1779 Bedford Township

Tax Assessment ~ Part 13


This image includes the top portion of the seventh page of the original 1779 tax assessment return for Bedford Township, within Bedford County, showing the names of Single Freemen "Swegart" through "--------".


Note: This image was scanned from a photocopy of the original 1779 tax assessment for Bedford 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 1779 Bedford 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 159-162). 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.

   Note that none of the names of the Single Freemen were included in the published Pennsylvania Archives.

John Swegart
Benjamin Fraser
George Wart
Thos. Vickery
Jelise Mellon
John McGaughy
John Smith
John Dunlap
George Coffman
Michal Bowsar
Fradrick Diver
Henry Ewalt
Robt. Duning
John Conaley
Enoch Hiliard
John Mingel
Adam Croyl
John Croyl
John Hellm
--------- (illegible)