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Nathan/ Tillman Nappier Families of SC
Posted by: Carol Thompson (ID *****5735) Date: July 29, 2002 at 20:26:34
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I am researching my Nappier family from SC. I have an Absolom, Drury and Nathan Napper who were either father and sons, brothers, cousins etc. who settled in Old Ninety-six District of SC in the 1780-90s. Nathan married Pherebe Weatherford May 21, 1826 in Edgefield Co. SC. They had (according to a legal document filed in 1861) Mary Ann who married Andrew G. LaTaste, Fleda (female), Sally, Tillman D. (my line), Matilda married Bradford, Elizabeth married Williams, Lucinda married Radford, Benjamin C., Nancy married Fountain, Sarah, Nathan, John, Augustus, Martha, Absolom, Johns(t)on, another Elizabeth and possibly a son named Robinson. I believe Nathan had more than one wife because of the number of children and because two Elizabeths (as heirs) were mentioned. Also, Tillman married just a few years after his father married Pherebe. The 1861 document said that several of the heirs were minors. The wife was not mentioned, so I presume was dead by then. I am in the process of tracing down these "children". Going by the names of the males in the family, I feel certain some of them moved on to Georgia and Alabama. I have found like names in those state censuses when I could not find them in SC. I believe a Drury Napp(i)er in Georgia is a son or cousin of my earliest Nappiers. The surname is found most often as Napper, sometimes as Nipper, occasionally as Napier, in SC (more prominent in Virginia) until mid 1800s. By the late 1800s, part of the family started using Nappier.

My line: Tillman D. Nappier married Sarah Holsonback Nov. 22, 1833 in Edgefield Co., SC. Their children: James (married Eliza, killed in Civil War), Martha, Tillman, Elizabeth (Betsy), Mary, Joseph W. (my line- married Susan), John A. or O. (died aged 57 in 1897), Amanda, Charles Henry married Mary Ann Jackson, Angelina married John Augustine, Benjamin F., William L. married Kiyard J., Jesse married Mattie A., Sarah and James. I believe the last two or three children may have had a different mother (because of a gap in the children's ages and the age Sarah would have been when they were born). Note two James'- by the time the second James was born, the eldest son had died in the war.

Joseph W (illiam) Nappier was born 1842/43 in Edgefield Co. SC. He married Susan ? and they had:

John H. b. ca Oct, 1869 (He was 10 in 1880 Census,
Ida L. b ca 1872 Married Jesse Galloway
Charlie (C.E.) b Dec 1874 Married Allie, 3 sons
Joseph b Apr 1879 Married Belle, several
children including daus. Emma
and Sophie
Male child b May 1880 NO FURTHER RECORD!
Ollie Lucious b June 3, 1881/2 Langley, SC died May 29,
1965 Aiken, SC. Married Lillie
Mae Wheat Dec. 24, 1905
(dau. of Henry Edward and Ada
Rosene Youngblood Wheat)

Joseph married second: Mary Alberta Burkhalter and they had:

Annie Mae married Kneese, LeAnna (died aged 14),
Otis married Irene, Pearl married James Thomas
Wingard, Tillman married Mary, and Fannie.

In a suit filed in 1917, an Ellen, Edward, Leonard and Viola Mette are somehow "related" to Joseph. I believe Ellen MAY HAVE been an ex-wife, Viola his daughter, and Edward his son (I think Leonard is a grandson).

Ollie and Lillie Wheat Nappier had 10 children. They lived in the Clearwater, Langley, Aiken areas of Aiken Co., SC. Part of the family also lived in Clearwater, FL. for a time. Their children: Ollie Edward (died aged 22), Lillie Mae, Burlie S.T. (Red), Hubert Lee, William Howard, Catherine Margaret (my mother), Hazel Christine, Johnnie LeRoy (died at 10 mos.), James Roy and Betty Jean.

Would love to hear from anyone who may have done research or have any clues to ANY of these people!

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