Guide to the Bedford County Township Tax Receipts, 1763-1838 DAR.1937.40

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Bedford County Township Tax Receipts
Creator
Bedford County (Pa.).
Collection Number
DAR.1937.40
Date [inclusive]
1763-1838
Extent
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract
This collection contains tax receipts from various townships in Bedford County, Pennsylvania from 1763 to 1838. Most of the records are from 1773 and each tax receipt includes a list of names of taxpayers along with the amount paid to the township. Digital reproductions of this collection are available online.

Preferred Citation

Bedford County Township Tax Receipts, 1763-1838, DAR.1937.41, Darlington Collection, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Scope and Content Notes

This collection contains tax receipts from thirteen townships in Bedford County, Pennsylvania dating between 1763 and 1838. The majority of the records are from 1773. Each tax receipt lists tax payers, along with the amount paid to the township. There are authorization papers stating that tax collectors had been appointed and were entitled to collect taxes from citizens. Many of the receipts still bear some of the original wax seal left on them. The writing on most is illegible but the names of the township are written clearly and prominently on the front cover. Also included in the collection are various receipts and land surveys from Bedford County. The following appear as tax collectors: Benjamine Sanders, John Fraser, Garret Fiscus, Allison Williams, Mores Stuart, James Graham, Edward McDowell, John Burd, William Elliot, David McKee, John Markley, and Jonathan Bishop.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, June 2008

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
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Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

No copyright restrictions.

Custodial History

This collection was located in the Darlington Memorial Library in the University’s Cathedral of Learning until 2007 when it was moved to the ULS Archives Service Center for processing, storage, preservation and service. However, it remains in the custodianship of the ULS Special Collections Department.

Acquisition Information

Gift to the Darlington Memorial Library in 1937.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Nicole Mader in May 2008.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of this collection are available online.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Land surveys
  • Ledgers (Account books)
  • Receipts (Financial records)

Geographic Name(s)

  • Air (Bedford County, Pa. : Township)
  • Armstrong (Bedford County, Pa. : Township)
  • Baree (Bedford County, Pa. : Township)
  • Bedford County (Pa.)
  • Brothers Valley (Bedford County, Pa. : Township)
  • Colraine (Bedford County, Pa. : Township)
  • Cumberland (Bedford County, Pa. : Township)
  • Dublin (Bedford County, Pa. : Township)
  • Fairfield (Bedford County, Pa. : Township)
  • Hempfield (Bedford County, Pa. : Township)
  • Mount Pleasant (Bedford County, Pa. : Township)
  • Pitt (Bedford County, Pa. : Township)
  • Rossstraver (Bedford County, Pa. : Township)
  • Springhill (Bedford County, Pa. : Township)

Occupation(s)

  • Tax collectors

Personal Name(s)

  • Bishop, Jonathan
  • Burd, John
  • Elliott, William
  • Fiscus, Garret
  • Fraser, John
  • Graham, James
  • Markley, John
  • McDowell, Edward
  • McKee, David
  • Sanders, Benjamine
  • Stuart, Mores
  • Williams, Allison

Subject(s)

  • Tax collection -- Pennsylvania -- Bedford County
  • Taxation -- Pennsylvania -- Bedford County

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Previous Citation

Bedford County Township Tax Receipts, 1763-1838, DAR.1937.41, Darlington Collection, Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

  BoxFolder
Air Township, Pennsylvania, undated 11
Online

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  Folder
Armstrong Township, Pennsylvania, 1773 2
Online

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  Folder
Baree Township, Pennsylvania, undated 3
Online

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  Folder
Brothers Valley Township, Pennsylvania, undated 4
Online

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  Folder
Colraine Township, Pennsylvania, undated 5
Online

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  Folder
Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, undated 6
Online

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  Folder
Dublin Township, Pennsylvania, 1772 7
Online

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  Folder
Fairfield Township, Pennsylvania, 1773 8
Online

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  Folder
Hempfield Township, Pennsylvania, 1773 9
Online

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  Folder
Mount Pleasant Township, Pennsylvania, 1773 10
Online

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  Folder
Pitt Township, Pennsylvania, 1773 11
Online

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  Folder
Rosstraver Township, Pennsylvania, undated 12
Online

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  Folder
Springhill Township, Pennsylvania, 1773 13
Online

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  Folder
Bedford County, Pennsylvania, 1838 14
Online

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  Folder
Land Surveys and Receipts, 1763-1793 15
Online

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