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From: "Allen Humphrey" <>
Subject: [Wetherington] More on the Puzzle of the Wm Wetheringtons & the Solomons
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 18:30:44 -0500
References: <000801c29713$69374d80$72e2fea9@n2inx8g44spkji> <03df01c29725$c737c420$6a01a8c0@HP13>
There are at least five Solomon Wetheringtons that relate to Tuscarora, NC
1) Solomon Wetherington (abt 1703 - 1766) migrated from MD and recorded a
will in Craven County 1766.
2) Solomon Wetherington, Sr (1761-1840) was his grandson, sometimes referred
to as 'Sr'. was in Dobbs Co, NC.
3) Solomon Wetherington (1798 - ) reportedly the son of Solomon Sr's brother
William, but not verified.
4) Solomon Wetherington, Jr (1804-1880) was the son of 'Sr' and was born and
died in Tuscarora, NC.
5) Solomon Wetherington 1876 - 1881 was the grandson of 'Jr' and lived is
Solomon's 2, 4, and 5 are buried in the family cemetery near Rollover Creek
in Tuscarora, NC.
More on the puzzle of the William's Wetherington (Tuscarora Williams):
There were at at least three Williams in Tuscarora about 1830-1840.
1) The son of Solomon Sr, William (Henry), married Elizabeth 'Betsey' Moore
and had children Riley, Hannisville, and Robert.
Riley died in the war, and Hannisville married Isaac Harrison.
2) William Sr died in 1844.He was buried in Tuscarora.
His known children were Redding, John C. and
Holland W. Amyett Cummings.
Redding moved to TN, John disappears after 1840 and Holland married
twice and lived in Craven County.
3) A William, Jr is listed in 1840 Craven census with 2 male children.
4) William B. is listed in the 1840 Craven census with 2 male children.
5) A William B. is listed again in the 1850, 1860 Craven census, and his
known children were: William Henry, Ruel, Willis, Mary, Sabra, Parmela,
On William 3) and 4) - one is son of Solomon, Sr. and the other is likely
the son of William, Sr, Solomon's brother.
All of these Williams appear to have stayed in Tuscarora, IF someone can
identify William B. Wetherington's father, please help.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Barry Wetherington" <>
To: "Allen Humphrey" <>; "Weth-L List"
Cc: "Jean Witherington" <>; "BillKing" <>;
"Bill" <>; "BarryAtt" <>; "With List"
Sent: Thursday, November 28, 2002 4:33 PM
Subject: Puzzle of the Wm Wetheringtons
> Hi Allen,
> 1st - is the 2d Sol supposed to be sr or jr? (I've never been a fan of
> Jr/Sr - are they rescheduled at the death of sr? Does III become II, or
> stay III ?).
> But more important - the mystery of the Wms is, in my opinion, at the
> of the most confusing and perhaps most impor issue involving the W'tons.
> may be 3 of them (or more). At least 2 of them are in SC at impor times,
> Gum Brach Church (BTW, please let us know what you have for the entry on
> list of "Gum Swamp, 6"). As Bill King has relentlessly pursued, Wm W'ton
> awarded a King's Grant - see below.
> I've always understood Wm md Eliz Lewis was Peter b 1770's father, but
> is skimpy. And a Wm (sr?) likely accompanied Wm jr to AL, probably buried
> Sepulga Cem - were they the same? Lots of questions. Really need some
> here - and I'm looking at what you've produced - hope others are also.
> work to give us some evid - enuff???
> Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2000 10:21:11 -0500
> From: "Lynn & Bill King" <>
> Subject: [Witherington] William Witherington, SR. South Carolina Land
> from King George III, dated 19 Nov. 1772
> The 1772 Grant of 200 acres to William Witherinton (sp?) was NOT found on
> This is a paper document which was located within the vast research papers
> Virginia Witherington of Arkadelphia. It is a photocopy of a document
> obviously located in the SC Archives, Vol 38 (B), page 194 (State Plats).
> I agree with you that this part of Craven County, SC had previously become
> Cheraws Dist in 1769. My guess would be that the English officials had
> pre-printed blank documents that they continued to utilize in recording
> extending into 1772. At this time (1772) I believe that all such filings
> still being done in Charleston.
