Virginia Tax Receipt Virginia Tax Receipt, 1859 Ms.2021.009

Virginia Tax Receipt, 1859 Ms.2021.009


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2021.009
Title
Virginia Tax Receipt1859
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Language
Materials of this collection are in English.
Abstract
The Virginia Tax Receipt includes a pre-printed tax receipt for Peter Logan, dated 1859, from Chesterfield, Virginia. Almost all printed categories execept "Clock" and "Furniture" have been crossed out. Written above the categories is the text "1 Free Colored", possibly in refernce to Logan.

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The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Virginia Tax Receipt, Ms2021-009, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Virginia Tax Receipt was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in November 2019.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Virginia Tax Receipt completed in July 2021


Biographical Note

Peter Logan was a resident of Chesterfield, Virginia. He may have been a freedman prior to the American Civil War.

There is a Peter Logan (ca. 1811-1880), who was a shoemaker in Chesterfield County, Virginia. He was married to Betsey Coy Logan (b. ca. 1820), and the couple had several children. He later married Sarah (b. ca. 1835), and they had several children.

In multiple U.S. Census records, Logan's race is listed as "Mulatto", an antiquated term typically used for someone of mixed Black and white ancestry, while his race is listed as Black in the 1870 U. S. census and death record.

Logan died September 2, 1880, in Manchester, Chesterfield County, Virginia.

Sources
"Peter Logan" entry, the 1850 United States Federal Census, https://www-ancestrylibrary-com.ezproxy.lib.vt.edu/discoveryui-content/view/16067056:8054
"Peter Logan" entry, the 1860 United States Federal Census, https://www-ancestrylibrary-com.ezproxy.lib.vt.edu/discoveryui-content/view/34521240:7667
"Peter Logan" entry, the 1870 United States Federal Census, https://www-ancestrylibrary-com.ezproxy.lib.vt.edu/discoveryui-content/view/39134807:7163
"Peter Logan" entry, the 1880 United States Federal Census, https://www-ancestrylibrary-com.ezproxy.lib.vt.edu/discoveryui-content/view/18688634:6742
"Peter Logan" entry, the Virginia, U.S., Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917, https://search-ancestrylibrary-com.ezproxy.lib.vt.edu/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2558&h=736714&tid=&pid=&queryId=bd110e051c7597d9eff9623def94b177&usePUB=true

Scope and Content

The Virginia Tax Receipt includes a pre-printed tax receipt for Peter Logan, dated 1859, from Chesterfield, Virginia. Almost all printed categories execept "Clock" and "Furniture" have been crossed out. Written above the categories is the text "1 Free Colored", possibly in refernce to Logan.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • African Americans -- History

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Virginia Tax Receipt by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your- work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

folder 1
Tax Receipt
1859