5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 6, 2021 1:03 AM by Diane Gray

    Tamplin, Pamplin in 1700s Virginia


      I am trying to find the origin of and marriage date of Edward Tamplin who married Catherine Estes in Virginia around 1740. His name is sometimes spelled Pamplin (the cursive P confused with T) in early Caroline County, VA court records. Catherine was named executor of her husband's estate in 1755 when he died. 


      I am also wondering if there is any connection with the Tamplin, Pearce and Chewning families found after 1800 in Spotsylvania and Orange Counties. Hoping to have contact with researching descendants of those families.


      According to Caroline County records, a lawsuit (Carter vs. Estes) from 1794-1799 recorded John Tamplin, age 48, as the son of Catherine Estes Tamplin. The same record named John's gransfather as Abraham Estes, Jr who was Catherine's father. Does anyone have proof of John's birth or of any siblings?