Old 1870-75 Treasurer's Ledger

Van Zandt County Genealogical Society


The information from this old Van Zandt County Treasurer's Ledger is from the original on microfilm located at the Van Zandt County Library of Genealogy and Local History. The original book is housed at the County Courthouse and was microfilmed in 2008 as part of the society's Courthouse Archives Project. This information will give the researcher an idea of the workings of county government during the early 1870's and will also confirm the residency of ancestors during this period of time.


Ledger Pages 151-180

Ledger Page 151

Jury Funds
1874....... Money....... Scrip
Jan 6....... Rec'd of J M Burns....... $27..25
" 6....... N Whisenhunt....... 58.00
" 15....... J H Evins VC....... 25. 00
" 24....... G C Martin....... 5. 00
Jan 27....... Settled up to this date
Feb 2nd....... Rec'd of W H Cabris (sp) for stray sale....... 10.75
" 2 ....... Rec'd of H M Barfield....... 4.05
" 2....... W S Roberts ....... 3.17
Feb 14....... Rec'd of I R Deen ....... for sale of strays sale....... 34. 20
" 14 ....... A J Morris ....... for sale of stray....... 85. 00
To page 152
Reported


Ledger Page 152

County Treasurer Rec'd
Febr....... Jury Fees....... cash
24....... I R Deen....... for Sale of Stray....... $8. 00....... scrip
25th....... T N Curry....... due .90 ocupation tax as liquor Dealer from 28 January to the 28 April 1874....... 6. 00....... scrip
March 5th....... 1874
A H Puckett ....... ocupation tax as Phician 6 months from Jany 1 to 1st July, 250.00....... cash
2nd....... T J Towles....... Sale of Stray....... 7. 87-1/2 ....... scrip
2nd....... John Spranger....... Sale of Stray by C R Jury....... Scrip
No 167....... 23. 00....... scrip
2nd....... Fred Graham ....... Ocupation county tax
Exhibiting Show in Canton....... 2. 50....... cash
3....... J H Russell ....... ocupation tax from 20 Nov to the 20 May Merchant 4 class 1. 25....... cash
3....... J H Russell ....... ocupation tax as a Phician from 1st Jany to 1st April 1874, 3 months....... 1. 25....... cash


Ledger Page 153

County Treasurer Received
March 3....... Jury Fees
3....... J M Furguson....... ocupation tax for Pigeon hole table from 22 Dec to 22 March 3 months....... $6. 25....... cash
3....... From J C Wright Esq ....... fine money 31. 00....... cash
4 ....... W W Reeves .......Phician from 1st Feb 1874 to 1st August 1874.......2.50
4....... G W Lewis ....... Retail Liquor dealer which is credited on a county Scrip issued to George Noy....... No 174....... 25. 00....... Scrip
4....... Holt & Gilchrist ocupation Tax as Merchants from 17th of Dec to 17 June 1874 6 months....... 3. 75....... cash
4....... E S Haynes ....... ocupation tax from 1st Jany to 1st April as Phician....... 1. 25....... cash
5....... H F Peery ....... ocupation Photographer
from 9 Jany to 9 April....... 1. 25....... cash


Ledger Page 154

1874 County Treasurer Received
March....... Jury Funds
" ....... 7....... E H Youngblood ....... for sale of stray $9. 56....... scrip
" ....... 9....... W J Young....... ocupation tax from 1st November til first May 1874 6 month....... 2. 50....... scrip
" ....... 10....... B F McCarty....... ocupation tax as Phician
from 5 of Febr 1874 to the 5 of August 1874....... $2. 50....... scrip
" ....... 16....... Rec'd of J E Parker....... Sheriff of Vanzt Co
for sale of Pistols & Road money....... 27. 90....... cash
" ....... 18....... Rec'd of J P Groves....... his county ocupation
from 1st March to the 1st June 1874....... 3 mo as Attorney at Law....... 1. 25....... cash
" ....... 23.......J Johnson ....... for keeping a boarding House from from 1st of Febr 1874 to 1st May 1874
3 months....... 1. 25....... cash


