Rita Constance Spellman

F, b. 8 November 1916
     Rita was born on 8 November 1916 at Canada.

Child of Rita Constance Spellman and Malcolm Durward Duval

Benjamin Leslie Duval1

M, b. 13 February 1954, d. 27 May 1998
     Benjamin was born on 13 February 1954 at Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, United States. He was the son of Malcolm Durward Duval and Rita Constance Spellman. Benjamin died on 27 May 1998 at Pinellas Park, Pinellas, Florida, United States, at age 44.

Citations

  1. [S92] Anonymous, "Genealogy of Ada Irene Leslie Duval."

Henry Sapp

M, b. circa 1775, d. January 1853
     Henry was born circa 1775.1 He married Mary (--?--). Henry died in January 1853 at Madison, Florida, United States.2
     Henry's occupation: Farmer.
Biography of Henry Sapp:
The earliest record that we have found of Henry Sapp (1775-1853) is the in 1820 Federal Census of Tattnall County Georgia. That census shows: Henry Sapp as head of household age 45+, 1 male age 10-16 ( William), 1male age to 10 (possibly Mark), 1 female age 26-45 (likely Mary),1 female age 10-16 (likely Rebecca), 2 females age to 10 (Ellen & Lucy). 1820 Census of Tattnall Co. Georgia p. 130. HH #303) We believe that this record is of the Henry Sapp (1775-1853) family based upon the children listed as being identical to the number of children Henry is known to have had and to Ceila Lee Sapp's statement in her Indian War pension application statmg that her husband, William Sapp, son of Henry Sapp, was from Tattnall County Georgia before he came to Florida. This same census also indicates that two members of the family were "foreign born not naturalized". This suggests that Henry and his wife, Mary, were not born in America.

On 12 December 1829 Henry Sapp bought Lot 71 in the 16th district of orignian Irwin, now Lowndes County Florida containing 490 acres from Andrew Williams. (Lowndes County Georgia DB E. p. 61). On 26 July 1830 Henry Sapp sold that same land to Ashford Parker, his son in law.

The next record we have is he is listed in the 1830 Lowndes Coujnty Georgia Census as follows:
Henry Sapp HH 50-60, 1 m 15-10( MarK), 1 f [40-50 ( wife Mary), 2 f. 10-15 (Lucy and unknown) and 1 f 5-10, (Ellen). The families of his son, William Sapp and son in law, Ashford Parker are enumerated on the next census lines indicating they lived next door. [1830 Census of Lowndes County Georgia. p. 86]

On 2 Apr 1837 Henry Sapp purchased 80.31 Acres from the Tallahassee Land Office. That land was located in Madison County Florida in the. W1/2NE of Section 12 in Township 2 N, Range 8E. On the same day he also bought 80.31 acres in the same section described as the E1/2NW of section 12 in Twp. 2 N, Range 8E. Then on 28 July 1838 he bought 40.15 acres from the Tallahassee Land Office described as the NENE part of Sect. 12 in Twp. 2 N, Range 8E. in Madison County Florida. Thus by 1838 he was established in Madison County Florida owning 200 acres of land new Cherry Lake in Madison County.

In 1839,1840, 1841 he served in the miltia as part of the Florida Indian War. He also applied for bount land due to that service.

The 1840 Census of Madison County Florida shows Henry Sapp HH 60-70, 1 m 40-50 (Unknown), 1 f 60-70 (wife Mary), 1 f 15-20 (Ellen) [Madison Co. FL Census, p. 36]

On 7 Nov 1844 Henry and Mary Sapp sold to Barton C. Pope the 200 Acres they purchased in 1837/38 in Twp. 2N, Range 8E, Sect 12. [Madison County Florida DB C p. 409]

On 26 May 1845 Henry Sapp listed as a voter in the first statewide election. [Michaels- Florida Voters in their First Statewid Election.p. 68]

On 31 Jan 1845 Henry Sapp bought 80 acress of land from Samuel T. Henderson known as the the E 1/2 of NW Secton 34, Twp. 2, Range 9 - 80 Acres [Madison County Florida DB D p. 4] This is likely the same eighty acres described in his 1847 will that he described as his land.

On 17 April 1847 Henry Sapp prepared his last will and testament.

