1781 Bedford Township

Tax Assessment ~ Part 2


This image includes the bottom of the first page of the original 1781 tax assessment return for Bedford Township, within Bedford County, showing the names of Residents "Dougherty Do" through "Espy Do".


Note: This image was scanned from a photocopy of the original 1781 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 1781 Bedford Township, Bedford County tax assessment return, as shown in the image above. It is as accurate as possible. The 1781 tax assessment returns were not included in the published Pennsylvania Archives (1897 Edition, Third Series, Volume XXII ).

(Barnard Dougherty) Do 5 Tracts in Westmoreland by Location
Do 3 Tracts in Virginia Improved
Do Henshaws Place not known
Thomas Smith Esqr
Do % of 342 Act in Compy with G. Woods
Do in Huntingdon Township
Do in Brothers Valley Township
Do one Warrant in Frankstown Township not known wether vacant or not
Do 1/4 of 280 Act in Westmoreland County disputed
Do 300 in Said County adjusted
David Espy Esqr
Sworn do