Thank you for posting the Bible record of Andrew Hipkin Tarver III.He was my great-great-great grandfather.I knew that his name was Andrew H. Tarver, but wasn't certain that the H. was for Hipkin. I had the names, from Andrew's Will, of his children, Catherine Tarver Garrett, Eliza Tarver Shepherd, Ellen Tarver Evans, Rufus M.Tarver, James D. Tarver and Salina O. TarverI assume that his daughter, Mary, died before Andrew made his Will on 22 January 1852.I can't locate a marriage record (other than the Bible record) for Mary.I also already had, from various sources, the names of the spouses of the married children named in his Will.(Thanks to Diedre for her info. on Catherine Tarver Garrett and to Myrna for her info. on Rufus Miltiades Tarver.)
HISTORY OF STEWART COUNTY, GEORGIA, Vol. II, shows that Andrew H. Tarver, b. Apr. 27, 1780 (differing by one year from the Bible record unless the date was misread or misprinted); d. 1855, age 74 yrs., 11 mos., 6 days, is buried in the Tarver-Shepherd Family Cemetery which is now located in Webster County, GA.Among others buried there are his wife, Nancy H. Tarver, b. Jan. 27, 1789; d. Feb. 12,1878, their daughter, Salina O. Tarver, b. Sept. 15, 1829; d. July 10, 1854, age 25 yrs., 10 mos., 25 days, their daughter, Eliza Tarver, wife of John M. Shepherd (Tombstone broken), John M.Shepherd, b. Oct. 6, 1808 (other part of monument gone), and Minnie Shepherd, dau. of Dan R. and C. J. Shepherd, Apr. 17, 1871; Sept. 4, 1880 (Daniel R. Shepherd was one of the children of John M. Shepherd & Eliza Tarver.)
I thought that my ancestor, Andrew H. Tarver (1780/81 NC-1855 GA) was the son, Andrew, named in the Wilkes Co., GA Will of John Tarver, whose first wife was Elizabeth Jordan, UNTIL I saw the information in books of legal records at Google Books concerning Richard Tarver (son of John)the statement, "...Richard Tarver, late of the county of Dallas, and state of Alabama, departed this life, in that county, in the year 1827, leaving at the time of his death a large real and personal estate, and leaving three sisters and the defendant, Benjamin Tarver, his sole heirs at law..."I know that the sisters were Charlotte, wife of Samuel B.Tarver, Mason, wife of (1) Robert Tarver & (2) William Gibson, and Patience, wife of William Gibson and that the middle initial of Richard Taarver's brother, Benjamin, was J.
The March 26, 1827 issue of the Macon (Georgia) Telegraph, under Hancock County, Ga. News, DEATHS, shows "In Hancock county, Mr. Andrew Tarver, in the 62d year of his age."(Digital Library of Georgia).
I know that Jacob Tarver died,leaving a Will in Wilkes Co., GA in 1822 and that he also had a son, Andrew Tarver, and other children named, Jacob Tarver, Sally Tarver Roe, Elizabeth Tarver Pittman and Benjamin Tarver.
Current circumstances do not allow me much time for correspondence or research.However, I would like to contribute the following information to the Tarver genealogy in case it has not already been noted:
Andrew H. Tarver's wife, Nancy Hall Draper, was a daughter of James Draper and his wife, Obedience Hudson, who were married in September 1781, as shown on a small clipping from a family Bible that was included with James Draper's Revolutionary War pension records.They were probably married in Amelia Co., VA.James Draper's Warren Co., GA Will, which named his wife, Obedience, and his daughter, Nancy H. Tarver, was made 15 March 1841 and proven 4 Sept. 1843. A statement by his brother, Joshua Draper, was included with James Draper's pension records.The statement, as follows, was dated 8 June 1829 and was written in Nottoway County, Virginia:
"This day Joshua Draper of the said State and County came before me a Justice of the Peace for the said County of Nottoway, and made Oath, that his Brother James Draper then a Citizen of the County of Amelia and State of Virginia, but now living in Warren County in the State of Georgia, did during the Revolutionary War with England enlist as a regular Soldier..."
Mrs. Obedience Hudson Draper, mother of Mrs. Nancy Hall Draper Tarver, is believed to have been the granddaughter, Obedience Hudson, mentioned in the September 28, 1780 Nottoway Parish, Amelia Co., VA Will of Hall Hudson.Her parents' names are unknown to me.
My ancestor, John M. Shepherd, son-in-law of Andrew H. Tarver, was born, according to his tombstone, in 1808.He died in Nov. of 1869 in Webster Co., GA.He was a son of Thomas Shepherd (1780 NC-1872 Newton Co.,GA) and his wife, Sarah Ramey (1786 VA/NC-1865 Newton Co., GA).
Good luck with your research!