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1813 tax list

Mr. Heinegg
Heartfelt Thanks for the tips regarding the 1813 tax list and posting it. Because of your hard work and your posting on this forum, on Friday I found possible female ancestors - Mahala, Letty, and Betty Shaw in Culpeper County in your 1813 tax list whom I had initially found in the 1840s Rappahannock census and nowhere else, except Thomas Shaw in Rappahannock county on the 1837 and 1813 tax lists. I also found a register of freedom for Mahala Shaw in 1843 in Rappahannock court minutes and I found a free mulatto named Mahala Shaw in the 1850 census for Page county - not sure if she is one and the same - but it is possible. Page county is not far from Rappahannock county.

As I was composing this letter, I just realized that I had not looked for my ggggrandfather Samuel Lawler on the 1813 list - I guess I was so excited on Friday I forgot to check all possible surnames. I just looked and found a Samuel Lasetor! I will need to look at original or microfilm of the tax list to see if it is a mispelling but that is close enough to be a possibility! In 1840 he and the Shaws are neighbors and I have traced him back to 1810 census. He married Elizabeth Shaw! They are my great great great grandparents - the farthest back I have gone! Thank you again for what you are doing and have done to further this area of historical and genealogical research!!

Ruth


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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