Research Notes and charts - William Whitsitt of Kentucky and Jefferson County, Indiana and descendants

DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM2 WHITSITT
OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, INDIANA

Born May 06, 1767 in Pennsylvania, died May 09, 1854 in Jefferson County, Indiana. He was the eldest son of Samuel and Margaret Whitsitt of Montgomery County, Kentucky.  William had fourteen children by his first three wives, ten sons and four daughters.


William Whitsitt (1767-1854) headstone in
Carmel Cemetery, Jefferson County, Indiana

This is a work in progress.  I am researching the known descendants and adding that information as I complete each generation.  This may be a lengthy process, so please be patient.

I welcome information from living descendants and other researchers.  I reserve the right to edit any material sent to me, but I will give all contributors credit for their information.  I use a stricter rule for documentation of sources than many on-line family trees.  Please include your sources of information for each person in your family tree. 

This is one of a series of web pages on this site pertaining to Samuel and Margaret Whiteside/Whitsett/Whitsitt and their descendants.  Generation numbering starts with Samuel and Margaret.

Generation 2

2nd Generation from Samuel Whitsitt of Montgomery County, Kentucky

William WHITSITT of Jefferson County, Indiana

Individual: 2. WHITSITT, William (Samuel, Ralph, William, Samuel)
Name:  
William Whiteside, William Whitsitt [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
Sex:  
Male
Birth: 1767 May 06, - in Pennsylvania [11, 12, 13, 14]
Death: 1854 May 09, - in Jefferson Co., Indiana [12, 13, 14, 32]
Burial: 1854 Graham Township, Jefferson County, Indiana; Mt. Carmel Cemetery [13, 14]
Father:   WHITSITT, Samuel (b. 1845, Lancaster Co., Pa.; d. August,1815, Montgomery Co., Ky.)
Mother:   WHITSITT, Margaret (d. probably about 1815, Montgomery Co., Ky.)
Marriage: 1797 Feb. 28, - Anne MCGEE, daughter of John MCGEE, in Clark County, Kentucky [10, 33, 34, 35]
Marriage: Abt. 1811 Martha "Patsy" WOODWARD (probably Clark County, Kentucky) [10]
Marriage: 1820 March 9, Mrs. Nancy GREENE HILL, Jennings County, Indiana, by Elder Thomas Hill [12, 36]
Marriage: 1832 Oct. 23, Mrs. Rebecca MALCOMB FORCEAU Jennings County, Indiana [12, 36, 37]
Wives: 1. MCGEE, Ann (b. probably about 1776, Virginia; d. about 1809)
  2. WOODWARD, Martha "Patsey" (d. abt. 1819 possibly in childbirth, Jefferson County, Indiana)
  3. HILL, Nancy GREENE (Mrs .William Hill; d. about 1830, Jefferson Co., Indiana)
  4. MALCOMB, Rebecca (Mrs. Forceau or Forcan; b. Mar. 10, 1776, Va.; d. Jan. 17, 1855)
Facts:
   
