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Boone County African Americans in Tax Lists

Compiled for the African Americans in Boone County Project sponsored by Preservation Kentucky.

The data below gives an idea of not only how many slaves were in the county, but how many each household owned. Also it presents data on how many people owned land in the area.

1799

Boone County Commissioner's Tax List - Slaveholders

NameAcresWater SourceBlacks over 16Total Blacks
Thomas Allen150Woolper12
Bailis Ashby360Woolper12
Archibald Alloway500Fowler & Anth- Creeks59
John Boswell100Ohio13
John Brown650Ohio (& Green River)11
William Batse145Jane Lick23
John Bush234Ohio (more Green River)23
James Barthet500Ohio56
Arthur Conley1300Mud Lick11
Thos. Carneal 1122
Jane Cloud467Garrison12
James Cloud 11
William Cave, Sr.200Garrison317
William Cave115Garrison12
Geo. Christly 13
Benjamin Craig300Stony Creek25
John Craig5000Ohio25
Benjamin Fennel366Mud Lick13
Absolom Gaines255Garrison 2
Geo. Gaines306Garrison 1
John Graves350Garrison621
Edmund Garnet300Garrison34
Archibald Hread300Mud Luck12
Elzipham Hume 1
Elijah Hazard 2
—– Howlet 26
John Hall100Sand Run22
John Hcraig500Woodford Cty 1
Robert Johnson 1
John Jones120Sand Run510
Cave Johnson2000+Sand Run & Ohio715
Jeremiah K-400Taylor Creek611
John L-ther 1
—–500Mud Lick11
Daniel Mosby205 33
Chice— Matthew50Mud Lick11
Benjamin Michael50Sand Run 1
Johnathan Markland70 23
Richard Markland100 1
Richard Parker150Ohio26
Jacob Piatt510Ohio & Second Creek24
John Rahona 13
John Ryle 23
James Ryle 14
Widow Rowan 11
William Shackleford 12
Robert Stewart 44
William Sebree149Garrison12
John Tindle 713
William Veden 1
Jacob Walker200Ohio36
John Watts600Ohio-Mason Cty24
Joshua Whittentor 11
Christopher Wilson 1
William Worrel 15
Totals 126269

White Tithables - 260

1810

Statistics for 1810 Tax AssessmentSlaveholding Demographics How Slaves Lived
Total households 459 Slaveholding households with 1-5 slaves 103Slaves in households with 1-5 slaves 242
Total slaves 623 Slaveholding households with 6-10 slaves 25Slaves in households with 6-10 slaves180
Households with slaves 142 Slaveholding households with 11-20 slaves 15Slaves in households with 11-20 slaves201
Households with no land/slaves 202 Slaveholding households with 21+ slaves 0Slaves in households with 21+ slaves 0
Households with land but no slaves 115
% Households with Slaves 31%
% Households with no Land/Slaves 44%

93% of first-rate land held by slaveholders

72% of second-rate land held by slaveholders

30% of third-rate land held by slaveholders

Citation: Commissioner’s Book: Boone County, Kentucky. 1810. Microfilm. Kenton County Library. Covington, KY.

1810 Boone County Tax List

1831

Statistics for 1831 Tax Assessment: (no 1830 tax assessment left)

Statistics for 1831 Tax AssessmentSlaveholding Demographics How Slaves Lived
Total adults 1381 Slaveholding households with 1-5 slaves 336Slaves in households with 1-5 slaves 794
Total slaves 1918 Slaveholding households with 6-10 slaves 72Slaves in households with 6-10 slaves564
total adults with slaves 445 Slaveholding households with 11-20 slaves 32Slaves in households with 11-20 slaves438
Total adults with no land/slaves 629 Slaveholding households with 21+ slaves 5Slaves in households with 21+ slaves 122
% Households with Slaves 32%
% Households with no Land/Slaves 46%

Citation: Commissioner’s Book: Boone County, Kentucky. 1831. Microfilm. Kenton County Library. Covington, KY.

1850

Statistics for 1850 Tax AssessmentSlaveholding Demographics How Slaves Lived
Total adult males and households 2253 Slaveholding households with 1-5 slaves 346Slaves in households with 1-5 slaves 773
Total slaves1991 Slaveholding households with 6-10 slaves 112Slaves in households with 6-10 slaves 873
total adults with slaves482 Slaveholding households with 11-20 slaves 23Slaves in households with 11-20 slaves327
Total adults with no land/slaves 1165 Slaveholding households with 21+ slaves 1Slaves in households with 21+ slaves 24
% Adults with Slaves 21
% Adults with no Land/Slaves 52

Citation: Commissioner’s Book: Boone County, Kentucky. 1850. Microfilm. Kenton County Library. Covington, KY.

1852

1866-1890

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