Title: Descendants of Roger Gum
Author: Fink, Karen ([email protected]@net-magic.net)
Publication: 4 Feb 2000
Note: From "Leaves from the Gum Tree" by Muriel Martens Hoffman, 1984 p. 360: 1840 census of Jackson Twp, Allen Co, OH lists Tolliver, age 50-60, and a large family. Four daughters were married in Allen Co, OH: Sarah Whitehouse m. John W. Wilson, March 1842 Comfort Whitehouse m. Jacob Rumbaugh, Sep 1842 Eliza Whitehouse m. Wm. Staley, Feb 1843 Mary Jane Whitehouse m. Henry Leatherman, Dec 1843 1850 census of Jackson Twp, Allen Co, OH Tolliver Whitehouse68VAFarmer Nancy58VA Rebecca22OH Stephen17OH Hugh15OH Nancy M. 12 OH John6OH Samuel4OH CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800 CIRCUIT COURT RECORDS, SECTION "I." JUDGMENTS. page 159 Sites vs. Rader--O. S. 193; N. S. 68--Bill, 1811. Orator Christian Sites in 1803 bought from John Gum a tract in Rockingham. There is an interlock of 23 1/2 acres claimed by Michael Lincoln under Jost Hite and 53 acres formerly owned by Philip Rymel, who held under Hite. Gum claimed under a patent to Timothy Coe in 1756, who sold to John's father Jacob Gum. Timothy died and his interest was supposed to be vested in his son and heir-at-law Timothy Coe. John Gum had a brother Jacob. Timothy was not Timothy's eldest son and heir, but the eldest son and heir was John Coe, who long since removed out of Virginia. The patent to Timothy Coe was founded on a survey in 1794 for William Mark (?) for 190 acres. John Gum has moved to Kentucky, where he died intestate, and his administrator, Sheppard Gum, assigned the bonds to John Rader. Tuliver Whitehurst (Whitehouse) deposes in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, Comfort Whitehurst, sister of Gum, deposes as above. Jacob Whitehurst, nephew of Gum, deposes as above. John Vance deposes as above; formerly owned land in Rockingham; (Sites?) had a son-in-law Henry Mays. Oden Whitehouse deposes in Rockingham; nephew of Gum. George Sites, son of Christian, deposes in Rockingham, 1812. Peter Sites deposes he and Jacob Showalter were brothers-in-law. Peter and Christian were brothers. Deed dated 18th July, 1797, by Philip Ryemil and Catheren, his wife, of Rockingham to Christian Sites. Lot No. 8 of Hites' grant. Record in Rockingham, July, 1797, Copy of survey, 1749, for Wm. Marks, 190 acres on Linvell's Creek. Copy of the grant courses now in dispute. Agreement 18th March, 1803, between John Gum and Christian Seyth, 100 acres in Rockingham From: "Denny/Sue Whiteherse" <[email protected]@webtv.net> March 25, 2000 I am also researching that Whitehurst line. I am a descendant of Samuel Whiteherse, who is either a son or grandson of Tolliver. I have not been able to document the exact relationship yet. As you know if you have seen the 1850 census, Samuel was only 4, and Tolliver and Nancy were quite a bit older. That is why I am not sure of the relationship. Unfortunately, when Samuel came to Michigan, he seems to have lost touch with the Ohio family. His death certificate said parents unknown. There were supposedly two other brothers, Jacob and Obediah. I have been in contact with two people researching Jacob, and another person researching Obediah. Most of my information is secondhand, except for what I have on Tolliver and Nancy, and Samuel. I know where Tolliver and Nancy are buried, and where they were married. Right now I am trying to solve the mystery of where Comfort Gum is buried. I just got the book, Leaves from the Gum Tree, in which it says she probably died in the 1830's, but it doesn't say what the source is, or where she is buried. However, there is another interesting item in this book that says a Comfort Whiteherse is buried in a cemetery in Hocking Township, where she lived, and the gravestone says born 1 Feb 1858. I got the cemetery book for this cemetery, and it says she died in 1858. Could this be Comfort Gum? She is buried with John and Mary Whitehurst. There was a John Whitehurst living near her in the 1820 census. Could this be another son?
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