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THE TARVINS
Richard Tarvin and Martha ?

George Tarvin and Martha ?
Richard Tarvin and Elizabeth Dent
William Tarvin and (Nancy ?)
John Tarvin (of the Creek Nation) and ?
Richard Tarvin (of the Creek Nation) and ?

William Tarvin II and Mary Miller
Deramey Irene "Rene" and Captain John Jarvis Boone
Elisha Tarvin and his wives Theresa "Betsy" Tate and Susan Dean
Pleasant Floyd Tarvin and Patience Vivero

Elijah Tarvin and Elizabeth Tate
William J. Tarvin and Cassandra Ann Offutt
Elimira Tarvin and John Pullum

George Tarvin and his wives? including Martha H. ?
George Franklin Tarvin and Sarah Douglass MacKinnon

Kate "Biddy" MacKinnon Tervin and W. Richard Hightower
Franklin Quitman Tervin and Mamie Baker
Marion Elisha Tarvin and Sophia Frances White

Unplaced Tarvins
Richard Tarvin and Elizabeth ?
Elijah Turvin and Mary ? and/or Harriet ?
George W. Turvin and Clarinda ?

Nancy Tarvin and "Judge" Devereux
Frances (Fannie) Deborah Devereux and James Turner Mashburn

Note: this is my bunch so if it's your bunch, too, please contact me Carol Middleton

RICHARD TARVIN and MARTHA (-?)

With information from Alisa Weese via Sarah Mair

Richard Tarvin

LifeNotes: He was a husbandman. Was of Timperly, Cheshire.

Born: ; Married: ; Died: about 1666, date of inventory and assets
Parents:

Martha ?

LifeNotes:

Born: ; Married: ; Died:
Parents:

Their children were:


GEORGE TARVIN and MARTHA (-?)
Connection of this George to George Tarvin below is theoretical and unproven for now (but getting there).

George Tarvin

LifeNotes: They lived in Liverpool, England, a major port of debarkation for emigrants going from Europe to America. George was a customhouse officer. (information from Alisa Weese via Sarah Mair). George is referred to in several places as a customhouse official, and "Tidewaterman"

The Complete Book of Immigrants 1607-1776 "22 January 1708-3 February 1708. Shippers by the Elizabeth & Ann of Liverpool, Mr. John Birch, bound from Liverpool for Virginia: William Clayton, Elizabeth Wallace, George Tarvin.

It appears however that George returned to Liverpool.

Born: christened Northenden 11/13/1653; Married: Died: 30 June 1725 in Liverpool, England (if he did not immigrate to America)
Parents: Richard Tarvin and Martha ?

Martha (-?)

LifeNotes:

Born: Married: Died: 1701, buried 6/30/1701, Liverpool, England (per Registers of the Parish of Liverpool, St. Nicholas Church, Christenings and Marriages and Burials 1660 to 1704)
Parents:

Their children were:

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RICHARD TARVIN and ELIZABETH DENT
Note:
parentage of Richard to the George Tervin below is theoretical and unproven for now.

Richard Tarvin

LifeNotes: Was a mariner.

Served as bondsman at a wedding in Chester on 8 Aug 1716 and as bondsman at a wedding in Liverpool on 24 Aug 1716.

Came to America from Liverpool, England, probably between 1708 and 1716. Came to Charles Co., MD. Richard was a planter and raised tobacco on the Mattawoman and Laurel Branch plantations in southern Charles Co., MD, near present day PortTobacco.

Born: 1 Aug 1691, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Married: about 1719 in Charles Co., MD
Died: 8 Dec 1742, Charles Co., MD, will probated?12/27/1742; see his will.
Parents: George Tarvin and Martha (-?) of Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Elizabeth Dent

LifeNotes: she inherited land from her family. Was executrix for her husband's will and inherited "life interest in dwelling plantation "Matiawoman" and entire personal estate."

Born: about 1696 Charles Co. or Prince George Co., MD
Married: about 1719 in Charles Co., MD
Died: about 1760, Charles Co., MD, will dated 1759. See the will. Buried in the family plot in Laurel Branch Plantation (sadly this land has been absorbed by a housing development in a suburb of Washington, DC.
Parents: William Dent and Elizabeth Fowke

Their nine children probably were:

from Maryland Calendar of Wills: Volume 8:
Tarvin, Richard
, Charles Co.,
14th Jan., 1743-4;
26th March, 1744.