We were unable to find the Henry Sapp family (or the Hugh Hadden family) in the 1850 Census of Madison Co. Florida. Several line by line searchs were conducted but these families were not to be found.

Henry Sapp likely died in January 1853 as on 17 Jan 1853 his son in law, Hugh Hadden and his son, William Sapp filed for probate, proved the will and recieved letters of administration. A transcription of the will and those court records is as follows:



[Transcribed from Madison County Florida Wills and Administrations 1846-1881. Book C. Pages 47 thru 54. ]


47
In the name of God amen. I Henry Sapp of the County of Madison and State of Florida being in good health of body and of sound and disposing mind and memory praise be God for the same and being desiring to settle my worldly affair while I have strength and capacity so to do, do make and publish this my last will and testament, and first and principally I commit my soul into the hand of my Creator who gave it and my body to the care of friends, and as to such worldly estate wherewith, it has pleased God to entrust me I depose of the same as followeth.

     I give and bequeath to my dear wife Mary Sapp for and during the term of her natural like all my estate both real and personal Consisting of eighty acres of land upon which I now reside and Cultivate, three negro slaves to vis. Endowny, a woman about thirty years of age and her two children, Georgiann and Jim, Stock of Cattle, horses, hogs, household and kitchen furniture and plantation implements and whatever property real or personal I may have and possess at the time of my decease for the use benefit maintenance and comfort of my said wife and my unfortunate daughter Ellen Sapp and at the death of my said wife all my said Estate to be divided Equally share and share alike among

48
my Children herein after named and mentioned that is to say, Rebecca Parker, William Sapp, Mark Sapp and Lucy Hadden. Provided however if my said unfortunate daughter Ellen Sapp should survive my wife, I will and desire that the above mentioned negro Slaves should go into the hands possession and management of Hugh Hadden my son in law in trust for the use benefit maintenance care and comfort of my said daughter Ellen so long as she shall live and in the event of my said daughter Ellen so surviving as aforesaid and being taken care of being the said Hugh Hadden then at her death my said daughter Lucy to be entitled to her choice of the said negro slaves over and above her distribution portion as mentioned aforesaid, and for further provision for my said daughter Ellen in the event of her surviving my said wife, I will and desire that all that portion of my stock of Cattle marked two underbit in one ear and crop split and underbit in the other ear and branded with H and figure 2 as well as bed and furniture for the same shall also go into the hands and possession of the said Hugh Hadden for the sustenance care and comfort of my said daughter Ellen and at the death of my said daughter in the event of her surviving my wife then the negro Slaves above mentioned and the cattle marked as aforesaid to be equally divided among my said Children, to wit,

49
Rebecca Parker, William Sapp, Mark Sapp and Lucy Hadden Saving and Excepting however the negro slave my daughter Lucy Hadden may select and choose as aforesaid. All my other property land horses other Cattle I have those marked and branded as aforesaid, hogs, household and kitchen furniture, plantation implements, to be divided equally share and share alike among my said Children. Rebecca Parker. William Sapp, Mark Sapp and Lucy Hadden that is to say if my said daughter Ellen should survive my said wife. And I the said Henry Sapp do herby Constitute and appoint Hugh Hadden and William Sapp executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the seventeenth day of April in the year of our Lord on thousand eight hundred and forty seven.

Henry (his mark as a H) Sapp LS

Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Henry Sapp, Testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto Subscribed our names as witnesses:

(signed)
B. C. Pope
D. H. Mays
John Coleman


50
State of Florida, Madison County, Before me Alexander McDonald Judge of Probate in the County aforesaid Hugh Hadden and William Sapp Executors of the last will and testament of Henry Sapp deceased and produced before me the said last will and testament of the witness of said will to wit Barton C. Pope which witness being duly sworn depose and said that said Henry Sapp the Testator sign seal declared and published the instrument now presented as his last will and testament freely and voluntarily and of his own hand and without any compulsion or influence whatever that at the time of the Execution the said will Said Testator was of sound and disposing mind and memory, that deposer and john Coleman (since deceased) Signed Said will as witness in the presence of the Testator at his special insistence and request and in the presence of each other.
(Signed) B. C. Pope
Sworn to and subscribed before me January 17, 1853
(signed)Alex. McDonald, Judge of Probate


51
State of Florida, Madison County. I Hugh Hadden do solemnly swear that the writing here presented as the last will and testament of Henry Sapp, Deceased is the true last will of said Deceased so far as I know or believe and that I will well and truly perform the said last will of the Testator and pay all his just and lawful debts so far as his goods Chattels Rights and Credits will Extend and that I will make a true and correct inventory of the same and render a true account of my administration of the estate when thereto required.

