Family Profiles

McWh*rter   Genealogy

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Families 1 thru 25

Updated 13-Aug-2004

(There are currently over 640 unconnected families
in the
McWh*rter Database)

 

 

 

res2AY.gif (10762 bytes)   This Family Profiles section of the website has been constructed to aid researchers in finding the right family and to help foster family consolidations. Over time each of the unconnected families in the McWh*rter Database will be outlined, providing basic information including a list of current researchers working on each family branch and the results of ongoing DNA testing relating to each branch.

Researchers who wish to have their name, and email address, added to the appropriate list of current researchers for each family should send an email to:

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Please use the subject
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Family Profiles


Family #1:

Descendants of Hugh Macwhorter
[db#1] (bef1690-abtFeb-1750)
of Scotland?; Ireland; and New Castle co., Delaware, USA

Place of Birth: Scotland or Ireland

Spouse: Jean (or Jane) ? [db#2] (cir1690-abt1757)

Children: 11 reported – 5 named

.....Alexander [db#693] (bef1715-1734) - no children

.....Agnes [db#4] (abt1713-1776) m. Alexander Osborn – 6 children.

.....John [db#5] (cir1725-1795) m. Mary ? – 4 children.

.....Jane "Jean" [db#694] (abt1725-1800) m. John Brevard – 12 children.

.....Alexander [db#3] (1734-1807) m. Mary Cumming – 5 children.

Residences to 3 generations: Scotland?;   co. Armagh, Ireland;  Delaware,  New York,  New Jersey,  North Carolina and Georgia, USA.

Entries in Database: 11 generations;   555 descendants;    386 spouses.
(8th largest family in the McWh*rter Database)

DNA findings: NA

Current Researchers:

Web Links (this site & others):
.....
Hugh Macwhorter - North American Progenitor - article & 3-generation register report

Comments: .....Hugh’s grandfather, perhaps Alexander, came from Scotland to Ireland about the time of Hugh’s father’s birth. Family removed from co. Armagh, Ireland to New Castle co., DE about 1730. Youngest son Alexander [db#3] was first McWh*rter born in America.


Family #1a:

Descendants of Hance McWhorter
[db#476] (cir1730-abt1773)
of Mecklinburg co., North Carolina, USA

Place of Birth: unknown

Spouse: Sarah ? [db#1547] (cir1730-bef1784)

Children: 8 known

.....John [db#1548] (1758-1840) - m. unknown - 7 children

.....Benjamin [db#1549] (cir1765-aft1840) m. Jane ? – 1 child.

.....Moses Winsley [db#1550] (cir1767-1846) m. Margaret ? – 10 children.

.....Hance Jr. [db#1551] (abt1772-1860) m. Ann Catherine Patton – 8 children.

.....Mary [db#1552] (17??-aft1783).

.....Sarah [db#1553] (cir1772-1837) m. George Davidson – 6 children.

.....Rebecca [db#1554] (17??-aft1789) m. John Henderson – 2 children.

.....Jane [db#5115] (17??-1829) m. James Cunningham – 2 children.

Residences to 3 generations: North Carolina,  South Carolina,  Alabama,  Georgia,  Tennessee,  Mississippi,  Missouri,  Texas, USA.

Entries in Database: 9 generations; 195 descendants; 118 spouses.

DNA findings: NA

Current Researchers:

Web Links (this site & others):
.....
Hance McWhorter - North American Progenitor - article & 3-generation register report

Comments: .....Associated with Family #1, but the relationship is unclear. Perhaps a son of John [d#5]. On 2-Jun-1761 John McWhorter [db#5] and wife Mary conveyed to "Hans" land adjoining that of Osborn and Brevard in Mecklinburg co., NC.


Family #2:

Descendants of John McWhorter
[db#708] (cir1710-1757)
of Ireland?; Lancaster co., Pennsylvania? & Albemarle co., VA, USA

Place of Birth: unknown

Spouse: Eleanor ? [db#709] (cir1720-aft1786)

Children: 5 known

.....James [db#710] (cir1735-1763) - no children

.....Robert [db#366] (cir1740-bef1783) m. unknown – 1 child.

.....Margaret [db#711] (cir1750-aft1780) m. John Portman – 3 children.

.....John [db#266] (abt1749-1833) m. (1) Elizabeth Jasper – 3 children; (2) Elizabeth McClure – 8 children.

.....George [db#712] (1752-bef1815) m. (1) Elizabeth ? – 4 children; (2) Juda ? – 1 child.

Residences to 3 generations: Ireland?;   Pennsylvania?,  Virginia,  North Carolina,  South Carolina,   Kentucky,  Tennessee,  Missouri,  Illinois, USA.

Entries in Database: 11 generations; 1,619 descendants; 973 spouses.
(3rd largest family in McWh*rter Database.)

