Richard Durham's history of Achilles Durham


Updated: 10/02/05


I have created this page to publish the research of Richard Durham based on Achilles Durham. I nor Richard will guarantee that this information is 100% accurate. I have published this email he sent to me for those who are performing family research as a resource. This information is free for personal use only. This story is based on Richard's opinion on the history of Achilles Durham based on his 25 years of Durham family research.

Please note that this is not my Durham family line that originated in England. This is another Durham family line that originates from Scotland.
Donald Durham



Richard Durham's History of Achilles Durham
(Based on his 25 years of family research)


Before I explain the nuts bolts behind my theory I must first share a
personal story. In the last nine months my daughter has been proudly serving in
Iraq. One day she called home to say some of the soldiers she knew had been
ambushed that morning. And one had been slightly wounded. She emphasized that she
had not been in that convoy and she was well. Due to the tremendous dose of
bad news on the television nightly, the story of Sarah's troops misfortune
took on a life of it's own. Within hours of casually repeating her story, I
started getting emails asking for updates on Sarah's condition. "Were her
injures life threading?" "We would add her to our prayer list". The outpouring was
overwhelming. With great pride I can say Sarah is well and glad to be serving
her country. And her year of duty in Iraq is now finally over!

(Since writing this text Sarah has departed for her second tour of duty in Iraq.
I ask all that read this material please keep her and all our troops in their prayers.
I know that prayer is the only thing we can really do for our children in harm's way here at home.)

But this recent occurrence illustrates how stories with a simple beginning
can change over a short period of time. Imagine how the original family tales
have changed from the original oral accounts of generations ago? This has
been my greatest problem in researching the Durhams over the last twenty-five

The reason I mention Sarah's story is to illustrate the fact that within any
story there is a kernel of truth, however small, or how difficult it maybe
to find.

While Achilles Durham is my relative, the problems relating to finding his
past actually relate to almost all the Colonial Durhams.

Here are the two original family accounts. This is the first Durham story.

Another old original document was written by Robert L. Durham who was a
decendent to Achilles Durham. This clipping appeared in the Forrest City, North
Carolina Courier Thursday, April 30, 1936. "The first Achilles Durham, who
moved into Rutherford County about the year 1783, came from Virginia,
bringing with him his mother, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Cates."

After years of searching for the illusive Elizabeth Cates let me share my
findings. Throughout the world in the early 1700s there were only four places
to find an Elizabeth Cates. In Norfolk, England, New Hampshire, Virginia with
the Robert Cates family, and in Beaufort, North Carolina. If you believe the
story that Elizabeth Cates was the mother of Achilles and Matthew Durham then
you are looking for a person born between 1700-1715. Keep in mind also,
that for practical purposes, Elizabeth Cates would have had been able to have
children for a twenty year period. You then have to ask the question where
were the other children? There were several women with name Elizabeth Cates,
all born in that range between 1700-1715. The only problem, they all married
someone other than a Durham and appear to have lived somewhere other than
where we find Achilles and Matthew lived. A similar analysis was done with the
names Margaret, Betty, and Rachel Cates. None of these names matched the
Durham family story but were used with a high degree of frequency during this
time. With all the information that has been gathered on the Robert Cates, Sr.
family, there seems to be no child by that name either. Later generations
give us several Elizabeth Cates, but none that could be the mother of Achilles
or Matthew Durham.

"They came from the Haw River Settlement in Orange County, North Carolina
where Achilles married Mrs. Mary Hardin, and their son, Charles Alexander
Durham and presumably their oldest son, Richard Durham was born. To them was
born a daughter, Elizabeth whether in Orange County or after they moved to what
is now Cleveland County, but were at that time almost exactly near the line
between Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. In this Lincoln--Rutherford home
Elizabeth Cates Durham, mother of Achilles died and was buried in about a mile
and one half of where Shelby was afterwards located."

