The following was printed in the February 2005 edition of Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly journal. It was abstracted and contributed to that publication by Roger Kammerer. This, and other issues of the journal, may be found at the Internet Archive.

1786 Swift Creek Tax List

The following is a list of taxables from the Swift Creek area of Craven County in 1786, much of which later became a part of Pitt County. The list is found in the Treasurer’s and Comptroller’s Papers, County Settlements with the State, Settlements of Individuals, Craven County, Box 9; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. It seems that this tax list was torn into tiny strips and grouped by alphabet into different files. It is unknown if the list is complete or if there are other districts mixed in.

Abstracted and contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Willibey ADAMS—590 acres, 1 white pole
Ezekiel ADAMS— 80 acres, 1 WP
William ADAMS— 200 acres, 1 WP
George ADAMSON— 300 acres, 1 BP
Shadrach ALLEN— 1 127 acres, 1 white pole and 5 black poles
Joseph ALLEN— 506 acres, myself and 5 negroes
John ALLEN— 1 150 acres, 14 BP, 1 covering horse covered at 40 s/season
Mrs. Ann BLACKLEDGE—335 acres and a small plantation thereon; 4 negro men: Joe, Friday, Moses, Ned; 4 negro women: Hannah, Jane, Benah, Milley
Arthur BUTLER— 257 acres, 1 WP
George BROWNING—(Aug. 25, 1786) 200 acres, 2 poles
Daniel BROWNING— 550 acres, 1 WP
Thomas BUDE— 2 wp
Jacob BLOUNT—[large amount of property; see: PCGQ, Feb. 2004, p. 5 for detail]
William BARRET— 1 WP
Perigin BROWNING— 195 acres, 1 WP
Osburn CLARK— 50 acres, 1 WP
Isaac CLARK— 1 WP, 1 negro girl
James CAMMELL— 500 acres, 1 WP, 2 BP
Edward CANNON— 100 acres, 2 WP
Thomas COLEMAN—286 acres on Great Contentney near the mouth of Little Contentney Creek, 270 acres, 220 acres, 160 acres, 100 acres all on Great Contentney, himself, 3 black poles: Peter, Mingo, Dool
Mary Ann CLENDANIEL—90 acres, 1 pole
Thomas CARTER— 800 acres, 1 1 poles, 1 stud
James CUPPERS— 500 acres, 1 WP
Jessey CHAPMAN— 380 acres, 1 WP, 1 BP
Hardy COKER— 40 acres, 1 WP
Aaron COX— 305 acres, 2 WP
Edward CANNON Sr.— 300 acres, 2 WP, 1 BP
Edward CLARK—250 acres near fork on Great Contentney, 1 WP
Nathaniel CANNON— 565 acres, 1 WP, 3 BP
Mrs. Elizabeth CANNON— 1 140 acres, 13 black poles
Jesse CHAPMAN— 380 acres, 1 WP, 1 BP
Joseph CHARLTON— 150 acres, 1 WP
Jeremiah COX— 50 acres, 1 WP
Margaret CHANCE— 300 acres
James CORBEN— 1 WP
Ann CASWEY— 550 acres
Lawson DAVIS estate—(April 1, 1786) 100 acres on s/s of Great Contentney, partly improved; self and 1 WP signed: [name torn off]
Briscoe DAVIS— 300 acres, 1 WP
William DEBENPORT— 150 acres, 1 WP, 1 BP
Hannah FIFE— 100 acres
Thomas FISH—670 acres joining my plantation, 200 acres in Jones Co., 200 acres on n/s of Contentney, self, 2 WP, 2 BP
William GARRELLS— 550 acres, 2 WP
Hanah GWALTNEY—(Aug. 26, 1786) 220 acres
Lizabeth GATLIN— 625 acres, 4 BP over 12 and under 60
Edward GERDNER Sr.— 450 acres, 2 WP, 4 BP
Levi GATLIN— 375 acres, 1 WP, 2 BP
Isaac GARDNER— 650 acres, 1 WP, 1 BP negro Jess
Stephin GATLIN— 500 acres, 1 WP, 1 BP
Jesse GARDNER— 316 acres, 1 WP
Edward GARDNER— 300 acres, 1 WP
Caleb HOOTEN— 430 acres, 1 WP, 2 black poles
Frederick ISMILL (?)— 1 WP
