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African American Names in 1870 Tax Book   Choctaw County, AL
             and 1871 Tax Assessment Book
               compiled by Ann Harwell Gay     2004
Beat 1, Pennington; Beat 2, Desotoville; Beat 3, Yantley
Beat 4, Pushmataha; Beat 5 Butler; Beat 6, Bergamot; Beat 7, Melvin
Beat 8, Womack Hill; Beat 9, Bladon Springs; Beat 10, Silas
Beat 11  Ararat
Ex-slaves were designated by F or FR for freedman
    1871 tax book gives location of property: Section, Township, Range
Beat # Name and notes if available.  Not all listed paid the poll tax
Supp = Supplement at end of Beat 11 list
5 Abney, John
9 Abram, Cuffy
5 Abrams, ?    at Israel Pickens'
2 Adkins, John
1 Agnew, George
11 Agnew, Will
2 Allen, Eph
5 Allen, Nathan at Dr. Curtis or Wheelan place
4 Allen, Oliver
4 Allen, Peter  S19 Twp14 R4W
1 Allston, Louis
5 Armistead, Tillman at Tom Wilson's place
11 Armstead, J. F.
2 Armstrong, J. F.
2 Atkins, Ran
4 Atkinson, Amos
4 Atkinson, Ben?
4 Atkinson, Pen/Ben?
4 Atkinson, York
4 Austin, Wesley
10 Averett, Jepsy
5 Bailey, J. L.
5 Bailey, Wesley
5 Barney, Barron at Caleb J. Williams'
5 Barney, Henry
5 Barney, Rand   gone
3 Baskin, George
4 Baskin, Saml.
1 Beal, Allen
5 Beale, Ned
2 Bell, Ben
Supp Bell, Ben  at R. Young's
2 Bell, Irvin
Supp Bell, Irvin  at R. Young's
9 Bell, Marion  S21 Twp9 R2W
9 Bell, Martin
5 Bell, Sol
Supp Bell, Tom  at R. Young's
5 Berdu, Hardy
5 Bishop, Jim
5 Bishop, Stephen
1 Blakeney, Freeman/Truman?  S15 Twp10 RE
7 Bolling, Jack
5 Boney, Henry
5 Bonner, Daniel   overage
7 Bonner, Frank  S15 Twp11? R4W
10 Bonner, Isaac
7 Bonner, J.
9 Bonner, Phil
10 Bonner, Phil  gone ran away
9 Bonner, Phillip  house and lot in Bladon Springs
9 Boon, Scipio
11 Braswell, R.
3 Brewster, Aaron
5 Brewster, Jack
1 Briggs, J.
10 Britain, Howard
9 Britten, L.
3 Brookyns, Perry
7 Brown, Jack
7 Brown, Jeremiah  S10 Twp10 R4W
7 Brown, Jim  S18 Twp15 R4W
4 Brown, John
9 Brownrigg, Sid
3 Bryan, Alfred
3 Bryant, Alfred
1 Bryant, Dibbard?
1 Bryant, Israill
2 Bryant, Ned
1 Bryant, Wiley
5 Buchanan, Wiley
3 Bunn, Hardy
4 Bunn, Hardy
3 Bunn, Henry
11 Burgess, Alec
3 Burns, Dandy
11 Bush, Bob
2 Bush, Jim
5 Bush, Washton
11 Caesar, Ed
5 Caesar, Edmund at Judge L. R. Smith's
11 Calhoun, E.
Supp. Calhoun, Elias  names that are gone- at Stimpsons
5 Campbell, Charley at William Carnathan's
2 Campbell, Eman.
2 Campbell, Fred
9 Campbell, Jno.
7 Campbell, Joe
1 Campbell, Solomon  S7 Twp14 R1W
1 Campbell, William
2 Campbell, William
1 Capers, Adam
1 Capers, Dick
5 Carnathan, Eli
5 Carnathan, George  at Ben Marshall's
5 Carter, Ned
5 Catterlin, Aaron
5 Catterlin, George at Watters place or C. J. Williams
Supp Catterlin, Isaac    at Wadkin's ?
