgan, John Morgin, William Morgan Senr., Jesse Ritter, Robert Stephens, Samuel Tidwell, Ansil Melton, Nathaniel Melton, John Adkins, William Barrett, Solomon Barrett, Archibald McDonald, William Ashaly, [Jesse?] Bates, William Smith, John McLane, Richard [Nales?], Peter Shamburger, Wm. McLean, Thomas Grimes, Donald McLeod, Allan Martin, Donald McDonald, Donald McLeod, Murdock Betheun, Alexender Mckeever, John McCauly, Angush McAuly, John Kagel, Gorge Kagel, Nathan Maner, William Maner, Seth Maner, George Keringer, William Williamson, John Williamson, Robert Grimes, Nichlos Newton, Francis Tedwell, Samuel Barrett, William Smith, Nichlos Wallas, Lannard Furr, Nathan Smith, Everet Smith, Isum Smith, Henry Jackson, James Ledlow, Adam Comer, Leonard Cagel, Roger Cagel, William Constable and Peter Garner.

[Editor's Note: Many of the names are faded, torn and hard to read. Some are actual signatures or marks and clearly multiple names have been signed by one individual]

A Bill for dividing Cumberland County into two distinct Counties.
Whereas the County of Cumberland is so extensive that it is extremely inconvenient for the inhabitants to attends courts and public meetings. Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina and it is hereby enacted by the Authority of the same that from and after fourth day of July next the County of Cumberland shall be divided into two distinct Counties by a line beginning at Coles Bridge on drowning creek thence a direct line to the corner of Wake and Johnston Counties in Cumberland line and all that part of Cumberland laying to the north west of the new line shall be a separate and distinct county by the name of Moor County and [be it enacted by the authority afore said] hat the lower part of Cumberland County laying south east of said line shall be a separate and distinct county and known by the name of Fayette County and be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid that nothing herein contained shall be construed to debar the sheriff and Collector of taxes or other officers or any of them in the said county of Cumberland as it stood undivided from levying any collections or making districts for any taxes fees or other duties that may be due from the inhabitants thereof on or before the fourth day of July next in the same manner as if this act had never been made any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

And be enacted by the authority aforesaid that the Courts for the County of Fayette be held at the place where the courts of Cumberland County are at present established on the fourth Monday in January April July and October in every year and that the Courts for the County of Moore hereafter shall be held at such place within the said County as the Commissioner herein after named shall appoint on the fourth Monday in February May August November in every year and that all causes please writs actions suits plaints process precepts recognizances and other matters and things in the Court of Cumberland depending from and immediately after the first day of August next shall stand adjourned and continued from the present Court House of the said County to such place as the said Commissioners or a majority of them shall direct and appoint as aforesaid and all appearances and returns which shall be made on the days appointed by law for holding in the said court of Cumberland shall hereafter be made to the first Court that shall be held for that county wherein the cause of action arose and all suitors and witnesses bound to appear there of in the same manner as if the said court had not been removed from the present Court House any law usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

And be it also enacted by the authority aforesaid that Thomas Matthews, John Roberson, Willis Dickerson, Philip Alston and John Jackson or the majority of them shall be and hereby appointed Commissioner and impowered and directed to agree with workmen for erecting and building a Courthouse prison and stocks for the use of said County of Moor and for purchasing materials for that purpose and for enabling the said Commissioners to defray the expenses of said building a tax of one Shilling on every hundred pounds of taxable property within the said County of Moor as the same is established by this act and an equal sum on every unmarried man not possessed of the value of one Hundred pounds shall be levied and collected in the same manner as public taxes are or shall be levied and collected and all person who shall refuse or neglect to pay the taxes, by this Act impose upon them at the time and in the manner which is or shall be appointed by law for the payment of public taxes shall be liable to disthis [?] and sale of their property in the same manner as for non payment of public taxes and it is further declared that the said tax shall be collected by the officer or officers who is or may be appointed to collect the public taxes and such officer or officers shall give security to the said Commissioners for the faithfull discharge of his or their duty and shall be intitled to the same Commissions and liable to the same penalties restrictions process and remedy for enforcing the payment thereof as by law my be had against collectors or receivers of public monies.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that the County Courts of Moore and Fayette shall nominate the following number of freeholders to serve as jurors of the Superior County for the District of Wilmington of which district the said Counties are hereby declared to be part that is to say for County of Boston [should be Moore] and for the County of Fayette any law or statute to the contrary notwithstanding and be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that for running the dividing line Thomas Matthews & Jno Adkins be and they are duly appointed commissioners and imposed to lay off run and make the said dividing line agreeable to the direction of this act which said line when run by the Commissioners herein named shall be by them entered of record in the courts of the counties of which the said lines to be boundary and shall hereafter be deemed the dividing line between said counties.
 
