I am a descendant of Samuel Tarleton/Tarlton who married Salina Williams 29 Sept 1859. He is supposedly a son of John "Jackie" Tarleton/Tarlton and Mary "Polly" Parrott. I have seen many lists of the children of John and Mary, but can find nothing at all with any proof. Does any exist?
The census of 1850 lists John and Mary as John and Mary Talton both age 54 in Union Co., NC and they are living with a Pleasant and Nancy (can't make out the last name) both age 28. That age fits in with the age I have seen for daughter Nancy Serena, but husband Perry Williams still lives with his mother. The Talton children are listed as: Caroline age 21 Dorena (I'm assuming that's Drucilla?) age 18 Hector? F age 14 Caldwell age 13 Nig age 12 Jeb? age 8 and listed as idiotic, deaf and dumb Sibley age 3
On the 1860 census Union Co., NC they are: John Tarlton age 62 Mary age 60 Franklin age 23(is this Hector F from 1850?) Jethro age 17 (this HAS to be Jeb from 1850) Peoples age 11 (who we all seem to know is Sibley)and Nelly Ramsey age 16 domestic
There are a few things that confuse me.
1) I have never seen mention of Jethro anywhere in any genealogy. It is obvious that he was there.
2)Who is Nig in 1850? Could this be my Samuel? His birth date is about 1838, I have him as 1842, but in the 1860 census he is with his wife Salina and her parents and it says 1840. It looks to me like the 1850 dates are mostly wrong?
3) I haven't ever seen a genealogy with a Hector? or a Franklin listed as a child of John and Mary? Who is he?
I have seen many other names listed as siblings. I have found some and not found others. I know I have never found anything at all that for sure links my Samuel with this family. It's like he appeared out of nowhere on 29 Sept 1859 and disappeared again after 1 June 1860.