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Spickler and Rockwood Genealogy


James Tarrant

Moved to Alabama 1818-19, left will in Jefferson County, names 12 children

Wil copy in possession of John Robison



James - b. Nov. 30, 1753, Halifax Co. (parent of Pittsylvania Co.), VA;d. Jul. 5, 1840, Jefferson Co., AL. A declaration by Capt. James TARRANTfrom his Revolutionary War Pension Application (R10395) includes: "I wasborn in Pennsylvania<sic> County, Virginia last day of November 1753.When very young, my father moved to Amherst County, Virginia, where helived for fifteen years and removed to Henry County on the border ofVirginia and North Carolina. After the War, I resided in Henry Countythree of four years. In 1787, my father moved to Greenville County, SouthCarolina." James married first Jane BURCH and second Keziah TERRY,probably the mother of at least the two youngest children. Children ofJames TARRANT: John Birch married first Margaret RUSSELL and second SarahW. AYERS; Susannah married Mr. BURDINE; Rebecca; Sally married her firstcousin Samuel Augustus TARRANT; Lydia married Mr. SITTON or TILTON; Pollymarried Mr. GARNER; Benjamin married Mourning RICHARDSON; Jane marriedMr. GURLEY; Nancy married Mr. DACUS; Drusilla married first John HEMPHILLand second John STEPHENSON; Eleander married James Hignight HEWITT; andJames married Eliza Ann TARRANT.