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Dempsey Charlie White

Dempsey Charlie White

Male 1865 - 1949  (84 years)

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Generation: 1

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

    Family/Spouse: Julia Anna Early. Julia (daughter of Benjamin Franklin Early and Mary Jones) was born on 25 Jul 1865 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 23 Jan 1934 in Whitley County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


Generation: 2

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

    Notes:

    Died of influenza.

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


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


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  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. 5.  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. 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. 2. 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.

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

    Notes:

    He was a judge.

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


  4. 7.  Permelia "Milly" Patrick was born on 23 Jan 1825 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky (daughter of Bryant Patrick and Nancy Ann Davis); died on 6 Jan 1866 in 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 on 1 Oct 1843; died on 31 May 1931.
    2. Jesse Buford Davis was born on 27 Jan 1845 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 20 Sep 1928 in Mercer, Mercer, Missouri.
    3. Evaline Tweet Davis was born on 4 Mar 1850 in Kentucky; died on 5 Nov 1921 in Holdenville, Hughes, Oklahoma.
    4. Sarah E. Davis was born on 12 Oct 1855 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 5 Nov 1952 in Hollis, Harmony, Oklahoma.
    5. Milley T. Davis was born about 1865 in Kentucky.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  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.

    *****

    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.

    *****

    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. 9.  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 County, 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. 4. 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. 10.  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. 11.  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. 5. 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.

  5. 12.  William "Billie" Davis was born in 1776 in North Carolina; died before 3 Dec 1864 in 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 in North Carolina. Sarah was born in 1777; died before 1870 in Whitley County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Sarah Rapier was born in 1777; died before 1870 in 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 on 8 Dec 1796 in Cole Creek, Carroll, North Carolina; died on 10 Feb 1864 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Briar Creek Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    2. Sarah "Sally" Elizabeth Davis was born on 8 Sep 1801; died on 2 Jun 1868 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in John Parker Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    3. 6. Melton Lewis Davis was born on 3 Feb 1822 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; died on 30 Jun 1895 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Highland Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.

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

    Other Events:

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

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


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