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North Carolina Tax Lists: 1679 - 1790
Posted by: Briscoe Price (ID *****3604) Date: July 28, 2007 at 10:51:01
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I continue to search for ancestry of my Henry PELT who married Rhoda OLIVER in 1795 in Craven County, NC. Looking at what paper records (tax lists, census, marriage licenses, etc), I have possibly narrowed his family line down to one of two found in Pitt County, NC in the 1786 tax list and the 1790 Pitt County, NC Federal Census. But, I have not been able to find out anything about either of these families except the "head of household". I do believe my Henry's ancestry goes back to earlier VAN PELT family - some of which came down from New York to North Carolina and with time dropped the "Van" so the last name was PELT.

I don't know anyone yet who has really sorted through the various early PELT/VAN PELT families in North Carolina, and that may never be done with the absence of paper trail. Below is some information that might be of help to some researching these family lines found in two publications regarding early North Carolina Tax Lists.

{1) "North Carolina Taxpayers: 1701-1786" compiled by Clarence E. Ratcliff Published: 1984 by Geneological Publishing Co., Baltimore, Maryland

PELT, Van Bertie County 1769
PELT, Wimon Bertie County 1769
(NOTE: Should the first one be a "VAN PELT" surname??

Page: 207:
VANPELT, Anthony Dobbs County 1769
VANPELT, Anthony Dobbs County 1779
VANPELT, Daniel Bertie County 1742
VANPELT, Daniel & s. John Bertie County 1757
VANPELT, Harmon Bertie County 1757
VANPELT, Henry Craven County 1769
VANPELT, Jacob Northhampton County 1742
VANPELT, Johannas Bertie County 1757
VANPELT, John Bertie County 1757
VANPELT, Simon Bertie County 1757

(2) "North Carolina Taxpayers: 1679-1790, Volume 2" compiled by Clarence E. Ratcliff Published 1987 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, Maryland

PELTS [sic}, Henry Pitt County 1786
PELTS [sic], John Pitt County 1786

Page: 208:
VANPELT, Anthony Dobbs County 1780
VANPELT, Harmon Hertford County 1779
VANPELT, James Hertford County 1779
VANPELT, James Deceased Hertford County 1784
VANPELT, John Hertford County 1779
VANPELT, Orphan [sic] Hertford County 1784
VANPELT, Peter Hertford County 1784
VANPELT, Sarah Hertford County 1774

The above information is the only information listed in both books. I have no way of knowing is this is complete listing from tax records or not.

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