Residence: 1788 - Fayette County, Kentucky; Whitsitt, Wm., Fayette Co. tax list [23]
Militia: 1789 June 10, - Fayette County, Kentucky; William Whitesides recommended for Lieutenant  [24]
Residence: 1790 Jan. 6, - in Fayette County, Kentucky; From Kentucky county tax lists [20]
 Militia: 1790 Oct. 23, - in Fayette County, Kentucky; William Whitesides commissioned Lieutenant Fayette County militia [24]
History: 1793 Clark County, Kentucky; formed from Fayette County, Kentucky
History: 1797 Montgomery County, Kentucky; formed from Clark County
Residence: 1800 July 22, - Clark County, Kentucky; William Whitsit; from Kentucky county tax lists [19]
Deed: 1800 Aug. 17, in Clark County, Kentucky; Henry and Mary McGee to William, 50 a. on west fork of Stoner Creek [25]
Residence: 1810 in Clark County, Kentucky; Census, pg. 145 William Whitsitt [18] 
Deed: 1811 Dec.11, in Clark County, Kentucky; William and Patsey Whitsett to Fielding Watts, 50 a. West fork of Stoner Creek [26]
Military: 1812 1st Regiment, (Sutton's) Ohio Militia [5]; NOTE:  there were at least two, possibly three William Whitsitt/ Whitsett/ Whiteside from Kentucky in the War of 1812; William of Logan County, son of William and Ellen Menees Whitsitt of Russellville, officer in the Kentucky Mounted Volunteers was one of them.  I believe William of the Ohio Militia to be William Whitsitt later of Indiana.  On 30 June 1812 William Whitsett also of Clark County, Ky., son of John Whitsett of Orange County, N. C. made a power of attorney to Henry Bradley giving Bradley the right to sell land and provide for Whitsett's family as directed by his wife (DB 9, pp. 49, 50, 77).  This sounds very much like William was preparing to go to war. 
Removed: Bef. 1815 from Kentucky to Jefferson Co., Indiana [12, 29]  
 Deed: 1815 Sep. 4, - Listed as living in Jefferson County, Indiana; heir of Samuel Whitsett of Montgomery Co., Ky. [27]  
 Residence: 1815
Sep. 15, - Indenture, heirs of Samuel Whitsitt of Montgomery Co., Ky, and Samuel Whitsitt [Jr.]; William one of the heirs living in Jefferson Co. Deed recorded 01 Apr. 1816 [19]  
 Estate: 1819 Nov. 15, In Jefferson County, Indiana; William Whitesides security for appraisers of John Barnes estate [30]
Residence: 1830 in Jefferson County, Indiana; Census, William Whitsitt Sr. [21]
Brother's Will: 1843 Oct. 4, - James WHITSETT in Montgomery County, Kentucky mentions brother William in his will [31]
Residence: 1850 Census, Graham twp., Jefferson Co., Ind [12, 23]
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Children:
  William Whitsitt and Margaret Anne McGee are: (married Feb. 28, 1797)
8 i.  John WHITSITT B. April 10, 1798 in Clark County, Kentucky, M: Mary Ann BLANKENSHIP, May 30, 1816 in Jefferson Co., Indiana); number of children is uncertain but it appears John and "Polly" had at least eight children, three sons and five daughters. 
9 ii. Samuel WHITSITT B: August 11, 1800 in Clark Co., Ky, M: Letta JONES, April 18, 1823 in Jennings Co, Indiana by Elder Thomas Hill; still researching this family who lived in Jennings County, Indiana for a time.
__ iii. Mary "Polly" WHITSITT BLANKENSHIP B: December 13, 1802 in Clark County, Kentucky; M. 18 Oct. 1820, Jefferson Co., Ind., Wm. BLANKENSHIP. [7, 38]
10 iv. James WHITSITT, B: October 22, 1804 in Clark County, Kentucky, M: Nancy DIXON, May 05, 1835 in Jefferson Co., Indiana.
11 v. William McKee WHITSITT, (B: Feb. 25, 1807, Clark County, Kentucky) [Often confused with William McGee Whitsitt, son of John, who married Rachel Young of Lafayette Co., Missouri]
__ vi. Elizabeth "Betsy" WHITSETT MILHOUSE EARHART, B. Feb. 7, 1809, Clark County, Kentucky; M: (1) Henry MILHOUSE, Apr. 8, 1830, Jefferson Co., Indiana, M. (2) George W. EARHART, March 21, 1833, Jefferson County, Indiana. Children by Milhouse are not known; children by George EARHART: John W. EARHART, b. 1835; Sarah A. EARHART, b. 1837; Elizabeth J. EARHART, b. 1840; Milvena A. EARHART, b. 1842; George A. EARHART, b. 1845; Daniel EARHART, b. 1847; Alexander B. EARHART, b. 1850.
Children:   of William Whitsitt and Martha "Patsy" Woodward are: (married abt. 1811) [10]
12 vii. Joseph Wright WHITSITT  B: June 17, 1813 in probably Indiana, D: January 13, 1892 in Deputy, Indiana, M: Elvira FOSTER, November 27, 1834 in Jefferson Co., Indiana.
__ viii. Sally [Sarah] WHITSITT PHILLIPS,  B: December 31, 1817 in Probably Jefferson County, Indiana.  Name of husband is not known; this information is from a family tree and may not be reliable.  I have found no documentation to support it.  According to family records her children were: Julie, Steven, Fletch, Harve, Sadie, Jim PHILLIPS.
13 ix. Chesley Woodward WHITSETT, B: January 23, 1819 in Indiana, D: April 12, 1902 in Jefferson Co., Indiana, M: Mary Mariah EVANS, October 27, 1842 in Jefferson Co., Indiana. Chesley fathered eight children, four sons and four daughters.
Children:   of William Whitsitt and Nancy (Greene) Hill are: (married March 9, 1820) [10]
__ x. Betsey Ann HILL, B: Abt. 1815 (stepdaughter of William Whitsitt, daughter of Nancy Greene and William Hill) [6]
__ xi. Lot WHITSETT, B: January 07, 1821 in Indiana, M: April 15, 1841 in Jefferson Co., Indiana, Emily PHILLIPS; D. abt 1843 apparently left no descendants [6, 38, 39]
14 xii. Ralph WHITSITT, B: November 12, 1822 in Jefferson County, Indiana, M: Martha Jane ACRE, January 03, 1845 in Jefferson Co., Indiana; resided in Jennings County, Indiana.  Ralph and Martha had eleven children, five sons, six daughters.
15 xiii. Daniel Greene WHITSITT, B: Abt. 1826 in Indiana, M: (1) America GUDGEL, 8 August 1844, Jefferson County, Indiana; (2) Martha Ann WILSON, 17 September 1848 in Jefferson County, Indiana.  Three children identified by family records.
16 xiv. Allen H. WHITSITT, B: January 12, 1827 in Indiana, D: October 26, 1892 in Jefferson Co., Indiana, M: (1) Mary Jane HARROD, November 25, 1847 in Jefferson Co., Indiana ; M. (2) Mariah GUDGEL ACREE, according to family records (no other verification to date).  According to family records, Allen had three daughters by Mary Jane.
No children of William Whitsitt and Rebecca (Forceau) Malcomb (married Oct. 23, 1832) [12, 36, 37]
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Sources:    
  1. YEAR BOOK OF THE SOCIETY OF INDIANA PIONEERS (1979), pg. 199.
  2. Venita L. (Whitsitt) Bumgarner, Douthitt family of Lafayette Co., Missouri (327 North West Street, Perryville, Mo., 63775).  My correspondent, Mrs. Pauline Maciejewski, Grand Island, NE, (1986), did not consider this source to be reliable except in matters of her immediate family
  3. Bob Haefner, Whitsitt and Related Families (Ballwin, MO., Nov. 10, 1988). Extract of June 18, 1930 letter by Albert Scott Whitsitt, of Deputy, Indiana to Leroy Whitsitt of Decatur Illinois; ALBERT SCOTT WHITSITT of Deputy, Gibson County, Indiana was the son of Daniel Greene Whitsitt and Martha Wilson.  His grandparents were William and Nancy (Greene) Whitsitt.  Albert was born in 1855 and died in December, 1930 at the age of 75.  This letter is the definitive source for the family of William Whitsitt of Jefferson County, Indiana.  Albert Scott Whitsitt was in the position to know his aunts and uncles personally.  Information on his great grandfather was probably from family tradition with a kernel of truth but not completely accurate. See footnotes below.*
  4. Montgomery County, Kentucky Deed Book, Samuel Whitsitt Estate (Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky State Archives), DB 7-422; film No. 252350; extracted for me by Jane Grey Buchanan, Oak Ridge, TN, June 5, 1985.  Mrs. Buchanan was researching the Thompson and Whitsett families of Tennessee and Clark County, Kentucky for a book
  5. Service Index to 1812 Veterans (National Archives, Washington DC). WHITSIT, Pvt. Pvt. William; 1st Reg. (Sutton's) Ohio Militia; original filed under Whitesides.
  6. Albert Scott Whitsitt, Deputy, Indiana, Letter from Albert Scott Whitsitt to Leroy Whitsitt, June 18, 1930 (June 18, 1930).  Photo copy in my possession.   Mr. Whitsitt, grandson of William and Nancy Greene Whitsitt, made some mistakes concerning the ancestors of Samuel Whitsitt and his son William but information on William's wives and children is undoubtedly accurate.
  7. John Wilbur Phillips, 1940 WILBUR PHILLIPS' LETTER, PHILLIPS FAMILY DOCUMENTATION; John Wilbur Phillips (1868-1941) taught school in Alexandria, Indiana. About 1940 Wilbur outlined his family history in a letter to brother Eugene in Scott County, Indiana. The following extract of that letter is taken from a family history written by Eurene's son Myron using the Wilbur Phillips letter as its source. Wilbur included Whitsitt information because his mother was a Whitsitt.  Only pertinent information on the William Whitsitt family was extracted by me.  See footnote below**
(http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~knorthup/Webpage/William/Dyer/Records /PhillipsFamilyDocuments.htm: Kari Northup website kari.northup@sbcglobal.net).
  8. THE HOOSIER GENEALOGIST, Vol. 9, No. 6; Vol. 10, no. 5; Vol. 11, no. 4; Vol. 13, no. 4; Vol. 18, no. 3. [various records including land and marriage records]
  9. KENTUCKY BIBLE RECORDS, Vol. IV; Phillips and Whitsitt Bible (Washington, D. C.: D. A. R., 1966). [Photocopy in the D.A.R. Library, Washington, D.C., contributed by Mrs. R. M. Holstine; actual Bible was owned by the Phillips and Whitsitt descendant in Deputy, Gibson County, Indiana]
  10. Hazel M. Boyd, THE ADVOCATE, Montgomery County [KY] Notes (Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, Jan. 22, 1981). [Article about early families of Montgomery County, Kentucky, specifically Samuel and Margaret Whitsitt of Mt. Sterling and their children; mentions Phillips-Whitsitt Bible]
  11. Jefferson County, Carmel Cemetery, Graham Township (The Hoosier Journal of Ancestry).
  12. Maida Whitten, Whitsett Family Tree Database (7201 Mastin, Shawnee Mission, KS 66203-4616). Date of Import: Dec 30, 1998. I know Maida to be a reliable researcher; however, I have verified the data she sent me in a GEDCOM]
  13. Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Jefferson County, Indiana, Cemetery headstone inscriptions, Various researchers.
  14. Rachel Glennie Collier (Woodward, Oklahoma), Cemetery Headstones, Rachel Collier Photos, Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Graham Twp., Jefferson Co., Indiana; Wm. Whitsitt Sen., born May [partially obscured] 1767. died May 9, 1854, aged 87 yrs 3 days.
  15. Tax Lists of Fayette County, Kentucky, I extracted this information from microfilm in the LDS Family History Library in the early 1980's but neglected to note the exact source.
  16. Charles B. Heinemann and Gaius M. Brumbaugh, FIRST CENSUS OF KENTUCKY (Washington, D. C., 1940), Reconstruction of census from Kentucky tax lists.
  17. Glenn Clift, SECOND CENSUS OF KENTUCKY, 1800 (Frankfort, Kentucky, 1954), Reconstructed from Kentucky tax lists.
  18. 1810 Census, Clark County, Kentucky (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com; The Generations Network Inc.), Pg. 145, William Whitsitt (also, a couple of lines below William is brother Samuel Whitsitt is listed who was about 25 in 1810); following the actual line from the census is what this family should have looked like on a 1850 type census form.
Whitsitt, Wm. [males] 3-1-0-1-0 [females] 2-0-0-1-0 [other] 0-0 (photocopy)
  19. Montgomery County, Kentucky Deeds (1985), film 252350, Kentucky State Archives, Frankfort, Ky.  Extracted by Mrs. Jane Grey Buchannan.
  20. 1820 Census, Jefferson County, Indiana (Ancestry.com; The Generations Network, Inc. Provo, UT), pg. 280. photocopy
  21. 1830 Census Jefferson County, Indiana (Ancestry.com; The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT), image 48. [photocopy]
William Whitsitt Sr. (male) 1-3-1-1-1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0 [fem] 0-0-1-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0
  22. 1840 Census, Jefferson Co Jefferson twp Indiana (Ancestry.com; The Generations Network Inc., Provo, UT). [photocopy]
Wm. Whitsett [male] 0-0-1-2-2-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0 [fem] 0-1-0-1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0
  23. 1850 Census Jefferson County Graham twp Indiana (Ancestry.com; The Generations Network Inc., Provo, UT, 2004), pg. 251. [photocopy]
  24. THE KENTUCKY GENEALOGIST, Vol. II, Nr. 1, Jan-Mar 1969, Fayette County Militia Officers.
  25. Clark County, Kentucky Deeds DB 4-153: 17 Aug. 1800, Clarke Co., Ky. (Extracts by Jane Gray Buchanan, 114 Berwick Dr., Oak Ridge, TN), Henry and Mary McGee of Green Co., Ky. To William Whitsett of Clarke Co., Ky 100 [pounds] for 50 A., a tract on the west fork of Stoner [creek] part of 1000 acres McGee purchased of Young which Young purchased of John Harrison; [description omitted]; Witness Alexander Ramsey, William Ramsey, Joshua McCalla, Andrew Ramsey.
  26. Kentucky Deeds, Clark Co., DB 8-259, 11 Dec. 1811, Kentucky State Archives William and Patsey Whitsett of Clarke Co., Ky. To Fielding Watts of Clarke Co., 50 a. for $500, part of 1000 a. tract patented in name of John Harrison, decd. By him conveyed to James Young, by him to Henry McGee, and by him to William Whitsett by deed bearing date 17 Aug. 1800. On waters of west fork of Stoner, etc. Wit. W. Sudduth; [signed] William Whitsett, Patsey Whitsett. (Extracts by Jane Gray Buchanan in Clark County, 114 Berwick Dr., Oak Ridge, TN)
  27. Montgomery County, Kentucky Deeds (1985), DB 7-422, 4 Sept. 1815; film 252348, Kentucky State Archives, Frankfort, Ky1815, September 4 - Indenture, between: John Whitsett and Lucy his wife; William Whitsett and Patsey his wife; Joseph Whitsett and Polly his wife; James Whitsett and Betsy his wife; Ralph Whitsett; Joseph Bell and Nancy his wife (late Nancy Whitsett); John Ramsey and Peggy his wife (late Peggy Whitsett); William Ramsey and Rachel his wife (late Rachel Whitsett); Patrick Wilson and Sally his wife (late Sally Whitsett); "...Heirs and legal representatives of Samuel Whitsett of the one part and Samuel Whitsett of the County of Montgomery and state of Kentucky of the
other part the above to sell Samuel Whitsett for $10.00 the land sold to Samuel Whitsett now dec'd being land deeded by John Treadway to Samuel Whitsett 27 Aug. 1804, 22 1/2 acres also another tract beginning at a stake corner of Henry Robson, adjacent John Summers, containing 32 acres; land deeded by Samuel Haden 6 July 1810 to Samuel Whitsett. (Extracted by Mrs. Jane Grey Buchannan, 114 Berwick Dr., Oak Ridge, TN)
  28. Montgomery County, Kentucky Deeds (1985), DB 16-279: 11 Oct. 1833; film 252350, Kentucky State Archives, Frankfort, Ky. (Extracted by Mrs. Jane Grey Buchannan, 114 Berwick Dr., Oak Ridge, TN)
  29. Montgomery County, Kentucky Deeds (1985), Film 252350, Ky. State Archives, Frankfort. 1815, September 25 - Deed extract: [estate settlement] Land sold to Samuel Whitsett by John Treadway 27 Aug. 1804, 22 1/2 acres; land sold by Samuel Haddon to Samuel Whitsett 26 July 1810, 22 acres; deed was recorded 1 April 1816, Montgomery Co., Ky. Heirs living in Clarke Co., Ky on 15 Sept. 1815: Ralph Whitsett; Joseph Bell (also Beall) and Nancy his wife; John Ramsey and wife Margaret; William Ramsey and wife Rachel.  Heirs living in Jefferson Co., Indiana Territory, 25 Sept. 1815: William Whitsett and wife Patsey; Patrick Wilson and wife Sally (Extracted by Mrs. Jane Grey Buchannan, 114 Berwick Dr., Oak Ridge, TN)
  30.

