RUSSELL COUNTY VIRGINIA CENSUS AND TAX RECORDS

OTHER COUNTIES CENSUS RECORDS ALSO NOW BEING INCLUDED - SEE BOTTOM OF LIST



RUSSELL COUNTY VIRGINIA PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LISTS

A few Notes about the Personal Property Tax Lists: The numbers following the names on the lists are the numbers of white tithable persons in the household. All males became tithable when they reached the age of 16. Males became responsible for paying tax when they reached the age of 21. On a few lists will be found 2 numbers following a name instead of 1. In those cases the first number represents the number of tithable persons above the age of 21 in the household while the second number represented the number of tithable persons 16 and above but under 21 years of age in the household. Occasionally a person will be found with the number zero (0) following their name. People could be exempted from paying tax due to age or bodily infirmities or when they were engaged in certain professions such as being a clergyman. Women will often be found with a zero (0) following their names. Women were not tithable and in those cases, no tithable males were living in the household.

Tax lists can be a good source for determining a persons approximate year of birth. They can also help in determining a possible father - son relationship. When a persons name appears on a tax list you can figure that person is at least 21 years of age. If a person appears on a list with, for example, the number 3 following their name, then you can figure that person, besides themselves has two sons at least age 16, but under the age of 21 living with them. Also, as an example, say John Smith in one tax year has a number 3 following his name. Then the next year, John Smith now has a number 2 following his name and Bob Smith now appears on the tax list for the first time. This is a good indicator that Bob Smith was a son of John Smith and that in the year that he appears on the list he reached the age of 21. Sometimes the lists will actually identify a father - son relationship by saying something such as "William Smith, son of John". This is usually done when more than one William Smith is appearing on the list and they were trying to differentiate between them. Approximate death dates and wives names can also be determined from the tax lists. If John Smith has been appearing for several years, and then for example, on the 1798 tax list and future ones he no longer appears, then that is a good indicator that he died about 1798, especially if in his place the name, Mary Smith, for example appears. Often, a womans name will appear as "Mary Smith, Wife of John Smith dec'd" or something similar.

One last point, often you will find on a tax list, for example, the names John Smith Sr. and John Smith, Jr. This may indicate a father - son relationship, but not always. Sometimes an older person with the same name as someone younger was referred to as being a Sr. to differentiate the two. It is best when you find this to look at earlier tax lists to see if you can determine when John Smith, Jr. first appeared and if John smith Sr. or another Smith had a reduction in the number of tithables in their household at that time.

1787 1788 1789
1790 1791 1792 1793 1794 1795 1796 1797 1798 1799
1800 1801 1802 1803 1804 1805 1806 1807 1808 1809
1810 1811 1812 1813 1814 1815 1816 1817 1818 1819
1820 1821 1822 1823 1824 1825 1826 1827 1828 1829

RUSSELL COUNTY VIRGINIA LAND TAX LISTS

1788 1789
1790 1791 1792 1793 1794 1795 1796 1797 1798 1799
1800 1801 1802 1803 1804 1805 1806 1807 1808 1809
1810 1811 1812 1813 1814 1815 1816 1817 1818 1819


RUSSELL COUNTY VIRGINIA CENSUSES

NOTE: THE 1790-1810 CENSUSES FOR RUSSELL CO. DO NOT EXIST THEREFORE USE THE TAX LISTS FOR THOSE & SURROUNDING YEARS AS A REPLACEMENT

Another note on censuses: Each census was designated by Congress to be taken with an official "as of" date. The official census day for each of the U.S. Federal Censuses is listed below:
1790 ------ 2 August
1800 ------ 4 August
1810 ------ 6 August
1820 ------ 7 August
1830-1900 - 1 June
1910 ------ 15 April
1920 ------ 1 January
1930 ------ 1 April

