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WILKES COUNTY GEORGIA TAX RECORDS {Thanks to T. Lamar MooreTLMO@mindspring.comof Alexandria, Virginia, 6 Oct 2000.} copied from: WILKES COUNTY GEORGIA TAX RECORDS, 1785-1805, Vol 1&2, by Frank Parker Hudson, 1996, Vol 1:1785-1796, Vol 2:1797-1805, Index in Vol 2, p1293. Missing Years:1788,1789 & 1803. General Notes from Book: There was no requirement for a male departing his district to notify his captain. Most defaulters can be proven to have been underage for the Poll Tax, or had moved from the district. A defaulter was not one who failed to pay a tax, but one who failed to make a return, and many of those recorded as defaulters owed no taxes. Except for the year 1795, land was returned in the county and district in which the owner resided, not in the county where the land was situated, until the mid 1830s. Quakers, subject to 25% added tax for exemption from military duty. See Marbury and Crawford, Digest of the Laws of Georgia, page …

Jetty Wingfield My Spring Ancestry Geneaology Challenge

My anxiety about the project comes from many places. No one living ever met Jetty (Jet) Wingfield, he died before 1905.  (By the way If there are people who have met him and are still living, I am most likely a bit scared of you and hope you are being well looked after by loved ones.)

What I know

I think he died before 1905 because he is not in any of the "really close" tax areas in 1905 or 1906. I have also looked in 1908 and 1909.

His children the (6) that I am aware of were either living on their own or with the relatives of his wife by 1910.

His children the (6) that I am aware of were living with only their mother in 1900.

My great aunt Nan who is as sweet as she is fluid, states that her mother Jet's daughter (Mary) said both her parents died when she was really young. Since Mary's eldest child was conceived (by a sexual assault by a caretaker, a man Jett knew) in 1905, it is hopefully likely that he was deceased.

               She began living with this per…