Bullitt County History

1866 Federal Taxes

During the Civil War a federal excise tax was imposed on a long list of commodities including carriages, pianos, and many other items. In addition, an income tax was imposed of certain kinds of income, and a fee was imposed on most professions including physicians, lawyers, etc. Along with those was a fee for retail businesses including stores and hotels.

Below is a list of the people in Bullitt County who were assessed one or more of these fees and taxes in the year 1866 immediately following the war. You will note that the tax assessor located 13 pianos, 20 gold watches, and 31 carriages in the county that year. There were also 12 retail liquor dealers and 2 distillers. In addition, there were 9 hotels: 4 in Shepherdsville, 3 in Mt. Washington, 1 in Bardstown Junction, and 1 in Lebanon Junction.

ALPHABETICAL LIST of Persons in Division No. 7, of Collection District No. 4, of the State of Kentucky, liable to a tax under the Excise laws of the United States, and the amount thereof as assessed by I. D. Hudson, Assistant Assessor, and by W. M. Spencer, Assessor, returned to the Collector of said District for the month of May, 1866. Annual List.

Name Location Article or Occupation Count or
Rate of Tax Amount
of Tax
Atcher & MobleyLebanon Junctiondistillers $25.00$25.00$25.00
Bohannon, Wm. C.Mt Washingtonretail liquor dealer $25.00$25.00 
Bohannon, Wm. C.Mt Washingtonhotel $10.00$10.00 
Bohannon, Wm. C.Mt Washingtoncarriage1$1.00$1.00$36.00
Bryan, John D.Shepherdsvillelawyer $10.00$10.00 
Bryan, John D.Shepherdsvillegold watch1$1.00$1.00$11.00
Bromel, ThomasShepherdsvilleretail dealer $10.00$10.00$10.00
Bales, Jacob K.Bardstown Junctionretail liquor dealer $25.00$25.00 
Bales, Jacob K.Bardstown Junctionhotel $10.00$10.00 
Bales, Jacob K.Bardstown Junctionretail dealer $10.00$10.00$45.00
Birkhead, Joseph F.Shepherdsvillephysician $10.00$10.00$10.00
Brooks, Solomon N.Brooks Stationincome$1165%$5.80 
Brooks, Solomon N.Brooks Stationcarriage1$1.00$1.00 
Brooks, Solomon N.Brooks Stationcarriage1$2.00$2.00 
Brooks, Solomon N.Brooks Stationgold watch1$2.00$2.00$10.80
Blandford, JosephMt. Washingtonincome$1975%$9.85$9.85
Burdett, PeytonMt. Washingtonincome$5575%$27.85 
Burdett, PeytonMt. Washingtoncarriage1$1.00$1.00 
Burdett, PeytonMt. Washingtongold watch1$1.00$1.00$29.85
Carothers, SamuelMt. Washingtonincome$4665%$23.30 
Carothers, SamuelMt. Washingtoncarriage1$3.00$3.00 
Carothers, SamuelMt. Washingtongold watch1$1.00$1.00 
Carothers, SamuelMt. Washingtongold watch1$2.00$2.00$39.30
Carothers, L. & A. K.Mt. Washingtonretail dealers $10.00$10.00$10.00
Collings, Geo F.Mt. WashingtonJack $10.00$10.00 
Collings, Geo F.Mt. Washingtonstallion $10.00$10.00 
Collings, Geo F.Mt. Washingtoncattle broker $10.00$10.00$30.00
Carrico & KinnesonPitts Pointretail liquor dealers $25.00$25.00 
Carrico & KinnesonPitts Pointretail dealers $10.00$10.00$35.00
Carpenter, Wilhite & Co.Shepherdsvilleretail dealers $10.00$10.00$10.00
Combs, Lutes & Co.Shepherdsvilleretail dealers $10.00$10.00$10.00
Cook, John L.Shepherdsvillephysician $10.00$10.00$10.00
Crist, H. ClayShepherdsvillephysician $10.00$10.00 
Crist, H. ClayShepherdsvilleincome$10005%$50.00 
