Sorry Jodie, I had done a search here, and ran across you search for a Jasper. I had not read your previous post, with the parental information, until after I had already posted my response. After reading your original post, I realized there was no connection.
And, as far as this William Jasper's parents, I do not know much about them, just that his mother was Tempia/Tempa J. Hollifield, who is believed to be the daughter of Esom Hollifield. Some have told me her name is Tempia Mace Hollifield. So, she may have been a Mace who married into the Hollifields, but, have no proof. A death certificate on William Jasper's brother, Adolphus Ervin Hollifield, has his mother's name as Tempa J. Hollifield. Father is unknown.
This is what is what census info I have on Tempia/Tempa:
1850 McDowell County, North Carolina, Division No. 54 196/196 HOLLYFIELD, Esom 66 Cooper 175 NC Elizabeth 63 NC Tempy 35 NC Rebecca 28 NC Jasper 10 NC Cicily 6 NC Adolphus 2 NC
1860 McDowell County, North Carolina, Turkey Cove Post Office 242/242 HOLIFIELD, Easom 70 Laborer NC Elizabeth 67 NC Rebeca 38 NC 243/243 HOLIFIELD, Tempa 44 NC Jasper 19 Laborer NC Leala or Lesla (female) 16 NC Adolphus 11 NC Milly 7 NC
1870 McDowell County, North Carolina, North Cove Township No. 2, North Cove Post Office 73/73 HOLIFIELD, Esom 85 Farmer NC Elizabeth 82 Keeping House NC cannot write Tempy 54 No Occupation 150 NC Rebecca 46 No Occupation NC cannot write Cecila 27 No Occupation NC cannot write
1880 McDowell County, North Carolina, North Cove Township 111/112 HOLLIFIELD, Tempia age 65 Keeping House NC NC NC cannot read, cannot write Cisley S. (dau) age 31 At Home NC NC NC cannot read, cannot write JACKSON, Benjamin 22 Laborer, Works on Farm NC NC NC