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George William Conner [Parents] was born 1 about 1775 in Maryland. He married Margaret Shepherd on 1 Sep 1811 in Accomack County, Virginia.

SOURCE: 1850 US Federal Census; Accomack Parish, Accomack County, Virginia; page 6, Family # 86; dated 2 August

George Conner aged 75 Farmer REV $700 born in Maryland
Peggy Conner 66 Virginia
Joshua Birch 10 Virginia
Maria C. Birch 8 Virginia

Margaret Shepherd "Peggy" was born about 1784 in Maryland. She married George William Conner on 1 Sep 1811 in Accomack County, Virginia.

Margaret was born circa 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. Charles Carpenter was the security on the M.L.B. of George Conner and Margaret Shepherd. Margaret was listed with her husband in the census of in 1850 at Accomack Parish, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Peggy Conner, age 66 in HH#86 headed by George Conner, a 75 year old farmer, born in MD with real estate valued at $700

They had the following children:

  F i Elizabeth R. Conner
  M ii Martin G. Conner

James William Sharpley was born in 1794 in Chincoteague Island, Accomack County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Lewis on 26 May 1813 in Accomack County, Virginia.

Elizabeth Lewis "Betsey" was born about 1796 in Accomack County, Virginia. She married James William Sharpley on 26 May 1813 in Accomack County, Virginia.

They had the following children:

  F i Charlotte W. Sharpley

James Tarr [Parents] was born about 1791 in Worcester County, Maryland. He married Mary Russell on 8 Mar 1820 in Accomack County, Virginia.

Mary Russell "Polly" was born about 1794 in Accomack County, Virginia. She married James Tarr on 8 Mar 1820 in Accomack County, Virginia.

Most current records list Mary as "Mary Ruppell"; I believe this is because the person who originally transcribed the old records was not aware of the old script habit to write a double s as something looking almost exactly like a double p. I have been able to trace numerous Russell families on the Eastern Shore, but have never run across a family named Ruppell.

They had the following children:

  M i David Tarr

Thomas H. Gray.Thomas married Elizabeth Ann Justice.

Elizabeth Ann Justice "Nancy".Elizabeth married Thomas H. Gray.

They had the following children:

  F i Mary Ann Gray

John Israel Tarr [Parents] was born about 1759 in Worcester County, Maryland. He died in 1799 in Worcester County, Maryland. He married Mary Sturgis about 1783 in Worcester County, Maryland.

Mary Sturgis [Parents] "Molly" was born about 1763 in Worcester County, Maryland. She married John Israel Tarr about 1783 in Worcester County, Maryland.

They had the following children:

  F i Sarah H. Tarr
  M ii Levi Tarr was born about 1788 in Worcester County, Maryland.
  M iii John Wiley Tarr
  M iv James Tarr

Stephen Sturgis [Parents] was born in 1732/1733 in Somerset County, Maryland. He died in 1798 in Worcester County, Maryland. He married Elizabeth Ball about 1754 in Somerset County, Maryland.

Elizabeth Ball was born about 1735 in Somerset County, Maryland. She died in 1799 in Worcester County, Maryland. She married Stephen Sturgis about 1754 in Somerset County, Maryland.

They had the following children:

  F i Mary Sturgis

John Tarr [Parents] was born about 1731 in Worcester County, Maryland. He married Elizabeth Bennett about 1758 in Worcester County, Maryland.

Elizabeth Bennett [Parents] was born about 1737 in Worcester County, Maryland. She married John Tarr about 1758 in Worcester County, Maryland.

They had the following children:

  M i John Israel Tarr
  M ii Charles Tarr
  F iii Martha Tarr
  F iv Nancy Wainwright Tarr
  F v Betty Tarr was born about 1792 in Snow Hill, Worcester County, Maryland.

John Tarr was born about 1684 in Somerset County, Maryland. He married Mary Webb about 1709 in Somerset County, Maryland.

Mary Webb was born in 1694 in Somerset County, Maryland. She married John Tarr about 1709 in Somerset County, Maryland.

They had the following children:

  F i Tabitha Tarr was born about 1725 in Somerset County, Maryland.
  F ii Esther Tarr was born about 1727 in Somerset County, Maryland.
  F iii Mary Tarr was born about 1729 in Somerset County, Maryland.
  M iv John Tarr

John Bennett.John married ? Baxter.

? Baxter.? married John Bennett.

They had the following children:

  F i Elizabeth Bennett

Charles Tarr [Parents] was born on 8 Aug 1761 in Snow Hill, Worcester County, Maryland. He died in 1836 in Adams County, Illinois. He married Marian Bishop about 1792 in Snow Hill, Worcester County, Maryland.

Marian Bishop was born on 4 Mar 1773 in Maryland. She died after 1816. She married Charles Tarr about 1792 in Snow Hill, Worcester County, Maryland.

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