Early Tarvers in Burke county, Ga /Barnwell county, SC
Would like to discuss with those interested in early Tarver families in Burke county, Ga and Barnwell county, SC in an attempt to tie in the sons of Thomas Tarver b. abt. 1714 and who left a will in Northampton county, NC dated 1782 in which he only mentions sons Thomas and Jacob.
In early Burke county, Ga land records it is noted that Samuel Tarver was there by 1793, Jacob there by 1799 and Absalom by 1788 or so.These same three men were in my view the ones reflected in Old Dobbs county, NC in 1779-1780 period.
A son of Samuel Tarver, Etheldred Jordan Tarver, Sr. was in Burke county by 1792-1793 when he married there.
The 1805 Georgia lottery identifies the following in Burke county except Etheldred and Jacob who were identified in nearby Richmond county, Ga-------- Celia Tarver (lottery # 72), a widow-- wife of Samuel Tarver b. 1739 who died in 1802; Samuel Tarver --single-#71(Samuel B. Tarver b. 1780); Robert Tarver --single--#70 born about 1775 or so; Absalom Tarver--married # 74 b. 1757--son of Jacob Tarver, Sr.; William Tarver--married #75; Jacob Tarver, Sr. #40 b. abt. 1737 or so and the Baptist minister who died in Wilkes county, Ga in 1822), Andrew--single #41--son of Jacob Tarver, Sr.and Benjamin-- single #44--son of Jacob Tarver, Sr.In nearby Richmond county--Etheldred Tarver, son of Samuel b. 1739--married#849 b. about 1770 and Jacob Tarver--single # 847--(possibly Absalom's son or his brother),
To me it is lining up like this:
Thomas Tarver b. abt. 1714 died in NHT 1782
sons---I.Samuel b. 1739(not named in the will)
1.Thomas b. abt. 1760 or so died in Greene
2. Etheldred b. abt. 1770
3. Robert b. abt. 1775 died abt.
4. Samuel B. b. 1780
II. Jacob b. abt. 1737 died 1822
1. Absalom b. 1757
2. Jacob Jr.
III. Thomas b. abt. 1745-1750 (Orangeburg district
SC land purchase in 1784, possibly in St. George parish, Ga.(eventually became Burke county, Ga) receiving a land grant in St. George parish, Ga. in 1771 revealing that he had been in Georgia about one year on his initial application made in May 1770. Shown as tax defaulter in Daniel Evans district, Burke county, Ga 1790-1793.
1. Benjamin b. abt. 1775--migrated to southern Ms. (Amite county, MS by 1811 or so)
2. Mark Etheldred b. 1786 or so who according to his obituary was born in SC and migrated to Burke county about 1817-1819 after the war of 1812
4. Joseph T.
6. maybe Allen who is shown in the southern Ms. by 1816 along with Benjamin--they were shown in the record as Tarborough/Tarbrough
It should be noted that the only Tarvers in Barnwell county, Sc. in 1786 when Mark Etheldred Tarver was born there were John Tarver and Thomas Tarver.It is my view that Mark is the son of Thomas Tarver.This would make him first cousin of Samuel B. Tarver and not his brother as is suggested in some of the forums.
The above Samuel, Jacob, and Absalom all were in old Dobbs county, NC by 1780 and came into Burke county, Ga from that county.
This is in a state of development, but to me has merit based upon detailed study of early Burke county, Ga Tarvers and Old Dobbs county, NC Tarvers.
I have been at this a long time and have made several hunches, theories, etc in an attempt to properly identify the early Tarvers who migrated into Burke county, Ga. and nearby Barnwell county, SC and then some to southern Ms. (Amite county) in the early 1800's where my line is found.
Would like to discuss this with interested parties in an effort to strengthen this position.
Thanks for your time and patience.
David A. Tarver