Yes, we connect. And - embarassingly - I realize we've touched bases before. When I went to add your name to my e-mail address book, it was already there. Anyway, good to talk again.
Aquilla was my g-g-grandfather. His son, George Saylor Tarman, b. 1817, was my great-grandad. I believe you're descended from Aquila and Mary's first son, John.
My grandmother was a child of George Saylor Tarman's second marriage. Grandma gave 4 of her 7 children the middle name of Tarman. My uncle, Walter Tarman Martin, is still alive and well at 93! He's the last of my dad's generation, though. My grandmother, Maggie (Tarman) Martin was born in Shippensburg, my dad was born in Chambersburg, and the rest of his siblings in Reading, PA. I was born in Philadelphia, but have lived here (Los Angeles) most of my life.
It's nice to be in touch with you. Perhaps we can help each other.
I just had an e-mail from "cousin Gerald" this weekend. I ran across a black Tarman from Maryland on the 1880 census, and asked him Gerald if he knew of any Tarmans who had been slaveholders, and apparently there were some. Aquilla was born in MD, as were some of his older kids, I believe.
Let's stay in touch.
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