1781 Sherley Township

Tax Assessment ~ Part 1


This image includes the top of the first page of the original 1781 tax assessment return for Sherley Township, within Bedford County, showing the names of Residents "Pollard & Compy" through "Johnston".


Note: This image was scanned from a photocopy of the original 1781 tax assessment for Sherley 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 Sherley 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 ).

James Roob & Wm Pollard & Compy
William McGlahlin
Mattew Utley
Samuel Bell
James Clugage
Robert Morrow
John Appleby
John Moore
George Willson
Andrew Michael
Jacob Cron
Hugh Glenn
George Goosehorn Senr
Jacob Goosehorn
Henry Block
George Goosehorn junr
Giles Stephens
Absolem Gadd
Benjamin Standeford
James Hannah (Clark Valley)
William Mason
Matthew Patten
Benson Laskey
Joseph Franklin
William Cotman
Thomas Hodge
Broad Coal
Benjamin Brown
William Brown Senr
William Boynes junr
James Foley
James Galbraith
Moses Kirkpatrick
John Moson
John Johnston