To eldest bro. George and sis. Martha Noble, 20s. for mourning rings.
To godson Richard, personalty.
To bro. John, all real estate.
To mother Elizabeth, extx., residue of estate. She to leave it as she thinks proper among test. younger brothers and sisters.
Test: William Macferson, William Downs.
23. 448.

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WILLIAM TARVIN and (NANCY -?)

William Tarvin

LifeNotes: Walter Tarvin tells us: William was left land in Maryland in his father's will and a cow in his mother's will in 1759.

William Tarvin applied for a land grant in St. Paul's Parish, GA, in 1769, receiving 250 acres, and again in 1772, receiving 350 acres.St. Paul's Parish became Richmond Co., and, in 1789, Columbia Co., GA. These grants list William's land as being on Little Kiokee Creek, which is in present day Columbia Co. This is where it is thought he lived until his death.

William Tarvin owned land adjacent to Beverly Lowe. In the first petition , the number of children is blank, but the second states his family consists of "A wife, seven children and five negroes."

Note: On the pension application of George Tarvin, William's son, it is stated that George had come to Richmond County as a boy.

According to Dr. Marion Elisha Tarvin: William Tarvin married somewhere in the vicnity of Fort Augusta, which was the last outpost at the head of the trading path to south Alabama

Born: about 1727, Charles Co., MD
Married: in the vicinity of Fort Augusta, GA
Died: 11/25/1785, Richmond (now Columbia) Co., GA. He died intestate. His administrator was George Tarvin. Intestate estate in the Probate office in Richmond County. Based on land records, it appears George tried on several occasions to sell the estate land, and finally succeeded in 1795
Parents: Richard Tarvin and Elizabeth Dent

(Nancy -?)

LifeNotes: On 4 April 1785, a Nancy Tarvin was granted 300 acres on her own headright, bordering on property owned by Beverly Lowe. Is this William's wife?? On this same date, George Tarvin was granted 150 acres of land on headrights on Little Kiokee Creek. William Tarvin owned land adjacent to Beverly Lowe. Nancy could have been William's wife or daughter, but she must have had a family to get this much land. Note that the grant date is eight months before William Tarvin is said to have died.

Born: Married: in the vicinity of Fort Augusta, GA; Died:
Parents:

Their children were:

Is he the Richard Tarvin listed on the 1816 census and on the 1816 tax list for Monroe Co., AL??? He is shown on the 1787 Spanish Census for the Tensaw District as age 30 with a spouse age 33 (could be vice versa as to ages).

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JOHN TARVIN and ?

Husband: John Tarvin

LifeNotes: According to information from Walter Tarvin on the Tarvin Associaton site, John Tarvin gave his brother George Tarvin power of attorney to in 1789 to sell his Richmond (now Columbia) Co., GA property.

John was an Indian trader and a resident of the Creek Nation, according to his passport issued by the governor of Georgia 4/1/1789. John lived at the Creek capitol, Coweta in Georgia.

Born: about 1752, Charles Co., MD
Married:
Died:
Parents: William Tarvin and Nancy ?

Wife: looking, no idea if he married, or had unions.

LifeNotes:

Born:
Married:
Died:
Parents:

Their children were:

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RICHARD TARVIN and ?

Husband: Richard Tarvin

LifeNotes: Richard Tarvin received land grants from Spain in the Mississippi Territory (Baldwin Co., AL)

Mobile District Censuses:
1 January 1786: Richard Tarvin, bachelor, 2 slaves.
1 January 1787: Richard Tarvin, 30, wife 33.

He is shown on the 1787 Spanish Census for the Tensaw District as age 30 with a spouse age 33 .

Baldwin Co., AL 1810:
Turvin, Richard
- 1,1,1,2 & 7 slaves

Monroe Co., AL on the 1816 census
Richard Tarvan 1 1 2 6

Monroe Co., AL on the 1816 tax list
Tarvan, Richard

Monroe Co., AL 1830 census (index)
Tavern, Richard  AL MONROE CO.   056 1830 

Born:1750; Married: ; Died:
Parents: William Tarvin and Nancy ?

Wife:

LifeNotes:

Born: ; Married: ; Died:
Parents:

Their children were: NOTE: this is PURE speculation!

