Genealogy: Whitehead

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The Whitehead Family Genealogy

Whitehead

The Whitehead Family Genealogy describes the family lines of Rebecca Whitehead, the maternal great-great-grandmother of James P. Keller

Jim's grandmother, Cora Quinn, was born in Morgan County, Indiana, the daughter of Joseph Hugh Quinn and Rachel Hobson. Rachel's parents were William Hobson and Rebecca Whitehead. The Hobsons and Whiteheads came to Morgan County, Indiana from Chatham County, North Carolina in the late 1820s..



FAMILY ANCESTRY

Rebecca Whitehead------------------------------- b. 6 Mar 1793 d. 20 Jan 1863

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THE FAMILY HISTORY

The Whitehead Family

The primary evidence for relating Rebecca Whitehead to the Whiteheads of Chatham County, North Carolina is circumstantial, but, nevertheless, compelling. Census records clearly show that she and her oldest son were born in North Carolina. The census and land records show that she lived adjacent to Nathan Whitehead in Morgan County and Archibald Whitehead's Morgan County probate records show that Rebecca, Nathan, Jacob, and Archibald Whitehead were related, most likely as siblings.

There is also ample evidence that Rebecca's husband, William Hobson, had a close tie to Rebecca Whitehead's bother, Nathan. A William Hobson was witness for the marriage of Nathan Whitehead and Betsey Moffitt in Randolph County, NC as well as witness to a number of deed transactions for Nathan Whitehead in Chatham and Randolph counties in the same period. Census, land and other records show that the Hobsons and Whiteheads were close neighbors in the northwestern corner of Chatham County adjacent to Randolph County.

Other researchers of the Chatham County Whiteheads have provided more information. Pat DeMarco has extensive information on Nathan Whitehead, Rebecca Whitehead's brother, including the original of his diary. It's a rather interesting side story about how I first met Pat DeMarco. My wife and I were visitng a Scottish Festival at the Queen Mary in Long Beach in 1995 when I spotted the Moffitt Clan booth. The gentlemen at the booth asked if I was related to the Moffitts. I said I wasn't but that an ancestor's brother married a Moffitt. A few more questions and we realized that we were 4th cousins once removed; me through Rebecca and Pat through Rebecca's brother, Nathan. Once again - a small world!

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Family Group Sheet

Thomas Whitehead and Eleonora Murphy

Parents
Born
Died
Thomas Whitehead
Eleonora Murphy
ca 1750
16 Jan 1754
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York, PA
28 Aug 1826
5 Mar 1827
NC
NC
Children
1. Mary
sp: Joseph Terry
1776
NC
after 1850
unk
2. Jacob
sp: Hannah Cox
2 Nov 1779
NC
11 Aug 1865
Morgan Co, IN
3. Elizabeth
sp: William Hutchins
ca 1788
NC
unk
unk
4. Rebecca
sp: William Hobson
6 Mar 1793
NC
20 Jan 1863
Morgan Co, IN
5. Nathan C.
sp: Betsey Moffitt
1797
Chatham Co, NC
Oct 1859
Clarke Co, IA
6. Archibald
sp: not married
ca 1798
NC
Dec 1856
Morgan Co, IN

The Murphy Family

The primary source of my information on Rebecca Whitehead's mother has come from Pat DeMarco. MORE TO BE ADDED


REFERENCES and LINKS

The following are references of interest for the Whitehead and related families:

Whitehead Family References

"The Diary of Nathan Whitehead "

Nathan Whitehead's diary is in the possession of Pat DeMarco. It includes the births and deaths of Nathan's immediate family

"Chatham County Land Records "

The land records of Chatham County, NC contain deeds pertaining to Nathan Whitehead as well as other Whiteheads and Hobsons.

Other Whitehead Researchers

Following are individuals researching the Whitehead family who may have additional information -

Other links of interest for Whitehead research

Our own Links

Jim and Trish Keller's Homepage
Jim and Trish Keller's Genealogy Page


Changes last made on: 12 December 1997