04-Mary "Polly" Shirley
Birth: 1 Apr 1755, Culpeper Co, VA
Death: 21 Jan 1844, Pleasant Hill, Mercer Co, KY- age 88
Home: 1808 moved to Shakertown, Mercer Co, KY 53
Mother: Judith Garriott
Marriage: 1771, Culpeper/Henrico Co, VA
Spouse: Tobias WILHOIT
Birth: 15 Oct 1750, Orange/Culpeper Co, VA
Death: 7 Feb 1839, Pleasant Hill, Mercer Co, KY- age 88
Burial: Shaker Graveyard, Lot 123
Home: 1795 moved to Jefferson Co [now Bullitt Co], KY
Military: Colonial Army, Revolution: Private, VA Regiment, pensioned
Father: Matthias Wilhoit (1708-1762)
Mother: Mary Ballenger, or Catherine Walke (1716-1859).
CHILDREN: 33 Mary Polly and Tobias had 13 children, some of whom moved to Meade and Nelson Counties in Kentucky:
05----ABRAHAM "ABRAM" WILHOIT [b. 7 Jan 1774, Culpeper Co, VA; d. 10 Jan 1851, Shakerstown, Pleasant Hill, Mercer Co, KY- age 77],53 m. Elizabeth ROBEY [d. 6 Jun 1863, Shakerstown, Pleasant Hill, Mercer Co, KY] on 21 Aug 1804, Bullitt Co, KY, had two children:
06----OWEN WILHOIT [b. Bullitt Co, KY], and
Abraham was named in the lawsuit for property [Gass & Bonta v. Wilhite and others, 1827-28].
05----JUDITH WILHOIT [b. 1776, listed below];
05----CATHERINE "CATY" WILHITE [b. 1780, listed below];
05----RHODA ANN WILHOIT [b. 1783, listed below];
05----NANCY WILHOIT [b. 1784, Culpeper Co, VA; d. after 1843], m. John RUSH in Bullitt Co, KY;
05----LEWIS B WILHOIT [b. 22 Dec 1785, Bullitt Co, KY; d. 1836- age 40], never married, a Shaker and D.S.P.;
05----WILLIAM MASON WILHOIT [b. 21 May 1788, Bullitt Co, KY; d. 1827- age 45], withdrew from Shaker Society in 1827, m. ___ McGEE [or MaGHEE];
05----MARY "POLLY" WILHOIT [b. 5 Dec 1790], m. George William BAILEY on 2 Apr 1801, Nelson Co, KY-- and/or Albert SLACK, no issue;
05----NATHANIEL D WILHOIT [b. 28 Aug 1793; d. 17 Oct 1871, Bullitt Co, KY- age 78], never married;
05----MARTHA "PATSEY" WILHOIT [b. 1793, Bullitt Co, KY; d. 22 Mar 1864- age 74], not married;
05----PRESSLEY WILHOIT [b. 1794, listed below];
05----LUCY WILHOIT [b. 1798]; and
05----ELIZABETH "BETSEY" D WILHOIT [b. 12 Dec 1799, Bullitt Co, KY; d. 1865, Shakertown, Mercer Co, KY- age 65], never married
1820 Owen Co, KY census: has Tobias Wilhoit with a family of ten free white persons, including himself.
1830 Owen Co, KY census: has Tobias Wilhoit with a family of nine free white persons, including himself-- and one slave.
1800 WILL: [Nelson Co, KY, Small Will Book, Vol 1/405] John Armstrong gave to Mary Wilhite, wife of Tobias Wilhite a tract of land on the Monongahela on Mingo Creek..... and to their daughter Mary his mare... Probated 12 Aug 1800.
1780 ESTATE SALE: [Culpeper Co, VA Will Book B&C] Tobias Wilhoit, James Shurley, John and Jonathan Garret [sic] were listed as purchasers at the estate sale of Christopher Denkin, dec'd. Recorded 17 Apr 1780
1781 LIST OF CLASSES: [VA taxpayers, 1784, Fothergill, pg 47] Tobias Wilhoit was recorded in List of Classes of Culpeper Co, VA Minutemen cadets for January 1781, No. 70, "For recruiting this states' [eligible] quota of troops to serve in the Continental Army.'
1794 LAND SALE: [Madison Co, VA Will Book 1] Tobias Wilhoite and Mary, his wife, sold to Jesse Wilhoite... for 35 pounds... 50 acres... land is joining Turkey Hole Mountain.. Recorded 25 Sep 1794.
