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George  Gray    McWhorter
of South Carolina and Alabama
(1762-1829)

Updated 6-Sep-1999


The following article3-generation register report  and  list of research sources about George Gray McWhorter of South Carolina and Alabama was originally published in the McWh*rter Genealogy Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 3 (August 1999).


If new information has come to light since the date of first publication, additions or corrections made to the original text are indicated in red.


Care should be used in crediting the information presented here. What has been compiled in the McWh*rter Database, from which these articles and reports are drawn, has been contibuted by many different researchers - some more careful than others.


The numbers following each name below (i.e. #252 for George Gray of South Carolina) are the numbers assigned those individuals in the McWh*rter Database.

Quick Links to Other North American Progenitors

John McWhorter (cir1710-1757) of Albemarle co., VA
Hugh McWhorter (cir1690-1750) of New Castle co., DE
David McWhorter (1741-1789) of Lancaster co., PA
Hugh McWhorter (1757-1837) of York co., SC
Moses McWhorter (cir1700-cir1756) of Lancaster co., PA
Mathew McWhorter (abt1725-1804) of Washington co., NY
John McWhorter (1739-1813) of Washington co., NY
Thomas McWhorter (cir1710-17??) of New Jersey
Hugh E. "Hughey" McWhorter (cir1705-1784) of PA and DE
Hance McWhorter (cir1730-abt1773) of Rowan co., NC
William McWhorter (abt1745-1823) of PA and OH
Gilbert (1794-1874) & John (1801-1883) McWhirter of Scotland and Canada
John McWhorter (cir1695-1768) of Greenwich, MA
Thomas McCargo McWhirter (1793-aft1840) of McNab twp., Quebec, Canada
Samuel Mehorter (cir1795-bef1861) of Philadelphia, PA
Samuel McWhirter (1824-1909) of Saratoga co., NY
Thomas McWhirter (1804-1867) of Middlebury, VT
John McWhirter (abt1830-18??) of Scotland, England & Staten Island, NY

 

George Gray McWhorter
of South Carolina and Alabama

(1762-1829)

George Gray McWhorter [db#252] was a Presbyterian minister who held pastorates throughout South Carolina and later Alabama. He is thought by some to have been a son of Jacob McWhorter [db#6915] and Elizabeth Gray [db#6916]. It is also thought by some that George was a brother of Hugh McWhorter [db#3227] who came to America about 1795 (See McWh*rter Genealogy Newsletter Volume I, Issue 4, Fall 1997). At least one source [see reference #1] contends that Hugh purchased a plantation from George in 1813, but I have not seen any original documentation of such a purchase. Hugh did have a son born cir1800 who was also named George Gray McWhorter [db#3234].

The Rev. George Gray McWhorter was trained for the ministry by the Reverand James Hall of Statesville, NC and he was ordained 7-Jul-1796.

In 1796 the Presbytery of South Carolina was divided and those living west of the Savannah River constituted the new Presbytery of Hopewell which reported George Gray McWhorter as one of its members. In that same year the church at Bethel joined with the church at Beersheba to call the Rev. George G. McWhorter as their pastor in which service he remained until September, 1801.

Subsequently George Gray served as pastor for Salem Church (Black River)(Sep-1802); Midway (Oct-1803); Mount Zion (in Sumter District) (1810); and Concord Church (also in Sumter District).

On 19-Apr-1822 he was dismissed from these charges at his own request to the Presbytery of Georgia.

A history of the Lowndesboro Presbyterian Church of Lowndesboro, AL states that in 1823, the Rev. George Gray McWhorter was sent as pastor from the Presbytery of South Carolina to reorganize the church. He became the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Montgomery, AL in 1825.

From Robert Nall’s "DEAD OF THE SYNOD OF ALABAMA" (Mobile 1851) comes the following report of George’s death:

....."The Rev. George G. McWhorter, of the Presbytery of Georgia, became a member of the Presbytery of Alabama April 2, 1829. Of this father I have no recollection. He was soon called from his new field of labor. Under date of November 19, 1829, I find the following minutes: - ‘It is our painful duty to record the death of our father and faithful laborer, the Rev. George G. McWhorter. He was a patriot and a soldier in the Revolutionary War...’."

His body, first interred in1829, was reburied in Montgomery, AL in 1841 along side that of his wife Eliza Drusilla Cooper [db#253]. His will dated and probated at Montgomery, AL in 1829 names his wife and living children.

The Rev. George Gray McWhorter’s children include:

Jacob Gray McWhorter [db#894] is said to have attended Princeton University and become a physician in Augusta, Georgia. His will was recorded in Augusta in 1852.

Alexander Burnett McWhorter [db#6926] also began a career as a physician in Edgefield, South Carolina. Eventually he brought his practice to Montgomery, AL where his will is recorded in 1859.

