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Re: Deed Room research needed
Posted by: Will Aygarn (ID *****0178) Date: April 06, 2008 at 16:21:13
In Reply to: Re: Deed Room research needed by douglas schoeckert of 299

The five are:
James Whitehurst b:6-20-1770, d:6-20-1843
His wife Elizabeth Lovett b:1-21-1779, d:5-1-1825
Their son Henry Whitehurst b:7-14-1810 d:5-20-1836
(Henry's widow, Amy Strawhand remarried to Newton Capps)
James' grandson John Henry Whitehurst b:10-26-1834 d:1-2-1911 (I question this)
J.H's wife Mary Elizabeth Eaton b:3-2-1848(my source) d:6-5-1872

There are two cemetery indexes at the Creeds library. One is a thick one and the other is the DAR book. I also asked Mrs. Dean Carrol (sorry to say I don't know her name) but they didn't have a listing for them either.

James did leave a will in 1843 leaving his land to his son's widow (Amy Strawhand Whitehurst Capps and then to his grandson J.H.W. Her will leaves everything to her son G.W. Capps but doesn't mention James' land. I haven't found a will for John Henry Whitehurst.

My latest theory is that James buried his wife Elizabeth on the family farm and that he buried his son Henry there too. This would provide James with the incentive to want the property to stay in the family. It would make sense to bury James there too. When John Henry's wife Mary died she would likely have been buried in the family graveyard and when JHW eventually died he would be buried there too.

This would have been close to 100 years ago and the site could have been bulldozed & subdivided by now but I want to find the property.

I need to consult the grantor/grantee index under both Amy Capps & John Henry Whitehurst's names starting in 1843 but necessities prevent me from getting back to the deed room.

John Henry W. seemed to have some connection with Knotts Island too. He married Mary Eaton there and someone suggested to me that he might be buried there but then he retracted the suggestion (I don't know why). But James' will was recorded in P.A. Co., and JHW was raised on Capps' farm in the county and was listed in every census through 1900 there.

The same person referred to above also suggested that JHW remarried on Knotts Island late in life but I have no certain knowledge about any of that.
My attempts at finding out if he had any other living decendants besides my near kin have been incomplete but I had hoped to find someone else who might have info on him.

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