Hi, all!I'm trying to figure out how the 2 Nathan Tauntons in GA in the early 1800s fit in with Henry and Newsom Taunton.
Nathan #1 was in GA by 1804 in order to qualify for his draw in the 1805 land lottery.He had a daughter who married Stephen Gilmore, and Nathan and his son-in-law appeared in Wilkinson Co., GA records from 1812 to 1823.Nathan lost lawsuits in Wilkinson Co. to widow Sarah Adams, and to David and Amos Adams.What was Nathan's relationship to the Adams family?Son-in-law Stephen Gilmore died by 1827, when Nathan drew in the 1827 land lottery on behalf of Stephen's orphans (Hugh, Archibald, and Mary Gilmore).Nathan himself died by 31 Oct. 1829 when Newsom Taunton (who appears to be a different Newsom than the Washington Co. one) and James A. Everett were named as the administrator of Nathan's estate in Crawford Co.Nathan's son Henry then became the guardian of Stephen Gilmore's children.Who was James A. Everett, and was he related to Nathan, since he was named as one of the administrators?In order for this Nathan #1 to have had 3 grandchildren by 1827, he would had to have been at least a little older contemporary of Newsom Taunton (b. c1790-95), if not a full generation older.Was he an older brother of Newsom's, or perhaps an uncle?
Nathan(iel) #2 first appears in 1832 as a resident of Macon Co. when he drew in the land lottery that year.In 1838, he appeared in the same Macon Co. tax district with Henry, Newsom, and Eli Taunton, who are a known family group.How does this Nathan #2 fit in?According to the 1840 census (Macon Co.), Nathan was in the 20-30 age range, placing his birth between 1810-1820.This Nathan #2 died by 7 April 1841, when Josiah Hill requested letters of administration on Nathan's estate in Macon Co.What was Josiah Hill's connection to Nathan?Nathan #2 had married Nancy Underwood, and following Nathan's death, Nancy married Jasper McGlamery, who became the guardian of Nathan's "orphans."The mixed Taunton-McGlamery family appears in Macon Co. in the 1850 census.Considering that Nathan and Nancy named a daughter Penelope, could Nathan be a son of Newsom and Penelope Taunton?
I'd love to hear anyone's thoughts on the two mysterious Nathan Tauntons.