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: 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: “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: 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.
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.
Or, Subtitled: In Which I Read the Fusty Old Documents and Summarize Them, Saving You the Trouble
As the previous posting tells you, in this posting I’m going to discuss the lawsuit filed in September 1799 by William Davies, guardian of Agnes and Hannah Whitlock, the orphan daughters of Thomas Whitlock’s son Charles, which ended with Thomas’s sale of his land in Wythe County, Virginia, in 1805 and with his and wife Hannah’s move to Cumberland County, Kentucky.
Or, Subtitled: Road Orders, Estate Appraisals, and Dams Interfering with Fishingfor Catfish
I’m now picking up the story of Thomas Whitlock’s life in 1790, when Wythe County was formed from Montgomery, where Thomas was living from before March 1776. If you click the “previous post” link beneath this posting, that will take you to the posting that precedes this one, and if you want to read the entire series of postings I’ve now written about Thomas Whitlock, simply click “previous posting” at the bottom of each new posting you open in the series.
Or, Subtitled: Fertile New Land, Lead Mines, Shot Towers and Forges, and Movement from the Middle Colonies into the Valley of Virginia
With my first posting about Thomas Brooks (abt. 1747-1805), I shared my information about Thomas’s life in Frederick County, Virginia, up to 1792, when he moved his family to Wythe County, Virginia. My account begins with a March 1767 deed of Patrick Rice to his son John, which Thomas witnessed, the first certain record I have of him in Frederick County. Since, as my posting indicates, I have not found information about Thomas’s father, I haven’t been able to track this family line sufficiently to say with any certainty where Thomas Brooks was born — a point to which I’ll return when I discuss in more detail the information I have about Thomas’s mother Mary, who made her will in Frederick County on 9 July 1786, with the will being probated on 4 April 1787.