5 Catterlin, Joe
10 Causey, George
5 Chaney, Abe
1 Chaney, Abe, Jr.
5 Chaney, Bate
1 Chaney, Blew
1 Chaney, Burwell
5 Chaney, Caesar at Judge L. R. Smith's
1 Chaney, Edmund
5 Chaney, Eli
2 Chaney, Enoch
5 Chaney, Fred at Judge L. R. Smith's
5 Chaney, Grant
1 Chaney, Green
1 Chaney, Henry  S20 Twp14 R1W
1 Chaney, Jack
1 Chaney, Jerry
5 Chaney, Jim at Judge L. R. Smith's
5 Chaney, Jonas at Dr. Curtis or Wheelan place
1 Chaney, Marsh
2 Chaney, Nathan
1 Chaney, Nathaniel  S28 Twp14 R1W
5 Chaney, Prince at Judge L. R. Smith's
1 Chaney, Tim
1 Chaney, Tom
2 Chaney, Wesley
5 Cherry, Bob
5 Clay, Henry
5 Coats, Bill at Mt. Sterling
5 Coats, Dennis
1 Coats, George
3 Coats, Henry  S22 Twp15 R4W
1 Cole, Will
1 Coleman, Albert
1 Coleman, Caleb
5 Coleman, Ed at Caleb J. Williams'
? Coleman, George  S34 Twp14 R2W  Supplement by J.C. Deloach
5 Coleman, George at Dr. Curtis or Wheelan place
5 Coleman, Jordan at Judge L. R. Smith's
1 Coleman, Milton
5 Coleman, Zenephon  at Ben Marshall's
1 Compton, John
5 Compton, Louis  at Martin Jordan's
5 Conn/Cann, Holmes
11 Cook, Bill
7 Cook, Charles  S7 Twp11 R4W
5 Cooper, George
1 Coss, John
1 Cottrell, Henry
10 Craig, Dick
10 Craig, Miles
4 Cross?, Crowell
4 Crowell, Lem
4 Crowell?, Cross
11 Crumbley, J.
5 Cunningham, Chs? Ths.?
11 Cunningham, L.
11 Cunningham, P.
4 Curry, Bill
5 Curtis, Albert
5 Curtis, Bartee at Dr. Curtis or Wheelan place
5 Curtis, Batt? at Dr. Curtis or Wheelan place
5 Curtis, Jim  at Tom Wilson's place
5 Curtis, Ned at Dr. Curtis or Wheelan place
5 Curtis, Wyatt at Judge L. R. Smith's
9 Daniels, Charles  S22 Twp9  R2W
5 Davis, Henry at Judge L. R. Smith's
1 Deloach, Steph.
7 Doggett, Tom  Barrryton Road
1 Drake, Major
1 Drinkard, John
5 DuBose, Jim at Mr. Smith's
2 DuBose, John
5 DuBose, Peter
5 DuBose, Sid  at Dr. Curtis' or Wheelan place
4 DuBrutz, John
4 DuBrutz, Odrick
1 Dunn, Abe
2 Dunn, Bolling
2 Dunn, Isaac
2 Dunn, Jim
2 Dunn, Mike
2 Dunn, Toney
5 Easly, Meade  at Israel Pickens'
4 Easly, Scott
5 Eddy, John   house and lot in Butler
5 Edmund, Caesar at Judge L. R. Smith's
5 Edwards, Armistead at Tom Wilson's place
2 Edwards, Irwin
2 Edwards, P.
1 Evans, Louis
7 Evans, Moses  S26 Twp11 R5W
10 Everitt, J. & Jephtha  S14 Twp9 R5W
2 Ezell, Ben
Supp Ezell, Ben  at R. Young's
1 Ezell, Dave
1 Ezell, Saml.
11 Ferrell, Bob
Supp. Ferrell, Bob   at Granger's
2 Finley, Dave
5 Fitch, John
5 Fitch, Mc  at Whitted's
3 Fitch, Miles  S10 Twp15 R4W
2 Fluker, Green
4 Ford, Ike
7 Foster, Francis
5 Foster, Mark
5 Foster, Stephen   at Ben Marshall's
5 Foster, Willis
10 Frost, Jerry
10? Frost, Jerry  S2 Twp10 R5W
4 Fuller, Louis
1 Fullilove, Bob  S1 Twp14 R1W
5 Fullilove, Dick at Israel Pickens'
1 Fullilove, Robert
11 Gaines, Adam
5 Gaines, Allen at Judge L. R. Smith's
8 Gaines, Bob
5 Gaines, Charley
5 Gaines, Columbus
5 Gaines, Edmund
4 Gaines, Green
4 Gaines, Harry
5 Gaines, Primus
11 Gaines, Scipio
5 Gaines, Wesley at Judge L. R. Smith's
4 Gentry, Alec
1 Gillmore, Joe
5 Gillmore, Julius at Ben Marshall's
5 Gillmore, Louis at Israel Pickens
7 Glover, Chs.?
7 Glover, Clabe/Caleb?
7 Glover, Edd?
5 Glover, Henry at Watters place or C. J. Williams
7 Glover, Mike  underage
5 Glover, Sandy at Watters place or C. J. Williams
5 Goodwin, Wash  at Watters' place or C. J. Williams
8 Graham, Edinborough  S8 Twp11 R3W
2 Graham, James
Supp. Grant, Anderson - left county
9 Gray, Jeff  S34 Twp10 R3W
5 Green, Allen  S5 Twp13 R1W
2 Green, Elie (Ely?)
5 Gregg, Henry
4 Griffin, Toney
5 Grogan, Joe at Judge L. R. Smith's
7 Guinn, Thos.  gone
5 Hall, Rich
4 Halsell, George
4 Halsell, Isaac
4 Halsell, Joe
3 Halsell, Seth
5 Hampton, Simon at Israel Pickens'
11 Hampton, W.
5 Hankins, Bob
4 Haralson? Reuben
Supp-4 Harden, Abe
1 Hardy, Thompson
4 Harmon, Henry
4 Harmon, Pink
4 Harmon, Wilson
1 Harris, Bob
3 Harris, Isaac  S20 Twp15 R4W
5 Harris, William at Judge L. R. Smith's
4 Harrison, Amos
4 Harrison, Henry
10 Harrison, T.  run away
4 Haywood, Jones
1 Hill, Elie (Ely?)
4 Hill, Henry
2 Hill, Ike
1 Hill, Jack
2 Hill, Lee
1 Hill, Mose
4 Hill, William
4 Hopkins, Adam
4 Hopkins, Horace
Supp-4 Hopkins, Simon/Limon?
