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The Sapp Family and the 1850 U.S. Census

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The Sapp Family and the 1850 U.S. Census


Greenberry Sapp (1801-1848) and Mary Ann “Polly” Morris (1806-1850) were married circa 1818 and had five children:

  1. Sarah Sapp (1825-1860) married Henry Dye circa 1849.
  2. Nancy Sapp (1830-1905) married David Isom Adams circa 1846.
  3. Delilah Sapp (1832-1911) was single in 1850, but would marry Nathan James Vaughn the following year.
  4. Mary Z Sapp (1837-????)
  5. Benjamin E Sapp (1838-1860)

1850 U.S. CENSUS for District 72, Pulaski, Missouri

Greenberry Sapp died in 1848 and, consequently, was not listed in the 1850 census.

Mary Ann “Polly” (Morris) Sapp married Lamuel Elam in January 1849. She is listed in the 1850 census (family # 461) with Lamuel and his six children, ages 6 – 20, from his first family. Also included were James Franklin Elam (5 month old son of Lamuel and Mary Ann) and William J K P Montgomery (8 month old son of Lamuel’s daughter Nancy (Elam) Montgomery). Mary Ann would die shortly thereafter, perhaps due to complications with James Franklin’s birth.

Sarah Sapp is listed in the 1850 census (family # 455) with her husband Henry Dye and their six children, ages 1-18. Also listed is Sarah’s 18 year old sister, Delilah Sapp.

Nancy Sapp is listed in the 1850 census (family # 460) with her husband David Isom Adams and their 2 children, ages 1 and 2. Also included are Nancy’s 14 year old sister, Mary Sapp, and 12 year old brother, Benjamin Sapp. Their mother lived next door (family #461).


Sharing the Past by Don Vincent, Tacoma, WA, dated Jan 7, 1982, Genealogical Research Column for Pulaski County, Missouri.

1850 U.S. Census for District 72, Pulaski, Missouri

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