1820 1830 1840 1850 1860 1870 1880 1900 1910 1920


OTHER RUSSELL COUNTY VIRGINIA LISTS & CENSUS FILES

1772 List of Tithables on the Clinch River (submitted by Tom, Rudder)
1782 Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List Many who lived in Wash. Co. in 1782 later lived in Russell.
1810 Russell County Slave Holders List (submitted by Michael Dye)
1815 Russell County Tax Assessments
1850 Russell County Census (Annotated Version - Excel) Includes maiden names of wives and parents names. (transcribed by Mary Lou Wardlaw, with additions by Michael Dye) Note that this version of the census does not have an index. You can still search the census by using your edit-find function of your browser. If you have additions or corrections that you can make to the census, please contact Michael Dye
1850 Russell County Census (Annotated Version - Text) This is a text version for those who can't access the Excel file above.
1860 Russell County Census (compiled by Greg Lepore) This is another version of the 1860 census.
Russell County, Virginia 1860 Census, Slave Schedule (compiled by Greg Lepore)
1860 Southwest Virginia Statistical Profiles (submitted by Greg Lepore)
1890 Special Census of Union Veterans, Russell County (compiled by Greg Lepore)

OTHER CENSUS & TAX FILES

Census Online: Links to Online Census Records

1790 / 1800 County Tax Lists of Virginia (Site has scanned images of tax lists. It is a work in progress)
1890 Union Veterans Census for Southwest Virginia Counties
1860 Augusta County, Virginia Census
1860 Buchanan County, Virginia Census
1860 Buchanan County, Virginia Census Images (No Index Included)
Another 1860 Buchanan County, Virginia Census
1860 Floyd County, Virginia Census
1850 Franklin County, Virginia Census Index
1850 Franklin County, Virginia Census
1850 Grayson County, Virginia Census
1870 Grayson County, Virginia Census
1795 Lee County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
1810 Lee County, Virginia Tax List
1830 Lee County, Virginia Census
1850 Lee County, Virginia Census
1850 Patrick County, Virginia Census Index
1850 Patrick County, Virginia Census
1860 Pulaski County, Virginia Census
1818 Scott County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
1820 Scott County, Virginia Census
1850 Scott County, Virginia Census
1850 Scott County, Virginia Annotated Census (A Work in Progress)
1838 Smyth County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
1840 Smyth County, Virginia Census Index
1850 Smyth County, Virginia Census Index
1850 Smyth County, Virginia Census
1802 Tazewell County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
1820 Tazewell County, Virginia Census
1840 Tazewell County, Virginia Census
1850 Tazewell County, Virginia Census Index
1850 Tazewell County, Virginia Census (Partially Completed)
1850 Tazewell County, Virginia Census (With Index) (Note: Census not yet completed)
1880 Tazewell County, Virginia Census
1880 Tazewell County, Virginia Census Images (No Index Included)
1806 Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
1860 Washington County, Virginia Census Images (No Index Included)
1857 Wise County, Virginia Land Tax List (Surnames A through M only)
1860 Wise County, Virginia Census Images (Indexed by page number & surname)
Another 1860 Wise County, Virginia Census
1870 Wise County, Virginia Census
1900 Wise County, Virginia Census Images (Indexed by page number & surname)
1820 Harlan County, Kentucky Census Index
1820 Harlan County, Kentucky Census
1830 Harlan County, Kentucky Census Index
1830 Harlan County, Kentucky Census
1840 Harlan County, Kentucky Census Index
1840 Harlan County, Kentucky Census
1850 Harlan County, Kentucky Census Index
1850 Harlan County, Kentucky Census Part 1
1850 Harlan County, Kentucky Census Part 2
1850 Harlan County, Kentucky Census Part 3
1850 Harlan County, Kentucky Census Part 4
1850 Harlan County, Kentucky Census Part 5
1860 Harlan County, Kentucky Census
1850 Letcher County, Kentucky Census
1860 Letcher County, Kentucky Census
1830 Perry County, Kentucky Census
1840 Perry County, Kentucky Census
1850 Perry County, Kentucky Census
1850 Perry County, Kentucky Annotated Census
1900 Perry County, Kentucky Census
1830 Pike County, Kentucky Census, Part 1
1830 Pike County, Kentucky Census, Part 2
1850 Pike County, Kentucky Census
1880 Pike County, Kentucky Census Images (No Index Included)
1890 Pike County, Kentucky Special Veterans Census
1900 Pike County, Kentucky Census Images (No Index Included)
1920 Pike County, Kentucky Census Images (No Index Included)
1840 - 1880 Claiborne Co., Tennessee Census Records
1850 Jackson County, Virginia/West Virginia Census Alot of Russell Countians moved here in the 1840's
1850 Logan County, Virginia/West Virginia Census Alot of Russell Countians moved here also
1850 Wayne County, Virginia/West Virginia Census Alot of Russell Countians moved here also



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