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Subject: [WHITSETT-L] Daughters of John and Sarah Thompson Whitsett - Part I
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 +0000


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Daughters of John and Sarah Thompson Whitsett - Part I
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1. ELIZABETH WHITSETT (John). She married JOEL CHILDRESS

JOEL CHILDRESS was born March 22, 1777, and died August 18, 1819 in
Rutherford
County, Tennessee. He married ELIZABETH WHITSETT in Sumner County,
Tennessee,
daughter of JOHN WHITSETT and SARAH THOMPSON.

Children of JOEL CHILDRESS and ELIZABETH WHITSETT are:
i. ANDERSON CHILDRESS, b. 1799; d. 1827; m. MARY WILLS
SANSOM, 1820.
ii. SUSAN CHILDRESS, b. 1802; d. 1888; m. WILLIAM READ
RUCKER, 1820.
iii. SARAH WHITSETT CHILDRESS, b. September 4, 1803,
Rutherford County,
Tennessee; d. August 14, 1891, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee; m.
JAMES
KNOX POLK, January 1, 1824, Rutherford County, Tennessee.

Notes for SARAH WHITSETT CHILDRESS:
Left no descendants.

Notes for JAMES KNOX POLK:
Eleventh President of the United States. Left no descendants.

More About JAMES KNOX POLK:
Graduated: 1818, University of North Carolina and removed to Tennessee.
Elected 1: 1839, Governor of Tennessee.
Elected 2: 1844, President of the United States. Served one term.

iv. JOHN WHITSETT CHILDRESS, b. June 1, 1807; d. October 6,
1884,
Murfreesboro, Tennessee; m. (1) SARAH J. WILLIAMS, December 29, 1831; m.
(2)
MARY PHILIPS, October 15, 1851.
v. BENJAMIN W. CHILDRESS.

Endnotes

1. Jane G. Buchanan, Thomas Thompson and Ann Finney of Colonial
Pennsylvania
and North Carolina, (Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1987).
2. Pauline Jones Gandrud, Alabama Records, Vol. 81, pg. 96, Tuscaloosa
County,
Note of Ms. Gandrud.
3. 1850 Census, Rutherford Co., Tennessee, pg. 706, Elizabeth Childress
(daughter of John and Sarah Thompson Whitsett of Sumner Co. and mother
of
Sarah Childress Polk, first lady).
4. Greene County, Alabama Orphans Book, Book D, pg. 244, Estate of
Lawrence
Whitsett, 26 Sept. 1836.
5. William Thorton Whitsett, PhD, "Whitsett, Dr. William Thorton
Papers,"
Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina, (abt.
1910).
6. William Heth Whitsitt, "Annals of a Scotch-Irish Family," American
Historical Magazine, Nashville, 1904, pg. 240, 241

2. SARAH WHITSETT (JOHN) died Bef. September 1836. She married SAMUEL
SIMPSON.

Notes for SARAH WHITSETT:
Sarah is mentioned in the will of her maternal grandfather, Lawrence
Thompson.
The fact of Sarah's husband is unproven. The Simpson children are named
in
the estate of Lawrence Whitsett of Greene Co., Alabama and it seems
likely
they were the children of Sarah and Mr. Simpson.

Notes for SAMUEL SIMPSON:
Given name uncertain.

Greene Co., Ala. Orphan's Book H, pg. 210-221
Mar. 13, 1840 - receipts from James Gillespie Simpson and Sarah
Elizabeth
Simpson, heirs of Samuel Simpson, deceased, one of the original heirs of
Lawrence Whitsett. (Samuel is not listed as one of the heirs in the
original
administration of Lawrence Whitsett's estate. He may have been one the
Simpson children or the husband of Sarah Whitsett, sister of Lawrence).

Children of SARAH WHITSETT and SAMUEL SIMPSON are:
i. SARAH ELIZABETH SIMPSON, m. JOHN WALLIS, Bef. November
1838.

Notes for SARAH ELIZABETH SIMPSON:
Greene Co., Ala. Orphan's Book H, pg 210-221
13 Mar. 1840 - receipts for the distribution of the estate of Lawrence
Whitsett; include James Gillespie Simpson and Sarah Elizabeth Simpson,
heirs
of Samuel Simpson, deceased, one of the original heirs of Lawrence
Whitsett.
(Samuel is not listed as one of the heirs in the original
administration of
Lawrence Whitsett's estate. He may have been one the Simpson children
or the
husband of Sarah Whitsett, sister of Lawrence).

More About JOHN WALLIS:
1: November 1838, John Wallis, "in right of my wife, Elizabeth, formerly
Elizabeth Simpson" transfers his right of property, estate of Lawrence
Whitsett, to her

ii. AGNES SIMPSON.
iii. CLARISSA SIMPSON.
iv. KEZIAH SIMPSON.
v. NANCY SIMPSON.
vi. LAWRENCE SIMPSON, b. Bef. 1815; m. EUNICE BURCHFIELD.
vii. JAMES GILLESPIE SIMPSON.

Notes for JAMES GILLESPIE SIMPSON:
Greene Co., Ala. Orphan's Book H, pg 210-221
13 Mar. 1840 - receipts for the distribution of the estate of Lawrence
Whitsett; include James Gillespie Simpson and Sarah Elizabeth Simpson,
heirs
of Samuel Simpson, deceased, one of the original heirs of Lawrence
Whitsett.
(Samuel is not listed as one of the heirs in the original administration
of
Lawrence Whitsett's estate. He may have been one the Simpson children
or the
husband of Sarah Whitsett, sister of Lawrence).