THE HOOSIER JOURNAL OF ANCESTRY, Jefferson Co., Indiana Will Book A pg. 210; John Barnes will dated 1819, November 15 - Witnesses Patrick and William Wilson. security for appraisers WILLIAM WHITESIDES &AL.
1820, March 20 - Jefferson Co., Ind. Will Book A, pg. 213; Ephron Hartmill appointed administrator for John Barnes estate;

1819, November 15
- Jefferson Co., Ind. Will Book A, pg.223-224, 225; WILLIAM WHITSETT among those that did the inventory of John Barnes' estate; John Barnes estate sale; among buyers SAMUEL WHITESIDES, Andrew Wilson, George Wilson, Moses Wilson (pg. 225)
(Extracted by Mrs. Jane Grey Buchannan, 114 Berwick Dr., Oak Ridge, TN, 1984)

  31. Montgomery County, Kentucky Wills, James Whitsett, 4 Oct 1843, Will Book E, pg. 82; mentions sisters and brothers. (Extracted by Mrs. Jane Grey Buchannan, 114 Berwick Dr., Oak Ridge, TN, 1984)
  32. The Hoosier Journal of Ancestry, Jefferson County, Carmel Cemetery, Graham twp.
  33. Family Archive CD 229, Marriage Index: KY, NC, TN, VA, WV 1728-1850, Clark, KY Marriages 1793 to 1850.
  34. Phillips and Whitsett Bible (KENTUCKY BIBLE RECORDS, D.A.R., Vol. IV, 1966).
  35. Cecil McDonald, CLARK COUNTY KENTUCKY MARRIAGES 1793-1799 (1978).
  36. Jennings Co., IN Marriage Book I (THE HOOSIER JOURNAL OF ANCESTRY), Vol. I, Nr. 1, (pg. 3-11, 18).
1820, March 9
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William Whitesett to Nancy Hill, Mar. 9, 1820
1832, October 23 - William Whitesett to Rebecca Malcomb 
  37. Family Tree Maker's Genealogy Site: Marriage Index: IL, IN, 1790-1850
  38. The Hoosier Journal of Ancestry, Jefferson County, Indiana Marriages, extract supplied by Mrs. Jane Buchanan, April 24, 1886 to Ronald N. Wall, Mesa, AZ
  39. Marriage Index: IL, IN, 1790-1850 (Family Tree Maker's Genealogy Web Site: ).
  40. Elois (Whitsitt) Burger, THE WHITSITT RECORDS of Virgil Vest Whitsitt, gathered 1908-1909 (updated as late as 1967 by the family). Virgil Vest Whitsitt was the son of Joseph W. Whitsitt and Etta Hancock and the grandson of Joseph Whitsitt and Evira Foster and the great grandson of William Whitsitt and Nancy Greene Hill.  His daughter Elois compiled her family history probably about 1967 or 1968 (the latest date mentioned is 1967) based on data recorded by her father.  I obtained the typewritten manuscript from Cathrine Lynn in 1987.  The information on the earliest Whitsitt ancestors generally repeats the same family tradition that is in the Albert Scott Whitsitt letter of 1930.  Virgil's information on his great grandfather (William Whitsitt, 1767-1854) pre-dates that in the Albert Scott Whitsitt letter.  Even though he was one generation more removed from William and Nancy Green, his information appears accurate.  I consider the information on Virgil's own family and that of his aunts and uncles as mostly reliable.  Virgil's daughter Elois Whitsitt Burger added most of the information on herself, her brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles and brought it up-to-date as of 1967. 
  41.  Clarke Co., Ky DB 9-49, Power of Attorney; 1812, June 30 - William Whitsett appoints Henry Bradley his attorney to collect debts for him and look after his family as (William's) wife directs;  NOTE: I list this document only to prevent confusion between the two William Whitsitt/Whitsett's in Clark County.  This is not William Whitsitt who removed to Jennings and Jefferson County, Indiana.  This is William Whitsett who came to Clark County, Kentucky from Orange County, North Carolina.  He was the husband of Mary Thompson, daughter of Lawrence Thompson***
 

