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Re: Father of Illegitimate Bushrod
Posted by: Von Hamrick (ID *****6962) Date: August 23, 2004 at 09:22:54
In Reply to: Re: Father of Illegitimate Bushrod by Cecelia Mathis of 717

Willing or unwilling? We may never know the answer to that question but my guess is, Sarah Ann Doggett was raped by William Tapp, the husband of her older sister. Family lore states that it happened on a trip to North Carolina. William Tapp and his wife, Elizabeth Doggett Tapp lived in Orange County, NC and I believe Sarah Ann was probably visiting her sister when it happened. Sarah Ann was in her mid-teens and William Tapp was in his thirties. I would guess that this caused quite a bit of friction between the Tapp and Doggett families.

Von Hamrick

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