1 Horn, Charles
5 Horn, Isham
1 Horn, Jim
1 Horn, Monroe
1 Horn, Reddin
4 Horn, Tom
4 Horton, George
1 Horton, Harry
4 House, Bob
5 Howard, Tom at Judge L. R. Smith's
5 Hudson, Charles at Judge L. R. Smith's
5 Hudson, Jim at Judge L. R. Smith's
4 Hynes, Bob
11 Irvin, Nic?
Supp. Irvin, Nicholas in Clark Cunningham's place; gone; Granger's
4 Ivison, Abe
5 Jackson, Bob
11 Jackson, Denson
5 Jackson, Lem
11 Jackson, Thos.
5 Jackson, Withers
1 James, Boss
1 James, Danl.
3 James, Fred
1 James, Jacob
7 James, Jim
7 James, Mose
Supp. James, Samuel  at Granger's
4 Jefferson, Pink
9 Johnson, Ben
1 Johnson, Bill
3 Johnson, Edward
5 Johnson, Elias
Supp Johnson, Elias  at O'Hara place
3 Johnson, John
5 Johnson, Jonas
1 Johnson, Jordan
3 Johnson, Louis
5 Johnson, Nathan
Supp-4 Johnson, Nathan
2 Johnson, Paschal
3 Johnson, Peter
5 Johnson, Sam
4 Johnson, Steph.
1 Johnson, Wright
1 Jones, Andrew
2 Jones, Gary
4 Jones, Haywood
5 Jones, Henry
1 Jones, Spencer
5 Jordan, Joe  S17 Twp15 R2W
1 Jortin/Jordan? Jack  S21 Twp14 R1W
Keeton, see Keyton
1 Kemp, Bill  S26 Twp15 R1W
5 Kemp, Hamp
1 Kemp, Henry
1 Kemp, Isaac  S25 Twp15 R1W
2 Kemp, Jim
1 Kemp, Simon
Supp. Kennedy, Scott    left county
1 Kennon, Henry
2 Kennon, Wesley
5 Keyton, John
5 King, Alfred
5 King, Allen
7 King, Judge
11 King, Landy
Supp. King, Landy  names that are gone- at Grangers
7 Kirksey, Alston  S19 Twp10 R4W
4 Knighton, Arthur
4 Knighton, Douglas
4 Knighton, Elijah
5 Knote?Knott, Willis overage
5 Knott, Governor  S16 Twp15 R3W
3 Knox, Stephen  S28 Twp15 R4W
7 Lampley, Chas.
5 Lane, Everett
1 Lassiter, Abe
5 Lassiter, Jim
5 Lassiter, Rages
5 Law, Smith
5 Lee, Ephraim  at Martin Jordan's
4 Lee, Henry
10? Lee, Isaac  S34 Twp13 R2W (in Supplement, page 88)
