Re-Visiting Tax Lists

Do you ever find yourself retracing your research steps because you learn about a new family connection? Yep, that’s me. I’m going back thru the early tax lists for Madison County, KY.

I wrote about my journey with suspected CRAWFORD family members in my January 2019 post, Tax Man Cometh. At the time, I mentioned finding Edward Crawford in a different taxing district from the other Crawfords. I didn’t pursue Edward for several reasons. Since he wasn’t shown as a land owner, I wouldn’t find any deeds for him. I also didn’t have any information tying Edward to any of the other Crawfords in those early tax records.

Now, I have yDNA evidence showing a relationship to Edward Crawford of Overton, Tennessee. From what I’ve been able to learn about this Edward Crawford, his birthplace is thought to be Pennsylvania or Virginia.

I have NO evidence that the Edward Crawford in the Madison County tax lists is the same Edward Crawford who died in Overton County, Tennessee. I also currently have NO evidence that they are not the same person.

Thus, I’m going to revisit the tax lists to see if I can learn anything more about the Edward Crawford of Madison County, Kentucky.

As mentioned in my previous post, I found several Crawfords listed in these Madison County, KY tax lists.

  • Mary Crawford (found 1787-1792)
  • James Crawford (found 1787-1796)
  • William Crawford (found (1787-1796)
  • James Crawford – appears in 1792
  • Alexander Crawford – appears in 1792
  • John Crawford – appears in 1795
  • William Crawford Jr – appears in 1795
  • Edward Crawford — appears in 1795 –  under a different commissioner’s list

Edward is the only Crawford who appears on the 1797 tax list. Edward is also listed on the 1799 tax list but has not been found after that date.
Since the first wife of Edward Crawford of Overton, TN was named Mary Gentry, I also looked for any GENTRY families on these Madison County, KY tax lists. I found several GENTRY families with most owning land. 


Madison County, Kentucky Tax Books, 1787-1874 Tax books 1787-1797, 1799-1807 Film 8126DGS 7834478
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Madison County 1795

Image 210 

  • Crawford James – 1 male >21; 5 horses; 17 cattle; 146 acres

Image 211

  • Crawford John – 1 male > 21, 2 horses, 6 cattle
  • Crawford William Jr – 1 male > 21; 2 horses; 6 cattle
  • Crawford William Sr – 1 male > 21; 1 male 16-21; 12 horses; 28 cattle; 180 acres

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  • Duggins, William – 1 male > 21; 2 horses; 8 cattle
  • Duggins, Daniel – 1 male >21

Image 218

  • Moore Alexander – 1 male >21; 3 horses; 3 cattle

Image 218, 219, 220 – No William McClure, George Miller or Nancy Miller

Image 257

  • Crawford Edward – 1 male >21, 2 horses; 3 cattle

Image 258 – 1795

  • May 13 Gentry, Richard – 1 male > 21 – 0 male > 16 – 6 total blacks – 2 blacks under 16 – 5 horses – 40 cattle
  • Gentry, Robert – 1 male > 21, 2 total blacks – 1 black > 16 – 3 horses – 35 cattle
  • Gentry, David – 1 male > 21, 4 horses – 14 cattle

Image 266 1796

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  • Crawford Edwd – no land given – 2 males > 16, 2 horses, 4 cattle

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  • Gentry, Richard 100 acres Silver C Madison – entered Wm Dolton – survey Sam’l Davis – 1 male > 21, 5 blacks > 16, 7 total balcks, 6 horses, 52 cattle
  • Gentry, David – 100 acres Silver C Madison – entered Wm Hix – survey DO  – 1 male > 21, 3 horses, 14 cattle

Image 333

  • Crawford James – 1216 acres Paint Lick Madison County
  • Thos L Kennedy Grant; 1 male >21; 1 male 16-21; 6 horses; 25 cattle [200 Acres – James/Rebecca]
  • Crawford William – 1 male >21; 2 horses; 6 cattle
  • Crawford, William – 180 acres paint Lick, Madison county; John Kennedy grant; 1 male >21; 1 male 16-21; 7 horses; 25 cattle
  • Crawford, John – 1 male >21; 1 horse; 13 cattle


Image 334

  • Duggins, Alexander – 1 male >21; 1 horse
  • Duggins, David- 1 male > 21; 1 horse; 2 cattle
  • Duggins Benjamin – 1 male > 21; 1 horse
  • Duggins Daniel 45 acres Sugar Creek Madison County – 1 male > 21; 1 horse; 1 cattle
  • Duggins William 50 acres Sugar Creek Madison County – 1 male > 21; 2 horses; 6 cattle

Image 340

  • Moore Alexander – 50 acres Paint Lick Madison County ; 1 male >21; 2 horses; 7 cattle


Image 343

  • Nancy Miller — 100 acres on Paint Lick – obtained from John Kennedy


IMAGE 353 – 1797


Image 356 – C — No Crawford

Image 359

  • Gentry, Bartlett – 64 acres Ottr Cr Madison County – entered by Richd Henderson – surveyed RH – 1 male > 16, 1 black > 16, 2 horses, 6 cattle
  • Gentry, Josiah – 100 acres Otter Cr – Madison County entered by C Irvine R Clark – I & C – I & C – 1 male > 16, 2 blacks, 4 horses, 2 cattleImage 360
  • Gentry, David – 200 acres Taylor’s fork – Madison County entered by Will Hix – WH – WH – 2 males > 16, 4 cattle
  • Gentry, G. Bartin – 150 acres Otter Cr – Madison County – entered by Richd Henderson – RH – RH – 2 males > 16, 3 blacks – 7 horses – 5 cattle 


