I am hoping that everyone that reads this report will be able to help with this line of TAPLEY'S. John C. Tapley is the oldest Tapley that I have. I would very much like to go farther back. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!!!!!
Descendants of James C. Tapley
Generation No. 1
1. JAMES C.1 TAPLEY was born July 01, 1811 in Bedford Co., Tn. (according to son, Wm. O., stated on census, b. NC), and died March 30, 1883. He married OLLIE (NANCY) POLLEY. She was born 1810 in Ky..
Note on JAMES TAPLEY:
From the 1883 West Union Association of United Baptists Minutes
Met with the Church of Christ, at Shilo
JAMES C. TAPLEY
Was born in Bedford County, Tennessee, July the 17th, 1811; died March the 30th, 1883; was a member of the Methodist Church about twenty-five years.Joined the Baptist Church at Otter Creek, Whitley County, Kentucky, about eighteen years ago.
He died in the full assurance of the Christian's hope.
10/23/2000 Henry (my husband) and I (Trinnie Tapley) visited Strunk Cem. and found Nancy Tapley and James Tapley. They are buried beside each other.I took a picture of the stones.It was very hard to read the stones but could definatley make out the
Children of JAMES TAPLEY and OLLIE POLLEY are:
i. CREASY2 TAPLEY, d. Drowned In South Fork River Taking Fish From Trot Line..
ii. CHRISTINE (CREARY) TAPLEY, b. 1839.
iii. OLIF(OLIVE) FRANCES TAPLEY, b. 1841; m. KING.
2. iv. WILLIAM OWEN TAPLEY, b. August 02, 1844; d. September 04, 1920.
Generation No. 2
2. WILLIAM OWEN2 TAPLEY (JAMES C.1) was born August 02, 1844, and died September 04, 1920. He married ELIZABETH DOUGLAS (DOUGLASS) February 28, 1867 in Scott Co., Tn., daughter of KIRBY DOUGLAS and SARAH SHARP. She was born March 20, 1847 in Campbell Co., Tn., and died October 25, 1930 in Otter Creek, McCreary Co., Ky..
Children of WILLIAM TAPLEY and ELIZABETH DOUGLAS (DOUGLASS) are:
i. JAMES KIRBY3 TAPLEY, b. January 10, 1868; d. December 18, 1930; m. (1) JUDA ELIZABETH STEDHAM, October 10, 1886, Scott Co., Ky.; b. October 30, 1871, (N. Cavi) Tn, Keavy, Ky.; d. February 01, 1921; m. (2) RELDA (LIZA) WATSON, December 25, 1921, At Ministers Home, By B.R. King.; b. 1888, Wayne Co., Ky.; d. Bef. October 1929; m. (3) MELVINA PILES, October 26, 1928, Whitley City, McCreary Co., Ky., By Thomas Ralston, Judge; b. September 09, 1865, Whitley Co., Ky.; d. February 17, 1951.
ii. GEORGE NEWTON TAPLEY, b. September 03, 1869, Otter Creek Community; d. November 02, 1963, At His Home In Otter Creek Community, McCreary Co., Ky.; m. MARY CATHERINE DOUGLAS, November 23, 1892; b. November 22, 1875; d. June 15, 1964.
iii. NANCY SARAH TAPLEY, b. 1870; d. Aft. 1920; m. (1) DAVID SARDY (SARTY) ROSS; b. June 11, 1870; d. March 07, 1917; m. (2) STRUNK.
iv. OLIFF 'OLLIE' FRANCES TAPLEY, b. March 07, 1873, Ky.; d. July 13, 1950, McCreary Co., Ky., Age 77; m. (1) EMANUEL ROSS; b. December 08, 1873; d. October 02, 1902, Killed In Explosion At A Saw Mill Before His Son Was Born; m. (2) KING.
v. JOAB MILTON (J.B.) TAPLEY, b. April 04, 1875, McCreary Co., Ky. (Mar Record States Whitley Co., Ky); d. June 26, 1963, McCreary Co., Ky.; m. (1) FANNIE WATTERS; b. February 23, 1883, Tn.; d. February 03, 1926; m. (2) ELMINA KING, September 06, 1928, At Elmina Ross Home, McCreary Co., Ky. By J.K. Tapley; b. Whitley Co., Ky.; d. March 22, 1959.
vi. WILLIAM PETER TAPLEY, b. June 06, 1878, Whitley City, McCreary Co., Ky.; d. July 24, 1964, McCreary Co., Ky.; m. SARAH ELIZABETH ROYSDEN; b. May 15, 1884, Tn.; d. December 23, 1963, Boyle Co., Ky. (Danville?).
vii. JOHN (N.?) TAPLEY, b. May 1880; d. Bef. 1920; m. ISABELLE RAMSEY, Abt. 1902; b. April 1885.
viii. MARY ELIZABETH TAPLEY, b. April 08, 1884, Whitley Co., Ky.; d. March 25, 1962, Scott Co., Tn.; m. (1) JOSEPH VALENTOUR; m. (2) THOMAS ROSS, Abt. 1902; b. 1883; d. 1943.
ix. RACHEL SAVANNAH TAPLEY, b. May 18, 1892, Ky.; d. November 05, 1969, At Her Home, Stearns, McCreary Co., Ky.; m. MATTHEW ROSS, July 09, 1901; b. November 09, 1880, Pine Knot; d. November 12, 1974, At Daughter's, Delia, Home, Stearns, McCreary Co., Ky., 94.