These tax records were extracted from the microfilmed 1782-1820 Fauquier County, VA Tax Lists. Tax books for some years are missing, others are incomplete and still others are partially unreadable due to water damage etc. With all that, however, these records represent a remarkable opportunity to watch families enter the area, establish themselves, prosper (or fail), propagate their names, then die out or move away.
One of the problems with transcribing this material for incorporation in a data base is that the information required by the state changed almost every year. For example, some Kentucky counties (Trigg, for instance) recorded the militia company the taxpayer belonged to in some of the early years. Others, such as Caldwell, did not. I set up my data base to capture as much of the essential information as possible, which means that I ended up with a sort of "lowest common denominator" data base where there are a lot of empty fields. I would urge you to use my material as a guide to what can be found in these tax lists rather than as source material. In all cases you should personally confirm my transcription by referring to the microfilm yourself.
This extracted data contains 18 fields of data for each year. Depending on the county and the year, some fields are empty. These are indicated by a hyphen. Some years, taxpayers was asked the number of children in an age catagory. I have included those numbers in the column under "My Comments". Again, please confirm before using.