Thursday, May 21, 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 263: 1798 Pennsylvania Direct Tax List for Rudolf Spangler in York, Penn.

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  1798 Direct Tax List of Pennsylvania for Rudolf Spangler in York, York County, Pennsylvania:

The columns headers and the Rudolf Spangler entry:

The data extracted from this record for Rudolf Spangler is:

*  Number of Return:  245
*  Name of the Occupant:  George King
*  Name of the Owner:  Spangler Rudolf
*  Dwelling House:  1
*  Out houses Appurtenant;  Dimensions or Area;  Materials of which built:  
    **  ----------------      32 by 26           Brick
    **  1 Stable              18 by 20           Wood
    **  1 Barn                16 by 18           Wood
    **  1 Kitchen           15 by 25           Brick
    **  ---------------       19 by 30           Wood
*    Number of Stories; Number of Windows; Number of Lights:
   ** [first house]         2;  13;  234
   ** [second house]    2;  10;  120 Unfinished
*  Quantity of land - Acres;  Perches;  Square Feet 
   **  [first house]        -- ;  -- ;  14,950
   **  [second house]   -- ;  -- ;    7,475
*  Valuations of the assistant Assessor:
   **  [first house]       1750
   **  [second house]    400

The source citation for this record is:

"Pennsylvania, U.S. Direct Tax Lists, 1798," , ( : accessed 21 May 2015), digital image, "York (Paradise to York Towships and Botts Town)," no page number (image 178 of 396, Return No. 245, Rudolf Spangler (owner) entry; citing United States Direct Tax of 1798: Tax Lists for the State of Pennsylvania. M372, microfilm, 24 rolls. Records of the Internal Revenue Service, 1791-2006, Record Group 58. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C..

I am confused by the Occupant and Owner columns.  This record apparently says that George King resided on a number of properties owned by several different persons, including a number of dwelling houses.  There are many pages with this same phenomenon - an occupant on several properties.

There were 22 indexed entries for Rudolf (or Rudolph) Spangler in this database, all in York County.  Some of them were Rudolph Spangler, Jr. and some were for Rudolph Spangler Sr.  I think my ancestor is Rudolph Spangler (1738-1811) is the senior Rudolph.  

I looked at all of the entries for the entries with or without a Senior indicator.  There were no entries where Rudolph Spangler was an Occupant - but there were several where he was an Owner.  

Rudolph Spangler (1738-1811) is my 4th great-grandfather, who married Maria Dorothea Dinkel (1748-1835) in 1767, and resided in York, York County, Pennsylvania.  They had 11 children, including my 3rd great-grandfather, Daniel Spangler (1781-1851). 

If a reader has more insight into these records, I would appreciate learning about it.

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