1782 Frankstown Township

Tax Assessment ~ Part 1


This image includes the top of the first page of the original 1782 tax assessment return for Frankstown Township, within Bedford County, showing the names of Non-Residents "Gulliford" through "Coleman".

     It should be noted that no assessment return is extant which contains just the names of Residents or Single Freemen. As noted at the end of this return (which appears on page 5), the names on this return are those of Non-Residents with the exception of William Holliday, Poly Holliday, James Holliday, Michael Wallock, Michael Feather, John Mortimore, William Holliday Junr and Phelty Easter.


Note: This image was scanned from a photocopy of the original 1782 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 Non-Residents which appear on the 1782 Frankstown Township, Bedford County tax assessment return, as shown in the image above. It is as accurate as possible. The 1782 tax assessment returns were not included in the published Pennsylvania Archives (1897 Edition, Third Series, Volume XXII ).

Widow Gulliford
John Gulliford
James Holliday
Joseph Cook
Thomas Cook
Thomas Smith
Samuel Davis
Michael Wallock
Widow Scot
James Roddy
John Thompson
Clark on Clover Creek
Thomas McCune
Wm. McGuin
Thomas Smith
Peter Boyard
Michael Fauknor
Henry Smitley
Henry Brown
John Martin
John Midsker
Henry Panther
Joseph (crossed out) John Teeter
Edward Beaty
Mican Coleman