Children of Charles Whitlock (abt. 1739 – 1814) and Wife Esther: Agnes, Alexander, and William Whitlock

Tombstone of Agnes Whitlock Dodson, photo by Roane County, Tennessee, Historical Society — see Find a Grave memorial page of Agnes Dodson, Steekee cemetery, Loudon, Loudon County, Tennessee, created by Genealogy Friends, maintained by Dawn Curtis

Or, Subtitled: Post-Revolutionary Migration from Western North Carolina to Tennessee and Kentucky

As the previous posting indicates, the 24 March 1811 will of Charles Whitlock in Stokes County, North Carolina, names his wife Esther, who was still living when Charles wrote the will, and the following children: John, James, William, Thomas, Alexander, Agnes (Dodson), and Mary (Pruitt).[1] The will states that James had predeceased his father. I’m listing the children in the order in which their names appear in the will. A number of pieces of evidence suggest that Charles did not name his children by order of birth in his will, and that Agnes was his and Esther’s oldest child, probably followed by Alexander. 

Here’s the information I have about Charles and Esther Whitlock’s children Agnes, Alexander, and William:

Children of James Whitlock (abt. 1718 – 1749) and Wife Agnes Christmas: Charles Whitlock (abt. 1739 – 1814) of Louisa and Albemarle County, Virginia, and Stokes County, North Carolina

Original will of Charles Whitlock, 1811, Stokes County, North Carolina, on file with North Carolina Archives

Or, Subtitled: “In witne∫s hereof I have Set my hand and affixed my seal”

With my last posting, I finished sharing my information about the descendants of Thomas Whitlock (abt. 1745 – 1830) and wife Hannah Phillips, my 5th great-grandparents. I’m now going to climb back up the Whitlock family tree and start a series of postings about Thomas Whitlock’s siblings, the other children of James Whitlock and Agnes Christmas of Hanover and Louisa County, Virginia, whom I haven’t yet discussed in detail.

Children of Mildred Whitlock (1784 – 1854) and Husband William Hurst

Lucinda Hannah Hurst, photo uploaded by Deborah Shelton Wood to her “They Came to Virginia” family tree at Ancestry, acknowledging Angela Fiery as photo source

Or, Subtitled: Descendants of Thomas Whitlock and Hannah Phillips Who Remained in Wythe and Surrounding Virginia Counties

As we’ve seen, the 22 January 1857 Wythe County, Virginia, will of William Hurst names five daughters: Nancy Suthern, Elizabeth Carnahan, Lucinda Hurst, Virginia Suthern, and Joanah Boyd.[1] It also names one son, Allen W. Hurst, specifying that he is William’s son, and names William F. Hurst without stating that he is William’s son. According to Hurst family researcher Gwen Hurst, who is discussed in the posting linked above, William Hurst and Mildred Whitlock appear also to have had a daughter Matilda who predeceased her father, and a son Charles.

Children of Thomas Whitlock (abt. 1745 – 1830) and Wife Hannah Phillips: Mildred Whitlock (1784 – 1854) and Husband William Hurst

Wythe County, Virginia, Will Bk. 10, pp. 83-4

Or, Subtitled: “An old Virginia family of English ancestry”

In a previous posting, I shared digital images of Mildred Whitlock Hurst’s Virginia death certificate and her death listing in the 1854 death register of Wythe County, Virginia.[1] Both death records give Mildred’s age as 70 when she died 8 June 1854 Reed Island Creek in Wythe County, Virginia. This places her birth in 1784. Her parents Thomas Whitlock and Hannah Phillips were living on Little Reed Island Creek in Wythe County at the time of her birth.

Children of Charles Whitlock (abt. 1773 – 1796) and Wife Mary Davies: Hannah Whitlock (1795 – 1860/1870) and Husband James Calfee (1795 – 1858)

James Calfee house, Glenwood Park near Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia; photo uploaded by woodm132 to “Webb/Kelly/Pack/Calfee Family Tree” at Ancestry

Or, Subtitled: A Venerable House Built of White Oak and “Extensive Land Claims”

This posting continues my discussion of the two daughters of Charles Whitlock and wife Mary Davies — Agnes, who married John Grayson; and Hannah, who married James Calfee. I began this discussion with this previous posting discussing Agnes and her husband John Grason. In what follows, I’ll discuss Hannah Whitlock, her husband James Calfee, and their family.

