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Champaign County, Illinois

First Tax Assessment

First Taxpayers in Champaign County

"At the time the county was created there were 111 taxpayers in the county. They were mainly grouped in three settlements: the Salt Fork, the Big Grove, and the Sangamon.

"In the first were George Akers, the Baileys, and the Bartleys; Sarah and William Coe; and William Copeland. There too also lived the following: John Coddington Larkin, and Thomas Dier, Jefferson Huss, James Freeman, John W. Leird, William Nox, Sr., and William Nox, Jr., William I. Peters, Abraham and William Peters, Hiram Rankins , David and John Swearingen, Cyrus Strong, Adam and Joseph Thomas, and Jacob Thomas, Sr., and Jacob Thomas, Jr., Henry and Moses Thomas; Adam Zeazel and John Zormes. There too lived others: Moses Argo, Levi Moore, Robert Prather, Joseph Stayton, and a few other families.

"At Big Grove were Matthew Busey, and Isaac Busey, and Charles and Samuel Beckley and William Boyd, Mijamon Byers, Samuel Bromley, Asahel Bruer, John Brown, Noah Bixler, the Broomfields, James, John, Sr., John, Jr., and Benjamin; Nancy Cook, William Durry, David Gabbard, the pioneer, Jacob Heater, Alexander Holebrooks and Lackland Howard, James and Amos Johnson, William, Elijah and John Jackson, Elias Kirby, James Mass, George Powell, Daniel T. Porter, and Thomas Rowland, Gabriel G. Rice, James T. Roe, John G. Robertson, Matthias Rhinehart, Walter Rhodes, John Salisbury, Philip Stanford, Andrew Stevenson, John Truman, Joshua Taylor, Martin Tompkins, Joshua and Robert Trickles, the Webbers, William T. and Thompson R., and John Whitaker.

"On the Sangamon were Ethan Newcom and family, the Osborns, James, Henry, William and Jonathan, and Henry Hannahs. Frederick Bouse was at Linn Grove, and Henry Sadorus was on his farm on the banks of the Okaw or Kaskaskia.

"Other citizens of the county at that early day were: Wesley Arrasmith, Arthur Baird, Reuben S. Bullard, Joshua Chapman, Curtis Carmean, Benjamin Delaney, Robert French, Abner Fuller, Enoch Humphries, Thomas Hobbs, William Harris, Valentine Iliff, John Jayne, Mason S. Martin, George Powell, Robert Russell, the Wilsons, Andrew Harris, Henry and Samuel. James S. Wright came with his father in 1830. Thomas Lindsey settled in 1831."


