Unpaid Property Taxes

Land in Giles County On Block
For Unpaid 1813 Property Taxes

(From the Nashville Clarion & State Gazette, 2 August 1814)

GILES COUNTY COURT - MARCH SESSION 1814 James Buford, Esq., sherriff and collector of the public and county tax for the year 1813, reports to this court that taxes remain due and unpaid for the following tracts of land for 1813 and he cannot find in his county any goods and chattels belonging to the owners thereof whereon he can destrain for the same, to-wit:

Reputed Owner Acres Situation
John Baldridge 160 Elk River
John Childress 4,700 Richland Creek
John Childress 1,000 Elk River
Francis Childs 3,000 Richland (Warrant #695)
Joseph East 200 Pigeon Roost Creek
Richard Hightour 640 Richland
Richard Hightour 230 Bradshaw's Creek
Hightour & Haywood 110 Robertson's Creek
Robert Lanier 500 West of Elk R.(Grant 1995)
Robert Lanier 100 Elk River
Hightour & Haywood 500 Richland Creek
James Lewis 400 Saved out of a 2000-acre entry
William B. Lewis 300 South side of Elk River
James Morrison 200 Entry waters Buchanan's Creek
John M'Donald 227 Buchanan's Creek
J. C. & D.W. M'Ree 840 Robertson Creek
Estate of H. Murphey 640 (no location given)
Estate of H. Murphey 427 (no location given)
William Neal 100 Richland Creek
Isaac Price 1,000 Mouth of Richland Creek
Jacob Perkins 4,000 Richland Creek
Thomas Whitson 140 Elk River
James Temple 300 Elk River
James Temple 39 Reynold's Creek
James Temple 26 Reynold's Creek
James Temple 86 Sinking Creek
James Read, Jr. 4,657 Richland 1 white poll and 1 black
Edward Thursby 10 Part of an old grant to S. Donaldson
John Wilson 5,000 Blue Creek

It is therefore ordered that judgment be entered up against the owners of said tracts ... and that said tracts (or as much of as will be sufficient to satisfy the taxes, costs, and charges due) be sold at the courthouse in Pulaski on the first Monday in November next.

(signed) Gorman Lester. Court Clerk

Reprinted from ANSEARCHIN (Vol 44 No 1) Tennessee Genealogy Magazine
with their permission.