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WILLIAM TARVIN II and MARY MILLER

With thanks to Sarah Mair, Walter Tarvin, and the Tarvin Family Association.

William Tarvin II

Born, Married: 1789 in Burke Co., GA, Died, 1813, thought to have died in the Ft. Mims Massacre, Baldwin Co., AL William Tarvin II left a will dated 1812..
Parents: William Tarvin and Nancy ?

LifeNotes: He was the uncle of my gggrandfather George Franklin Tarvin. He first settled in Burke Co., GA, where he married Mary.

William received land grants in 1787 from Spain in the Mississippi Territory (Baldwin Co.). He settled his family in Baldwin Co., AL in about 1789. Their family were some of the many who died in the terrible Ft. Mims Massacre during the Creek War.

15 April 1789: Guillermo Tarvin, 45, wife 35. (Guillermo is Spanish for William)

In the book, "Massacre at Ft. Mims", by David Pierce Mason, there is this: an early visitor after the killings noted "Old man Moses steadham, and old man Tarvin must have really put up a fight, considering how they looked". William left a will dated 1812. It should be noted that Dr. Marion Elisha Tarvin does NOT say William died at Ft. Mims.

Mary Miller

Born: Burke Co., GA, Married, 1789 in Burke Co., GA, Died- did she die at Ft. Mims?
Parents:

Their children were:

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DERAMEY IRENE "RENE" TARVIN and JOHN JARVIS BOONE

Thanks to Sarah Mair

Deramy Irene "Rene" Tarvin

LifeNotes:

Born: in GA; Married: 1819 in AL; Died:
Parents: William Tarvin II and Mary Miller

Captain John Jarvis Boone

LifeNotes: They were in Escambia Co., FL in 1819. See the reference to John Jarvis Boone in a government documented letter by Thomas Tate Tunstall.

Born: about 1794, NC / SC; Married: ; Died:
Parents:

Their children were:

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ELISHA TARVIN and his wives THERESA 'BETSY" TATE and SUSAN DEAN

Elisha Tarvin

LifeNotes:

Born: ; Married: 7/28/1827; Died: will signed 30 October 1855, leaving his estate to Susan Tarvin and " her three children by me," will was filed 5/1856, probated 6/9/1856.
Parents: William Tarvin II and Mary Miller

1st-Wife: Theresa "Betsy" Tate

LifeNotes:

Born: ; Married: 26 Dec 1825; Died:
Parents: David Tate and Mary Randon and granddaughter of Sehoy III and John Tate

Their children were:

2nd-: Susan Dean,

LifeNotes: Susan Dean, second wife of Elisha Tarvin, is in the 1860 Census of Baldwin County, Alabama, page 209, enumerated on 26 June 1860. Susan, 36, lists three children; i.e. Jeptha, male, 11, Elisha, male, 5, and William, male11/12.

William Andrew Tarvin, the toddler in the census, was born well after Elisha's death so he may have been an adopted child. It is said he was born in Choctaw Co., AL. His lines went to MS. He married Florence Ada Godwin.

Born: ca 1824; Married: on 9/16/1848, Baldwin Co., AL; Died:
Parents:

Their children were:

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ELIJAH TARVIN and ELIZABETH TATE

Elijah Tarvin

LifeNotes:

Born: Married: 17 Oct 1827
Died:
Parents: William Tarvin II and Mary Miller

Elizabeth Tate

LifeNotes: She may have married 2nd to John Patrick on 4/15/1849 (this is pure guessing)

Born:
Married: 17 Oct 1827
Died:
Parents: David Tate and Mary Randon and granddaughter of Sehoy (III) and John Tate

Their children were:

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GEORGE TARVIN and (his maybe 1st-wife -? and) MARTHA H.(-?)

Please note that the theory of the first wife (and parentage of the first two children) here is unproven for now.

George Tarvin

LifeNotes: The family moved to Richmond Co. when he was a boy. Was living in Richmond Co., GA when he entered service, according to his pension application., called into service in a draft to substitiute for William Maddox. Was drafted in fall of 1779. Was a private under Col Twiggs and Lt. Bassett. Also served under Capt. Truman??, Col. Elijah Clarke and Capt. ??? Bickham.

George Tarvin was a veteran of the Revolutionary War, with Serial No. S32003. His pension application, dated 3 December 1832 , states that "your petitioner was born in the State of Maryland in the year seventeen hundred and fifty seven. He was living in the County of Richmond when called into service where he was brought up from his boyhood."