Keep in mind that Elizabeth Cates died around 1783. This is important
because it fits with our timeline for her birth and child bearing years. "After
the death of his first wife (Mrs. Mary Hardin) who was the mother of his
children, Achilles Durham married another widow, Mrs. Edith Hicks, on 21 March,
1808; after which they moved to South Carolina and settled in what is now
Spartanburg County. Then Achilles died and was buried at Buck Creek Baptist
Church which is eight miles north of Spartanburg."

A note on Achilles and the Buck Creek Baptist Church. Achilles died in about
1813 and there are land transactions showing that he donated land to the
Church. Actual Church records and the formation of the Church took place in
1715. This has been confirmed by my visiting Buck Creek Baptist Church on several

Let's look at what can be gleaned from this story. A women named Elizabeth
Cates existed. There are no birth records, and no account of who Matthew and
Achilles' father was in this account. So what can we deduce? Elizabeth was
not really the mother of Achilles and Matthew, or she was some other
relationship to them. Keep that idea in the back of your mind.

Here is the second Durham story. The earliest know reference to the Durhams
of Scotland can be found in a manuscript entitled, History of Nathaniel
Evans of Cat Fish Creek and his Decedents, by James Daniel Evans in 1905. It
appears that Cicero A. or C.A. Durham provided the original information. (He
would be almost five generations separated from the first Achilles Durham.)

Durham Excursus.*

Major Solon A. Durham was the oldest son of Charles Crawford and Eunice Jane
(Evans) Durham of Shelby, N.C. Charles Crawford Durham was born 20th
February, 1820, and died 1st August, 1897. He saw service through the Civil War
for the South. He was the son of Charles Alexander Durham, born 5th June,
1773; died 13th March, 1853; married 31st January, 1793. Patience, daughter
of Capt. Benjamin Davis, who was born 24th December, 1731; married Rebecca
___________, born 25th October, 1741. Capt. Davis was prominent in the
forces of the Revolution. The father of Charles A. Durham was Achilles Durham,
Esquire, of Haw River, North Carolina, and was born about 1720. He was brought
as an infant by his father, William, from England. He married Mrs.
Catharine Hardin. His father, William, was lineally descended from William, 9th
Laird of Grange. ( Since I Was Born, written by a descendent of Achilles Durham,
Robert L. Durham very clearly states that his ancestor came from Forfar,
Dundee Scotland).

This story is more appealing to me than the first. It has more truth, and
yet makes less sense. I'll explain this as we go along. Many researchers have
pointed to a Thomas Durham as a potential father to the boys. And then there
is the Thomas Durham who married Margaret Peggy Lindsey. Let me stop and
review what we have on him. Thomas is thought to be born in Durham, England
in 1695-96. The problem I have on him is that we have birth records dating
back to the 1200s in England, and yet there is no specific date for his birth.
This is the same problem I have with the 1720 date associated with the
second story of Achilles Durham's birth. And if by some chance Thomas and
Achilles, and Matthew were Scottish, then we should see them also with a real
month, day, year date in the very good Scottish Records. Another point that makes
Durham research difficult in Scotland are the many variations of the
spelling Durham: Durham, Dirram, Dorham, Dunholme, Durame, Dureame, Dureham, Duren,
Dirom, Dyrham, Durhame, and Durrame. I have encountered each during my
research with the Scottish Records Office.

One conclusion is that the Durhams came from Ireland where records were
lost. Another conclusion is that these individuals were born in wilderness areas
of America where just no records existed. In Thomas case, I believe he was
born in England around 1700-1705. With Achilles being born in 1720 and we know
he died in 1813, well you do the math, 93 years. Possible, not likely. From
1740 to 1770 what was Achilles doing, and where were all the children he might
have had during this time? In the years 1720-1722 there are no know records
of William Durham on a ship manifest.

