Re: another piece of the early Tarver puzzle
In an attempt to track Andrew Hipkin Tarver III,....... as known he was in Morgan county, Ga. about 1810, then he shows up on the Newton county, Ga census for 1830 and 1840 and then to Stewart county, Ga by 1850.
With respect to that movement, I found the following newspaper citation in March 1842 from the Columbus, Georgia Enquirer, "Lost in Columbus, road leading to Col. Woolfolk's plantation, a package of notes on Robert Wright, Samuel Avery, James D. Tarver, Jesse Smith, David McDaniel, John Sawyers.......signed A.H. Traver (sp.)"
There was a Samuel Avery on a 1811-1813 tax list for Pulaski county, Ga.
Also, in the will of Andrew H. Tarver Webster county, 1852, land given to his wife Nancy was identified as in District 24 of Lee now Stewart county, Ga.Lot "188, 189, 195 and 1/2 of 197 producing a total acreage of 708 3/4 .
These lots were apparently originally issued in the 1827 Georgia land lottery as they appear to consist of 202 1/2 acres each.Therefore, 202 1/2 times 3 lots plus 202 1/2 times 1/2 for the one lot equal the total 708 and 3/4 total acres which Andrew Tarver had acquired from the original drawers of the land in the 1827 land lottery.
Lot # 195 was drawn originally by Elathan D. Walker sol. who resided in Newton county, Ga., Zachary's district at the time he drew the lot in 1827.
It is not known whether Andrew Tarver knew Walker or just acquired the lot from him sometime after 1840 and by the date of his will preparation in 1852.
I cannot locate Andrew H. Tarver in any county in 1820 yet.Not sure how he migrated from Morgan county, Ga. to Newton county, Ga then down into Stewart county, Ga.
He must have had business dealings in Columbus, Ga. (Muscogee county, Ga) in 1842 as noted by the above.
You may have all this, but just wanted to lay it out just in case a subtle clue might bear fruit.
David A. Tarver