List, All Districts
The following were returned by William McSween,
Clerk of Cocke Co, to the Comptroller of the Treasury. The bound
originals are in the Tennessee State Library and Archives in Nashville,
Tennessee. This is the only known early Tax List of the county.
Submitted by Bruce
EXPLANATION OF COCKE COUNTY TN TAX LISTS OF 1839
A white poll was a free white man age 21-50. Slaves
were age 12-50.
In 1823, a price restriction on land was removed and land could be sold
for less than $1.00 an acre. The Tennessee General Assembly provided
for the sale of waste land outside the Congressional and Cherokee
reservations for the price of 12 1/2 cents an acre. All revenue was to
be placed in the common school fund, thus, these lands were called
In District 6, the revenue commissioner apparently wrote the number of
a specific lot. In the rest of the districts, he wrote "1" for 1 lot or
"2" for 2 lots.
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