Ledger Page 155

1874 County Treasurer Received
March 25th....... Rec'd of W T Bratcher For the Sale of Stray Property $15. 55 Scrip
....... 25th....... Rec'd of J E Parker Shff Seventy seven .50 in jury scrip.......77. 50 Jury Scrip
....... 25th....... Also Common from from J E Parker 92. 45....... C Scrip
....... 31....... Rec'd of J Wright Est fine money
for carrying Pistol ....... 25. 00....... Scrip
....... 31....... H Henson ocupation tax as Phician 9 months ....... from 9 day of March to 9 December ....... 3. 75....... cash
....... 31....... C T Reynolds ocupation as 4 Class Merchant
3 months from 25 Febr tell 25 Aug 74....... 1. 25....... cash
31....... W J White ....... ocupation tax from 19 Febr to 19 May Liquor Dealer....... 25. 00....... cash
31....... Rec'd of S W Murphy for Stray Sale....... 14. 80....... Scrip
31....... Rec'd of M M Stover Dist Clk April Reported as to this date....... Money
61.00 Scrip
85.00
....... Reported ocp to April 1st 1874


Ledger Page 156

1874 Rec'd by County Treasurer
April 1st....... Will Gray & Co 4th Class Merchant ocupation
12 month from the 6 day of March 1874 to 6 day of March 75....... $2. 50....... cash
1st....... W O Williams Phician ocupation tax 6 months
from 16 March 1874 to the 10 of September 74....... 2. 50....... cash
1st....... J P Patterson at Liquor Dealer from 3 months from 12 day of Mar 1874 to the 12 day of June 74....... 12. 50....... Scrip
2....... Reported up to date & Received April 1st 1874
6....... Rec'd of J M Burns by W Adkins for Sale of Stray hogs.......19.12 ½....... script
6....... Rec'd of J M Burns for Sale of Stray....... 26.00 No187
6....... Rec'd of J M Burns for Sale of Stay....... 9. 25....... Scrip
6....... Rec'd of J M Burns for Sale of Stray Property....... 10. 00....... Scrip


Ledger Page 157

1874 County Treasurer Received
April 6....... Rec'd of J M Burns for Sale of Stray....... $4. 00....... Scrip
6....... Rec'd of J Montgomery for Sale of Stray Horse
Estrayed by Dr. Montgomery....... 7. 25....... Scrip
7....... Rec'd of Pearce & McGoogin ocupation tax for 3 months from 22 March to 22 June 1874 Fourth Class Dry Goods house....... 63.00....... cash
11....... Rec'd of John C Paschall for Sale of Stray Horse....... 9. 50....... Scrip
14....... Rec'd of J M Burns for fine on Able Boles
Jury Scrip....... 8. 00....... Scrip
16....... Rec'd of J H Evans & Co ocupation tax as Retail liquor Dealer from 15 April 1874 to 15 July 1874....... 25. 00....... Scrip
16....... Rec'd of J M Burns for Sale of Stray Property....... 2. 15....... Scrip
20....... Rec'd of A B Downing his ocupation tax as 4 Class Merchant from 18th April 74 to 18 July 1874....... 62....... cash


Ledger Page 158

1874 County Treasurer Rec'd
April 20....... Rec'd of J M Burns fine money $5. 50 Scrip
28....... Rec'd of J M Burns fine money 4. 00 Scrip
28....... Rec'd of W M Carmichal his ocupation Tax for 3 months as 4 Class Merchant from
18 April 1874 to 18 July 1874....... 62 ½....... Scrip
30 ....... Rec'd of N S Warrenfold for Sale of Stray Property.......61. 50....... Scrip
May 4....... Rec'd of J M Burns for Sale of Strays Property....... 55. 00....... Scrip
4....... Rec'd of J M Burns for Sale of Stray Property....... 75....... cash
15....... Rec'd of T N Curry ocupation Tax as Liquor Dealer from 29 day of April 1874 to 29 day of July 1874....... 12. 50....... Scrip
25....... Rec'd of N Huffer for Sale Stray Property....... 3. 28....... Scrip
Reported up 26 May


