Casefile Clues

24 July 2014

Arrington Gibson's Delinquent Taxes and Stow Residence A Dozen Years Later

A recent search on GenealogyBank located several references for the Arrington Gibson referenced in the 1804 fence agreement in Fitchburg, Mass. The published list of delinquent taxes from 1816 (shown below) confirmed his residence in Stow and property ownership in Fitchburg.


digital image made from image at GenealogyBank
Of course, looking at the actual tax lists is preferable to this published record. IT may be that the original lists are no longer extant and this reference is all that is available. It does confirm Arrington's residence a dozen years after the fence agreement and that he was alive in 1815. He was not the only property owner listed who lived elsewhere.