Desparately seeking information on these families, listed in the 1850 Census for Kemper Co., MS:
Deggs, James B.32 M farmer, VA Deggs, Minerva25 F keeping house, VA Deggs, Susanna10 F MS Deggs, Tapscott8 M MS Deggs, Fox6 M MS Deggs, Sam3 M MS
Tapscott, Robert 34 M farmer, VA Tapscott, Olivia 37 F keeping house, VA Tapscott, ??? 13 M AL Tapscott, Mary 11 F MS Tapscott, Ann 9 F MS Tapscott, Carry(?)7 M MS Tapscott, John 5 M MS
Robert also appears in the 1840 Kemper, MS census.
Robert resided next to several Diggs/Deggs families who were also from VA.
December 21, 1858, Mrs. Olivia Tapscott married James B. Deggs in Washington Co., TX. February 28, 1859, Mary Ann Deggs married William B. Collins. The family always identified James B. Deggs as her father; however, he has no Mary listed in his household in 1850 (Kemper Co., MS) so now I believe it's possible that he may have been her step-father and she was actually Mary Tapscott (as an aside, family notes always listed Mary as born in MS, however, the 1880 Milam Co., TX census lists her as born in Ala. There is no evidence -either way - that James Deggs was ever in AL)
I believe James B. Deggs' first wife, Minerva, was in some way related to Robert or his wife because they named their first son Tapscott. (It is likely that James is the son or nephew of John Diggs, age 64, in the 1850 Kemper MS census)
Am trying to learn more about James B. Deggs and Robert Tapscott and their pedigrees, but especially about James' wives Minerva and Olivia, the connection to Robert Tapscott, and the identity of Mary - Deggs/Diggs? or, Tapscott?