Yes, I already had the information from the March 1842 newspaper abstract (as quoted by you) and also from an online image of the actual newspaper advertisement (see below).However, I never thought of using the names in the ad as clues.Good idea!
I found the ad, as follows, in The Columbus Enquirer, March 23, 1842 issue, page 4 (Digital Library of Georgia):
ON Friday, the 1(?)th instant, either in Columbus, or on the road leading to Colonel Woolfolk's plantation, a package of Notes, of the following description:One note for $2,000 on Robert Wright, date not recollected, made payable to A. H. Tarver, due 25th December 1842; three notes on Samuel Avery, for $500 each, one due last Christmas, to draw interest from date if not punctually paid, one due 25th December, 1842, one due 25th December 1843, all made payable to James D. Tarver,and endorsed by him - the above named three notes were on one sheet of paper; one note on Harbart Hurd, for $500, due next Christmas, date not recollected, endorsed as above; one note on Jesse Smith, for 3 or $100, due next Christmas, endorsed as above; three notes on David McDaniel, for $25 each, date not recollected, due next Christmas, endorsed by John Sawyers; one note for $11, on Henry Audolph, now due, given this month.
All persons are cautioned against trading for the above notes, and the makers from paying them to any person but the undersigned.Whoever may have found said package, and will leave it at the store of Hills, Dawson & Co. Columbus, or with the subscriber, near Richland P. O. in Stewart county, will be liberally rewarded.A. H. TARVER.
Richland P. O., March 1612 3t"
According to HISTORY OF STEWART COUNTY, GEORGIA, Vol. II, Henry Audolph, traditionally from Germany, was one of the first settlers of Stewart County.He had apparently previously lived in, among other places, Oxford, Alabama and Bibb County, GA and purchased several lots in the 24th District (location of Richland) from Eli Shorter of Putnam County in 1828.
Andrew H. Tarver's estate records show that Andrew owned Land Lots 188, 189, 190, 195, 196, 197 and 220 in the 24th District in Webster (previously Lee, then, Stewart, then Kinchafoonee) Co., GA and Land Lots 33, 34 and 35 in the 24th District in Marion Co., GA.
It was smart of you to check the names and residences of some of the original owners of the lots.I don't have access to much of the lottery information.
Do you know how Tabitha Tarver, who married James Garrett in Morgan Co., GA in 1808, is connected with the other Georgia Tarvers?Online information shows that the couple moved to Twiggs County and that Tabitha died in Twiggs Co. before 1830.James Garret's 2nd wife was Angelina Thomas, according to various posts.I'm not certain how many of his several children were by Tabitha.I'm asking about that couple because you state that Andrew H. Tarver was once a resident of Morgan County, I know that Andrew's daughter, Catharine/Katharine Tarver married Thomas D. Garrett, and I just found the following newspaper notice at Digital Library of Georgia, in Georgia Journal (Milledgeville), issue of June 23, 1820, page 4:
"ON the first Saturday in July next, will be sold at the house of James Garrett,in Twiggs county, all the property of Joseph Tarver, deceased.Terms of sale made known on the day.
James Garrett, adm'r.
Do you know how the above Joseph Tarver is related to the other Georgia Tarvers. Could he have been Tabitha's father or brother?
That's all I have time to contribute tonight.I hope to have a chance to add more information soon.