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Jarrett Whittington[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male - 1833

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  • Name Jarrett Whittington 
    Gender Male 
    Died Dec 15, 1830 OR Dec 12, 1833  Amite county, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    • According to his Revolutionary War pension application #R11491, he was drowned in the Amite River about 1832.  The "Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution" by Bobby Gilmer Moss, lists his death as December 12, 1833.
      On August 30, 1855 in Caddo County Louisiana, Polly Whittington, 75 a resident of Caddo Parish Louisiana gave testimony that she is the widow of Jarrett Whittington; that she married him in Hancock County Georgia in March 1797 or 8; that they were married by one Reverend Thomas Mercer; that her name prior to her marriage was Polly Rhodes; that her husband died in Amite County Mississippi December 15th, 1830; that she is now his widow; and that she is filing this claim for her bounty land entitlement as the widow of a revolutionary veteran.
    • His parents are unproven, but his father's name may have been Francis since he and Bartholomew administered the will of a Francis Whittington in the 1780s.
      He served as a lieutenant with Capt Claiborne Hinson in Col. Samuel's Benton's Regiment, South Carolina Militia, during 1779 and 1780.  He was in the battle of Little Pee Dee, South Carolina, where he was shot through the right heel and crippled in a skirmish at Rouse's Ferry.
      On October 3rd, 1791, Jarrett Whittington is recorded to have received 188 acres of land in the Cheraw District of South Carolina, on the N.E. side of the Great Pee Dee River ("Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants in South Carolina" compiled by Tony Draine and John Skinner, pp. 55-57), Bounty Land Warranty #44808-160-5.
        In sworn affidavits, he is said to be a cousin to Grief and Richard Whittington and received a pension for his service, #R11491.
      The book "Early Inhabitants of the Natchez District" by Norman E. Gillis, on p. 78, "Inhabitants of the Natchez District -- 1810" (except Wilkinson County, which is for 1805) Jarrett ("Garett") is listed as a family head in Wilkinson county, 1 male, 1 male over 21and 2 females under 21.
      Other Whittington's listed by this book in the Natchez district, 1810 are:  (Wilkinson): Cornelius & James;  (Claiborne & Warren): Grief; (Adams): Levi;  (Amite): Aaron, Gerrard, James, John, Moses & Richard. .... and 1816 are: (Adams): Levi;  (Amite): Aaron, Cornelius, Evan, Gerard, Grief, James, James, John & Moses.
      1790 census Jarrat Whittington St Thomas, Cheraws District, SC 1790
      Free White males
      16> (incl. HH) - 1
      Jarrotts Whittington,Amite,MS 1820
      Jared Whitington, Amite, Mississippi 1830
      Series Number:S108092  Reel:0157 Frame:00338
      Date: 1776 C. OR LATER
      Names Indexed: WHITTINGTON, JARRATT
      Source: Abstracts of Conveyances, Marlborough County, S.C. Volumes A-1 and AA Recorded from 1786 to 1796 by Gwen DeBerry Hendrix published by the Pee Dee Chapter, SC Genealogical Society:
      #462 AA 297 25 Aug 1792 JARRATT (spelled several ways) WHITTINGTON of Marlborough County to ELIAS HILLSON of same For 8 Pounds Sterling, 200 acres surveyed on 3 Feb 1791 joining Wm. Allston and Vacant Land Granted to Edward Whittington now Deceased 4 July 1791 Descended to sd Jerrett Whittington by Heirship  Jarrat Whittington Wit: Marthy (+) Bar. Whittington, Burril (B) Whittington (Bar Whittington also witnessed the receipt) Proved 27 Oct 1792 by Mr. Barthw. Whittington before Moses Peason, Justice Marlborough County (The names of the other witnesses are recorded as Burrel Whittington and Martha Lowe) Rec 6 Nov 1792
      (B) his mark.
      Before me Isaiah Cain as Justice of peace for the County of Amite in the State of Mississippi Personally appeared this day Rich Whittington and Grief Whittington of said County who did severally make oath that Jarratt Whittington, by whom the foregoing declaration was made and subscribed, is well known to them to be the person therein described, and that he is generally Reputed and believed, to have been a Soldier in the Army of the Revolution in manner as therein stated, and that the said declaration was made and Subscribed, by the said Jarratt Whittington in their presence and on the day of the date thereof.
      Which is my hand this day of December in the year 1828.
      S/ Rd Whittington
      S/ Gr Whittington
      Sworn to before me the fifth of December 1828
      S/ Isaiah Cain, J. P.
      The testimony of Grief Whittington taken before me the undersigned commissioner duly and specially authorized to take evidence in support of the claim of Jared Whittington, who is desirous of being placed on the pension list of the United States of America. Grief Whittington being duly sworn saith that he is a cousin to the applicant, and also to Richard Whittington the other witness on behalf of the said applicant.  We all lived in the State of South Carolina at the commencement of the revolutionary War, and lived there until about eighteen years ago when we moved to this country and settled within six miles of Liberty in the County of Amite and State of Mississippi, where we have resided ever since and where we now reside.  I entered
      the service of South Carolina militia as a private when the revolution first broke out; in the course of about two or three years afterwards Jared Whittington joined the service; at first we were relieved every two months but after a while we were kept out almost constant[ly].  In a battle fought at Rouses Ferry on Little Pee Dee [River] against some British and Tories, Jared Whittington the present applicant while fighting against the common Enemy was shot in his right heel about the first fire with a ball, it disabled him & he was taken from his horse & after we whipped the British & Tories, he was carried to his father's in Cheraw District where he was confined a long time with his wound and was not able to march or ride a horse well, during the war and did not serve any more; his term of service was out long before he was able to go about.  I know that he has ever since & is now greatly disabled by said wound from walking well or working; his life has been very orderly at all times, he has always been a poor man and is not able by his labor to support himself.  The principal work that he does is at the cooper's trade.  I do not remember at what time the battle was fought in which the wound was received, but it, was not long after General Gates [Horatio Gates] & DeKalb were defeated at Camden on Wateree [River] in (1780) for after this battle the Tories were very saucy and we were obliged to be going from one swamp to another pretty constantly & whenever we could hear of a party, we just dashed upon them.  From the weather being warm & corn first beginning to get hard in the field, I think the battle must have been fought in September or early in October.  Jared Whittington & myself at the time Jared was shot belonged as privates to Captain Henson's company in Colonel Lemuel Benton's Regiment. We all had horses, who were together at the time of this battle. Colonel Murphy, who was second in command, commanded on the day of the battle on Little PeeDee where Jared was shot.
      S/ Grief Whittington
      Examined, sworn to & subscribed before me this 10 day of September 1827.
      S/ GabFelder, Com.
    Person ID I10309  mykindred
    Last Modified May 17, 2011 

