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Willis Whitford, Sr. of Stewart Co., TN.

Updated November 18, 2002

Carolyn June Whitford
629 Nicklaus Dr. SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
A-United States

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I am currently doing research on Willis Whitford, Sr. Many questions are still unanswered about the origin of the Whitford family. We believe Willis was born bet. 1770-1775 in NC and know he died May 11, 1831 in Stewart Co., TN. He married a Mary Cane/Cain and they had nine children. The first written record we have on Willis is a land purchase in Robertson Co., TN. with a Thomas Whitford. Relationship between the two men are not known at this time. Willis went on to Stewart Co., TN. where, in 1812, he made his first application for land grants. It appears all the family stayed in or near Stewart County.
My husband is a 2nd grt.grandson of Willis, Sr. I completed my first writing on the family in October 1999, but feel there is still very much left to do. The names of Willis' parents, where he was born and the exact date of his birth is still needed. Family members stay in close contact with each other, hoping to gain a little data. Sharing is a definite byword for this family.
All information will be appreciated and, like I said, sharing is our byword.

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