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MONROE COUNTY, IL
1816 Tax List


Source: excerpts from History of Randolph, Monroe and Perry Counties, 1883

The first assessor of the county was John MOORE, who served as such for two consecutive years, and his returns here may serve for the purpose of a census, which was taken in 1818, but not preserved.

The following is a list of the taxpayers as recorded:

There were approximately 275 people subject to being taxed in 1816, and of those, 47 were unmarried men, over the age of 21, who were to pay one dollar for the "..enjoyments of the bachelor life, and for being the 'beaux' of their time..." . Properties that were taxable included horses, mansions, distilleries, mills, slaves and town lots.

A large portion of families lived in cabins and were not reached by the collectors.
Those that were more 'well-to-do', who lived in "mansions", and the estimated value, were:

Francis BALDWIN...................$400
Joseph A. BEAIRD...................$500
Jesse W. COOPER....................$300
John COOPER...........................$500
Seth CONVERSE......................$550
Raphael DRURY........................$700
Arthur EBERMAN.....................$200
John MOORE.............................$700
James HENDERSON.................$450
John HOGAN.............................$400
Michael MILLER.......................$250

The following is a list of the taxpayers as recorded:

 ABRAHAM, Amos

ALEXANDER, William

ANDERSON, William

ARNOLD, James

ARUNDEL, William

ATCHISON, John

AXLEY, Elisha

AYERS, William

BADGLEY, Ichabod

BALDWIN, Francis

BANKENSHIP, Noah

BARKNER, Abner

BEAIRD, Joseph A.

BERVER, Nathan

BOGGS, Jesse

BOISEN, Ebenezer

BOND, Shadrach

BORER, Jacob

BRADSHAW, Absalom

BRADSHAW, James

BRIMBERRY, John

BROWN, William

BROWNFIELD, Charles

BRWONFIELD, Theron

BRYAN, Daniel

BRYAN, William

BRYANT, Prince

CAIRNS, Caldwell

CALHOON, Ann

CAPE, W.B.

CAREY, Joshua

CARR, Leonard

CARTELL, Jacob

CHAFFIN, Amos

CHAFFIN, Ellis

CHAFFIN, Seth

CHAFFIN, William

CHANCE, William

CHANDLER, Amos

CLARK, Ben

CLARK, Edward

CLARK, Felix

CLARK, Jacob

CLARK, William

CLOVER, Jacob

CONVERSE, Seth

COOK, E.R.

COOPER, John

COOPER, Jesse W.

CROUCH, Edward

DACE, Herman

DACE, Michael

DAVIS, Elijah

DECONEY, John

DEPREW, Michael

DILLARD, Ishmael

DIVERS, John

DRURY, Raphael

DUNN, Samuel

EASTES, Jehu

EASTWOOD, Abraham

EASTWOOD, Jacob

EBERMAN, Abraham

FIELDS, Henry

FORD, Elizabeth

FORQUER, George

FORQUER, William

FOWLER, James

FRY, Cath.

GARRETSON, James

GARRISH, Edward

GOLDSMITH, Charles

GOSMER, Peter

GRATE, John

GREEN, Barditt

GREENLEAF, Mayo

HALDEMAN, Christopher

HAMILTON, Thomas M.

HAMMON, Michael

HARTMAN, Frederick V.

HAWK, John

HAWK, Robert

HENDERSON, James

HENDRICKS, James

HETTICK, Andrew

HOGAN, Joseph

HOGAN, Prior

HOGAN, William

HOIT, [not given]

HOWARD, William

HULL, Daniel

JAMES, John

JAMES, Thomas

JAMESON, John

JAMESTON, Alexander

JONSTON, John

JONSTON, William

JOUSTON, Nathaniel

KIDD, Robert

KINNEY, Audey

KINNEY, Joseph

KIRKPATRICK, Francis

KISSEL, James

LADD, Elijah

LASTER, George

LATHY, Robert

LAYWAY, Baptist

LEATHERS, Charles

LEMEN, James

LEMEN, Josiah

LEMEN, Moses

LEMEN, William Jr.

LEMEN, William Sr.

LEVINS, Isiah

LOCK, Gerardis

LUSBY, Thomas

MARNEY, Benjamin

MARS, Thomas

MARTIN, "Lawyer"

MATTINGLEY, Richard

MAY, Rueben

McCLURE, John

McDANIEL, James

McDANIEL, L.

