Taliaferro-Toliver Family Records

A genealogy family history book, titled Taliaferro-Toliver Family Records was published by Nellie Cadle (Watson) Sherman in 1960. The whole book is available on Archive.org. Such books are treasure troves of historical information. Caution must be exercised since these books generally do not include copies of source documents, and information needs to be verified. There may also be OCR errors in the transcript below.

The title of the book reflects that the family name “Taliaferro” is pronounced “Toliver” (/ˈtɒlɪvər/ TOL-i-vər). Taliaferro County, in Georgia, was named for Benjamin Taliaferro (Wikipedia). Benjamin’s first cousin, Richard 1756-1781 was the father of Mary Hardin Taliaferro, who married Elijah Lingo 1774-1830 about 1793 in Georgia. While this book will be referenced as appropriate elsewhere, the portions covering Elijah and his descendants is copied below:

Starting on page 53:

Mary Hardin Taliaferro (6) (above) had a great- love which she
bore her family as evident by the names which she bestowed
upon her children. The family Bible, Court Records, Land
grants, etc., show that three of her sons bore the name of
Taliaferro and tow {sic} of them, Richard Taliaferro. After the
death of her husband in 1830, she moved to Clopton, Ala.
Her eldest son, Richard Taliaferro Lingo, built a home for
her and her daughter, Elizabeth (Lingo) Rogers, who was a
widow at that time. After the remarriage of Elizabeth to
a Baptist minister by the name of Loften, Mary Hardin
(Taliaferro) Lingo came back to Georgia and made her home
with her youngest son, Taliaferro Lingo, near Americus, Ga.
where she died in 1850. She is buried in the old Lingo
graveyard near Americus. Her children inherited her portion
of the land on Fisher’s Creek in Baldwin Go. Ga. which was
given to her mother, Dorcas Taliaferro,”as widow of Richard
Taliaferro, who fell in his country’s cause.”

(54) The Lingo family is of Italian origin, the name being originally
spelled “Lingot” but the pronunciation of the letter “t” is silent.
This family emigrated to Ireland, probably about 1600. ‘i’he Irish
emigrant, who came to America was John Richard Lingo, who settled at
Lewiston, Delaware about 1750. His son William Lingo, was b. at
Lewiston, Del. in 1753; d. in Maury Go. Term, in 1836. m. 1773, to
Sussannah _______?. William Lingo served in the Rev. war as a pri-
vate, in Battle of Guilford and Eutaw Springs. He enlisted in 1779.
(verified by original Pension application on file in Pension Bureau;
see Nat. Soc. DAR No. 139572.) Wm Lingo had sons, Elijah Lingo, b.
in Lewiston, Del., 1774, m. Mary Lardin Taliaferro; John A. Lingo,
b. 1776 and moved to Cumberland Md. in 1810. His sons were: E.A. Lingo
Uniontown, Penn.; Wm. H. C. Lingo, b 1802, d 1842, of Lebanon, Ohio
John A. Lingo has many descendants living in Ohio, Penn. Missouri and
Texas. The Texas branch of the family are quite wealthy, having
amassed a large fortune in the lumber business at Dennison, Texas.

Elijah Lingo moved from Lewiston, Del. to Cumberland, Md.; later
moving to ‘Wilkinson Co. era. about 1793-4. It was here he meet and
married Mary Hardin Taliaferro. The resided for several years in
Wilkinson Go., near the present site of Lewiston, Ga.; this small town
being named for his old home in Delaware. They later moved to Hancock
County, from Hancock, to Twiggs Co., returning to his old home in
Wilkinson Co. in 1815. He was a man of trust and executive ability
and was made one of the executors of the will of Dr. John Taliaferro.
Lr. John loved him as though he were his own son and had great trust
and confidence in him. He died in 1830 and is buried in the Old Lingo
Family burial ground in Wilkinson Co. The writer has no proof of the
military services of Elijah Lingo, but as his children drew bounty
land in Baldwin and Twiggs Counties, seems evidence that he served,
either in the Indian War or the War of 1812.

After about a dozen pages of lists of descendants and few short biographical notes, we find this note starting on page 70:

Notes: Records from “The Cherokee Land Lottery” containing a numer-
ical list of the names of favorite drawers in said lottery; including
soldiers of the Indian War, soldiers of the late war 1812, Rev.
soldiers, soldiers between the years 1784-97, soldiers by substitute,
militia soldiers, widows, orphans, etx. published 4-19-1838 by
Harper and brothers, N. 1. Edited by James E. Smith, Milledgeville,
Ga. show the following entries; 23rd Dist. 2nd Sect. Cherokee.
Lot Ho. 10, Elijah Lingo’s Orphans, wills’, Twiggs Co. Ga. Lot
No. 24 Richard T. Lingo, 319th Baldwin Col, Ga, 6th List. 4th Sect.
Cherokee. LotNo. 226 John R. T. Lingo, Wills, Twiggs Co. Ga.

Court records of Baldwin County, Ga., dated 7-23-1830,
show the following entry; “Ordered that Rhodan A. Greene be and
is hereby appointed Guardian of persons and property of Elijah Lingo,
Taliaferro Lingo, Nancy Lingo, and Lucy A. Lingo, minors and orphans
of Elijah Lingo, dec., upon giving bond in the sum of $2,000.00 with
William Lavis and William Gregg, his security. Where upon the said
Rhodan A. Greene entered into bond and duly qualified accordingly.”

end of excerpt

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