Orange County, North Carolina
|PLANTATION NAME:||MT. WILLING PLANTATION|
|ORIGINAL OWNER:||Thomas Whitted (1754-1820)|
Esquire, also known as Thomas Whitted Sr., was the progenitor of the
Whitteds on this website. He lived in Orange County, North Carolina, and was
probably born in the early 1750s. Around 1804 he began buying property for a
new plantation, called Mt. Willing, not far from his Whitted Creek property
in Orange County. Thomas was also a justice of the peace. He had two wives,
the first one’s name is not known. By his first wife he had nine children
between about 1774 and 1793. His first wife must have died by 1813, because
he married Sarah Kirk, the widow of Lewis Kirk, on 4 September 1813. They
had no children together. Thomas died at Mt. Willing 5 August 1820. Most of
his children left North Carolina for Indiana and Tennessee.
|SLAVE POPULATION:||From the Thomas
Orange County, North Carolina, Court of Equity, August 24, 1820
Bill of Complaint of RUTH WHITTED, THOMAS WHITTED, JOHN WHITTED, JOSEPH WHITTED, ROBERT WHITTED, WILLIAM WHITTED, WILLIAM GAPINS & NELLY his wife, & THOMAS PLEASANT & MARY his wife
Slaves named in petition of Heirs of THOMAS WHITTED, as having been brought into the marriage by Thomas' widow, Sarah, who had inherited them from her previous husband, the late Lewis Kirk.
WHITTED died intestate on August 5, 1820, and in the petition, his children & their spouses, were complaining that John L. Kirk, son of Lewis & Sarah Kirk, was preparing to remove the Slaves.
The Clerk and Master will issue a writ directed to the Sheriff of Orange commanding him to take into his possession the Slaves and to keep them until the said John L. Kirk shall by himself or some other person enter into bond in the sum of $8,800 that he will not remove said Slaves out of this State & stand by & perform such order & decree as may be made in the premises.
Orange County Historic Places;
Thomas Whitted Family
website; Estate of Thomas Whitted, Orange Co., NC 1820
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