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Richard White

Male - Aft 1775


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  • Name Richard White 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 17 Jul 1775  Bute, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I8975  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of PNH
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2019 

    Father Richard White,   d. Between 23 Jun 1754 and Jun 1757, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5499  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth,   d. Aft 1775, Franklin, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John White,   b. Between 1750 and 1755, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Jun 1829 and Oct 1829, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
     2. Harrison White,   b. Abt 1755, Granville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1777, Bute, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)
     3. Mary White,   b. Abt 1756, Granville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Richard White,   b. 27 Apr 1756, Orange, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1851, Greene, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     5. Mark White,   b. Abt 1757, Granville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Franklin, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Sarah White,   b. Bef 1765, Granville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Elizabeth White,   b. Bef 1769, Granville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Drusilla White,   b. Abt 1770, Granville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1826  (Age ~ 57 years)
     9. Nicholas White,   b. Aft 1769, Granville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Madison, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Richard White,   b. Aft 1769
     11. Nancy White,   b. Abt 1771, Granville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F755  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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 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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S840] Ancestry of Elizabeth Louise White by Steven C. Perkins.