Here's some thoughts for your mental exercise --heh,heh.
You will note on the 1780 Greene Co NC Tax List, Dist. 8, that Wm Faircloth Sr is at line 8-34 with property valued at 5659; Thomas Aldrich is 2 doors down at 8-36 with property valued at 903 and next door to him at 8-37 is Samuel Tarver.Then on down at 8-56 is another Thomas Faircloth whose propertyis only valued at 126...meaning he is very young (I think).
(Hopefully this will make sense later on.)
Now in the Aldridge/Smith lines (corrected vesion) it went like this:
Richard Smith Sr (will 1751 Northampton Co NC +m Ann (1)Henry Arthur Smith (2)Mary Smith +m. Thomas A. Aldridge (a) Drury Aldridge +m. Mary Barrington (1) Thomas Barrington Aldridge +m. NANCY 'TURNER' [Tarver,imo] (m)10/29/1789 You will note there are NO Turners in District 8 Greene Co, but on that same page are 3 Tarvers (Absalom (married Ursula Smith), his father, Jacob and Jacob's brother, Samuel Tarver.
I'm pretty old, Jo, and I remember when the old style letter r had a round top and was often misread - hence the change to the flat topped r.Again and Again I've seen my Tarvers shown as Turners or Tanners.Sometimes the same record read by a different person sees it one way and another sees it differently.
I think that the Thomas Aldrich living next door to Samuel Tarver married his daughter, Nancy - or more likely the younger Thomas with only the smallest of property value.
Samuel Tarver's eldest known son was (b) 1770 Old Dobbs.If Nancy (m)1789 at age 16, she w/h/b born about 1773, which fits.
In these foggy areas, it becomes a judgment call....feel free to disagree.
Have fun with this....I'm glad to have company in this mountain of spaghetti!