Mr. McVey...I think your Augustus TAPLIN is my Augustus Fred TAPLIN, with different dates of birth/death...b. 30 Jun 1773 d. 1846. In my info I found he had 8 children mentioned: Frederick, Mary, Huldah(female),Sarah, *Hiram*, Relief (sex not known), Betsy and Walter. (*Hiram* TAPLIN, b. 1812, married Lucine Clifford...) What I believe is that our Augustus TAPLIN is the step brother of Guy Carlton TAPLIN, born to Augustus' father John TAPLIN JR. and Augutus' step mother Lydia GOVE, the second wife. A note of confusion here: John Jr.s' brother, Brigham TAPLIN had a son, Guy Charlton, so there may have been two cousins with very similar names...My family is decended from Guy Carlton TAPLIN, step brother to Augustus. Please drop me a note if you have further info.