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Descendants of Rev Richard P Whitt

Generation No. 1

1. REV RICHARD P5 WHITT (RICHARD OLNEY4, JOHN3, ROBERT2 WHYTT, JON1) was born Abt. 1730 in South Carolina, and died 25 April 1812 in Montgomery County VA. He married SUSANNA SKAGGS Abt. 1755 in Unknown. She was born Unknown in Montgomery Co., VA, and died Bef. 1791 in Montgomery Co., VA.

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Notes: Rev Richard P Whitt:
In the name of God I Richard Whitt Senior of the County of Montgomery being in a Feeble State of Health but sound in mind do ordain and declare this instrument of Writing to be my last Will and Testament Revoking all others. It is my Wish after my death and for that purpose do will and bequeath to my son Archibald Whitt all the Tract of Land whereon I now live and that the title shall fully be invested in him with all Other Claims that I may have to that and any other adjoining said Tract to him and his heirs forever. This Tract is to be under stood to contain the whole of the Land that I bought from John Harrison on Meadow Creek supposed to be One hundred Acres be it more or less to Include the part which I have allotted for my son Richard at the upper end of said Tract which son Archibald has bought and a title never was conveyed for it. I do also Will to my beloved wife her equal one third of all my personal estate her Natural life time the balance to be equally Divided between my three daughters (To Wit) Elizabeth Cassiday, ruthy Whitt and Susanna Creswell, and also Should there be any part of my wifes Legasee left at her death also to be equally divided among my three daughters and their Heirs forever. And for the good performance of my will and to execute the contents I do appoint John Ingles and my son Archibald Whitt to act as executors and it is my request as I can place the fullest confidence in them that they shall act without being bound in security. Signed and Subscribed to this my hand and seal this 25th day of April 1807.

A well known Baptist preacher. He performed many marriages before 1800. From "Tazewell County Heriage, Vol. 1, Tazewell County, Virginia 1799-1995, pages 251-252. "a prominent minister in the Dunkard community near present-day Radford, he was the son of Richard Whit, born ca . 1680 at Charles City, VA and Mary Kimbro. In researching Wit-whitt origins the Harbour-Witt Association recorded Richard's father as John Whitt (born Ross-Wye, Herefordshire, England- died 1712 Charles City, VA), who married Ann Daux, daughter of Walter, merchant of London, and Mary Plaine Daux. Water's father was Richard Daux of London. Walter and Mary accompanied John and Ann to Birginia. At some time the Dauxs and John lived in France as practicing Huguenots.

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Notes for Susanna Skaggs:
Susanna Skaggs, b. unk., who m. Richard Whitt, d. abt. 1812, was the sister of the Longhunte r Skaggs: Charles, Henery, Richard,and of Moses, etc., according to the Moses Skaggs Estate S uit filed in Green Co., Ky., 1836.". . . that the said Susannah Skaggs married Richard Whit t, that she & her husband are now dead & that Hezekiah Whitt, Susannah Crisswill and Edmund W hitt are the heirs of said Richard Whitt & his wife, Susannah;. ."

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2. i.   ARCHIBALD WHITT6 SR., b. Abt. 1762, SC; d. Abt. 1831, Montgomery County VA.
  ii.   DR. RICHARD THOMAS WHITT DESKINS, b. Unknown, Unknown; d. Unknown, Unknown.
Notes: Dr. Richard Thomas Whitt Deskins?:
Moved from Tazewell County to Magoffin Co Ky about 1840


"One night at a dance Betsy was dancing with another man when her husband, Richard got mad and knocked the man down and bit off one of his ears. This disfigured the man for life and the penalty was several years in prison. As court was only held once a month, Richard left the county and went to Indian Territory where he is said to have married an Indian girl. Betsy later married a man by the name of Deskins, however her children took the name of Whitt. It is rumored that Richard returned home under the name Deskins.

  iii.   ABIJAH WHITT, b. Abt. 1790, Montgomery County VA; d. January 1858, Montgomery County VA; m. (1) POLLY LORTON, September 1813, Unknown; b. Unknown, Unknown; d. Unknown, Unknown; m. (2) NANCY COMPTON, September 1820, Unknown; b. Unknown, Unknown; d. Unknown, ?.
  Notes for ABIJAH WHITT:
He married (1) Hannah Sarles on May 08, 1792. He married (2) Elizabeth Ellswick on October 22, 1792 in Montgomery Cty VA.