DNA findings: NA

Current Researchers:
.....Karen McWhorter WilhelmJohn1,  John2,  John3,   Robert4,  William Eller5,  John Robert6,   John Robert7,  Karen8 - (Karenwilhelm@hotmail.com)

Web Links (this site & others):
.....
John McWhorter - North American Progenitor - article & 3-generation register report

.....McWhorter Lives and Times - website of Karen McWhorter Wilhelm

Comments: .....John of Rockfish Creek, Albemarle co., VA may have been the same John found earlier at Yellow Beeches Creek, Lancaster co., PA.


Family #3:

Descendants of Hugh E. "Hughey" McWhorter
[db#6859] (cir1705-1784)
of Scotland?/Ireland?; Lancaster co., Pennsylvania and New Castle co., Delaware, USA

Place of Birth: unknown

Spouse: unknown

Children: 8 known

.....John [db#256] (1729-1804) m. (1) Jean Faries – 3 children; (2) Rebecca Thomas – 5 children; (3) Sarah (Mrs. Deshane) ? – 1 child.

.....Janet [db#6860] (17??-aft1784).

.....Sarah [db#6861] (17??-aft1784) m. ? Young – 2 children.

.....Robert [db#6862] (1750-1809) m. Elizabeth Elliot – 8 children.

.....Alexander [db#6863] (17??-aft1784).

.....Agnes [db#6864] (17??-bef1783) m. John Woods – 2 children.

.....(daughter) [db#6865] (17??-bef1783) m. Joseph Rankin – 1child.

.....Margaret [db#6866] (1748-aft1784) m. James Noble – 1 child

Residences to 3 generations: Pennsylvania,  Delaware, Virginia,  Ohio, USA.

Entries in Database: 7 generations; 179 descendants; 77 spouses.

DNA findings: NA

Current Researchers:

Web Links (this site & others):
.....
Hugh E. McWhorter - North American Progenitor - article & 3-generation register report

Comments: .....Possible link between Family #6 of Lancaster co., PA and Family #1 of New Castle co., DE. In 1740 Hugh E. removed from "middle octorara", Lancaster co., PA to New Castle co., DE when he purchased land from a James Kerr. Allegedly made an agreement in 1749 with Hugh [d#1] to buy the latter’s home plantation (still looking for confirmation).


Family #4:

Descendants of John McWhorter
[db#25505] (cir1695-1768)
of Worcester co. and Hampshire co., Massachusetts, USA

Place of Birth: unknown

Spouse: Jannet ? [db#2] (cir1700-aft1768)

Children: 8 known.

.....Mathew [db#204] (abt1725-1804) m. Maryann ? – 7 children.

.....Margaret [db#13782] (abt1729-1812) m. Robert Smith.

.....John [db#73] (1739-1813) m. Bethia Hall – 8 children.

.....Samuel [db#14550] (cir1740-aft1786) m. Mary McCluer – 8 children.

.....Jane [db#25507] (cir1740-aft1798).

.....Sarah [db#25512] (cir1740-aft1768) m. ? Wheeler.

.....Rachel [db#25508] (cir1740-aft1762) m. Thomas McCluer.

.....Martha [db#25510] (cir1742-aft1768) m. John Jones.

Residences to 3 generations: Massachusetts,  New York,  Illinois,  Wisconsin, USA.

Entries in Database: 8 generations; 180 descendants; 110 spouses.

DNA findings: NA

Current Researchers:

Web Links (this site & others):
.....
John McWhorter - North American Progenitor - article & 3-generation register report

.....Mathew McWhorter - North American Progenitor - article & 3-generation register report

.....John McWhorter - North American Progenitor - article & 3-generation register report

Comments: .....On 5-May-1742 John of Brookfield, Worcester co., MA bought land in Greenwich, Hampshire co., MA. Name is spelled "Mewhorter", "McWharter", "McWhorter", "Mewharter" in various land and church records.


Family #5:

Descendants of Thomas? McWhorter
[db#33] (cir1710-17??)
of Scotland? & Orange co., New York, USA

Place of Birth: perhaps Scotland

Spouse: unknown

Children: perhaps 4

.....Hugh [db#35] (1737-1812) m. Kezia Tyler – 6 children.

.....Gilbert [db#1140] (17??-17??).

.....Mary [db#1141] (cir1745-aft1784) m. William Buchanan – 7 children.

.....(son) [db#626] (17??-aft1762) m. unknown – 5 children.

Residences to 3 generations: Scotland?;   New York,  New Jersey,  Pennsylvania,  Indiana,  West Virginia, USA.

Entries in Database: 12 generations; 1,372 descendants; 883 spouses.
(4th largest family in McWh*rter Database.)