Crist, H. ClayShepherdsvillecarriage1$2.00$2.00 
Crist, H. ClayShepherdsvillepiano1$6.00$6.00$68.00
Crenshaw, Henry F.Shepherdsvillephysician $10.00$10.00$10.00
Colbin, Wm J.Shepherdsvillecarriage1$2.00$2.00 
Colbin, Wm J.Shepherdsvillegold watch1$1.00$1.00 
Colbin, Wm J.Shepherdsvillegold watch1$2.00$2.00$5.00
Crenshaw, J. V.Cane Springincome$8365%$41.80$41.80
Dale, Thomas R.Mt .Washingtonretail dealer $10.00$10.00$10.00
Deats, Richard W.Lebanon Junctionincome$575%$2.85$2.85
English, James B.Shepherdsvilleincome$11845%$59.20 
English, James B.Shepherdsvillecarriages2$1.00$2.00 
English, James B.Shepherdsvillegold watches2$1.00$2.00 
English, James B.Shepherdsvillepiano1$4.00$4.00 
English, James B.Shepherdsvilleretail dealer $10.00$10.00$77.20
English & KulpShepherdsvillemanufacturers $10.00$10.00$10.00
Floore, W. E.Shepherdsvilledentist $10.00$10.00$10.00
Farmer, NancyBrooks Stationretail liquor dealer $25.00$25.00$25.00
Field, Abram H.Shepherdsvillelawyer10$10.00$.00 
Field, Abram H.Shepherdsvilleincome$7405%$37.00 
Field, Abram H.Shepherdsvillecarriage1$3.00$3.00 
Field, Abram H.Shepherdsvillegold watch1$1.00$1.00 
Field, Abram H.Shepherdsvillepiano1$4.00$4.00 
Field, Abram H.Shepherdsvillegold watch1$2.00$2.00$57.00
Friddle, LoydShepherdsvilleretail liquor dealer $25.00$25.00 
Friddle, LoydShepherdsvillehotel $10.00$10.00$35.00
Glenn, John W.Pitts Pointincome$3955%$19.75$19.75
Hall, Wm W.Mt. Washingtonhotel $10.00$10.00 
Hall, Wm W.Mt. Washingtoncarriage1$1.00$1.00$11.00
Hough & McGeeMt. Washingtonmanufacturers $10.00$10.00$10.00
Hall, Dewitton P.Mt. Washingtonretail dealer $10.00$10.00$10.00
Hobbs, Smith M.Mt. Washingtonphysician $10.00$10.00 
Hobbs, Smith M.Mt. Washingtonincome$4505%$22.50 
Hobbs, Smith M.Mt. Washingtoncarriage1$1.00$1.00$33.50
Hobbs, Burr H.Mt. Washingtonphysician $10.00$10.00$10.00
Hall, GeorgePitts Pointphysician $10.00$10.00$10.00
Hoglan, LorenzoShepherdsvilleretail liquor dealer $25.00$25.00 
Hoglan, LorenzoShepherdsvillehotel $10.00$10.00$35.00
Heady, Marion P.Shepherdsvillestallion $10.00$10.00$10.00
Hargan, Thomas J.Lebanon Junctionphysician $10.00$10.00$10.00
Hays, William H.Bardstown Junctionincome$2005%$10.00 
Hays, William H.Bardstown Junctiongold watch1$2.00$2.00$12.00
Holsclaw, Wm H.Pitts Pointincome$6995%$34.95$34.95
Hall, Thomas J.Mt. Washingtonincome$2105%$10.50$10.50
Harris, JohnMt. Washingtonincome$3015%$15.05 
Harris, JohnMt. Washingtoncarriage1$1.00$1.00$16.05
Hagen, John W.Mt. Washingtonincome$3805%$19.00 
Hagen, John W.Mt. Washingtongold watches2$1.00$2.00 
Hagen, John W.Mt. Washingtonpianos2$4.00$8.00$29.00
Johnson, William P.Shepherdsvilleretail liquor dealer $25.00$25.00 
Johnson, William P.Shepherdsvilleretail dealer $10.00$10.00$35.00
Kulmer, GeorgeShepherdsvilleJack $10.00$10.00$10.00
King, JamesMt. Washingtoncarriage1$1.00$1.00$1.00
Landers, James H.Cane Springphysician $10.00$10.00$10.00
Leech, LewisShepherdsvilleretail liquor dealer $25.00$25.00 
Leech, LewisShepherdsvillehotel $10.00$10.00$35.00
Lee, CharlesShepherdsvilleincome$7685%$38.40 
Lee, CharlesShepherdsvillecarriage1$1.00$1.00 
Lee, CharlesShepherdsvillegold watch1$1.00$1.00 
Lee, CharlesShepherdsvillepiano1$4.00$4.00$44.40