Note: Abijah Whitt:
ABIJAH WHITT AND ELIZABETH ELSWICK:Outside: Abijah Whitt MB Oct 22nd 1792Inside:Know al l men by these presents that we ? ? Richard Whitt are held and firmly bound unto his Excellen cy the governor of Virginia for the time being and his successors in the sum of fifty pound s current money of Virginia the payment of which will and truly to be made we ? ? our heirs e xtrs and Adm firmly by these presents ? with over seals and dated this 22nd day of October 17 92.The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Abijah Whit t has this day attained a license of his marriage with Elisabeth Elswick Daughter of John Els wick of this county ? if there should be no legal cause to obstruct the said marriage then th e above obligations is to be paid else to remain in force force ? Abijah Whitt, Richard Whit t Teste Charles L?last page: Certified that Abaijah Whitt and Elizabeth Elswick Daughter o f John Elswick intending to join in marriage by that ???Teste R. Whitt John Elswick


Abija Whitt d. January 1858, Liver Complaints. Age 68 (b. 1790), B.
MontCoVa. Parents: Archa. and Hannah Whitt. Consort: Nancy. Source Nancy
Whitt, wife.

Death Record, Abijah Whitt, 1858 - Montgomery Co. VA
(Submitter note: Abijah Whitt, s/o Archibald Whitt and Hannah Lowe and grandson of the Rev.
Richard Whitt and Susanna Skaggs, m. first Sept 1813, Polly Lorton, d/o Israel Lorton and Sarah
Unknown; married second Sept 1820, Nancy Compton.)
Death Record, Abijah Whitt, 1858 - Montgomery Co. VA

  iv.   RACHEL WHITT, b. Abt. 1759, Unknown; d. Unknown, Unknown.
  v.   HEZEKIAH WHITT, b. Abt. 1760, SC; d. 28 March 1846, Tazwell County VA.
He married Rachel Skaggs.

Note: Hezekiah Whitt:
Fought in Revolutionary War, pension for VA service - pension File #S.7885

Hezekiah was my ggggrandfather. I have a picture of a fine home he built in Tazewell co. tha t appears on the national register and was built 1787-1800.Hezekiah and Rachel Whitt willed i t to James and wife Nancy children. they willed it to nephew Jonas Whitt son of Gri ffy and Martha Scaggs Whitt. The place is now owned by Mr and Mrs Walter F Finney of Tazewell . I have not been able to find the exact location of this house. Anyone with info please resp ond. My father is Martin Van Buren Whitt b.1884 d.1931 son of George Jackson(Jack) Whitt an d Lydia Berry Whitt (Ellen,Ky).Jack son of Hezekiah Whitt b.4-17-1827. Any info on this lin e appreciated.

Hezekiah Whitt's house is located in the west end of Baptist Valley, just south of Busthead w hich is east of Cedar Bluff. The old house is in pretty bad shape. The fences had fallen dow n a couple of years ago and cattle were running around inside the house. Hezekiah is buried o n the hill across the road in front of the house. If you are interested I have a picture of t he house taken a couple of years ago and also Hezekiah's tombstone.