On 4/4/1785, George Tarvin was granted 150 acres of land on headrights on Little Kiokee Creek, Columbia / Richmond Co., GA. He may have had an earlier marriage. Lived in Columbia / Richmond , Effingham, Jefferson, Laurens and Twiggs Counties before moving to Houston County. Is on the Montgomery Co., GA tax rolls in1805-6.

Note: Ulysses Tarvin, who is on the Jefferson County Tax rolls as a neighbor of George Tarvin 1799 to 1802. He married in1801 or 1802, and was on the tax rolls in that county in 1817; and in 1821 in Capt. Flemmings District

Born: 1757 in Maryland
Married:
Died: 11/11/834 in Houston Co., GA. See the text of his will. In Addie Howell's Obituaries of Houston County, Georgia": "Capt. George Tarvin died on Jan.11,1834 at his residence in Houston Co Ga." at age 75 years of age. He was a Revolutionary soldier (pensison transcription is online in the Houston Co., GAGenWeb Archives).
Parents: William Tarvin and Nancy ?

maybe 1st-wife: (-?)

LifeNotes: note- this is speculation that George had a first wife with these children.

Born: Married: Died:
Parents:

Their children were:

2nd?-Wife: Martha H. (-?)

Dr. Jeff Crews shares this with us: July 02, 1838, Samuel Felder appointed guardian of Geo F. (Wills & Inferior Court Minutes of Houston County, GA, Vol I); November 19, 1838, Samuel Felder relieved of liability as guardian of Geo F. (Wills & Inferior Court Minutes of Houston Co., GA, Vol I).

George Franklin Tarvin died 11/19/1858 while traveling on horseback to GA on business.

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WILLIAM J. TARVIN and CASSANDRA ANN OFFUT
Not in my direct line but of interest to others

With thanks to Dr. Jeff Crews

William J. Tarvin

LifeNotes: After marriage, he and Cassandra lived a while in Marion Co., TN and later in New Echota, GA, the last capital of the Cherokee Indians, where William J. served as postmaster, innkeeper, and merchant. William was living at the settlement during the period of the Trail of Tears.

You may visit online the New Echota Historic Site in Calhoun Co., GA of At the actual site, view a drawing of the Tarvin house in New Echota.

William J. Tarvin sold land in Henry Co. to George Brown (4/9/1828). On 4/24/1820, there is noted William J. distributed manuals of Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia to sixteen counties. On 6/6/1828, he was shown as a Twiggs Co., GA property owner. From the diary of Rev. Sam Worchester, missionary and one of the founders of Congregational Church at New Echota and Postmaster at New Echota preceeding William J., noted that on 6/13/1829 "preached at the house of Mr. Tarvin, on account of the death of his son, from Ps. 90:12. (Date does not correlate with other sources on death of Alvin O. in 11/1829.)

On 12/4/1830, there was notice of sheriff's sale - Butts Co. at Jackson, lot 225, 1st dist. ppty of William J Tarvin, in settlement of a debt to George Brown. There was a Fourth of July celebration in 1832 at the home of Oliver Strickland, Esquire, where among those offering toasts were William J. Tarvin, James Hemphill (possibly the cousin of Philip Walker Hemphill, co-founder of Rome, Georgia) and Z. B. Hargrove (possibly Zachariah B. Hargrove, co-founder of Rome, Ga.). William J. was a delegate to the Convention to Reduce the Number of the General Assembly of the State of GA and Other Purposes. On 12/24/1834 an act of legislature authorized William J. to establish a ferry across the Ostenolla (Oostanaula) River.

William Tarvin shown in Gordon Co., GA census for 1850.

In 11/1851, listed as a Grand juror for November term, Gordon Co., GA. On 1/12/1852, empaneled and sworn in as Grand Juror. Named on a deed to William Curtis for 160 acres in Gordon Co., GA. In 9/1853, listed as a Grand juror for September term, Gordon Co., GA.

Born: 1794, Columbia Co., GA (or Twiggs Co., GA). Listed in 1834 census of Murray Co., GA with a family of 6.
Married: 9/1/1824 in Columbia Co., GA
Died: 1852-54 in Sugar Valley, Gordon Co., GA
Parents: probably George Tarvin and (-?)

