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Cornelius Whittington[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12]

Male 1749 - 1837  (> 88 years)


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  • Name Cornelius Whittington 
    Born Apr 24, 1749  Albemarle county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13, 14, 15
    Gender Male 
    Died AFT Nov 27, 1837  Liberty, Amite county, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14, 15, 16
    • Lottie Bell Crabb states he died March 27, 1835, but his will was probated in 1838.
    Buried Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
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      Cornelius served in the Revolutionary War and is said to be descended from King Edward III, Knights of the Garter, Knights of the Bath, and from the Thirteen Sureites for the Magna Charta of A.D. 1215.
          He was born in Virginia but had moved to South Carolina by the time his oldest son, James, was born in 1777.  He enlisted in the Revolutionary War in 1776 and served one year as a private in Capt. James Thompson's Company, Colonel Bull's South Carolina Regiment.  He moved to Georgia and served in Colonel James Jackson's Regiment. Then, returning to South Carolina, he served under both Colonel Hammond and General Williamson.  Afterwards, he marched into the Cherokee Nation under Colonel Picken's Regiment.
          He lived for awhile in both Richmond and Hancock counties, Georgia, but came to Amite County, Mississippi circa 1800.  In 1831/33 he was granted a pension of $60 per year for his services in the Revolutionary War.  His will, of record in the Amite County Chancery Clerk's Office at Liberty, Mississippi, was probated in 1838/9.
          The book "Early Inhabitants of the Natchez District" by Norman E. Gillis, notes two Cornelius Whittingtons -- on p. 78, "Inhabitants of the Natchez District -- 1810" (except Wilkinson County, which is for 1805):
              ... a Cornelius is listed in Wilkinson county, 2 males, 2 males over 21 and 4 females under 21; and
              ... a Cornelius is listed in Amite county, 1 male, 1 male over 21and 1 female under 21.
          In the same book, p. 112, "Inhabitants of the Natchez District -- 1816", a Cornelius is listed in Amite county as a head of family.
          Other Whittington's listed by this book in the Natchez district, 1810 & 1816 are:
      (Wilkinson): Garett & James;  (Claiborne & Warren): Grief;  (Adams): Levi;  (Amite): Aaron, Gerrard, James, John, Moses & Richard.  .... and 1816 are: (Adams): Levi;  (Amite): Aaron, Garett, Evan, Gerard, Grief, James, James, John & Moses.
    Person ID I33531  mykindred
    Last Modified Aug 03, 2006 

    Father John Whittington,   b. 1724, Albemarle county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Albemarle county, Va ? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Sarah Woodroffe,   b. circa 1724, Surrey county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
    Married circa 1747 
    Notes 
    • Albemarle church records confirm that Cornelius, Richard and Ephraim were brothers.
    Family ID F2318  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Gilliam,   b. Nov 23, 1754 OR 1750, Albemarle county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1837, Amite county, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married circa 23 Nov 1774  [13, 14, 15
    Children 
    +1. James A. Whittington,   b. circa 1775, Cheraw District, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1838, Amite county, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
    +2. John Whittington,   b. circa 1779, SC or Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. circa 1837, Amite or Scott county, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
    +3. Mary Louisa (?Polly) Whittington,   b. circa 1781, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. circa 1863, Amite county, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
    +4. Aaron Whittington,   b. circa 1783, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. AFT 1860, Leake county, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
    +5. Winneford "Winnie" Whittington,   b. circa 1784, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
    +6. Moses Whittington,   b. circa 1788, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, ? Amite county, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
    +7. Sarah Whittington,   b. circa 1791, Wilkes county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Sep 04, 1849, Scott county, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
    +8. Susannah Whittington,   b. 1793, Richmond / Hancock county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. AFT 1860, Amite county, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 68 years)
    +9. Rebecca Whittington,   b. circa 1795, Washington, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
    +10. Elam Whittington,   b. circa 1798, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
    +11. [son] Whittington,   d. Y
    Family ID F12116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Whittington, Richard (et al)
    Whittington, Richard (et al)
    Pension application for Richard Whittington, R.S.
    Whittington, Richard, R.S. (1753-1835)
    Whittington, Richard, R.S. (1753-1835)
    Revolutionary War pension

  • Sources 
    1. [S874] Gedcom - Sherlock, Barbara.

    2. [S120] Whittingtons Here & There, ch. 6.

    3. [S177] Family Records -- Mississippi Revolutionary Soldie, pp. 332-335.

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

    5. [S179] The Order of the First Families of Mississippi 169, pp. 85-86.

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

    7. [S251] Genealogy of Wilkinson and Kindred Families, p. 406.

    8. [S158] Whittington Family, The.

    9. [S606] Gedcom - Miley, Karell.

    10. [S605] Genealogy of Richard Whittington.

    11. [S1009] Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties Virginia 1738-1778.

    12. [S1880] Revolutionary War Pension & Bounty Land Grant Applications, Roll 865, image 205, file S7892.
      Pension application of Cornelius Whittington, Nov. 20, 1833

    13. [S140] DAR Application, Index for Patriots.

    14. [S177] Family Records -- Mississippi Revolutionary Soldie, p. 332-335.

    15. [S179] The Order of the First Families of Mississippi 169, p. 85-86.

    16. [S120] Whittingtons Here & There.