I input the last two inquiries on this forum trying get information on a search I was doing.As previously mentioned, one person in the DNA project matched me in all 37 markers.This person descended from William Tedder, born 1735, through his son Benjamin W.I descend from Harmon Tedder.Now a new person, a Doctor Tedder, in the DNA project also matches the descendant from William Tedder and me.His earliest know ancestor was James Samuel, documented in the 1860 Calhoun County, MS, census.He is listed as 36; there is also a George Washington Tedder, age 35, thought to be a brother, on the census.
I concentrated on the other Tedders in Wake County to see if they had a descendant named James S.Tried Solomon’s children and one, Henry, had a James S but he was not the one.No luck on James W.Then I inventoried every 1840 census in every county in GA, all 90 of them.Found five counties with Tedders.First was Forsyth with Henry, Ranson, and Robert, all Solomon’s children.Second, Hall County with Solomon Tedder.Third, Lumpkin with William Tedder.Based on William’s age in the census believe him to be Solomon’s William born 1808.Fourth, found Samuel Tedder born around 1785.Don’t know who he descends from.Then I found the answer to Dr Tedder’s request in the fifth county, Ware.Littleton Tedder was listed with four daughters and five sons, two of the sons were of the age that would match the ages of the James S and George W in the 1850 Calhoun County, MS, census.These matches made sense as Littleton was a descendant of William Tedder and a brother of Benjamin W. and explains the perfect DNA match.
William Tedder is listed as being born in 1 April 1735 near Richmond, Va.He married a Martha and died 1 march 1834 in Montgomery County, GA.As an aside, I found a William Tedder from Montgomery GA in the Revolutionary War. William had five children born in Wake County, NC, although only four are known, Betsy, Nancy, Littleton, and Benjamin W.Littleton is mentioned as being a witness at his sister Nancy’s marriage and was mentioned in the 1832 land Lottery of the Cherokee Land, 17th district, that was renamed Union County, Ga.A William Tedder was also in this lottery.
Littleton was born 30 June 1790.He married Marey Vincon on 7 Jan 1823 in Robeson County, NC.Littleton died 17 April 1860 in Putnam County, FL.He had a son, Hugh T born in 1821 in Robeson County, NC.This Hugh being an adult was not on the 1840 Georgia Census but married his first wife Mary Ann Hershey on 7 Aug in Ware County, GA.He married a second time and named on of his sons Littleton, born 1870.He died 7 Dec 1870 in Volusia County, FL.Beside Littleton’s sons James Samuel and George Washington, one other son that was in the 1840 GA census was identified in the 1860 Putnam County, Fl census.He was Andrew age 25 and identified as being born in GA.Also there was a son Benjamin age 18 born in GA who died in 1864 in the Civil War.Both of these children were identified on other sites as being the sons of Littleton and Marey Vincon.Littleton may have married twice as there is a Mary age 50 and born in GA listed with the children of Littleton.
Could not find where Littleton was in the 1850 census or who the other three sons were.