Hardy County, Virginia (now West Virginia) Personal Property Tax Lists, 1796-1800 Quick Reference List, Volume 2


President George Washington kept daily diary entries throughout most of his life. Transcripts from his personal diary during his visit to the Stump family homestead, dated 31 March 1748 to 4 April 1748, precede the tax records. These transcripts are enhanced by a selection of facsimile reprints of his handwritten diary entries about his experience when he camped on Michael Stump, Sr.’s property during a surveying expedition of the South Fork of the Potomac River.

This book contains a detailed index for all individuals who paid Personal Property Tax in Hardy County from 1796 through 1800, along with a transcription of the original tax records. It is a great tool to use to break genealogical brick walls! There are two short stories about the Stump family’s interaction with Washington and part of a Stump family court case that took place around 1812. These tax records are excellent for finding ancestors in Hardy County, whether they were rich or poor! This work was transcribed and extracted to the best of the author’s ability.

Thomas Allen Lahman III

2023, 5½x8½, paper, index, 218 pp.

ISBN: 9780788429743