Tax-book of Pitt Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames of America.
0.25 linear feet (1 oversize box)
This bound volume is a copy of tax records from Pitt Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, from 1795 to 1798. It includes the names of tax payers, the property they owned, and the payment of taxes. The names are arranged alphabetically and chronologically, as well as geographically by location within the township of Pitt Township. Digital reproductions of the content of the volume are available online.
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Finding aid prepared by Shaun Hayes.
Contents scanned and mounted online.
Pitt Township, established in 1788, was one of the first townships in Allegheny County. It contained a large amount of territory, including what is now Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and extended to areas to the northwest.
Collection Scope and Content Notes
This volume consists of copies of tax records from Pitt Township, Pennsylvania, spanning from 1795 to 1798. It includes the names of tax payers, the value of property they owned, and taxes they paid. The names are arranged alphabetically and chronologically as well as geographically within Pitt Township. Several of the years are listed twice. The copies were created by the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames of America in 1941. The earliest tax records of Allegheny County were destroyed in a fire in the Allegheny County Courthouse in 1882.
- Tax collection -- Pennsylvania -- Pitt (Allegheny County : Township)
- Taxation -- Pennsylvania -- Pitt (Allegheny County : Township)
- Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames of America.
- Allegheny County (Pa.)
- Pitt (Allegheny County, Pa. : Township)
Access and Use
Gift to the Darlington Memorial Library in 1941.
Digital reproductions of the bound volume are available electronically via the finding aid.
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.
Tax-book of Pitt Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1795-1798, DAR.1941.01, Darlington Collection, Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh
This collection was processed by Shaun Hayes in June 2008.
No copyright restrictions.
- Harriss, Helen L.
An Index to the 1798 Direct Tax for Pennsylvania: Allegheny County. (Pittsburgh, PA.: H.L. Harriss, 1986.)
- Wall, Elizabeth J.
A General List of the Taxables in Allegheny County Pennsylvania September 22, 1794. Pittsburgh, Pa. (310 Scotia St., Pittsburgh 15205: E.J. Wall, 1987.)