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