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Miles Whitt/Elliott County,Ky.

Miles Whitt/Elliott County,Ky.

Posted: 8 Nov 2001 12:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Sep 2003 1:07AM GMT
Researching Miles Whitt b-1828, d-nov. 14,1911. Son
Henry Fairchild Whitt. Related to Mays family. Buried
in Litton Graveyard. Death certificate has parents from Va.
Meridith Whitt/Sallie Whitt.

Re: Miles Whitt/Elliott County,Ky.

Richard Whitt (View posts)
Posted: 10 Nov 2001 12:36AM GMT
I feel strongly that this Miles' father, Meredith Whitt, is closely related to Richard Whitt (m. Vicy Adkins), who was progenitor of most of the Whitts that came out of Morgan-to-Elliott Co., Kentucky. Following is some of the information I have on Meredith Whitt.

"Pioneer Families of Eastern and Southeastern Kentucky," William C. Kozee, has Merida Whitt married Sallie Adkins Jul 18, 1822, in Pike Co., Kentucky. (Richard Whitt was also in Pike Co. at that time.)

There is a Meradith Whitt listed on the 1830 West Liberty Township, Morgan Co., KY census, with 1M 0-5, 1M 5-10, 1M 20-30, 1F 0-5, 1F 5-10 and 1F 20-30 (near Richard Whitt).

Then, on the 1840 Morgan Co., KY census, Merideth Whitt with 2M 0-5, 1M 5-10, 1M 10-15, 1M 30-40, 3F 0-5, 2F 5-10, 1F 10-15, 1F 30-40 (on the same page with Richard Whitt’s sons Moses Whitt and Martin Whitt).

From Morgan Co. Deaths, 1852:

22 Aug 1852 Alsey Adkins, 28, F, M, Morg, Pike, Morg, Flux
Father Merrideth Whitt, mother Sarah

23 Aug 1852 Elizabeth Jane Adkins, 1, S, Morg, Morg, Morg, Flux
Father William Adkins, mother Alsey

In 1850 Morgan Co. census, William and Alce both 26, b. KY, have children Carline 4, b. Wisconsin, and Matthew 1, b. Wisconsin. Alsey must have returned to Morgan Co.

KY Vital Records has a Miles Whitt, age 83, d. Nov 14, 1911 in Elliott Co., KY. Copy of the death certificate (Vol. 071, Cert. 28042, Death Vol. 11) shows parents as Merideth and Sallie Whitt.

On the 1850 Morgan Co., KY census, Miles Whitt and wife Maryan (Adkins), family 557, are smack in the middle of Richard Whitt (564) and sons, Martin Whitt (553), Richard Whitt, Jr. (555), Moses Whitt (562).

Meredith Whitt and Charles Whitt bought land in Grant Co., Wisconsin in T6N, R3W in June, 1858. William C. Whitt bought land in Dane Co., Wisconsin T7N, R7E in Nov., 1855 and June 1858.

From War of the Rebellion, Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series I, Vol. XLVI, p. 599:
Appomattox Campaign, Return of Casualties in the Union Forces, Officers killed or mortally wounded.
Wisconsin: Lieut. Meredith M. Whitt, 37th Infantry.
(However, this is Meredith M., son of Meredith, as indicated by the pension application of Meredith M: Whitt, Meredith M. father, Whitt, Meredith, mother Whitt, Sarah. 1 Lt. K 37 Wis. Inf. Date of filing Jan 2, 1866 Father app# 133243 cert# 177246. Date of filing June 16, 1866 Mother app# 128386 cert# 120508. The dates are difficult to read.)

Richard Whitt, Sr., and Meredith Whitt, might have been brothers, or they could have married sisters, since Vicy's mother was probably named Sarah, and Meredith's wife could have been named after her mother. This would mean, though, that Meredith and Richard might not be brothers, since that is based solely on close association.

Notes for Sarah Adkins:
Probably born in Pittsylvania Co., VA. There is also a possibility that this is also a sister of Vicy and Mary.

Marriage Notes for Merideth Whitt and Sarah Adkins:
From Ancestry.com:

Kentucky Marriages to 1850

Akins, Sally married Whitt, Maredy on 18 Jul 1822 in Pike County, Kentucky


Descendants of Merideth Whitt:
1. Merideth Whitt was born February 10, 1800 in Russell Co., Virginia, and died August 08, 1891. He married Sarah Adkins July 18, 1822 in Pike Co., Kentucky. She was born February 10, 1803, and died April 28, 1876.

