Elizabeth Ferrier

Female 1720 - 1779  (59 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Ferrier 
    Born 1720  Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 1779  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I25662  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2019 

    Family William McWhirter,   b. 1706, (North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1802, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married (North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. George Marlin McWhirter,   b. 9 Oct 1758, (North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1806, Wilson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F9114  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1720 - Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Descendants of William MCWHIRTER

      Notes

      1. William MCWHIRTER

      MCWHIRTERS AND PIRTLES AGREEMENT

      Be it known to all to whom it may concern that we GEORGE MCWHIRTER, GEORGE PIRTLE and MARY MCWHIRTER all of the County of Davidson and State of Tennessee being the only legatee of WILLIAM MACWHIRTER deceased.
      Have entered into the following agreement may, we agree to lay aside the will of the said WILLIAM MCWHIRTER deceased and act with regard to the estate as of such will never existed - we do further agree to proceed to divide the real estate into three equal parts as near as may be, and if we cannot agree on choice, we agree to lot for the parts.

      We further agree to proceed to sell the property at public sale that each of the legatees may as soon as possible have an equal share of the net proceeds arising from such sales and from the debts due to the said estate the whole to be performed on the same manner agreeable to law as if letters of administration had been formerly taken out.

      To the true performance of the above agreement we do each of us bind ourselves our heirs be severally to each other in the penal sum of two thousand dollars witnessed our hands this 16th day of September 1802.

      THOMAS NARMEY and JOHN COFFEE
      GEORGE M.MCWHIRTER
      GEORGE PIRTLE
      HER
      MARY X MCWHIRTER
      MARK

      The execution of which agreement as above recited was in court held for the county of Davidson October sessions 1802 proven to be the act and duty of the said George M. MACWHIRTER and GEORGE PIRTLE and MARY MCWHIRTER by the both of JOHN COFFEE a subscribing witness thereto post I subscribing clerk DAVIDSON COUNTY COURT.

      WILL BOOK N0.2 P.399
      INFORMATION FROM DAVIDSON CO.TN.
      COURT RECORD.COPIED AND COMPILED


      WILLIAM MCWHIRTER
      TERRITORY OF THE UNITED STATES APRIL 27, 1791.
      This INDENTURE MADE THIS TWELFTH DAY OF APRIL ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED NINETY-ONE AND IN THE FIFTEENTH YEAR OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE. BETWEEN PETER CLOUD OF THE COUNTY OF DAVIDSON AND THE DISTRICT OF MERO OF THE ONE PART. AND WILLIAM MCWHIRTER OF THE COUNTY AND DISTRICT OF AFORESAID OF THE OTHER PART WITNESSED THAT THE SAID PETER CLOUD FOR AND IN CONSIDERATION OF THE SUM OF EIGHTY POUNDS TO HIM IN HAND PAID, BEFORE THE IN SEALING AND DELIVERY OF THESE PRESENCE DO BARGAIN SELL ALIEN FEOFF AND CONFIRM UNTO THE SAID WILLIAM MCWHIRTER , HIS HEIRS EXECUTORS ADMINISTRATION AND ASSIGNS FOREVER . A CERTAIN TRACT OF PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY AND DISTRICT AFORESAID ON KASPERS CREEK BEGINNING AT KASPER MANSKERS SOUTHWEST CORNER, A BUCKEYE AND HACKBERRY THENCE WITH HIS LINE NORTH TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY SIX POLES TO A HORNBEAN THENCE SOUTH ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY SIX POLES TO A BUCKEYE AND ASH ON THE LINE OF THE PUBLIC SURVEY THENCE EAST ONE HUNDRED FORTY EIGHT POLES TO THE BEGINNING THE SAME CONTAINING TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FOUR ACRES MORE OR LESS . TOGETHER WITH ALL WAYS WOODS WATERS AND WATER COURSES HEREDITAMENTS AND APPURTENANCE TO. THE SAID LAND APPERTAINING . WITH THE REVERSION AND REVERSIONS REMAINDER AND REMAINDERS, RIGHTS AND SERVICES OF THE SAID PREMISE AND EVERY PART THEREOF AND ALL THE ESTATE RIGHT TITLE INTEREST CLAIM OR DEMAND OF HIM THE SAID PETER CLOUD HIS HEIRS EXECUTORS ADMINISTRATIONS OR ASSIGNS OF IN AND TO THE SAID MESSUAGE OF LAND AND EVERY PART AND PARCEL THEREOF TO HAVE AND TO HOLD THIS THE SAID MESSUAGE TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND HEREIN BEFORE SET FOURTH THE APPURTENANCES UNTO HIM THE SAID WILLIAM MCWHIRTER AND TO THE ONLY PROPER USE AND BEHOOF OF HIM THE SAID WILLIAM MCWHIRTER HIS HEIRS EXECUTERS ADMINISTRATIONS AND ASSIGNS FOREVER. AND HE THE SAID PETER CLOUD DO THEREFORE HIMSELF HIS HEIRS EXACTIONS ADMINISTRATION AND ASSIGNS WARRANT AND DEFEND THE SAID MESSUAGE AGAINST ANY CLAIM UNDER HIM HIS HEIRS AND ASSIGNS TO THE SAID WILLIAM MCWHIRTER HIS HEIRS AND ASSIGNS FOREVER IN WITNESS WHEREOF THE SAID PETER CLOUD HATH TO THESE PRESENTS SET HIS HAND AND AFFIXED HIS SEAL THE DAY AND YEAR FIRST ABOVE WRITTEN.

