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From: Lotus Cirilo <>
Subject: [TARVER-L] GA, Jn Tarver, dec'd 1810, estate
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 12:02:47 -0700 (PDT)
fm the tarver-gen files.
Early Records of Georgia, Wilkes County, pp. 301-302
TARVER, JOHN dec'd. 1st. Returns of As. Jordan, excr., Receipts of
Elizabeth Tarver, Wm. Gibson, Samuel Tarver and Wm. Gilliam in part of
their legacies 1815.
Elizabeth Tarver, wid., vs Richard, Samuel, Benj. and Andrew Tarver and
Wm. Gibson, Wm. Gilliam, and Jas. Jordan. Bill in equity for dower in
real estate, slaves Jesse and Hannah and Hannah's children. Filed Jan
Richard in his answer says while Elizabeth was living with his father as
his wife, Richard owned land etc and that Hannah was loaned to his mother
by the will of Geo. Jordan, and that Jim was given to said Richard, and
Hannah's other children are younger than Jim.
Dower in land awarded July 1818.
In her petition Apr. 18, 1814 Elizabeth says she married John Tarver,
dec'd, Sept. 5, 1795 and Apr 26, 1808 he signed his will in which he named
his children Richard Tarver, Patience Gibson (then and now the wife of
William Gibson), Mason Tarver, (then the wife of Robt. Tarver and since
intermarried with Wm. Gilliam), Charlotte Tarver, (then and now the wife
of Samuel Tarver), Benj. and Andrew Tarver, all of Wilkes Co., except
Charlotte and Samuel who reside in Burke Co.
That John Tarver died Sept. 6, 1810, That he app David Bates, now dec'd
and Jas. Jordan now of Oglethorpe Co., exers.
That John purchased of Wm. Gibson in 1806 or 1807, 25 acres of land, being
William's part of a tract he and his brother Geo. Gibson bought of
Wm. Digby. That slave Hannah and her children were given to the first
wife by a Mr. Jordan.
The above is the abstracted record of the probate of John Tarver, s/o
Andrew Tarver and Elizabeth Jordan. It was published in Grace Gillam
Davidson's Early Records of Wilkes County, Georgia, vol. 1 & 2, (Macon,
GA, 1932, 1933; Greenville, SC: State Historical Press Inc., 1992).
John Tarver married twice, both times to a woman named Elizabeth. His
first marriage was to Elizabeth Jordan, the d/o George and Hannah Jordan
and the mother of his children, all named in his will.
Was his second marriage to Elizabeth Heath, sister of Nancy Heath who
married George Gibson (Early Marriages in Georgia, Wilkes Co.)?
John and Elizabeth Jordan's children were (identified by their father):
1. Richard Tarver
2. Patience Tarver, m. William Gibson,
3. Mason Tarver, m. (1) Robt. Tarver, m. (2)
4. Charlotte Tarver, m. Samuel B. Tarver
5. Benjamin Tarver
6. Andrew Tarver
... all of Wilkes Co., except Charlotte and Samuel who reside in Burke Co.
Mason Tarver and Robert Tarver were married October 07, 1805 in Richmond
Co., GA - recorded in Richmond County Georgia Marriage Records, 1785-1849,
by Frances T. Ingmire (St. Louis, MO, 1985).
Mason Tarver and William Gilliam were married August 09, 1809 in Wilkes
Co., GA - recorded in Colonial Georgia Marriage Records, 1760-1810, by
Frances T. Ingmire (Signal Mountain TN: Mountain Press, 1985).
The marriage of Samuel Tarver and Charlotte on March 11, 1805 is recorded
in Ingmire's Richmond County Georgia Marriage Records, 1785-1849,
(St. Louis, MO, 1985), and was reprinted in an article in GGM "Richmond
County Marriage Licenses, 1785-1849," (Georgia Geneal. Magazine, no.89,
p.191: 11 March 1805, Richmond Co., Georgia).
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