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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
Or, Subtitled: “Two Juditious and Interested men chosen by my executors“
Nancy Whitlock, daughter of Thomas Whitlock and Hannah Phillips, was born in 1778, according to both the 1850 and 1860 federal census. Both censuses were taken in Christian County, Kentucky. In both enumerations, Nancy was living with her son James in Christian County. The 1850 census lists Nancy as 72 years old, and the 1860 census gives her age as 82. Both state that she was born in Virginia.
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.
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.
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. 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. As these documents indicate, Agnes and Hannah were minors when their father Charles died in April 1796 in Wythe County.
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.
Or, Subtitled: “There are six now living, two dead“
In what follows, I’ll tell you what I know of the children of John Hammons and his wife who was a daughter of Thomas Whitlock and whose given name I have not discovered. I do not have proof positive that all of these children were born to John’s Whitlock wife, but since documents listing them as his children never indicate that any of these children were half-siblings to each other, I think it’s safe to assume that all are children of John’s Whitlock wife. Note that, according to Betsy Shrader in her 1831 affidavit cited below, John Hammons had two children in addition to the six listed below, who died prior to 1828 and of whose names I have not seen a record.
Or, Subtitled: A Cross-Slit and Underkeel in Each Ear — The Value of Earmarks in Genealogy
According to Margaret Austin of Bay Village, Ohio, who researched the Hammons family exhaustively for years and shared her research notes with me in April 1997, Thomas Whitlock’s son-in-law John Hammons appears to have been born about 1770-2. Margaret based this date on the fact that John Hammons Jr. appears on a jury list in Patrick County, Virginia, on 13-14 August 1793 in the cases of Lyne vs. King and Adams vs. Mankin and Keaton. Margaret Austin’s notes also state that John Hammonds Jr. provided a deposition on 8 October 1792 in the Patrick County case of Dickerson vs. Laurance, and was sued on 13 May 1793 for debt in Patrick County in the case of Senter vs. Hammonds Jr. Note the variant spellings of the surname: Hammons and Hammonds (as well as Hammon/Hammond).