Children of Merideth Whitt and Sarah Adkins are:
2 i. Charles Whitt, born 1823 in Kentucky; died 1890 in Crawford Co., Wisconsin.
3 ii. Alsey Whitt, born Abt. 1824 in Pike Co., Kentucky; died August 22, 1852 in Morgan Co., Kentucky. She married William Adkins; born Abt. 1824 in Kentucky; died Aft. 1850.
+ 4 iii. Miles C. Whitt, born 1828 in Pike Co., Kentucky; died November 14, 1911 in Sandy Hook, Elliott Co., Kentucky.
5 iv. Elizabeth Whitt, born 1832 in Morgan Co., Kentucky.
+ 6 v. John Whitt, born 1835 in Morgan Co., Kentucky.
7 vi. Meredith M. Whitt, born 1839 in Morgan Co., Kentucky; died April 02, 1865 in Petersburg, Virginia.
8 vii. Sarah Whitt, born April 15, 1840 in Morgan Co., Kentucky; died May 05, 1923. She married John Dillon January 02, 1859 in Wisconsin; born January 10, 1821 in Kentucky; died July 07, 1907 in Blue River, Wisconsin.
9 viii. Eliza Jane Whitt, born 1843 in Morgan Co., Kentucky; died in Boscobel, Grant Co., Wisconsin. She married Charles Kellogg in Grant Co., Wisconsin; born April 22, 1839 in Allegany Co., New York; died June 05, 1904 in Bascobel, Grant Co., Wisconsin.
10 ix. Mary Whitt, born 1846.


Generation No. 2

2. Charles Whitt was born 1823 in Kentucky, and died 1890 in Crawford Co., Wisconsin. He married Mary Conley. She was born 1839 in Kentucky.

Children of Charles Whitt and Mary Conley are:
11 i. John Whitt, born January 16, 1856 in Boscobel, Grant Co., Wisconsin.
12 ii. Liz Whitt, born 1859.


4. Miles C. Whitt was born 1828 in Pike Co., Kentucky, and died November 14, 1911 in Sandy Hook, Elliott Co., Kentucky. He married (1) Mary Ann Adkins April 16, 1849 in Morgan Co., Kentucky. She was born 1832 in Kentucky, and died Bet. 1870 - 1874 in Kentucky. He married (2) Elizabeth ? 1874 in Kentucky. She was born June 1854 in Kentucky, and died Aft. 1900.

Children of Miles Whitt and Mary Adkins are:
13 i. Sarah Whitt, born 1850 in Kentucky.
14 ii. James M. Whitt, born April 10, 1853 in Morgan Co., Kentucky.
15 iii. John B. Whitt, born October 1858 in Kentucky. He married Nancy Click; born October 1858 in Kentucky.
16 iv. Henry F. Whitt, born September 1863 in Kentucky.
17 v. Amos C. Whitt, born January 1866 in Kentucky. He married Rinda ? Abt. 1892 in Elliott Co., Kentucky; born December 1862 in Kentucky.
18 vi. Minnie B. Whitt, born 1868 in Kentucky.
19 vii. Mary Belle Whitt, born April 1870 in Kentucky. She married Franklin Mays Abt. 1888; born September 1861 in Kentucky.

Child of Miles Whitt and Elizabeth ? is:
20 i. Laura Whitt, born 1879 in Kentucky.

Please let me know about corrections you might suggest, and I would appreciate information on Whitt descendants of Henry F. Whitt, if possible.

Richard Whitt

Re: Miles Whitt/Elliott County,Ky.

Posted: 11 Nov 2001 12:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Sep 2003 1:07AM GMT
Thank You !!! Richard,
I am g-son of Thelma Whitt Shelton of Lexington Ky. She was
born 7/2/1913 to H.F. Whitt and Mattie E. Bolander . She was
born in Blue Creek, Ohio. She had a older brother Herbert. They were only children. Mattie and Henry married 10/8/1908.
Mattie died 8/14/1917 at age of 38. She and Henry are buried
at Drakes Cemetery, Blue Creek, Ohio.
I have only been researching my Family Tree for about a year.
I will seen you a copy when finished. I just received info on
Miles. He was in the Confederate army. Was in Company B
5th infantry and rode with John Hunt Morgan Company A
2nd Battalion-mounted rifles.
Which Whitt are you a descendant of ?

Thanks
Mike

Re: Miles Whitt/Elliott County,Ky.

Richard Whitt (View posts)
Posted: 11 Nov 2001 3:24PM GMT
Mike,
Thanks for the info on Henry F. and Miles. My Whitt line goes from me to Virgil Whitt--Clay Whitt--Mitchel Whitt--Moses Whitt--Richard Whitt, Sr. (m. Vicy Adkins). That probably makes us distant cousins, since I believe (without proof) that Richard, Sr., and Meredith Whitt were brothers. Mitchel Whitt was born c1849 in Morgan/Elliott Co., KY, moved later to Lawrence Co., KY. His son Clay Whitt, my grandfather, moved to Arkansas about 1920.

Richard
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