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Melvina Nancy White

Female 1835 - 1898  (63 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Melvina Nancy White was born on 9 Aug 1835 in Whitley City, McCreary, Kentucky (daughter of Nicholas White and Nancy Anne Sumner); died on 18 Nov 1898 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Concord Cemetery, Whitley, Kentucky.

    Melvina married Sanford T. Barnett in Whitley County, Kentucky. Sanford was born on 24 Sep 1828 in Pulaski, Kentucky; died on 17 Jun 1904 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Concord Cemetery, Whitley, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Amy Barnett was born on 16 Jan 1857 in Kentucky; died on 30 Jan 1893 in Kentucky.
    2. Ada Barnett was born in Sep 1864 in Kentucky.
    3. Alford Barnett was born on 28 Sep 1867 in Kentucky; died on 15 Feb 1938 in Kentucky.
    4. Finley Barnett was born in 1869 in Kentucky.
    5. Sanford Tibbs Barnett was born on 21 May 1869 in Pulaski, Kentucky; died on 17 Dec 1949 in McCreary, Kentucky.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Nicholas WhiteNicholas White was born on 15 May 1802 in Kentucky (son of John White and Mary Shelton); died on 29 Jun 1876 in Redbird, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 6 May 1802, Knox County, Kentucky
    • Alternate birth: 15 May 1802, Bertie, North Carolina
    • Alternate birth: 15 May 1802, Whitley County, Kentucky

    Notes:

    Served as juror. 8 Jul 1826. (Whitley Circuit Court Order Book A-B-C, p.308.)

    Paid $24 for killing four wolves, 27 May 1844. (Whitley Circuit Court Order Book G-H, p. 139.)

    There are birth and death dates given on his tombstone, but the stone is a relatively recent one.

    Nicholas married Nancy Anne Sumner on 13 Oct 1825 in Whitley County, Kentucky. Nancy (daughter of James Sumner and Mourning Blanshard) was born in Jun 1804 in Grayson County, Virginia; died in Jul 1876 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Nancy Anne Sumner was born in Jun 1804 in Grayson County, Virginia (daughter of James Sumner and Mourning Blanshard); died in Jul 1876 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Nancy Jonckheere says here that they were married 24 Oct 1825.

    Children:
    1. Holden Wade White was born on 3 May 1826 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 22 Oct 1872 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Pleasant Hill Baptist Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    2. Naomi Nancy Oma White was born on 25 Jul 1827 in Whitley City, McCreary, Kentucky; died on 16 Feb 1907 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    3. John White was born on 4 Mar 1830 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 28 Aug 1896 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    4. Mark White was born on 27 Nov 1832 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; died on 30 Jun 1893 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    5. 1. Melvina Nancy White was born on 9 Aug 1835 in Whitley City, McCreary, Kentucky; died on 18 Nov 1898 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Concord Cemetery, Whitley, Kentucky.
    6. Dempsey C. White was born in 1839 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 6 Apr 1862 in Shiloh, Hardin, Tennessee; was buried in Shiloh National Cemetery, Shiloh, Hardin, Tennessee.
    7. Nicholas White was born about 1840 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    8. Lucinda White was born about 1842 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    9. James Ervin White was born on 4 Jul 1843 in Whitley City, McCreary, Kentucky; died on 9 Dec 1927 in Goldbug, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Ryan Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    10. Jasper Newton "Newt" White was born in Jun 1848 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died in 1909 in Whitley County, Kentucky.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John White was born between 1750 and 1755 in North Carolina (son of Richard White and Elizabeth); died between Jun 1829 and Oct 1829 in Whitley County, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 2 May 1753, Granville, North Carolina

    Notes:

    Called "John Calvin White" in some sources.

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    According to "familywest" on ancestry.com, his first marriage to Mary Hendrick is recorded in the Hendrick family Bible.

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    From Ancestry of Elizabeth Louise White by Steven C. Perkins:

    He was probably born 1750-55, as Nancy Jonckheere states that in 1777 he sold land inherited from his father, Richard. Was this the 330 acres in Bute County that he was devised? At that time he was stated to be a planter from Craven County. CHECK

    He was probably born in Warren County, N.C., and about 1798 he came to the portion of Knox that is now Whitley County. He died between June and October 1829, based upon his appearance in Whitley County Court as a Commissioner in June and an Order in October that his son, Dempsey, return court records. CHECK whitley order book 1 for his signature. He is probably in an unmarked grave at Redbird; there is a marker for a John White, but the date of death appears to be 1896.

