Thomas Whitmel, Elizabeth Bryan, & Robert Hunter

Sally’s great-great-great-great-great-great Grandparents:

Thomas Whitmel 1688 – 1735 | his parents – scroll down page
& ca 1712 Elizabeth Bryan 1694 – 1753 | her parents
& 1736 Robert Hunter ca 1685 – 1753 | his parents
Of Charles City Co, VA; Surry Co, VA & Bertie Co, NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


Thomas Whitmel was born 16 Sept 1688 in Charles City County, VA son of Thomas Whitmel and his wife, Mary. His father had died before 4 Dec 1693 and mother remarried before August 5, 1695, Arthur Kavenaugh. In the Chowan Deed Book B#1, p.104 Thomas Whitmel of Surry Co, VA buys land from Arthur Kavenaugh of Surry Co, VA on 13 July 1715.
Thomas Whitmel was an Indian trader.
His wife Elizabeth Bryan was born 15 Sept 1694 the daughter of Lewis Bryan of Bertie County and wife Elizabeth.
Thomas Whitmel died testate 24 Nov 1735 in Bertie Co, NC. Aged 47 years, two months.
Elizabeth then married Robert Hunter son of William of Chowan Co. as his second wife.
Robert Hunter died testate in 1753. Robert Hunter’s children were all by his first wife.
[To the contrary, One source says Robert Hunter and Elizabeth had a son Moses ca 1737]
Elizabeth Bryan Whitmel Hunter died 18 January 1753.

Children of Thomas Whitmel and Elizabeth Bryan:
1. Thomas Whitmel 9 Dec 1713 [Stuart Hall Hill papers] – ca 1779 Bertie Co, NC
Or 29 Dec 1709 [1726 Whitmell Family Bible]
Married Elizabeth West dau of Thomas West & Martha Blount
a. Martha Whitmel 9 Jan 1740 – 1793
Married Cullen Edwards ca 1728-1784 Halifax Co, NC
b. Sarah Whitmel
Married Mr. Whitaker.
c. Winifred Whitmel dec’d by 1779
Married Mr. Stephens.

d. Thomas Whitmel died Feb 1779
Married 20 Oct 1768 Penelope Pugh.
e. Thomas West Whitmel –living out of the country 1779
f. Thomas Blount Whitmel died 20 Sept 1798 Halifax Co
served in the Continental Line 20 Nov 1776 – 14 May 1779
married 1779 Ann Smith 1759 – 1839 Dickson Co, TN
She was the daughter of Drew Smith of Halifax Co
i. Drew Smith Whitmel.
ii. Thomas Blount Whitmel
Removed to Dickson Co TN

married 1806 Elizabeth Norfleet.
iii. Elizabeth West Whitmel.
Married bef Sept 1798 Davis.
iv. Ann Smith Whitmel.
v. Thomas West Whitmel
g. Mary Whitmel died.
Married 1764 Solomon Slatter Bertie Co
i. Sarah Slatter
married Robert Ruffin Smith
2. Mary Whitmel 14 Feb 1715/16 – 23 Oct 1728 [ 1726 Bible]
3. Elizabeth Whitmel 28 Feb 1717/8 – 5 July 1794
Married 1st 18 April 1734 George Pollock 1699 – 27 Oct 1736 no issue.
Married 2nd 24 Feb 1736/7 Capt. Thomas Blount died 1 Sept 1745 Edgecombe Co
a. Winifred Blount
Married 1761 Whitmell Hill.
b. Joseph Blount no issue
married 3rd 2 Oct 1746 William Williams made will 22 Dec 1778 Martin Co
Son of Samuel Williams of Edgecombe Co [died ca 1753] & Elizabeth Alston
a. Samuel Williams 10 Feb 1753-11 May 1805

Married Charity Alston Dawson.
b. William Williams
Married 1st Mrs. Smith.
Married 2nd Elizabeth Williams.
c. Elizabeth Williams 18 Oct 1751-5 Jan 1789
married 1767 John Johnston 1733-1791
Their son John Scrymoure Johnston married Elizabeth Cotten
d. Temperance Williams

