WILKES COUNTY GEORGIA TAX RECORDS

{Thanks to T. Lamar Moore TLMO@mindspring.com of Alexandria, Virginia, 6 Oct 2000.}

WILKES COUNTY GEORGIA TAX RECORDS, 1785-1805, Vol 1&2, by Frank Parker Hudson, 1996, Vol 1:1785-1796, Vol 2:1797-1805, Index in Vol 2, p1293. Missing Years:1788,1789 & 1803.

General Notes from Book: There was no requirement for a male departing his district to notify his captain. Most defaulters can be proven to have been underage for the Poll Tax, or had moved from the district. A defaulter was not one who failed to pay a tax, but one who failed to make a return, and many of those recorded as defaulters owed no taxes.

Except for the year 1795, land was returned in the county and district in which the owner resided, not in the county where the land was situated, until the mid 1830s. Quakers, subject to 25% added tax for exemption from military duty. See Marbury and Crawford, Digest of the Laws of Georgia, page 356. The following contains all Wingfield/Winkfield/Winfield in the Wilkes Co GA Tax Digest from 1785 to 1793.

Notes: Notes in Braces were added by Lamar Moore and not part of record. Headings: Year, Captain's District, & Book Page Number
Data: Line Number, Name, County Land is Located, Quality of Land, Acres, Slaves
Some Years include: Adjoining Land, Original Land Grant
+ = Fraction of acre
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1785 K: Capt McCain Dist: p51
001 John Wingfield Esqr Wilkes 400a Q1 400a Q2 400a Q3 27Slaves
019 Thomas Wingfield Wilkes 200a Q1 125a Q2 100a Q3 6Slaves (Noted Absentee)
037 Thomas Wingfield Wilkes 200a Q1 375a Q2 23Slaves

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1786: K: Capt Cummins Dist: p117
035 Thos Wingfield Wilkes 200a Q1 234a Q2 100a Q3 27Slaves
037 John Wingfield Wilkes 446a Q1 446a Q2 446a Q3 Franklin 600a Q2 Franklin 100a Q2 27 Slaves
046 Thos Wingfield Wilkes 200a Q1 100a Q2 125a Q3 6Slaves {returned by Thos Wingfield}

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1787: H: Capt Talbot Dist: p136
026 Jno Wingfield Jr Wilkes 150a Q2 50a Q3 5 Slaves

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1787: L: Capt Stewart Dist: p134
002 Thos Wingfield Wilkes 534a Q2 29 Slaves

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1787: MM: Capt Heard Dist: p141 {This Land became Taliaferro Co or remained Wilkes Co}
049 Thos Wingfield Wilkes 280a Q1 106a Q2 144a Q3 11 Slaves

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1787: K: Capt Branham Dist: p146
039 Jno Wingfield 446a Q1 447a Q2 447a Q3 27 Slaves

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1790: K: Col George Dooley Battalion: Capt Spencer Dist: p200
027 John Wingfield Wilkes 150a Q1 150a Q2 150a Q3 7 Slaves
028 John Wingfield Sr Wilkes 230a Q1 230a Q2 230a Q3 21 Slaves
029 Garland Wingfield poll only

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1790: L: Capt Daniel Young Dist: p203
033 Thomas Wingfield Wilkes 500a Q2 15 Slaves
035 John Wingfield Wilkes 200a Q2 70a Q3 6 Slaves

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1790: MM: Col Samuel Alexander Battalion (aka: Lower Battalion): Capt John McCormick Dist: p234 {This Land became Taliaferro Co or remained Wilkes Co}
074 Thomas Wingfield Greene 300a Q3 Wilkes 300a Q1 100a Q2 172a Q3 14 Slaves

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1790: GGG: Col John Cunningham Dist (aka: Upper Battalion): Capt James McCluskey Dist p251{This Land became Elbert Co}
042 John Winfield Wilkes 100a Q2 102a Q3

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1791: K: Col Dooley Battalion: Capt Branham Dist: p275
020 John Wingfield Sr Wilkes 223a Q1 223a Q2 224a Q3 21 Slaves
021 Garland Wingfield poll only
022 John Wingfield Wilkes 150a Q1 150a Q2 150a Q3 Franklin 690a Q3 9 Slaves

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1791: L: Col Dooley Battalion: Capt Simm Dist: p276
004 John Wingfield Jr Wilkes 200a Q2 70a Q3 6 Slaves
020 Thomas Wingfield Sr Wilkes 518a Q2 14 Slaves

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1791: MM: Col Alexander Battalion, Capt McCormick Dist: p314{This Land became Taliaferro Co or remained Wilkes Co}
075 Thomas Wingfield Wilkes 824a Q2 17 Slaves

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1792: I: Col Dooley Battalion: Capt Price Dist: p339
048 John Winkfield Jr Wilkes 451a Q2 on Rocky Ck adj Stephen Gafford 6 Slaves

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1792: K: Col Dooley Battalion: Capt Terrell Dist: p349
003 John Winkfield Wilkes 233a Q1 233a Q2 233a Q3 on Little Riv adj Butler 23 Slaves
005 Garland Winkfield poll only
009 John Winkfield Jr Wilkes 150a Q1 150a Q2 150a Q3 on Beaver dam adj Butler 8 Slaves
Franklin 690a Q3 on Unknown adj Unknown Franklin 287+a Q3 on Unknown adj Unknown

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1792: L: Col Dooley Battalion: Capt Sim Dist: p363
009 Thomas Winkfield Sr Wilkes {Acres Blank} on Fishing Ck adj Henry Monger

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1792: MM: Col Alexander Battalion, Capt Turner Dist: p404 {This Land became Taliaferro Co or remained Wilkes Co}
042 Tho Winfield Jr Wilkes 724a Q2 on Little Riv adj Silas Mercer 18 Slaves

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1793: I: 1st Regiment: Col Graves Battalion: Capt S Thornton Dist: p460
009 Jno Wingfield Esq Wilkes 451a Q2 on Rockey Ck adj Gafford & Willis 6 Slaves

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1793: K: 2nd Regiment: Col John Clark Battalion: Capt Spruce Dist: p479
005 John Wingfield Wilkes 223a Q1 223a Q2 on Little Riv adj Edward Butler 24 Slaves
Franklin 200a Q3 on Broad Riv adj Gilbert
006 Garland Wingfield poll only
009 John Wingfield Jr Wilkes 150a Q1 150a Q2 150a Q3 on Beaver dam adj John Wingfield Sr 9 Slaves
009A Franklin 690a Q3 on Oconee Riv adj John Goram
069 Thomas Wingfield Sr Wilkes 534a Q2 on Fishing Ck adj James Boring 16 Slaves

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1793: MM: 4th Regiment: Col Alexander Battalion: CaptTurner Dist: p525 {This Land became Taliaferro or Warren Co}
067 Thomas Wingfield Wilkes 724a Q2 on ____ waters adj Mercer 21 Slaves
Franklin 400a Q2 on ____ waters adj Spearman

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1793: GG: 4th Regiment: Col Alexander Battalion, J Thornton Dist: p528{This Land became Oglethorpe Co briefly and then became Greene Co}
035 Nathan Wingfield poll only

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