Re: another piece of the early Tarver puzzle
Thank you very much for the information in your last message.
Based on your information, it seems very likely that Andrew Hipkin Tarver (b.1781) was, as you suggested, a son of Rev. Jacob Tarver and his wife, Mary Tarver.It is certainly reasonable that Mary would name a son after her father, Andrew Hipkin Tarver I.
The slave boy, Abraham, who was willed to Andrew Tarver by Jacob Tarver in his 1822 Wilkes Co., GA Will, was two years old, if I read the Will (Georgia Probate Records, FamilySearch.org) correctly.The 1850 Slave Schedule for Stewart County, Georgia shows that A. H. Tarver owned 52 slaves.One of them was a Black male, age 30.Perhaps that slave was Abraham.
I was shocked by the information concerning "Andy Tarver" in Alabama in 1822.Maybe records or old newspaper accounts will eventually turn up which will explain the circumstances.
Can you give me the source of your information that Andrew H. Tarver (b. 1781) also had children, Josephine, Elizabeth, and possibly, John (all born about 1828 to about 1832)?I had the names, Catharine Tarver Garrett, Eliza Tarver Shepherd, James D. Tarver, Mary Tarver Headen, Elanor "Ellen" Tarver Evans, Rufus M. Tarver and Salina O. Tarver listed as Andrew H. Tarver's children.These names came from his 1852 Will and from the Bible Marriages record that you posted.I don't currently have access to actual census pages for Andrew H. Tarver in Newton Co., GA in 1830 and 1840 and can't find any copies or transcripts that I may have made of those census records for him in order to compare ages and dates.I've seen Josephine Beatrice Tarver, born about 1840, listed as a daughter of James D. Tarver (son of Andrew H. Tarver)in an online genealogy.
David, I appreciate all the help that you have given me concerning the ancestry of Andrew Hipkin Tarver (b. 1780/81).I am interested in all of his ancestry, but see much confusing information out there.It would be wonderful if the Tarver family and related lines could be untangled.