Transcribed by Bev Tracy Tazewell CountyDeed book 9, pages 473-474184 8 deedJames Whitt, Rebekah LowRichard Whitt & Susannah WebbTo Thomas BrownThis Indentur e maid the 9th day of August in the year of our Lord 1848 between James Whitt Rebekah Low Ric hard Whitt and Susannah Webb of the County of Tazewell and State of Virginia and Richard Whit t of Carter County and State of Kentucky of the one part and Thomas Brown of the County of Ta zewell and State of Virginia of the other part witnesseth that the said James Whitt Rebekah L ow Richard Whitt and Susannah Webb in the consideration of twenty Dollars of lawful money o f this Commonwealth to them each in hand paid by the said Thomas Brown at or before the ensea ling? and delivery of those presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledge have bargaine d and sold and by these presents do and each of them doth bargain and sell unto the said Thom as Brown his heirs and assigns four seventh of two several tracts of land to wit: One sevent h each containing by survey one of two hundred and forty acres and the other containing ninet y eight acres to the same more or less lying and being in the county of Tazewell and on Disma l Creek a branch of the Louisa fork of Sandy and bounded as followeth to wit: No 1 Beginnin g at two spruce pine on the South side of said creek at the mouth of a branch opposite the ro und bottom thence S 76 E 270 poles to a spruce pine S 46 E 48 poles to a beech N 50 E 16 pole s to a sugar tree North 20 poles to a spruce pine N 63 W 40 poles to a double birch N 40 W 3 2 poles to a spruce pine N 21 W 40 poles to a poplar N 50 W 34 poles to a maple and spruce pi ne W 56 poles to a spruce pine on the bank of the creek N 37 W 18 poles to two white oaks an d poplar in a hollow N 67 W 44 poles to a white oak and dogwood on a hill side S 72 W 71 pole s to a sugar tree N 81 W 54 poles down the creek to a maple and spruce pine S 72 W 26 poles t o a beach and pine S 86 W 44 poles to a chestnut S 73 W 20 poles to a birch N 55 W 40 to a su gar tree N 81 W 26 poles to a double birch on the bank of the creek at the lower end of the l ong bottom N 65 W 20 poles to a chestnut N 32 W 84 poles to a spruce pine at the foot of a hi ll N 78 W 32 poles to a poplar and Spanish oak N 60 W 40 poles to a beech N 35 W 40 poles t o a sugar tree S 80 W 40 to a gum N 46 W 20 poles to a maple on a branch S 23 W 40 poles cros sing the creek to a maple S 36 W 18 poles to a spruce pine S 4 E 70 to a chestnut S 28 E 20 p oles to a spruce pine S 15 W 140 to a sugar tree at the lower end of the sugar bottom E 32 po les to birch N 5 E 140 poles to pointers thence S 84 E 380 poles to the Beginning.(N2) Begin ning at a white oak and sugar tree on a hillside just below his old survey S 79 W 98 poles t o a white oak on the same hill side N 58 W 40 poles to a cucumber N 34 W 42 poles to a birc h N 86 W 11 poles to a read oak S 41 W 8 poles to a birch and spruce pine S 18 E 22 poles t o a birch S 30 E 79 poles to an ash on a hill side S 50 E 20 poles to a white oak S 33 W 60 p oles to spruce pine in the edge of the dry fork of Dismal S 67 W 30 poles up said fork to a b irch S 5 W 30 poles to a spruce pine of the bank of said creek S 84 E 34 poles crossing sai d creek to a spruce pine N 34 E 60 poles to a buckeye on a hill side N 55 E 60 poles to a lin n in a rocky hollow N 13 W 38 poles to a cucumber and birch N 65 E 30 poles to a sugar N 3 3 E 69 poles crossing the (creek) to the beginning.Together with all the appurtenances there unto belonging or appretaining taken or known as part or parcel To have and to hold the sai d four sevenths of they above named tracts or parcels of land with all the appurtenances ther eunto belonging unto and for the only (proper use?) and behoof of him the said Thomas (Brown ) his heirs and assigns forever and the said James Whitt Rebeckah Low Richard Whitt and Susan nah Webb for themselves and their heirs the said four sevenths of the above named tracts of l and will all and singular the premises and appurtenances before mentioned unto the said Thoma s Brown his (heirs) and assigns free from the claim of them the said James Whitt Rebeckah Lo w Richard Whitt and Susannah Webb or either of them __? or either of their heirs shall will a nd do warrant and forever defend by these presents. In witness whereof the said James Whitt R ebekah Low Richard Whitt and Susannah Webb have hereunto set their hands and seals the day an d year first above writtenhisJames X Whitt Rebeckah X Low Richa rd WhittherSusannah X Webb MarkTazewell CountyWe Bird Lockhart and William Gillesp ie Justices of the Peace in the county aforesaid in the State of Virginia do heeby certify th at James Whitt, Rebeckah Low, Richard Whitt and Susannah Webb parties to a certain deed beari ng date on the 9th day of August 1848 and hereto annest personally appeared before us in th e county aforesaid and acknowledged the same to be their acts and deeds and desire us to cert ify the said acknowledgment to the clerk of the County Court of Tazewell in order that the sa id deed may be recorded. Given under our hands & seals this 9th day of August 1848.Bird Lock hart JP William Gillespie In the Clerk's office of Tazeell County Apl. 23 1849. This indenture of bargain and sale from James Whitt, Rebeckah Low, Richard Whitt, & Susanna h Webb to Thomas Brown was presented in the Office and with this annexed certificate of ackno wledgment admitted to record. Teste Geo WG Brown\\\

Burial: 28 March 1846, Unknown, Whitt-Lowe Cemetery

  vi.   ELIZABETH WHITT, b. Abt. 1765, Unknown; d. Unknown, Unknown.
  vii.   RUTH "RUTHY" WHITT, b. 17 June 1772, Montgomery County VA; d. 18 October 1839, Henderson Twp. Knox Co. IL.
  viii.   EDMOND WHITT, b. Abt. 1774, Montgomery County VA; d. Abt. 1840, Carter County KY.
  ix.   SUSANNA WHITT, b. Abt. 1776, Unknown; d. Unknown, Unknown.

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