Image 375 – C — NIL Crawford


Image 406 – C

  • Crawford Edwd – 1 male > 21 – 3 cattle


Image 409

  • Gentry, Ricd – 100 acres – Silver Cr – Madison Co – entered by Wm Dolton – Surveyed Saml Bill = 1 mal > 21, 0 white > 16 – 6 total blacks – 7 blacks > 16 – 8 horses

Image 410 – David Gass

Image 415 – Thomas Maxwell – David Maxwell

Image 424 1799

Image 427 – C

image 428 – blurry – No Crawford

Image 435

  • Crawford, Edward – 1 male > 21 – 3 horses

Image 437

  • Gentry, Richard – 1 male > 21 – 0 male > 16, 7  blacks > 16, 14 total blacks, – 13 horses


Image 439

  • Maxwell Bazel

Image 448

  • Gentry Josiah – 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16, 3 blacks > 16, 6 total blacks, 4 horses
  • Gentry Bartlett – 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16, 3 blacks > 16, 7 total blacks, 4 horses
  • Gentry John – 1 male > 16, 2 horses
  • Gentry David – 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16, 5 horses
  • Gentry, James 1 male > 16, 2 horses


Image 458 — 1800


Image 464 – C — No Crawford

Image 470

  • Gentry, Josiah – 100 acres Madison County, Otter Crk, entered by Chris Irvine, surveyed same – 1 w above 21, 3 blacks > 16, 8 total blacks, 3 horses
  • Gentry, Martin – 150 acres Madison County, Otter Crk, entered by Rich Henderson , same, 1 w male abve 21, 2 blacks > 16, 7 total blacks, 4 horses
  • Gentry, Bartlett – 123 acres – Otter Crk, Madison County, 1 male > 21, 1 black > 16, 2 total blacks, 2 horses
  • Gentry, David – 100 acres – Madison County, Taylor’s Fork Sc – entered by W Hicks, surveyed by same – 1 male > 21, 6 horses
  • Gentry, James – 1 male > 21, 3 horses —


Image 492 – C – NIL Crawford


Image 495 – G – NIL Gentry


Image 498

  • Maxwell, Bazaleel

Image 506 – 1800 No 3


Image 511 – C  – NIL Crawford


Image 516 – G – NIL Gentry

Image 538 – 1801

Image 544 – C – No Crawford


Image 550 

  • Gentry Josiah – 100 acres Madison County, Otter Cr – entered by Christ Irvine – same – same – 1 male > 21, 1 white male > 16, 3 black> 16, 8 total black, 4 horses
  • Gentry, John – 1 male > 21, 1 black, 3 horses
  • Gentry, Martin – 150 acres – madison County, Otter Cr – entered by Richd Henderson – same, same – 1 male > 21, 2 black > 16, 5 total blacks, 4 horses
  • Gentry, Bartlet – 64 acres, Madison County, Otter Cr – entered by Richd Henderson – 1 male > 21, 1 black > 16, 2 total blacks, 5 horses
  • Gentry, Bartlet – 123 acres, Madison County, Otter Cr – entered by Richd Henderson
  • Gentry, David – 100 acres, Madison County, Taylors Fork, entered by Wm Hicks – 1 male > 21 – 5 horses


Image 573 – C – NIL Crawford


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  • Gentry James – 1 male > 21, 1 horse

Image 603 – C – NIL Crawford


Image 606

Gentry Rich – 100 acres Silver Cr – Madison COunty – entered by Saml Davis – 1 male > 21, 8 blacks > 16, 17 total blacks, 18 horses

Image 618 – 1802

Image 624 – C – NIL Crawford

Image 635 – G – NIL Gentry


Image 661 – C – 

Image 662 

  • Crafford Joseph – 1 male > 21, 2 horses

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  • Gentry Josiah – 100 acres – Madison County, Otter Cr – entered by Christ Irvine – 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16, 3 blacks > 16, 8 total blacks, 4 horses
  • Gentry, John – 1 male > 21, 4 horsesImage 668
  • Gentry Bartlett – 183 acres – Madison County, Otter Cr – 1 male > 21, 1 black > 16, 2 total blacks, 7 horses
  • Gentry David – 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16, 7 horses
  • Gentry, Martin 150 acres, Madison County, Otter Cr, entered by Richd Henderson – same – same – 1 male > 21, 2 blacks > 16, 5 total blacks, 5 horses
  • Gentry, David Jun – 1 male > 21, 1 horses
  • Gentry, Enoch – 1 male > 21, 1 horse
  • Gentry, Isam – 1 male > 21


Image 691 – C – NIL Crawford

Image 694 –

  • Gentry Richard – 175 acres Madison County – David ?[unweather] – 1 male > 21, 1 male > 16, 8 Blacks > 16, 18 total blacks, 16 horses