In the absence of census records for Northampton County in 1790 and 1800, the personal property tax lists become even more crucial to your research efforts. While real property tax lists name only landowners, personal property tax lists name almost every male over the age of 21 in Northampton County. Statistics such as males over the age of 16, slaves, livestock, and carriages are also given in many of these tax lists. Knowing what type of property your ancestor owned is extremely helpful in understanding their lifestyle and socio-economic status. In addition to the tax lists, Mr. Hamilton has included information on the tax collectors. Certain demographic information is also included. If you have ancestors in Northampton County, Virginia, you will definitely want to consult this tax records book.
Allen B. Hamilton
2016, 8½x11, paper, 358 pp.