    A John White was a taxpayer in Warren County, North Carolina in 1784. North Carolina Taxpayers, supra, v.2, p.217. A John White was a purchaser at an estate sale in Franklin County, N.C., confirmed in June of 1796, Bradley, Will Book B of Franklin County, North Carolina 1784-1804, 929.375654 qB811b 1988, p.16 and at a sale on 10 January 1799, p.38.

    A John White is on the Knox tax rolls for 1804, with 300 acres of 2d class land on the Cumberland, 2 horses and 6 slaves. A John White appears in the 1810 and 1820 Knox County censuses, and in Lincoln County before that; a John White is on an 8/3/1790 Lincoln tax list. John White and John White, Sr. appear on an 1816 Knox County tax list. A John White appears on a 1788 Fayette County tax list, as do two Williams and a James. Some Pre-1800 Kentucky Tax Lists, supra, p.11. CHECK

    On 28 September 1826 he granted Demcey (sic) White (a Whitley County resident) a Power of Attorney to deal with legacies he might be entitled to from the estates of his father, Richard White, or his mother, Elizabeth, in Franklin County, North Carolina. Whitley County Deed Book 1, p.145-6. Mark White was stated to be the Executor of Richard and Sherrod Celly/Kinney the administrator of Elizabeth. Decker (p. 305) says that Knox County Revolutionary War Veterans included John White of Virginia, and says that he is thought to have settled in Knox in about 1804; if so, that would not [may not] be our John.

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    The "Demcey" White mentioned above is almost certainly the Dempsey White who is recorded in Collins's History of Kentucky as a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives for Whitley County in 1833, 1835, 1838, and 1839; he was a son of this John White, and his daughter Nancy White (1838-1928) was the second wife of Patrick's greatX3-grandfather William Henderson Parker (1824-1898).

    John married Mary Shelton. Mary was born about 1760 in Virginia; died about 1824. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Mary Shelton was born about 1760 in Virginia; died about 1824.
    Children:
    1. Richard White was born in in North Carolina; died in in Hardin, Tennessee.
    2. Harrison White was born on 28 Feb 1790; died on 7 Nov 1853; was buried in Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    3. John Calvin White was born between 1793 and 1795; died after 1870.
    4. Dempsey White was born about 1798 in South Carolina; died after 1860 in Hardin County, Tennessee.
    5. 2. Nicholas White was born on 15 May 1802 in Kentucky; died on 29 Jun 1876 in Redbird, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.

  3. 6.  James Sumner was born about 1766 in Gates, North Carolina; died in 1834 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.

    James married Mourning Blanshard on 3 Apr 1784 in North Carolina. Mourning was born in Mar 1768 in North Carolina; died in Sep 1834 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Mourning Blanshard was born in Mar 1768 in North Carolina; died in Sep 1834 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Sometimes called "Mahala", the name on her tombstone. Nicknamed "Holly," according to some.

    Assertions that she was of Cherokee heritage are, to the best of our knowledge, baseless.

    Children:
    1. Lydia Sumner
    2. Sally Sumner
    3. Nehemiah "Miah" Sumner was born between 1785 and 1787 in Buncombe, North Carolina; died on 14 Feb 1871 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    4. John Sumner was born about 1792 in Buncombe, North Carolina.
    5. Mark Sumner was born on 3 Oct 1795 in Buncombe, North Carolina; died on 15 Sep 1869 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Concord Cemetery, Whitley, Kentucky.
    6. George Sumner was born in 1800 in Grayson County, Virginia; died between 1873 and 1880 in Monroe, Indiana.
    7. Frances Sumner was born about 1804 in Grayson County, Virginia; died about 1825 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    8. 3. Nancy Anne Sumner was born in Jun 1804 in Grayson County, Virginia; died in Jul 1876 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Richard White (son of Richard White); died after 17 Jul 1775 in Bute, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    From Ancestry of Elizabeth Louise White by Steven C. Perkins:

    RICHARD WHITE, JR. A resident of North Carolina, his will was recorded in Warren/Bute Will Book 2 at 73, dated 17 July 1775. (Olds, An Abstract of North Carolina Wills, supra, p.316.)

