Or, Subtitled: Confusion and Sparse Records Coupled with Clearly Discernible Patterns
If I’m correct that the 20 September 1757 Louisa County, Virginia, settlement of the estate of James Whitlock and the 29 December 1768 Hanover County, Virginia, will of Thomas Christmas, James’s father-in-law, name the children of James Whitlock and Agnes Christmas by order of birth, then their last child was Nathaniel Whitlock. In the posting I’ve just linked, I provide my reasons for thinking that the child of James and Agnes who preceded Nathaniel, my ancestor Thomas Whitlock, was born around 1745. In my view, Nathaniel would likely have been born about 1747, no doubt in St. Martin’s parish in Louisa County, where his father James Whitlock died between making his will on 7 March 1749 and the will’s probate date of 28 November 1749. The 1810 federal census for Greenville County, South Carolina, which I’ll discuss below, assigns Nathaniel a birthdate prior to 1755.
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.
This posting is a continuation of two previous ones (here and here) discussing the first six children of Charles and Esther Whitlock of Albemarle County, Virginia, and Stokes County, North Carolina, who were Agnes (Dodson), Alexander, William, James, Thomas, and Mary (Pruett). This posting discusses the last two children in the family, Charles and John Whitlock.
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.
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). 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:
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: “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.