DNA findings: NA

Current Researchers:

Web Links (this site & others):
.....
Thomas McWhorter - North American Progenitor - article & 3-generation register report

.....Descendants of Thomas McWhorter - website of Darwina Michael

Comments: .....The name of the progenitor has never been certain, perhaps Thomas. His son Gilbert [db#1140] may be the same as son [db#626]. Speculation that this family is descended from Family #1 is unsupported by any facts.


Family #6:

Descendants of Moses McWhorter
[db#3677] (cir1700-abt1756)
of Ireland?; Cecil co., Maryland; Chester co. and Lancaster co., Pennsylvania, USA

Place of Birth: perhaps Ireland

Spouse: perhaps ? Marlin [db#13247]

Children: 6 known.

.....George [db#787] (cir1730-abt1805) m. Elizabeth Walkup (sp?) – 9 children.

.....Henry [db#3678] (cir1725-1807) m. Marge (or Mary) Beall – 6 children.

.....William [db#3768] (cir1725-1795) m. (1) Elizabeth Ferrier – 2 children; (2) Mary ?.

.....Aaron [db#3769] (cir1740-abt1799) m. Fanny ? – 6 children.

.....Moses [db#3770] (1744-1832) m. Jean (Mrs. Morrison) Finley – 1 child.

.....James [db#3771] (17??-17??) m. unknown – perhaps 2.

Residences to 3 generations: Ireland?;   Pennsylvania,  North Carolina,  South Carolina,  Virginia,   Tennessee, USA.

Entries in Database: 12 generations; 2,770 descendants; 1,566 spouses.
(Largest family in McWh*rter Database.)

DNA findings: ..........One ninth generation descendant has submitted a sample that has been tested for 12 markers. The sample is an exact match with samples from other participants from Families #10, #15, #16, #21 and #22. This strongly suggests that these McWh*rter families share a common male ancestor....The sample is also a near match (one marker off by one) with samples from other participants from Families #20, #28 and #57. This suggests that these McWh*rter families may share a common male ancestor.

Current Researchers:
.....Jesse Owen McWhirter - Moses1, William2, George Marlin3, Alexander Hamilton McCandless4, George Marlin5, John Alexander6, Landon Claude7,  Indemon Benjamin8, Jesse Owen9 - jomac@vallnet.com

Web Links (this site & others):
.....
Moses McWhorter - North American Progenitor - article & 3-generation register report

Comments: .....Unusual first name, especially for McWh*rters, is found almost exclusively among descendants of this Moses. Whether all the children listed belong to Moses [db#3677] is still uncertain.


Family #7:

Descendants of David McWhorter
[db#118] (1741-1789)
of Lancaster co., Pennsylvania; Rutherford co., North Carolina
and Abbeville co., South Carolina, USA

Place of Birth: unknown

Spouse: Mary Posten [db#119] (1750-cir1846)

Children: 9 known.

.....John [db#120] (1767-1855) m. Elizabeth Willson – 11 children.

.....Robert [db#106] (1770-1857) m. Elizabeth Cherry – 5 children.

.....David [db#2209] (1773-aft1850) m. Elizabeth C. McWhorter – 9 children.

.....Samuel [db#2166] (1775-aft1850) m. Margaret Cherry – 7 children.

.....Solomon [db#5070] (1777- 17??).

.....Mary [db#5071] (1779-1863) m. John McWhorter – 9 children.

.....William [db#5072] (1782-1872) m. Susanna Sigman – 8 children.

.....Isaac [db#5073] (1785-bef1820) m. Sarah ? – 3 children.

.....Sarah [db#5074] (1787-18??) may have married a Henderson?

Residences to 3 generations: Pennsylvania,   North Carolina,  South Carolina,  Georgia,  Alabama,  Arkansas,   Mississippi,  Kentucky,  Illinois, USA.

Entries in Database: 10 generations; 1,898 descendants; 1,092 spouses.
(2nd largest family in McWh*rter Database.)

DNA findings: NA

Current Researchers:
.....Tricia Pettit - David1, John2, William3, William David4, Pinckney Lee5, George Tuberville6, Mary Madeline7, Patricia Lynn Brown8 - (bonestwo@erols.com)

.....Leslie Seich - David1, David2 & Samuel2, Jermiah Barnett3 & Samuel Cherry3, Sara Jane Rebecca4, Julius Gray4/5, James Garnet5/6, Barbara Anne6/7, Leslie Karen Wilcox7/8 - (thistle_lass@hotmail.com)

Web Links (this site & others):
.....
David McWhorter - North American Progenitor - article & 3-generation register report

.....
Tricia Petitt's Home Page

.....Leslie Seich's Home Page

Comments: .....Married 31-Mar-1766 in Lancaster co., PA. Removed to Rutherford co., NC and eventually to what is now Abbeville co., South Carolina. Allegedly served under Gen. Marion in the Revolutionary War. May be connected to Family #6, but since no son named Moses, the connection is unclear.