McDAVID, John

McDONALD, James

McKEEN, Joseph

McKINZEY, Rolley

McMEEN, Joseph

McMURTY, George

McNABB, Alexander

McROBERTS, James

MILLER, Henry

MILLER, Jesse

MILLER, John

MILLER, Joseph

MILLER, Michael

MILLER, Robert

MILLER, Ruben

MITCHELL, John

MODGLIN, Henry

MODGLIN, Henry

MODGLIN, John

MODGLIN, John Sr.

MOORE, Enoch

MOORE, J.Milton

MOORE, James B.

MOORE, John

MOREDOCK, John

NELSON, Abraham

NELSON, James

NELSON, Thomas

NEWLIN, James

NOLIN, Samuel

O'CONNER, Thomas

OSBORN, Francis

PAGE, Louis

PARMER, Ambrose

PARRAUX, Amamble

PARRAUX, Pascal

PATTERSON, Charles

PATTERSON, Luke

PAYNE, Adams

PIGGOTT, Levi

PORTER, James,

PORTER, Thomas

PRESTON, Ezekiel

PRIMM, John

RADAR, Philip

RAMEY, Georgew

RAPERT, Daniel

RAYNER, Samuel

ROACH, John

ROBERTS, Henry

ROBERTS, Jesse

ROBINS, John

ROBINS, William

ROBINSON, David

ROGERS, William

ROLSTEN, Hugh

RYLEY, Mills

SCOTT, Francis

SCOTT, George

SCOVEL, Henry

SHEHEN, Sebastian

SHEHEN,John Jr.

SHEPHARD, John

SINK, Daniel

SKEEN,Jacob

SMITH, James

SMITH, Samuel

STARR, Daniel

STERRITT, Avington

STERRITT, Thomas

STERRITT, William

STEVENS, Samuel

STROUT, Peter

SULLIVAN, James

TALBOTT, Elijah

TALBOTT, Joshua

TALBOTT, Thomas

TATERFIELD, Jesse

TAYLOR, James

TAYLOR, Levi

TAYLOR, Thomas Jr.

TAYLOR, Thomas Sr.

TODD, Widon

TOLIN, Isaac

TOLIN, John Jr.

TRASK, Mervin

TROUT, Jacob

TURNER, James

TURNER, Samuel

VARNUM, Jewett

VARNUM, Moses

VAUGHN, Th.

VOLLENTINE, George

VOLLENTINE, Ichabod

WALLIS, George

WARNER, John

WELCH, Edward

WELLS, Alexander

WESTBROOK, Elisha

WHALEY, Baker

WHALEY, James

WHITESIDE, David

WHITESIDE, Mary

WIGHTMAN, John

WILLIAMS, Zophor

WILSON, Edward

WILSON, J. M.

WILSON, Otho

WINSTANLEY, Thomas

WINTERS, John

WISWELL, Jesse

WOODROME, David

WOODROME, J. P.

WOODROME, Joel

WOODROME, William

WOODRUM, John Sr.

WORLEY, John

WORLEY, William

WORLEY,Joseph

WRIGHT, Josiah

YANNIE, Lawrence

YOUNG, David


1817 Slave Census
History of Randolph, Monroe and Perry Counties, 1883

A census of slaves held in Monroe County was done/completed on January 30, 1817, with only thirteen being counted. The value of a slave then was not very high, being the equivilant of the price of two good horses. The owners were not allowed to take their 'servants' from Illinois to Missouri without the consent of the slave, which had to be obtained from the courts. 

Listed here are the owners, and other information that was reported:

OWNER

# OWNED

NAME OF SLAVE/S

COMMENTS

Joseph A. BEAIRD 2

Henry & Annaky

Were indentured for a short 80 years. Both will be free on the 30th of January, 1897.
James McROBERTS 1

George

was to be free in 1889
William HOGAN 1

"Doctor"

was to be free in 1857, he came from Georgia.
John JAMESON 1

Dido

supposedly of royal blood, named after the queen of Carthage in North Africa. She would be free in 1862, when she would be 61years old. Her cradle stood in the region of Kentucky.
Richard MATTINGLEY 2

Henry aged 23
Harry aged 20

both were to be free when they reached their 54th year.
R. B. HERRING 1

Harry

he was to be free in 1847.
James B. MOORE 4

Mother
2 daughters
son

this was a family, with the sons name being BOAR. He was 13 years old and was to be free in 1847.
Frederick MASON 1

Hank

a six year old boy from New York, was to be free when he reached the age of 21.

 



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