Hugh (his mark +) Hadden

Sworn to and subscribed before me January 17, 1853
(signed)Alex. McDonald, Judge of Probate


On 22 Mar 1854 It appears that the exectors of the estate of Henry Sapp sold land to Benj. F. Wardlaw as recorded in Madison County Deed Book F, p. 53. The writer did not obtain a copy of that deed so does not know its content.

On 3 Nov 1859 Mary Sapp sold property to Nathenial Lovett as recorded in Madison County Deed Book G, p.298] This is likely land that was sold upon Mary's death and is the basis for her date of death as she was not found in the 1860 Census.

Children of Henry Sapp and Mary (--?--)

Citations

  1. [S41] 1840 Census Madison FL, Pg. 36 Shows Male 60-70.
  2. [S710] Based on Probation date of Will.

Mary (--?--)

F, b. circa 1775, d. October 1859
     Mary was born circa 1775.1 She married Henry Sapp. Mary (--?--) died in October 1859 at Madison, Florida, United States.2

Children of Mary (--?--) and Henry Sapp

Citations

  1. [S41] 1840 Census Madison FL, Pg. 36 Shows Female 60-70.
  2. [S133] Madison County Florida Deed Records, Deed Book G, p. 298. Deed dated 3 November 1859. Likely property Mary Sapp owned that was sold upon her death. This is the basis of her death date of 1859 as she does not appear in the 1860 Madison County Census.

Mark Sapp1

M, b. circa 1813
     Mark was born circa 1813 at Georgia, United States. He was the son of Henry Sapp and Mary (--?--). He married Mary Ann Ross, on 29 June 1836 at Madison, Florida, United States.2

Citations

  1. [S710] Named in Will of Henry Sapp.
  2. [S68] Madison Co. Florida Marriage Records, Book A.

Rebecca Sapp1

F, b. circa 1801
     Rebecca was born circa 1801 at Georgia, United States.2 She was the daughter of Henry Sapp and Mary (--?--). She married Ashford Parker, son of Joseph Parker and Elander Genkins, circa 1828 at Lowndes, Georgia, United States.3

Children of Rebecca Sapp and Ashford Parker

Citations

  1. [S710] Named in Will of Henry Sapp.
  2. [S31] 1850 Census Madison FL, Pg 176, Dwelling 143, Family 143.
  3. [S120] "Baptismal Records Church of Latter Day Saints, Greenville, Florida Mission, Southern States", Baptism Records, Page 108 Listed as parents of Joseph Parker.

Ellen Sapp1

F, b. circa 1822
     Ellen was born circa 1822 at Tattnall, Georgia, United States.2 She was the daughter of Henry Sapp and Mary (--?--).

Citations

  1. [S710] Named in Will of Henry Sapp.
  2. [S41] 1840 Census Madison FL, Pg. 36 Shows Female 15-20.

Ashford Parker

M, b. 22 June 1791, d. after 1851
     Ashford was born on 22 June 1791 at Barnwell, South Carolina, United States.1 He was the son of Joseph Parker and Elander Genkins. He married Rebecca Sapp, daughter of Henry Sapp and Mary (--?--), circa 1828 at Lowndes, Georgia, United States.2 Ashford died after 1851 at Lee, Georgia, United States.3
     Ashford's occupation: Farmer.

Children of Ashford Parker and Rebecca Sapp

Citations

  1. [S119] Folks Huxford, The Georgia Genealogical Magazine, Oct 1961, pg. 71.
  2. [S120] "Baptismal Records Church of Latter Day Saints, Greenville, Florida Mission, Southern States", Baptism Records, Page 108 Listed as parents of Joseph Parker.
  3. [S161] Indian War Bounty Land Warrant Files, Application of Ashford Parker, #21131, 11 Jan 1851. Rejected.