Documment Extracts Pertaining to (2). William WHITSITT2
of Clark County, Kentucky and Jefferson County, Indiana

Footnotes:

*3. Bob Haefner, Whitsitt and Related Families (Ballwin, MO., Nov. 10, 1988); 1930, June 18 - Letter, from Albert Scott Whitsitt of Deputy, Indiana to Leroy Whitsitt, Decatur, Ill. [Albert Scott Whitsitt died in December, 1930, only six months after this leter was written]
Deputy, Ind
June 18, 1930
Mr. Leroy Whitsitt Decatur, Ill.
My Dear Sir, and Relative:
I did not know of there being such a personage on earth but your explanation of your whereabouts makes it clear who you are and as your pursuit of knowledge of your ancestry that you have picked up, some of the enterprise which our family (some of them are noted). I am myself compiling knowledge and historical data of our family on my father and mother's side of the house with the purpose of publishing a small pamphlet concerning the same for the benefit of those now living and those that will come on like yourself, would like to know something of your posterity and the generations so far as we may know that have preceeded us. Originally the Whitsitts are of Scotch or possibly Scotch Irish descent the first emigrants of the name John and Samuel arrived in the port of N.Y. from Londondery, Ireland about 1767 so far as I have gone and emigrated to
western Pennsylvania they married each of them and emigrated - John to Tennessee and Samuel to Ky. Thus forming two wings so to speak - we,
the Ind. Branch are of the Sam wing, that wing many of them remaining in Ky. And quite a few emigrated to Ind. Among them was Wm. My
grandfather and your great grandfather's father. My Uncle Ralph who is the father of Wm. Thos. John Addison, Dan, Allie Jane, Lina, Alice, Ella, Babe, O.H. commonly called "Dock" of Decatur. My grandfather was married 4 times and raised 3 sets of children married in Ky. 1st a woman by the name of Margaret McGee to this union was born 1. John, 2. Samuel, 3. James, 4. William, 5. Mary, 6. Betsy. (I could give dates of births and deaths but for this purpose I'll not). Next he married a woman by the name of Martha Woodard, to this union was born Joseph, Chesley and Sally. He next married the widow of Wm. Hill who had one child by the name of Betsey Ann Hill - To this union was born Lot, Ralph, Daniel and Allen. The widow Hill's maiden name (my grandmother) was Greene hence my father's middle name was Greene, Uncle Ralph's son Samuel Greene and don't
forget to spell the name Green-e for that was the way our illustrious great grandfather used to spell his name. Nathaniel Greene of Revolutionary fame. The last marriage of grandfather was to a woman widow with one son, her name was Rebecca Forcan and her son's name was Geo. Forcan. They had no children by the union both died both buried in the Mount Carmel graveyard both graves are marked with stones inscribed with birth
and deaths in good preservation. Uncle Allen & wife Aunt Mariah Acree buried in the same graveyard 40 or 50 ft. distant. This is only a casual
explanation of the where abouts of yourself and there is much more that might be added. I could give dates to most all I have written, but that
would add much to the extent of this letter via I will state that President Jas. K. Polk's wife's mother was one of John's daughters of the southern wing of our family where they spread out from Tenn. To North and South Carolina and lots of John's decendants in Georgia. Uncle John's father's oldest brother settled on the land where Lexington, Mo. Now stands moved to St. Louis and some of his descendants to Kan. Coffee Co. & elsewhere. Monegaw Springs western Mo. Grandmother's maiden name was Nancy Greene Whitsitt of whom my oldest sister is named was buried at the Coffee Creek graveyard in Jennings Co. Ind. Where a Baptist church formerly stood but now re-located at Paris Crossing Ind. This will give you
a little idea so I'll close by adding I'd be pleased to meet you and wise you up a little more about the family if further desired.
Very truly your relative
Albert S. Whitsitt

see book entitled, "Footprints of Time" for Polks history.

P.S. This is written in haste - a rather incoherant story - will serve only as an outline on a few points. Grandfather was in Anthony Wayne's army to
drive the Indians out of Ohio, swam the Ohio river at Cincinnati and herded the government's horses at Cincinnati when there was but 2 or 3 houses in Cincinnati - one tavern entitled "Ludloe's Tavern," where lunch was served.
A.S.W.

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**7.  WILBUR PHILLIPS' LETTER [from Kari Northup website on rootsweb.com] John Wilbur Phillips (1868-1941) taught school in Alexandria, Indiana. About 1940 Wilbur outlined his family history in a letter to brother Eugene in Scott County, Indiana. The following extract of that letter is taken from a family history written by Eurene's son Myron using the Wilbur Phillips letter as its source. Wilbur included Whitsitt information because his mother was a Whitsitt.  Only pertinent information on the William Whitsitt family was extracted by me.
WHITSITT TREE
Samuel Whitsitt and John Whitsitt, brothers, came from Scotland. We are descendants of Samuel. They are as follows:
William, born 1767. His children from three wives are: [information in brackets is mine - RNW]
FIRST WIFE [Anne McGee]
      1) John, born April 10, 1798
      2) Samuel, born August 11, 1800
      3) Polly, born December 13, 1802
      4) James, born October 22, 1804
      5) William, born February 25, 1807
      6) Betsy, born February 7, 1809
SECOND WIFE, mother was [Margaret "Patsey"] Woodard
      7) Joseph, born June 7, 1813
      8) Sally, born December 31, 1817
      9) Chasley, born January 23, 1820
THIRD WIFE [Mrs. Nancy Greene Hill]
     10) Lot, born January 7, 1821
     11) Ralph, born November 12, 1822
     12) Daniel, born December 28, 182-(?)
     13) Allen H., born January 12, 1827

***41. Clarke Co., Ky DB 9-49, Power of Attorney; 1812, June 30 - - William Whitsett appoints Henry Bradley his attorney to collect debts for him and look after his family as (William's) wife directs;  NOTE: I list this document only to prevent confusion between the two William Whitsitt/Whitsett's in Clark County.  This is not William Whitsitt who removed to Jennings and Jefferson County, Indiana.  This is William Whitsett who came to Clark County, Kentucky from Orange County, North Carolina.  He was the husband of Mary Thompson, daughter of Lawrence Thompson.  This William was the younger brother of John Whitsett of Sumner County, Tenn. who married Sarah Thompson, older sister of Mary. John and Sarah were the grandparents of First Lady Sarah Childress Polk.  I have many court documents and other documents where Bradley acts in behalf of William Whitsett and Mary his wife, which prove his identity.  Those documents specifically mention John Whitsett of Sumner Co., Sarah, John's wife, Lawrence Thompson, William's fatherr-in-law or brother-in-law and others.  I have not listed those sources here.

