[APG Public List] Fwd: [APG Members] Kentucky tax lists question

David Suddarth dwsuddarth at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 12:54:06 MDT 2011


Hi Jay

The Kentucky Secretary of State's Office has some good information regarding
early tax lists and legislation regarding taxes.  Here is the link:
http://sos.ky.gov/land/journal/articles/researchingtaxlists.htm


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From: <JFonkert at aol.com>
Date: Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: [APG Members] Kentucky tax lists question
To: apgmembersonlylist at apgen.org, apgpubliclist at apgen.org


  In answer to my own question...

A colleague has told me he has often seen the same thing.  He says that,
beginning in 1793, taxpayers were permitted to report property from several
counties in their county of residence.  In addition, he reminded that the
tax lists I am looking at are probably state-levied taxes -- that is, the
tax revenue went to the state government, not the county. Having worked half
my career in intergovernmental fiscal relations, I should have realized
that.  Does anyone else have other insights to share?

In a message dated 3/15/2011 1:11:03 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
JFonkert at aol.com writes:

I have encountered several cases in the 1800-1820 period where a taxpayer
with land in two or more counties is listed only in the county where he
resides. For example, over the course of several years, a man is listed in
Mercer County tax list with 80 acres in Mercer and 100 acres in Gallatin
County, but he does not appear in Gallatin County tax lists. I have two
questions:

- Is this a common occurrence?
- Did counties have some kind of reciprocal arrangement in which, say,
Mercer County collected tax for Gallatin and transmitted it to Gallatin?

Jay Fonkert, CG
http://fourgenerationsgenealogy.blogspot.com/
Saint Paul, MN

Director, Association of Professional Genealogists
(professional profile at www.apgen.org)
Member, Genealogical Speakers Guild
(professional profile at http://www.genealogicalspeakersguild.org/)*
*Member, International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

CG (Certified Genealogist) is a service mark of the Board for Certification
of Genealogists, used under license by Board-certified associates after
periodic competency evaluations.


Jay Fonkert, CG
http://fourgenerationsgenealogy.blogspot.com/
Saint Paul, MN

Director, Association of Professional Genealogists
(professional profile at www.apgen.org)
Member, Genealogical Speakers Guild
(professional profile at http://www.genealogicalspeakersguild.org/)*
*Member, International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

CG (Certified Genealogist) is a service mark of the Board for Certification
of Genealogists, used under license by Board-certified associates after
periodic competency evaluations.



-- 
David W. Suddarth
St. Paul, MN
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