Pedrigree Chart for Anna, Margo and Marian

Pedrigree Chart for Anna, Margo and Marian

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tax Day for Gideon Coulter #26 - Federal Income Tax in 1862

 Gideon Coulter was taxed $1 on his "One horse Buggy" 
on October 23, 1862

This image is from U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918. In association with the National Archives.

"The roots of IRS go back to the Civil War when President Lincoln and Congress, in 1862, created the position of commissioner of Internal Revenue and enacted an income tax to pay war expenses. The income tax was repealed 10 years later." (From

Gideon's name appears second from the bottom on the original page.

Gideon was taxed $1 on his "One Horse Buggy" (Buggy represented by "Do") valued at $75.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Headstone of Myra Brown - #5 and James Green - #4

Myra Brown and James Green were buried in Saint John's Cemetery, Loogootee, Martin County, Indiana.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Inventory from Probate for Gideon Coulter #26

My thanks to a cousin, Sandy, who posted the Inventory of Gideon Coulter on She has graciously allowed me to post it here.

Gideon Coulter's Inventory is a list of belongings in his possession at the time of his death (including money on hand and notes he held). The Inventory declares a value for each of the items. Go to the post of the will of Gideon Coulter to see how he wanted his possessions distributed after his death.

Estate Inventory Cover Page

Gideon's son, William F. Coulter, was named in Gideon's will as executor of the estate.

Part 1 of the Inventory.

Part 2 of the Inventory continues from Part 1 above.