    He acquired land on Cedar Creek by deed in Warren Deed Book 5, at 167, in January of 1775. In a deed from John Wait (sic), John recites that his father, Richard White, acquired the land by grant from the Earl of Granville County in November of 1760 (this is Richard White, Jr. as Richard White, Sr. was dead by 1757). See The Granville District of North Carolina, supra, v.2, p. 159. None of this narrows down his birthdate much. The most that can be said is that he obviously was born well before 1754, when his father named him in his will. A Richard White was listed as a taxpayer in Bute County in 1771. (North Carolina Taxpayers, 929.3756 R233, v.1, p.216.)

    The will names his wife as Elizabeth and his children as John, Mark, Harrison, Richard, Nicholas, Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth, Drusilla and Nancy. It also recites that he died owning land on Buffaloe Creek, on Burnt Coat, on Franko Creek and between Franko and Cedar Creeks. Some other useful information is found in Bradley, Will Book C of Franklin County, North Carolina 1804-1812, supra, p. 1. There it is recited that White's Negroes were willed to his wife, Elizabeth, and that she was dividing most of them among her daughters. It was stated that one of four lots was drawn by Thomas Hardin, husband of Salley, and that Elizabeth, Drucilla (sic) and Nancy White drew the other three. The date of the drawing is stated to have been 24 February 1801; however, the recording of the event was at the March 1804 term of court. Apparently, only Sarah (Salley) was married. Perhaps the order of the draw indicates seniority. It would appear that Elizabeth was still alive in 1804. However, she may have been alive much closer to 1826. Material from Nancy Jonckheere indicates that the division, pursuant to an award by the commissioners, was at the September term in 1826; that Sarah Harding, Steven Sparks and Elizabeth, his wife, Drucilla White and Crofford Kearney and Nancy, his wife, took at that time. This seems to be a second effort to divide the slaves, this time not by lot or agreement, but by court order. Also note the power of attorney John gave in 1826 to settle his mother's estate. These actions would indicate a possible residence in Franklin County, North Carolina.

    This site says:

    73 (A) Will of RICHARD WHITE, planter. Dated 17 July 1775. Recorded Nov. Court 1775. Land on Buffaloe Creek to son JOHN WHITE. Land bought of WILLIAM WHITE to son MARK WHITE. Land on Burnt Coat to son HARRISON WHITE. Land between Franko & Cedar Creek to son RICHARD. Land where I now live, on Franko Creek, to son NICHOLAS. To my wife ELIZABETH WHITE and then to my five daughters MARY, SARAH, ELIZABETH, DRUSILLA, NANCY. Exors: Wife ELIZABETH WHITE, THOMAS SHERROD, and son MARK WHITE. Wit: WILLOUGHBY SELF, ISAAC HUDSON, JOHN HUDSON, WILLIAM HUDSON.

    Richard married Elizabeth. Elizabeth died after 1775 in Franklin, North Carolina. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Elizabeth died after 1775 in Franklin, North Carolina.
    Children:
    1. 4. John White was born between 1750 and 1755 in North Carolina; died between Jun 1829 and Oct 1829 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    2. Harrison White was born about 1755 in Granville, North Carolina; died in 1777 in Bute, North Carolina.
    3. Mary White was born about 1756 in Granville, North Carolina.
    4. Richard White was born on 27 Apr 1756 in Orange, Virginia; died about 1851 in Greene, Virginia.
    5. Mark White was born about 1757 in Granville, North Carolina; died in in Franklin, North Carolina.
    6. Sarah White was born before 1765 in Granville, North Carolina.
    7. Elizabeth White was born before 1769 in Granville, North Carolina.
    8. Drusilla White was born about 1770 in Granville, North Carolina; died after 1826.
    9. Nicholas White was born after 1769 in Granville, North Carolina; died in in Madison, Kentucky.
    10. Richard White was born after 1769.
    11. Nancy White was born about 1771 in Granville, North Carolina.