Trapp Family of Paulding Co.,Georgia to Franklin Co.,Alabama

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Welcome! This website was created on Nov 26 2007 and last updated on Mar 20 2008.

There are 593 names in this family tree. The earliest recorded events are the births of Trapp, James Thomas and Unknown, Susanna in 1806.The most recent event is the death of Shaw, Joe Glenn in 2007.The webmaster of this site is Donita Roberts. Please click here if you have any comments or feedback.
About Trapp Family of Paulding Co.,Georgia to Franklin Co.,Alabama
James Thomas Trapp was born in 1806 South Carolina. He lived his life as a 
farmer and was married twice. He was first married to a lady named Susannah 
about 1824 in South Carolina. This couple are my fourth great grandparents. 
This marriage had three known children: Mary, James Thomas and Jane. (His son 
was called 'Thomas' to distinguish between father and son). There may have 
been more children to this marriage.

Between 1830 and 1840, James and his family started their move, along with 
other Trapps, to Georgia. His wife, Susannah, was received by letter to the 
New Hope Baptist Church in Georgia from Long Creek Church in Pickens County 
South Carolina. Her letter was dated January 7, 1832. By the 1840 census, 
James and his family were in Cass County Georgia living close to Jeremiah, 
ELizabeth and Abegail Trapp (possible mother and siblings to James). When the 
families separated and moved, James took his family and settled in Paulding 
County, Georgia. There James gave land for the Friendship Primitive Baptist 
Church to be built on. This document was dated and signed August of 1851. 

In 1853, Susannah passed away and within that same year, James remarried to 
Julia Ann Weeks. Julia was the widow of Aaron Shedd and mother to four young 
children. Three more children were born to James and Julia: Henry, William M. 
and Caty. 

James' death was in 1880 with Julia following nine years later. Most of the 
descendants of James traveled and settled in Franklin County, ALabama. Some 
descendants still make their home there today around what was once called 
Trapptown. This was a small community that once had a school, mill and a 
store. The store is still there and has changed hands.
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