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1793 Petition, Moore County, NC - New Moore County Courthouse in Alfordstown
1793 Petition, Moore County, NC - New Moore County Courthouse in Alfordstown
1793, Nov 25 -- Dec 1793-Jan 1794 General Assembly Session Records, Box 3

Contains hundreds of signatures of early Moore County residents. Petition to the NC General Assembly to establish "Alfordstown" and move the courthouse there. Petition ultimately failed. Very large document, similar to a Tax List, and it may take additional time to load. Typed abstract at conclusion of the document courtesy of Central North Carolina Journal, September 1993 [Edited and published by James V. Comer]. Original documents courtesy of NC Archives.  
 
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1793 Tax List, Moore County, NC
1793 Tax List, Moore County, NC
Partial Tax List collected By Sheriff Malcolm Gilchrist. Courtesy of the NC Archives. [Located in Treasurer and Comptroller Papers, County Settlements, Box 64, Moore County] 
 
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1795 Tax List, Moore County, NC
1795 Tax List, Moore County, NC
Partial Tax List collected By Sheriff Malcolm McNeill. Courtesy of the NC Archives. [Located in Treasurer and Comptroller Papers, County Settlements, Box 64, Moore County] 
 
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1797 Tax List, Moore County, NC
1797 Tax List, Moore County, NC
Partial Tax List collected By Sheriff Malcolm McNeill. Courtesy of the NC Archives. [Located in Treasurer and Comptroller Papers, County Settlements, Box 64, Moore County] 
 
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1807-1808 Tax List, Moore County, NC
1807-1808 Tax List, Moore County, NC
Listing of Insolvent Taxes for 1807 and 1808. Courtesy of the NC Archives. [Located in Treasurer and Comptroller Papers, County Settlements, Box 64, Moore County] 
 
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1815 Petition Moore County NC Taxation.pdf
1815 Petition Moore County NC Taxation.pdf
1815 -- Petition, Nov-Dec 1815 General Assembly Session Records, Box 2 - Petitions
The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly regarding taxation and the valuation of property: [selected signers] John McAulay Junr., Robt, Graham, Ambrose Mainess, Leonard Furr, Jesse Ritter Senr., Allan McLane, Thos. Ritter, Jno, Ritter, Everet Ritter, Benajmin Dunn, William Wright, Alexander McIntosh, Neil McIntosh, Hector McNeill, Martin Martin, William Williamson, William Lewis, Amus Dowdy, Henry Stutts, Jams. Manes, James Morgan, Nord. Matheson, Malcolm Morison, Christopher Bethune, Norman McDuffey, Allan Morison, Alexanr. Morison, William Dunn (wet), Bartholomew Dunn Sr., Wm. Dunn, Saml. Dunn, Bartholomew Dunn Junr., John Newton, Normand McKinnon, Murdoch McAulay, Benjamin Britt, Christopher Stuts, Donald McLeod, Niel Matheson, David Richardson, Bartholo. Dun, Lewis Sowel, Melony Newton, William Sowel, Alexr. Morison, Stephen Davis, Burl Deaton, John McKinnon, Robert Melton, John Upton, John Smith, Jesse Brown, Jess Lankford, Niel McLeod, Norman McKinnon, Ansel Melton, Arington Sowel, Willis Dickinson, Thos. Dickinson, Jesse Carroll, Robert Cheek, James Cheek, Phillip Cheek, Joseph Farr, Matthais Teague, Benjn. Shields, Jno. Upton, Joseph Duckworth, John Carrel, Francis Myrick, James Harding, Willis Davis, Nathaniel Vick, Ansel Melton, John Martin, David Richardson, Harmon Brewer, Cornelius Kees, Jesse Brewer, Ambrose Brewer, Drewry Brewer, Abednego Maynor, Joseph Morgan, Alexr. Kennedy, William Hunsucker, George Kannedy, Levy Smith, George Hunsucker, Lennerd Stuts, David Caringer, James Williamson, Charles Brady, George Carringer, Jacob Carringer, Willis Brewer, Bradley Garner, Lewis Garner, John Garner, James Sowell, Georg Moore, David Kennedy, Benjamin Elkins, Adam Carpenter, Jonathan Bullock, Robert Burd, Nicholas Nall, Mikel Dickinson, Aaron Tyson, Thomas Graham (Capt.), John Overton, Ruben Shields, John Martin, George Fry, John McNeill, John Wadsworth, Wm. Feagin, Ignatious Wadsworth, Samuel Feagen, Thomas Feagen, John Carrell Junr., Benjin. Gilbert, David Overton, John Record, John Carrell Senr., Alexr. Carrell, John Gilbert, John Cheek, Joab Cheek, William Barrett JP, Wm. Cox, John Dunn, Eleazer Birckhead, Absalom Fry, John Daniely, Jesse Sowell, William Caddell, James Fry, Niel McLeod (Surveyor), Robert Graham Sen., Jason Wadsworth, Geo. Cox, John Sowell, James Holcomb, James Dowd, Jacob White, William Hardin, James Muse, Jason Muse, Benjn. Gilbert, Zachariah Smith, Thos. Muse, Kindred Muse, John Graham, Samuel Womble, James Elkins, Jas. Collins, Andrew White, Randal Cheek, Lewis Phillips, James Smith, James Handcock, Willis Elkins, Samuel Elkins, Solimon Phillips, Brother Carrell and Sterling Carrell. 
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1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
Earliest complete tax list for Moore County. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the NC Archives. [Located in Treasurer and Comptrollers Papers, Box 6. Moore County] 
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1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC
1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC
Tax List for District #1 and District #2. While the exact date is uncertain based on a comparison of several landowners it is estimated to have been taken between 1818-1823. This was handed down by the family of Richard Street, tax assessor. during the time period. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the Moore County Library.  
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1844 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 6
1844 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 6
Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer. 
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1844 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8 (Partial)
1844 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8 (Partial)
Partial list. Potential list of insolvents. Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer. 
 
