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An American Family History

1776 Assessment

John Swift, assessor, and John Wynkoop, collector

 

Manor of Moreland (now Upper Moreland Township),
Philadelphia County (now Montgomery) County, Pennsylvania

 

 
Slavery is an immoral system of forced labor where people are treated as property to be bought and sold. It was legal in the American Colonies and the United States until the Civil War.

The American Revolution was ended in 1783 when the Treaty of Paris was signed.

A joiner is a carpenter skilled in finished woodwork.

Name occupation acres horses cows other assets remarks enslaved people
Adams, William           single  
Austin, Nicholas           single  
Austin, Robert           single  
Austin, Thomas   140 3 4 grist-mill    
Ayers, Samuel   4 1 2      
Barnes, Edward              
Barnes, Robert   75   1     1
Bartle, Andrew              
Bennet, Abraham     2 2      
Blacklye, John   140 3 3   1 servant  
Blake, John joiner 26 1 2      
Boileau, Isaac   200 4 8     1
Boileau, Daniel   57 2 5      
Boileau, Luke       11      
Bond, Isaac   3          
Bond, Joseph     3 4      
Boor, Thomas              
Boucher, John   200 5 4      
Boucher, John Jr.           single  
Boucher, Joseph     2 2      
Boucher, Samuel   200 3 8     2
Bowman, Peter     1 1      
Brooks, Joseph       1      
Brous, Henry     1 1      
Burk, Alexander           single  
Burk, John           1 servant  
Butler, Joseph     2 2      
Cadwallader, Isaac smith 70 3 3      
Clayton, Jonathan   150 5 5      
Collins, William   28          
Comely, Joseph       1      
Comly, Jacob innkeeper 18 2 2      
Comly, Jonathan   105 3 3      
Comly, Joseph   100 2 2      
Comly, Joshua   125 2 5      
Cook, John           enlisted  
Corson, Richard   20 2 4     1
Craven, James   70 1 2      
Crips, Philip cooper 4   1      
Daily, Cornelius     3 2      
Davis, Caleb   55 1 2   7 children  
Davis, John           single  
Deshong, Henry     2 3   1 servant  
Dorland, Isaac              
Dorland, John       1      
Dorland, Lambert   2          
Doughty, Thomas     1        
Dubree, Jacob   39 2 2      
Dubree, Rachel       1   widow  
Dubree, William       2      
Duffield, Edward   60 2 4   1 servant 1
Duffield, Joseph   46 2 1      
Dungan, Clement doctor   3 3   1 servant  
Dyer, James   253 3 4      
Dyer, Joseph           single  
Eaton, Edward   44 2 2      
Edwards, Jesse              
Engle, John     2 2      
Erwin, John           single  
Farmer Edward           single  
Fetters, Casper   250 5 8     1
Field, Robert , turner   1 1      
Fisher, John       1      
Fitzwater, Abel     1 1      
Folwell, Joseph     2 3      
Folwell, William   190 3 5     1
Foster, George     2 3      
Foster, John              
Foster, Joseph              
Fulton, David   20 2 2 grist-mill    
Fulton, James   24 1 1      
George, George              
Gilbert, John   77 2 3   a cripple 1
Gilbert, John           single  
Gilbert, Jonathan           single  
Gilbert, William           single  
Hallowell, David              
Hallowell, Matthew              
Hallowell, Thomas   125 3 5      
Harker, James       1      
Hart, Joseph Esq. 40   2 grist-mill    
Hart, Josiah           single  
Heaton, Benjamin           single  
Heet, John     3 4      
Heterich, Charles     1 3      
Hogeland, John   260 4 5     1
Ideman, Bernard     2 3      
Irwin, Samuel Esq. 209 4 5     1
Jacob Vanpelt              
Jacob Warner              
Janes, Jacob   148 3 4      
Janes, Sarah,   88 2 2   widow  
John Hillings              
Johnson, Jacob       1      
Jones, John     2 1      
Keen, Joseph              
Kennedy, John              
King, Thomas   47 2 1   has eight children  
Kirk, Mary   80 1 1   widow  
Krewson, Derrick     4 4      
Krewson, Derrick           single  
Ledyard, John   60 1 2      
Ledyard, Thomas   40 1 2      
Lewis, Abraham              
Lewis, John       1      
Lewis, Joseph     1        
Little, Robert   25   1      
Littleton, William   200 4 7     1
Lloyd, Benjamin     1        
Lloyd, John   150 1 9      
Lloyd, Samuel     4 4      
Lloyd, Thomas Sr.       1      
Lloyd, Thomas, Jr. joiner 20 2 3      
Longstreth, Isaac tanner 9 2 1      
Loudenberger, Lawrence     1 2      
Love, Stephen mason            
Lufboro, John   130 3 4     1
Lukens, William              
Marls, Alexander     4     Maris?  
Marpole, Abel     1 1      
Marpole, David   98 2 3      
Marpole, Enoch     1        
Marpole, Isaac           single  
Marpole, Jacob           single  
Martin, Jonathan              
McClure, Hugh              
McCullough, John              
McGill, James   4   2      
McGinnes, John           single  
McNeal, Anthony   50 2 2      
McNeal, William              
McSwine, Colin   100 1 2   1 servant  
McVaugh, Charles       1      
Michenor, Thomas   160 2 4      
Mitchell, Joseph   80 2 2      
Mitchell, Thomas              
More, John     1 1      
Morgan, John     1 1      
Murfits, Henry     1 1      
Murray, John           single  
Nesmith, John   60 2 2 grist and saw-mill    
Nevil, George       1      
Nixon, Thomas           single  
Patrick, George           single  
Patterson, William              
Pennington, Thomas   130 4 7      
Perry, David   36 2 2     1
Perry, Esther   60 1 2   widow  
Perry, Thomas           single  
Peterson, Ernst           single  
Purdy, William              
Ragen, Daniel   47 2 2 grist-mill    
Ramsey, John   40 2 1      
Randal, Comly       1      
Randal, Nicholas     5 5      
Rhode, John     2 3   1 servant,  
Richardson, Jonathan     1 1      
Riderpoke,   15 3 4   1 servant  

