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Dempsey Charlie White

Male 1865 - 1949  (84 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Dempsey Charlie White was born 12 May 1865, Clio, Whitley, Kentucky (son of James Ervin White and Lucinda Jane Davis); died 18 Oct 1949, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.

    Dempsey married Julia Anna Early. Julia (daughter of Benjamin Franklin Early and Mary Jones) was born 25 Jul 1865, Whitley County, Kentucky; died 23 Jan 1934, Whitley County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  James Ervin White was born 4 Jul 1843, Whitley City, McCreary, Kentucky (son of Nicholas White and Nancy Anne Sumner); died 9 Dec 1927, Goldbug, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried , Ryan Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Died of influenza.

    James married Lucinda Jane Davis Aft 24 Mar 1862, Whitley County, Kentucky. Lucinda (daughter of Rev. Melton Lewis Davis and Permelia "Milly" Patrick) was born 1 Oct 1843; died 31 May 1931. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Lucinda Jane Davis was born 1 Oct 1843 (daughter of Rev. Melton Lewis Davis and Permelia "Milly" Patrick); died 31 May 1931.
    Children:
    1. Amy White was born Abt 1864, Kentucky.
    2. 1. Dempsey Charlie White was born 12 May 1865, Clio, Whitley, Kentucky; died 18 Oct 1949, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    3. Jesse Frank White was born Nov 1866, Whitley County, Kentucky; died 28 Aug 1952, Mercer, Kentucky.
    4. Rev. Jason Jacob White was born 27 Feb 1871, Whitley County, Kentucky; died 23 Feb 1961, Whitley County, Kentucky.
    5. Nancy M. White was born Jan 1876, Kentucky.
    6. Mandy E. White was born Abt 1878, Kentucky.
    7. Jane White was born Abt 1880, Kentucky.
    8. Tempy Christine White was born 16 May 1880, Whitley County, Kentucky; died 15 Jul 1957, Whitley County, Kentucky.
    9. James White was born Mar 1884, Kentucky.
    10. Millie J. White was born May 1886, Kentucky.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Nicholas White was born 15 May 1802, Kentucky (son of John White and Mary Shelton); died 29 Jun 1876, Redbird, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried , 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 13 Oct 1825, Whitley County, Kentucky. Nancy (daughter of James Sumner and Mourning Blanshard) was born Jun 1804, Grayson, Virginia; died Jul 1876, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried , Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


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

    Notes:

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

    Notes:

    Married:
    Cornelius, Early Marriages, p.61. Tri-County Knox-Laurel-Whitley Early Marriages.

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

  3. 6.  Rev. Melton Lewis Davis was born 3 Feb 1822, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky (son of William "Billie" Davis and Sarah Rapier); died 30 Jun 1895, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried , Highland Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Allegedly he was a preacher and a judge.

    Melton married Permelia "Milly" Patrick 12 Jan 1841. Permelia (daughter of Bryant Patrick and Nancy Ann Davis) was born 23 Jan 1825, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; died 6 Jan 1866, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Permelia "Milly" Patrick was born 23 Jan 1825, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky (daughter of Bryant Patrick and Nancy Ann Davis); died 6 Jan 1866, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 23 Nov 1825, Whitley County, Kentucky
    • Alternate birth: 23 Nov 1825, Whitley County, Kentucky

