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Hugh E.
McWhorter

of Pennsylvania & Delaware
(cir1705-1784)

Updated 10-Feb-1999


The following article3-generation register report  and  list of research sources about Hugh E. "Hughey" McWhorter of Lancaster co., Pennsylvania and New Castle co., Delaware was originally published in the the McWh*rter Genealogy Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 1 (February 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. #6859 for Hugh E. of New Jersey) 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
Hance McWhorter (cir1730-abt1773) of Rowan co., NC
George Gray McWhorter (1762-1829) of SC and AL
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

 


.Hugh E. "Hughey" McWhorter
of Pennsylvania and Delaware

(cir1705-1784)

Hugh E. McWhorter [db#6859], also referred to as "Hughey" McWhorter, removed in 1740 from "middle octorara", Lancaster co., PA to Delaware where he purchased land from a James Kerr. He is not the same person as Hugh McWhorter [db#1] who arrived in Pencader Hundred, New Castle co., DE about 1730 and who was the father of the Rev. Alexander McWhorter [db#3] of Newark, New Jersey. But there apparently exists information that suggests that the two were related.

Moreover, Hugh E. McWhorter’s removal in 1740 from the vicinity of Octorara Creek in Lancaster co., PA suggests that the McWhorters who settled there, perhaps including Moses McWhorter [db#3677] and David McWhorter [db#118], were also related.

Anna Harman Bowman reports in her book on the descendants of Moses McWhorter [db#3677] (See reference #1) that Hugh E. McWhorter made an agreement in 1749 with Hugh McWhorter [db#1] of New Castle co., DE to buy the latter’s plantation. She reports that this purchase was confirmed by Jane [db#2], Hugh’s wife, after his death in February/March 1750 (N.S.) and that Hugh E. sold the plantation to his own son John [db#256] in 1753. Anna Bowman, however, does not indicate the source of this information and I have not been able to find confirmation of this transfer.

In 1750 a James Hannah of Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle co., DE named in his will an Uncle Hugh McWhorter as executor. Although many people have assumed that he was making reference to Hugh McWhorter [db#1] it seems more likely, given the death of Hugh [db#1] in February/March of that year, that the reference was to Hugh E. McWhorter [db#6859]. In any event the relationship of James Hannah to either of the Hughs is unclear.

The will of "Hughey Mawhorter" of Mill Creek Hundred was executed 12-Sep-1783 and probated 14-May-1784. In the will he mentions three sons and five daughters as well as other heirs but makes no mention of a wife. His wife, whose name is unknown, is presumed to have died before "Hughey".

Hugh E. McWhorter’s children are thought to include:

John McWhorter [db#256], who is mentioned in the will of his father, was born 10-Aug-1729 and married three (3) times. John married 1st Jean Faries [db#257] whose mother, Mary Faries [db#21711], refers in her 1781 will to her daughter Jean McWhorter and also mentions grandsons Hugh McWhorter [db#2331] and John McWhorter Jr. [db#2333]. John Sr. married 2nd Rebecca Thomas [db#258] whose father David Thomas [db#14465] mentions in his will his daughter, Rebecca McWhorter, and three grandchildren, David [db#2334], Robert [db#2335] and Jane [db#2336] McWhorter. John Sr. is reported to have married 3rd a Mrs. Sarah Deschane (or Dushan) [db#259]. John resided in both Pencader Hundred and Red Lion Hundred, New Castle co., DE.

Janet McWhorter [db#6860] about who little is known, is also mentioned in the will of her father "Hughey" McWhorter. She is reported to have married a man with the last name of Craig or Crage or Cragg [db#6867].

Sarah McWhorter [db#6861] is also mentioned in her father’s will along with grandsons Alexander Young [db#6869] and Hughey Young [db#6870].

Robert McWhorter [db#6862] is mentioned in the will of his father. He married Elizabeth Eliot [db#6871] and removed from Delaware to Frederick County, Virginia where he died in 1809.

Alexander McWhorter [db#6863] mentioned in the will of his father has been the subject of much speculation. Some have suggested that he is the Alexander McWhorter whose estate was settled in York co., SC in the 1790’s. Other suggest that he may be the Alexander McWhorter who in 1801 built a mill at Portage co., OH.

Agnes McWhorter [db#6864] is NOT mentioned in her father’s will and it is presumed that she died before him. But her husband John Woods [db#6900] was one of the executors of her father’s estate and her sons Isaac Woods [db#6901] and Hughey Woods [db#6902] are mentioned as grandsons of the deceased. Agnes and her husband were married in 1774 in the Old Dutch Church, New Castle co., DE.

(dau.) McWhorter [db#6865] whose name is unknown is not mentioned in her father’s will. However, the will does mention a son-in-law Joseph Rankin [db#6903] and "grandaughter’ Agnes Rankin [db#6904].

Margaret McWhorter [db#6866] is listed in her father’s will as Margaret Nobles. She married a James Noble(s) [db#6905] and appears to have had at least one son, Andrew [db#18796].


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. Hugh E. (or Hughey) McWhorter #6859 b. cir1705, residences: PA; New Castle co., DE, d. 1784.

.....Children:

.......+ 2. i John McWhorter #256 b. 10-Aug-1729.

..........3. ii Janet McWhorter #6860 b. 17??, residences: DE, m. ? (Craig or Crage or) Cragg #6867, b. 17??. Janet died aft1784.

.......+ 4. iii Sarah McWhorter #6861 b. 17??.

.......+ 5. iv Robert McWhorter #6862 b. 1750.

..........6. v Alexander McWhorter #6863 b. 17??, residences: DE, d. aft1784.

.......+ 7. vi Agnes McWhorter #6864 b. 17??.

.......+ 8. vii (dau.) McWhorter #6865 b. 17??.