Cassandra Ann Offutt

LifeNotes:

Born:
Married: 9/1/1824 in Columbia Co., GA
Died:
Parents: Jesse Offutt and Obedience Jones

Their children were:

Dr. Jeff Crews shares with us that Alfred had it hard! Fighting at Missionary Ridge, TN, his company had only parched corn to eat for three days. Captured together with Thomas White at Missionary Ridge, on 11/25/1863. Both were sent to military prison in Louisville, KY where White swore allegiance to the Union and was released. Tarvin refused and was sent to Rock Island Prison. He was released 5/23/1865. The conditions at Rock Island were horrible. Many prisoners died in winter because of lack of blankets.

The children of Alfred Lafayette and Katherine were: Amanda Tarvin (b. 12/19/1856; d. 10/13/1911), Savannah Tarvin (b. 1858), John Alfred Tarvin (b. 11/11/1861, Chatooga Co., GA; d. 8/2/1935, Rome, Floyd Co., GA), William Lafayette Tarvin (b. 7/30/1864; d. 11/23/1933), Louisiana Tarvin (b. 1866), Josephine Tarvin (b. 12/24/1869 in GA; d. 8/29/1941, Rome, Floyd Co., GA), Emma Lee Tarvin (b. 7/5/1872, Chatooga Co., GA; d. 8/26/1952, Rome, Floyd Co., GA). Died 2/27/1880, Floyd Co., GA.

Found on the 1850 census of Gordon Co, GA 780-786 12th Division
WM J. Tarvin 55 b GA, Cassandra 49 b GA. All the children b in GA: Albert B. 20, Amanda V 19, Alfred D. 18, Alvin A. 16, Mary A. 15, Anson 9, Elimira 7. Living in the HH Jesse Offutt 66 b GA.

Married John Pullum. John served in Civil War enlisting in Marion Co, AL; says on his Civil War pension papers that he was sent home from the hospital in Courtland, AL in 1865. .Their chilkdren were: Belle Pullum, Caroline Pullum, Benjamin Pullum, Joshua Pullum, Joseph Marion Pullum (twin of John Marion), John Marion Pullum (twin of Joseph Marion), Susan T. Pullum, Sam Houston Pullum, Ida Pullum and Sally Pullum Elmira Tarvin died 4/17/1920 Elkmont, Limestone Co, AL, buried New Garden Cemetery which is between Ardmore and Athens, AL. (Information for Elmira Tarvin shared by Rita Hill Pullum

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ELMIRA TARVIN and JOHN PULLUM

Information for Elmira Tarvin shared by Rita Hill Pullum

Wife: Elimira Tarvin

LifeNotes: According to Elmira Tarvin Pullum's death certificate her father was Bill Tarvin and her mother is listed as "Lizzie".

John and Elmira Pullum are on the 1880, 1900 and 1910 census of Giles Co, TN.

Born: 12/1843. The 1850 Gordon Co., GA census shows she was born in GA
Married: 1 Dec 1864 Davidson Co, TN
Died: 4/17/1920 Elkmont, Limestone Co, AL, buried New Garden Cemetery which is between Ardmore and Athens, AL.
Parents: William J. Tarvin and Cassandra Ann Offut

Husband: John Pullum

LifeNotes: John served in Civil War enlisting in Marion Co, AL. Was in 16th AL Regiment - Company K. Says on his Civil War pension papers that he was sent home from the hospital in Courtland, AL in 1865. .

Born: 2/2/1841 Jackson Co, AL
Married: 1 Dec 1864 Davidson Co, TN
Died: 2/6/1917 Giles Co, TN, buried Greenwood Cemetery
Parents:

Their children were:

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GEORGE FRANKLIN TARVIN and SARAH DOUGLASS MacKINNON

With thanks to Isabelle Algee for the Hatcher Cemetery information and to Joann MacKinnon Osborne of Clan MacKinnon and to Dr. Jeff Crews

George Franklin Tarvin

LifeNotes Dr. Jeff Crews shares this court record: October 21, 1829, received deed of gift from father George Tarvin -- 2 slaves and furniture (from land Records of Houston Co., GA.)

George Franklin Tarvin, a wealthy farmer-attorney, he and his brother David Tarvin came to Walton Co., FL from Houston Co., GA to settle and make their fortunes. George bought a large farm near the John Love MacKinnon's land. They prospered in the new settlement.