The Scottish connection. Well there is probably truth to this part of the
After fifteen years of studying the Scottish Durhams I can shed a little
light on that subject. With the help of David Dobson, noted Scottish researcher,
and Sally Pollard, I put together a list of all the Durham families. With a
timeline I was able to track each family over time through subsequent
generations. Close attention was paid to individuals named: William, John, Thomas,
and Robert. This is because there were family clusters in Virginia and North
Carolina that shared those names. But with respect to Scottish Durhams, the
list was a short one. Charles Durham born August 25, 1696 in Saint Culhbrets,
Edinburgh, Scotland does not appear in subsequent generations there in
Scotland. But he should not be confused as the same individual of the Charles and
Daniel Durham families. Nor should he be confused with the Charles Durham of
Isle of Wight County Virginia. This Charles was in Court records in America
before the Scottish Charles was born. Another interesting candidate was a
William Durham born March 27, 1694 in Monifieth, Scotland. Here is where your
mind can run wild coincidences. William had a brother, Hercules Durham a
silversmith who was born July 11, 1695. Although Hercules and Achilles are
mythological names this is where I believe the similarity ends. After an
unsuccessful 1715 Jacobite Rebellion, Hercules was taken to a prison in Lancaster,
England and hung February 18, 1716. Some people might get excited and say
Achilles was his child, who was taken out of the country before or near Hercules'
death. But again, there are no records to support such a claim. While it is
possible Hercules' brother William could be the father of Achilles and Matthew
there are no records of his arrival in America, or marrying an Elizabeth
Cates. We do however know that there was a pretty good trickle of people from the
north of Ireland, during the period of the Scots-Irish immigration of
1720-1735 to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Now we move on to what I call my
family connection.

WILLIAM DURHAME was born March 13, 1659/60 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland, and
died about 1720 in Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. He
married ISOBELL FULLERTON December 15, 1687 in Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh,
Midlothian, Scotland. She was born about 1664 in Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh,
Midlothian, Scotland, and died about 1729 in Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh,
Midlothian, Scotland.

Marriage: December 15, 1687, Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian,

i. ALEXANDER12 DURHAM, b. October 14, 1688, Dalmeny, West Lothian, Scotland;
d. Unknown. (Probably where the Charles Alexander Durham name originated in
the Achilles Durham family)
ii. WALTER DURHAM, b. March 09, 1689/90, Carriden, West Lothian, Scotland;
d. Unknown.
iii. ANNA DURHAM, b. September 21, 1694, Corriden, West Lothian, Scotland;
d. Unknown.
iv. WILLIAM DURHAM, b. April 09, 1695, Corriden, West Lothian, Scotland; d.
Abt. 1765, Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
v. DAVID DURHAM, b. December 20, 1696, Corriden, West Lothian, Scotland; d.
2. vi. ROBERT (ACHILLES) DURHAM, b. January 12, 1696, Edinburgh Parish,
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; d. Abt. 1743, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
vii. KATHERINE DURHAM, b. January 08, 1698.
viii. FRANCIS DURHAM, b. January 08, 1699, Corriden, West Lothian, Scotland;
d. Unknown.
ix. HENRY DURHAM, b. April 28, 1703, Corriden, West Lothian, Scotland; d.
x. ISOBELL DURHAM, b. April 22, 1705, Corriden, West Lothian, Scotland; d.

2. ROBERT (ACHILLES) DURHAM was born January 12, 1696 in Edinburgh Parish,
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, and died Abt. 1743 in Spotsylvania County,
Virginia. He married AGNES FULLERTON the daughter of JOHN FULLERTON. She was
born May 10, 1699 in Dunnottar, Kincardine, Scotland, and died Unknown in
Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

Robert (Achilles ) Durham and Agnes Fullerton began their family in Bucks
County, Pennsylvania where they had daughters Hannah and Ann. Robert was
brought in as the Manager of Durham Iron works in 1728. It was there he designed
the Durham boat used by General George Washington. Since the family was
Scottish Quakers they had many connections within Philadelphia and Chester County

From the History of Northampton Pennsylvania:

