I wanted to follow up on a previous message I had left regarding a family Bible record of Andrew Hipkin Tarver III, the mention of an older Rufus Tarver in Clarke county, Alabama in 1822 and a census record for Stewart County, Ga which shows Andrew Hipkin Tarver III being born in North Carolina
First the Bible record--I received this January 13, 1989 and it has been notarized in Hardin county, Tx. in 1977 as an authentic Bible record for the family of Andrew Hipkin Tarver III--I will cite it verbatim from the first page in that Bible, entitled marriages--a date at the top of this first page is a the date February 8, 1856.
The following marriages are noted from that first page
Andrew Hipkin Tarver born April 29th, 1781
Nancy Hall Draper born January 27th, 1789
Andrew H. Tarver and Nancy H. Tarver was married February 2nd, 1809.
Thomas D. Garrett and Katharine Tarver was married December 21st, 1826
John M. Shepherd and Eliza Tarver was married Oct. 12th 1827
James Headen and Mary Tarver was married December 23rd, 1834
Elanor Tarver and Joel Evans was married August 30th, 1858
Rufus Tarver and Frances Henderson was married Oct. 13th, 1840
James D. Tarver and Elizabeth Brooks was married April 14th, 1836
Hardy S. Vickers and Josaphine Tarver was married Nov. 17th, 1853
Benjamin S. Allums and Elizabeth F. Tarver was married Sept. 25 A.D. 1856
O.S. Lane and Josaphine B. Vickers was married Oct. 6th A.D. 1857 Was 2nd marriage
Clarke county, Alabama record from a book I reviewed in the Tulsa library many years ago (do not have a specific reference, but I did make notes from the book)
pg. 102 of the Clarke county, Alabama book............
2-15-1822......R. Hamrick v. Jonathan V. Tarver...power of attorney to Rufus Tarver who was appointed attorney for Jonathan V. Tarver
Stewart county, Ga census 1850 lists as follows:
A. H. Tarver, age 69, estate $18,000 place of birth-North Carolina
N.H. Tarver, age 61, place of birth--Virginia
Selina Tarver, age 22, place of birth Georgia
Jonathan V. Tarver was born 1770 and 1780 as per the 1840 Clarke county, Alabama census.I cannot place him with early Tarver families, yet but if Rufus Tarver, was representing him as his attorney in Clarke county, Ala as early as 1822, it may be that Rufus and Jonathan V. were brothers.
Andrew Hipkin Tarver I had sons John, Benjamin, Andrew, and Frederick who died in 1794.
I am trying to fit Rufus, Jonathan V. and Andrew Hipkin Tarver III into one of the above sons of Andrew.John
had sons Richard, Benjamin and Andrew.
It is not clear whether Andrew Hipkin Tarver II had the sons Andrew Hipkin III, Jonathan V. and Rufus, but it seems to be very plausible.
Benjamin, son of Andrew Hipkin Tarver III is difficult to track as well and I am not sure of his children at this time.I believe Benjamin had a daughter Elizabeth who married Henry Lowe in Jones county, Ga. about 1795.
I am leaning toward Andrew Hipkin II as the father of Andrew Hipkin III based upon the naming patterns and the possible connection to the early Rufus in Alabama, who may have been a brother to Andrew Hipkin III.As noted Andrew Hipkin III did name a son Rufus.
Early Clarke county, Alabama records may help in making this connection.
Rufus is not a common name used among early Tarver lines and the early Alabama Rufus may in some way be connected closely to Andrew Hipkin Tarver III, possibly his brother.Andrew Hipkin III named a son, Rufus.
The early Rufus was an attorney.I believe on down the line the Rufus M. was an attorney as well.Another possible common trait.
Would like to get feedback about this should anyone be able to confirm or deny what I have posted herein.
David A. Tarver