Alwyn Amzi "A. A." McWhorter [db#6943] was liscensed as an Attorney-at-Law in the Alabama Territory, 14-Aug-1819. He married in Coosawda, AL in 1822 and was found in the 1830 census living in Autauga County, AL. He died in 1849 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Old Division, in Montgomery, AL.

Eliphalet Ariel McWhorter [db#6962] died unmarried, supposedly "killed by a falling tree".

Elizabeth Drusilla McWhorter [db#6963] became the second wife of a Henry Britton [db#6965] and lived in South Carolina.

George Cooper McWhorter [db#6964 found his way to Baton Rouge, LA where he is found in the census of 1850. He eventually became State Treasurer of Louisiana.

Mijamin Sidney McWhorter [db#6961] was admitted to the practice of law in South Carloina in 1823. He found his way to New Orleans, LA where, unmarried, he died of smallpox.

 


tree6.gif (2816 bytes)    The Modified Register Report which follows relates information currently in the MCWH*RTER DATABASE.
Anyone with additional information to offer or who believes that a correction to some of the information is justified should feel free
to offer their assistance.


1. George Gray McWhorter #252 b. 1762, (possibly son of Jacob McWhorter #6915 and Elizabeth Gray #6916) residences: SC, AL, m. Eliza Drusilla Cooper #253, b. 4-Feb-1770, residences: SC, AL, d. 4-Feb-1841, Wetumpka, AL, buried: Oakwood Cem. Montgomery, AL. George died 18-Jun-1829, buried: 1829 & 1841, Oakwood Cem., Montgomery, AL.

.....Children:

.......+ 2. i Jacob Gray McWhorter #894 b. 1788.

.......+ 3. ii Alexander Burnett McWhorter #6926 b. 1791.

.......+ 4. iii Alwyn (Alvin?) Amzi "A. A." McWhorter #6943 b. 1798.

..........5. iv Eliphalet Ariel McWhorter #6962 b. cir1800, residences: AL?.

.......+ 6. v Elizabeth Drusilla McWhorter #6963 b. cir1800.

.......+ 7. vi George Cooper McWhorter #6964 b. 1802.

..........8. vii Mijamin Sidney McWhorter #6961 b. 1804, residences: AL; SC; LA, d. 1829, New Orleans, LA.

 

Second Generation

 

2. Jacob Gray McWhorter #894 b. 1788, residences: Millford, GA, m. 21-Dec-1813, in Millford, GA, Susan Clarke Smith #895, b. cir1795, (daughter of Benajah Smith #896) residences: Millford, GA, d. 30-Sep-1836, at the Sand Hills. Jacob died 1852.

.....Children:

..........9. i Benejah Smith McWhorter #6917 b. 1816, d. 1848.

..........10. ii Susan Clark McWhorter #996 b. 1819, residences: GA, m. 19-Jan-1840, in Richmond co., GA, John T. Hungerford #995, b. cir1820, residences: GA. Susan died 1846.

..........11. iii George Gray McWhorter #210 b. 1824, residences: Augusta, GA, m. Sarah Deborah Adams #211, b. -Jul-1832??, GA?, (daughter of John Marsh Adams #550 and Sarah Susannah MacMurphy #551) residences: Augusta, GA, d. aft1900?. George died 1896.

..........12. iv Eliza Simpkins McWhorter #6918 b. 1826, d. 1844.

..........13. v Mijamin Sidney McWhorter #6919 b. 1829, d. 1868.

..........14. vi John Pendleton King McWhorter #6920 b. 1831, d. 1855.

..........15. vii Mary Kirkpatrick McWhorter #6921 b. 1833, d. 1834.

3. Alexander Burnett McWhorter #6926 b. 1791, residences: SC; Montgomery, AL, m. 2-Jan-1816, Eleanor Youngblood #6927, b. 17??, residences: SC; AL. Alexander died 1859.

.....Children:

..........16. i Eliza Ann McWhorter #6928 b. 1816, residences: SC, m. James J. Stewart #6935, b. cir1810.

..........17. ii Alwyn Sidney McWhorter #6929 b. 1818, residences: SC, d. 1820.

..........18. iii Alexander Burnett McWhorter Jr. #6930 b. 1820, Edgefield co., SC, residences: SC; Sandy Ridge, AL, m. (1) 6-Apr-1847, in Montgomery, AL, Nancy Todd #6936, b. cir1820, residences: Lowndes co., AL, d. abt1854, m. (2) 10-Aug-1859, in Montgomery, AL, Ellen Tarver #6937, b. 18??, residences: Sandy Ridge, AL.

..........19. iv Drusilla Margaret McWhorter #6931 b. 1822, residences: SC, m. Benjamin Trimble #6938, b. 18??. Drusilla died 1842.