married James Harris of Halifax Co [died ca 1774]
i. Mary [Polly] Williams Harris [cousins]
married ca 1783/85 Philip Guston Alston 5 Feb 1762-1819 Warren Co, NC
4. Sarah Whitmel 5 Jan 1720/21 – living 1783
Married her step-brother Henry Hunter died 1760 Bertie Co
a. Winifred Blount Hunter c1742-1810
Married John Drew c1735-1819
b. Mary Hunter 28 Dec 1744 – 10 Aug 1810
married 1st Henry Coffield
married 2nd to a Mr. Dawson
married 3rd 11 Aug 1774 Joseph Bryan 1742 – 1807
c. Henry Hunter died 1785 Craven Dist. SC
married 9 Aug 1769 Fanny Starke.
d. Thomas Hunter 1747-1804
Married Anne unknown.
e. Sarah Hunter.
Married Mr. Turner.
f. Elizabeth Blount Hunter 5 Jan 1740 –
Married Henry? Hunter of Martin Co & Halifax Co
5. Martha Whitmel 20 Feb 1722/23 –
Married 1st Dr. Henry Lawrence Bate died 1740 Bertie Co
a. Augustine Bate ca 1738-1765 Granville Co, NC
married Susanna?
b. an unborn child 1740
Married 2nd John Hill died 1763 Bertie Co.
c. Elizabeth Hill d 22 Aug 1785
married 15 Mar 1764 Jonathan Jacocks II d. 24 May 1787 Bertie Co
Son of Jonathan I and his wife Mary Blount, dau of John Blount and Elizabeth Davis of near Edenton.
i. Charles Worth Jacocks.
ii. Jonathan Jacocks III 28 Dec 1769 – 2 Dec 1810 Bertie Co
married 17 March 1791 Elizabeth Bryan Hill 18 Jan 1776 – 13 April 1853
only dau of Hardy Hill and Janet Bryan
1. Jonathan Hill Jacocks 2 Aug 1792 – 29 Jan 1847
married 1st a Stevenson
married 2nd 24 Feb 1831 Grizzell Pointer Copeland [Fletcher] 13 June 1811 – 9 Feb 1873
Dau of Capt Jesse Copeland and Jane Swepon
a. Capt Jesse Copeland Jacocks 7 Jan 1834 Perq – 11 Mar 1881
married 13 Sept 1854 Margaret Ann Cotten 27 April 1836 – 4 Feb 1897
2. Ann Eliza Jacocks
married 1st William Speller Rhodes
married 2nd James Rascoe ca 1797 – 1834 Bertie Co
3. Charles W Jacocks
4. Richard N Jacocks
5. Mary Caroline Jacocks.
Married James Van Pelt Reed
iii. John Hill Jacocks 19 Dec 1765 – 17 Mar 1777
iv. Anne W Jacocks
married Richard Nixon
v. Thomas Jacocks 23 July 1783 – 27 Sept 1784
vi. John Hill Jacocks
married 3rd Charles Worth Blount
6. Anne Whitmel 15 March 1724 – 4 Feb 1727/28
7. Jennet Whitmel 5 June 1727 – 26 April 1730
8. Winifred Whitmel 25 Dec 1729 – 1795
married 1745 Philip Alston died 1784 Warren Co, NC
son of John Alston 1673? – 1758 & wife Mary [lived present day Gates Co]
a. William Alston 7 Oct 1745 – 15 July 1795 Warren Co.
Married Martha Hardee 1757 – 1823 Raleigh, NC
b. Philip Alston 11 Jan 1748/49 – no issue.
c. Mary Alston 1751 –
d. Elizabeth Alston 3 Nov 1753 –
Married Joseph John Williams 1733 – 1818 Halifax Co, NC
e. Thomas Whitmel Alston 17 Aug 1755 – 1809 Warren Co, NC
married 1786 Lucy Faulcon 19 Feb 1763 –
f. Martha Alston no issue.
g. Henry Guston Alston 1760 –
h. Philip Guston Alston 5 Feb 1762 – 1819 Warren Co, NC
married ca 1783/85 Mary [Polly] Williams Harris.
i. Winifred Alston 28 Nov 1764 – 18 June 1809
Married 1st 10 May 1780 Henry Hill Franklin Co, NC
married 2nd 20 Nov 1782 Joseph Cocke died 1820 Warren Co, NC
j. Samuel Alston 5 July 1770 – Nov 1807
married 15 Dec 1791 Elizabeth Faulcon
9. Lewis Whitmel 31 Jan 1731/32 – 11 Dec 1739
10. Mary Whitmel 20 Feb 1732/33 – 7 Aug 1807
Married 26 Feb 1754 Francis Pugh died 1762 Bertie Co
a.Thomas Whitmell Pugh 6 Aug 1755 Bertie Co – 2 Sept 1794
[Bible entry]
Married bef 1789 Janette (Bryan) Hill widow of Hardy Hill
b. Francis Pugh 19 Dec 1757 – Franklin Co
married 1st his cousin Sarah Hill dau of John Hill and Martha Whitmel
married 2nd 28 Aug 1792 Elizabeth Barker Tunstall died bef July 1811
married 3rd Mrs? (Taylor) Pugh.
Married 4th Nov 1822 Mrs. Letha Smith,
widow of William Smith of Granville Co.
c. John Pugh 1 May 1760 – 17 Feb 1792
Married 24 Dec 1765 Hezekiah Thompson died 1771 Bertie Co
a. Hezekiah Thompson 2 Oct 1766 – May 1820 Bertie Co
married Sarah Bond died 1825
Dau of Thomas Bond and Elizabeth Hinton