Endnotes

1. Jane G. Buchanan, Thomas Thompson and Ann Finney of Colonial
Pennsylvania
and North Carolina, (Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1987).
2. Greene County, Alabama Orphans Book, Book D, pg. 244, Estate of
Lawrence
Whitsett, 26 Sept. 1836.
3. Greene County, Alabama Orphans Book, Book H, pg. 215, Estate of
Lawrence
Whitsett.
4. Greene County, Alabama Orphans Book, Book H, pg. 218, Estate of
Lawrence
Whitsett.
5. Pauline Jones Gandrud, "Alabama Records," Vol. 180, pg. 33, Note of
Ms.
Gandrud concerning heirs of Lawrence Whitsett.

3. SIBELLA WHITSETT (JOHN) was born Bet. 1770 - 1775 in Probably North
Carolina, and died May 24, 1839 in Davidson County, Tennessee. She
married
ALEXANDER WALKER December 15, 1789 in Sumner County, Tennessee.

Notes for SIBELLA WHITSETT:
Greene Co., Ala. Orphan's Book H, pp. 210-221; Feb-Mar 1840
Distribution of receipts for estate of Lawrence Whitsett

19 Feb. 1840 - "We, said John A. Walker and Benjamin Meness of the
county of
Davidson, State of Tennessee, appoint Josiah Walton of Sumner County,
Tennessee our attorney to go to Alabama and ask, sue for, receive and
creceipt
for any or all moneys due us as legatees of Sabella Walker, deceased in
hands
of Robert N. Williamson and Fields, executors of Lawrence Whitsett,
deceased."

28 June 1842 - Receipts from attorneys of heirs of Sybella Walker to
Elias C.
Field and Robert Williamson, administrators of estate of Lawrence
Whitsett,
deceased.

June 1842 - Power of attorney from John A. Walker, Cynthia Walker,
Matilda
Walker, Benjamin Menees and James Walker, heirs at law of Lawrence
Whitsett,
deceased, to Josiah Walton.

Children of SIBELLA WHITSETT and ALEXANDER WALKER are:
i. JOHN A. WALKER.

Notes for JOHN A. WALKER:
Greene Co., Ala. Orphan's Book H, pp. 210-221
Distribution of receipts for estate of Lawrence Whitsett

ii. SARAH WALKER, b. July 12, 1792, Sumner Co., Tennessee;
d. April 10, 1876,
Sumner Co., Tennessee; m. JOSIAH H. WALTON, August 6, 1813, Davidson
County,
Tennessee.
iii. CYNTHIA WALKER, b. Bet. 1794 - 1800.
iv. MATILDA WALKER, b. Bet. 1794 - 1800.
v. ALEXANDER M. WALKER.
vi. ANN WALKER.
vii. LAWRENCE W. WALKER, b. 1804, Tennessee; m. SOPHIA J.
WALKER.

Notes for LAWRENCE W. WALKER:

1850 Census, Noxubee Co., Mississippi, pg. 226
L. W. Walker age 46 b. Tenn.
Sophia J. age 38 b. Ga.
Lawrence W. age 11 b. Miss.
William G. age 9 b. Miss.
Robert age 5 b. Miss.

More About LAWRENCE W. WALKER:
Residence: March 21, 1844, Noxubee County, Mississippi

Notes for SOPHIA J. WALKER:
Maiden name unknown.

viii. ELIZABETH WALKER.
ix. SABELLA WALKER.
x. JAMES W. WALKER, b. 1811.

One WALKER daughter married BENJAMIN MENEES.

19 Feb. 1840 - "We, said John A. Walker and Benjamin Meness of the
county of
Davidson, State of Tennessee, appoint Josiah Walton of Sumner County,
Tennessee our attorney to go to Alabama and ask, sue for, receive and
creceipt
for any or all moneys due us as legatees of Sabella Walker, deceased in
hands
of Robert N. Williamson and Fiedlds, executors of Lawrence Whitsett,
deceased."

June 1842 - Power of attorney from John A. Walker, Cynthia Walker,
Matilda
Walker, Benjamin Menees and James Walker, heirs at law of Lawrence
Whitsett,
deceased, to Josiah Walton.

William Heth Whitsitt, ANNALS OF A SCOTCH-IRISH FAMILY, pg. 372-3
"Benjamin, the youngest child of John and Elizabeth (Coffee) Menees,
married a
Miss Walker of the ancient and honorable Walker family of Neelly's Bend,
and
her father owned a place adjoining that of John Menees. They had a
number of
children, and in 1848, left Neely's Bend and removed to Brookville in
Noxubee
County, Miss. It has been many years since they had much intercourse
with
their relations in Tennessee. The youngest daughter of Benjamin Menees
is
Mrs. Hattie Nuckols of Brookville."

Endnotes

1. Jane G. Buchanan, Thomas Thompson and Ann Finney of Colonial
Pennsylvania
and North Carolina, (Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1987)
2. Byron and Barbara Sistler, Early Middle Tennessee Marriages, (Byron
Sistler & Associates, Inc. Nashville, Tenn. 1988).
3. Greene County, Alabama Orphans Book, Book D, pg. 244, Estate of
Lawrence
Whitsett.
4. Greene County, Alabama Orphans Book, Book H, pg. 210-221, Estate of
Lawrence Whitsett.
5. Greene County, Alabama Orphans Book, Book H, pg. 213, Feb-Mar 1840;
Distribution of receipts for estate of Lawrence Whitsett.
6. 1850 Census, Noxabee County, Mississippi, pg. 226.
7. William Heth Whitsitt, "Annals of a Scotch-Irish Family: The
Whitsitts of
Nashville, Tenn.," American Historical Magazine, Vol. IX, Nashville,
Tennessee, 1904: pg. 372-373.

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