Children of Charles Whitlock (abt. 1773 – 1796) and Wife Mary Davies: Agnes Whitlock (1793 – 1858) and Husband John Grayson (2)

Citizens of Walker’s Creek: Petition, 22 January 1856, Legislative Petitions of the Virginia General Assembly, series 4, miscellaneous, 1776-1865

Or, Subtitled: Turnpikes, Creeks, and Neighborhood Battles over the Route of a Road

After I posted yesterday about Agnes Whitlock (1793-1858), daughter of Charles Whitlock and Mary Davies of Wythe County, Virginia, and her husband John Grayson (1787-1874), I ran across two documents that provide interesting information about John. I’d like to share these now as an addendum to yesterday’s posting. Both are petitions presented the Virginia legislature mentioning John and his residence on Walker’s Creek in Wythe (later Bland) County, Virginia. These petitions are archived and made digitally available at Library of Virginia’s Virginia Memory website.

Children of Charles Whitlock (abt. 1773 – 1796) and Wife Mary Davies: Agnes Whitlock (1793 – 1858) and Husband John Grayson

Bland County, Virginia, Will Bk. 1, pp. 361-2

Or, Subtitled: “No man in the county enjoyed more thoroughly the esteem and respect of his people”

As my last posting states, Charles Whitlock and wife Mary Davies had two daughters, Agnes and Hannah, who are named in the Whitlock vs. Whitlock chancery court case file documenting the lawsuit their mother’s uncle William Davies filed on their behalf in Wythe County, Virginia, in September 1799.[1] An 8 May 1798 Wythe County court minute noting the appointment of the same great-uncle as their guardian also names Agnes and Hannah as Charles Whitlock and Mary Davies’s daughters.[2] As these documents indicate, Agnes and Hannah were minors when their father Charles died in April 1796 in Wythe County.

Children of Thomas Whitlock (abt. 1745 – 1830) and Wife Hannah Phillips: Charles Whitlock (abt. 1773 – 1796) and Wife Mary Davies

Augusta County, Virginia, Chancery Court case, Whitlock vs. Whitlock, box 10, file 38 (1803-4), available digitally via Library of Virginia’s Virginia Memory chancery records collection

Or, Subtitled: “He was Living in the House with Thomas Whitlock at the time his Sone Charles was killd by the fall of a tree”

The next child of Thomas Whitlock (abt. 1745 – 1830) and wife Hannah Phillips, their third child if I have their children in correct order, was a son Charles Whitlock. A number of previous postings contain biographical information about Charles. As I state in a previous posting, in my view, Thomas and his siblings were likely raised by their older brother Charles after the Whitlock parents, James Whitlock and Agnes Christmas, died, James in 1749 in Louisa County, Virginia, and Agnes between 1750 and 1757, probably also in Louisa. 

I don’t have documentary proof of my deduction that, as the oldest of James and Agnes’s children, Thomas’s brother Charles brought his younger siblings to Albemarle County, where he lived from 1760 or a bit earlier up to around 1780, when he moved to Surry County, North Carolina. But such information as I have suggests to me that this is what happened. As the posting linked above states, in my view Thomas Whitlock named his only son Charles after the older brother who raised him.

Children of Thomas Whitlock (abt. 1745 – 1830) and Wife Hannah Phillips: Daughter Who Married William Hannah

Original will of John Hanna, 15 April 1793, Surry County, North Carolina, on file with the North Carolina state archives, available digitally at FamilySearch

Or, Subtitled: Migrated from Surry County, North Carolina, to Sumner County, Tennessee, “and cast their lot in a land of strangers

I’m now resuming my chronicle of the life and family of Thomas Whitlock (abt. 1745 – 1830) of Virginia and Kentucky, which I interrupted in the past several weeks to report on new information I discovered on a trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, most of it having to do with my Lindsey and Brooks lines, which connect to Thomas Whitlock’s family through the marriage of his daughter Sarah to Thomas Brooks, and the marriage of Thomas and Sarah Whitlock’s daughter Jane to Dennis Lindsey.

Thomas Whitlock (abt. 1745 – 1830) of Louisa and Wythe Counties, Virginia, and Cumberland County, Kentucky: Cumberland County Years

Cumberland County, Kentucky, Will Bk. B, pp. 423-4

Or, Subtitled: There is after 175 years of farming an air of peace and plenty — good homes, big barns, fat cattle, tall corn and tobacco, set mostly in wide valleys between low hills

It has been quite some time, hasn’t it, since I told readers following my series of postings about Thomas Whitlock (abt. 1745 – 1830) that, having disposed of his land in Wythe County, Virginia, in May 1805 and moved to Cumberland County, Kentucky (perhaps with a brief sojourn in Surry County, North Carolina), I’d complete Thomas’s story by discussing his years in Kentucky? After I promised to do that, I spent two weeks at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and since that time, have been busy sharing notes here on items I found during that research trip which fill in gaps in previous postings on this blog.