1787 Census -- Virginia Census -- Special Accounting of Every White Male Tithable

Special Tax Enumeration

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There was a law passed in October 1786 which mandated the 1787 personal property assessments in the State of Virginia (which included what now is West Virginia as well). Every adult white free male would qualify to be tithable if they owned cattle or horses (or billiard tables!), This enumeration shows John Frost in Winchester County, and four of Mary’s brothers in Winchester with brother Thomas in Berkeley County, VA (now WV) (her father William Frost died twelve years ago in 1775). In eleven years on 12/3/1798, Abraham Frost will deed 150 acres to John Houseman.

Date of receiving lists from individuals: March 10, 1787
Persons names chargeable with tax, and then columns represent:
1-# White males 16-21,
2-Blacks above 16,
3-Blacks under 16
4-horses, mares, colts and mules,
5-cattle
Carriage wheels, Ordinary license, Billiard table, # of stud horses, Tax rate, Practicing physician

John Houseman (who is 37) is enumerated in Frederick County with 1 Black under 16, 8 horses and 13 cattle. He and Martha Frost Howsmon (who is 28) have been married five years.

William Frost died in 1775, but his five surviving sons are enumerated on the 1787 Virginia tax rolls: in Frederick County (above) there are Jacob (~27) with one horse, Abraham (~29) with 2 horses, Amos (20) (non-tithable - since is he under-age) with 1 male 16-21, 1 Black under 16 and 2 horses, and William (~48) with 1 Black* above 16, 3 Blacks under 16, 14 horses and 13 cattle, plus one stud horse; while in Berkeley County there is Thomas (~43) with 3 horses and 3 cattle. [*In his 1797 will, William set his negroe woman Judy free immediately, and provided that negroes Tom and Jack be bound out to good trades until they were 21, and at age 21 totally emancipated).

No 1800 or 1810 census data available for Ohio.

For documentation on the census data (collection procedures, errors, availability, etc) refer to documentation.