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Tapley of Johnson Georgia - James, Cincinnatius, Sarah, Seth Tapley
Posted by: Greg Evans (ID *****6960) Date: May 20, 2009 at 09:10:38
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The Tapley Family of Georgia

The surname Tapley originated in Cornwall in Southwestern England. The village of Tapeley is located in Devonshire, England.

The earliest records of the descendents of James M. Tapley show that the family was centered in the area located about halfway between Macon and Savannah, Georgia in the counties of Johnson, Oglethorpe and Emanuel. The occupation of all of the heads of the families is listed as being a farmer.


James M. Tapley (1814-~1855)
James M. Tapley was born in 1814 in GA. From 1820-1850 he was living in Emanuel, GA, located near Swainsboro. The 1850 census shows him living with his mother Sarah Tapley, age 75 (born 1775). She is also present in the 1820-1840 census in Emanuel.The 1860 census shows him living in Wrightsville, Johnson County, GA with his wife Martha (born 1826) and children: John, Mary, Elizabeth, James, Jane and George Washington. The 1870 census shows him still living in Wrightsville, GA but now with 4 more children: William, Cincinnatius, Francis and Canneseusla [spelling?]. I haven't been able to find any family members in the 1880 census. James died abt 1855 in GA.

Cincinnatius C. Tapley (1864-1930)
       Cincinnatius C. [C. may stand for Clifton] Tapley, was born [or Jan 20, 1864 in Johnson, GA (census indicates born June 1862) and died April 20, 1930 in GA. He was married June 8, 1884 to Joanna Mixon, daughter of Richard Mixon and Julia Ann Rowland. Joanna was the wife of Cincinnatius' brother William Tapley who died in 1883. William and Joanna had 2 children, James and Sallie who were living with Cincinnatius and Joanna in Kite, Johnson Co, GA in 1900. Cincinnatius and Joanna had 8 children: 1) Mary Frances Tapley, born Sept. 13, 1887 in Johnson, GA; died Aug. 8, 1979; 2) Seth M. Tapley, born April 24, 1889 in Johnson, GA; died Nov. 15, 1941 in Boiling Springs, GA; Vena "Vennie" Belle Tapley, born August 1881 in Johnson, GA; 4) Ila Jane Tapley, born March 1895 [fs says March 15, 1891in Johnson, GA]; died Dec 26, 1984 in Vidalia, Toombs, GA; 5) Nannie Lou Belia Tapley, born 1896 in Johnson, GA; 6) Richard Roy Clayton Tapley, born April 1898 in Johnson, GA; died 1966; 7) Baby or Bobby Tapley, born 1901 in GA; and 8) Blount Tapley, born 1903 in Johnson, GA and died 1963. In 1910, the family had moved to Soperton, GA just south of Wrightsville, GA. It appears that Cincinatius was called SincÚ, given that his name appears as such in the 1900 census. He died April 20, 1930 in GA.

Seth M. Tapley (1889-1941)
Seth M. Tapley was born April 24, 1889 in Johnson, GA and died Nov. 15, 1941 in Boiling Springs, GA. Like his father and grandfather, he was a farmer. He married Bettie M. Phillips in 1913. They had 6 children: 1) Kenneth P. Tapley, born July 14, 1915 in Treutlen, GA; died October 11, 1998 in Thomaston, GA, age 83, who married Christine Farr; 2) Carrie W. Tapley, born 1917 in GA; 3) Helen M. Tapley, born 1920 in GA; 4) Leaf [spelling?] Tapley, born 1923 in GA; 5) Civil L. Tapley, born 1925 in GA; and Harward Tapley, born 1927 in GA. In 1920, the family was living in Soperston, GA not far from Wrightsville (about half way between Macon and Savannah, GA. In 1930, the family was living in Treutlen, GA also not far from Wrightsville. Their name is misspelled in the 1930 census as "Taple".

