Family:Whitney, Elisha (c1752-1801)

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Elisha5 Whitney (Joshua4, Joshua3, David2, Samuel1), was born circa 1752, Southampton Co., VA, and died 1801, Southampton Co., VA.

He married, between 1783 & 1787, Southampton Co., VA, Mary Williams. Mary was the daughter of Blythe Williams, she married, second, Elijah Johnson.

Elisha's will in S. H. will Book 5, p. 296 written 1 Nov 1800 and recorded 20 Jul 1801. He left land and plantation to son John - to Poly Branch, - one gun and a colt by the name of Starling. Elizabeth to get rest of land from Poley Branch to Blackwater River.. If she dies without heir land to go to John. John died by 1813 and his bequests were divided.

The Will of Elisha Whitney of Nottoway Parish, Southampton Co, VA:

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, I Elisha Whitney of the Parish of Nottoway and County of Southampton, being sick and weak of body but of perfect and sound mind and memory, thanks be given to almighty God who gave it me, I do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form as followeth (to wit): I give and bequeath my soul to almighty God that gave it me hoping the merit of my saviour Jesus Christ for a joyful resurrection and my body to the ground from whence it came to be decently buried by my Executors hereafter mentioned and for my worldly estate which it hath pleased God to bestow upon me, I dispose of as follows:
Item: I give and bequeath to my son John Whitney my land and plantation to the Poley Branch and one gun, one colt by the name of Starling to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Whitney, the remainder of my land from the Poley Branch to Blackwater River and if my daughter Elizabeth Whitney should die without heir, I give the same to my son John Whitney.
Item: I lend to my loving wife, Mary Whitney, all my personal estate not already given and all my negroes during her natural life or widowhood, but in case she is ever married again, in that case, I give all the aforesaid estate together with the increase of my negroes, if any, in the time my wish and desire is for any two negroes & the increase to be equally divided amongst my five children: John Whitney, Elizabeth Whitney, Nancy Whitney, Elizabeth Whitney & Charlotte Whitney. And my personal estate I leave to be equally divided between my daughter Elizabeth Whitney, Nancy Whitney & Charlotte Whitney after my wife Mary Whitneys marriage or decease to them and their heirs forever.
I do hereby appoint my loving wife Mary Whitney, William Urguhart & John Bowers to be my whole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament revoking and disannulling all other Will or Wills by me heretofore made or delivered.
AS WITNESS my hand and seal this 1st day of November 1800.
Elisha Whitney (seal)
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us:
Abia Beal
Joshua Whitney
his
Elijah X Johnson
mark
At a Court held for the County of Southampton the 23rd day of July 1801
This Will was proved by the oaths of Joshua Whitney & Elijah Johnson, two of the witnesses thereto and continued for the Executors (to qualify).
And
At a Court held for the County of Southampton the 19th day of October 1801
On the motion of Mary Whitney, one of the Executors therein named who made oath according to law, Probat is granted her on giving bond & security, whereupon &c.
Samuel Kello, Cl. (clerk
Source: Library of Virginia, Will Book 5, 1797-1804 Southampton Co, VA Reel 17, pages 296-297

Children of Elisha5 and Mary (Williams) Whitney:

i. John6 Whitney, d. bef. 1813, unmarried.
ii. Elizabeth Whitney, m. 27 Apr 1807, David Conger.
iii. Nancy Whitney, m. 10 May 1814, Hansel Rowe.
iv. Charlotte Whitney.
v. Elsey Whitney, m. 1831, Northampton Co., NC, Miles Bryan.

Census

References

  • Pat Corbitt Johns to Whitney-L@Rootsweb.com, 9 Nov 1999

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