Re: thomas tarver st. george parish, ga by 1769
Thanks a lot for the reply.I would like to make a few comments about the information, though.
As I understand your posting, the following family is:
Thomas Tarver b. 1712 m. Sarah Little b. 1712
son......Thomas Tarver b. 1760
Are you inferring that this son, Thomas was the one who received the 100 acre grant in St. George Parish, Ga. in 1770?
My posting revealed that Thomas Tarver who received the 100 acres of land in St. George Parish, Ga in 1770-1771 had been in Ga. about a year or so when he received the land in 1770.He was a single man at the time.This would most likely put his age in 1769 at approximately 21 or so.Therefore, his birth year would have been about 1748 or so.
A 12 year disparity seems unlikely.Maybe the date of birth you note as 1760 is closer to 1748 and it is the same Thomas, but I have tried in vain to make this connection for a long, long, time.
As you may know there are several Thomas Tarver's born in NC about the same time.Old James Tarver had a son, Thomas Tarver b. apprx. 1750 or so.There is a Thomas Tarver who left a will in Greene county, NC in 1806 as well.The Thomas Tarver in SC based upon the 1800 S.C census was born before 1755.
A Thomas Tarver of Northampton county, NC died about 1782and left his will there naming only two sons, Thomas and Jacob.
As you can see, there are several possibilities for the Thomas who was in Georgia by 1769 or so and got the 100 acres of land.
The Little family has a connection way back to the Tarver family while they resided in Surry county, Va. back about 1680- 1720 or so.John Little is noted by some as a possible husband of Ann Warrin (Warren) Tarver, a sister to Samuel Tarver b. 1680 or so.Thomas Tarver, who many feel is the original settler and who settled in Virginia (Surry county) died about 1711-1712 and left his will there in Surry county.In his will he mentions his son, Samuel Tarver and daughter, Ann Warrin.
Jacob Little was in Northampton county, NC in the period 1746-1750 or so and may have been a brother to Sarah Little who many feel married Thomas Tarver b. about 1710 to 1712.
The name Jacob in the Tarver lines may have had its origin with this Jacob Little.
It may be that Thomas Tarver who left his will in Northampton county, NC in 1782 mentioning two sons: Jacob and Thomas is the same Thomas who many state married Sarah Little.Although, no wife is mentioned in that will.
However, another wrench in the works is the mention ina 1748 land transaction in Northampton county, NC of a Thomas Tarver, late of Northampton county, NC.This could imply that a Thomas Tarver had died about 1748 or so.
At any rate there is a lot to digest about the early lines originating in Va. then to NC and then from NC to many of the southern states....
I understand that there is a lot of information on the computer these days... I also understand that a lot of it is from traditional sources and may not be completely accurate.It is repeated over and over as fact and in a lot of cases, it is facutal and can be supported. However, in some cases it is not.
As we all know, though, a lot of records do not exist for review and examination, as they were destroyed in some way through the years.Due to this occurence, we have to rely on circumstantial evidence.Reading between the lines, playing hunches, association of known information to the early Tarver family lines and similar methods, theories, etc. to connect all of the early Tarver families. Even the smallest of clues may be out there.
It is a monumental task to do so and a number of researchers have tried for many, many, years to make all these connections.I am one who still tries from time to time to make the connections.
I would be glad to correspond with anyone who has an interest in this pursuit.
David A. Tarver