LIVESTOCK - 1861
What could be included in personality or personal
property? Horses, cows, equipment, etc? What was a hog or cow valued at in
1855? If a person is listed as having no real estate but $100 personal property,
what could this $100 represent?
These were the questions that the Tax Roll
Committee members experienced.
To help answer these questions, we have included
here some text directly taken from an old probate document for Hiram Niday of Hugo in
"Jackson County Oregon Territory
- Forks of Road, June the 23rd, 1855. Appraisement
of the Estate of Hiram Niday. The following persons met according to a pointment and
proceeded to appraise the property of Hiram Niday deceased, as follows.
- Seventeen head of cattle the entire was valued at six
hundred and thirty dollars and thirty cents.
- Six head of horses was valued at two hundred and seven
dollats and fifty cents.
- Twenty four head of Hogs was valued at tow hindred and
- One Hundred dollars in cash.
- Government Script valued at Five Hundred Dollars.
- The south west quarter of the tract of land known as
Nidays Claim Was valued at two hundred dollars.
- The Homestead part of the claim was valued at one
James. R. Tuffs
Jos. F. Vannoy
- Caroline Niday being duly sworn says that the above is
a true and correct amount of property of wheich her husband died that the foregoing
appraisemwnt contains a correct statement and amount of all the property and money
belonging to the estate of Hiram Niday.
- Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2nd of July
Probate Judge of Jackson County
- Filed July 2nd. 1855
- A.P. Stearnes"