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William WHITLOCK 1795-1875
Posted by: JOHN OTT (ID *****9344) Date: December 12, 2010 at 09:10:22
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I am trying to determine the name of the first wife of William WHITLOCK, b. in Virginia Nov. 5, 1795. Virginia marriage records list 3 marriages with the name "William WHITLOCK" as the groom in the 1810-1818 time period. The brides listed are: Anne FARIS, Nancy DERICK, and Nancy MONTGOMERY. I am trying to determine which, if any, of these women were my ggg-gmother.

Census records indicated that William HITLOCK migrated from Virginia to what was then Boone Co., KY, near Burlington, sometime between 1814 and 1818, with his wife and other family members. Two children were born there; Eliza Ann WHITLOCK (1818) and William WHITLOCK, Jr. (1826).

By 1830, the family had moved to New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana. Apparently William's 1st wife died there before 1835, since Indiana records show William WHITLOCK marrying Julia Ann MONAGHAN there on July 29, 1835, just 12 days after his daughter Eliza Ann married my gg-gfather, Hiram HOPPER, also in New Albany.

William and his 2nd wife, Julia Ann, first moved to Greenville, then later to Lafayette Township, both in Floyd Co. William died there on Jan. 6, 1875, and was buried in the Monahan/Monihan Cemetery in Georgetown, IN.

The 1820 census records for Boone Co., KY show William WHITLOCK as head of household, and suggests an extended family in the household as well. The 1830 census for Floyd Co. shows the same, but with some changes in the number of occupants. This suggests that members of either William's family or his 1st wife's family accompanied him on the move from VA to KY, then later to IN.

Most of the evidence that I have collected so far points to Nancy MONTGOMERY as being William's 1st wife, but none of it is conclusive. Does anyone out there have information that can answer this question?

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