An 1826 tax receipt for Philip Pendleton Barbour of Orange County indicates that he owned more than 1,200 acres of land, twenty-nine enslaved people, sixteen horses, and a carriage—all of which he was taxed on. Barbour paid the $56.91 tax he owed at the county sheriff's office. Barbour was a prominent politician who served as a member of the House of Delegates, as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, as president of the Convention of 1829–1830, as a federal district court judge, and as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Citation: Papers of the Ambler and Barbour Families, 1772–1880, Accession #38–77. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.