Thanks so much for locating the citation concerning Andrew Tarver, the medical student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1816.As noted he was on the roster there along with R.R. Tarver, both there on the roster in 1816.
This may prove to be a good clue in this sorting out of the Andrew Tarvers.
Your help saved me considerable time looking thru all my paper files which are not organized to find the reference regarding the Andrew Tarver the medical student.
Let me state it in another way:
Andrew Hipkin Tarver II in my view was not the father of Hartwell Hill Tarver or his brothers.
It is my belief that Andrew Hipkin Tarver II was the father of Andrew Hipkin Tarver III, and possibly Jonathan V. Tarver, and Rufus Tarver and maybe others unknown to me at this time.
This is a work in process, but I would like to lay it out like this:
Andrew Hipkin Tarver I who left a will in Northampton county, NC in 1780 had the following sons:
John b. abt. 1745-1749 or so, Andrew Hipkin II, (b. either 1758 or 1763 or later depending on what legal age was in 1780--21 or 16 Benjamin(same birth age range), Frederick(same birth age range and who died and left a will in NHT county, NC in 1794) and maybe one other not known at this time by me.
Now to Andrew (W?) Tarver (Brunswick county, Va. Andrew and Andrew Hipkin Tarver II.................
John Tarver (Wilkes county, Ga John) had the following sons:Andrew (W.?--Brunswick county, Va. Andrew) who died in Hancock county, Ga in 1827, Richard Tarver who died in 1827 in Dallas county, Al, and Benjamin Tarver, who resided also in Dallas county, Al.
Andrew (W.?)Tarver, son of John had the following sons:
Hartwell Hill Tarver, the General and one of the wealthiest men in Georgia in and around the mid 1800's and for which Tarversville, Ga. was named, b. 1791 in Brunswick county, Va. , Benjamin Tarver,b. est. 1785-1790, a Methodist minister who was noted in a passage by John Brown, a slave, to pride himself in having the fastest cotton pickers in that part of Georgia, somewhere in and around Morgan county, Ga., Ruffin R. Tarver, b. 1795,the doctor,who died about 1835 in Sweet Springs, Va.; William M. Tarver b. abt 1798-1800 and executor of the will of his father in Hancock county, Ga in 1827.Possible other brothers:Henry Tarver b. est. 1795-1800 and Andrew Tarver, the medical student who was killed 12-31-1816 as you noted, and Robert W. who died in 1825 in Wilkes county, Ga and the executor of his will was an Andrew Tarver.
Andrew Tarver who died in 1827 (b. 1765) and son of John Tarver of Wilkes county, Ga was married as for as I can determine as follows:
1785 to Ann Young----please note Ann Young is shown on the 1783 Greensville county, Va (carved from Brunswick county)tax list a few households from John Tarbor.
1790-1791 to Elizabeth Hartwell, a daughter of Paul Hartwell who in 1794 witnessed the will of Frederick Tarver
who left his will in NHT county, NC naming brothers John, Andrew, and Benjamin and naming Andrew as his executor.
1823--Nancy Singleton Holt--I believe, a daughter of Simon Holt--they were only married for about 4 years as Andrew passed away in Hancock county, Ga in 1827.
Andrew Hipkin Tarver II--On the 1790 NHT county, NC census there appears an Andrew Tarver with 2M over 16, no females and 3 slaves.This may be incorrect as this Andrew, if indeed was Andrew Hipkin Tarver II and it seems it was he,in my view could not be born before 1758 making him at that time 32 or so.If his son, Andrew Hipkin Tarver III was b. 1780 or 1781 he could be no more than 10 at that census time.
Well, what happened to Andrew Hipkin Tarver II---I cannot
be sure- he may have remained in NHT county, NC until at least 1800 as there are citations involving several land transactions with an Andrew Tarver and Benjamin Tarver, but from NHT, the trail really evaporates...The 1820 Conecuh county, Al shows an Andrew Tarver, but I feel that he may be a son of Jacob Tarver.It would be good if the traditional source indicating that Andrew Hipkin Tarver II died in 1820 or so in Troup county, Ga. could be confirmed.It is out there, but I am not sure it is accurate.
I appreciate your patience and your insight in attempting to sort these Andrew Tarvers out.
The information I state here is verified to the extent I can at this point,Of course, I am searching for absolute proof, and what I have advanced is somewhat circumstantial, but to me has merit and can serve as a means to get to the most accurate rendition.I welcome all different ideas about the matter and will be glad to be corrected as the need may be.
David A. Tarver