Family #8:

Descendants of Frederick C. McWhorter
[db#1494] (1822-1886)
of Greene co., Georgia, USA

Place of Birth: Georgia

Spouse: Elizabeth Anne "Eliza" Johnson [db#1495] (1827-1904)

Children: 10 known.

.....William Nevel [db#21967] (1845-1849).

.....Sarah Eloisa [db#1496] (1849-bef1860?).

.....Anna Frances [db#2096] (1850-1903) m. ? O'Neil.

.....Beeman Crawford "B. C." [db#9042] (1852-1935) m. Eliza "Lizzie" Barnhardt – 6 children.

.....Samantha Jane [db#13079] (1854-1880?).

.....Mary Tallulah (or Loula) [db#2098] (1857-1927).

.....Benjamin Frederick [db#2099] (1859-1937) m. Sallie Jane Armstrong – 9 children.

.....Elizabeth Lois [db#21969] (1862-1935) m. Jesse Lumpkin Harris - 6 children.

.....Lillie Irene [db#21970] (1865-1955) m. Frank (Mullins or) McMullins.

.....James Robert [db#21971] (1869-1935) m. Addie Theresa Gill - 8 children.

Residences to 3 generations: Greene co., Georgia and Florida, USA.

Entries in Database: 6 generations; 74 descendants; 35 spouses.

DNA findings: NA

Current Researchers:

Web Links (this site & others):

Comments: .....It seems likely that this is the "Frederick McWhorter" referred to as "nephew" in the will of Benjamin Davidson McWhorter [db#1160] of Family #1. It is thought that Frederick's mother may not have been married to his father and no record of his birth from Benjamin, or any of Benjamin's siblings has been found.


Family #9:

Descendants of Hugh McWhorter
[db#3227] (1757-1837)
of Ireland & York co., South Carolina, USA

Place of Birth: Ireland

Spouse: Mary ? [db#3228] (cir1757-1825)

Children: 7 known.

.....Andrew J. [db#2041] (1783-1868) m. (1) Elizabeth McDowell Watson – 9 children; (2) Mary Ann Davis Wallor; (3) Margaret Riddle – 1 child; (4) Hannah J. Wiggins.

.....Margaret [db#3229] (abt1785-18??).

.....Thomas [db#3230] (abt1787-aft1850) m. Delilah ? – 3 children.

.....John [db#3231] (abt1789-aft1850) m. Sarah ? – 4 children.

.....William M. [db#3232] (1792-1877) m. Masinia ? – 6 children.

.....Mary [db#3233] (abt1797-aft1830).

.....George Gray [db#3234] (abt1800-18??) m. Mary Loughridge – 2 children.

Residences to 3 generations: Ireland;   South Carolina,  Arkansas,  Texas,  Mississippi,  Tennessee, USA.

Entries in Database: 9 generations; 577 descendants; 285 spouses.
(9th largest family in the McWh*rter Database)

DNA findings: NA

Current Researchers:

Web Links (this site & others):
.....
Hugh McWhorter - North American Progenitor - article & 3-generation register report

Comments: .....Hugh emigrated with his family from Ireland to York co., SC between 1792 and 1797. He may have been a brother of George Gray McWhorter [db#210] Family #12 as he allegedly purchased a plantation from George in 1813 and had a son by the same name. Most of the family removed to Texas by 1860.


Family #10:

Descendants of Andrew McWhirter
[db#21216] (cir1700-1758)
of Colmonell, Ayrshire, Scotland

Place of Birth: Scotland

Spouse: Martha McCluer [db#21217] (17??-1794)

Children: 2 known.

.....John [db#15579] (1744-1827) m. Jean Sloan – 8 children.

.....Andrew [db#21219] (bef1758-17??).

Residences to 3 generations: Ayrshire, Scotland

Entries in Database: 10 generations; 910 descendants; 527 spouses.
(7th largest family in the McWh*rter Database)

DNA findings: .....One eighth generation descendant has submitted a sample that has been tested for 12 markers. The sample is an exact match with samples from other participants from Families #6, #15, #16, #21 and #22. This strongly suggests that these McWh*rter families share a common male ancestor....The sample is also a near match (one marker off by one) with samples from other participants from Families #20, #28 and #57. This suggests that these McWh*rter families may share a common male ancestor.

Current Researchers:
.....Alan Douglas McWhirter - Andrew1, John2, Alexander3, Alexander Sloan4, Alexander5, James6, Alexander7, Alan Douglas8 - (a.mcwhirter@att.net)

.....Douglas Arthur McWhirter - Andrew1, John2, Alexander3, John4, Andrew5, Gilbert Rowan6, Robert Gordon7, Douglas Arthur8 - (dougmcw@sympatico.ca)

.....William Ramsay - Andrew1, John2, Alexander3, John4, James5, David6, Annie7, William Ramsay8 - (bill@ramsay48.freeserve.co.uk)

Web Links (this site & others):

Comments: .....Gravestone erected in Andrew’s memory by sons John and Andrew is in the Kirkyard cemetery at Colmonell, Ayrshire, Scotland. Descendants of Andrew emigrated to Ontario, Canada in 1853; New South Wales, Australia in 1855; and, Massachusetts, USA in 1910.