"The history of the earliest development of the iron industry is Eastern
Pennsylvania is somewhat obscure. All records seem to indicate that the first
iron ores used were magnetite ores of Durham, Bucks County, about two miles
south of the Northampton County line. The deposits seem to have been guarded by
the Indians as early as 1698, which probably means that the early Dutch and
Swedish traders had recognized their value. A tract of 5,000 acres containing
the Durham iron deposits was part of William Penn's purchase from the Indians
and surveyed by Jacob Taylor in 1701." (Davis, 1877)

There was a settlement on this tract as early as 1723, at it maybe inferred
that the deposits were operated at this date, although the first definitive
information obtainable is that a furnace was erected at Durham in 1727 and put
in a blast in the spring of 1728.

It was also during this time period that a Scotch-Irish settlement appeared
between Bath and Weaversville, founded by Thomas Craig in 1728.

During this time a Matthew Durham died in 1723 in Bucks County Pennsylvania.
He was from England and was also a Quaker. I do not believe Robert Durham
and Matthew Durham were kin, but rather share a religious connection. (A note
about the Robert Durham-Robert Achilles Durham name. If researchers look
closely at the use of names Robert, Achilles, and Robert Achilles they changed
over time. Notice that after coming to America the "e" in Durhame was
dropped. This was also a sign that the family was cutting ties to Scotland.) Many
of the Fullerton family were involved in the Jacobite Rebellion. An example
was Anges' cousin, Isobell Fullarton who married Alexander Stewart. After the
Rebellion Alexander Stewart fled to escape execution. Hercules Durham a
silversmith, was executed in 1716 as a result of battling the British. If one
checks various other records in and around Bucks County, Pennsylvania area they
will see other Fullerton family members present.

The first Matthew Durham in America to whom I have referred was received on
certificate from the Uxbridge Monthly Meeting, Middlesex County, England,
dated January 19, 1712. He was granted a Certificate to the Burlington [NJ]
Monthly Meeting July 2, 1719. Recorded at the Falls Monthly Meeting, Bucks
County, Pennsylvania and included in Hinshaw's Encyclopedia of American Quaker
Genealogy. Matthew Durham died in 1723 at Durham Township, Bucks County,
Pennsylvania. [Will #221 from the index of Bucks County, Pennsylvania Wills and
Administration Records 1684-1850.] A close look at Matthew's Will revealed he
had no family and should not be confused with later individuals sharing his

Later Robert Durham moved to Spotsylvania, Virginia. It was here in
Spotsylvania that he began work on setting up another iron furnace. In addition
to his work with iron, Robert was also a gifted surveyor and engineer. It was
here that his wife Agnes, gave birth to Matthew and Achilles. The Matthew
Durham name seems to have come from Robert's connection to Matthew Durham in
Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Then in 1734, Robert died suddenly from an out
break of the "cough" as it was referred to during that period.

Robert's wife Agnes married John Jones within months of his death. The
family fell apart. Court records show that the daughters we cared for by other
families after their father's death in 1734. It is my firm belief that Matthew
and Achilles were also orphaned. They were raised by the Cates family in
Virginia and later North Carolina. This is evidenced by the name "Richard"
Durham taken from the Robert Cates', Sr. family. Later, we see that Achilles
marries a Cates.

Elizabeth Pugh, wife of Robert Cates, Sr. helped to raise the boys. They
did farm work, then learned surveying skills (Chain Carriers) as evidenced
by land transactions uncovered by Dr. Banks Cates. In 1770 Achilles is still
surveying and searching for iron ore on the Yadkin River. (Quaker Meeting
House near) Elizabeth Pugh also outlived Robert Cates and probably died around

