Below is a list of merchants in Dallas County towns in 1896 and how much the merchants paid to the assessor.

• Buffalo: 1. Geo. W. O’Bannon & Son, $7,000; 2. John O’Bannon Furniture, $1,200; 3. Buffalo Hardware Co., $3,000; 4. Lovell & Gleason, $2,500; 5. O’Bannon & Greever, $2,000; 6. W.L. Morrow Jr., $1,500; 7. O’Bannon & Greever, $4,000; 8. C.J. Lindsey Drug Co., $1,500; 9. Frank Furth, $6,000; 10. L.F. Pillman, $2,000; 11. Stafford & Brownlow, $2,000; 12. W. Smithpeter, $800; 13. L.M. Stewart, $2,000; 14. J.E. Ballard, $75; 15. W.E. Gammon, $500; 16. A.M. Jones, $400; 17. Wm. C. Rust, $150; 18. Smithpeter Bros., $1,100; 19. Mrs. H. Sturgeon & Son, $3,000; 20. Bass Bros., $750; 21. L.B. Slavens, $500; 22. Gammon & Rust, $800; 23. S.P. Cox, $300; 24. J.M. Butcher, $500; 25. W.F. Stafford, $350; 26. J.W. Roberts, $50; 27. T.G. Weatherby & Bro., $3,500; 28. A.F. Hunt & Co., $1,200; 29. J.P. O’Bannon, $17; 30. J.C. Bridges, $200; 31. John Hill, $500; 32. Cline & Roach, $100; 33. Drake & Lovan, $700.

• Louisburg: 34. S.C. Darby, $250; 35. Peyton & Jones, $400; 36. T.C. Anderson, $800; 37. Marsh & Mitchell, $1,865; 38. G.F. Goll, $1,024; 39. G.W. Bass, $1,500; 40. N.J. Holt, $500.

• Urbana: 41. G.W. Lightner, $2,500; 42. Darby & Thomas, $1,500; 43. S.H. Burris, $5,400; 44. E.P. Vaughan, $1,500; 45. Fowler & Bonner, $500; 46. J.M. Depew, $250; 47. R.L. Cox, $490; 48. W.G. Meador, $300; 49. Joe Davis, $100.

• Lead Mine: 50. Phillips & Owensby, $950; 51. Guthrie & Bryant, $2,000; 52. Hayes & Fowler, $1,100.

• Charity: 53. G.W. Herd, $1,200; 54. S.B. Robertson, $150; 55. M.E. Austin, $75; 56. Henry Page, $200; 57. W.M. White, $300.

• Long Lane: 58. Geo. W. Legan, $1,500; 59. W.C. Lindsey, $1,500; 60. T.G. Leach, $1,250; 61. Nichols & Mizer, $175.

• Plad: 62. M.D.L. Jones, $1,500; 63. J.W. Bullis, $13.

• Wood Hill: 64. John M. Alford, $1,500; 65. L.H. Baldwin, $400.

• Miscellaneous: 66. Fowler & Hurst, $1,000; 67. Belknap & Pippin, $1,200; 68. B.W. Wilson, $650; 69. Jacob Keller, $900; 70. I.B. Agee, $150; 71. W.M. Frame, $125; 72. Lindsey Bros., $1,700; 73. T.N. Cassity, $400; 74. G.W. Sheets, $24; 75. P.M. Highfill, $350; 76. W.H. Buckner, $1,700.

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