Family #11:

Descendants of Robert McWhorter
[db#5964] (cir1700-aft1745)
Bucks co., Pennsylvania, USA


Place of Birth: unknown

Spouse: Sarah Johnston [db#1405] (cir1720-17??)


Children: 2 known


.....William [db#2267] (abt1745-1823) m. unknown - 9 children


.....Robert [db#1401] (1747-aft1832) m. Jane Alexander.


Residences to 3 generations: Pennsylvania,  Kentucky,  Indiana and  Ohio, USA.


Entries in Database: 11 generations;   1,289 descendants;    839 spouses.
(5th largest family in the McWh*rter Database)


DNA findings: NA


Current Researchers:

Web Links (this site & others):
.....William McWhorter - North American Progenitor - article & 3-generation register report

Comments: .....Early generations of this family are quite confusing and may not yet be entirely accurate. Most of the early descendants populated large parts of Ohio and Indiana.


Family #11a:

Descendants of Mary Mewherter
[db#14334] (cir1785-cir1870)
Pennsylvania and Harrison co., Ohio, USA


Place of Birth: unknown

Spouse: William Barr [db#14333] (cir1780-1817)


Children: 10 known


.....Easter Barr [db#14335] (cir1810-     ).


.....Jane Barr [db#14336] (cir1810-     ).

.....Agnes Barr [db#14337] (cir1810-    ).

.....Mary Barr [db#14338] (cir1810-    ).

.....Isaac Barr [db#14339] (cir1810-    ).

.....James Barr [db#14340] (cir1810-    ).

.....Andrew Barr [db#14341] (cir1810-    ).

.....Silas Barr [db#14342] (cir1810-    ).

.....William Barr [db#14343] (cir1810-    ).

.....Susannah "Susan" Barr [db#14344] (1818-1907) m. James McElroy.

Residences to 3 generations: Pennsylvania and Harrison co., Ohio, USA.


Entries in Database: 2 generations;  11 descendants;   2 spouses.


DNA findings: NA


Current Researchers:

Web Links (this site & others):

Comments: .....Is Mary a daughter of Samuel [db#34939] of Family #11c?


Family #11c:

Descendants of Samuel McWhirter
[db#34939] (cir1767-     )
Pennsylvania, USA


Place of Birth: unknown

Spouse: Elizabeth Barr [db#34940] (1772-    )


Children: 4 known


.....James [db#34941] (cir1790-     ).


.....Samuel [db#1489] (cir1790-1857) m. Margaret McDowell - 7 children.

.....Robert [db#407] (1792-1872) m. Elizabeth Taylor - 10 children.

.....John [db#34942] (cir1795-     ) m. Alison ?.

Residences to 3 generations: Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio and Missouri, USA.


Entries in Database:  5 generations;   66 descendants;   42 spouses.


DNA findings: NA


Current Researchers:

Web Links (this site & others):

Comments: .....In all liklihood connected to Family #11!


Family #12:

Descendants of Jacob McWhorter
[db#6915] (17??-17??)
of Ireland?; and, South Carolina?, USA


Place of Birth: unknown

Spouse: Elizabeth Gray [db#6916] (17??-17??)

Children: 1 known - perhaps a second

.....George Gray [db#252] (1762-1829) - m. Eliza Drusilla Cooper - 7 children

Residences to 3 generations: South Carolina,  Alabama,  Georgia  and  Louisiana, USA.

Entries in Database: 7 generations; 92 descendants; 35 spouses.

DNA findings: NA

Current Researchers:

Web Links (this site & others):
.....George Gray McWhorter - North American Progenitor - article & 3-generation register report

Comments: .....Jacob may also have been the father of Hugh McWhorter [db#3227] Family #9 as Hugh allegedly purchased a plantation from son George Gray [db#252] in 1813 and had a son by the same name. Jacob's son, George Gray, was said to have been a soldier in the Revolutionary War and served as a Presbyterian minister in South Carolina and Alabama.



Family #14:

Descendants of Gilbert McWhirter
[db#708] (cir1725-aft1772)
of Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland


Place of Birth: Shellknowe, Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland

Spouse: Isobel McCreadie [db#492] (cir1725-aft1772)

Children: 6 known

.....James [db#494] (1759-1???).

.....William [db#493] (1762-1848) m. Ann Caldwell - 9 children

.....Janet [db#495] (1765-1???).

.....Ann [db#496] (1768-1???).

.....Moulthione [db#497] (cir1770-1???).

.....Matthew [db#18122] (1771-1???).

Residences to 3 generations: Ayrshire, Scotland; and, New Richmond, Quebec, Canada.

