Anyone familiar with Tennessee, Early Tax Lists in 1800s?

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I frequently have recourse to these early tax lists to locate ancestors who may not appear on census records. I have a problem with interpreting the entries on this 1836 Warren County, Tennessee list. 

The first three columns are headed Acres/Land, Value, Tax and contain data such as 100, $200, $10. Seems pretty self-explanatory. But the problem comes with the next three columns: School/Land, Value, Tax with the numbers: 200, $500, $25 underneath.

Does this mean that the individual owned a total of 300 acres that were taxed at different rates? If you have access to ancestry.com US, you can check the record here

Appreciate any help with correct interpretation.

in Genealogy Help by Shirley Dalton G2G6 Pilot (437k points)

2 Answers

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only paid Ancestry members can see your link. Best to download the media and add it to your question.
by Paul Whittington G2G3 (3.2k points)
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Yes, there were different categories of land taxed at different rates, open land, school land (so many acres out of every five miles were set aside for schools), and lots in towns.
by Kathie Forbes G2G6 Pilot (149k points)

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