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GENERATION 3

Individual: 8. WHITSITT, John (William2, Samuel1, Ralph -1, William-2, Samuel-3)
Name:    John WHITESIDES, WHITESITT, WHITSITT, WHITSETT
Sex:    Male
Birth: 1798 April 10, Clark County, Kentucky
Death: Bet. 1850-1860 Probably Jennings County, Indiana.  In 1850 John was living in Jennings County, Indiana; in 1860 his widow Mary was living with her son Andrew Jackson Whitsett in Ray Township of Ray County, Indiana.  An unverified source gives the date of John's death as February 24, 1855 in Vermilion County, Illinois.  I can find no evidence that John died in Illinois.  There was a John Whitsett in Vermilion County as early as 1836 (according to tax lists), but I do not believe it is the same John Whitsett.
Father:   2. WHITSITT, William (b. May 06, 1767, York or Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; d. May 09, 1854, Jefferson County, Indiana) [3]
Mother:   MCGEE, Margaret Anne (b. probably about 1776, Virginia; d. about 1809; m. February 28, 1797, Clark County, Kentucky)[3]
Wife:   BLANKENSHIPMary Ann (b. December 6, 1799 in either North Carolina or Kentucky - according to the 1850 and 1860 censuses; she died January 7, 1865 when she was living with son Andrew in Morgan County, Indiana; Mary is buried in the Centennial Cemetery, Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana). [9,10]
Marriage: 1816 May 30, in Jefferson Co., Indiana [9,10]
Notes:
   
Comments:   At the moment we have only slim evidence to support the conclusion that this John WHITSITT was the son of William and Anne McGee.  A yDNA profile from a descendant of this John would be of tremendous help to prove or disprove this line.
  1798 "William Whitsett (son of Samuel and Margaret Whitsett) was born in Pa., May 6, 1767, and died May 9, 1854. He married at least four times. There is a marriage record in Clark Co., Ky., for a William Whitsett and Ann McKee (dau. Of John) Feb. 21, 1797. However, the correspondent states William's first wife was Margaret McKee, by whom he had issue: John (b. Apr. 10, 1798), Samuel (b. Aug 11, 1800), Polly (b. Dec. 13, 1802), James (b. Oct. 22, 1804), William (b. Feb. 25, 1807), Betsy (b. Feb. 7, 1809.)" Hazel M. Boyd, THE ADVOCATE, Montgomery County [KY] Notes (Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, Jan. 22, 1981). [3]
Land BLM:
1826 Nov. 06, John WHITESETT of Jefferson County, Indiana, 80 acres in west 1/2 of South East quarter of Section 18 Township 7 North, Range 9 East (W1/2 SE1/4 S18 T7N R9E)
Census: 1830 June 1, Census, Vernon Township., Jennings Co., Indiana; John Whitsitt [male] 1-1-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 [fem] 1-2-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 -  This family has a slight difference in the age categories of children with the Campbell Township family.  1830 Census, Vernon Township, Jennings County, Indiana (Ancestry.com, Provo, UT, The Generations Network, Inc., 2004), page 154. [7]
Census: 1830 June 1, Campbell Township., Jennings County, Indiana; John Whitesitt [male] 1-1-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 [fem] 1-1-2-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 - There are two John Whitsitt's in Jennings County.  Based on the 1850 census, the Campbell Township John is probably the son of William and Anne McKee; 1830 Census, Campbell Township, Jennings Co., Indiana; Ancestry.com, Provo, UT, The Generations Network, Inc., 2004), Pg. 144. [6]
Census: 1840 June 1, John WHITSET household, Johnson County, Indiana; son Andrew is listed on the following page of the census also in Johnson County.
Census: 1850 June 1, John WHITSETT, (age 52) in Campbell Township, Jennings County, Indiana; also in household are wife Mary, (age 50) son William T., (age 21) and daughters Lucinda (age 17) and Mary A., (age 15)
    There is few primary sources to link the children below to John and Mary; however, I feel this list is accurate as far as it goes, based on the Virgil Vest Whitsitt data.  There is the possibility of children as of yet unidentified
Children:   of John WHITSITT and Mary Ann BLANKENSHIP [5]
44. i.  WHITSETT, Andrew Jackson (b. abt. 1817, Jefferson County, Indiana; m. Rachel PEARCY, July 20, 1837, Jennings County, Indiana).  The descendants of Andrew all seem to have adopted the WHITESITT version of the name.
__. ii. WHITESITT, Lavina (b. June 19, 1819, Jennings County, Indiana, d. February 12, 1886, Morgan County, Indiana; m. (1) Samuel P. CHANDLER, September 16, 1832, Jefferson County, Indiana; m. (2) Henry PEARCY, August 8, 1837, Jennings County, Indiana. Thirteen children by Henry Pearcy: Jacob b. abt. 1835; Robert b. abt. 1838; John b. abt. 1840; George b. abt. 1842; Van Buren b. abt. 1843; Mary b. abt. 1845; Martha b. abt. 1846; Charity b. abt. 1848; Harriet b. 1850; William b. 1852; Joseph b. 1855; Nancy b. 1858; Hiram b. 1859
__. iii. WHITESITT, Sarah (b. February 22, 1820, d. May 17, 1840.  I was unable to locate Sarah on the 1850 census.  Information is from a family tree on Ancestry.com but is unverified.  No sources were listed in the OneWorld Family Tree.  Dodd's "Indiana Marriages Before 1850 lists two marriages for a Sarah WHITSETT: (1) James STEWART, 23 December 1834, Jefferson County; (2) Stephen COMBS, 20 October 1839 in Johnson County.  Sarah would have only fourteen in 1834 making the Stephen Combs marriage the likely candidate.)
45. iv. WHITESITT, James H. (b. May 19, 1822, Jefferson County, Indiana; m. Elizabeth NICHOLS)
__. v. WHITESITT, Nancy (b. February 11, 1824; m. John LIPSEY, 02 November 1843, Johnson County, Indiana; according to the 1850 census, North Madison Township, Jefferson County, Indiana Nancy and John had the following children:  son, Francis M. LIPSEY, b. abt. 1846; son, James H. LIPSEY, b. abt. 1846; daughter Clacinda J. LIPSEY, b. abt. 1847; daughter, Harriet S. LIPSEY, b. abt. 1849.  I have been unable to locate this family on any census after 1850; however, there was a Rena LIPSEY (male, age 54) family in Morgan County, Indiana in 1870.  In the household is a Cacinda LIPSEY, age 29 and Harriet LIPSEY, age 16.  The ages do not exactly fit, but the name Cacinda is uncommon enough to suggest a connection).
__. vi. WHITESITT, Rebecca (b. June 19, 1827, d. October 22, 1829 - information is from OneWorldTree on Ancestry.com.  The contributor gave no sources for her information).
46. vii. WHITESITT, John B. (b. May 25, 1829)
47. viii. WHITESITT, William Taylor (b. February 27, 1831, Jennings County, Indiana) 
__. ix. WHITESITT, Lucinda (b. June 5,1833, Indiana)
48. x. WHITESITT, Joseph N. (b. February 2, 1835)
__. xi. WHITESITT, Mary Ann (b. October 29, 1836, Indiana)
     
Sources:
   