i. Mary Whitmell Thompson.
ii. Elizabeth Thompson 1804 – 7 Sept 1818
iii. Thomas Bond Thompson 2 Sept 1814 –
Married Temperance Marie Williams
b. Lewis Thompson 20 Sept 1768 – 8 April 1814
married 1794 Elizabeth Hinton 1768 NC – 10 July 1860 Maison Co, MS
Dau of William Hinton and Mary Blanchard Episcopal Ch
i. Elizabeth Thompson dsp.
ii. Noah Hinton Thompson 1806 Bertie Co, NC – aft 1885 AL
married 11 Jan 1832 AL Sarah Eliza Speller 1816 NC -1885 AL
Dau of Thomas Speller and Elizabeth Hyman.
iii. Margaret Louisa Thompson 8 April 1808 NC – 16 Mar 1880 TN
married John Taylor Johnstone 1801 – 1848 Madison Co, MS
iv. Mary Eliza Thompson died 1859 MS
v. Lewis Whitmell Thompson 2 Sept 1814 Bertie Co, NC – 16 Oct 1888
Maison Co, MS
she married 2nd Sutton
c. Thomas Whitmell Thompson 24 March 1771 – 16 June 1827
Woodville, Bertie Co aged 56 yrs two mons 22 days
married ca 1800 Mary Bond died 13 July 1817
Dau of Thomas Bond and Elizabeth Hinton
i. Sarah Thompson 11 Dec 1802 – 4 Jan 1808
Aged five yrs and 24 days
ii. Aged 19 yrs ten mons. 12 days
iii

iv. Lewis Thompson 9 Oct 1809 –
Married Margaret Ann Clark
1. Mary Bond Thompson 13 October 1847 –
Married 6 June 1871 Burges Urquhart 5 April 1847 IW VA –
v. Mary Eliza Thompson 16 Oct 1814 –
11. William Whitmel 21 Sept 1735 – 8 Feb 1737 [1726 Bible]

Child of Elizabeth Bryan and Robert Hunter:
1. Moses Hunter ca 1737 – ca 1757
married Patty —— d 1762

North Carolina Land Grant Book 4- #22
Will of THOMAS WHITMELL Dated 26 Nov 1735/ Probated Dec 1735
Son Thomas Whitmell plantation where I now live on the Kesia River,
containing 360a as by reference to a deed to me by Gardner, also 320a
on Buck Swamp, part of a survey by patent dated Apr 1726, half my stock
of horses, etc., negroes Jupiter, Catoe, Peter and half of the stock used in the Indian trade.
Wife Elizabeth Whitmell all household furniture.
Dau Martha Whitmell 15# at her marriage or when she is of age, also half my trading stock used in the Indian trade, as well as the labor of negroes Mingo, Bess, and Peter.
Second son Lewis Whitmel 150A adj land devised to my son Thomas and
lands of John Gray, 320 A on Buck Swamp, being the other half of land
devised to my son Thomas, also negro Bristol, one-fourth of the increase of negro Bess and one-fourth part of negroes Phillis and Penney.
Infant, baptized him William, one-fourth part of negro Bess and Negroes Phillis and Penney.
Dau Elizabeth Pollock one shilling
Dau Sarah Whitmell 30# wf negro Bess her dau. Martha negro Mingo, one-fourth
of negroes Phillis and Penney, one-fourth of the increase of Bess.
Dau Mary Whitmell the first child of Negro Bess and one-fourth part of
negroes Phillis and Penney
Ex: wife, son Thomas, John Gray
Wit: Simon Gale, Gerrard Van Upstall, Mary Cannady

Ref: The Whitmell Family Bible, 1726 from Historic Woodville
Whitmel of Bertie, Halifax & Warren Co by Lyndon H Hart III in Gammon’s ENCF Vol 1.


Sally’s great-great-great-great-great-great-great Grandparents:

Thomas Whitmell 1650 – 1693 | his parents
& Mary? 1654 – 17?? | her parents
& ca 1695 Arthur Kavenaugh | his parents
Of Charles City Co, VA and Surry Co, VA


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


This Thomas Whitmell married Mary and lived in Charles City County, VA in 1688.
In Jan 1690, judgment was granted one Thomas Whitmeal in Charles City County. Ct Minutes
He had died by 4 Dec 1693 when they proved his will and gave his widow Mary probate.
5 Aug 1695 – John Weever, who was security for Mary Whitmel as guardian of the orphans of Thomas Whitmel, prays for relief as their mother has lately married Arthur Cavenaugh.

This Arthur Kavenaugh of Surry Co, VA sold land to his stepson Thomas Whitmel of Surry Co, VA on 13 July 1715 as recorded in the Chowan Deed Book B#1 page 104.

A John Whitmoald made a deposition in Surry in 1659 stating that he was 20 years old
“Colonial Surry” – p 217
An Elizabeth Whitmel, age 59, made a deposition in Isle of Wight in 1665 “17th Cent” – p 544

Known Children of Thomas Whitmell and wife Mary:
1. Thomas Whitmel 16 Sept 1688 Charles City Co, VA – 24 Nov 1735 Bertie Co NC
This Thomas Whitmell was an Indian trader
married Elizabeth Bryan 15 Sept 1694 – 18 January 1753 Bertie Co NC

she married 2nd Robert Hunter son of William as his 2nd wife
2. Mary Whitmel 1692 –

married Thomas Harrington 1690 – 1740/41 [1744] NH Co NC
or [Arrington]

Sources:
Whitmel of Bertie from Southside Virginia Families – Vol 1 edited by John Bennett Boddie

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