Children of James Whitlock (abt. 1718 – 1749) and Wife Agnes Christmas: James Whitlock (abt. 1740 – abt. 1781) of Louisa County, Virginia, and Rowan County, North Carolina

Rowan County, North Carolina, Land Entry Bk. 1778, #1119

Or, Subtitled: Posthumous Land Grants and Red Herring Clues about Tories

Following their son Charles, James Whitlock (abt. 1718 – 1749) and Agnes Christmas of Hanover and Louisa County, Virginia, had a son James. I’ve discussed Charles and his family in a series of postings that began with this one. I’d now like to focus on James.

Children of Charles Whitlock (abt. 1739 – 1814) and Wife Esther: James, Thomas, and Mary Whitlock

Lynchburg Virginian (22 November 1841), p. 3, col. 4, available digitally at the Virginia Chronicle pages of the Library of Virginia website

Or, Subtitled: “A plain English education such as reading, writing, and arithmetic”

This posting is a continuation of a previous one that provided information about the first three children of Charles and Esther Whitlock of Albemarle County, Virginia, and Stokes County, North Carolina — Agnes (Dodson), Alexander, and William Whitlock. This post focuses on the next three children in Charles and Esther’s family — James, Thomas, and Mary Whitlock.

The Conundrum of Sorting John Lindseys, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, Latter Half of 1700s and Early 1800s

South Carolina Colonial Plat Bk. 9, p. 1

Or, Subtitled: “’Curiouser and curiouser!’ Cried Alice”

These notes about the challenge of sorting men named John Lindsey in records of Spartanburg County, South Carolina, in the latter part of the 1700s and early part of the 1800s begin with the conundrum of a 20 March 1817 deed of William Lindsey to Spencer Bobo, both of Spartanburg County.[1] I discussed this deed in detail in a previous posting. As that posting notes, William Lindsey deeded to Spencer Bobo 200 acres on which William was then living, stating that he was selling “all the plantation and tract of Land where I now live supposed 200 acres more or less with every appurtenance thereunto belonging N. adjoining said Bobo’s land, E. joining Brewton, S. joining John Lindsey, and W. joining John Crocker.” The witnesses to this deed were John Lindsey and James Brewton/Bruton.