MILITARY:16 Tobias Wilhite [Wilhoite] enlisted 8 Aug 1777, served three months as a private in Captain Ephraim Rucker's company in Colonel Barbour's Virginia Regiment in the Revolutionary War. He enlisted again in July, 1780 for another four weeks, and again in July 1781 for three months in same company. He was in service at the siege of Yorktown and the surrender of Cornwall.1 His name is listed with Revolutionary Soldiers in Harrodsburg, Mercer Co, KY.
MILITARY: Nathaniel M Wilhite served as a Private with the Union Army in the Civil War, with the 12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry. [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ via:ancestry.com].
PENSION:16 Tobias Wilhoit was allowed a pension [R.11542] on his application executed 14 Mar 1833, while a twenty-year resident of Mercer County, KY, age eighty-three.
FAMILY PENSION: [Mercer Co, KY, 12 Apr 1853, No 7.986] Nathaniel D Wilhite, Patsy Wilhite, and Betsy D Wilhite state that they are the children of Tobias Wilhite (no vow was taken because of their Shaker Denomination) who was a revolutionary pensioner at the rate of $22.33 and who died on 7 Feb 1839, leaving their mother Polly Wilhite. They state that they know of another brother William Mason Wilhite and one other sister, Nancy Rush, who is still living or was living when last heard from. They requested the pension moneys due their mother, which she never sought nor received, during her lifetime.
[Mercer Co, KY Court, August Term 1863] Nancy Rush, Abram Wilhite, Rhody Carpenter, William Mason Wilhite, Patsy Wilhite, Nathaniel D Wilhite, and Betsy D Wilhite, all living children of Polly Willhite, widow of Tobias Wilhite, also deceased, except for Abram Wilhite and Rhody Carpenter, who have died since the death of their mother, leaving issue.
GENEALOGY: "Matthias Wilhoit, son of Michael, the emigrant, was not of age when his father made his will but probably became so soon after. On May 28, 1748 he sued William Spicer. On October 21, 1762 Matthias Wilhite and wife Mary sold to Matthias Rouse 60 acres, part of Michael Wilhite's patent for 289 acres, dated Sept 28, 1728. Matthias Wilhoite sold land to Nicholas Crigler, Sept 13, 1771. No wife signed, Matthias Wilhoite (without wife) sold to Adam Fisher on Sept 30, 1771.
"Matthias Wilhoite and wife Hanna on May 18 1772 sold land. It thus appears that Matthias was married twice, first to Mary, and next to Hannah. No further record is found of Matthias. On Mch 26, 1783 Lewis Wilhoit made will, probated May 19, 1783. He mentions no wife or children. He divides his estate among brothers Tobias, Jessay (sic), William, and Joel Wilhoit. Leaves legacy to Caty Coak (sic), no relationship stated. These brothers are certainly the sons of either Matthias or Philip Wilhoit, more probably of the former.
"The above Tobias is probably identical with the Tobias Wilhoit who with wife Mary sold to Jesse Wilhoit, Sept 25, 1794. This Tobias was born Oct 15 1750, died Feb 7 1839. He served in the Revolution. He md Mary Shirley, born April 1, 1755, died Jan 21, 1844. They reared a large family some of whom moved to Meade and Nelson Counties, KY. They were as follows: Nathaniel, born Aug 28, 1773, died Oct 17, 1871; Abram, born Jan 7, 1774, died Jan 10 1851; Judith, born Dec 4, 1776, died Oct 14, 1824; Rhoda Ann, born 1783, died Mch 10, 1849; Nancy; Mary; Catharine; Lewis; Martha; Pressley; Lucy; and Elizabeth."
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: 8 The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution [NSDAR] has approved the following descendants derived from Tobias Wilhoit's involvement in the Revolutionary War:
--394280--thru Catherine--May Harned Benoist, 1950, Natchez, MS---Natchez Chapter
--437853--thru Catherine--Betty Harned Gurtner, 1955, Wichita, KS--Eunice Sterling Chapter
--456288--thru Catherine--Shirley Greif Belt, 1958, Elizabethtown, KY--Capt Jacob Van Meter Chapter
--461132--thru Catherine--Doris Harned Kretschmer, 1958, Fort Pierce, FL--Cora Stickney Chapter
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