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Re: Meredith Whitt of VA, KY and WI
Posted by: Richard Whitt (ID *****6736) Date: March 12, 2009 at 09:08:15
In Reply to: Meredith Whitt of VA, KY and WI by Lloyd Brown of 2155


I am happy to contribute what information I have about Meredith Whitt, since he is possibly closely related to my ancestors Richard and Vicy Adkins Whitt. He could be a brother to Richard Whitt, or he could have married a sister of Vicy Adkins Whitt. I believe that Vicy Adkins was a daughter of Moses and Sarah Adkins, so Sarah Adkins who married Meredith Whitt could have been their daughter. At any rate, I have never seen any proof of the parents of either Richard or Meredith Whitt.

On the 1850 Morgan Co., KY census, Miles Whitt and wife Maryan (Adkins), family 557, are smack in the middle of Richard Whitt (564) and sons, Martin Whitt (553), Richard Whitt, Jr. (555), Moses Whitt (562).

On the 1860 census, both Meredith and Sarah say they were born in “Carolina”, but other census records say Virginia.

U.S. Census, Grant Co., Wisconsin, 1860, p80, Town of Hickory Grove, 21 Jul 1860, 588 588 Meredith Whit, 58, Carolina; Sarah 55, Carolina; Meredith, 22, KY; Eliza J., 17, KY; Mary A., 14, Wis.

Vicy Adkins Whitt reports on the 1850 census she was born in “Pennsylvania”, but the census taker probably wrote that instead of “Pittsylvania” (Co., VA), which is on the VA-NC border.

U.S. Census, Morgan Co., Kentucky, 1850, p128, 2 Sep 1850., 564 564 Richard Whitt, Sr., 52, Farmer, 500, VA; Vice, 51, Pennsylvania (sic); Meradith, 20, laborer, KY; Susan, 17, KY; Clara, 15, KY; Queen, 12, KY.

I think that both Vicy and Sarah Adkins were from the Pittsylvania Co., VA area.

Meredith died after 1880, probably in Wisconsin, as he is on the 1880 census there.

U.S. Census, Richland Co., Wisconsin, 1880, ED238, p12D, Village of Orion, 88 88 Dillon, John, 51, KY VA Ger; Sarah, 40, wife, KY VA KY; William W., 20, son, WI; Ella E., 18, dau, WI; Eva J., 7, dau, WI; Whitt, Meredith, 81, father-in-law, wid, disabled by age, VA.

Kentucky Death Records show Alsey Adkins, age 28, F, married, residence Morgan Co., KY, born Pike Co., KY, parents Meredeth & Sarah Whitt, died Morgan Co., KY on Aug 22, 1832.

I hope someone can add information about the parents of Meredith Whitt, and perhaps indicate how he was related to Richard Whitt who married Vicy Adkins.

Richard Whitt
Lonoke Co., AR

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