One day in 1858, George Franklin Tarvin rode off to take care of some business in Georgia. On the trail, he suffered a fatal attack (a brain hemorrhage, probably). Sarah was summoned; she rushed to be at her husband's side, but he died before she reached him.

Born: 2 Nov 1819 in Columbia Co., GA
Married:
Died: 11/19/1858 in GA; buried at Euchee Valley Presbyterian Church Cemetery, adjacent to John Love MacKinnon (elder), Walton Co., FL
Parents: George Tarvin and Martha (-?).

Sarah Douglass MacKinnon

LifeNotes: She is listed in the 1860 census as age 34, born in NC.

Born: 11/25/1825 in Richmond Co., NC
Married:
Died: 6/19/1891 in Eucheeanna in Walton Co., FL; buried at Euchee Valley Presbyterian Church Cemetery, adjacent to John Love MacKinnon (elder), Walton Co., FL See the obituary written by her dear children and published 3 months later.
Parents:John Love MacKinnon and Catharine Douglass

Their children were:

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KATE MacKINNON TERVIN and W. RICHARD HIGHTOWER

Kate "Biddy" MacKinnon Tervin

LifeNotes: She was named for her aunt, Kate MacKinnon, daughter of Col. John Love and Catharine MacKinnon of Walton Co., FL. She was born into a gentle Southern family. Kate's father, George Franklin Tervin, was a lawyer. The family lived comfortably. But George died suddenly and the young widow Sarah Douglass MacKinnon Tervin was left with 5 children to care for, right on the eve of the Civil War. Sarah managed to send her daughter Kate to the Young Ladies Seminary and Collegiate Institute in Freeport, FL

Kate "Biddy" MacKinnon Tervin graduated in 1879 and her memory book is filled with sweet notes and poems from her teachers and her friends, in the lovely florid handwriting of the day. The book holds devotions. letters, newspaper clippings, printed post cards and little works of art done in her own hand. To turn the pages of the book is to understand her life as young girl, as serious student, as loyal friend, as dear sister, as loving wife, as caring mother and grieving mother. There is even a lock of her mother's hair -- a rich dark brown--tied with pink satin ribbon. She married handsome Dick Hightower and they lived in Freeport, FL, the little town established by Kate's grandfather, Col. John Love MacKinnon.

Born: 5/5/1854, Walton Co., FL
Married:
Died: 12/28/1891, Freeport, FL; buried Euchee Valley Presbyterian Church, Walton Co., FL
Parents: Sarah Douglass MacKinnon and George Franklin Tervin

W. Richard Hightower

LifeNotes: They lived in Freeport, AL. He had a sister Queen who lived in Walton Co., FL; she married John Mott Ackerman. He worked at Southern Timber & Land in Millview, FL.

Born: 10/9/1850, Monroe Co., AL
Married:
Died: 7/3/1892 in Perdido Bay, FL/AL trying to save his drowning son; buried Euchee Valley Presbyterian Church, Walton Co., FL See the write-up of the accident.
Parents: James A. Hightower and Nancy Humphrey

Their children were:

Her obituary: Died-- At DeFuniak Springs. June 26th, 1886, Sallie E. Hightower, infant child, the bereaved parents who mourn the loss of their precious little Jewel, have our heart felt sympathy, in this sad hour to them. Dear parents, grieve not for her who was so briefly lent to gladden your hearts and home, but remember the words of an all wise ruler when He said 'Suffer little children to come unto me for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven."

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FRANKLIN QUITMAN TERVIN and MAMIE BAKER
Not in my direct line but of interest to others

At one time, according to Frank Tervin, there was a town on Walton Co., FL roadmaps named Tervin; this may have been the site of Franklin Quitman Tervin's lumber mill.

Take A "Walking Tour" of lovely DeFuniak Springs, FL, home for generations of the Tervins and their related families. Bookmark here before you go.

Franklin Quitman Tervin

LifeNotes: he owned a lumber mill in Walton Co., FL and was active in the Defuniak Springs community. Quit's and Mamie's home is listed on the walking tour linked above. My Mother called him "Uncle Quit" and he was very sweet to her.

