A special thanks to James Newman for submitting
these archival copies.

A poll tax was a capital tax levied on every adult in the community. Many of the  poll taxes were enacted between 1880 and 1910 and had the effect of disenfranchising many, because payment of the tax was a prerequisite for voting.  The Road Tax was used for the upkeep of local roads and bridges and was usually levied on every adult citizen.Below are examples of 1929 Issaquena County Poll and Road Tax Receipts.


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Willie Ward of Fitler
Solomon Sturdivant of Fitler
James Wheatley of Fitler
Jack Thomas of Fitler
Frank Taylor of Fitler
Dave Ward of Fitler
Henry Austin Jr. of Fitler

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