Re: another piece of the early Tarver puzzle
Thank you for the additional information.
I can only speculate that, perhaps, the Andrew Tarver of the 1790 Northampton County, North Carolina census whose household showed only himself and one other free white male, both aged 16+, and 3 slaves, but no females and no males under 16, may have been (if he was the father of Andrew Hipkin Tarver III and perhaps the father of Rufus Tarver and Jonathan V. Tarver) a widower.Perhaps his children resided in a separate household which included a female relative (paternal side or unknown maternal side) who was better able to care for them while their father tried to make a living.
The absence of census records for Georgia for the years 1790, 1800 and 1810 make research even more difficult.
The book, PRIMITIVE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION MINUTES OF THE UNITED STATES:ALABAHA ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA 1846-1941.OCMULGEE ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA 1810-1947 (at Google Books), shows that T. Shepherd and A. H. Tarver represented a church called Bethseda, of Newton County, Georgia.The "snippet view" didn't show the date or place of the meeting.
The name was shown as "A. F. Tarver" in two other places in the book.I know that some of the Tarvers were Methodists.Perhaps Andrew Hipkin Tarver III's Primitive Baptist membership will eventually provide some clues.