      SIGNED THUS PETER CLOUD L.S.
      P MARK
      WHICH DEED OF CONVEYANCE ABOVE RECITES WAS ACKNOWLEDGED TO THE SAID WILLIAM MCWHIRTER BY THE SAID PETER CLOUD AS HIS ACT AND DEED IN COURT HELD FOR THE COUNTY OF DAVIDSON APRIL TERM 1791.
      EXAMINED TEST ANDREW EWING D.R.
      COPIED BY MR JESSE O. MCWHIRTER 61 ELLIS CHILDRESS RD. FAYETTEVILLE TN


      384
      Nov. 8th, 1802

      George Pirtle

      This indenture made this sixteenth day of July one thousand eight hundred and two, between William McWhirter, of the county of Davidson, and state of Tennessee of the one part, and George Pirtle , of the county and state aforesaid of the other part.

      Witness in that the said William McWhirter, for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars to him in hand paid, before the sealing and delivery of these presents.

      The receipt whereof, is hereby acknowledged hath bargained sold alined and conformed and by these presents hath bargain sell alien and conform to the said George Pirtle a certain tract ,or parcel of land lying in the county of Davidson on the waters of Manskers Creek. Being the southern part of a survey ,of two hundred and seventy four acres, originally in the name of Peter Cloud.

      Beginning corner thence with his line north one hundred and eight poles two feet to a stake, thence west one hundred and forty eight poles to a stake, on the west boundary of the said Clouds survey, thence with said line south one hundred and eight poles, two feet to a buckeye, and ash , the corner of said survey, thence east to the beginning.The whole containing one hundred acres.

      Together with all appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract of land to him, the said George Pirtle, and to the only proper use benefit of him the said George Pirtle, his heirs, and assigns forever, and the said William McWhirter hath for himself, his heirs, and assigns, warrant and defend the aforesaid tract of land from any claim under him his heirs, and assigns forever, and from the legal claim, of any other person whatsoever, to the said George Pirtle, his heirs, and assigns forever.
      In witness whereof, the said William McWhirter hath to these presents set his hand and affixed his seal this 16 th. day of July 1802 .
      Witness: Wm. Paiten, Jno. Scott, and George McWhirter.


      William McWhirter LS.

      The execution of which deed of conveyance as above recited was in court held for the county of Davidson October sessions 1802 proven to be the act and deed of the said William McWhirter by the oath of George McWhirter a subscribing witness thereof.