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1845 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8
1845 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8
Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer. 
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1845 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9 (Partial)
1845 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9 (Partial)
Partial List. Potentially list of insolvents. Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer. 
 
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1846 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9 (Partial)
1846 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9 (Partial)
Partial List. Potentially list of insolvents. Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer. 
 
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1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8
1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8
Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer. 
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1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer. 
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1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9 (Partial)
1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9 (Partial)
Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer. 
 
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1848 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8 (Partial)
1848 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8 (Partial)
Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer. 
 
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1849 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8
1849 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8
Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer. 
 
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1849 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
1849 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer. 
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1851 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 6
1851 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 6
Courtesy of the NC Archives. 
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1851 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8
1851 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8
Courtesy of the NC Archives. 
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1851 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
1851 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
Courtesy of the NC Archives. 
 
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1852 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 6
1852 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 6
Courtesy of the NC Archives. 
 
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1852 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8
1852 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8
Courtesy of the NC Archives. 
 
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1852 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
1852 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
Courtesy of the NC Archives. 
 
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1853 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 6
1853 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 6
Courtesy of the NC Archives. 
 
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1853 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8 & 9
1853 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8 & 9
Courtesy of the NC Archives. 
 
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1854 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 6
1854 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 6
Courtesy of the NC Archives. 
 
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1854 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8 & 9
1854 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8 & 9
Courtesy of the NC Archives. 
 
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1855 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 6
1855 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 6
Courtesy of the NC Archives. 
 
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1855 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8 & 9
1855 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8 & 9
Courtesy of the NC Archives. 
 
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1856 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 6
1856 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 6
Courtesy of the NC Archives. 
 
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1856 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8 & 9
1856 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8 & 9
Courtesy of the NC Archives. 
 
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1857 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 6
1857 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 6
Courtesy of the NC Archives. 
 
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1857 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8 & 9
1857 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8 & 9
Courtesy of the NC Archives. 
 
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Everet Wallace
Everet Wallace
Everet Wallace appeared for the very first time in the 1790 Census in Moore County, NC. Everet, appearing with his wife, Caty/Catherine and their infant daughter, Celia, were the only Wallaces recorded in the Moore County, NC Census that year. From his first appearance in the 1790 Census to his last in a Tax Record in 1844/1845, there are over 35 known references to Everet in Moore County, NC records. Among these records, Everet can be found entering land, paying taxes, serving on juries, testifying at trials, and purchasing goods at estate sales.