Thursday, May 14, 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 262: 1787 Martin Carringer Pennsylvania Tax List Entry

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the  1787 Tax List for Martin Carringer in Rostraver, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania:

The entry for Martin Carringer includes information in these columns:

*  Names:  Carringer Martin

*  Land held by: Location:  150 [acres]

*  Horned Cattle:  1

*  Value (£ - s - d):  39 [pounds]

The source citation for this record is:

"Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801,", ( : accessed 28 April 2015), indexed database and digital image, "Westmoreland County > 1787, Rostraver township," unnumbered page (image 151 of 213), Martin Carringer entry; citing Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762–1794. Series No. 4.61; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

The important information from this record is that Martin Carringer was taxed on 150 acres of land and one horned cattle in 1787 in Rostraver township in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  This narrows my search for deeds and other records.  

Unfortunately, the tax list is presented alphabetically by last name letter, so it cannot be used to determine potential neighbors.

Martin Carringer (1758-1835) is my 4th great-grandfather.  In 1785, he married Mary Hoax (1768-1851), probably in Westmoreland County.  This record set may provide valuable leads to Mary's parents.

There are several other entries for Martin Carringer in this record set for different years.  I am capturing them in order to see the full range of tax related records for him.

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