Ledger Page 159 Blank


Ledger Page 160

1874 County Treasurer Rec'd
April 2nd....... Money on hand at last report Rec'd ....... $277. 90
Common funds....... 148. 15
Money on hand not reported by mistake at last Report
Scrip the same....... 35.00
17. 00

Reported May 26 1874


Ledger Page 161

1874 Money Paid Out by Treasurer
April 1....... R C McKinzee on his Draft for....... $8. 00....... No 211
1....... J M Burns on his Draft....... 30. 73....... No 213
1....... R c McKinzee on his Draft....... 12. 00....... No 210
1....... S W Murphy on his Draft....... 8. 00....... No 205
1....... S W Murphy on his Draft....... 6. 23....... No 212
1....... J C Wright on his Draft....... 21. 03....... No 207
1....... R C McKinzee on his Draft....... 4. 81....... No 209
1....... G W Crain his Draft for....... 54. 00....... No 214
1....... A Norman his Draft for....... 6. 50....... No 215
....... by Mistake Money not Reported at last Report Common funds....... 32. 15
6....... Paid to T J Towles on Jury Scrip....... 1. 50
6....... Paid Jury on Scrip....... 2. 00
End of Report
Reported up


Ledger Page 162

1874 Money Paid Out by Treasurer
April....... Money
11....... Paid J C Paschall in change for Scrip....... $1. 10
16....... Paid J H Evans in change for Scrip....... 1. 00
Reported up to this date
Money on hand on Report of 26 May 1874
Road Money....... $277. 90....... cash
1874
May 27....... Money Paid out
Paid to A W Riley in change for Scrip....... $1. 50
June 22....... Paid Esqr Huffer for Harifield in change for Scrip....... 1. 75


Ledger Page 163

1874 Treasurer Rec'd Next Report
May 26....... J Youngblood & Co.......occupation Tax 12 months from the 1st day of Apr 1874 4th Class Mer....... $2. 50....... Scrip
26....... G W Ridgell .......4th Class Mer ocupation Tax from 1st day of Apr to 1st day of Oct Six Months....... 1. 25....... Money
26....... A C Beall.......4th Class Mer Three Months occupation from 14th day of Apr 1874 to 14 day of July 1874 ....... 62 ½ money
26....... Recd of J D Johnson ....... his ocupation Tax as Liquor Dealer from May the 1st 1874 to Aug the 1st 1874 ....... 3 Months....... 25. 00....... Scrip
27....... Recd of G W Tull ....... his ocupation Tax as 3 Class Merchant from from 26 May 1874 to 26 May 1875....... 12 Months....... 5. 00....... Scrip


Ledger Page 164

1874 County Treasurer Recd
May 27....... Recd of H F Peery....... his ocupation Tax as Photographer from from the 10th day of April 1874 to the 10th day of July 74....... $1. 25....... Cash
27....... Received of A W Riley....... his ocupation Tax for Six Months for keeping Hotell from 1st Jany 1874 to 1st July 1874....... 2. 50....... Scrip
June 9 Recd of R L Atwell ....... for Sale of Estray Cow & Yearlen Sold 6 day of June 1874....... 1. 30....... cash
" ....... 10th....... Recd of James Maughs ....... his ocupation County Tax from the 22nd Nov 1873 to 22 June 1874 as Phycian....... 2. 50....... cash
20....... Recd of A B Downing ....... his ocupation Tax as Liquor Dealer from 16 June 1874 to 16 Sept 1874
3 Months....... 25. 00....... Scrip
20....... Recd of A B Downing ....... his ocupation County Tax for keeping A Billard Table from 10 June to 16 Sept 1874....... 6. 25....... Scrip