      Test Andrew Ewing Clerk of Davidson County Court

      Compiled from Davidson Co. Tn. Land Records
      By: Jesse McWhirter ( 4 June 1995 )

      STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

      No. 423 Know ye that we have granted unto William McWhirter six hundred and Forty acres of land in our county of Sumner on the main middle fork of Goose Creek. Beginning at two White Ashes, running north four hundred and fifty poles to two sugar trees, thence east two hundred and twenty six poles to a White Oak, Walnut, and Sugar tree on top of a ridge, thence south four hundred fifty two poles, to a Black Ash and Sugar tree, hence west two hundred twenty six poles to the beginning to hold to the said William McWhirter his heirs afsigns forever. Dated the twenty seventh day of June 1793.
      Rich C. Dobbs
      Spaight J. Glasgow, Secretary
      Warrant No. 673 or 675 David Wilson, William McWhirter, Tom Wilson

      Logan County Records
      The indians, numbering 10,000 within a 200 mile radius of Nashborough,
      continued firing upon the settlers causing numerous deaths and burning
      their homesteads which made life very precarious on the Cumberland
      frontier. A year after signing of the Comberland Compact, only about
      one-forth of settlers remained. More than fifty had been killed and with
      their crops destroyed, their cattle killed and their food and gunpowder
      nearly depleted, the rest left for safer quarters in Kentucky.The following
      court record in Logan Co. Ky., dated January 15, 1782,
      The following court record in Logan Co., KY dated January 15, 1782,
      states. "Elanor Potts, James Harbison, William Arnold, Elizabeth Loe,
      James Little, Catherine White, Edron Angliin, Littlepage Proctor, WILLIAM
      ROBERTSON, THOMAS FERRIER, Robert Mccain, Richard Perry, Jacob Castleman,
      Benjamin Castleman, Abigail Johnson, Mary Collins, Mary Cates, Mary
      McCormak, ARCHIBALD MARLIN, Thomas Hamilton, John Hamilton, John Robertson,

      Michael Shaver, Isaac Trotter, GEORGE PIRTLE, WILLLIAM McWHIRTER, Jediah
      Johnson, Robert Campbell, Edward Hall, Jonas Menefee, John Casinger, John
      P.Carmichael, Richard Sinnet, Philip Panther, and James Dooley, proved to
      the court that they were not able to purchase land at the State price and
      have never possessed any in the county. Ordered that the Surveyor lay off
      to each a quantity of land not exceeding 400 acres.

      Jesse McWhirter

      Deed Abstract Mecklenburg County North Carolina, 343, Book 11 page 37

      24 September 1779

      William McWhirter and wife Elizabeth, planters, to Reverend Robert Archibald for $400 lawful North Carolina money, a tract of land, size and location not recorded, being the tract conveyed to John Fleming by Arthur Dobbs and wife Justina, and by Fleming to McWhirter, Witness: William Scott and Zaccheus Wilson. Proven in April 1780 Court by oath of William Scott. Sam Martin County clerk.

      Deed Abstract Mecklenburg County North Carolina book 12, 704, page 238

      20 September 1779

      Willaim McWhirter and wife Elizabeth to John Means, for $100 North Carolina currency, 17 acres between English Buffalo and Coddle Creeks being a part of the deeded lands of McWhirter, Witness: James Russel and Walter Farr. Proven in January 1784 in court by oath of James Russel. Sam Martin County clerk.

      Deed Abstract Mecklenburg County North Carolina book 13, 1044 page 112

      28 December 1786

      Reverend Robert Archibald and wife Katherine to John Means, for $150 lawful North Carolona money, the same land conveyed by Arthur Dobbs and wife Justinas to John Fleming, then to McWhirter and lastly to the grantor. Witness: Thomas Shelby and George Marlin, Proven in April 1787 court by oath of George Marlin. Sam Martin, County clerk.

      Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Land Entries 1778-1795

      January 1,1779

      287, John Means and David Purviance (Norman McWhirter----lined out) enter 150 acres in Mecklenburg county on the waters of Coddle creek; border: place William McWhirter sold to Moses McWhirter, William Means, and place John Means sold to James Means; warrant issued.

      Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Land Entries 1778-1795

      March 2, 1779

      469, page 86, Adam Ross enters 100 acres in Mecklenburg county on the dividing ridge between Coddle Creek and Irish Buffalo Creek; between Benjamin
      Patten, William McWhirter, John Wallace and William Ross; includes improvements said Wallace(sic) bought of Moses McWhirter in tract #5,caveats No. 325;returned;caveat lifted; warrant issued.

