Re: another piece of the early Tarver puzzle
Thanks for the information.
As you know, Absalom Harris married Elizabeth Tarver Lowe Jordan in 1774.She must have been born about 1750 or so and was a sister to John Tarver, Andrew Hipkin Tarver II, Benjamin Tarver and Frederick Tarver.
Elizabeth Tarver died in 1784 and Absalom Harris remarried to Clara Jeter.
Absalom Harris is on the 1783 Greensville county, Va. tax list not too far from Ann Young, the mother of Ann Young who married Andrew Tarver in 1785.
Shortly after in 1785 or so Absalom Harris removed to Hancock county, Ga.
As for as I can tell Andrew Tarver who died in Hancock county, Ga. in 1827 was in Brunswick county, Va.or the part that became Greensville county, Vafrom 1785 when he married Ann Young until sometime after 1810 when he relocated to Wilkes county, Ga.His daughter Nancy who married Wyatt Allen in 1805 and his son, Benjamin, may have been from the Ann Young marriage while the other sons... sons of Elizabeth Hartwell, a sister to Armistead and Harrison Hartwell and daughter to Paul Hartwell.
Keep in mind in 1790 an Andrew Tarver was reflected on the Northampton county, NC census with 3 slaves, no females and 2M 16 and up.It would seem unlikely that Andrew Tarver of Brunswick county, Va. b. 1765 would marry in Greensville county, Va. to Ann Young in 1785 live there until 1790, move back to Northampton county, NC. then move back to Brunswick county, Va, marry Elizabeth Hartwell in Jan. 1791 and have a son, Hartwell Hill Tarver sometime in 1791 and then live in Brunswick county, Va until sometime between 1810-1815 or so.Particularly, also in view that the 1790 NHT county census was not completed until April 20, 1791 a few months after Andrew Tarver of Brunswick county, Va. married Elizabeth Hartwell in Brunswick county, Va.
What I am attempting to do here is to bolster or reject the notion that there were two Andrew Tarvers born about the same time............one Andrew Hipkin Tarver II b. sometime later than either 1758 or 1763 residing in Northampton county, NC and one Andrew (W?) Tarver b. 1765residing in Brunswick county, Va ........Andrew Hipkin Tarver II, a brother to John Tarver of Wilkes County, Ga and Andrew (W?) , a son of John Tarver of Wilkes county, Ga.
It would seem if the Andrew Tarver residing in Brunswick county, Va was Andrew Hipkin Tarver II the 1790 NHT county census would reflect a daughter the age of Nancy who was b. abt. 1785 and Benjamin b. abt. the same 1785-1786.
I would like to remove all reasonable doubt about this and welcome any additional support for either of the possibilities...........as noted I am leaning toward the existence of two Andrew Tarver's both born about the same time one a brother to John Tarver and one a son of John Tarver.
Thanks for all the information you are able to provide.
David A. Tarver