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John G, son of John David not son of William "Bill"
Posted by: Maurice Shackelford (ID *****7003) Date: November 04, 2008 at 08:04:41
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Thought you may be interested in my most recent findings. I see you no longer have your site up and running. You accomplished a lot and your information has been very helpful. Hopefully someone in the family will pick up your great work and continue.

Findings--John G. Stepp, husband of Julia, was not the son of William "Bill", he was the first born to John David and Nancy Rogers. Bill did have a son John G. (born 1842 Gwinnett) close to the same age as John G. (born 1837 Tennessee) and they lived in adjoining counties in 1860, Tishomingo and Itawamba Counties, MS. My living first cousin (97 years old)told me that her husband's great grandfather had slit a mans throat in Hardin County and ran away leaving a wife and young son behind. (Her husbands father was JaHugh Stepp son of John G. Stepp.) That young son had to be John G that married Julia. 1860 he is in Tishomingo Co. MS with Julia, 1870, he is in Alcorn/Tishomingo with his family including his mother, Nancy Rogers, in 1900 he is in Alcorn/Tishomingo and gives his birth date as August 20, 1837. Shortly before the murder of Fraley. Nancy most likely married a Rogers after John David left.

In 1860 Bill's John G. was living with his mother, Milly
(Stegall), in Itawamba. I found, what is most likely this John G.Stapp (Stepp), Bill's son, listed with the 17th Mississippi Infantry and found he died of measles in Virginia in 1862. It looks like Bill had left Milly by 1860 and moved on with Nancy Westor (er) and ended up in Boone County, Arkansas.

Both John Gs show up in the same census year, 1860, living in adjoining counties. So, the confusion!!!

Now for the real test, finding the parents of John Sr. of Campbell Co. VA. Using your information as a starter.

Thanks again for your help and research.

Note: The case against John David and Solomon was dismissed in 1841 and they raised their families in peace in Texas.

All my best to you and hope all is well, Maurice

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