  1. John Wilbur Phillips, WILBUR PHILLIPS' LETTER (1940), PHILLIPS FAMILY DOCUMENTATION, on-line: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~knorthup/Webpage/William/Dyer/Records/
PhillipsFamilyDocuments.htm 
  and Kari Northup kari.northup@sbcglobal.net (see Footnotes)
  2. Bob Haefner, Whitsitt and Related Families (Ballwin, MO., Nov. 10, 1988), (Papers of Ronald N. Wall), Letter from Albert Scott Whitsitt of Deputy, Indiana to Leroy Whitsitt of Decatur Illinois, June 18, 1930; some mistakes but useful information. See Footnotes below.
  3. Hazel M. Boyd, THE ADVOCATE, Montgomery County [KY] Notes (Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, Jan. 22, 1981
  4. 1850 Census, Campbell Townshp, Jennings County, Indiana (Ancestry.com, Provo, UT,The Generations Network, Inc.), pg. 441. 
John Whitsett       age 52 M      Farmer       born Ky.
Mary                     age 50 F                         born N.C.
William T.             age 21 M      Farmer       born Indiana
Lucinda                 age 17 F                               "
Mary A.                 age 15 F
  5. Elois (Whitsitt) Burger, THE WHITSITT RECORDS of Virgil Vest Whitsitt, gathered 1908-1909 (compiled ca.1967).
  6. 1830 Census, Campbell Township, Jennings County, Indiana (Provo, UT, Ancestry.com, The Generations Network, Inc., 2004), Pg. 144. John Whitesitt [male] 1-1-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 [fem] 1-1-2-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0
  7. 1830 Census, Vernon Township, Jennings County, Indiana (Provo, UT, Ancestry.com, The Generations Network, Inc., 2004), page 154. John Whitsitt [male] 1-1-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 [fem] 1-2-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0
  8. Family Tree Maker's Genealogy Site: Marriage Index: IL, IN, 1790-1850;
  9. Marriages, Jefferson County, Indiana (The Hoosier Journal of Ancestry), extract supplied by Mrs. Jane Buchanan to Ronald N. Wall, April 24, 1986.
  10. Jordon Dodd, Indiana Marriages to 1850 Ancestry.com, [database on-line] Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc. Blankenship, Polly Whitesides, John 30 May 1816 Jefferson County
     
     
     
FOOTNOTES

1.  WILBUR PHILLIPS' LETTER (1940), PHILLIPS FAMILY DOCUMENTATION, on-line:
1930, December 16 -
Letter, from Albert Scott Whitsitt of Deputy, Indiana to Leroy Whitsitt, Decatur, Ill.

[Albert Scott Whitsitt died six months after this leter was written, on 16 Dec. 1930]
Deputy, Ind
June 18, 1930

Mr. Leroy Whitsitt Decatur, Ill.

My Dear Sir, and Relative:

I did not know of there being such a personage on earth but your explanation of your whereabouts makes it clear who you are and as your pursuit of knowledge of your ancestry that you have picked up, some of the enterprise which our family (some of them are noted). I am myself compiling knowledge and historical data of our family on my father and mother's side of the house with the purpose of publishing a small pamphlet concerning the same for the benefit of those now living and those that will come on like yourself, would like to know something of your posterity and the generations so far as we may know that have preceeded us. Originally the Whitsitts are of Scotch or possibly Scotch Irish descent the first emigrants of the name John and Samuel arrived in the port of N.Y. from Londondery, Ireland about 1767 so far as I have gone and emigrated to western Pennsylvania they married each of them and emigrated - John to Tennessee and Samuel to Ky. Thus forming two wings so to speak - we, the Ind. Branch are of the Sam wing, that wing many of them remaining in Ky. And quite a few emigrated to Ind. Among them was Wm. My grandfather and your great grandfather's father. My Uncle Ralph who is the father of Wm. Thos. John Addison, Dan, Allie Jane, Lina, Alice, Ella, Babe, O.H. commonly called "Dock" of Decatur. My grandfather was married 4 times and raised 3 sets of children married in Ky. 1st a woman by the name of Margaret McGee to this union was born 1. John, 2. Samuel, 3. James, 4. William, 5. Mary, 6. Betsy. (I could give dates of births and deaths but for this purpose I'll not). Next he married a woman by the name of Martha Woodard, to this union was born Joseph, Chesley and Sally. He next married the widow of Wm. Hill who had one child by the name of Betsey Ann Hill - To this union was born Lot, Ralph, Daniel and Allen. The widow Hill's maiden name (my grandmother) was Greene hence my father's middle name was Greene, Uncle Ralph's son Samuel Greene and don't forget to spell the name Green-e for that was the way our illustrious great grandfather used to spell his name. Nathaniel Greene of Revolutionary fame. The last marriage of grandfather was to a woman widow with one son, her name was Rebecca Forcan and her son's name was Geo. Forcan. They had no children by the union both died both buried in the Mount Carmel graveyard both graves are marked with stones inscribed with birth and deaths in good preservation. Uncle Allen & wife Aunt Mariah Acree buried in the same graveyard 40 or 50 ft. distant. This is only a casual explanation of the where abouts of yourself and there is much more that might be added. I could give dates to most all I have written, but that would add much to the extent of this letter via I will state that President Jas. K. Polk's wife's mother was one of John's daughters of the southern wing of our family where they spread out from Tenn. To North and South Carolina and lots of John's decendants in Georgia. Uncle John's father's oldest brother settled on the land where Lexington, Mo. Now stands moved to St. Louis and some of his descendants to Kan. Coffee Co. & elsewhere. Monegaw Springs western Mo. Grandmother's maiden name was Nancy Greene Whitsitt of whom my oldest sister is named was buried at the Coffee Creek graveyard in Jennings Co. Ind. Where a Baptist church formerly stood but now re-located at Paris Crossing Ind. This will give you a little idea so I'll close by adding I'd be pleased to meet you and wise you up a little more about the family if further desired.
Very truly your relative
Albert S. Whitsitt

see book entitled, "Footprints of Time" for Polks history.

P.S. This is written in haste - a rather incoherant story - will serve only as an outline on a few points. Grandfather was in Anthony Wayne's army to drive the Indians out of Ohio, swam the Ohio river at Cincinnati and herded the government's horses at Cincinnati when there was but 2 or 3 houses in Cincinnati - one tavern entitled "Ludloe's Tavern," where lunch was served. A.S.W.

Kari Northup website on rootsweb.com - kari.northup@sbcglobal.net ] John Wilbur Phillips (1868-1941) taught school in Alexandria, Indiana. About 1940 Wilbur outlined his family history in a letter to brother Eugene in Scott County, Indiana. The following extract of that letter is taken from a family history written by Eurene's son Myron using the Wilbur Phillips letter as its source. Wilbur included Whitsitt information because his mother was a Whitsitt.  Only pertinent information on the William Whitsitt family was extracted by me.
WHITSITT TREE
Samuel Whitsitt and John Whitsitt, brothers, came from Scotland. We are descendants of Samuel. They are as follows:
William, born 1767. His children from three wives are: [information in brackets is mine - RNW]
FIRST WIFE [Anne McGee]
      1) John, born April 10, 1798
      2) Samuel, born August 11, 1800
      3) Polly, born December 13, 1802
      4) James, born October 22, 1804
      5) William, born February 25, 1807
      6) Betsy, born February 7, 1809
SECOND WIFE, mother was [Margaret "Patsey"] Woodard
      7) Joseph, born June 7, 1813
      8) Sally, born December 31, 1817
      9) Chasley, born January 23, 1820
THIRD WIFE [Mrs. Nancy Greene Hill]
     10) Lot, born January 7, 1821
     11) Ralph, born November 12, 1822
     12) Daniel, born December 28, 182-(?)
     13) Allen H., born January 12, 1827

2. 1930, December 16 - Letter, from Albert Scott Whitsitt of Deputy, Indiana to Leroy Whitsitt, Decatur, Ill.

[Albert Scott Whitsitt died six months after this leter was written, on 16 Dec. 1930]
Deputy, Ind
June 18, 1930

Mr. Leroy Whitsitt Decatur, Ill.