> In addition, Jean, to help us further document the location of this
> grant as being in SC.... John L. Andrews of the Old Darlington District
> Society in Hartsville, has provided me with another document, a copy of a
> drawn map of the Darlington & Chesterfield District borders. This map is
> dated/certified with the date, August 1806. On the North Border of
> District is clearly drawn and labeled "LYNCHES CREEK". Just north of the
> larger stream and in Chesterfield District, appears a smaller stream
> Lynches Creek from the east. This fork is very clearly identified on the
> " Fork of Lynches Creek". (I am assuming both streams are traveling in a
> Southernly direction). It does appear, to me at least, that Wm
> Jr. just might have been born (April 1773) in Cheraws District, SC
> Craven County) and not in Craven County, NC. Provided, that is, that this
> 'William Witherinton' is the son of William and Elizabeth Lewis
> Craven County, NC.
> Also, on this same map, to the east of Lynches Creek, another stream
> north to south across the Darlington-Chesterfield District boundary lines
> "Beaver Dam Creek", with 'George King land' being noted in Chesterfield
> and 'Wm King land' being noted in Darlington District. Both parcels of
> situated near the Beaver Dam Creek, although no scale is provided on the
> am trying to prove that these two Kings (George and William) are the sons
> Captain George King and Mary Kolb. I believe that these are my King lines
> coming out of the Darlington District.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Allen Humphrey" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Thursday, November 28, 2002 1:21 PM
> Subject: [Wetherington] More Tuscarora Wetheringtons
> | The Wetheringtons of Tuscarora - Craven County, NC in 1830
> | The 1830 census lists 9 Wetherington households in Tuscarora:
> | >From Page 115 & 116 of the 1830 census:
> | Solomon Wetherington Sr (age 70-80) Other Males 1
> | Solomon Wetherington Sr (age 20-30) Other Males 1
> | James Wetherington (age 20-30) Other Males 0
> | William Wetherington Sr (age 70-80) Other Males 2
> | Jeremiah Wetherington (age 40-50) Other Males 2
> | Horatio Wetherington (age 40-50) Other Males 1
> | Joseph Wetherington (age 60-70) Other Males 2
> | Thomas Wetherington (age 60-70) Other Males 4
> | William Wetherington (age 30-40) Other Males 2
> | --------------
> | 9 Households 16 Males
> | 1) Is anyone aware of the whereabouts/possible migration of
> | Joseph or Thomas Wetherington listed above ?
> | 2) Can anyone identify the children of Horatio, Joseph, or Thomas ?
> | 3) Can anyone untangle the three Williams listed below ?
> | Thanks for any response, Allen Humphrey.
> | ======================================================
> | Known details on the group.
> | Solomon, Sr is married to Susannah Davis in 1830, the other male is
> | an unidentifed son.
> | His known sons are Jesse, Richard, William, Thomas, Solomon, James and
> | (unverified) Jeremiah.
> | Solomon, Jr is listed with 1 male and 2 females. He reported did not
> | Rachel Matthews until 1832.
> | This could be other siblings living with Solomon, Jr in 1830.
> | Solomon, Jr's known sons were John Herring, James Thomas, Oliver Hazard
> | Perry, Henry Clay, Edward Duffy.
> | This James Wetherington is likely the son of Solomon, Jr, born about
> | James migrated to TN and his known sons were Alexander, Stephen, and
> | William, Sr is the brother of Solomon,Sr and married to Susanna Coward.
> | His known sons were Redding and John C. Wetherington.
> | Jeremiah Wetherington is reportedly the son of Solomon, Sr.
> | His known sons were Amos, Abner, and Alfred Wetherington.
> | Horatio Wetherington was murdered in 1833, his wife and offspring are
> | unknown.
> | He is likely the son of Joseph or Thomas but this is speculative.
> | Joseph Wetherington is likely the brother of Solomon, Sr. He may have
> | migrated after 1830 or have died.
> | No known family details.
> | Thomas Wetherington is also a likely brother of Solomon, Sr. He may have
> | migrated after 1830 or have died.
> | No known family details.
> | William Wetherington (age 30-40) His parentage is unclear.
> | The later 1840 census lists 3 Williams, one is was son of Solomon, Sr.
> | Parentage of William, Jr. and William B. Wetherington is unknown.
> | William, Jr. may be the son of William, Sr but has not been verified.
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