Roberts, Isaac

  30 2 2      
Roberts, Timothy     3 3     1
Roberts, William   200 1 1      
Roberts, William, Jr.   11 2 1     1
Robertson, Rachel   70 1 2      
Rush, Jacob ,   25 2 3      
Rust, Paul     2 2      
Sands, Nathaniel     3 3      
Scout, William   9 1 2   infirm  
Sentman, Lawrence   100 4 5   1 servant  
Shillets, George              
Ships, Anthony              
Shoemaker, Peter           single  
Shoemaker, Samuel mason 100 4 4      
Shoemaker, Samuel tanner 75 4 2 tan-yard    
Shoemaker, William   119 3 3      
Sommers, John   98 3 5   2 servants  
Souerman, Peter           Saurman, m. Margery Yerkes  
Spencer, Jacob   147 3 4      
Spencer, Jarret   70 1 2      
Stickler, Peter   52       in Lower Dublin  
Stoltz, Isaac mason     1      
Stoneback, George           single  
Street, Daniel       1      
Street, James           single  
Swift, John   205 1 7   1 servant 1
Swift, Samuel doctor 150 4 7     2
Swift, Samuel, Jr.   100 2 2      
Taylor, Casper              
Thomas, Daniel   73 2 2     1
Thomas, Elisha              
Thomas, Mordecai smith 90 3 3      
Tillyer, William   200 5 5     1
Timbrel, Jacob     1 1      
Tomlinson, Benjamin       1      
Tompkins, John innkeeper   1 2      
Tompkins, Jacob shopkeeper 56 2 3      
Trunk, George     1 2      
Van Buskirk, Andrew   140 2 4     1
Van Buskirk, Garret   186 4 5      
Van Buskirk, John           single  
Van Buskirk, Yost           single  
Vancourt, Daniel              
Vancourt, Moses inn-keeper 120 4 5      
Vanhorn, John       1      
Vanhorn, Peter     1 1      
Vansant, Hezekieh     2 1      
Vansant, James   21 2 2      
Walton, Abel   33 1 2      
Walton, Albertson   70 4 4      
Walton, Henry   67 2 1      
Walton, Jeremiah   48 2 2      
Walton, Jeremiah   180 3 4      
Walton, Nathaniel   30 2 1      
Walton, Thomas   220 3 5      
Walton, Thomas   100 2 3   old and decrepid  
Walton, William     5 3      
Warner, Isaac   19 2 2 grist and saw-mill    
Warner, Michael              
Watkins, James              
Whitton, Richard   163 3 2      
Willard, James   4 1 1      
William Walton              
Williamson, William              
Wood, John   90 1 2      
Wood, Thomas   100 2 3   married Rebecca Yerkes  
Wynkoop, Garret   340 4 5     1
Wynkoop, John   212 5 5     1
Yerkes , Harman           single  
Yerkes, Josiah   6 2 2      
Yerkes, Anthony   230 3 7   son a cripple  
Yerkes, Anthony, Jr.     2 2      
Yerkes, Elias   150 4 7      
Yerkes, Elias     1 2      
Yerkes, Jacob     1 1      
Yerkes, Silas   100 3 5 grist-mill 9 children and 1 idiot  
Yerkes, Stephen   150 4 4      

 


Cattle were vital to a household and an important legacy.
Unweaned cattle are calves.
Female cattle are heifers and cows (had a calf).
Male cattle are steers (castrated) and bulls.
Oxen
are trained draft animals and are often castrated adult male cattle.

A tanner treats animal skins to produce leather. After the tanning process, the currier dresses, finishes and colors the tanned hide.

tanner

A cooper makes wooden barrels and casks.

.cooper

An early American tavern (or ordinary) was an important meeting place and they were strictly supervised. Innkeepers were respectable members of the community. Taverns offered food and drink. An inn also offered accommodation.
 

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