5 Lee, Isaac at Caleb J. Williams'
2 Lee, Jeff
9 Lee, Richard
Supp-4 Levey, Jonas
Supp-4 Levey, Joseph
Supp-4 Levey, Thomas
4 Lewis, Adam
1 Lindsey, Sam
11 Locke, W.
5 Lockett, Alfred  at Martin Jordan's
11 Lott, Arch
Supp. Lott, Arch  at Granger's
5 Lyon, Abe at Judge L. R. Smith's
5 Maddox, Sam at Mr. Smith's
5 Maddox, Sol at Mt. Sterling
5 MaKay, Jim
5 Manning, Bill at William Carnathan's
4 Marsh, Bill
4 Marsh, Dave
4 Marsh, Frank
5 Marshall, Ben
3 Martin, Jack
11 Martin, Joe
Mattox,  see also Maddox
5 Mattox, Alf
5 Mattox, Mose
5 Mattox, Rich
2 May, Dick
2 May, Henry
1 May, Joe
5 May, Milton at Judge L. R. Smith's
10 May, Rosk?
2 May, Sam
5 May, Syrus
11 McArty (McCarty?), Sam
4 McCall, Albert
4 McCall, Dave
4 McCall, George
2 McCall, Mose
7 McCall, Phillip  S24 Twp10 R5W
2 McCall, Sam
10 McDonald, Joe  gone to Mississippi
4 McDougal, Frank
4 McElroy, Bob
4 McElroy, Stephen
7 McGill, Fill (Phil?)  underage
5 McGrew, Charley at Judge L. R. Smith's
5 McGrew, Dan at Judge L. R. Smith's
McKay, see Makay
5 McLendon, Nathan
1 McNeely, Martin  S12 Twp14 R1W
4 McRae, Levin
8 Middleton, Harrison  S10 Twp10 R3W
5 Miller, Gabriel  at Ben Marshall's
3 Miller, Sam
9 Mills, Anderson
5 Mills, Joe at Judge L. R. Smith's
11 Mills, William   no description of property
5 Minor, Primus
7 Mitchell, Alex & Henry  S24 Twp12 R5W
7 Mitchell, Ebbis
7 Mitchell, Fill (Phil?)
7 Mitchell, Henry
8 Mitchell, John
7 Mitchell, Mose
5 Moody, Joe at Israel Pickens'
2 Moore, Elder
10 Moore, George
10 Moore, Sol.
5 Moore, Willis  at Whitted's
5 Morgan, William
5 Morse, Anthony
5 Morse, Ben
5 Morse, Wate
5 Moseley, George at Mt. Sterling
5 Mosley, Joe at Israel Pickens'
4 Moss, Dave
5 Mucley? George at Mt. Sterling
5 Mucley? Joe at Israel Pickens
5 Murph, Alec at Israel Pickens'
5 Murphy, Ed at Watters place or C. J. Williams
7 Napier, Albert
7 Napier, Grey  S7 Twp11 R5W
7 Napier, Ls?
5 Napper, Jeff at Judge L. R. Smith's
1 Neale, Andrew
Supp-2 Nelson, Bob
4 Nelson, Elbert
5 Nelson, George
2 Nelson, George
2 Nelson, Green
2 Nelson, Jim
2 Nelson, Scott
Supp Nelson, Wilks   at Wadkin's
1 Nelson, William
7 Nicholson, Jacob & Real Towan/Cowan? S25 Twp11 R5W?
7 Nicholson, Tarlton  S17 Twp11 R4W
8 None in Beat 8
4 O'Hara, Edmond
4 O'Hara, Isaac
Supp O'Hara, Wesley  at O'Hara place
2 Oliver, John
11 Osbern, George
4 Page, Jack
2 Payne, Leo
1 Pennington, Columbus
1 Pennington, Curtis
1 Pennington, Edmund
1 Pennington, Harry
1 Pennington, Sam
4 Perry, John
1 Pettigrue, Bill
4 Peyton? Charlie
