Genealogy: McWhorter-Campbell

The McWhorter Family Genealogy

McWhorter

The McWhorter Family Genealogy describes the family lines of William McWhorter, the paternal great-great-grandfather of James P. Keller

Jim's grandmother, Ida Davis, was born in Marion County, Indiana, the daughter of Henry Davis and Harriet Adelaide McWhorter(1840-1932). Harriet's parents were William McWhorter and Mary Ann Campbell. The McWhorters came to Marion County, Indiana in 1838.

The origin on the McWhorter's in Delaware is rather murky. Most accounts indicate Hugh McWhorter as the progenitor, but many accounts are conflicting concerning the descendants and relationships. For further speculation on how William McWhorter might be tied in please refer to The Delaware McWhorters

FAMILY ANCESTRY 

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FAMILY HISTORY 

The McWhorter Family

The ancestry of William McWhorter has not been settled. It would appear reasonably certain, though, that he was descended from the McWhorters who are well known to have settled in Delaware. Both a John and William McWhorter served in the Revolutionary War from Delaware, so considering his date of birth, it is possible that William  was either the son or grandson of one of these. The first extant record of William McWhorter is his 1829 Delaware Marriage Bond to Mary Ann Campbell.  The parents names are not given and Mary Ann Campbell's ancestry has not yet been traced further. Based upon the later census records their children were born in Maryland until 1835.  Early maps show that a Jefferson McWhorter lived in Maryland, adjacent to Delaware and is buried there. It is likely that Jefferson was a cousin of or otherwise related to William. William and Mary Ann's next child was born in Ohio in 1837. They apparantly lived in Ohio for a very short time as their next child was born in Indiana in 1839.

When they arrived in Indiana in 1838 they settled on property that is now part of the Crown Hill Cemetary in north Indianapolis.  For the most part, the entire family remained in that area into the Twentieth Century.

One son, Samuel, died at Memphis during the Civil War. The mother's survivor's pension application contains interesting details, particularly in original letters written by Samuel to his brother.

Many of the McWhorter's were of great longevity. Mary Ann (Campbell) McWhorter lived to be at least 74 and her children Harriett Adelaide (91), William (93), and Levi (90) surpassed her. I never knew any of the McWhorters, but my dad clearly remembered "Ma" McWhorter (Harriet Adelaide McWhorter Davis) and "Uncle Bill" McWhorter (William, Jr). My track on the McWhorters has run cold after about 1920, but I hope to turn up some of the current descendants with your help!


Family Group Sheet

William McWhorter & Mary Ann Campbell
Parents
Born
Died
William McWhorter
mar: Mary Ann Campbell, bond 30 Jun 1829
25 Mar 1803
25 Mar 1808
DE
DE
15 Mar 1853
ca 1885
Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis, IN
Children
1. Analiza
mar: unknown
27 Mar 1827
MD?
unk
unk
2. Jonathan
mar: unknown
11 Nov 1829
MD?
unk
unk
3. William
mar: Mary L. Moore, 7 Oct 1867
8 Oct 1831
1838
MD
IN
1924
bef. 1910
IN
IN
4. Mary Ann
mar: unknown
28 Aug 1833
MD
unk
unk
5. Sarah Elizabeth
mar: James H. Hinsley, 22 Jun 1854
25 April 1835
1835
MD
VA
unk
unk
unk
unk
6. Andrew Cornelius
mar: unknown
3 Jan 1837
OH
unk
unk
7. George Washington
mar: Melissa A. Strang, 7 May 1871
2 Apr 1839
unk
IN
unk
5 Oct 1916
bef. 1880
IN
unk
8. Harriett Adelaide
mar: Henry Davis, 23 Oct 1859
27 Nov 1840
1836
IN
NC
15 Jan 1932
1889
Indianapolis,IN
Indianapolis,IN
9. Samuel W.
mar: unmarried
26 Nov 1842
IN
6 Apr 1863
Memphis,TN
10. Sabina
mar: Lyman Martin,29 Jan 1861
mar: Edward Bruce, 2 Sep 1866
28 Nov 1844
unk
1842
IN
unk
unk
aft. 1916
ca 1865
1875
unk
unk
unk
11. Levi S.
mar: Josephine ?
2 Jan 1847
unk
IN
unk
8 Dec 1936
unk
Indianapolis,IN
unk
12. John Z.
mar: unknown
21 Feb 1849
IN
bef. 1916
unk
13. Martha Jane
mar: unknown
6 Mar 1851
IN
bef. 1916
unk

The Campbell Family

To date, I have been unable to tie Mary Ann Campbell to any other Campbell family in Delaware.  Any leads will be graciously accepted!
REFERENCES and LINKS 
The following are references of interest for the McWhorter and related families:

McWhorter Family References

"Dates of Birth of William and Mary Ann McWhorter's Children"

This is a single sheet of paper - origin unknown - which was denoted and is in the possession of the Indiana State Historical Library

"Civil War Survivor Pension File - Samuel McWhorter"

Mary Ann McWhorter obtained a survivor's pension after the death of her son, Samuel, in the Civil War. The file contains useful information, including two poignent letters written by Samuel just prior to his death.

Other McWhorter Researchers

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1997