Born: ca 1858-9 in Walton Co., FL
Married:
Died:
Parents: Sarah Douglass MacKinnon and George Franklin Tervin

Mamie Baker

LifeNotes: After her husband died she lived with Flora Douglass (now who is Flora Douglass??) in DeFuniak Springs, FL

Born: Married: Died:
Parents:

Their children were:

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MARION ELISHA TARVIN and SOPHIA FRANCIS WHITE

See Tarvins on the Dawes Roll 1898-1901

Marion Elisha Tarvin

LifeNotes: See his piece written about the Creeks and in particularly, his family. Dentist. 2nd Lt. in the 40th Ala. volunteer regiment, Holtzclaw's Brigade, Withers' Division, Polk's corps Confederate Army.

Listed in vol 1 1900 Creek Nation Census. Lived at Hickory Ground.

Born: 1837-9, Baldwin County, AL
Married:
Died:
Parents: Elisha Tarvin and Theresa "Betsy" Tate, grandson of David Tate and Mary Randon.

Sophia Frances White

LifeNotes: She was the youngest daughter in her family.

Born:
Married:
Died:
Parents: Pleasant White of Sumpter Co., AL

Their children were:

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PLEASANT FLOYD TARVIN and PATIENCE VIVERO

Husband: Pleasant Floyd Tarvin

LifeNotes:

Born: ; Married: ; Died:
Parents: Marion Elisha Tarvin and Sophia Frances White

Wife: Patience Vivero

LifeNotes:

Born: ; Married: ; Died:
Parents:

Their children were:

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UNPLACED TARVINS
Richard Tarvin and Elizabeth ?
Elijah Turvin and Mary ? and/or Harriet ?
George W. Turvin and Clarinda ?

Nancy Tarvin and "Judge" Devereux
Frances (Fannie) Deborah Devereux and James Turner Mashburn

RICHARD TARVIN and ELIZABETH ?

Husband: Richard Tarvin

LifeNotes: Was a farmer as shown by the Walton Co., 1850 census.

Listed on tax roll of Santa Rosa Co., FL in 1859, and next door to Elijah Turvin. They are listed every year until 1866.

On the 1860 census, Santa Rosa Co., FL he and Elizabeth are listed next door to Elijah Turvin

Born: born 1795 GA (per 1850 census) 1797 AL (per 1860 census)
Married:
Died:
Parents: maybe Richard Tarvin See his page.

Wife: Elizabeth ?

LifeNotes:

Born: 1800 GA (per 1850 census), 1795 AL (per 1860 census)
Married:
Died:
Parents:

Their children were:

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ELIJAH TARVIN and MARY ? and/or HARRIET ?

Husband: Elijah Turvin

LifeNotes: Was a farmer, as shown in 1850 census.

Listed on tax roll of Santa Rosa Co., FL in 1859 as male above 21 and under 50, and next door to Richard Turvin. They are listed every year until 1866.

About the time of his residence in Santa Rosa County Florida, Elijah purchased some public lands. this land contained 319 acres. The official plat of the survey of the land was recorded in the general land office by the surveyor general and purchased by Elijah Turvin.

He served in the Civil War and received his pension for his services in Covington County, Alabama. In the censuses of 1870 and 1880 he is listed in Covington County. Elijah Turvin was in Company I, 15th Confederate Cavalry, 1st regiment Alabama and Florida Cavalry. His pension application dated 13 Feb. 1891 indicated that he had gone before the judge of probate court to testify for the eligibility for the pension.

Born: ca 1820 GA (per 1850 census) or 1816 AL; Married: ; Died: after 1891
Parents:

Wife: Mary ? (1850 cenusus) or Harriet ? (1860 census) (they may be one in the same or two separate wives)

LifeNotes:

Born: 1816 AL (per 1860 census) or 1823 GA (per 1850 census); Married: Died:
Parents:

Their children were:

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GEORGE W. TURVIN and CLARINDA TURVIN

Husband: George W. Turvin

LifeNotes: Shown livng at home in 1870.

Born: ca April 1845-1850 AL (shown as age 5 in 1850 Santa Rosa Co., FL census) or 1850 FL (per 1870 census)
Married:
Died: April 1919 at about age 60, Covington Co., AL
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Wife: Clarinda Turvin

LifeNotes: She may have been a second wife

Born:
Married: 1879
Died:
Parents: John James Turvin (b. about 1816 AL) and Evanette Stygens (who married 1837)

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NANCY TARVIN and "JUDGE" DEVEREAUX

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Nancy Tarvin

LifeNotes: She was said to be a Creek woman. Nancy would have been the same generation as my George Franklin Tarvin and his sibs.

