Nathan Whitehead1

Male, #9476, (circa 1719 - before Apr 1779)
Father*Arthur Whitehead (s 1693 - 1751)
Mother*Isabella Purcell (s 1693 - )
Birth*circa 1719 Nathan was born at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, circa 1719. 
Marriage*circa 1740 He married Mary Davis circa 1740. 
Birth of Soncirca 1744 His son Thomas Whitehead was born circa 1744. 
Birth of Sonafter 1748 His son Nathan Whitehead Jr. was born after 1748. 
Birth of Sonafter 1748 His son Benjamin Whitehead was born after 1748. 
Birth of Sonbetween 1750 and 1760 His son Henry Whitehead was born between 1750 and 1760 at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina
Marriage*before 1760 He married Rahab Culpepper at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, before 1760. 
Will15 Apr 1767 He witnessed the signing of a will of Benjamin Culpepper the Ferryman on 15 Apr 1767 at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina.2 
Will*20 Mar 1778 He made a will at Nash Co., North Carolina, on 20 Mar 1778, naming as heir(s) Pheriby Sandeford, Isabell Bell, Mary Sandeford, Rhoda Nicholson, Thomas Whitehead, Chloe Culpepper, Benjamin Whitehead, Nathan Whitehead Jr. and Henry Whitehead. It was witnessed by Arthur Arrington Jr..

The full text of the will reads as follows:
     In the name of God, Amen. I NATHAN WHITEHEAD of Nash County and State of North Carolina being in perfect health and sound memory, calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die. Upon most mature deliberation constitue this my last will and testament in manner and form following.
     Imprimis: I give and devise to my son NATHAN WHITEHEAD the land and plantation whereon I now dwell containing by estimation two hundred acres also a tract of land on Nawksawson Creek, containing by estimation three hundred and twelve acres also another tract or parcel of land adjoining the land whereon I now live containing by estimation three hundred and forty five acres to him and his heirs and assigns forever. I likewise give him three negroes viz: LUKE, JINNEY and RALPH, also a still worm and cap to his heirs forever.
     Item: I give and bequeath to NATHAN WHITEHEAD son of THOMAS WHITEHEAD a negro girl named PHILLIS to him and his heirs forever.
     Lastly, I lend to my wife RACHAEL, all the rest of my goods and effects whatsoever, during her life or widowhood, but at her decease or marriage then the said goods and effects to be equally divided among my children, to wit: BENJAMIN WHITEHEAD, THOMAS WHITEHEAD, R. NICKOLSON, PLIERITY SANDIFORD, CHLOE CULPEPPER, ISABEL BELL, MARY SANDIFORD and HENRY WHITEHEAD. I likewise constitute and appoint RACHAEL my wife and my son THOMAS WHITEHEAD to be executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this twentieth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight.
     In the presence of: ARTHUR ARRINGTON, MARTHA ARRINGTON, ELIZABETH ARRINGTON.

     Nash County April Court 1779. The will was opened in court, duly exhibited and proved by the oath of ARTHUR ARRINGTON and ordered to be recorded. Attest Wm. Hall, C.C.3 
Death*before Apr 1779 He died at Nash Co., North Carolina, before Apr 1779. 
Probate*Apr 1779 Probate action was taken on Nathan's estate in Apr 1779 at Nash Co., North Carolina

Family 1

Mary Davis (say 1719 - before 1760)
Marriage*circa 1740 He married Mary Davis circa 1740. 
Children

Family 2

Rahab Culpepper (say 1744 - circa 1815)
Marriage*before 1760 He married Rahab Culpepper at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, before 1760. 
Child
ChartsWLC / Ashlynne (and Jenna) Culpepper: Ancestral Chart
Last Edited10 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. Whitehead of Isle of Wight, Southern Genealogies, CD-ROM Volume CD191, Whitehead family.
  2. Transcribed by Lew Griffin from LDS Film 1548857.
  3. Nash Co., NC Record of Wills, Book 1, 1776-1872, LDS #041949, #5, Page 4.