Ledger Page 165

County Treasurer Received
June 20....... J P Groome.......ocupation Tax from 1st day of June 1874 to 1st day of September 1874
3 months....... $1. 25....... Scrip
" ....... 22 ....... Recd of J P Patterson ....... o t....... Liquor Dealer
3 months from the 12 day of 1874 to the 12 day of Sept 1874....... 12. 50....... cash
22....... E S Haynes ....... his ocupation Tax as Phycian from the 1st April 1874 to the 1st day of July 1874....... 1. 25....... cash
" ....... 22....... Recd of J ONeal ....... his ocupation Tax up to
June 1st 1874....... 12. 50....... Scrip
" ....... 22 Recd of Lybrand & Brother his ocupation Tax as Liquor Dealer from 1 June to 1 Sept 1874 ....... 3 Months....... 12. 50....... Scrip
" 22....... Recd of Robt Godfrey ....... for Sale of Stray Property ______ due yet two dollars & 5 cents....... 10. 00....... Scrip


Ledger Page 166

1874 Rec'd by County Treasurer
....... $....... cts
June 24....... Recd of Pearce & McCoogin their ocupation Tax as 4 Class Merchant from the 22 June 1874 to 22 September 1874....... 62 ½ Cash
" ....... 29....... Recd of N Lewis by J E Parker ....... fifteen Dollars
fine money....... $15. 00....... Scrip
" 29....... Recd of P J Gammons by J E Parker ....... Nine Dollars fine money....... 9.00 " ....... 29....... Recd of W H Sullivan ....... twenty Dollars....... fine money
. . . J E Parker....... 20. 00....... Scrip
" ....... 30....... Recd of E P Kearby ....... his ocupation Tax as Attorney at law from 1 June 1874 to 1st Decr 74
6 Months....... 2. 50....... Scrip
" 30....... Recd of J G Kearby ....... his ocupation Tax as Attorney at Law from 1 Jany 74 to 1st Jany 75
12 Months....... $5. 00....... Scrip


Ledger Page 167

County Treasurer Received
1874
June 30....... Recd of J C Kearby ....... his ocupation County Tax from 23 May 74 to 23rd Nov 1874 to____day
Attorney at law....... 6 months....... $2. 50....... Scrip
30....... Recd of J M Burns ....... fine money for Road & Bridges....... for Sale of Pistols....... $24. 00....... Cash
July 6....... Recd of J M Burns....... for Sale of Stray Property....... 22. 00....... Scrip
6....... Recd of J C Wright ....... for Sale of Stray Property....... 110. 50....... Scrip
6....... Recd of J R Wilson ....... his ocupation Tax as Hotell Keeper from the 1 June to the 1st day of September 1874....... 1. 25....... Scrip
6....... Recd of Wincheeler (sp)....... his ocupation as as Card Dealer from the 26 day of Sept 1874....... 1. 25....... Scrip
6 ....... Recd of E S Tidwell ....... his ocupation Tax as Phician from 1 day of May 1874 to 1 day of Nov 1874....... 2. 50....... Scrip


Ledger Page 168

County Treasurer Received
July 1874....... $....... cts
" ....... 11th....... Recd of Leaston Davidson for Sale of Stray Property....... 37 ½ Cash
" ....... 11th ....... M D Luce ....... his ocupation Tax as Phycian
from from 1st day of July 1874 to 1st day of January 1875....... 2. 50....... Scrip
" ....... 17....... J H Evans & Co....... his ocupation Tax as Retail
Liquor Dealer from 15 July 1874 to 15 Oct 1874....... 25. 00....... Scrip
Report of July 22nd 1874
Money on hand
Road & Bridge
Common Fund
$301.00
$24.83