My Dear Sir, and Relative:

I did not know of there being such a personage on earth but your explanation of your whereabouts makes it clear who you are and as your pursuit of knowledge of your ancestry that you have picked up, some of the enterprise which our family (some of them are noted). I am myself compiling knowledge and historical data of our family on my father and mother's side of the house with the purpose of publishing a small pamphlet concerning the same for the benefit of those now living and those that will come on like yourself, would like to know something of your posterity and the generations so far as we may know that have preceeded us. Originally the Whitsitts are of Scotch or possibly Scotch Irish descent the first emigrants of the name John and Samuel arrived in the port of N.Y. from Londondery, Ireland about 1767 so far as I have gone and emigrated to western Pennsylvania they married each of them and emigrated - John to Tennessee and Samuel to Ky. Thus forming two wings so to speak - we, the Ind. Branch are of the Sam wing, that wing many of them remaining in Ky. And quite a few emigrated to Ind. Among them was Wm. My grandfather and your great grandfather's father. My Uncle Ralph who is the father of Wm. Thos. John Addison, Dan, Allie Jane, Lina, Alice, Ella, Babe, O.H. commonly called "Dock" of Decatur. My grandfather was married 4 times and raised 3 sets of children married in Ky. 1st a woman by the name of Margaret McGee to this union was born 1. John, 2. Samuel, 3. James, 4. William, 5. Mary, 6. Betsy. (I could give dates of births and deaths but for this purpose I'll not). Next he married a woman by the name of Martha Woodard, to this union was born Joseph, Chesley and Sally. He next married the widow of Wm. Hill who had one child by the name of Betsey Ann Hill - To this union was born Lot, Ralph, Daniel and Allen. The widow Hill's maiden name (my grandmother) was Greene hence my father's middle name was Greene, Uncle Ralph's son Samuel Greene and don't forget to spell the name Green-e for that was the way our illustrious great grandfather used to spell his name. Nathaniel Greene of Revolutionary fame. The last marriage of grandfather was to a woman widow with one son, her name was Rebecca Forcan and her son's name was Geo. Forcan. They had no children by the union both died both buried in the Mount Carmel graveyard both graves are marked with stones inscribed with birth and deaths in good preservation. Uncle Allen & wife Aunt Mariah Acree buried in the same graveyard 40 or 50 ft. distant. This is only a casual explanation of the where abouts of yourself and there is much more that might be added. I could give dates to most all I have written, but that would add much to the extent of this letter via I will state that President Jas. K. Polk's wife's mother was one of John's daughters of the southern wing of our family where they spread out from Tenn. To North and South Carolina and lots of John's decendants in Georgia. Uncle John's father's oldest brother settled on the land where Lexington, Mo. Now stands moved to St. Louis and some of his descendants to Kan. Coffee Co. & elsewhere. Monegaw Springs western Mo. Grandmother's maiden name was Nancy Greene Whitsitt of whom my oldest sister is named was buried at the Coffee Creek graveyard in Jennings Co. Ind. Where a Baptist church formerly stood but now re-located at Paris Crossing Ind. This will give you a little idea so I'll close by adding I'd be pleased to meet you and wise you up a little more about the family if further desired.
Very truly your relative
Albert S. Whitsitt

see book entitled, "Footprints of Time" for Polks history.

P.S. This is written in haste - a rather incoherant story - will serve only as an outline on a few points. Grandfather was in Anthony Wayne's army to drive the Indians out of Ohio, swam the Ohio river at Cincinnati and herded the government's horses at Cincinnati when there was but 2 or 3 houses in Cincinnati - one tavern entitled "Ludloe's Tavern," where lunch was served. A.S.W.

 
Individual: 9. WHITSITT, Samuel (William2, Samuel1, Ralph -1, William-2, Samuel-3)
Name:    Samuel WHITESIDES, WHITSITT, WHITSETT
Sex:    Male
Birth: 1800 August 11, Clark County, Kentucky
Death:   Unknown
Father:   2. WHITSITT, William (b. May 06, 1767, York or Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; d. May 09, 1854, Jefferson County, Indiana)
Mother:   MCGEE, Margaret Anne (b. probably about 1776, Virginia; d. about 1809; m. February 28, 1797, Clark County, Kentucky)
Wives:   (1) JONES, Letta (d. probably January 13, 1824, Jefferson County, Indiana, during birth of daughter Mary Ann) (2) CROTZER, Peggy
Marriage: 1823 April 18, Letta JONES, Jennings County, Indiana; married by Elder Thomas HIll
 Marriage: 1824 March 23, Peggy CROTZER, White County, Illinois
Facts
   
 Child:   of Samuel WHITSITT and Letta JONES:
__. i. Mary Ann WHITSITT, (b. January 24, 1824, Jefferson County, Indiana)
     
Children:   of Samuel WHITSITT and Peggy CROTZER (currently unknown)
     
Sources:    
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
Individual: 10. WHITSITT, James (William2, Samuel1, Ralph -1, William-2, Samuel-3)
Name:   James WHITSITT, WHITSETT
Sex:    Male
Birth: 1804 October 22, Clark County, Kentucky
Death:    
Father:   2. WHITSITT, William (b. May 06, 1767, York or Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; d. May 09, 1854, Jefferson County, Indiana)
Mother:   MCGEE, Margaret Anne (b. probably about 1776, Virginia; d. about 1809; m. February 28, 1797, Clark County, Kentucky)
Wives: 1. DIXON, Nancy (b. abt. 1816, Indiana)
  2.   _______, Elizabeth (b. abt. 1820, Virginia)
Marriage: 1835 May 5, Nancy DIXON , Jefferson County, Indiana
Marriage:   Elizabeth
Facts
   
 Children:   of James WHITSITT and Nancy DIXON
__. i. WHITSITT, Mary Jane (b. abt. 1842)
__. ii. WHITSITT, Elisha (b. abt. 1843) 
47. iii. WHITSITT, Francis M. (male) (b. abt. 1845)
 __. iv.  WHITSITT, Elizabeth Ann (b. abt. 1847, Indiana)
__. v. WHITSITT, Margaret E. (b. abt. 1849, Indiana)
     
     
     
     
Sources:    
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
Individual: 11. WHITSITT, William McKee (William2, Samuel1, Ralph -1, William-2, Samuel-3)
Name:    William McKee, William McGee WHITSITT, WHITSETT
Sex:    Male
Birth: 1807  February 25,  Montgomery or Clark County, Kentucky
Death:    
Father:   2. WHITSITT, William (b. May 06, 1767, York or Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; d. May 09, 1854, Jefferson County, Indiana)
Mother:   MCGEE, Margaret Anne (b. probably about 1776, Virginia; d. about 1809; m. February 28, 1797, Clark County, Kentucky)
Wives: 1. WHITSITT, Lucinda (b. September 28, 1807, Montgomery County, Kentucky; d. April 18, 1891, Indiana; daughter of Samuel WHITSITT and Aniseth PHILLIPS; first cousin to William; according to family lore, one of the people responsible for preserving the "Phillips-Whitsett Bible")
     
Marriage: 1828  May 25, Lucinda WHITSITT, Jefferson County, Indiana
     
Facts
   
 Children:   of William McKee WHITSITT and Lucinda WHITSITT 
__. i. WHITSITT, Margaret  
__. ii.  
  iii.  
 __. iv.   
__. v.  
     
