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Title: Descendants of Roger Gum
Author: Fink, Karen ([email protected]@net-magic.net)
Publication: 4 Feb 2000
Note: From: Fink, Karen ([email protected]@net-magic.net) February 04, 2000 Information came from, "Leaves from the Gum Tree" by Muriel Martens Hoffman, which included a lot of documentation. Sarah Gum's marriage to Jacob Coffman is mentioned in this book. Sarah Gum's father, Norton Gum, was killed in the Revolutionary War and her mother was kind of a "loose" woman so Sarah and her siblings were bound out. Sarah married Jacob Coffman, and, in 1806, Sarah's youngest brother, Norton, was bound to Jacob Coffman to learn the trade of house carpenter and joiner. There is no mention of Sarah Whitehouse in the information on John and Comfort. By the way, Sarah was the name of Comfort Gum Whitehouse's mother. Her maiden name was Claypoole who married Jacob Gum. There is a lot of information on that family on the internet. Comfort moved on to Fairfield Co. and died there during the 1830s. John evidently died before 1808 in Rockingham County. He seems not to have been a very prosperous person and he and Comfort spent a lot of time involved in court cases which is nice for us. ---------------- Descendants of Roger Gum 1. ROGER1 GUM was born Bef. 1682 in Prob. British Isles, and died Bef. 1700 in Sussex County, DE. Child of ROGER GUM is: 2. JOHN2 GUM was born in Sussex County, DE, and died Bef. 1731 in Sussex County, DE. He married FRANCES (?). Children of JOHN GUM and FRANCES (?) are: 3.i.JACOB3 GUM, b. Bet. 1714 - 1718, Sussex County, DE; d. 1783, Rockingham County, VA. ii.ABRAHAM GUM, b. Bef. 1710. iii.JOHN GUM, b. Bet. 1715 - 1722. iv.ALCE GUM. v.SARAH GUM. Generation No. 3 3. JACOB3 GUM (JOHN2, ROGER1) was born Bet. 1714 - 1718 in Sussex County, DE, and died 1783 in Rockingham County, VA. He married SARAH CLAYPOOL Abt. 1738 in Sussex County, DE, daughter of JEREMIAH CLAYPOOL and SARAH SHEPARD. She died Abt. 1800 in Rockingham County, VA. 4.i.COMFORT4 GUM, d. Bef. 1840, Hocking Township, Fairfield County, OH. ii.ABRAHAM GUM. iii.JACOB GUM, b. 1740. iv.NORTON GUM. v.CLAYPOOL GUM. vi.JESSE GUM. vii.JEHU GUM. viii.SHEPERD GUM. Generation No. 4 4. COMFORT4 GUM (JACOB3, JOHN2, ROGER1) died Bef. 1840 in Hocking Township, Fairfield County, OH. She married JOHN WHITEHURST Bef. 1786 in Prob. Rockingham County, VA. He died Bef. 1808 in Prob. Rockingham County, VA. i.JACOB5 WHITEHURST, b. Abt. 1790, Rockingham County, VA; d. Bef. 1850, Jasper County, IL; m. RUHAMA NORRIS, February 21, 1811, Fairfield County, OH; b. 1787, Prob. Huntington County, PA. Notes for JACOB WHITEHURST: Jacob was probably born in Rockingham County, VA. At a young age, he went to Hardin County, KY with his uncle Jehue Gum. When Jehue died in December, 1806, Jacob purchased hat, vest, and great coat at the sale of Jehue's property on December 22, 1806. (Hardin County, KY, Will Book A, pp. 275-277). He returned to Fairfield County, OH, where his mother and brother, Tolliver, were living, before 1811, and gave a deposition in the case of Sites vs. Rader (Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement of Virginia; Vol. 2, pp 158-9, by Lyman Chalkley). Ohio Records for War of 1812 list name as Jacob Whitehouse. Burial: McFadden Cemetery, Yale, IL Military service: Bet. July 31 - August 14, 1813, Capt. John Harrison's Company (Probably from Fairfield County, OH) War of 1812 Listed as Whitehouse Residence: 1840, 1 mile north of Yale, Illinois on land patent purchased in 1840 ii.OBEDIAH WHITEHURST, b. Abt. 1789, Virginia; m. MARY ELIZABETH TURNER, October 07, 1809, Rockingham County, VA. Census: 1820, Fairfield County, OH iii.TOLLIVER WHITEHURST, b. April 30, 1781, Prob. Rockingham County, VA; d. May 03, 1863, Allen County, OH; Burial: Ridge Cemetery, Allen Co., Auglaize Twp., OH; m. NANCY HARPER, August 1810, Fairfield County, OH; b. January 14, 1787, Virginia; d. December 20, 1865, Allen County, OH; Burial: Ridge Cemetery, Allen Co., Auglaize Twp., OH. The 1850 Census for Allen County, Jackson Twp., OH, lists the following members of the Toliver Whitehurst (Whitehurse) household: John, 6, M, OH; Samuel, 4, M, OH; Charlotte Leatherman, 21, F, OH. ------------- From Don Holland ([email protected]@aol.com) 3/9/02 Apparently Comfort Gum and her family had moved to Fairfield Co, Ohio, soon after Sheppard Gum deeded her land (15 Mar 1808). It is unknown when she disposed of the land, unless it was part of the land involved in the SItes - Rader case concerning the land that Jehu Gum sold to Christian Sites. That case was filed in Rockingham County in 1811 and concerned the conflict over acreage and boundaries and the payments made to Jehu and Sheppard Gum and later payments of John Rader. These papers mention that Jehu Gum had a brother, Jacob and that John(Jehu) had moved to Kentucky where he died intestate and Sheppard Gum, his administrator, assigned the bonds to John Rader. Sheppard made the trips back from Kentucky to Virginia in 1807 annd 1809. In those same papers is found the entry, "Toliver Whitehurst deposes in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio. Comfort Whitehurst, sister of Gum, deposes as above. John Vance deposes as above, formerly owned land in Rockingham County. Oden Whitehurst deposes in Rockingham nephew of Gum. (Jehu's name was written as John in this suit. We see variations in the spelling of Sheppard Gum's name also. Again Whitehouse was written as Whitehurst.) No Whitehursts were found on the 1812 Ohio Tax Lists. (Research by Mary Evelyn Smeltzer in Ohio for L. John Travis) On the 1820 census, there were 4 Whitehouse families living in Hocking Township, Fairfield County, Ohio: 1. Comfort Whitehouse, 1 female over 45 and 1 female 26-45 2. Obadiah Whitehouse, 26-45, and family 3. Jacob Whitehouse and family 4. John Whitehouse and family. There was also an Obadiah Whitehouse in Akmanda Township, Fairfield County, Ohio; Isaac Whitehouse in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio and Solin ? Whitehouse in Union Township, Champaign County, Ohio. This later entry was meant for Tolliver Whitehouse. Comfort Whitehouse livd near Del Mount, 5 miles west of Lancaster and must have died dudring the 1830's.
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