Tapley Family Tree
1. ? Tapley, father of James M. Tapley, estimated date of birth [DOB] 1775-1794.
..Spouse: Sarah Tapley, born in 1775 in GA [familysearch says born abt 1794 in Emanuel, GA and died abt 1855 GA]
..Children
..1.1 James Marion Tapley, born May 2, 1814 in Emanuel,
GA; died Aug. 20, 1884, buried in Oakley Grove
Cemetery in Johnson, GA; occupation: farmer.
...Spouse: Martha J. (Morris) Tapley, born 1824 or 1826 in
Johnson, GA; died 1897, buried in Oakley Grove
Cemetery in Johnson, GA.
...Children
...1.11. John Tapley, born 1846 in GA
...1.12. Mary Tapley, born 1848 in Johnson, GA
...1.13. Susan Isabela Tapley, born Jan. 22, 1852 in Johnson, GA; died July 22, 1928.
Spouse: Swain M. Morris, born Apr 10, 1850 in Johnson, GA; died May 14, 1918.
...1.14. James Marion Tapley, Jr, born Jan. 5, 1854 in
Johnson, GA; died Apr. 29, 1921 in Toombs, GA; buried
in Mount Moriah Church Cemetery in Toombs, GA;
married Dec. 29, 1875.
Spouse: Amanda O. "Mandy" Anderson, born Jun
13,1862 in GA; died Jun 24, 1925 GA
............Children:
............1.141.Martha Jane Tapley, Nov 26, 1877 in Johnson, GA; died Nov 6, 1916 in GA.
............1.142. Mary Francis Tapley, born Feb 5, 1880 in Johnson, GA; died Feb 25, 1885 in Johnson, GA
............1.143. James Quincy Tapley, born Oct 30, 1880 in Johnson, GA; died Mar 24, 1890 in Johnson, GA
............1.144. Cicinnatus Clifton or Cince Tapley, born Apr 26, 1882 in Johnson, GA; died Dec 31, 1946 in Bryan, GA
............1.145. Hattie Belle Tapley, born Jun 2, 1887 in GA; died Oct 1, 1973 in Toombs, GA
............1.146. William Northen Tapley, born 1892 in GA; died Oct 14, 1976 in Toombs, GA
............1.147. Vertie Tapley, born July 4, 1895 in GA; died Oct 1, 1976 in GA
............1.148. Okie Tapley, born July 12, 1900 in GA; died July 29, 1973 in Evans, GA
............1.149. Claude Giles Tapley, born June 17, 1903 in GA; died Mar 26, 1962, Chatham, GA
...1.15. Jane Tapley, born 1858 [fs says 1856 in Johnson] in GA; died Sept 2, 1885, buried in Wheeler Cemetery in Johnson, GA; married Nov. 22, 1874.
............Spouse: William H. Wheeler, born abt 1852 in Johnson, GA.
...1.16. George Washington Tapley, born Aug. 18, 1858 in Johnson, GA; died Nov. 6, 1923 in GA; buried in Gumbog Cemetery; married Jan 24, 1886.
............Spouse: Elizabeth L. Rowland, born abt 1865 in Johnson, GA.
...1.17. William B. Tapley, born 1861-2 in Johnson, GA; died 1883; married Dec. 12, 1880.
.............Spouse: Joanna (Mixon) Tapley [who later married William's brother Cincinnatius]
............Children
.............1.171. James W. Tapley, born Feb 28, 1882 in Johnson, GA; died Jan 20, 1930
........................Spouse: Mary Jane Wheeler Morris
.............1.172. Sallie Tapley, born Jun 8, 1883 in Johnson, GA; died Apr 28, 1943
.........................Spouse: William Andrew Blount
...1.18. Cincinnatius C. Tapley, born June 1862 [or Jan 20, 1864 in Johnson, GA; died April 20, 1930; married June 8, 1884 to Joanna Mixon. [see Cincinnatius Tapley line]
...1.19. Francis M. Tapley, born Jun 20, 1866 in GA; died Feb 2, 1887.
............Spouse: Ishma I. Smith
...1.1a. Cannissius [spelling?] S. Tapley, born Sept 1870 probably in Wrightsville, GA; died 1940; married Jan 4, 1896.
............Spouse: Ida Oliver

The Cincinnatius C. Tapley Line (1864-1930)
1.18. Cincinnatius [or Cincinnati] C. Tapley, born June 1862 [familysearch says born Jan 20,1864] in Johnson, GA; died April 20, 1930; buried in Harmony Church in Treutlen, GA;        married June 8, 1884; married June 8, 1884; occupation: farmer
..Spouse: Joanna (Mixon) Tapley, born May 15, 1865 in GA, daughter of Richard Mixon and Julia Ann Rowland; died Nov 28, 1931, buried in Harmony Church in Treutlen, GA.
..Children
..1.181. Mary Frances Tapley, born Sept. 13, 1887 in Johnson, GA; died Aug. 8, 1979, buried in Zaidee, GA; married 1911
............Spouse: Charles Lee Willis
..1.182. Seth M. Tapley, born April 24, 1889 in Johnson, GA; died Nov. 15, 1941 in Boiling Springs, GA; married 1913; occupation: farmer
......Spouse: Bettie M. (Phillips) Tapley, born 1896 [forum says abt 1892] in Boiling Springs, GA
......Children
......1.1821. Kenneth P. Tapley, born July 14, 1915 in Treutlen, GA;
...........Spouse: Christine Farr
...........Children - 3 living children, several grandchildren and great grandchildren
.....1.1822. Carrie W. Tapley, born 1917 in GA
.....1.1823. Helen M. Tapley, born 1920 in GA
.....1.1824. Leaf [spelling?] Tapley, born 1923 in GA
.....1.1825. Civil L. Tapley, born 1925 in GA
.....1.1826. Harward Tapley, born 1927 in GA
..1.183. Vena "Vennie" Belle Tapley, born August 1881 in Johnson, GA.
.............Spouse 1. Joseph Twiggs Willis
.............Spouse 2. Robert L. Edge
..1.184. Ila Jane Tapley, born March 1895 [fs says March 15, 1891in Johnson, GA]; died Dec 26, 1984 in Vidalia, Toombs, GA; married.
............Spouse: Wade Reubin Willis, born Apr. 25, 1895 in Emanuel, GA; died May 8, 1959
............Children - 8 children
..1.185. Nannie Lou Belia Tapley, born 1896 in Johnson, GA.
.............Spouse: Cordelia Bellflowers
..1.186. Richard Roy Clayton Tapley, born April 1898 in Johnson, GA; died 1966, buried in Boiling Springs, GA.
............Spouse: Adelle Rowland, born 1902 in Boiling Springs, GA.
..1.187. Baby or Bobby Tapley, born 1901 in GA
..1.188. Blount Tapley, born 1905 [fs says 1903 in Johnson, GA]; died 1963.
.............Spouse: living
..Also present in household in 1900 were niece Sallie Tapley and nephew James Tapley.

Leads - James Tapley, born abt. 1794 in GA
Spouse: Mary Benson, born abt 1798 in GA.
Children
John Curtis Tapley, born Feb 24, 1820; died May 8, 1917; married Jun 19, 1851 in Emanuel, GA
Spouse: Mary Ann Durden


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