Entries in Database: 9 generations; 1,028 descendants; 552 spouses.

(6th largest family in the McWh*rter Database)

DNA findings: NA

Current Researchers:

Web Links (this site & others):
.....Gilbert & John  McWhorter - North American Progenitors - article & 3-generation register report

Comments: .....About 1820 two of Gilbert's grandsons, Gilbert [db#499] and John [db#8874] (sons of William), removed from Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland to New Richmond, Quebec, Canada. Their descendants account for a substantial portion of all the McWh*rters currently in Canada.



Family #15:

Descendants of Robert McWhirter
[db#16804] (cir1750-bef1859)
of Barr, Ayrshire, Scotland


Place of Birth: Scotland

Spouse: Margaret McConnall [db#16805] (1751-bef1859)

Children: 5 known

.....William [db#16806] (cir1780-18??) m. unknown - 2 children.

.....David [db#16809] (abt1780-aft1822) m. Margaret Muir - 7 children.

.....James Newlands [db#16807] (cir1780-18??) m. unknown – 2 children.

.....Robert [db#14983] (cir1786-1859) m. Sarah McCrindle - 8 children.

.....John [db#16808] (abt1787-1874) m. Ann McCargow – 5 children.

Residences to 3 generations: Ayrshire, Wigtownshire and Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland; Victoria, Australia; and, Iowa, USA.

Entries in Database: 9 generations; 381 descendants; 193 spouses.

(10th largest family in the McWh*rter Database)

DNA findings: .....One eighth generation descendant has submitted a sample that has been tested for 12 markers. The sample is an exact match with samples from other participants from Families #6, #10, #16, #21 and #22. This strongly suggests that these McWh*rter families share a common male ancestor....The sample is also a near match (one marker off by one) with samples from other participants from Families #20, #28 and #57. This suggests that these McWh*rter families may share a common male ancestor.

Current Researchers:

.....Michael Rowley - Robert1, Robert2, Andrew3, Sarah4, Edward Andrew Rowley5, Ronald James Rowley6, Michael Graham Rowley7 - (mickeyr@optusnet.com.au)

.....Helen Colquhoun - Robert1, John2, William3, William4, Gilbert Milroy5, Helen Mary6 - hmcolquhoun@hotmail.com

Web Links (this site & others):

Comments: .....Robert's grandson, Andrew [db#14987] (son of Robert), removed to Victoria, Australia in 1852. His granddaughter, Jane [db#14985] (daughter of the same Robert), emigrated with her husband abt1852 to Auburn, New York, USA; then Parkersburg, West Virginia and, finally, in 1869, Garden Grove, Iowa.



Family #16:

Descendants of Peter (or Patrick) McWhirter
[db#23732] (cir1750-aft1797)
of Inch, Wigtownshire, Scotland


Place of Birth: Scotland

Spouse: Elizabeth Hunter [db#23733] (cir1760-aft1797)


Children: 7 known.


.....John [db#29793] (1780-1???).


.....Thomas [db#29794] (1782-1???).


.....Peter [db#29795] (1784-1???).


.....Robert [db#29796] (1787-1867) m. (1) Susan Main – 3 children; (2) Helen  Trainer - 1 child.


.....William [db#21847] (1789-1868) m. Janet McKelvie - 9 children.


.....Elizabeth [db#30735] (1791-1???).


.....Ann [db#30736] (1797-18??).


Residences to 3 generations: Wigtownshire and Renfrewshire, Scotland; and, Liverpool, England.


Entries in Database: 7 generations; 87 descendants; 31 spouses.


DNA findings: .....One sixth generation descendant has submitted a sample that has been tested for 12 markers. The sample is an exact match with samples from other participants from Families #6, #10, #15, #21 and #22. This strongly suggests that these McWh*rter families share a common male ancestor....The sample is also a near match (one marker off by one) with samples from other participants from Families #20, #28 and #57. This suggests that these McWh*rter families may share a common male ancestor.


Current Researchers:

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Comments: .....Peter was an "Innkeeper" in Inch, Wigtownshire, Scotland. Peter's granddaughter, Elizabeth [db#21868] (daughter of William), removed to Liverpool, England with her husband by 1839.



Family #17:

Descendants of John McWhirter
[db#151] (abt1829-aft1881)
of Greenock and Glasgow, Scotland; Erith, Kent, England; and, possibly, Staten Island, New York


Place of Birth:
Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Spouse: Sarah Turner [db#152] (cir1830-bef1881)


Children: 8 known


.....Mary Ann [db#153] (1851-1???) m. ? Chadwick.


.....William [db#155] (cir1855-aft1881).


.....Jane Adams [db#17440] (1855-1???).


.....John [db#154] (1857-aft1881).


.....Robert Adam [db#157] (1859-19??) m. unknown - at least 1 child.