Ledger Page 169

Commencement of Sept Report
1874 County Treasurer Recd
July 27....... D D Ellis ....... ocupation as Physiciean from 14 July 1874 to the 14 January 1875 ....... 6 Months....... $
2....... cts
50
Cash
....... 27 Received of M M Stover....... fine money Paid ove by J E Parker
also fifty dollars in Rights which was Reported N last Report....... 36. 00....... Scrip
27....... Recd of W M Carmichael ....... his ocupation Tax for 3 months as 1 class Merchant from 15 July to 15 Oct 1874....... 62 ½ Scrip
29th....... Recd of Hobbs & McWilliams ocupation Tax from 29 July to 29 January 1875 ....... 6 months....... 1. 25....... Cash
29th....... Recd of Holt and Gilchrist their ocupation Tax from from 12 June to the 14 Dec 1874 Six Months....... 3. 75....... Scrip


Ledger Page 170

1874 County Treasurer Rec'd
July 29....... Recd of W W Reeves ....... his ocupation Tax as Phycian from 1 July 1874 to 1 January 1875 ....... 6 Months....... $2. 50....... Scrip
29.......J H Smith .......ocupation Tax as Artist from 27 July to 27 Oct 1874.......1.25... Scrip
30....... Recd of J E Parker Sheriff VZ Co the Sum $350.02 Sept $10.50 Commission being paid paid to J E Parker Shff for collecting the same leaving $339.52.......$339.52.... Cash
30....... Recd of M D Luce the sum of 59.77 c
School Money....... 59. 77....... Cash
30....... Recd H F Peery ....... his ocupation as Potographer
up to 10 Oct 1874 (3m)....... 1. 25....... Scrip


Ledger Page 171

1874 County Treasurer Recd
1874....... $....... cts
Augst 3....... Recd of T N Curry his ocupation for 3 months from 29 day of July to 29 day of Oct 1874....... 62 ½ Cash
3....... Recd of M M Norman for Sale of Stray Property....... 30. 39....... Scrip
3....... Recd of Bird Smith for Sale of Stray Property....... 10. 00....... Scrip
3....... Recd of J M Burns for Sale of Stray Property....... 2. 45....... Scrip
3....... Recd of B P Ridell for Sale of Stray Property....... 19. 90....... Scrip
3....... Recd of S W Murphy for Sale of Stray Property....... 9. 25....... Scrip
3....... Recd of J N Huffer for Sale Strays....... 8. 05....... Scrip
3....... Recd of S W Murphy for Sale of Stray Property....... 11. 65....... Scrip


Ledger Page 172

1874 County Treasurer Recd
Aug 4th....... Recd of J M Burns....... $4. 00....... Scrip
22....... Received of B F McCarty....... his ocupation Tax from 5 Augst 1874 to the 5 of February 1874, 6 Months as Drugist....... 2. 50....... Scrip
22....... Recd of J P Groome ....... his Room Rent from 17 Augst to 17 Oct 1874 Two months....... $10. 00....... Scrip
Sept 2....... W B Wadkins....... ocupation as Phician 9 Months from April 1st 1874 to January 1st 1875 by Parker....... Shff....... $3. 75....... Cash
2....... A W Riley ocupation for the County Tax as Running Hotell from 1st July to 1st January 1875....... 2. 50....... Scrip
7....... Recd of J C Wright for Sale of Stray Property....... 58. 10....... Scrip


Ledger Page 173

County Treasurer Received
1874
Sept 7....... Recd of J D Johnson ....... his ocupation County Tax as Liquor Dealer from 1st Aug 1874 to 1st of December 1874....... 25. 00....... Scrip
7....... Recd of W J White ....... his County ocupation Tax Retail Liquor Dealer from 19 May to 19 May 1874....... 25. 00....... Scrip
7....... Recd of S W Murphy for Sale of Stray....... 9. 00....... Scrip
7....... S W Murphy for Sale of Stray....... 3. 60....... Scrip
7....... Recd of T H Williams....... ocupation Tax from from 1st Aug to 1st of February 1875 as barber in Edom....... 25....... Cash
7....... Lybrand & Brother as Retail Liquor Dealer from
1st Sept to 1st Dec 1874....... 3 Months....... 25. 00....... Scrip
7....... from A C Heard for Sale of Stray Property....... 11. 25....... Scrip


