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Mary Galbreath Distin (View posts)
Posted: 4 Apr 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Whitehall
I'm searching for information on the Whitehalls before they left Currituck County in 1828-29.
Also searching for others who are researching same name.

Whitehall Family

Melody Byrd (View posts)
Posted: 5 Sep 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Whitehall, Bray
Mary I too am researching my WHITEHALL family from Currituck County North Carolina. I desend from the following WHITEHALL families: Alexander Legrand, Thomas W., Alexander Legrand, James Bray, Nicolas Clark, James Oliver, James Louis, Melody Kay (me).

Alexander LeGrand Whitehall

Mary Galbreath Distin (View posts)
Posted: 15 Sep 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Whitehall
My information says Alexander LeGrand Whitehall (son of Thomas, grandson of Alexander LeGrand) left Currituck Co shortly after the death of Thomas. I have a copy of Thomas' will from Currituck Co. From there the family went to Fountain Co. IN and some from IN to Mercer Co. IL -- where I very nearly still am 150+ years later. My info has only that James Whitehall died in, perhaps, Washington. I didn't know if that was Washington, IL, near Peoria or Washington State or Washington, D.C. I gather it is Washington (state).
Have you info on the Battle of Great Bridge? I thought it was in Currituck Co., but found a map that suggests it was nearby but in VA.

James Bray Whitehall

Melody Byrd (View posts)
Posted: 16 Sep 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thomas born in Currituck Co. NC was the grandfather of James Bray Whitehall (brother to Thomas b. 1828) James was born April 20, 1833 in Fountain County IN. He married Elizabeth Clark there Nov 21, 1852. One child born in Fountain County, IN. He then moved to Henderson County, IL (one child born there) then to Mercer County, IL (where the last three children were born) then to Greene County, IA (where all the children were married) and finally settling in Douglas County WA. with his wife and all children except one. There he died in 1916.
I have heard of the Battle of the Great Bridge, although I don't recall the entire story I understand there was a Whitehall involved. I have not researched that event as of yet.

Re: Alexander LeGrand Whitehall

Rich McCartney (View posts)
Posted: 15 Oct 2001 1:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi

I'm a serious Whitehall researcher that may be able to help.

First the Great Bridge is indeed in Virgina, just above the eastern border with North Carolina, it shows on some Va maps. The batte was very short although a massive battle that was the beginning of driving the British from Va. The North Carolina Milita came up to help in it. There are no official records that I have found that list the members of the NC Militia however, DAR recognizes Alexander Legrand Whitehall as a patriot.

These are indeed the Whitehalls that moved through Mercer County to the state of Washington, settling first in the area of Douglas County.

I can probably help you with filling in your blanks, however I need to have a little better idea of how you fit in. I only exchange information with bona fide family members who agree not to publish the data on the web or in other forms

Rich

Re: Alexander LeGrand Whitehall

Mary Galbreath Distin (View posts)
Posted: 15 Oct 2001 2:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Alexander LeGrande Whitehall is my fifth great grandfather. It goes this way to me -- Robert b.?, Alexander LeGrande b 1750, Thomas W.b 1777, Alexander LeGrande b 1799, Thomas b. 1828, Mary Emmaline (or Emmalyn) b b 1859, and then to Charles William Brown, my mom's dad..
So, the Whitehalls that came from North Carolina, with some settling in Indiana and then Mercer Co., IL eventually went even further west. There are so many still around here (Warren and Mercer Co., IL) that I just thought Illinois and Indiana were it for them.
I'm interested of course, in more family information. But if you've done a lot of research, I'm sure you know everything; I wouldn't have much to share. But I am right here beside Mercer Co. What can I tell you? I have read some neat history of Mercer Co. books and I've been to the cemetery. I'm eager to visit Currituck County sometime, too. I heard about the Battle of Great Bridge from a History of Fountain County Indiana.

Re: Alexander LeGrand Whitehall

Rich McCartney (View posts)
Posted: 15 Oct 2001 7:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Ok, so you're related, I have your Mom and Dad in my data base. It would be nice to have more information on you Dad's side and then you and your siblings and children etc. I am trying to obtain and keep a complete history of the Whitehalls and those that married in. (In fact, I'm a married in, my wife is a Whitehall daughter)

I'm traveling and won't be home until November, however, I'll send you more data then.

Please email me directly at richmccartney@hotmail.com

When we were in Currituck a couple of weeks ago, we found that another North Carolina County might be even more importatnt. more later on that

Do you have Captain Alexander Legrand Whitehall wife Nancy's maiden name?

Are you familiar with Clinton Whitehall's work, he is in your general neck of the woods. If not, I'll have to supply his adddress after I get home and have your email address

Re: Alexander LeGrand Whitehall

Posted: 16 Oct 2001 12:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 May 2002 11:43PM GMT
There is indeed, at least a partial list of the Currituck County troops that fought in the Battle of Great Bridge. Several years ago I copied the page from a book I found in the Currituck County Library, becuase it listed two of my ancestors (Charles Griggs and William Melson) as being there. Unfortunately, this was when I first started doing genealogy, and I did not make a copy of the title page and author's name. Believe me I have kicked myself many times for this lapse in judgement.

I do not live in the area, so I can't go back to check it out.

As you know attachments to these messages are not allowed, but if you will email me, I will be happy to scan the page I copied and email it back to you.

A quick check of the list does not show a "Whitehall" among the troops.

Re: Alexander LeGrand Whitehall

Melody Byrd (View posts)
Posted: 16 Oct 2001 2:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Whitehall
Hi Jean,
Thanks for responding to the message of Rich McCartney. My name is Melody and I posted the original message a bout the Whitehall family back in 1999. Rich and I are cousins. I would enjoy a copy of the list of troops that fought in the Great Battle. Why did you remark that this was a partial list? Do you know of a complete list? I have not been able to find any proof of Alexander's involvment in this battle other than a statement made in the biography of his great grandson Nicholas Whitehall in the History of Fountain County Indiana. Even the statement admits there is no record of the event involving Alexander. Funny thing about the biography is that it speaks entirely of Alexander and only mentions Nicholas as a citizen of Fountain County Indiana. I will send along the excerpt from the book via your e-mail. Is this story merely family lore? Possibly.
Thanks for your time Jean.

Re: Alexander LeGrand Whitehall

Rich McCartney (View posts)
Posted: 16 Oct 2001 6:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Jean

I'm dumber than a door knob some days; I couldn't figure out how to email you; but here is my email address richmccartney@hotmailcom.

I've been to the currituck library twice and have not found the book that you spoke about, please email the partil list to me. Melody is certainly a cousin and an active Whitehall researcher too.

when you email, include some of your family, I have a good deal of Currituk county in my data base, I include all who married in. I may be able to help you as well

thanks

Rich
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