Person:Vincent Tapp (17)

Vincent Tapp
m. ABT. 1754
  1. William Tapp1755 - 1823
  2. Vincent Tapp1757 - 1824
  3. Moses Tapp1758 - 1825
m. 22 June 1782
  1. Charlotte Tapp1782 - 1846
  2. Baylis G. Tapp1783 - 1856
  3. Frances Davenport Tapp1785 - 1851
  4. Delphia Susan Tapp1786 - 1807
  5. Susanna M. 'Susan' Tapp1789 - 1826
  6. John Tapp1793 - 1832
  7. Henry Jouett Tapp1795 - 1830
  8. Vincent Tapp1798 - 1799
  9. Ann Cosby Tapp1800 - 1856
  10. Walter H. Tapp1804 - 1838
  11. Vincent I. Tapp1806 -
Facts and Events
Name Vincent Tapp
Gender Male
Birth[1] 2 April 1757 Culpeper County, Virginia
Marriage 22 June 1782 Albemarle County, Virginiato Susanna Moore Gamble
Alt Marriage 24 June 1782 to Susanna Moore Gamble
Death[2] March 1824 Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia[Revolutionary Pension File]

Vincent Tapp was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Revolutionary War Pension Information

Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 5, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :

Tapp, Vincent - entered service 1776 in Wheeling, Ohio County, Virginia in 12th Virginia Regiment; moved after Revolutionary War to Albemarle County, Virginia, where he taught school near Charlottesville, then to Staunton [Augusta County], Virginia; granted disability Pension in 1811 for severe wound to arm at Battle of Brandywine; granted regular Pension 1820 in Augusta County, Virginia, age 63, resided in Staunton; clerk of husting court there for several years prior to death on 3/1824; Henry I. Tapp administrator of soldier's estate in 1824, per Staunton husting court clerk James F. Patterson; soldier left widow Susannah who died 4/1835; children mentioned but not named; widow's brother Richard Gamble made affidavit age 87 in Albemarle County, virginia in 1832; soldier's son-in-law John Churchman gave bond in then Augusta County, Virginia, & Walter H. Tapp (no kinship given) gave security for bond; John Churchman was administrator for soldier's heirs in 1858. F-S41231, R2341.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond - 1792--October 11, Michael Garber, Jr., and Margaret Smith, daughter of Thos. Smith, deceased, Elizabeth Smith (consent); witnesses, Sally Smith, Bettey Smith; surety, Vincent Tapp.
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond - 1795--April 1, John Brown and Vincent Tapp, surety. John Brown and Margaret Hagerty, daughter of John Hagerty (consent). Teste: Vincent Tapp, Hannah Haggerty.
  • Vol. 1 - JANUARY 16, 1798. - (248) Vincent Tapp was a Sergeant-Major, and Smith Thompson a soldier in the Continental Service.
  • Page 308.--27th March, 1798. John Price's estate appraised by Vincent Tapp, Henry Mowrey, Joseph Dickey.
  • Page 339.--17th July, 1798. Subscribers form themselves into a fire company--James Edmonson, Wm. Breckinridge, J. Bowyer, Michael Garber, Sr.; Peter Elliott, Joseph Dickey, John Gorden, Robt. McCullock, Geo. Grant McIntosh, John McCausland, Vincent Tapp, Abraham Teebo, Jacob Leas, Philip Hopkins, David Griener, John Moore, John Fackler, Alex. St. Clair, H. Paul, Jacob Swoope, Samuel Clarke, W. Herren, W. Chambers, Geo. Mitchell, Thos. Barry, David Parry, Joseph Cowan, Hamp Keyes, Cornelius Baldwin, Smith Thompson, John Backenstoe, Jno. Wayt, Jno. Johnston, Robt. McDowell, Jno. Wise, James McGongal, Joseph Points, Ro. B. St. Clair, Andrew Haveouf, Jno. McDowell, Jacob Kinney.
