Re: James Mappin m. Martha Bolton 1805 GA
James Mappin and Martha Bolton are my 3greatgrandparents.I have recently got back to doing some research on them and have discovered a few facts and developed a lot of questions.
I have John Mappin and Mary ? as James parents. I find Mary participating in the Ga Cherokee land lottery as a widow of a Revolutionary War soldier (w.r.s.) I find John listed as a private in the U.S. Rev. War Rolls, box 82, Roll State-Pennsylvania. Also, I find John in the U.S. Compiled Revolutionary War Military Service Records, 1775-1783 as a Private, Pennsylvania (M881) Roll 0800-0805, Third Regt (M) p. 88.Of Course, John died before the Ga. Cherokee Lottery, probably in Columbia County
Did James have a brother John who m. Mary Ryanon 9 Jan 1805 in Columbia County, Ga.(probably)Of course, this could be a late marriage of his father, John.??
James and Martha were m. 26 Aug 1806 in Columbia County, Ga.
and there were no other Mappin's around that area. I haven't tried to follow John and Mary Ryan yet.
James is listed in the 1820 U.S. Census in Columbia (and Bulloch) county, Ga, Capt Jesse Morriss District.He is also listed in a 1824 Census of Columbia County, Ga.James probably died between 1824 and 1827.He also appears on a 1806 list in Armstrong, Columbia county, Ga.
James' orphans participated in the 1832 Ga Land Lottery.
Martha (Bolton) Mappin shows up in the 1830 Newton County Ga Census. She d. 20 Jul 1838. I have Matthew and Mary (Perryman, Periman or Chapman) Bolton as her parents. I have a lot of history on them if you want it.
I believe that James and Martha had nine children based on census records and I have identified 7 of them and their descendents.
My line is John and Mary, James and Martha, Ann Chatham Mappin and Thomas Jefferson Denham, Lavinia Ann Denham and William Jackson Coody, Minnie Lenora Coody and William Preston Thomas, Minnie Lorraine Thomas and Willie Callo Buford (my Parents).
There are some researchers that say that John Mappin m. Mary Ross, a daughter of Elizabeth "Betsy" (Griscom) Ross, famous maker of American Flag. BUT--the dates don't fit and I'm not ready to accept that without more proof.The Ross and Griscom families were in Pennsylvania and there may be some connection.Remember John Mappin was a Pennsylvania soldier.
I would love to have a good email list of Mappin researchers, including you and any others that would care to participate in further research.
Ron Buford, e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org