.....Henry [db#158] (1862-1940) m. Emily Swift - 3 children.


.....Thomas W. [db#29165] (abt1865-aft1881).


.....Sarah E. [db#29166] (abt1871-aft1881).


Residences to 3 generations: Greenock and Glasgow, Renfreshire, Scotland;  Kent, England;  and, New York and Massachusetts, USA


Entries in Database: 6 generations; 34 descendants; 11 spouses.


DNA findings: NA


Current Researchers:

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.....
John McWhirter - North American Progenitor - article & 3-generation register report

Comments: .....A "master yacht builder", John removed from Glasgow, Scotland to Erith, Kent, England abt1865. He may have removed from England to Staten Island, New York abt1883 with several of his sons (but their trail has been lost); others remained in England. A great-grandson removed from England to USA in mid 1900s.



Family #18:

Descendants of Charles McWhirter
[db#12807] (1803-cir1845)
of Wilson co., Tennessee, USA


Place of Birth: unknown

Spouse: Nancy Griffin [db#13247] (cir1803-18??)


Children: 5 known.


.....Charles [db#30811] (1824-cir1855) m. (1) ? Pitts – 2 children; (2) Sarah Southers.


.....Sarah C. [db#18062] (1824-aft1860) m. James H. Eagan – 1 child.


.....James S. [db#12811] (1825-1897) m. (1) Martha Cluck – 5 children; (2) Sarah Charity Winkler - 4 children.


.....Samuel Hugh [db#30815] (1827-aft1878) m. Julia Ann Bennett – 8 children.


.....Francis Elizabeth [db#30817] (1829-1892) m. Jesse Sullens – 13 children.


Residences to 3 generations: Tennessee,   Illinois and Texas, USA.


Entries in Database: 9 generations; 208 descendants; 120 spouses.


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Comments: .....In all probability Charles is part of Family #6. He may be the son of Hugh B. [db#6343] (son of Jeremiah) or Hugh Barnett [db#6357] (son of Aaron) (Jeremiah & Aaron were brothers). For several generations the family moved back and forth between Tennessee and Marion co., Illinois.



Family #19:

Descendants of Frances McWhorter
[db#7203] (1792-1846)
of Decatur co., Bedford co., and Perry co., Tennessee, USA


Place of Birth: unknown

Spouse: Eleanor Connelly [db#7204] (1792-1857)


Children: 11 known.


.....Elizabeth Eloira [db#7205] (1817-18??) m. ? Rowsey.


.....Lucretia [db#7206] (1819-18??) m. Robert Ray.


.....Martha [db#7207] (1821-18??) m. ? Finch.


.....Eliza Jane [db#7208] (1823-18??) m. Daniel French.


.....Sarah Callier [db#7209] (1825- 1841).


.....Catherine Mabel [db#7210] (1827-1834).


.....Mary Ann [db#7211] (1829-18??) m. ? Finch.


.....James Washington [db#7212] (1831-1902) m. Nancy P. Weaver – 6 children.


.....Frances Marion [db#7213] (1834-1901) m. unknown.

.....Nancy Lucinda [db#7214] (1836-18??) m. Carroll Graves.

.....Robert J. [db#7215] (1838-18??).

Residences to 3 generations: Tennessee and Nevada, USA.


Entries in Database: 4 generations; 19 descendants; 11 spouses.


DNA findings: NA


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Comments: .....Perhaps a part of Family #6. Frances' daughter-in-law, widow of son Frances Marion [db#7213], wrote that her husband had but one uncle (who had a son).



Family #20:

Descendants of David Macwhirter
[db#31276] (cir1750-bef1800)
of Ayrshire? and Berwickshire, Scotland


Place of Birth: Scotland

Spouse: Abigail Hair [db#31277] (abt1749-1800)


Children: 2 known.


.....Jean Crawford [db#31280] (abt1778-1846).


.....John [db#18349] (1780-1853) m. Harriett Anne Reid - 16 children.



Residences to 3 generations: Ayrshire and Berwickshire, Scotland; Calcutta, India; Victoria, Australia; and, Bath England.


Entries in Database: 7 generations; 52 descendants; 20 spouses.


DNA findings: .....One seventh generation descendant has submitted a sample that has been tested for 12 markers. The sample is a near match (one marker off by one) with samples from other participants from Families #6, #10, #15, #16, #21 and #22. This suggests that these McWh*rter families may share a common male ancestor.


Current Researchers:

.....Geoff Macwhirter - David1, John2, John Peach3, James Mckillop4, Leslie Colin5, Geoff6 - (gmac@iprimus.com.au)

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Comments: .....David was living at Chirnside, Berwickshire, Scotland by 1780 when his son, John, was born. He may have originally been from Ayrshire as his widow was buried in Dundonald. His son, John, went on to fame as a physician with the East India Company and eventually served as President of the Royal College of Physicians. By 1846 descendants had removed to Victoria, Australia.


