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08 December 2013

Who Paid Taxes on the Same Day?

Some local real and personal property tax records may indicate the date the tax was paid and by whom. Look at those dates and the names of the person that paid the taxes. Do this for others in the same township or area. If your ancestor lived ten miles from the courthouse, are his nearby landowners paying their taxes the same day? 

It might indicate they may have had a closer relationship that simply neighbors. 

Or it could just mean it was the first "nice" day after all the field work was done and nothing more.

But you will never have those names and dates if you do not look.

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