  • Page 43.--11th November, 1799. Uphemia (X) Hughes' will, of Staunton--To mother, Euphemia Hughes; to Euphemin Hughes Bickle; to nieces, Mary Owens and Margaret Bickle. Executor, Jacob Kinney. Teste: W. Chambers, Wm. Forbes, Vincent Tapp. Proved, 27th January, 1800. Executor qualifies.
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond: 1801--March 5, Dabney Cosley and Vincent Tapp, surety. Dabney Cosley and Fanny Tapp, daughter of above Vincent Tapp.
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond: 1801--March 23, Wm. Chesnut and Vincent Tapp, surety. Wm. Chesnut and Mary Gold, daughter of Robert Gold and Esther Gold, and of age. (Affidavit of Elizabeth Marshal, wife of John Marshal, but signed Elizabeth Caldwell.) Wm. also of age. (Affidavit of Robt. McElhany, who swears he is of same age as Wm.)
  • Page 294.--13th July, 1803. Jacob Sheetz's (German) will, advanced in years--To daughter, Margaret, wife to Garrett Daulton; granddaughter, Elizabeth Miller; son, Jacob (infant by second wife); son, John; son, Philip; son, Daniel; son, Peter; son, Andrew; son, Henry; wife. Executors, sons John, Daniel, Peter. Teste: Jacob Kinney, Jno. Fackler, W. Chambers, M. Garber, Jr; Geo. Fackler. Codicil, 27th June, 1808--Son Jacob has so behaved as to forfeit respect and benevolence; bequest revoked, and to be divided between other six sons, viz: John, Philip, Daniel, Peter, Andrew Henry. Teste: Samuel Frame, Adam Link, Jas. Crawford, Vincent Tapp, Joseph Smith. Proved, 24th July, 1809. Executor Daniel refused to qualify. John and Peter qualify.
  • Vol. 2 - APRIL, 1805 (F to P). - Johnston vs. Bailey--Applicant's bond signed by Robert Bailey, Edward Burk, John Backensto, Vincent Tapp, Joseph Pippitt, Joseph Points.
  • Page 395.--21st August, 1814. John Parris' will, in advanced age--To wife Hannah; to sons, Thomas and George (has heretofore given military lands in Ohio); daughter, Jane Hudson; daughter, Margaret Henderson; daughters, Hannah and Elizabeth Parris; other daughters have been provided for at marriage; daughters, Mary Hudson, Martha Dennison, Jane Hudson, Margaret Henderson, Hannah and Elizabeth Parris; testator's land in Stokes County, N. C., to be sold; to son, John; son, Alexander, to each grandchild named after testator, i. e., John, son of Thomas; John, son of George; John, son of Charles Hudson. Executors, son John and wife Hannah. Teste: Vincent Tapp, Robt. Henderson. Proved, 26th September, 1814. Executors qualify.
  1. King, Fannie Bayly. Partial list of early settlers, Revolutionary soldiers and the graves of Augusta County soldiers located to date. (Staunton, Va.: unknown, 1935).

    Augusta Order Book 248 - Tapp, Vincent, born Apr. 2, 1757; stone gone
    mar. Susanna Gamble, June 24, 1782.

  2. Graves, William T. Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Pension Statements & Rosters.

    Pension application of Vincent Tapp S41231 f48VA
    Transcribed by Will Graves 11/7/11 rev'd 3/27/15