Family #21:

Descendants of John McWhirter
[db#13163] (abt1827-aft1881)
of Colmonell and Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland


Place of Birth: Colmonell, Ayrshire, Scotland

Spouse: Sarah McCreath [db#13164] (abt1829-1905)


Children: 7 known.


.....David [db#28272] (abt1852-1934) m. Maria Anne (or Maryann) Aitken - 6 children.

.....Sarah [db#28273] (abt1853-aft1861).

.....John [db#13165] (1855-aft1890) m. Hannah Young - 3 children.

.....Margaret [db#17751] (1859-1937) m. Willie Agnew.

.....Helen "Nellie" [db#17181] (1861-1928) Never married.

.....James [db#17397] (1869-1941) m. Margaret Fletcher Henderson - 4 children.

.....Jessie [db#17505] (1873-1954) m. James Austin Fingland - 4 children.

Residences to 3 generations: Ayrshire, Scotland; Cornwall and London, England.


Entries in Database: 5 generations; 37 descendants; 26 spouses.


DNA findings: .....One third generation descendant has submitted a sample that has been tested for 12 markers. The sample is an exact match with samples from other participants from Families #6, #10, #15, #16 and  #22. This strongly suggests that these McWh*rter families share a common male ancestor....The sample is also a near match (one marker off by one) with samples from other participants from Families #20, #28 and #57. This suggests that these McWh*rter families may share a common male ancestor.


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Comments: .....John was a woodman at Maclachrigston, Pinmore, but according to the 1861 census he was born at Colmonell..


Family #22:

Descendants of Patrick McWhirter
[db#28064] (cir1750-aft1784)
of Wigtownshire, Scotland


Place of Birth: Scotland

Spouse: Jean Kennedy [db#28065] (cir1750-aft1784)


Children: 6 known.


.....Peter [db#28066] (1774-aft1810) m. Elizabeth Watson - 5 children.

.....John [db#28067] (1776-1???).

.....Anthony [db#28062] (1778-aft1823) m. (1) Agnes Liburn - 2 children; (2) Isabel McCargo - 6 children.

.....Alexander [db#28068] (1780-1780).

.....William [db#28069] (1781-aft1823) m. Letticia Dalzell - 6 children.

.....Jean [db#28070] (1784-1???).

Residences to 3 generations: Wigtownshire, Scotland.


Entries in Database: 8 generations; 97 descendants; 32 spouses.


DNA findings: .....One seventh generation descendant has submitted a sample that has been tested for 12 markers. The sample is an exact match with samples from other participants from Families #6, #10, #15, #16 and  #21. This strongly suggests that these McWh*rter families share a common male ancestor....The sample is also a near match (one marker off by one) with samples from other participants from Families #20, #28 and #57. This suggests that these McWh*rter families may share a common male ancestor.


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Comments: .....Was married in Portpatrick, Wigtownshire, Scotland in 1773. In 1910 two descendants removed from Dumfriesshire, Scotland to Canada settling in Redvers, Saskatchewan.


Family #23:

Descendants of Hugh McWhirter
[db#25411] (cir1785-aft18??)
of Tarbolton and Dalmellington, Ayrshire, Scotland


Place of Birth: Scotland

Spouse: Ann Cairnie [db#25412] (1787-1838)


Children: 2 known.


.....John [db#22001] (1804-1890) m. Janet (or Jenny) Maxwell - 1 child.

.....Hugh [db#25752] (cir1805-aft1890).

Residences to 3 generations: Ayrshire, Scotland.


Entries in Database: 8 generations; 154 descendants; 81 spouses.


DNA findings: NA


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Comments: .....Hugh was married in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1807. Descendants removed to Renfrewshire, Scotland by 1900 and Ontario, Canada in 1913.


Family #24:

Descendants of Thomas McWhirter
[db#25891] (1804-1867)
of Ireland and Middlebury, Addison co., Vermont, USA


Place of Birth: Ireland

Spouse: Sarah (or Eliza Jane) ? [db#25892] (abt1803-aft1860)


Children: 4 known.


.....Samuel [db#14469] (1836-1874) m. Almira Hastings Blake - 1 child.

.....Margaret [db#26695] (1842-     ) m. Archibald Stewart.

.....James H. [db#14470] (abt1843-aft1863).

.....George [db#25893] (1846-1883) m. (1) unknown - 2 children; (2) Ellen Annette Sleeper - 4 children.

Residences to 3 generations: Ireland and Vermont, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, USA


Entries in Database: 5 generations; 26 descendants; 15 spouses.


DNA findings: NA


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Comments: .....Thomas immigrated from Ireland and was head of household in Middlebury, Addison co., Vermont in 1860. In 1862 his sons, Samuel and James, enlisted in the Union Army and served in the 14th Vermont Regiment during the Battle of Gettysburgh.


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