Tax Digests for Cobb County, Georgia (1873-1877)

This data set can be found at ancestry.com. It is indexed; however, searching for a name does not return the year the  name appeared on the digest. All you see is “1873-1877” when viewing the indexed name. It appears no attempt was made to determine and include the year of the digest for each indexed name. Because I use this data set frequently, I decided to go through it, image-by-image and determine the beginning point for each year and the content of each image. The table below summarizes my effort. I hope it will make the results of the data set more useful.

After you find the name of interest using the ancestry.com search feature, click on the “view original image” link.  At the bottom of the image you will see the number of the image. Then, determine the Tax Digest year by looking up the image number on the table. Note that the initial zero(es) of the image numbers do not appear on the ancestry.com images. I added them for a more consistent appearance in the image number column. Therefore, “0001” = image number 1.

This table is my original creation and, therefore, is copyrighted. Please contact me through the comment section below, if you wish to reproduce it anywhere;  have questions; or, find errors.

Year Image # District of County Content of image
1873 0001  blank page 1873-1877 written across top
0002-0057 Marietta list of taxpayers & property
0058-0085 Powder Springs list of taxpayers & property
0086-0109 20th (GMD 851) list of taxpayers & property
0110-0125 Oregon list of taxpayers & property
0126-0147 Coxes list of taxpayers & property
0148-0167 Lemons list of taxpayers & property
0168-0185 Merritts list of taxpayers & property
0186-0193 Roswell list of taxpayers & property
0194-0213 Gritter list of taxpayers & property
0214-0229 Big Shanty/Noonday list of taxpayers & property
0230-0231 All synopsis of district data
0232-0235 Marietta names of employers & freedmen
0236-0237 Powder Springs list of taxpayers & property
0238-0239 20th (GMD 851) list of taxpayers & property
0240 Oregon list of taxpayers & property
0241 Coxes list of taxpayers & property
0242 Lemons list of taxpayers & property
0243 Merritts list of taxpayers & property
0244 Roswell list of taxpayers & property
0245 Gritter list of taxpayers & property
0246-0247 Big Shanty/Noonday list of taxpayers & property
0248 All synopsis of freedmen property
0249 Marietta names of white defaulters
0250 Powder Springs names of white defaulters
0251 20th (GMD 851) names of white defaulters
0252 Oregon names of white defaulters
0253 Coxes names of white defaulters
0254 Merritts names of white defaulters
0255 Roswell names of white defaulters
0256 Gritter names of white defaulters
0257 Big Shanty/Noonday names of white defaulters
0258 All synopsis of white defaulters
0259 All Guano [fertilizer] returns
0260-0261 All synopsis of colored defaulters
0262-0263 All synopsis of freedmen
1874 0264-0320 Marietta list of taxpayers & property
0321-0346 Powder Springs list of taxpayers & property
0347-0369 Acworth list of taxpayers & property
0370 Gritter list of taxpayers & property
0371-0372 Big Shanty/Noonday names of employers & freedmen
0373-0374 All synopsis of freedmen
0375-0390 Oregon list of taxpayers & property
0391-0410 Coxes list of taxpayers & property
0411-0430 Lemons list of taxpayers & property
0431-0446 Merritts list of taxpayers & property
0447-0456 Roswell list of taxpayers & property
0457-0476 Gritter list of taxpayers & property
0477-0490 Big Shanty/Noonday list of taxpayers & property
0491-0492 All synopsis of district data
0493-0494 Roswell names of white defaulters
0495-0496 Merritts names of white defaulters
1874 0497-0498 Powder Springs names of white defaulters
0499-0500 Oregon (817 GMD) names of white defaulters
0501-0502 Big Shanty/Noonday names of white defaulters & synopsis of all districts
0503-0508 Marietta names of freedmen
0509-0510 Powder Springs names of freedmen
0511-0512 Acworth names of freedmen
0513-0514 Oregon names of freedmen
0515 Lemons names of freedmen
0516 Coxes names of freedmen
0517 Merritts names of freedmen
0518 Roswell names of freedmen
0519 Gritter names of freedmen
0520-0521 Big Shanty/Noonday names of freedmen
0522 All synopsis of freedmen
0523 All names of freedmen defaulters
0524 Coxes names of freedmen defaulters & synopsis of districts
0525 Lemons & Marietta promiscuous returns
1875 0526-0571 Marietta list of taxpayers & property
0572-0597 Powder Springs list of taxpayers & property
0598-0617 Acworth list of taxpayers & property
0618-0633 Oregon list of taxpayers & property
0634-0655 Coxes list of taxpayers & property
0656-0677 Lemons list of taxpayers & property
0678-0697 Merritts list of taxpayers & property
0698-0707 Roswell list of taxpayers & property
0708-0727 Gritter list of taxpayers & property
0728-0741 Big Shanty/Noonday list of taxpayers & property
0742-0745 All synopsis of district data
0746-0747 district not specified promiscuous returns
0748-0749 district not specified names of defaulters
0750-0753 Marietta names of employers & freedmen
0754-0755 Powder Springs names of employers & freedmen
0756-0757 Acworth names of employers & freedmen
0758-0759 Oregon names of employers & freedmen
0760 Lemons names of employers & freedmen
0761 Coxes names of employers & freedmen
0762 Lemons names of employers & freedmen
0763 Merritts names of employers & freedmen
0764 Roswell names of employers & freedmen
0765 Gritter names of employers & freedmen
0766-0767 Big Shanty/Noonday names of employers & freedmen
0768-0769 All synopsis of freedmen
1876 0770-0828 Marietta list of taxpayers & property
0829-0858 Powder Springs list of taxpayers & property
0859-0884 Acworth list of taxpayers & property
0885-0902 Oregon list of taxpayers & property
0903-0926 Coxes list of taxpayers & property
0927-0948 Lemons list of taxpayers & property
0949-0968 Merritts list of taxpayers & property
0969-0980 Roswell list of taxpayers & property
0981-1002 Gritter list of taxpayers & property
1003-1020 Big Shanty/Noonday list of taxpayers & property
1021-1022 All synopsis of district data
1876 1023-1024 All names of defaulters
1025-1029 Marietta names of employers & freedmen
1030-1032 Powder Springs names of employers & freedmen
1033-1035 Acworth names of employers & freedmen
1036 Oregon names of employers & freedmen
1037 Coxes names of employers & freedmen
1038 Gritter names of employers & freedmen
1039 Lemons names of employers & freedmen
1040 Roswell names of employers & freedmen
1041 Gritter names of employers & freedmen
1042-1044 Big Shanty/Noonday names of employers & freedmen
1045 district not specified social & death statistics, no names
1877 1046-1102 Marietta list of taxpayers & property
1103-1134 Powder Springs list of taxpayers & property
1135-1160 Acworth list of taxpayers & property
1161-1178 Oregon list of taxpayers & property
1179-1204 Coxes list of taxpayers & property
1205-1230 Lemons list of taxpayers & property
1231-1252 Merritts list of taxpayers & property
1253-1264 Roswell list of taxpayers & property
1265-1290 Gritter list of taxpayers & property
1291-1308 Big Shanty/Noonday list of taxpayers & property
1309-1310 All synopsis of district data
1311-1312 All names of defaulters
1313-1317 Marietta names of employers & freedmen
1318-1321 Powder Springs names of employers & freedmen
1322-1324 Acworth names of employers & freedmen
1325-1326 Oregon names of employers & freedmen
1327-1328 Coxes names of employers & freedmen
1329 Lemons names of employers & freedmen
1330 Merritts names of employers & freedmen
1331 Roswell names of employers & freedmen