And it is from this Cates-Durham relationship born out of hardship and
survival that we see how they call Elizabeth Cates their mother, which is a
connection that no one could prove. Look at the tons of Cates notes provided by
Dr. Banks Cates which show the Cates family migration from Virginia to Orange
County, North Carolina. It is clear that Durham and Cates became
interconnected through their Quaker faith. And if you follow the locations where you find
the Durham and Cates families you will see the southern migration patterns
of the Quakers. Researchers will note that the Cheek family who intermarry
with the Durhams were also Quakers that migrated to Orange County, North
Carolina. And the very first time we see Achilles Durham as an adult, he is
surveying near the Yadkin River, home to many of the Quakers who migrated from

"RICHARD CHEEK was probably born in South Farnham Parish, Essex County,
Virginia, but moved to St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, in about 1724,
where he obtained land on a creek then called the "Nussaponnack Run," now
known as Massaponax Creek. It is near the city of Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Richard lived there until 1730-1732. He seems to have been a moderately
well-off "planter" or landowner, doubtless growing tobacco.(Rebecca Moon)

Richard and his wife sold their land in Spotsylvania in 1730. By 1732 they
were in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. They may have traveled to North
Carolina by ship, or they may taken the great overland route known as the
"King's Highway" which passed through both Fredericksburg, VA, and New Bern,
North Carolina (a journey of over 250 miles). No one knows why the Cheeks
decided to leave Virginia for the wilderness of North Carolina, which had only
recently been liberated -- thanks to the British navy and smallpox -- from
rampant piracy and hostile Tuscarora Indians. One possibility, though this is
somewhat speculative, is religion. We know that at least some of Richard's
children were Quakers. Religious dissenters were not particularly welcome in
Virginia, and Quakers, in particular, left Virginia in large numbers to escape
religious prejudice, and because of opposition to slavery. The Quaker
migration out of Virginia was encouraged during the 1740's by the proprietary
governor of the Granville District in North Carolina, who began offering land
grants to Quakers from Virginia's Tidewater region. Colonial proprietors needed
to attract settlers in order to generate tax revenues, and so they often
promoted wilderness territories to groups who were unpopular in other areas."
Notice that there are Durham Court records in most of the locations mentioned
in this brief history of Richard Cheek. See Records below.

From the Cates Family Story: The Cates family ... from England to Coweta,
Part 1


"Robert and his brother were raised in England and both migrated to Surry
County, Virginia in the late 1600s. Robert was christened at St. Andrew Church
in Colyton and was involved with Calvinism which later evolved into the
Presbyterian Church."(Judy Kilgore) He became a Quaker after
 his arrival in America. Robert is shown as a passenger on the manifest
of the merchant ship "Bengal," in 1689, and was indentured that same year
to Peter Wyke, a tobacco planter, for a four-year term. Little more is
known of Robert's brother, Richard, after his arrival in America other
then the fact that he was indentured to Benjamin
Harrison, Jr. near Henrico County, Virginia, on the James River. The absence of
further records leads to the assumption that he died or ran away before the term
of indenture was completed. Robert Ezra, however, completed his indenture and,
on April 1, 1695, announced in court that he was departing Henrico County.
He moved south across the James River into Prince George County, Virginia and,
about 1698 married his wife know as "Ann." By 1704, Robert owned 100 acres
of land in Prince George County, Virginia.

Robert was a Quaker shoemaker from Henrico County Virginia in the James
River area. Robert Cate entered into bond to serve Peter Wyke of Henrico County
in September 1689 for a term of 4 years. Recorded October 1689. Here is where
the Robert Cates, Sr. connection appears.

If you research the Quaker connection you will find that Durham appeared in
Pennsylvania and migrated to Virginia where the Cates' appear, and finally
the two families migrated to Orange County, North Carolina. Trace the various
Meeting Houses and you will find the migration path. Dr. Banks Cates research
illustrates the heavy Quaker connection.

And it is this Quaker Connection which could also explain why many of the
Durham became Baptist Ministers in later generations.

From the History of the Baptist Church in Orange County, North Carolina.