Speculation: Could she possibly by some miracle be a daughter of John Tarvin who lived in Coweta and was issued his passport into the Creek Nation in 1789??

Born: maybe about 1790 in GA; Married:
Died:
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"Judge" Devereux

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FRANCES "FANNY" DEBORAH DEVEREAUX and JAMES TURNER MASHBURN

Frances (Fannie) Deborah Devereux

LifeNotes: Frances and James had 12 children according to 1900 Baldwin County Census. This would be one child every 1.66 years and would made their marriage of 1837 correct. Three apparently died as infants or were stillborn. In all probability, they lived in this area of what is now Covington County after marrying. The 1860 Santa Rosa County census shows first four children born in Alabama.

They migrated south down the west side of Black Water River to where they homesteaded on a 160 acres farm near Otehite on Rocky Creek north of Milligan, Santa Rosa County, Florida, in what is now Okaloosa County. They lived on what is now known by the inhabitants of this area west of "Hurricane" Lake as "Nashbern Fork", on Rocky Creek where it runs into Black Water River, Section 9 and 10, Township 5, North, Range 25 West Okaloosa County, Florida. It is now Black Water State Forest and Game Refuge.

From Jim Mashburn: "My wife and I had the pleasure of visiting this very beautiful and serene place on June 8, 1988, and tried to imagine what it was like when our ancestors lived there from 1850 to 1880. This river is this area is recognized ad one of the purest streams of water in the world. Its tributaties, Rocky Creek being one, is the most pristine stream known to man. Over 90% of this river springs forth from the earth's aquifer. The Indians called the river Okaloosa, meaning "dark water".

The family is found again in Escambia Co., FL in 1880 census three years after James' death. Frances, age 60 and confirms her age of 40 in 1860 census Santa Rosa County. Twins James Jasper and Thomas Newton were age 23 and single and living with their motner. They say in this census that both Mother Frances and Father James were born in Georgia.

James and Newton were listed as teamsters, along with two boarders named Calvert. They were living in Molino in Escambia County, FL, on the river. William and wife Marjee A. and son James and brother John and his wife Mary Ann and two boarders named Bogan and Beck were living in Barrineau Park. This is south and east of Molino toward Muscoogee.

In her application for James' war pension, Frances stated she is a Creek Indian.

Born: about 14-1820, GA
Married: at her home in (probably the Sanford community of) Andalusia, Alabama, about 1837 by county magistrate Snowden
Died: 4/24/1904 Escambia Co. AL, buried in Little Escambia Baptist Church Cemetery north of Flomaton, Alabama
Parents: Nacy (or Nancy) Tarvin and a "Judge" Devereux. In Nancy's will, she names Frances.

James Turner Mashburn

LifeNotes: According to Frances' statement under oath in affidavits of 1895, with Uncle "Newt" and Aunt Sarah Jane (Sally) witnessing dated August 29th, 1894, James served in Captain Ledbetter's Company in Colonel Pouncy's Regiment in the Creek Indian War of 1837. Further Frances said James was about 5 ft. 10 inches high, dark eyes, dark complexion and black hair and was born in Georgia. That he was a farmer and that he was discharged at Pea River.

James Turner Mashburn served three 90 day enlistments according to records under the name of Nashbern from April 3rd, 1837 to July 4th, 1837 in Captain Ledbetter's Company of Colonel Welbern's regiment of the Alabama Mounted Volunteers (Calvary). He enlisted in Dale County, Alabama, and mustered out in Ft. Breach, Alabama. This was federal service and qualified Frances for her pension of $8.00 per month. His next hitch was from July 4th to September 10th in 1837 inthe same unit. He also served from September 10th to December 11th , 1837 in Captain Littlebery Rogers' Company, Alabama Mounted Infantry. The records in the Alabama State Archives also show this time to be mustered Federal time.

Born: about 1815, GA
Married: in 1837, Andalusia, AL
Died: 9/19/1877, Santa Rosa Co., FL. A Mrs. Sarah Roberts also swore out an affadavit that she helped prepare the body of James for burial at his home in September 1877, near Otahite, Santa Rosa County, Florida, signed on 17th day of November 1894 at Muscoogee, Escambia County, Florida.
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