.......+ 9. viii Margaret McWhorter #6866 b. 1748.

 

Second Generation

 

2. John McWhorter #256 b. 10-Aug-1729, residences: DE, m. (1) Jean Faries #257, b. cir1740, (daughter of Mary ? #21711), m. (2) Rebecca Thomas #258, b. cir1740, (daughter of David Thomas #14465 and Margaret ? #14466) residences: DE, d. bef1778, m. (3) Sarah (Mrs.Deshane/Dushan) ? #259, b. cir1740. John died 23-Apr-1804.

.....Children by Jean Faries:

..........10. i Hugh McWhorter #2331 b. 1755, residences: New Castle co., DE, d. 1784.

..........11. ii Ann McWhorter #2332 b. 1757, residences: New Castle co., DE, d. yng.

..........12. iii John McWhorter Jr. #2333 b. 1763, residences: New Castle co., DE.

.....Children by Rebecca Thomas:

..........13. iv David McWhorter #2334 b. cir1770, residences: DE, m. Lydia Bennett #2340, b. 17??.

..........14. v Robert McWhorter #2335 b. cir1770, residences: DE, d. 1804.

..........15. vi Jean (or Jane) McWhorter #2336 b. cir1770, m. Jacob Vandegrift #2344, b. 17??.

..........16. vii Margaret McWhorter #2337 b. cir1775, d. yng.

..........17. viii Sarah McWhorter #2338 b. cir1775, d. yng.

.....Children by Sarah (Mrs.Deshane/Dushan) ?:

..........18. ix Thomas McWhorter #2339 b. 1778, residences: DE, m. (1) Rachel Packard #2345, b. 1782, d. 1821, m. (2) Elizabeth Segars #2346, b. 1788, d. 1827, m. (3) Mary McCauley #2347, b. 1799, d. 1857. Thomas died 3-Oct-1858, buried: St. George's Presbyterian Cem.

4. Sarah McWhorter #6861 b. 17??, residences: DE, m. ? Young #6868, b. 17??. Sarah died aft1784.

.....Children:

..........19. i Alexander Young #6869 b. 17??.

..........20. ii Hughey Young #6870 b. 17??.

5. Robert McWhorter #6862 b. 1750, residences: DE; Frederick co., VA, m. Elizabeth Elliot #6871, b. 17??, residences: VA. Robert died 1809, Frederick co., VA.

.....Children:

..........21. i Alexander McWhorter #6872 b. 17??, residences: VA, m. Jennie Lathrop #6880, b. cir1800, residences: VA.

..........22. ii Elizabeth McWhorter #6873 b. 17??, residences: VA.

..........23. iii Agnes (Nancy) McWhorter #6874 b. 17??, residences: VA.

..........24. iv John McWhorter #6875 b. 29-Jan-1782, Wilmington, DE, residences: DE; Clinton co., OH, m. 29-Sep-1806, Eleanor McCool #6884, b. 17??, (daughter of John McCool #19298 and Eleanor Lewis #19299) residences: Clinton co., OH. John died 25-Dec-1865, Wilmington, OH.

..........25. v Jane McWhorter #6876 b. 17??, residences: VA, m. 9-Mar-1807, Peter Dick #12977, b. 17??. Jane died aft1824.

..........26. vi Robert McWhorter #6877 b. 17??, residences: Frederick co., VA, m. Mary (Linn or) Lynn #12978, b. 17??. Robert died abt1824.

..........27. vii Hugh McWhorter #6878 b. abt1787, VA, residences: VA; McLean co., IL, m. Mary Smith #6890, b. 1798, residences: McLean co., IL, d. 1849. Hugh died aft1850.

..........28. viii Mary McWhorter #6879 b. 17??, residences: VA, d. aft1824.

7. Agnes McWhorter #6864 b. 17??, residences: DE, m. 1774, in New Castle co., DE, John Woods #6900, b. 17??, residences: New Castle co., DE, d. aft1784. Agnes died bef1783.

.....Children:

..........29. i Isaac Woods #6901 b. 17??, residences: DE, d. aft1784.

..........30. ii Hughey Woods #6902 b. 17??, residences: DE, d. aft1784.

8. (dau.) McWhorter #6865 b. 17??, residences: DE, m. Joseph Rankin #6903, b. 17??, residences: DE?. (dau.) died bef1783.

.....Children:

..........31. i Agnes Rankin #6904 b. 17??, residences: DE?.

9. Margaret McWhorter #6866 b. 1748, residences: DE, m. James Noble(s) #6905, b. 2-May-1743, d. 1-Apr-1806. Margaret died aft1784.

.....Children:

..........32. i Andrew Noble #18796 b. 6-Jul-1791, m. 29-May-1817, Esther McCausland #18797, b. 30-Oct-1800, d. 1831. Andrew died 15-Oct-1852.


res1AY.gif (10045 bytes)References for Researchers of Hugh E. "Hughey" McWhorter of Lancaster co., PA and New Castle co., DE..


Descendants of Moses McWhorter and Related Families, compiled by Anna Harman Bowman, All Printing Co., Oklahoma City, OK, 1987, p. 160-163.
Calendar of Delaware Wills, New Castle County, p. 103, Will of "Hughey Mawhorter", (L. p. 420).
DAR Patriot Index, p. 460.
Some Descendants of David McWhorter and Mary Poston by Mr. & Mrs. E. R. McWhorter, 1978, Longview, TX, p. 203 (citing info from Presbyterian Historical Society, United Presbyterian Church).
Calendar of Delaware Wills, New Castle County, p. 101, Will of "Mary Feares", (L. p. 392).
1850 Federal Census, St. George’s Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, National Archives microfilm roll M452-54, p. 198.

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