1779 Frankstown Township

Tax Assessment ~ Part 3


This image includes the top portion of the second page of the original 1779 tax assessment return for Frankstown Township, within Bedford County, showing the names of Owners of Cultivated Land "Gulliford" through "Brannon". Note that this is the return which was transcribed and included in the published Pennsylvania Archives. It is not in alphabetical order.


Note: This image was scanned from a photocopy of the original 1779 tax assessment for Frankstown 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 Owners of Cultivated Land which appear on the 1779 Frankstown 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 199-201). 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.

Widow Gulliford
Waugh & Orbison {Waugh & Orbison in Comp'y}
John Gulliford
Jas. Holiday Deceasd. {James Holiday}
John Stevens {John Stevins}
Joseph Cooke {Joseph Cook}
Thos. Cooke {Thomas Cook}
Samue Davis
Michael Wallack {Michael Wallock}
Henry Werts
Jas. Roddy {James Roddy}
John Thompson
Clark on Clover Creek
Parr on Do. {Parr on Clover Creek}
John Wise {not included in the PA Archives}
John Brannon {not included in the PA Archives}