    Children:
    1. 3. Lucinda Jane Davis was born 1 Oct 1843; died 31 May 1931.
    2. Jesse Buford Davis was born 27 Jan 1845, Whitley County, Kentucky; died 20 Sep 1928, Mercer, Mercer, Missouri.
    3. Evaline Tweet Davis was born 4 Mar 1850, Kentucky; died 5 Nov 1921, Holdenville, Hughes, Oklahoma.
    4. Sarah E. Davis was born 12 Oct 1855, Whitley County, Kentucky; died 5 Nov 1952, Hollis, Harmony, Oklahoma.
    5. Milley T. Davis was born Abt 1865, Kentucky.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John White was born Between 1750 and 1755, North Carolina (son of Richard White and Elizabeth); died Between Jun 1829 and Oct 1829, 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 Abt 1760, Virginia; died Abt 1824. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Mary Shelton was born Abt 1760, Virginia; died Abt 1824.
    Children:
    1. Richard White was born , North Carolina; died , Hardin, Tennessee.
    2. Harrison White was born 28 Feb 1788, Jefferson, Tennessee; died 7 Nov 1853.
    3. John Calvin White was born Between 1793 and 1795; died Aft 1870.
    4. Dempsey White was born Abt 1798; died Aft 1860, Tennessee.
    5. 4. Nicholas White was born 15 May 1802, Kentucky; died 29 Jun 1876, Redbird, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried , Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.

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

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


  4. 11.  Mourning Blanshard was born Mar 1768, North Carolina; died Sep 1834, Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried , 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, Buncombe, North Carolina; died 14 Feb 1871, Whitley County, Kentucky.
    4. John Sumner was born Abt 1792, Buncombe, North Carolina.
    5. Mark Sumner was born 3 Oct 1795, Buncombe, North Carolina; died 15 Sep 1869, Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried , Concord Cemetery, Whitley, Kentucky.
    6. George Sumner was born 1800, Grayson, Virginia; died Between 1873 and 1880, Monroe, Indiana.
    7. Frances Sumner was born Abt 1804, Grayson, Virginia; died Abt 1825, Whitley County, Kentucky.
    8. 5. Nancy Anne Sumner was born Jun 1804, Grayson, Virginia; died Jul 1876, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried , Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.

  5. 12.  William "Billie" Davis was born 1776, North Carolina; died Bef 3 Dec 1864, Whitley County, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    [The paragraph below is from http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kmparker, evidently from info provided by Patrick's late aunt Nancy Jonckheere.]

    "Born in 1776 in North Carolina, Billie Davis was famous as a trapper, guide and explorer. He had a disagreement with a bear and lost his arm as a result, but it was the bear who lost the fight. Later, one-armed Billie became sheriff of Whitley County, an office he held for many years. He had considerable presence and could handle just about any problem with words alone. Nancy Jonckheere once found online a copy of an old North Carolina election handout from about 1850, which said was that the candidate was endorsed by 'Billie Davis, the famous one-armed sheriff of Whitley County, Kentucky.' By 1795, when Billie was 19, he was already married to Sarah Rapier, who was born about 1779 in North Carolina. Her brother Jesse moved to Whitley County, Kentucky, as well. Billie and Sarah both lived to a ripe old age and died in Whitley County: Sarah between 1860 and 1870, when she was at least 81 years old; and Billie in 1864 at the age of 88."

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    We wonder if he wasn't born significantly later than 1776. According to the records of the Kentucky Assembly, William Davis was sheriff of Whitley County in 1848 and 1849, at which time he would have been 72 and 73 years old if he was in fact born in 1776. Memory and oral traditions often exaggerate the age-at-death of particularly colorful individuals.

    More absurdly, multiple ancestry.com trees claim that this William Davis is the Union soldier who died on 6 October 1864 and is buried at Cave Hill National Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky. We have no idea how they imagine that an 82-year-old man was serving as a Union private.

    *****

    Michele Brooks reproduces a bill of sale for his estate, executed by his son Melton Lewis Davis, which may provide some clues to his ancestry:

    Sale Bill Dated 3 December 1864
    Son - M.L. Davis 1 pistol $5.50
    Son - William R. Davis 3 books 1.60
    William Patrick 4 books .50
    William Patrick 5 books .60
    Dau - Matilda 1 book 1.90
    son-in-law Sampson Parker 2 razors 1.40
    Son - M. L. Davis 1/2 bushel ?
    Seth Freeman
    Cousin - James E. White 1 board 1.00
    Cousin-in-law - Melton E. White 2 boxes 4.00
    Son - M. L. Davis Furniture 55.00
    M. L. Davis 1 saddle 1.00
    M. L. Davis 1 satchel 3.00
    Dau - Matilda Cattle .50

