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Halifax County (Va.) Capitation and Personal Property Tax Ledger, 1861. Local government records collection, Halifax County Court Records. The Library of Virgina, Richmond, Virginia 23219.
This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Halifax County.
Halifax County was named for George Montagu Dunk, second earl of Halifax, who was president of the Board of Trade from 1748 to 1761. It was formed from Lunenburg County in 1752.
Halifax County (Va.) Capitation and Personal Property Tax Ledger, 1861, is a manuscript volume that records the names of people who owe tax, how much paid on capitation tax, and then specifics about taxes paid on personal property including furniture, watches, plate, carriages, money, livestock, and slaves.
At least half of the volume has been used as a scrapbook during the 1890s-1930s circa, with the articles and pictures cut from unknown magazines pasted in over the tax information. The subjects of the scrapbook are mostly related to Biblical scenes, European royalty, Napoleon, American founding families such as the Jeffersons and Washingtons, travel, pets, artists and writers, poetry, and reproductions of paintings, drawings, and photographs with artistic themes. As noted on p. 280 of the book, the scrapbook was composed (probably just in part) by Louise H. Partrick and her helper Betty Martin, July 18, 1930. The 1930 census shows a Louise H. Partrick living in Scotland Neck, Halifax County, aged 9, with her parents Theodore F. and Watson K. Partrick. The same census also shows an Elizabeth Martin, aged 6, living with her parents John and Helen B. Martin in the town of Halifax.
- Halifax County (Va.) Circuit Court.
- Taxation -- Virginia -- Halifax County.
- Halifax County (Va.) -- History -- 19th century.
- Halifax County (Va.) -- History -- 20th century.
- Clippings (information artifacts) -- Virginia -- Halifax County.
- Local government records -- Virginia -- Halifax County.
- Scrapbooks -- Virginia -- Halifax County.
- Tax and fiscal records -- Virginia -- Halifax County.