Rutherford County, North Carolina, tax list, showing William Logan, 1782

William Logan was one of the four Logan brothers who fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780, two years prior to this tax list. His adjacent neighbor, Gabriel Washburn, was, like William Logan, a church official for Buffalo Baptist Church in York County, South Carolina.

Note how slaves are counted in the tax list along with horses and cattle as “things” to be taxed, denying them their humanity.


Source: North Carolina Digital Collections, State Archives of North Carolina

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