Ledger Page 174

1874 County Treasurer Received
....... $....... cts
Sept 8 ....... Asa Williams for Sale of Stray Property....... 27. 19....... Scrip
" ....... 25....... Recd of J E Parker in report scrip
Justice drft scrip
" " 9
Money
Common Fund on Hand at Report of September the 29th 1874 $22.761/2
School House Money........ $331.04
School Money from M D Luce ....... $58.28


Ledger Page 175

1874 County Treasurer Received
Sept 26....... Received of J S Gray ....... his ocupation as Phycian
from 18th Aug to 18 Nov 1874....... 3 m___ $1. 25....... Cash
26....... J P Groom....... as ocupation Tax as Attorney at law up to 1st March 1875....... Six months....... 2. 50....... Scrip
commenced
28....... Recd of S W Murphy JP....... as fine money
Jury fine....... $1
3. 00
Recd of J S Murphy ....... his ocupation as Attorney at Law from from 1st dayof Febr 1874 to 1st day of Aug 1874....... 2. 50....... Scrip
29....... Recd of J E Parker ....... fifty cents .50....... Cash
29....... Recd of J E Parker Sheriff County Tax for the year of 1874....... amt.......65.48


Ledger Page 176

1874 County Treasurer Recd
Sept 30....... Recd of W O Williams ....... ocupation Tax as Phycisian from the 15th Sept 1874 to the 15th March 1875....... $2. 50....... Scrip
Sept 30 .......J P Patterson ....... Liquor Dealer Tax
from the 12th of Sept 1874 to the 12th December 1874
12.00.......50....... No 236.......Scrip.......Cash
Oct 1....... A B Downing....... his ocupation for keeping a billiard Table from 16 Sept 74 to 16 Decr 1874....... 3 mo....... 6. 25....... Scrip
1....... A B Downing ....... his ocupation County Tax for keeping as Liquor Dealer from 16 Sept 74 to 16 Dec 74....... 25. 00....... Scrip
1....... Pearce & McGoggin ....... for a 4 Class house from 22 Sept 74 to Dec 22 1874....... 65....... Cash
5....... Recd of J H Hawkins ....... for Stray Property....... 14. 25....... Scrip
Recd of J W Cleavers ....... for Sale of Stray Property....... 25. 50....... Scrip


Ledger Page 177 Blank


Ledger Page 178

1874 Money Paid Out
Sept 29....... Paid to J C Wright ....... Common Fund on Draft....... $8. 00....... No 239
29....... Paid to J C Wright ....... on his Draft Common Fund.......2. 00....... No 246
29....... Paid to S W Murphy....... on Draft Common Fund....... 8. 00....... No 251
29....... Paid to J M Burns....... on Draft Common Funds....... 2. 00....... No 255
29....... Paid to M M Stover....... on Draft Common Funds....... 12. 50....... No 256
29....... Paid to J E Parker....... on Draft....... 12. 50....... No 253
29....... Paid to J N Huffer....... his Draft Common Fund....... 8. 00....... No 250
29....... Paid to J N Huffer....... his Draft Common Fund....... 2. 00....... No 247


Ledger Page 179

1874 Road & Bridge Money Paid Out
....... $....... cts
Sept 29....... Paid to W J McClaren....... on Draft Road & Bridge....... 50. 00....... No 242
29....... Paid to J C Wright....... on Draft Road & Bridge....... 6. 00
Oct 5....... Paid to S W Murphy....... in Change for Scrip....... .55
5....... Paid to J M Burns ....... in Change for Scrip....... .75
Nov 9....... Paid to T J Towles....... in Change for Scrip....... .70


Ledger Page 180 Blank


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