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Richard White

Male - 1757

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  • Name Richard White 
    Gender Male 
    Death Between 23 Jun 1754 and Jun 1757  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I8985  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of PNH
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2019 

    +1. Richard White   d. Aft 17 Jul 1775, Bute County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F5499  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 

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

      About 1747 he settled in what is now Franklin County, North Carolina, but was then called Granville County; in 1764 a portion was formed into Bute and in 1779 Warren and Franklin were formed from Bute. The manuscript contains references to various documents in Granville which establish the White presence there, and he bought land on 31 July 1747. Granville County Deed Book A at page 28. Hofmann, The Granville District of North Carolina, 929.3756 H713g, shows many Whites active in the same time period.

      Richard, Sr. seems to have centered himself around Fishing Creek, which runs nearly the width of the current Warren County. His will is dated 23 June 1754 and was recorded in Granville in June of 1757, so he died in the interim. An Abstract of North Carolina Wills, 929.3 N87na, p.330. Thanks to Nancy Jonckheere, I have a copy of the will. She says he died in Granville County in 1757.

      The name of his wife is not stated, so she was probably dead. Nancy states that family tradition claims that she was Drucilla Sherrod. His son, Richard, Jr. inherited all property, except for two shillings each bequeathed to two sons, William and Nicholas.

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