    Father Francis Whittington,   d.
    Mother Martha Freeman,   d.
    Married 1743 
    Family ID F18351  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Edward Whittington,   b. circa 1726,   d.
    Mother Penelope Green,   b. circa 1725,   d. Bef Oct 05, 1773, ? South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married circa 1747  Albemarle county, Va ? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Information on their children from Albemarle church records and the source below.
      From: "Births, Deaths and Sponsors 1717-1778 from The Albemarle Parish Register of Surry and Sussex Counties, Virginia" by John Bennett Boddie, (c) 1958.
      Page 150:  Edward and Penelope Whittington
      Jane, 4/13/47, Nath'l. Hood, Sarah Hood, Eliz. Johnson
      Penelope, 3/12/54, Wm. Green, Mary Farrington, Mary Green
      Burwell Green, 1/26/57, John Wellborn Jr., Joseph Richardson, Mary Rollins
    Family ID F2431  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary "Polly" Rhodes,   d.
    Married Mar 1798  Hancock county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    +1. Nancy Whittington,   b. circa 1802, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. circa 1848  (Age ~ 46 years)
    Family ID F3707  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Whittington, Jarratt, R.S.
    Whittington, Jarratt, R.S.
    Revolutionary War pension
    Whittington, Richard (et al)
    Whittington, Richard (et al)
    Pension application for Richard Whittington, R.S.

  • Sources 
    1. [S177] Family Records -- Mississippi Revolutionary Soldie, p. 332-335.

    2. [S178] Early Inhabitants of the Natchez District, pp. 78, 112.

    3. [S181] Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants in South Caro, pp., 55-57.

    4. [S182] Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American, pp. 988-989.

    5. [S1880] Revolutionary War Pension & Bounty Land Grant Applications, Roll 865, image 231, file R11491/BLWT44808-160-55.
      Pension application of Jarratt Whittington, Dec. 5, 1828. Sworn to by Grief and Richard Whittington, who said they were his cousins. He was wounded in his right heel at the beginning of the conflict and was unable to serve after that.

    6. [S195] Births, Deaths & Sponsors 1717-1778 from the Albem.