John HARDIE—200 acres, 1 WP, 1 BP
Malicai HATRFOOT—300 acres, 2 WP
Joseph HARRIS— 1 WP
Jacob HICKMANS— 1 WP
Joseph JACKSON— 1898 acres; 3 negro men: Hamshed, Footing, Step; 2 negro women: Febe, Ady
Henry JARRELL Sr.— (Aug. 25, 1786) 300 acres, 2 WP, 2 BP, 1 covering horse, covered at 20s
Isaac KEMPS— 200 acres, 1 WP
John KENNEDY— 1 WP
David KENNEDY— 385 acres, 1 WP
Brittain KING—680 acres, 1 negro Moses
Jonathan KITTRELL— 325 acres, 1 WP
Joseph LEATCHWORTH— 500 acres, 1 WP
William LOYNS— 1 WP
William LAMBIRD— 1 WP
John MCGAHORN—300 acres, 3 WP, 1 covering horse stands at 10 shillings
Samuel MANNEN— 300 acres, 2 WP
George MOYE— 500 acres, 1 WP
William MURPHY—(Aug. 25, 1786) 1074 acres in Craven Co. on n/s of Nuese River Road from New Bern to Tarborough, 2 WP, 2 BP
William MORES— 378 acres, 1 WP, 1 BP
Sallom OLOVER— 100 acres, 1 pole
Thomas PHILLIPS Sr.— 180 acres in Craven Co., 300 acres in Dobbs Co., 1 WP
James PHILLIPS Jr.— 190 acres on Beaver Dam, Craven Co., 1 WP
Micajah PATRICK— 150 acres, 1 WP, 3 BP
John PATRICK— 600 acres, 1 WP
Etheldred PETERS, son of John PETERS— 400 acres on which I live, 120 acres on Little Contentney known by the name of Warehouse Landen, 1 negro
John PHILLIPS estate— 1 180 acres on s/s of Great Contentney; 5 negro men: Will, Dick, Joseph, Frank, Charles; 2 negro wenches: Nan and Diner
Henry PELTS— 150 acres, 2 WP
John PELTS— 200 acres, 1 WP
John POLLARD— (Sept. 8, 1786) 440 acres, 1 WP
Joel PATRICK— 1210 acres, 1 WP, 2 BP
Thomas PHILLIPS— 1297 acres, 1 WP, 6 blacks
John PETERS— 500 acres, 1 WP
Hugh PUGH Sr.— 2136 acres, 2 WP, 12 black poles
Hugh PUGH Jr.— 533 acres, 1 WP
Edward QUILENY— 1 WP
Partrick QUINNELY— 1 WP
Anna QUNNEY— 100 acres
Reubin ROUNTREE— 150 acres, 1 WP
Edward ROSS— 220 acres, 1 WP, 1 BP
Charles ROSS— 1 WP
Levin ROSS— 380 acres, 1 WP
William ROUNTREE— 708 acres on Contentney, 1 WP
Moses ROUNTREE— 150 acres, 1 WP
John ROUNTREE— 200 acres, 1 WP, 1 BP
Mary SHIPP inventory for 1786—244 acres, 1 BP
Henry SMITH— 100 acres, 1 WP
William STAFFORD— 419 acres, 1 WP
Platts SMITH— 100 acres, 1 WP
David SUTTON— 400 acres, 1 WP
Cannon SMITH— 200 acres, 1 WP, 2 BP
Moses SPIVEY— 290 acres on Contentney, 1 WP
Abraham SMITH— 75 acres on Cla rate [Clay Root], 1 WP
Samuel SMYTH— 442 acres, 1 WP, 1 BP
James SMYTH— 80 acres, 1 WP
John SMITH— 862 acres, 1 WP, 1 BP
Samuel SIMMONS— 100 acres, 1 WP, 1 BP
Henry SMITH— 310 acres, 1 WP, 1 BP
George TURNAGE— 75 acres, 2 WP
John TUTEN— 175 acres, 1 WP
Pottace VENTERS— 300 acres, 150 acres, 100 acres, 1 WP
Jesse VINSON— 150 acres near fork on Little Contentney
Willis WILLIAS— 1WP
Anna WILLIAMES—2 BP
John WINGET— 600 acres, 1 WP, 1 BP
Talbot WILLIAMS— 1 WP
Robert WEATHERTONS— 60 acres, 1 WP
Joel WILLIS— 322 acres, 1 WP
Jeremiah WARREN— 500 acres, 1 WP
Elizabeth WINGATE— 100 acres in Craven on which I live, 160 acres in Pitt on Hencoop near Samuel POWELLS
Isaac WINGATE—200 acres in Craven on n/s of Great Contentney
John WIGGINS— 140 acres in Craven on hair of Cousin Swamp, 1 WP
Anthony WHERRIES— 586 acres, 1 WP, 6 BP
John WILLIS— 288 acres, 1 WP, 2 BP
Jacob WARREN— 400 acres, 1 WP
Thomas WILLING— 2 WP, 1 BP
William NELLINS [HELLINS?]— 650 acres, 1 WP, 2 BP
Ephriam WILLIS— 270 acres, 1 WP, 1 BP
William WHERRIES— 500 acres, 2 WP