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List of persons, copartnerships, and corporations assessed in the county tax for the year 1872 (- Orleans)

Allegany County tax records, 1872 Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Apple, George.2752 72
Apple, John A. 2001653 61
Bevans, James' heirs.400039 60
Beall, Josephus' heirs.250024 75
Beall, Mrs. Mehetable.8408 32
Brinkman, Wm 80033011 19
Beall, Wm1051 04
Brinkman, Frederick2002554 51
Brinkman, Harman2003855 79
Bevans, John's heirs123312 21
Barnes, Samuel1501 49
Burris, James A 7877 79
Brown, Thos W.500049 50
Caton, Richard28493282 08
Callan, James 1601 58
Claymyer, Peter.1051 69
Callan, Miss Eliza A6005 94
Creik, Mrs. Eliza V325503 71
Donohue, James1151 14
Fernandy, Walter.5105 05
Gross, John W1401 39
Gross, Wm1051 04
Gross, John144679022 14
Hartley, Jas. T.3484618 01
Hettenhauser, Lewis100073517 18
Higgins, James.287055033 86
Hudson, Robert.1051 04
Harper, Dennis (col.).1051 04
Hunter & Foster,160015 84
Hartley & Foster8080
Huddleson, John8007 92
Kepler, Absalom200019 80
Kasekamp, Frederick226823524 78
Keefer, Michael.2002404 36
Literal, F. B.360904 46
Leeds, Duchess of1007199 70
Loats & Lawrence109210 81
Linenburg, Frederick.2402004 36
Lynn, Wm100020011 88
McTavish, Emily1008599 84
Mahaney, S.2001 98
Mann, Thomas.3002 97
Martin, Jacob84023510 64
McNight, Sophia.1401 39
Meeks, David1751 73
May, James3201704 85
Mahoney, Wm.7787 70
Martin, Amanda (col.)4203807 92
Norris, Charles2302 29
Norris, Charlotte and Jos.5004 95


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County Commissioners of Allegany Co., Md.

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In the early 1800's partners Richard Caton and William Carroll owned much of the land that is Green Ridge State Forest today. Richard Caton was the son-in-law of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. William Carroll was the grandson of Daniel Carroll of Rock Creek, a framer of the U.S. Constitution. Their business venture at Green Ridge, involving iron ore and timber, failed. br>
The Duchess of Leeds, listed here as owing almost $100 in taxes, was the granddaughter of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, signer of the Declaration of Independence. She was born Louisa Caton in 1791. Her mother, Mary Carroll, who married Richard Caton, acquired massive tracts in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia with funding from Charles Carroll. It is some of this land in Orleans district, Allegany County, that the four Caton sisters were taxed on.

Charles Carroll ensured the financial security of his granddaughters, even after they moved to England and married there. In 1829 he obtained special state legislation that safeguarded their inheritances. Mary became Marchioness of Wellesley; Elizabeth, Lady Stafford; Louisa, Duchess of Leeds; and Emily, the wife of John McTavish, British consul at Baltimore.

All of the sisters and their father Richard Caton were included on the tax list. Even though three of the daughters and their father were dead by 1872, there is no mention of executors or heirs in the tax list. Louisa, Duchess of Leeds, died in 1874.

Donovan, Grace. "An American Catholic in Victorian England: Louisa, Duchess of Leeds, and the Carroll Family Benefice." Maryland Historical Magazine 84 (1989): 223-34.


Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
19 x 12 cms

Publisher: Will H. Lowdermilk, Cumberland, MD

Tax assessment, Maryland, Allegany County; Tax assessment, Maryland, Garrett County

Allegany and Garrett Counties, Maryland, 1872

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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