    William married Sarah Rapier Between 1795 and 1800, North Carolina. Sarah was born 1777; died Bef 1870, Whitley County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Sarah Rapier was born 1777; died Bef 1870, Whitley County, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1778, North Carolina
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1779, North Carolina

    Notes:

    Appears in some online trees as Roper, Rapour, etc. Frequently given as a daughter of William J. Rapier and Elizabeth Thompson; there is absolutely no evidence for this.

    Children:
    1. Nancy Davis was born 8 Dec 1796, Cole Creek, Carroll, North Carolina; died 10 Feb 1864, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried , Briar Creek Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    2. Matilda Davis was born 1798, North Carolina; died 1870, Whitley County, Kentucky.
    3. James Madison Davis was born 23 Jun 1798, Whitley County, Kentucky; died 28 Dec 1860, Whitley County, Kentucky.
    4. Sarah "Sally" Elizabeth Davis was born 8 Sep 1801; died 2 Jun 1868, Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried , John Parker Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    5. Henry Davis was born 1802, Whitley County, Kentucky.
    6. Mary Polly Davis was born 1 Mar 1804, Whitley County, Kentucky.
    7. Rebecca Davis was born 1805, Whitley County, Kentucky.
    8. Jimmy Davis was born 1809.
    9. Eleanor Davis was born 1810, Whitley County, Kentucky; died 1861, Whitley County, Kentucky.
    10. William Davis was born 2 Aug 1811, Whitley County, Kentucky; died 23 Nov 1879, Whitley County, Kentucky.
    11. Elizabeth Davis was born 1812, Kentucky.
    12. Jesse B Davis was born 25 Oct 1814, Guilford, North Carolina; died 18 Sep 1848, Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico.
    13. Lucinda Davis was born 5 Jun 1817, Whitley County, Kentucky; died 1862, Whitley County, Kentucky.
    14. Jane G Davis was born 1820, Whitley County, Kentucky; died 18 Feb 1876, Whitley County, Kentucky.
    15. 6. Rev. Melton Lewis Davis was born 3 Feb 1822, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; died 30 Jun 1895, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried , Highland Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    16. William B Davis was born 22 Jan 1823, Whitley County, Kentucky; died 23 Jun 1901.

  7. 14.  Bryant Patrick was born Abt 1800, North Carolina (son of James Patrick and Courtney Sykes); died Abt 1864, Whitley County, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 23 Mar 1864, Whitley County, Kentucky

    Bryant married Nancy Ann Davis 13 Jan 1820, Knox County, Tennessee. Nancy was born 1802, Tennessee; died 1832, Whitley County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Nancy Ann Davis was born 1802, Tennessee; died 1832, Whitley County, Kentucky.
    Children:
    1. George Washington Patrick was born 25 Sep 1821, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; died 20 Jan 1905, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    2. Andrew Jackson Patrick was born 8 Feb 1824, Whitley County, Kentucky; died 8 Feb 1886, Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried , Jellico Creek Cemetery, Jellico Creek, Whitley, Kentucky.
    3. 7. Permelia "Milly" Patrick was born 23 Jan 1825, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; died 6 Jan 1866, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    4. Rachel Agnes Patrick was born 24 Sep 1828, Whitley County, Kentucky; died 2 Jun 1893, Jellico Creek, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried , Jellico Creek Cemetery, Jellico Creek, Whitley, Kentucky.
    5. Uriah Patrick was born 1830, Whitley County, Kentucky; died 21 Apr 1915, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.
    6. Sarah "Sally" Patrick was born 13 Jan 1830; died 2 Mar 1867, Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried , Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    7. Bryant Patrick was born 1832, Whitley County, Kentucky; died Between 1863 and 1870.