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Whitworths of Prince Edward, Virginia

My WHITWORTH family begins in Prince Edward County of Virginia in the late 1700's. It is very likely that my Jeremiah Whitworth is a son of a William Whitworth and wife Elizabeth Baldwin.

Prince Edward County, VA - 1785 Heads of Household
PE1785 pages 100-102
SOURCE: Heads of Families at the First Census 1790
US Dept. of Commerce and Labor..Bureau of the Census
Washington Government Printing Office. 1908.
4 volume set.

Last First white dwelling other bldgs.

Whitworth, William 7 1 2
1810 Prince Edward County, Virginia census, Roll 70 Book 1, Page 495,
Head of Household - William Whitworth (Not sure if this is Jeremiah' s father or brother)
"Then I have Line of William Whitworth born abt 1735 in Virginia died
1812, Prince Edward Co. VA. from Laverne Raisch, Part of early John
Whitworth family of Pr. Edw. Co. VA. There was only an inventory of
Johns estate no children mentioned.

Generation I : William Whitworth b. abt 1735, marr. probably Amelia co. VA died 1813, Will probated Pr. Edw co. Va. , marr. Elizabeth BALDWIN,"

Jeremiah marries Frances Hooper of neighboring county, Buckingham, and moves there in about 1810-1820. During this time he invests in the new lands of Tennessee (below) and by 1832 has moved his family to Greensboro, Alabama where he and his family live out their lives.
Land Transaction
Deed, Jeremiah Whitworth to John S. Cook
TSLA, Bedford County TN Deeds, Book J, Pages 147-150, dated 10 October 18??
" ? Jeremiah Whitworth of the County of Buckingham of the one part and John S. Cooke and Abraham B. Routon of the other part ? whereas certain matters in difference have been determined. ? and the said Jeremiah Whitworth is anxious to carry into effect those award for and in consideration of a Deed of conveyance to be Executed to him to convey With General Warranty in fee simple one hundred and forty two acres of Land lying in the County of Buckingham and State of Virginia which conveyance was awarded ? for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and thirteen pounds twelve shillings to be paid to the said Whitworth by Bond Executed by the said Abraham B. Routon with the said Cook as his Security on which bond judgment has been obtained in the Supreme Court in and for the County of Buckingham for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar by the said Cooke and Routon to the said Jeremiah Whitworth in hand paid the receipt of which hereby acknowledged by the said Jeremiah doth hereby Grant bargain and sell Passover and assign to the said John S. Cooke and Abraham B Routon a certain Tract or parcel of Land Containing three hundred and twenty acres lying in the State of Tennessee being part of a tract purchased by said Whitworth of Andrew Jackson which said tract of land containing three hundred and twenty acres is better designated by platt hereunto annexed and to be regarded as a part of this deed that is the land Conveyed to the said Cooke and Routon in the following portions, Viz: the said Cooke shall hold one hundred and forty two acres of the said tract subject to this the said Cooke and Routon's future division ?
J. Whitworth
Witness: Benjamin H. Watkins, Samuel Jones, George Booker, R. Eldnigar
Prince Edward County, VA - Selected Marriage Records, 1803-1857
Jan 12, 1803 Hughes, Simon & Betsy Ann Coleman Bigger
Surety Jeremiah Whitworth Parent James Bigger with consent Married Jan 13 Betsy Ann Coleman
1810 Prince Edward County, Virginia census, Roll 70 Book 1, Page 495,
Head of Household - Jeremiah Whitworth

1 male 0-10 years of age (Jeremiah Jr.)
1 male 16-26 years of age (Jeremiah Sr.)
1 male 45-up years of age (William, father)

2 females 16-26 years of age (Frances and Ellenor)
1830 Buckingham County, Virginia census. Page 281a
Head of household - Jeremiah Whitworth

1 male 10-15 (Christopher)
1 male 15-20 ( Jeremiah Jr.)
1 male 50-60 (Jeremiah Sr.)
2 females 10-15 ( Mary & Frances)
2 females 70-80 (Frances & Ellenor)

1840 Greene County, Alabama census, page 100
Head of Household - Jeremiah Whitworth
2 males 5 to 10 Joshua & George Hooper (sons of Nancy)
1 male 20 to 30 Christopher Whitworth
1 male 60 to 70 Jeremiah Sr.
1 female 20 to 30 Mary Whitworth (Hassell)
2 females 60 to 70 Frances Hooper Whitworth & Ellen Whitworth
[Brderbund Family Archive #255, Ed. 1, Land Records AL, AR, FL, LA, MI, MN, OH, WI 1790-1907, Date of Import: Dec 18, 2003, Internal Ref. #]

Patentee Name: Whitworth, Jeremiah
Accession Number: AL1120__.021
State: Alabama
Volume: 1120
Page: 21
Document Number: 7456
Land Office: Demopolis
Aliquot Part Reference: EESE
Section Number: 10
Township: 19 North
Range: 4 East
Meridian/Survey Area: St. Stephens Meridian
Act/Treaty Authorizing Sale: Sale-Cash Entries
Date Signed: Mar 30, 1837
Acreage: 39.85


Signed: Yes, the document on file at the BLM contains a signature.

Will of Jeremiah Whitworth: dated 16 March 1840, probated 19 Dec 1842, wife Fanny Whitworth; son Christopher; daughter Mary; daughter Nancy; daughter Fanny; grandchildren: JOSHUA E. HOOPER, GEORGE F. HOOPER; sister Ellen; if daughter Fanny should become a widow; if daughter Mary should remain single; wife, Executrix and son Christopher, executor. Witnesses: Francis Marshall, John Marshall, George W. Marshall. Book C. page 16. Greene (Hale) County, Alabama. ( records of Marilyn Symonds, desc. of Col. George Hooper)

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