3 Phillips, Ben
3 Phillips, Hogan?
5 Phillips, Sam
5 Pickens, Abram  at Israel Pickens'
5 Pinkton, Sandy at Judge L. R. Smith's
5 Plump, Burwell
1 Poellnitz, C.
1 Poellnitz, Jack
1 Poellnitz, L. F.
1 Pope, Phillip  S10 Twp14 R1W
4 Powell, Bellford
2 Prestridge, Silas
3 Prestridge, Tom
7 Price, Alec
4 Priester, Simon
5 Puckett, Henry  S3 Twp13 R3W
11 Puckett, Landry
5 Rackley, Henry at Tom Wilson's place
5 Randolph, John
4 Range, Dave
5 Ray,  Dick
5 Ray, Caesar
5 Ray, George
5 Ray, Orange
4 Reeves, Lee
4 Reeves, Sam  underage
5 Reid, Sam  at R.R. Reid's
5 Rembert, Jasper at Watters place or C. J. Williams'
9 Rhodes  see Roads
5 Rial, Turner
5 Ridgeway, Henry
5 Ridgeway, Rance
5 Ridley, Theophilus
9 Roads, Dave
1 Roberts, Ben
4 Roberts, Elijah
2 Roberts, Nathan
4 Roberts, Ned
11 Robertson, R.  ?
2 Roe, Bill
3 Roe, Bob
1 Rogers, Hector
1 Rogers, Martin
7 Rogers, Mose
1 Rogers, Sol
10 Roper, Warren  S34 Twp9 R4W
7 Ruffin, Amos
4 Ruffin, Anthony
4 Ruffin, Ben
4 Ruffin, Calvin
4 Ruffin, Charles
4 Ruffin, Crockett
4 Ruffin, Dick
4 Ruffin, Edward
4 Ruffin, Edwin
4 Ruffin, Harry
4 Ruffin, Henderson
2 Ruffin, Jake
4 Ruffin, Jake
4 Ruffin, Jim
10 Ruffin, Jones
4 Ruffin, Oliver
4 Ruffin, Perry
4 Ruffin, Reddic  S27 Twp14 R4W
2 Ruffin, Richd.
4 Ruffin, Spencer
4 Ruffin, Tom
4 Ruffin, Trevor
4 Ruffin, Wesley
10 Ryan, Ben
4 Ryner, Marshall
7 Sampley, Char.
11 Samuel, Jim
5 Seale, John
4 Seale, Tom
Supp. Sellers, Louis   at Granger's
5 Seymour, Paul at Judge L. R. Smith's
9 Simonson, Thomas  S26 Twp9 R2W
7 Simpson, Alb
11 Slater, Bob
5 Slater, George at Israel Pickens'
11 Slater, Lem
5 Slay, Bob  see Alex Smith
2 Slay, Henry
5 Slay, Peter
2 Slay, Simon
5 Smith, Alex & Bob Slay  S9 Twp14 R2W
5 Smith, Anderson
10 Smith, Bill
Supp. Smith, Charley- names that are gone- at Stimpson's
5 Smith, George at Judge L. R. Smith's
2 Smith, Isaac
7 Smith, Isaac
5 Smith, Miles at Judge L. R. Smith's
1 Smith, Patrick
5 Smith, William at Caleb J. Williams'
2 Spear, Louis
5 Spinks, Charles
5 Spraggins, Albert at William Carnathan's
5 Spraggins, Bob at Israel Pickens'
4 Spraggins, Martin
7 Stanley, Frank   gone
2 Statum? Sam
4 Stewart, Hazen
8 Stokeley, Taylor
2 Stringer, John
10 Sumlin, Billy
10 Sumlin, Peter
10 Sumlin, Simons  S10 Twp9 R4W
11 Sykes, Will
? Tartt, Tom  house (no location given)  Supplement by J.C. Deloach
2 Tarvin, Ned
1 Taylor, Andy
2 Taylor, Arthur
1 Taylor, Campbell
2 Taylor, Cas?
9 Taylor, Ed  house and lot in Bladon Springs
7 Taylor, Honan?
1 Taylor, Joe
1 Taylor, Owen