First Assessment, Champaign County, 1833
Horses
Cattle
Watches
Clocks/Pleasure Carriages
Total
Tax
Name
#/Value
#/Value
#/Value
#/Value
Value
Assessment
Akers, George
0
2/$20
0
0
$20
$0.10
Argo, Moses
1/$40
1/$8
1/$6
0
$54
$0.27
Arrasmith, Westley
1/$10
2/$20
0
0
$30
$0.15
Bailey, John, Jr.
2/$80
2/$20
0
0
$100
$0.50
Bailey, John, Sr.
2/$100
9/$114
1/$30
0
$244
$1.22
Baird, Arthur
2/$80
1/$10
0
0
$90
$0.45
Bartley, George
3/$120
2/$16
2/$13
0
$149
$0.74-1/2
Bartley, Jacob
1/$50
4/$32
0
0
$82
$0.41
Beckley, Samuel
2/$100
7/$76
0
0
$176
$0.88
Bixler, Noah
0
1/$10
0
0
$10
$0.05
Bouse, Frederick
2/$80
11/$124
1/$20
0
$224
$1.12
Boyd, William
4/$160
2/$18
1/$20
0
$198
$0.99
Bromley, Samuel
3/$120
3/$30
1/$20
0
$170
$0.85
Brown, John
0
2/$20
0
0
$20
$0.10
Brownfield, Benjamin
1/$30
0
1/$6
0
$36
$0.18
Brownfield, James
5/$250
2/$20
1/$20
0
$290
$1.45
Brownfield, John, Jr.
2/$50
1/$10
0
0
$60
$0.30
Brownfield, John, Sr.
6/$300
3/$50
1/$16
0
$366
$1.83
Bruer, Asahel
2/$70
5/$40
1/$10
1/$40
$160
$0.80
Bullard, Reuben S.
2/$130
1/$10
0
0
$140
$0.70
Burris, Isaac
0
3/$40
0
0
$40
$0.20
Busey, Charles
3/$90
11/$124
1/$20
0
$234
$1.17
Busey, Isaac
4/$300
9/$100
1/$60
0
$460
$2.30
Busey, Matthew
3/$150
15/$181
1/$17
0
$348
$1.74
Byers, Mijamin
5/$200
14/$190
1/$20
0
$410
$2.05
Carmean, Curtis
1/$50
1/$10
1/$9
0
$69
$0.34-1/2
Chapman, Joshua
3/$130
2/$20
0
0
$150
$0.75
Coddington, John
2/$100
7/$84
1/$16
0
$200
$1.00
Coe, Sarah
1/$20
2/$16
1/$20
0
$56
$0.28
Coe, William
1/$40
1/$8
0
0
$48
$0.24
Cook, Nancy
1/$30
1/$10
0
0
$40
$0.20
Copeland, James
1/$40
4/$46
1/$9
0
$104
$0.52
Curry, William
2/$60
6/$60
1/$20
0
$140
$0.70
Delaney, Benjamin
1/$50
3/$24
0
0
$74
$0.37
Dier, Larken
1/$50
1/$8
0
0
$58
$0.29
Dier, Thomas
2/$100
1/$8
1/$10
0
$118
$0.59
Freeman, James
2/$80
1/$10
0
0
$90
$0.45
French, Robert
1/$50
0
0
0
$50
$0.25
Fuller, Abner
0
3/$27
0
0
$27
$0.13-1/2
Gabbard, David
3/$60
3/$24
0
0
$84
$0.42
Hannahs, Henry
1/$50
1/$10
0
0
$60
$0.30
Harris, William
1/$10
0
0
0
$10
$0.05
Heator, Jacob
0
1/$8
1/$16
0
$24
$0.12
Hobbs, Thomas
0
3/$38
0
0
$38
$0.19
Holebrooks, Alexander
1/$50
5/$70
0
0
$120
$0.60
Howard, Lackland
1/$30
2/$16
1/$20
0
$66
$0.33
Humphries, Enoch
1/$75
0
0
0
$75
$0.37-1/2
Huss, Jefferson
2/$60
3/$24
0
0
$84
$0.42
Iliff, Valentine
1/$30
3/$40
1/$6
0
$76
$0.38
Jackson, Elijah
1/$30
1/$8
0
0
$38
$0.19
Jackson, John
0
6/$75
0
0
$75
$0.37-1/2
Jackson, William
2/$70
2/$16
0
0
$86
$0.43
Jayne, John
1/$10
2/$16
0
0
$26
$0.13
Johnson, Amos
1/$40
0
0
0
$40
$0.20
Johnson, James
0
1/$10
1/$5
0
$15
$0.07-1/2
Joshua, Taylor
1/$50
1/$10
0
0
