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Descendants of Benajah King

Generation No. 3


3. MARY POLLY3 SAPP (ELIZABETH2 KING, BENAJAH1) was born July 30, 1797 in Atlanta, GA, and died 1879 in Buena Vista, TX. She married CHARLES HARRISON RICHARDS 1813 in Rhea County, TN. He was born February 29, 1780 in Blount Springs, AL, and died 1839 in San Augustine, TX.

Notes for C
HARLES HARRISON RICHARDS:
      Charles and Mary still lived in Tennessee when their first child was born. They later moved to Alabama before their second child was born in 1818. Charles held two land patents in Alabama in 1822. One was for 820 acres in Belmont County and the other was for 79 acres in Blount County. Copies of the patents are in the history by Ima Dora Richards Haile. The Alabama census of 1830 shows Charles as having eight under-age children and several slaves.
      Charles loaded all of his family, slaves and equipment and moved into Texas in 1833. They settled near San Augustine. Texas was then in a war with the Mexicans. Charles learned that he and his sons, William and James, would get headrights (for land) for serving in the Texian Army against Santa Anna. All three did serve and received those headrights. The headright given to James and William were in Shelby County. William also received one in Bosque County; the headright Charles received was in Houston County. However, Charles settled on land in San Augustine County.
      There is much dispute about the death of Charles Richards. A court record, found in the archives of San Augustine, shows that in April of 1839 a hourse fell on him. This court record also shows that Charles had his hip set the day before he died, April 4, 1839. No one has been able to locate his burial site. Charles did not have a will when he died. As a result, the Probate Court, in Shelby County, made Mary the guardian of the minor children. The minor children were Stratford Hampton, Debby Ann, Charles H. Jr. and Eliza Jane. When he died, Charles was heavily in debt. The Probate Court made James the administrator of his father's estate, but only after he posted a $20,000 bond. James sold all of Mary's land and some of William's, to clear the indebtedness on his father's estate. San Augustine County records reveal that Charles' final bills were settled in 1854.
      Elizabeth (Betty) married Joseph Burns and had two children. She died when her children were small. Mary raised Betty's two children, as well as her own. Mary lived near the town of Buena Vista. Known as a thrifty and determined woman, she regained some of the land that she had to sell. She later donated land to Buena Vista, with the understanding that no one remove trees from the land. A further stipulation was that if the trees were ever removed, the land would revert to her estate. Mary died October 10, 1879 and is buried in the Buena Vista Cemetery in Shelby County, near Timpson, Texas.
     
Children of M
ARY SAPP and CHARLES RICHARDS are:
6. i.   WILLIAM B4 RICHARDS, b. 1816, Tennessee; d. 1892.
  ii.   JAMES RICHARDS, b. 1818, Alabama; d. 1889; m. SALLIE ?; b. 1832; d. 1892.
7. iii.   JOHN S. RICHARDS, b. 1819; d. 1873.
8. iv.   STRATFORD HAMPTON RICHARDS, b. August 14, 1825; d. 1900.
  v.   ELIZA JANE RICHARDS, b. September 04, 1827.
  vi.   CHARLES HARRISON RICHARDS, JR., b. Abt. 1832.
  vii.   DEBBY ANN RICHARDS, b. Abt. 1832.
  viii.   ELIZABETH RICHARDS, b. 1834.
  ix.   MATILDA RICHARDS, b. 1835.
  x.   SUSAN RICHARDS, b. 1836.


4. HILLIARD3 SAPP (ELIZABETH2 KING, BENAJAH1) was born 1811 in Tennessee, and died Abt. 1854. He married MARGARET MURPHREE March 24, 1831 in Blount County, AL, daughter of ALLEN MURPHREE and RODAH ?. She was born 1813 in Tennessee.

