Summary Information
Title: Bedford County Township Tax Receipts
Collection Number: DAR.1937.40
Creator: Bedford County (Pa.).

Collection Dates: 1763-1838
Extent: 0.42 linear feet (1 box)

Language: English

This collection contains tax receipts from various townships in Bedford County, Pennsylvania from 1763 to 1838. Most of the records are from 1773 and each tax receipt includes a list of names of taxpayers along with the amount paid to the township. Digital reproductions of this collection are available online.

ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
Date Published:

June 2008

Finding aid prepared by Nicole Mader.
Collection Scope and Content Notes

This collection contains tax receipts from thirteen townships in Bedford County, Pennsylvania dating between 1763 and 1838. The majority of the records are from 1773. Each tax receipt lists tax payers, along with the amount paid to the township. There are authorization papers stating that tax collectors had been appointed and were entitled to collect taxes from citizens. Many of the receipts still bear some of the original wax seal left on them. The writing on most is illegible but the names of the township are written clearly and prominently on the front cover. Also included in the collection are various receipts and land surveys from Bedford County. The following appear as tax collectors: Benjamine Sanders, John Fraser, Garret Fiscus, Allison Williams, Mores Stuart, James Graham, Edward McDowell, John Burd, William Elliot, David McKee, John Markley, and Jonathan Bishop.

Subject Terms

  • Tax collection -- Pennsylvania -- Bedford County
  • Taxation -- Pennsylvania -- Bedford County

Personal Names
  • Bishop, Jonathan
  • Burd, John
  • Elliott, William
  • Fiscus, Garret
  • Fraser, John
  • Graham, James
  • Markley, John
  • McDowell, Edward
  • McKee, David
  • Sanders, Benjamine
  • Stuart, Mores
  • Williams, Allison

  • Air (Bedford County, Pa. : Township)
  • Armstrong (Bedford County, Pa. : Township)
  • Baree (Bedford County, Pa. : Township)
  • Bedford County (Pa.)
  • Brothers Valley (Bedford County, Pa. : Township)
  • Colraine (Bedford County, Pa. : Township)
  • Cumberland (Bedford County, Pa. : Township)
  • Dublin (Bedford County, Pa. : Township)
  • Fairfield (Bedford County, Pa. : Township)
  • Hempfield (Bedford County, Pa. : Township)
  • Mount Pleasant (Bedford County, Pa. : Township)
  • Pitt (Bedford County, Pa. : Township)
  • Rossstraver (Bedford County, Pa. : Township)
  • Springhill (Bedford County, Pa. : Township)

  • Tax collectors

  • Land surveys
  • Ledgers (Account books)
  • Receipts (Financial records)

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

Gift to the Darlington Memorial Library in 1937.

Alternate Format:

Digital reproductions of this collection are available online.

Custodial History:

This collection was located in the Darlington Memorial Library in the University’s Cathedral of Learning until 2007 when it was moved to the ULS Archives Service Center for processing, storage, preservation and service. However, it remains in the custodianship of the ULS Special Collections Department.

Preferred Citation:

Bedford County Township Tax Receipts, 1763-1838, DAR.1937.41, Darlington Collection, Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Nicole Mader in May 2008.


No copyright restrictions.

Collection Inventory

Box 1
Folder 1 Air Township, Pennsylvania, undated
Folder 2 Armstrong Township, Pennsylvania, 1773
Folder 3 Baree Township, Pennsylvania, undated
Folder 4 Brothers Valley Township, Pennsylvania, undated
Folder 5 Colraine Township, Pennsylvania, undated
Folder 6 Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, undated
Folder 7 Dublin Township, Pennsylvania, 1772
Folder 8 Fairfield Township, Pennsylvania, 1773
Folder 9 Hempfield Township, Pennsylvania, 1773
Folder 10 Mount Pleasant Township, Pennsylvania, 1773
Folder 11 Pitt Township, Pennsylvania, 1773
Folder 12 Rosstraver Township, Pennsylvania, undated
Folder 13 Springhill Township, Pennsylvania, 1773
Folder 14 Bedford County, Pennsylvania, 1838
Folder 15 Land Surveys and Receipts, 1763-1793