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1801 Blount County Tennessee Tax List

By the provisions of the state law regarding the taxing of property the clerk of the county court was required to return “the bond given by the said sheriff for the collection of public taxes, and shall without delay transmit the same, together with a copy of the tax list of his county, to the treasurer of the district, and also a like copy to the next meeting of the general assembly.” The following lists are transcribed from a microfilm copy of an original certified copy returned by James Houston, Blount County court clerk, to the Tennessee general assembly, now …

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Using Tennessee Tax Records

Tax records tend to be one of the least used resources available to genealogists and historical researchers. Tax records can be valuable in a number of ways: tax lists offer a better understanding of the status and wealth of people during a certain era of time; such records can help pinpoint when an ancestor lived in a certain community between the years U.S. censuses were taken; they can also be used to help determine when a person died; and land ownership questions are often answered through a search of tax records. In addition, tax data can offer beneficial historical insights …

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