Re: Tarver of Amite County, MS
I have two connections to the VALLOTTON name in my DANIEL family.One is by a second hand reference to the TARVER family and the other is via of a more direct connection between Nancy DANIEL and an Elizabeth A. WISE, the daughter of a Nancy DANIEL and a Frederick WISE.
I am not sure this Nancy is a sister of my GGF, Robert William DANIEL Esq. (1810-1865) of Jefferson County, GA but so say she is.I have her DOB as 1799 and DOD as 1862 in Burke County, GA.
I will tell you the TARVER genealogy is all screwed up.There are two TARVERS in that neck of da woods in that time frame -- a Samuel TARVER and a Mark TARVER.However, nobody knows whether they are related or not and my suggestion is do not believe anything you hear about either branch unless they can provide documentary proof which most cannot.
I personally think a lot of their information is wishful thinking but I do know that a Lucretia DANIEL, sister of my Robert, married a TARVER who some say was named Allen TARVER.I also know a Judge Andrew E. TARVER, Esq. (1817-1900) of Jefferson County, GA married a Julia A. DANIEL (1824-1889) and they lived right next to my GGF in Jefferson County, GA but we cannot establish a firm link between these two families although I think they are related.
I think what has happened is some well meaning person from an earlier time created a TARVER ancestry for this bunch and this ancestry has become gospen in the suceeding years even though it is not an accurate description of the descendency of this family.
I do know there was a TARVER Militia District in Burke County, GA in this time frame and that seems to be about where most of these TARVERS came from.My DANIEL bunch is from either NC or Southside, VA and moved to Burke County, GA about 1810 according to various census records.