..........20. v Sarah Isabel McWhorter #6932 b. 1824, residences: SC, m. (1) W. K. Buford #6939, b. 18??, m. (2) Jones Whatley #6940, b. 18??. Sarah died 1896.

..........21. vi George McDuffie McWhorter #6933 b. 1826, residences: SC, d. 1833.

..........22. vii Eliphalet Ariel McWhorter #6934 b. 1830, residences: SC, m. Anne Gore Shepard #6941, b. 18??. Eliphalet died 1898.

..........23. viii Eldred S. McWhorter #1423 b. 4-Jun-1836, residences: Cross Keys, Macon co., AL, m. (1) 8-Apr-1857, Mary Ann Pitkin #1422, b. 10-Jun-1837, (daughter of Leonard Pitkin #1420 and Eliza Ann Hobbs #1421) residences: Cross Keys, Macon co., AL, d. 1-Nov-1880, m. (2) Josephine (Mrs. Simmons) ? #6942, b. 18??. Eldred died 1897.

4. Alwyn (Alvin?) Amzi "A. A." McWhorter #6943 b. 1798, residences: Autauga co., AL, m. 26-Feb-1822, in Coosawda, AL, Sarah Hamline Smith #6945, b. cir1800, (daughter of Davis (or David) Smith #6944) residences: Coosawda, AL. Alwyn died 1849, buried: Oakwood Cem.,Old Division, Montgomery,AL.

.....Children:

..........24. i Eliza Drusilla McWhorter #6946 b. 1823, residences: AL, d. 1825.

..........25. ii Alwyn Amzi McWhorter #6947 b. 1825, residences: AL, m. (1) Mary Haynes #6953, b. 18??, m. (2) Mary Christina Bradpence #6954, b. 18??, m. (3) Martha Ann Hanson #6955, b. 18??.

..........26. iii Sidney Smith McWhorter #6948 b. 1826, residences: AL, m. Pauline Tulane #6956, b. 18??. Sidney died 1865.

..........27. iv Sarah Marie McWhorter #6949 b. 1830, residences: AL, m. Edmond Mason #6957, b. 18??. Sarah died 1869.

..........28. v George Gray McWhorter #6950 b. 1833, residences: AL; FL, m. Mary Louise Roach #6958, b. 18??. George died 1891.

..........29. vi Susan Ellen McWhorter #6951 b. 1835, residences: AL, m. Robert H. Grahm #6959, b. 18??. Susan died 1883.

..........30. vii Eliza Davis McWhorter #6952 b. 1839, residences: AL, m. Washington Pollard #6960, b. 18??. Eliza died 1861.

6. Elizabeth Drusilla McWhorter #6963 b. cir1800, residences: SC, m. Henry Britton #6965, b. cir1800, residences: SC.

.....Children:

..........31. i George Britton #6966 b. 18??, residences: SC?, d. yng.

..........32. ii Sidney Britton #6967 b. 18??, residences: SC?.

..........33. iii Sarah Ann Britton #6968 b. 18??, residences: SC?.

..........34. iv Susan Jane Britton #6969 b. 18??, residences: SC?.

7. George Cooper McWhorter #6964 b. 1802, residences: Baton Rouge, LA, m. Anna Willis McComas #6970, b. 18??, residences: LA?. George died 1856.

.....Children:

..........35. i Anna Marie McWhorter #6971 b. 18??, residences: LA?, d. yng.

..........36. ii Eliza Drusilla McWhorter #6972 b. 18??, residences: LA?.

..........37. iii Anna Willis McWhorter #6973 b. 1845, residences: Washington, DC, m. Lorenzo Thomas #6974, b. 18??, residences: Washington, DC?.

 


res1AY.gif (10045 bytes)References for Researchers of George Gray McWhorter of South Carolina and Alabama.


Descendants of Moses McWhorter and Related Families, compiled by Anna Harman Bowman, All Printing Co., Oklahoma City, OK, 1987, pp. 166..

The Georgia Genealogical Magazine, Winter 1971, No. 39, "Edgefield Advertiser - Deaths" contributed by Mrs. Bernice A. George, p. 81.

DAR Patriot Index, p. 460.

Some Descendants of David McWhorter and Mary Poston by Mr. & Mrs. E. R. McWhorter, 1978, Longview, TX, p. 204 (citing PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Vol. I, Gillet, p. 365 & Vol. II, p. 62, 63.).

Marriages and Deaths 1763 to 1820 (GA), abstracted from extant Georgia newspapers by Mary Bondurant Warren, Heritage Papers, Danielsville, GA (1968), p. 73.

The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. IV, #4, Fall 1976, "Marriage and Obituary Notices from the Edgefield Advertiser", p. 204.


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