Newark, DE - 1866 Internal Revenue Assessment

In 1862 a tax was enacted through an Executive Order on Aug 11, 1862 in order "to provide Internal Revenue to support the Government and to pay interest on the Public Debt". Individuals with an income of over $600 were liable to be taxed. In addition, stamp taxes were assessed for various types of business licenses. Finally, there were taxes assessed on various enumerated items. The following list shows this data, for the residents of Newark in 1865.

 

Case
Name
License Type
Amt Income >$600
Enumerated Articles
1
Armstrong, James
manufacturer
$193
4 carriages
2
Armstrong, James H
retail dealer/liquor
$470
 
3
Atkinson, John
livery stable keeper
 
 
4
Baker, Aaron
 
$102
carriage
5
Bank, National
bankers
 
 
6
Barlow, James
retail dealer
 
 
7
Bayne, Nathaniel
manufacturer
 
 
8
Bentley, William
 
$65
 
9
Blandy, C.W.
 
$470
carriage, gold watch
10
Blandy, C.W. & Bro.
foundry manufacturer
 
 
11
Blandy, H.P.R.
 
$388
carriage, gold watch
12
Blandy, Thomas R
physician
 
gold watch, carriage
13
Butterworth, Edmund
 
$185
 
14
Carlisle, Samuel
retail liquor/hotel
   
15
Casho, Jacob
 
$747
 
16
Casho, Reynolds & Co
manufacturers
 
 
17
Caulk, Benjamin
retail liquor
$173
gold watch
18
Chamberlain, P., Dr
 
 
pianoforte
19
Choate, David S.
retail dealer
$453
 
20
Choate, John N.
hotel keeper/retail liquor(2)
$80
carriage
21
Choate, Stephen R.
retail dealer
$175 gold watch
22
Crawford, Alexander B.
 
$975
carriage/gold watch
23
Crawford, Rebecca
 
$40
 
24
Crawford, Rebecca
 
$24
 
25
Curtis, F.A.
 
$1,103
2 gold watches, pianoforte
26
Curtis, S.M.
 
$1,103
2 gold watches, pianoforte
27
Dean, Joseph & Son
manufacturers
 
 
28
Dean, William
 
$1,316
carriage, 2 gold watches, pianoforte
29
Donnell, Anderson
 
$2,756
2 carriages, gold watch, pianoforte
30
Donnell, James
 
 
carriage
31
Drake, Uriah jr
   
carriage, gold watch
32
Drake, Uriah sr
 
$175
carriage
33
Drake, William
   
carriage
34
Eastburn, Oliver
retail dealer
 
carriage
35
Elliott, John L.
 
$92
carriage, gold watch
36
Evans, George G
retail dealer
$1,400
gold watch
37
Evans, John W
retail dealer
$1,256
130 oz. silver plate, gold watch, pianoforte
38
Ferguson, Robert
 
$309
carriage
39
Haines, E.W.
dentist
$1,029
gold watch, pianoforte
40
Heisler, William E.
 
$191
2 carriages, 3 gold watches, pianoforte
41
Highfield, Joseph
retail dealer
 
 
42
Hill, John R
 
$320
 
43
Horning, John
photography
 
 
44
Hossinger, Joseph
 
$3,168
 
45
Kelly, John
 
$1,690
 
46
Kennedy, John
retail dealer
 
 
47
Kerr, Andrew
 
$571
carriage
48
Kerr, George G.
 
 
carriage, gold watch
49
Laws, Alexander A
   
2 carriages, gold watch, pianoforte
50
Lindsay, Samuel
 
 
stallion
51
Lowber, Alexander Dr
physician
 
 
52
Lowber, Alexander jr
apothecary
   
53
Mansley, John
retail dealer
 
 
54
McCauley, James
hotel keeper /retail liquor
 
 
55
McCullough, George
   
carriage
56
McLaughlin, Constantine
manufacturer
 
 
57
Miller, John
 
$715
carriage, gold watch, pianoforte
58
Miller, John & Son
retail dealers
   
59
Morrison, Thomas H
 
 
carriage
60
Mote, Eli
   
carriage
61
Muldoon, Patrick
peddler 3rd class
 
 
62
Murphy, David J.
 
$2216
3 carriages, gold watch
63
Musgrove, William & Son
retail dealers
   
64
Pemberton, John
butcher
 
 
65
Pennington, Edward
pedlar 2nd class
 
 
66
Pennington, William
pedlar 2nd class
 
 
67
Pilling, John
 
$2,671
3 carriages, gold watch
68
Pilling, Richard
 
$31
 
69
Platt, Franklin
 
$206
carriage
70
Porter, Edward D.
 
$749
carriage, gold watch, pianoforte
71
Rankin, Joseph C.
 
$210
 
72
Rankin, Joseph- estate
 
$112
carriage, gold watch
73
Rankin, Robert T.
 
$87
carriage, gold watch
74
Rankin, Sarah
 
 
2 carriages
75
Ray, James H
 
$1512
2 carriages, gold watch, pianoforte
76
Reynolds, William
 
$957
carriage, gold watch
77
Rickards, David T
 
 
carriage, 2 gold watches
78
Roberts, James
 
$245
 
79
Russell, Samuel
 
 
carriage
80
Ruth, Levi
horse dealer
   
81
Sawden, Francis T
butcher
 
 
82
Shaw, Alexander Dr
physician
 
carriage
83
Sheppard, Casper W.
 
 
gold watch
84
Shield, Rev. John
 
$264
gold watch
85
Singles, William T
manufacturer
 
 
86
Steel, Hudson
 
$759
carriage
87
Steel, Thomas
 
$792
carriage
88
Stewart, James
peddler 3rd class
 
 
89
Todd, John H
manufacturer
 
 
90
Tweed, John
cattle broker
 
 
91
Vallandigham, James
 
$359
 
92
Vandegrift, Enoch
 
$149
 
93
Vandegrift, Leonard C
peddler 2nd class
   
94
Waller, H.B.
 
$647
2 carriages, gold watch
95
Warren, Harry
 
$863
carriage, gold watch
96
Wattson, Joseph
peddler 3rd class
 
 
97
Whiteley, Arthur
 
 
gold watch
98
Widdows, Byard
hotel keeper/retail liquor
$491
2 carriages
99
Widdows, John
 
 
carriage
100
Willey, Eliza
hotel keeper/2 retail liquor
 
 
101
Willey, Robert H.
 
 
stallion
102
Williams, George W
 
$528
carriage, gold watch
103
Williamson, J.F. & Co
retail dealer
   
104
Williamson, John F
manufacturer
$1346
2 carriages, 2 gold watches, pianoforte
105
Wilson, Edward R
manufacturer/retail dealer
 
3 carriages, old watch, 44oz silver plate
106
Wilson, Rathmill
 
$31,285 (total taxable)
243 oz silver plate, 3 carriages, 2 gold watches, 2 pianofortes
107
Wilson, Samuel
produce broker
   
108
Wilson, William M.
retail dealer
 
 
109
Wright, Samuel B
manufacturer
 
carriage, 2 gold watches

Compiled and Edited: Richard E. Stevens, University of Delaware

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