Witherington-Widdrington family tree-a speculated line from MD to Northumberland, England

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  • ID: I56238
  • Name: Stephen Witherington 1
  • _FOOT: Paul Wetherington Wpaul868@aol.com, STEPHEN WITHERINGTON a. 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1750 in Craven Co. NC
  • ALIA: Stephen Wetherington
  • Reference Number: 56242
  • Event: **Link to parents is speculated Fact
  • Death: ABT 1803 in Kingston, Lenoir, NC
  • Event: Tax list=Stephen Wetherington - 400 lbs Fact 1780



    Father: John Witherington b: ABT 1707 in Calvert Co MD
    Mother: Rocksolannah Carruthers b: ABT 1715 in Craven Co. NC

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      Children
      1. Has Children Southey Wetherington b: 02 OCT 1775 in Craven Co. NC
      2. Has No Children John Witherington b: ABT 1778 in Craven Co. NC
      3. Has Children Ann Witherington b: ABT 1780 in Craven Co. NC
      4. Has No Children Nathan Wetherington b: ABT 1783 in Craven Co. NC
      5. Has Children Allice "Alley" Witherington b: 26 MAR 1785 in Craven Co. NC
      6. Has No Children Laney Wetherington b: ABT 1787 in Craven Co. NC
      7. Has Children Elizabeth "Betsy" Wetherington b: ABT 1789 in Craven Co. NC
      8. Has No Children Sharp Witherington b: ABT 1793 in Craven Co. NC

      Sources:
      1. Title: Estate of Stephen Witherington
        Note:
        Estate of Stephen Witherington.
        Text: ESTATE OF STEPHEN WETHERINGTON

        To the Worshipful the Justices of Craven County Court

        The petition of Ebenezer Fife and Hally his wife, Laney Wetherington & Betsy
        Wetherington, minors by the said Eben. Fife their best friend, and Mary
        Wetherington minor by Elijah Hutchins his (sic) Guardian, humbly sheweth - That Stephen
        Wetherington late of Craven County died intestate in the year 1803, possessed
        of and entitled to a very valuable personal estate. That the said Stephen, left
        eight children viz your petitioner, Halley, Laney, Betsy & Mary Wetherington
        and John Wetherington, Nathan Wetherington, Ann the wife of Nathaniel Peters and
        Southey Wetherington, who were entitled to distribution of his personal estate
        of said intestate... but your petitioners charge that the said John, Ann &
        Nathan had been advanced by the intestate in his life time, nearly to the amount of
        their respective share of his personal estate.

        Your petitioners further show That administration of the estate of the said
        Stephen Wetherington was by this Court at Newbern 1803 granted to the said John
        Wetherington & Nathan Wetherington who possessed themselves by virtue of said
        grant of the goods, chatels & effects of the intestate to the amount of Two ?
        thousand pounds or some other large sum. Your petitioners have frequently in a
        friendly way applied to the said John Wetherington & Nathan Wetherington for a
        settlement of the amounts of their said administration & that your petitioners
        share of the personal estate of said intestate might be paid or delivered them for
        their use with which reasonable request the said administrators have hitherto
        refused to comply. To the end therefore that the said John & Nathan Wetherington
        may set forth & discover ?? & full inventory of the personal estate of the
      2. Title: Paul Wetherington Wpaul868@aol.com
        Note:
        Paul Wetherington Wpaul868@aol.com.
        Text:

        STEPHEN WITHERINGTON

        a. With what we know now I agree with you that we should move Stephen's year of birth up some. About 1750 seems right for now. There is a listing in the Craven County NC Deed Index that is on a portion of a page that is very hard to read but it looks like the date is 1770. It is where a tract of land is conveyed by Hardy Coker, Grantor to Stephen Witherington, Grantee. I first thought this read 1790 but now I think it is 1770. I want be able to verify this until I can get back to Vidalia. If 1770 is correct it would be the earliest date I have for Stephen.

        b. Thanks to having the Estate Settlement for Stephen in 1807 we have a good record of his children. I just wish we could figure out who Stephen's wife was. When I can get complete copies of the Deed Records for the 7 sons maybe they will help give some good clues to work on.

        c. If the Nathan G. Witherington is the Nathan son of Stephen then, after further study of the Craven County NC Deed Index, it looks more like the G. MIGHT stand for Gilford rather than Gideon. A listing on the Index shows that a tract of land was conveyed by Gilford Witherington, Grantor to Southey Witherington, Grantee in 1821. Since we know that Southy is one of Stephen's sons this makes Gilford the most likely choice. Gideon's name does not appear with any of the other W'tons.
        With what we know now I agree with you that we should move Stephen's year of birth up some. About 1750 seems right for now. There is a listing in the Craven County NC Deed Index that is on a portion of a page that is very hard to read but it looks like the date is 1770. It is where a tract of land is conveyed by Hardy Coker, Grantor to Stephen Witherington, Grantee. I first thought this read 1790 but now I think it is 1770. I want be able to verify this until I can get back to Vidalia. If 1770 is correct it would be the earliest date I have for Stephen. b. Thanks to having the Estate Settlement for Stephen in 1807 we have a good record of his children. I just wish we could figure out who Stephen's wife was. When I can get complete copies of the Deed Records for the 7 sons maybe they will help give some good clues to work on. c. If the Nathan G. Witherington is the Nathan son of Stephen then, after further study of the Craven County NC Deed Index, it looks more like the G. MIGHT stand for Gilford rather than Gideon. A listing on the Index shows that a tract of land was conveyed by Gilford Witherington, Grantor to Southey Witherington, Grantee in 1821. Since we know that Southy is one of Stephen's sons this makes Gilford the most likely choice. Gideon's name does not appear with any of the other W'tons. Much information on Stephen Witherington was provided by Fred Witherington who obtained it from the research of Karen & Gary Wetherington .
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