It’s always a good idea to look at original records yourself.

More than once, I’ve seen a transcription that gets a name wrong and seeing the original document winds up solving a mystery.

If you haven’t already seen them, there are plenty of tax list images over at NC Digital Collections.

To go to the main category, go here: https://digital.ncdcr.gov/digital/search/collection/p16062coll33

If you’d like a quick reference to available (as of December 18, 2021) tax lists available for eastern NC, please see below: