1774 Bethel Township

Tax Assessment ~ Part 5


This image includes the third page of the original 1774 tax assessment return for Bethel Township, within Bedford County, showing the Residents' names "Peck" to "Truax".


Note: This image was scanned from a photocopy of the original 1774 tax assessment for Bethel Township, within Bedford County. The originals of the tax assessment returns were stored, for many years, in Vault #1 in the basement of the Bedford County Court House. The webmaster of this site was given permission by the officials of the Bedford County Court system to photocopy the original returns in the 1980s. A year or two after the original returns were photocopied, a pipe burst in the vault in which the returns were stored, causing water damage to many records, and the original tax assessment returns were subsequently transferred to the Pioneer Historical Society of Bedford County for storage.

   The following is a transcription of the names of the Residents which appear on the 1774 Bethel Township, Bedford County tax assessment return, as shown in the image above. It is as accurate as possible. Certain names are followed by a name in brackets { }. These are included in order to show how the names are spelled in the published Pennsylvania Archives (1897 Edition, Third Series, Volume XXII, Pages 63-66). Apparently, the compilers of the published Pennsylvania Archives decided that the names should be spelled the way they thought proper, rather than how the tax assessors and/or collectors actually spelled them.

Peck, George
Powel, Joseph {Powell, Joseph}
Rush, Jacob
Rush, Hanry {Rush, Henry}
Rush, Jacob Juner {Rush, Jacob Jun'r}
Rush, Peter
Rush, George (crossed out)
(illegible, crossed out)
Reynolds, Francis
Reed, Moses
Smith, John
Stephen, Benjaman {Stephens, Benjamin}
Stephen, Richird {Stephens, Richard}
Smith, Adam
Stafford, Thomas
Steed, William
(illegible) {Sipes, Henry}
(illegible) {Shingledecker, George}
(illegible) {Shingledecker, Jacob}
(illegible, crossed out)
Shiker, Lowrance {Sliger, Lawerance}
(illegible, crossed out)
Stanly, John
Simmerman, John
Smith, Emanuall {Smith, Emanuel}
(illegible) {Sidyhefer, Christian}
Stillwell, Obidiah {Stilwell, Obidiah}
Stillwell, Jeremiah (crossed out)
Spelser, Christopher
(illegible) {Sousley, Michail}
Steed, Peter
Smith, Peter
Stillwell, Elias Esqr {Stilwell, Elias Esqueir}
Shafer, John
Truax, John
Truax, Jacob Juner {Truax, Jacob Jun'r}
Truax, Stillwell {Truax, Stilwell}
Truax, (illegible) {Truax, Samuel}
(illegible, crossed out)
Truax, Benjamen {Truax, Benjamin}