    Virginia. Judicial Circuit composed of the Counties of Bath, Rockbridge, Augusta, Amherst, Nelson & Albemarle SS
    On this 19th day of January 1820, before may, the subscriber, one of the judges of the Superior Courts of law, holden in & for the said Circuit, personally appeared Vincent Tapp aged about sixty-three years, resident in Staunton, in the County of Augusta in the said Circuit, who, being by me first duly sworn, according to law, doth on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the provision made by the late act of Congress, entitled "An act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in Revolutionary war:" That he enlisted for the term of three years in the latter part of the year 1776, or beginning of 1777, at Wheeling, in the State of Virginia, in the company commanded by Captain Stephen Ashby, of the Regiment commanded by Colonel JamesWood, in the land of the State of Virginia, on the Continental Establishment; that he continued to serve in the said Corps, or in the service of the United States, until the Winter of 1779, when he was discharged from service, in or near Morris Town [Morristown], State of New Jersey, that he was in the battles of Brandywine [September 11, 1777] & Monmouth [June 28, 1778]. – That he was wounded in the aforesaid battle of Brandywine – was placed on the pension list by act of Congress (he believes) in the year 1811; that he is now, and has been some years, a cripple, and is in reduced circumstances, and stands in need of the assistance of his country for support; and that he has no other evidence now in his power of his said services – other evidence being filed in the War Department; when was granted a pension: which pension he now relinquishes.
    Sworn to and declared before me, the day & year aforesaid
    S/ Arch'd Stuart
    I do certify that I believe the above declaration to be true & I am also satisfied that the applicant is in indigent Circumstances & requires the aid of his Country for his support.
    S/ Arch'd Stuart
    [Facts in file: the veteran was survived by his widow, Susannah Tapp, who died in April 1835; the date and place of their marriage is not shown nor is her age or maiden name given in the file; there is an affidavit dated 1857 in Albemarle County Virginia given Richard Gamble, 87, who testified that he was the brother of the veteran's widow; Gamble also testified that his brother-in-law Vincent Tapp was wounded in the arm at Brandywine and that afterwards the veteran resided in Albemarle County where he taught school for some time in the neighborhood of Charlottesville and then removed to Staunton where he was clerk of the Hastings Court until his death in March 1824; on June 21, 1824, one Henry I. Tapp was granted letters of administration of the estate of Vincent Tapp, a soldier; in 1832 in Augusta County, one Walter H Tapp stood as security for John Churchman, son-in-law of the veteran; the name of Churchman's wife is not stated in the file; in 1858, the soldier's grandson, Vincent Tapp Geiger was Indian agent in California; his parents are not named. The veteran was initially pensioned under the Special Act of Congress March 3, 1811 at the rate of $2.50 per month and under the act of April 24, 1816 his pension was increased to $4 per month.]]
    [Veteran was pensioned at the rate of $8 per month commencing January 19, 1820, for 3 years service as a private in the Virginia Continental line.]
    [From Digital Library of Virginia ] Augusta County Legislative Papers
    To the Hon.
    The Speaker and House of Representatives in General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia
    The Petition of Vincent Tapp humbly sheweth.
    That your petitioner, twelve or fourteen years ago obtained a Military land Warrant for two hundred Acres, in consequence of his Services as a Sergeant-Major in the 8th Virginia Regiment of the late Continental Army. The said Warrant your petitioner delivered to a certain Capt. George Rice, at the time a Citizen of Frederick County, who friendly promised to have it entered in the proper manner; but a little after Capt. Rice's arrival in Kentucky, he died; Since which your Petitioner cannot find anyAccount either of the Warrant or entry thereof. Your Petitioner therefore prays a renewal of the Warrant, or such other Act, as will secure to him the benefit of the said Military Land Warrant, as in your wisdom shall think proper; and your Petitioner, as in duty bound shell ever pray &c.
    S/ Vincent Tapp
    Image:Vincent Tapp signature (1757-1824).gif
    Staunton November 24th, 1798
    Tapp's Petition
    December 10, 1798
    Cts Justice
    December 17, 1798
    Augusta Sec.
    This day Alexander Humphrey came before me & made oath that he made inquiry at the Land Office held by Col. Anderson for the purpose of entering Military Land Warrants & locations in the State of Kentucky & in the Miamis & Sistha & find no location made in the name of Vincent Tapp for two hundred Acres the Quantity received for his Services as a Sergeant Major neither could I hear anything of the Land Warrants. He further deposeth that if he had known that it had been necessary that he would have obtained a Certificate from the said register of the said office, for the same.
    November 26, 1798
    S/ J. W. Bowyer
    On the third day of July 1783 a Military Land Warrant No. 1322 Issued in the name of Vincent Tapp for two hundred acres in consideration of his Service for three years as a Sergeant Major of the Virginia Continental line:
    As Appears of record
    S/ William Price, Regt. [Register]
    Land Office
    December 10, 1798