1 Taylor, Sol
10 Taylor, Vaiden
5 Tharpe/Thorpe, Anderson
5 Thomas, Calvin
11 Thomas, Dan
Supp. Thomas, Dan  gone Philan's; at Jim Martin's?
4 Thomas, Henry
1 Thomas, Stephen
Supp. Thomas? Jeremiah   left county
5 Thompson, Alec
4 Thompson, George
1 Thompson, H.
2 Thompson, Hardy
4 Thompson, Henry
4 Thompson, Napoleon
2 Tillman, Steph.
4 Tillman, Tom
1 Tompkins, Jim
7 Tool, Sam
7 Toole, Jackson
8 Toole, Joe
5 Turnbow, George
5 Turner, Alec
5 Turner, Ben at Judge L. R. Smith's
5 Turner, Ed at Dr. Curtis or Wheelan place
10 Turner, Henry
5 Turner, Jack  at Mt. Sterling
2 Turner, Jno.
5 Turner, Levi
8 Turner, Mat.
5 Turner, Rial
5 Turner, Richeo? at Mr. Smith's
5 Turner, Stephen
4 Turnstall, Jack
5 Ulmer, Elijah at Israel Pickens'
7 Utsey, Caleb
2 Vail, Dick
1 Walker, Alfred
5 Walker, Charles
Supp. Walker, Charley  at Granger's
9 Walker, John  house and lot in Bladon Springs
5 Wallace, Daniel
2 Walten, Virgil
4 Walton, Henry
Supp Walton, Henry  at O'Hara place
3 Walton, Nelson  S17 Twp15 R3W
5 Walton, Thomas
5 Ward, Austin
1 Ward, Ben
1 Ward, David
5 Ward, Griffin at Judge L. R. Smith's
1 Ward, Harrison
1 Ward, Jim
5 Ward, Lorenzo
5 Waters, Charles at Watters place or C. J. Williams'
4 Watson, J. W.
5 Watson, Thomas
2 Watters, Virgil
1 Webb, Bill
5 West, Frank  at Mt. Sterling; overage
10 West, Jim
10 White, George
5 Whitted, George
5 Wilcox, Anderson at Israel Pickens'
5 Wilcox, John
11 Williams, A.
5 Williams, Bill at Watters place or C. J. Williams'
1 Williams, Dandy  S28 Twp14 R1W
Supp. Williams, Gaston  at Granger's
2 Williams, Henry
11 Williams, Henry
Supp. Williams, Henry  at Granger's
5 Williams, Isaac
5 Williams, Jim at Watters place or C. J. Williams
5 Williams, Lyman  at Martin Jordan's
9 Williams, Nelson  lot in Bladon Springs
4 Williams, Oliver
5 Williams, Peter at Caleb J. Williams'
5 Williams, Sam at Caleb J. Williams'
5 Williams, Tom
5 Williams, W. P. at Watters place or C. J. Williams
5 Williams, Wash at Caleb J, Williams'
10 Williamson, Bill
10 Williamson, Caleb  S34 Twp9 R4W
5 Willsin, Ben  at Tom Wilson's place
4 Wilson, Andrew
5? Wimley, Jacob
5 Wimley, Johann  at Mt. Sterling  overage
5 Winston, Brooks
1 Wood, Henry
2 Woodward, Dick
2 Woodward, Wallace
1 Woodyard, Charles
4 Wright, Bill
2 Yarbrough, Wm.
7 Yates, Jno.
7 Yates. Martin
7 Young, Dave
2 Young, Henry
1or2? Young, Tecumseh
3 Young, Tom
5 Young, Tom at Judge L. R. Smith's
Sources:   1870 Tax Book, Tax Assessor's Office, Choctaw County, AL
1871 State, County, Special and School Tax Book