When the Reformation set the Bible and men free early in the 16th century,
scattered groups appeared advocating the convictions of faith which are today
the warp and woof of Baptist theology and ideology. In 1631 Roger Williams
came to America and he was to be the first great champion for faith and
conscience on this side of the Atlantic. Baptists became strongly rooted in
Massachusetts and Pennsylvania during the 17th century and a group of the sect had
also established themselves in South Carolina. A congregation of Baptists was
in existence in North Carolina by 1727. North Carolina offered a relatively
safe haven to members of faiths which officially were not tolerated in
Virginia. This was a factor inducing a diversified religious affiliation among the
people of this state.

Baptists were in Orange County about as early as Presbyterians and other
dissenters. Baptist Churches were established prior to the Revolution as
follows: Deep River, now in Chatham County, in 1757; Haw River and Rock Spring, now
in Chatham County, in 1764; County Line, now in Caswell County, in 1772 and
Rocky River in Chatham County, in 1776. The great division of the Baptists came
in 1845, over the question of slavery. The Southerners "seceded" and formed
their own Southern Baptist Convention. Unlike the Methodist Church, this
breach in the Baptist Church has not yet been mended.

Baptists have insisted upon freedom of thought and expression in pulpit and
pew. They have insisted, too, upon the absolute autonomy of the local
congregation. Today they constitute the largest Protestant group in the United
States and the largest religious group in the State of North Carolina.


Cane Creek Baptist Church was organized in 1789; leaders were rev. Thomas
Cates, Richard Cates, Joseph Cates, Bernard Cates, Robert Cates, John Workman,
John Strader and Mary Christmas; first pastor was Rev. Thomas Cates."

At this point, you are probably asking yourself how does he get Robert
Achilles Durham from Mormon Church records that show Robert Durham? It is through
Robert Durham's daughter Hannah and my Achilles Durham line. There just are
no other Achilles in any of the other Durham lines. Plus, look at the naming
conventions, you will see the pattern below in Hannah's line. And it is
obvious in the Achilles line that they switched from Robert, to Robert Achilles and
even just Achilles.

HANNAH DURHAM was born about. 1725 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, and
died Abt. 1796 in Scott County, Kentucky. She married JOSHUA STAPP about.
1750 in Spottsylvania, Viginia, son of JOSHUA STAPP and MARTHA COFFEY. He was
born Abt. 1724 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, and died Abt. July 1814 in
Scott County, Kentucky.

Marriage: Abt. 1750, Spottsylvania, Viginia

74. i. LUCY14 STAPP, b. Abt. 1742, Orange County, Virginia; d. March 28,
1823, Owen County, Kentucky.
75. ii. THOMAS STAPP, b. Abt. 1753, Orange County, Virginia; d. July 02,
1803, Green County, Kentucky.
76. iii. ACHILLES STAPP, b. December 22, 1755, Orange County, Virginia; d.
September 04, 1849, Scott County, Kentucky.
77. iv. SARAH SALLIE STAPP, b. Abt. 1760, Orange County, Virginia; d. Abt.
1823, Green County, Kentucky.
v. AGNES AGATHA STAPP, b. September 01, 1763, Orange County, Virginia; d.
Abt. 1853, Henry County, Kentucky; m. JOSEPH SIDEBOTTOM, August 04, 1784,
Mercer County, Kentucky; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

Marriage: August 04, 1784, Mercer County, Kentucky

78. vi. MARTISHA STAPP, b. Abt. 1777, Adair County, Kentucky; d. Abt. 1845,
Adair County, Kentucky.
vii. BENJAMIN STAPP, b. Abt. 1779; d. Unknown; m. ( ) SPARKS, Unknown; b.
Unknown; d. Unknown.

Marriage: Unknown

viii. ANNA STAPP, b. Abt. 1781; d. Unknown; m. WILLIAM WORLEY, Unknown; b.
Unknown; d. Unknown.

Marriage: Unknown

ix. MARTHA STAPP, b. Abt. 1783; d. Unknown; m. ( ) HUBBARD, Unknown; b.
Unknown; d. Unknown.