Loyd, JosephMt. Washingtoncarriage1$1.00$1.00$1.00
Miller, John V.Shepherdsvillemanufacturer $10.00$10.00$10.00
McCormick, Edward H.Shepherdsvilleretail dealer $10.00$10.00 
McCormick, Edward H.Shepherdsvilleincome$4015%$20.05 
McCormick, Edward H.Shepherdsvillecarriage1$3.00$3.00$33.05
McKay, Samuel A.Shepherdsvillephysician $10.00$10.00 
McKay, Samuel A.Shepherdsvilleincome$2375%$11.85 
McKay, Samuel A.Shepherdsvillecarriage1$1.00$1.00 
McKay, Samuel A.Shepherdsvillegold watch $1.00$1.00 
McKay, Samuel A.Shepherdsvillepiano $2.00$2.00$25.85
Meyler, Romanzo J.Shepherdsvillelawyer $10.00$10.00$10.00
Meyler, Romanzo J.Shepherdsvilleclaim agent $10.00$10.00$20.00
Mozley, HiramShepherdsvillephotographer $10.00$10.00$10.00
Miller, PeterBitter Wattercarriages2$1.00$2.00$2.00
Moore, JamesShepherdsvillecarriages1$1.00$1.00 
Moore, JamesShepherdsvillegold watch $2.00$2.00$3.00
Nichols, John W.Pitts Pointretail dealer $10.00$10.00$10.00
O'Brian, John L.Shepherdsvilleretail dealer $10.00$10.00$10.00
Phelps, WestleyShepherdsvilleincome$4075%$20.35 
Phelps, WestleyShepherdsvillecarriage1$2.00$2.00 
Phelps, WestleyShepherdsvillegold watches2$1.00$2.00 
Pope, James Y.Shepherdsvilleincome$3665%$18.30 
Pope, James Y.Shepherdsvillecarriage1$2.00$2.00 
Pope, James Y.Shepherdsvillepiano1$4.00$4.00$24.30
Stansburg, ZacheusMt. Washingtonretail liquor dealer $25.00$25.00 
Stansburg, ZacheusMt. Washingtonhotel $10.00$10.00 
Stansburg, ZacheusMt. Washingtonjack $10.00$10.00$45.00
Stallings, James W.Mt. Washingtondistiller $25.00$25.00 
Stallings, James W.Mt. Washingtongold watch1$2.00$2.00$27.00
Settle & HallMt. Washingtonretail liquor dealers $25.00$25.00$25.00
Schildknecht, ConradMt. Washingtoncattle broker $10.00$10.00$10.00
Sanders, George N.Brooks Stationretail dealer $10.00$10.00$10.00
Simmons, W H. & BrosShepherdsvilleretail dealer $10.00$10.00$10.00
Shadburne, Richard A.Shepherdsvillephysician $10.00$10.00$10.00
Strother, William D.Brooks Stationpiano1$2.00$2.00$2.00
Stoner, Rowan J.Cane Springincome$8945%$44.70 
Stoner, Rowan J.Cane Springpiano1$2.00$2.00$46.70
Simmons, William P.Shepherdsvillecarriage1$6.00$6.00 
Simmons, William P.Shepherdsvillepiano1$2.00$2.00$8.00
Shepherd, JamesShepherdsvilleincome$3505%$17.50$17.50
Shain, SquireBelmont Furnaceincome$2705%$13.50$13.50
Swearingen, George W.Mt. Washingtonpiano1$2.00$2.00$2.00
Shanklin, James M.Brooks Stationincome$2005%$10.00 
Shanklin, James M.Brooks Stationcarriage1$2.00$2.00 
Shanklin, James M.Brooks Stationcarriage1$3.00$3.00 
Shanklin, James M.Brooks Stationsilver plate30oz.5¢ per oz$1.50$16.50
Simmons, RobertShepherdsvillecarriage1$2.00$2.00$2.00
Troutman, MichaelShepherdsvilleretail liquor dealer $25.00$25.00 
Troutman, MichaelShepherdsvillehotel $10.00$10.00$35.00
Thompson & TroutmanLebanon Junctionretail liquor dealer $25.00$25.00 
Thompson & TroutmanLebanon Junctionhotel $15.00$15.00$40.00
Thurman, WilliamMt. Washingtoncarriage1$1.00$1.00$1.00
Tyler, HenryMt. Washingtoncarriage1$1.00$1.00$1.00
Waters, John M.Lebanon Junctionretail dealer $10.00$10.00$10.00
Weller, George W.Cane Springincome$1255%$6.25$6.25
Wigginton, FieldingMt. Washingtoncarriage1$1.00$1.00$1.00

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