Some of you are getting a blurry version of the last two posts to the Rutherford County, NC, 1782 tax records. Here’s the link so you can look at it at your leisure, adjust the size and focus, and see neighbors: 29 more words
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William Logan was one of the four Logan brothers who fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780, two years prior to this tax list. 54 more words
John Logan was one of the four Logan brothers who fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain two years prior to this tax list.
(Note how slaves are counted as a non-human “commodity” to be taxed, along with horses and cattle.) 10 more words
Letter from Abraham Hardin -- who taught John Randolph Logan the "art and science" of surveying -- to Lyman C. Draper, author of "Kings Mountain and Its Heroes"
Abraham Hardin (1789-1881) taught John Randolph Logan the “art and science” of surveying. Surveying was an advanced skill that few had at the time; therefore, it could be a lucrative occupation, though a hard one, especially in the early years of settlement and over rough, forested, and marshy ground. 413 more words