     
     
     
Sources:    
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
Individual: 12. WHITSITT, Joseph Wright (William2, Samuel1, Ralph -1, William-2, Samuel-3)
Name:    Joseph WHITESITTE, WHITSITT, WHITSETT 
Sex:    Male
Birth: 1813  June 17, Kentucky or Indiana
Death: 1892  January 13, Deputy, Gibson County, Indiana
Burial:   Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Scott County, Indiana
Father:   2. WHITSITT, William (b. May 06, 1767, York or Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; d. May 09, 1854, Jefferson County, Indiana)
Mother:   WOODWARD, Martha "Patsey" (d. abt 1819; m. William, Sr. about 1811 probably in Clark County, Kentucky)
Wives: 1. FOSTER, Elvira (b. October 7, 1819, Indiana; d. April 19, 1872, probably Jefferson County, Indiana)
  2. ROBERTSON, Elzina (d. Deputy, Gibson County, Indiana)  
Marriage: 1834 November 27, Elvira FOSTER, Jefferson County, Indiana
 Marriage: 1872  Aft. April, Elzina ROBERTSON, probably Gibson County, Indiana
Notes
   
Census: 1840 June 1, Scott County, Indiana (1840 Census, page 240; listed as Elvira WHITESITTE; for some reason Joseph is not listed)
Census: 1850 June 1, Jennings Township, Scott County, Indiana
Census: 1860 June 1, Johnson Township, Scott County, Indiana
     
 Children:    
__. i. WHITSITT, Martha Jane (b. May 1, 1836; d. November 12, 1921; m. Jacephus DEBERRY, April 15, 1852)
__. ii. WHITSITT, Mary Hanna (b. October 11, 1837, d. abt. 1876; m. Tobias FINNEY) 
  iii. WHITSITT, William Foster  (b. October 24, 1839, Indiana; d. abt. 1843, probably Scott County, Indiana, no descendants) 
48. iv.  WHITSITT, James Crawford (b. September 10, 1841, Indiana; d. June 14, 1921; m. Harriet DAY, March 17, 1868 
__. v. WHITSETT, May Norince (b. December 3, 1843, Scott County, Indiana; d. April 22, 1891; m. Isom T. VEST, March 1, 1863) 
 __. vi. WHITSETT, Philinda (b. June 1, 1845, Indiana; d. 1866; m. Samuel E. SPEAR, abt. 1860)
49. vii. WHITSETT, Hiram F. (b. July 27, 1847, Indiana; d. December 31, 1885; m. Martha J. Gregg, July 19, 1871)
__. viii. WHITSETT, John Madison (b. December 23, 1849; d. February 10, 1853; left no descendants)
__. ix. WHITSETT, Sarah Celestine (b. February 20, 1851; d. October 22, 1896; m. Sanders TULL, July 14, 1870)
__. x. WHITSETT, Laura Ellen (b. February 23, 1853, d. February 12, 1889; m. Rodney FOSTER)
50. xi. WHITSETT, Oliver C. (b. July 18, 1854, d. February 12, 1943; m. Josie BYFIELD, August 13, 1874)
__. xii. WHITSETT, Philura (b. April 30, 1856, Indiana, d. July 25, 1932, California; m. Ira V. ACREE, May 21, 1881)
51. xiii. WHITSETT, George Washington (b. January 20, 1858, d. August 2, 1839; m. Ella HAGENBACK, April 26, 1888)
52. xiv. WHITSITT, Ancil Bassett (b. August 25, 1859, Deputy, Gibson County, Indiana; d. October 25, 1946, Guthrie, Oklahoma; m. (1) Lurana HONEYMAN, abt. 1881, California; m. (2) Nannie A. DEMOND, October 12, 1895, Guthrie, Oklahoma)
53. xv. WHITSETT, Joseph Wright, Jr. (b. December 21, 1860, Indiana; d. November 27, 1932, Tulsa, Oklahoma; m. Mary Etta HANCOCK, March 29, 1883)
     
Sources:    
   1. Rachel Glennie Collier Research, Medium: CD containing photos and family tree (sent to Ronald N. Wall, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1999) [Rachel's work contains some factual errors on earlier ancestors of Joseph Wright Whitsitt - indicated by my research on many of the same families]
     
     
     
     
     
 
Individual: 13.  WHITSETT, Chesley Woodward (William2, Samuel1, Ralph -1, William-2, Samuel-3)
Name:   Chesley Woodward WHITSITT, WHITSETT (both spellings of the surname found in source documents) 
Sex:    Male
Birth:    
Death:    
Father:   2. WHITSITT, William (b. May 06, 1767, York or Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; d. May 09, 1854, Jefferson County, Indiana)
Mother:   WOODWARD, Martha "Patsey" (d. abt 1819; m. William, Sr. about 1811 probably in Clark County, Kentucky)
Wives: 1. EVANS, Mary Mariah
     
Marriage:    
     
Notes
   Unfinished research
 Children:    
__. i.
__. ii.  
  iii.  
 __. iv.   
__. v.  
     
     
     
     
Sources:    
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
Individual: 14.  WHITSITT, Ralph (William2, Samuel1, Ralph -1, William-2, Samuel-3)
Name:   Ralph WHITSITT, WHITSETT (both spellings of the surname found in source documents) 
Sex:    Male
Birth:    
Death:    
Father:   2. WHITSITT, William (b. May 06, 1767, York or Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; d. May 09, 1854, Jefferson County, Indiana)
Mother:   GREENE, Nancy  
Wives: 1. ACREE, Martha Jane
     
Marriage:    
     
Notes
   Unfinished research
 Children:    
__. i.
__. ii.  
  iii.  
 __. iv.   
__. v.  
     
     
     
     
Sources:    
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
Individual: 15.  WHITSITT, Daniel Greene  (William2, Samuel1, Ralph -1, William-2, Samuel-3)
Name:   Daniel G. WHITSITT, WHITSETT (both spellings of the surname found in source documents) 
Sex:   Male
Birth:    
Death:    
Father:   2. WHITSITT, William (b. May 06, 1767, York or Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; d. May 09, 1854, Jefferson County, Indiana)
Mother:   GREENE, Nancy  
Wives: 1. Martha Ann WILSON
     
Marriage:    
     
Notes
   Unfinished research
 Children:    
__. i.
__. ii.  
  iii.  
 __. iv.   
__. v.  
     
     
     
     
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Individual: 16.  WHITSITT, Allen H. (William2, Samuel1, Ralph -1, William-2, Samuel-3)
Name:   Allen H. WHITSITT, WHITSETT (both spellings of the surname found in source documents) 
Sex:   Male
Birth:    
Death:    
Father:   2. WHITSITT, William (b. May 06, 1767, York or Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; d. May 09, 1854, Jefferson County, Indiana)
Mother:   GREENE, Nancy  
Wives: 1. Mary Jane HARROD
     
Marriage:    
     
Notes
   Unfinished research
 Children:    
__. i.
__. ii.  
  iii.  
 __. iv.   
__. v.  
     
     
     
     
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GENERATION 4

 
Individual: 44.  WHITSETT, Andrew Jackson (John3, William2, Samuel1, Ralph -1, William-2, Samuel-3)
Name:   Andrew J. WHITSITT, WHITSETT, WHITESETT, WHITESITT, WHITSIDES, WHITESETTE
Sex:   Male
Birth:  1817  May 19, Jefferson County, Indiana.  Census data supports Andrew's year of birth as 1817 in Indiana.
Death:    
Father:   8. WHITSITT, John   (b. April 10, 1798, Clark County, Kentucky; d. between 1850 and 1860, probably Jennings County, Indiana)
Mother:   BLANKENSHIP, Mary (b. December 6, 1799 in North Carolina or Kentucky; died January 7, 1865 Morgan County, Indiana)
Wives: 1. Rachel PEARCY (b. September 11, 1816, Kentucky, d. November 12, 1871 in Morgan County, Indiana)
     
Marriage: 1837   July 20, to Rachel PEARCY, Jennings County, Indiana
     
Notes
   Unfinished research
 Children:   of Andrew J. Whitsett and Rachel B. PEARCY
__. i. WHITSETT, William H. (b. abt. 1838, Indiana probably Jennings County)
__. ii. WHITSETT, Mary E. (b. abt. 1841, Indiana) 
 __. iii. WHITSETT, Martha J. (b. abt. 1843, Indiana) 
 __. iv.  WHITSETT, George W. (b. abt. 1848, Indiana) 
     
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Ronald N. Wall
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Updated: 07 June 2011