Thanks for the interesting information in your previous Message.
The Georgia Archives, under Georgia Colonial and Headright Plat Index, shows Andrew Tarver with 280.2 acres in Warren County in 1812.The source given is GEORGIA COLONIAL AND HEADRIGHT PLAT INDEX, 1735-1866, by Mary H. Abbe.
Familysearch.org has the following, under Georgia, Headright and County Land Records, 1783-1909 > Headright and bounty docu...anner, Asa-Taylor, Wright > Image 120:
Georgia, by the Court of Justices of Warren County
To Benj'n Hurt Esqr Surveyor for said County you are required to admeasure and lay out or cause to be laid out unto Andrew Tarver - - A tract of land which shall contain three hundred acres -- in Warren County
Taking Especial care that the same has not heretofore been laid out to any person or persons & you are required to record the plat of the same in your Office & Transmit a copy thereof together with the Warrant to the Surveyor General within two years from the date hereof
Given under our hands as presiding justices of said Court this 7th day of Sept 7th 1812
A Muncrief clk
(On the top, left, just below "Georgia," the names, Chas(?) Gibson JP, John Hardaway JP and Andrew King(?) JP, are written.)
The following information is written on the back of the document:
B. Hunt (or Hurt) CS
A copy of the Will of Andrew H. Tarver is located at Familysearch.org under Georgia, Probate Records, 1742-1990 > Webster > Wills 1854-1910, Images 10 & 11 (Pages 4-7).The same is also in Wills 1854-1965, Images 11 & 12 (Pages 4-7)
A copy of the Will of Nancy H. Tarver is in Wills 1854-1910, Image 38 (Page 61).At the bottom it says "See Page 64."Page 54 (Image 40) gives information on the probate of the Will.
A record of the Estate Sale of Andrew H. Tarver, which didn't take place until after the death of his widow, Nancy, in 1873, is located at Familysearch.org under Georgia,Probate Records, 1742-1975 > Webster > Inventories and appraisements 1863-1914, Images 196 & 197.
Interesting information on Andrew H. Tarver's estate is also given, in the Probate Recrods mentioned above, in Vouchers & Wild Land Tax Digest 1865-1914, Images 77-88, 121, 122, 248 & 249 (Pages 89-111, 178& 426).Image 82 is where the Marion County land is mentioned.
More information on the estate and land of Andrew H. Tarver is at the above source in Webster Mins. 1854-1914 Vol A-B, Images 45,50 & 144-146...(Vol A Pages 24, 34 & 219-222...)and concerning the estate of Mrs. Nancy H. Tarver on Vol A Pages 222-223-224-248 and 251 or 257.
An interesting (and legible) advertisement of the Executor's Sale (Lant Lots, slaves, and perishable property, which is described)of the estate of Andrew H. Tarver is at Digital Library of Georgia in the Columbus Enquirer issue of Jan. 1, 1856, Page 4.It shows John M. Shepherd as the Ex'r.
Ads for the Administrator's Sale and Postponed Administrator's Sale, for the Estate of Andrew H. Tarver, with D. R. Shepherd as "Adm'r. De bonis non, with will annexed" were published in the Weekly Sumter Republican, Issues dated August 29, 1873, p. 4, and Sept. 12, 1873, p. 4.Those ads also named Land Lots.Source:Digital Library of Georgia, South Georgia Newspapers.
Alabama Genweb shows that in Sumter County, Alabama Deed Book DE & F, 1838-1840 Deeds, the following information is found on Index Page 77:
Grantee:Evans, Joel; Grantor, Frances A. Guinn, p. 274;
Grantee:Evans, Jesse & Ellen; Grantor, Tarver, A.H., p. 673.
Joel Evans and family were on the 1840 census of Sumter Co., Alabama.I don't have access to actual images of that census.
Familysearch.org shows that Joel Evans and Ellen Tarver were married on 20 August 1838 in Newton Co., GA.I need to check the actual online marriage record image, as the Bible record information that you posted gives the date as 30 August 1838.The handwriting on one or the other may be difficult to read.