Marriage: Unknown

x. PATSY STAPP, b. Abt. 1783; d. Unknown; m. HENRY JENKINS, December 10,
1791, Woodford County, Kentucky; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

Marriage: December 10, 1791, Woodford County, Kentucky

79. xi. JAMES STAPP, b. Abt. 1764, Orange County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1819,
Mason County, Kentucky.

74. LUCY4 STAPP was born about 1742 in Orange County, Virginia, and died
March 28, 1823 in Owen County, Kentucky. She married JOHN WILHOITE Abt. 1768
in Culpepper County, Virginia, son of MATTHIAS WILHOITE and MARY BALLANGER.
He was born Abt. 1742 in Orange County, Virginia, and died Unknown in Owen
County, Kentuck.

Marriage: Abt. 1768, Culpepper County, Virginia

Children of LUCY STAPP and JOHN WILHOITE are:
99. i. JOHN II15 WILHOITE, b. Abt. 1770, Culpepper County, Virginia; d. Abt.
1813, Culpepper County, Virginia.
ii. JEANIE WILHOITE, b. Abt. 1772, Culpepper County, Virginia; d. Unknown.
100. iii. ACHILLES WILHOITE, b. Abt. 1773, Orange County, Virginia; d. March
04, 1833, Kentucky.
iv. CATHERINE WILHOITE, b. Abt. 1774, Orange County, Virginia; d. Unknown;
m. JOHN WEST, October 02, 1807, Henry County, Virginia; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

Marriage: October 02, 1807, Henry County, Virginia

v. MARTHA WILHOITE, b. Abt. 1776, Orange County, Virginia; d. Unknown; m.
ALEXANDER GUTHRIE, Abt. 1792; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

Marriage: Abt. 1792

vi. MARTITIA WILHOITE, b. Abt. 1779, Orange County, Virginia; d. Unknown.
101. vii. TOBIAS WILHOITE, b. Abt. 1780, Orange County, Virginia; d. Abt.
viii. LEWIS WILHOITE, b. Abt. 1781, Orange County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1832;
m. (1) PATSY TAYLOR, Unknown; b. Abt. 1785, Orange County, Virginia; d.
Unknown; m. (2) ELAY ( ) WILHOITE, Unknown; b. Abt. 1785, Orange County, Virginia;
d. Unknown; m. (3) POLLY SHEETS, Unknown; b. Abt. 1785, Orange County,
Virginia; d. Unknown.

Marriage: Unknown

Marriage: Unknown

Marriage: Unknown

ix. JESSIE M. WILHOITE, b. Abt. 1782, Orange County, Virginia; d. Unknown;
m. CATHERINE STONE, March 27, 1803, Woodford County, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1786,
Woodford County, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

Marriage: March 27, 1803, Woodford County, Kentucky

x. MOURNING WILHOITE, b. Abt. 1784, Orange County, Virginia; d. Unknown; m.
JOHN COLLINS, Abt. 1796; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

Marriage: Abt. 1796

xi. JOSHUA WILHOITE, b. Abt. 1787, Orange County, Virginia; d. July 30,
1855; m. MARY SPARKS, April 02, 1800; b. January 1786; d. Unknown.

Marriage: April 02, 1800

xii. BARBARA WILHOITE, b. Abt. 1789, Orange County, Virginia; d. Unknown; m.
( ) HAMILTON, Abt. 1817; b. Abt. 1785, Orange County, Virginia; d. Unknown.

Marriage: Abt. 1817

Finally, Court Records back up my theory because they show the pattern of
migration from Pennsylvania to Virginia, then on to North Carolina.


Richard Durham, January 28th, 2005 (Email) Note:
This email is unedited

Rebecca Moon, The Cheek Family of Alleghany, North Carolina

Judy Kilgore, "Cates Family ... from England to Coweta, Part 1"

Davis's 1877 History of Northampton Pennsylvania: