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Loudoun County (VA) Tax Records - 1851 - Union (Unison)

Tithes and taxes have been collected from the settlers and landowners of the American colonies from the moment the first British citizens set foot on American soil. When Loudoun County was formed in 1757, the new county government's first priority was to establish the court in Leesburg. The second prior was to establish the Tax Assessors! Early taxation took the form of tithes - a head tax paid to the Church of England. These tithes lists are still extent in the Loudoun County Archives.

After the Independence War the tithes were abandoned, and government looked to taxing of personal property and lands to meet government revenue needs. Loudoun County retains its Tax books date back to 1851 - the prior years having been sent to the Virginia State Archives many years ago. The tax records of Loudoun County give a welcome page-turning view of each resident as well as the "neighborhoods".

Below are some tax record transcriptions of the Unison (Union) village inhabitants and landowners in or near near the village (within 1 mile).

1824 Tax Records Loudoun County, VA Lots in the Town of Union

Lot Owner # Lots Owned
M. Bowies (Winchester) 1
Wlm. F. Dossey 2 (1 unimproved)
Henry Evans 2 (1 unimproved)
Eli Gallahan 1
Thomas Gallahan 1
Nancy Graves 1
Bernard Gilssis 2
William Gellahan 1
Lewis Hunt 1
Joseph Lovett 1
George Lloyd 1
Alvin Lloyd 1
Edmund Lovett 1
Seth Smith 1
Joseph Torrison 1
Willis Triplett 1
Cravin Walker 2 (1 unimproved)
Richard Weadow 3 (1 unimproved)


1851 Tax Records Loudoun County, VA Union (town list) & local

Last Name First Name Land & Buildings Value Description
Brown James $100 - $100 Union (residence Pr. William County)
Carter Priesley (heirs) $600 - $650 Union
Cummins William E. $350 - $400 $100 - $125 0 - $15 Union
Evans Henry 0 - $50 Union
Gallher Thomas $200 - $300 Union (residence Pr. William County)
Gallher David $517 - $100 Union
Garrett Israel 0 - $50 Union
Humphrey Thomas L. & Abner G. $700 - $750 0 - $50 0 - $50 Union
Leith 0 - $50 Union
Littleton ______ $375 - $400 Union
Machlin Mary (her children/heirs) $350 - $400 Union
Milholland Patrick $350 - $400 Union
Plaster Michael $100 - $125 Union
Plaster (Jr.) Henry $125 - $150 $450 - $300 0 - $50 Union
Plaster (Sr.) Henry $100 - $150 $125 - $175 $100 - $150 Union
Roby Andrew $100 - $150 Union
Smith Seth $850 - $900 0 - $100 Union
Weadon Noah & ______ (heirs) $450 - $500 Union
Weadon John $100 - $105 Union

1851 Tax Records Loudoun County, VA landowners in and near Union

Last Name First Name Acres Description
Whitacre John 157 near Union
Thomas Mary L. Willima P. 101
Smith Seth 3
Seaton William 125
Readon William A. 64 & 47 South Union
Readon (Reador) Gourley 140 & 72 ($2,000) South Union
Richard Samuel (estate) 100 near Union
Plasters George (estate) 130
Perry ? 24
Piggott Isaac 202, 89 , 4, 24, 101, 5, 13 , 1, 105
Plaster Michael 117, 24, 4, 57, 23, 84, 5, 55 , 110
Plaster Henry Sr. 63 , 9 , 37
Plaster Henry Jr. 34, 105, 7 , 18, 24, 6
Nickins Richard 1
Leith Thomas 10, 69 , 62 Union
Keen John 103 South Union
Keen George 909 (11 plats of land) (323, 262, 48, 90, 1 , 96 130,43, 73, , 160 , 3) near Union
Gibson Soloman
Furr Fulton 148
Fred Thomas 198 , 30
Gibson Alice (L. Carter, Trustee) 7, 1
Chamblis William 122, 3, 55 , 98 ` South Union
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