|George W. Sapp|
This is a photo of George Washington Sapp taken postmortem. On the back of the photo it is written that he died at the age of 54 which I truly believe is incorrect. There are a couple of discrepancies around his birth whether it was 1934 or 1844, and these discrepancies are in the 1900 and 1910 census. The first stating DOB as 1834 and the latter stating it as 1844; either way he was still alive in 1910 according to the 1910 census and believed to not have passed away until 1914.
The record that I presently have attached to him as a record of his death, I am not 100% sure about. It says that he died in Jackson, Florida and it that is the case I don't know why he was there. So there is some more research that needs to go into that, but something I can't do until I am in the Jenkins County area.
|Lilli, Mary, Minnie Sapp|
George Washington Sapp, Jr. was also the son that moved to Florida, so it is very possible that George, Sr. died and was buried there.
There are other unknowns when it comes to George Washington Sapp. Was he Caucasian or Mulatto. Well the census states that he was mulatto, but that could because his wife was mulatto and his children were of obvious mix breed. I was told that George was Caucasian and chose to marry this mulatto women. He was a landowner as far back as 1900 and possibly even before that, when those around him were listed as renters.This was not often the case for mulatto or black farmer in 1900 Georgia. All of his children were also landowners, and this was told to me by my grandmother Irene, and proven by the various census records.