 

O. C. Powell, Affidavit of 1863, Jackson County, Georgia

Affidavits of O. C. Powell and

N. H. Stephens, widow of A. N. Stephens

Jackson County, Georgia

29 August 1863

 

[These affidavits were found in the file of A. N. Stephens at Fold3.com: Civil War/Civil War Service Records/Confederate Records/Georgia/24th Infantry/S/Stephens, A N. They were made in support of the affidavit of N. H. Stephens, widow of A. N. Stephens, for her claim to any monies due to A. N. Stephens at the time of his death. Her affidavit is presented first.]

Affidavit of N. H. Stephens

Georgia, Jackson County} on this 29th August 1863 personally appeared before me the subscriber James Lindsey one of the Justices of the Inferior court in and for the County aforesaid N. H. Stephens who after being sworn according to law deposes and says that she is the widow of A. N. Stephens, deceased who was a private of Captain E. Winn Company F 24 Regiment of Georgia Volunteers commanded by Colonel Robert McMillian in the service of the Confederate States in the present war with the United States that the said A. N. Stephens entered the service at Lawrenceville Gwinnett County and state aforesaid on or about 15th March 1862 and he was killed at Crapton [Crampton] Gap in the state of Maryland on or about 17th September 1862 while in the line of his duty leaving N. H. Stephens widow only heir and that she makes this deposition for the purpose of obtaining from the Government of the Confederate States whatever my have been due the said A. N. Stephens at the time of his death for pay bounty or other allowances for  his service.

Sworn [&] subscribed before me.

[sig] James Lindsey J.I.C.   [sig] N. H. Stephens

Stephens, NH-affidavit

 Affidavit of O. C. Powell

And on the same day and year aforesaid also appeared before me a justice of the Inferior County aforesaid O. C. Powell who is well known to me and whom I hereby certify to be a person of veracity & credibility who having been by me duly sworn on oath saith that he is well acquainted with N. H. Stephens the claimant and also well knew for years A. N. Stephens the deceased soldier herein mentioned and that the statement made under oath by said N. H. Stephens the claimant as to the relationship to the said deceased soldier is true and correct in every particular to the best of my knowledge and belief & that the said O. C. Powell is wholly disinterested.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29th August 1863.

[sig] James Lindsey J.I.C.               [sig] O. C. Powell

 Powell, OC-affidavit

This affidavit of O. C. Powell is important because it not only has his signature, but shows he was alive as of 29 August 1863. No service record has been found for him and the only other evidence that he served in the War is the listing of his wife’s name on the 1863 Bartow County, Georgia, Salt List where she is shown as “Mrs. O. C. Powell, widow of deceased soldier.” If you know of connections between the Powell and Stephens families of Bartow, Elbert, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Jackson, Madison or Union Counties in Georgia, please contact me using the comment section below. I am happy to exchange information.