It is of interest that Joel Evans, son of John Clement(s) Evans and Elizabeth "Bessie" Morton, was first married,in Morgan Co., GA, to EmilyButt(s) on 29 Nov. 1836.Among the siblings of Joel Evans were Joseph C. Evans and Eliza H. Evans.Eliza H. Evans married (1) Talmon W. Shepherd (son of James) and (2) George Brooks.
I decided that the names of the children of Eliza Tarver and her husband, John M. Shepherd may provided some clues, so am listing them, as follows:
(1) Thomas A. J. Shepherd (b. abt. 1829 Newton Co., GA; d. prob. in GA, 1868/69).Married, before 1850, Sarah A. ____.
Seven children.After her husband's death, Sarah resided in Arkansas and Texas.
(2)Benjamin T. Shepherd (b. abt. 1832 GA; d. 1860 Webster Co., GA).
(3)John J. Shepherd (b. abt. 1834 GA; d. after 1885, possibly 1887, Texas).Married, 1867, Mary Frances Wiggins.
She md. 2ndly, Col. Walker.
(4) Mary E. Shepherd (b. 1835 GA; d. 1881 Sumter Co., GA).Married, 1856 (in John M. Shepherd's home, near Preston, Webster Co., GA,) Dr. James Franklin Cato.Seven children.
(5)Daniel R. (Ramey?) Shepherd (b. 1838 Henry Co., GA; d. 1917 Doerun, Colquitt Co., GA).Married, 1868 Stewart Co., GA, Clara Josephine Prothro.Nine children.
(6)James Draper Shepherd (b. 1842 Henry Co.,GA; d. 1890; buried Americus, Sumter Co., GA).Married, 1870, Randolph Co., GA, Victoria Ann Thornton.Two daughters.
(7)Albert G. Shepherd (b. 1846 GA; d. 1913 at an infirmary in Atlanta, GA; buried Richland, Stewart Co., GA).
(8)Robert Shepherd (b. abt. 1849; deceased or moved out of parents' household by 1870).
(9)Nancy "Nannie" E. Shepherd (b. 1851 Stewart Co., GA; d. January 1884 Webster Co.,GA).Married, abt. 1868, Webster Co., GA, William Solomon Morgan, Jr.Six children.(He md. 2ndly, Saphronia A. Margaret Day, in October 1884.)Mrs. Nancy "Nannie" E. Shepherd Morgan was a twin of Mrs. Sarah "Sallie" Shepherd Morgan.Their husbands were brothers.
(10) Sarah "Sallie" Shepherd (b.1851 Stewart Co., GA; d. 1878-1880 probably Freestone County, Texas).Married, abt. 1867, Webster Co., GA, James Augustus "Gus" Morgan.Two daughters.(Gus married, 2ndl, Sonora/Sanora _____ in Texas & 3rdly, a widow, whose maiden name was Sarah Ann "Annie" Dill.Gus had six children by his 2nd wife and none by his third).
Note that Albert G. Shepherd, like his aunt, Mrs.Catherine G. Tarver Garrett, had the middle initial, G. (I think that there is still information on Catherine's family at Ancestry.com and at Rootsweb and that there is online information showing the names of the children of her brothers, Rufus Miltiades Tarver, and James D. Tarver - all of which I have in my records.)
Some information on the estate of Mrs. Eliza Tarver Shepherd is at Familysearch.org, in the Probate records for Webster Co.,GA under Inventories and appraisements 1863-1914, Images 317-319, 322 & 339.Image 319 shows that her land, which was sold on Nov. 4, 1884, included Lot No. 209 (202 1/2 acres) in the 25th District, which was sold to J. J. Dixon, and the Home Place consisting of Lots 188, 189, 195 & 196 and West half of Lot.No. 197 in the 24th District containing in aggregate 900+/- acres, which was sold to her son, A. G. Shepherd.
I have other bits and pieces of information on Andrew H. Tarver, but none of them seem to be of much significance.
I'm out of ideas and information for now, but will watch this forum for your postings and will respond if I think I can contribute anything useful.