$60
$0.30
Kirby, Elias
2/$70
1/$10
0
0
$80
$0.40
Leird, John W.
0
1/$8
0
0
$8
$0.04
Martin, Mason S.
1/$50
0
2/$16
1/$50
$116
$0.58
Moore, Garret
0
3/$38
0
0
$38
$0.19
Moore, Levi
3/$100
2/$16
1/$20
0
$136
$0.68
Moss, James
3/$90
5/$40
0
0
$130
$0.65
Newcomb, Ethan
1/$50
6/$75
0
0
$125
$0.62-1/2
Nox, William, Jr.
1/$50
1/$8
0
0
$58
$0.29
Nox, William, Sr.
2/$75
10/$122
0
0
$197
$0.98-1/2
Osborn, Hendry
0
5/$64
0
0
$64
$0.32
Osborn, James
1/$40
10/$116
1/$20
0
$176
$0.88
Osborn, Jonathan
1/$30
5/$50
0
0
$80
$0.40
Osborn, William
1/$50
2/$18
0
0
$68
$0.34
Peters, Abraham
0
1/$8
0
0
$8
$0.04
Peters, William
2/$80
3/$24
0
0
$104
$0.52
Peters, William I.
2/$70
2/$16
0
0
$86
$0.43
Porter, Daniel T.
0
1/$10
1/$15
0
$25
$.12-1/2
Powell, George
1/$50
2/$40
0
0
$90
$0.45
Prather, Robert
2/$40
5/$60
0
0
$100
$0.50
Rankens, Hiram
2/$80
7/$100
0
0
$180
$0.99
Rhodes, Walter
1/$100
2/$16
1/$25
0
$141
$0.70-1/2
Rice, Gabriel G.
1/$40
2/$20
0
0
$60
$0.30
Rinehart, Mathias
4/$200
8/$94
1/$25
0
$319
$1.56-1/2
Robertson, John G.
2/$50
3/$30
0
0
$80
$0.40
Roe, James T.
2/$100
1/$8
0
1/$35
$143
$0.71-1/2
Rowland, Thomas
2/$60
5/$65
1/$16
0
$141
$0.70-1/2
Russel, Robert
1/$20
0
0
0
$20
$0.10
Sadorus, Henry
2/$80
13/$160
1/$20
0
$260
$1.30
Salisbury, John
1/$40
8/$100
0
0
$140
$0.70
Stanford, Philip
2/$100
5/$40
1/$20
0
$160
$0.80
Stayton, Joseph
3/$120
3/$30
0
0
$150
$0.75
Stevenson, Andrew
1/$70
0
0
0
$70
$0.35
Strong, Cyrus
2/$100
6/$57
1/$16
0
$173
$0.85-1/2
Swearingen, David
1/$25
1/$8
0
0
$33
$0.16-1/2
Swearingen, John
0
1/$10
0
0
$10
$0.05
Swearingen, John W.
2/$75
5/$58
0
0
$133
$0.66-1/2
Thomas, Adam
1/$35
0
0
0
$35
$0.17-1/2
Thomas, Henry
1/$35
5/$62
1/$20
0
$117
$0.58-1/2
Thomas, Jacob, Jr.
1/$30
1/$10
0
0
$40
$0.20
Thomas, Jacob, Sr.
2/$100
4/$35
1/$20
0
$156
$0.78
Thomas, Joseph
0
8/$87
0
0
$87
$0.43-1/2
Thomas, Moses
4/$150
14/$182
1/$16
0
$348
$1.74
Tompkins, Martin
0
4/$50
0
0
$50
$0.25
Trickle, Joshua
3/$120
4/$32
1/$20
0
$172
$0.86
Trickle, Robert
2/$100
3/$21
1/$28
0
$140
$0.74-1/2
Trueman, John
2/$40
1/$10
0
0
$50
$0.25
Webber, T. R.
1/$60
3/$40
1/$5
0
$105
$0.52-1/2
Webber, William T.
1/$65
2/$30
0
0
$95
$0.47-1/2
Whiteaker, John
3/$125
14/$188
1/$20
0
$333
$1.66-1/2
Wilson, Andrew
1/$40
1/$8
0
0
$48
$0.24
Wilson, Harris
2/$80
2/$18
1/$20
0
$118
$0.59
Wilson, Henry
0
2/$30
0
0
$30
$0.15
Wilson, Samuel
1/$45
2/$16
0
0
$61
$0.30-1/2
Yeazel, Adam
2/$80
1/$8
1/$16
0
$104
$0.52
Zornes, John
0
1/$10
0
0
$10
$0.05

From History of Champaign County, Illinois with Illustrations, 1878.

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