Early Pendleton County Tax Records


Transcribed from FHL microfilm 358486.  Images from the microfilm were donated by Joy Fisher.

Claims allowed and appropriations made by the Court of Claims and County Court during the year ending the 31st of December 1880.


Statement of the Assets and Liabilities of the County.


Balance due from G.S. Mullins on county levy 1880 per report of Wm. A Brann filed Jan 13, 1881

Balance due from G.S. Mullins on bridge tax 1880
Amount due from G.S. Mullins on bridge tax for 1879
Interest on same one year
Amount due from G.S. Mullins on Turnpike tax
Amount of Judgment against B.B. Mullins with interest to Jany 1, 1881 (Appealed)
Amount of Judgment against John Wheeler with interest to Jan 1, 1881
Total assets except amounts involved in suits not yet decided $20,896.95


Amount allowed by County Judge

Amounted allowed by Court of Claims
Total claims allowed in 1880



Outstanding claims payable out of County Levy

Outstanding claims payable out of bridge fund
Amount due J.T. Clark for collecting delinquent taxes
Total liability except bonds


Balance of assets

Deducting from this balance the Turnpike fund amounting to $6121.42 leaves $8785.95 as a fund with which to redeem the Rail Road bonds amounting to $12,000 which fall due in April 1883.


County Levy - Assets:

Balance due from G.S. Mullins
Outstanding claims as above
Amount due J.T. Clark
County Levy Dr.
Bridge Fund
Amount due from B.B. Mullins
Amount due from J.M. Curry &c
Amount due on John Wheeler Jdgt
Amount due from G.S. Mullins
Outstanding claims
Balance to credit of Brudge fund

This statement does not include the amounts involved in the two suits against Minor Colvin for taxes collected by him, in the suit in the Chancery Court for the taxes collected for the year 1877 the County has obtained two Judgments amounting to $1742.02 with interest from the 26th day of August 1879.  The suit in Circuit Court for the taxes collected for the year 1879, has not yet reached a judgment, but has been submitted on the report of the master commissioner to whom the case was referred.  The report of the Master Commissioner places Colvin's indebtedness for that year at something over $3600.  I have been unable to give the exact figures as Judge Boyd has the papers in the case. 

The County also derives considerable revenue from the delinquent lists which under the present efficient management bring to the County over one thousand dollars per year.

On the other hand it will be seen that of the balance of assets stated above, amounting to the sum of $8786.95, the sum of $7581.23, being the amount of the Judgments against B.B. Mullins and J.M. Curry and sureties is still involved n the uncertain issues of a law suit.  I think too it extremely doubtful if anything is ever realized on the Judgment for $331.47 against the estate of John Wheeler.

There has as yet been no demand made on the fund raised by the Turnpike tax.  The County Court has subscribed to the Capital Stock of three companies aggregating about 21 miles of road, but up to this time none of the companies have compiled with the conditions nessary to enable them to draw their subscription.

January 13, 1881                          Respectfully
                                                  W.C. Holt
                                                  Clark County Court


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