As you can see from my numerous/previous postings, I am very involved in Stepp/Stapp family research. In trying to track down my own line, I have come accross alot of valuable information on other lines. I will continue to post this information on the Stapp and Stepp genforum boards.
I am currently in the Marine Corps and stationed at MCLB Albany, Georgia...a perfect spot for researching the southern Stapp families...I go to the archives on a regular basis, but I need your help and information to sort every individual out. Right now I'm looking at about 5 different John Step/Stepp/Stepps all living in GA at the same time!
Taken from THE GEORGIA BLACK BOOK, Morbid, Macabre, & Sometimes Disgusting Record of Genealogical Value, by Robert Scott Davis, Jr. Note: Source of information is taken from Georgia's two earliest prison records, Central Register of Convicts (1817-1868) and the Penitentiary Book (1817-1871), in Record Group 21-1-5, Georgia Department of Archives and History.
#1145; Name: James Stap; Crime: Voluntary Manslaughter; Term of years: 4; When received: 31 August 1849; Sentence expires: 31 August 1853; County where convicted: Meriwether County; Occupation: None; Birthplace: Georgia; No. of sentences: 1; Age: 23 years; Height: 5 feet, 9 1/2 inches; complexion: Dark; Color of hair: Dark; Color of eyes: Blue; Remarks: Discharged 31 May 1853
#1209; Name: Milton Stap; Crime: Assult to Kill; Term of years: 5; When received: 12 November 1850; Sentence expires: 12 November 1855; County where convicted: Campbell County; Occupation: Farmer; Birthplace: Georgia; No. of sentences: 1; Age: 23 years; Height: 6 feet, 1 inches; complexion: Dark; Color of hair: Dark; Color of eyes: Dark; Remarks: Pardoned 3 November 1851.
State Mental Hospital Milledgeville, GA
No: 386; Name: Mrs. Winfred J. Stapp; Residence: Pickens County, Alabama; When admitted: 16 Nov 1853.
Also, I have found more information on the John and Solomon Step who murdered Martin Fraley, Sr. They were not actually in Cherokee County, Georgia, they were in Cherokee CountRy, Georgia.
David Alan Stapp
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