Notes for H
ILLIARD SAPP:
[Brøderbund Family Archive #317, Ed. 1, Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties, 1850, Date of Import: Aug 30, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.317.1.28323.38]

Individual: Sapp, Hillard
County/State: Blount Co., AL
Location: Subdivision 17
Page #: 165
Year: 1850


More About H
ILLIARD SAPP:
Fact 1: County/State: Blount Co., AL1
Fact 3: Year: 18501
Fact 4: Page #: 1651
Fact 5: Bet. 1832 - 1849, Lived in Blount Co., AL
     
Children of H
ILLIARD SAPP and MARGARET MURPHREE are:
  i.   JOHN A.4 SAPP, b. 1832; m. MARTHA AYCOCK, September 16, 1855, Blount County, AL.
  ii.   LOUISAN SAPP, b. 1835; m. WILLIAM CAMPBELL, March 08, 1854, Blount County, AL.
  iii.   RODAH SAPP, b. 1837, Alabama; m. EDWARD SWAN, November 20, 1853, Blount County, AL.
  iv.   THOMAS H. SAPP, b. 1842, Alabama; m. LUCY AYCOCK, August 27, 1865, Blount County, AL.
  v.   PETER H.SAPP, b. 1844, Alabama; m. MARTHA A. CURRY, August 01, 1867, Blount County, AL.
  vi.   RICHARD SAPP, b. 1846; m. EMILY FRANCIS GRIFFITH.
  vii.   HOUSTON SAPP, b. 1849, Alabama.


5. BENJAMIN HARRISON3 SAPP (ELIZABETH2 KING, BENAJAH1)2 was born May 09, 1813 in Rhea County, Tennessee, and died December 17, 1863 in Mobile , AL. He married HARRIET DEBELL RINGO January 17, 1843 in Blount County, AL, daughter of LOTT RINGO and MARY CLARK. She was born 1816 in Kentucky.

Notes for B
ENJAMIN HARRISON SAPP:
Benjamin Harrison Sapp was the Captain of the 29th Alabama Infantry Company "F" Blount County Tiger Boys. He died of smallpox while in service in Mobile, AL, and is buried there. Prior to his military service, he and his wife Harriet operated one of the two hotels in Blount Springs, AL.[Brøderbund Family Archive #318, Ed. 1, Census Index: U.S. Selected States/Counties, 1860, Date of Import: Aug 29, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.318.1.31921.197]

Individual: Sapp, B. H.
County/State: Blount Co., AL
Location: Sub Division No. 1
Page #: 909
Year: 1860
Benjamin Harrison Sapp was the Captain of the 29th Alabama Infantry Company "F" Blount County Tiger Boys. He died of tuberculosis while in service in Mobile, AL. Prior to his military service, he and his wife Harriet operated one of the two hotels in Blount Springs, AL.[Brøderbund Family Archive #318, Ed. 1, Census Index: U.S. Selected States/Counties, 1860, Date of Import: Aug 29, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.318.1.31921.197]

Individual: Sapp, B. H.
County/State: Blount Co., AL
Location: Sub Division No. 1
Page #: 909
Year: 1860


More About B
ENJAMIN HARRISON SAPP:
Cause of Death: Smallpox
Fact 1: County/State: Blount Co., AL3
Fact 2: Location: Sub Division No. 13
Fact 3: Year: 18603
Fact 4: Page #: 9093
     
Children of B
ENJAMIN SAPP and HARRIET RINGO are:
9. i.   MARY ELIZABETH4 SAPP, b. December 07, 1845.
10. ii.   HENRY CLAY SAPP, b. January 02, 1852, Alabama; d. March 19, 1928, Alabama.
11. iii.   BENJAMIN HARRISON SAPP, JR., b. October 30, 1856.
  iv.   HELEN GOFFE SAPP, b. August 25, 1861; d. July 16, 1954.
12. v.   ISABELLA SAPP, b. July 25, 1844, Blount County, AL; d. July 14, 1924, Hamilton, TX.
  vi.   JOHN WASHINGTON SAPP, b. February 12, 1859.
  Notes for JOHN WASHINGTON SAPP:
There is a J.B. Sapp marrying Dorinda Anderson on Feb 6, 1879 in Blount County, AL. (Blount County, Alabama Marriage Records 1877-1882). Could this possibly be John Sapp?

13. vii.   ROBERT CARTER SAPP, b. May 08, 1854, Blount County, AL; d. November 16, 1934.
14. viii.   TAYLORAN SAPP, b. November 20, 1848; d. 1929.
  ix.   MARY SAPP, b. 1846.
  Notes for MARY SAPP:
There is record of Mary E. Sapp marrying Henry Sanders in Blount County on November 14, 1866. I am not sure if this is the same Mary Sapp. (Blount County, Alabama Marriage Records 1852-1866).

There is also record of Mary Sapp marrying George Johnson in Blount County on December 8, 1870. (Blount County, Alabama Marriage Records 1866-1871).

  x.   HELEN SAPP, b. 1862.



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