      March Term 1804
      The executor or administrator of William McWhirter, deceased vs. Alexander McKee. Plaintiff recovered 2 judgments against defendant for $ 72.68 and executions were levied on 440 acres, property of defendant in order to be sold.

      Early Tennessee Deeds by Joyce Martin Murray
      Printed by Henington Publishing Company Wolfe City, Texas


      PAGE 41
      Indenture 20 December 1793 and 17th year of American Independence Matthew Kirkendall to Archabald Martin, $200, tract of 100 acres on the West fork of Station Camp Creek (it being part of 640 acre tract granted to said Kirkendall by the state of North Carolina, Patent dated 20 May 1793), bounded on the North by Mr.Pain and Mr.Hamilton Preemptions. Witness William McWhirter, William Dobbins, David Shelby. .

      PAGE 94
      Indenture 27 September 1794 Mathew Kuykendall to William McWhirter of Davidson county Tennessee), $117, tract on the waters of West Fork of Station Camp Creek joining lines with M. Donahew, Archibald Martin, Col. Mirphy Survey beginning at the corner of Archibald Martin, and being 115 acres.
      Witness Boston Martin, Robert Shaw, Jurat


      PAGE 117
      Indenture 30 August 1794 James Sanders of Caswell County North Carolina, to William McWhirter of Davidson County, Tennessee $ 147.00 tract on Station Camp Creek, 147 acres.
      Witness: Joseph Motheral

      PAGE 170
      Deed 15 April 1801 William McWhirter, Davidson County Tennessee to William King, of Warren County Kentucky, $ 45.00 on the waters of Station Camp Creek joining lines of Mr. Donahoo, Archibald Martin and Col. Murfree survey, being 115 acres. Witness Archibald Martin, John Hassell.

      PAGE 174
      Deed 15 April 1801 William McWhirter, Davidson County Tennessee to John Hassell, $ 441.00 tract on Station Camp Creek, being 147 acres.
      Witness: Archibald Martin, William King, Jurat.

      PAGE 177
      Indenture 2 May 1798 Charles Donworth, Washington County Tennessee, to William Stone, Grainger County Tennessee, $ 1000.00 tract on East Fork of Spencer's Creek, beginning on the Northwest corner of George Pirtle, 640 acres as by patent from North Carolina 7 November 1790.
      Witness: William Berk, John Cobler,Jonathan Bird.

      PAGE 203
      Indenture 23 September 1797 George Pirtle, Davidson County Tennessee, Daniel Alexander, $ 335.00 320 Acres granted George Pirtle by North Carolina being on fork of Goose Creek, beginning at William McWhirter west boundary.
      Witness: Paterson, William McWhirter.


      PAGE 226
      Indenture January 1798 Ephraim Payton, of Kentucky, to William McWhirter, Davidson County, Tennessee. 358 of good clean Salt Peter to him paid, tract being part of tract granted John Payton and Ephraim Payton, of 10 acres wherein is a Salt Peter Cave, 1/2 of said tract still belonging to John, land being on the South side of the Cumberland river and beginning at a tree on the river bank above a cave in the bluff below the mouth of Barton's Creek.
      Witness: Tandy Wreck__, George Pirtle.


      WILL BOOK C, pp 50-51 North Carolina Mecklenburg - Proved, July court 1774, Will of Edward Erwin, was witnessed by Hezekiah James Walsh ? Maybe Balch, Samuel Patton and William McWhirter 3 December 1773.

      Note: The Archibald Martin listed above could be Archibald Marlin who came to Tennessee with William McWhirter, Archibald Marlin married Martha Ferrier.

      Elizabeth FERRIER

      Elizabeth Ferrier bought 100 acres of land in Antrim Township of William Mullicain which later she and her husband William McWhirter sold to Aaron McWhirter " Traider " .

      Aug. 2, 1767 this Aaron McWhirter " Traider " sold to Moses McWhirter " Shoemaker " Who on Aug. 1, 1774 sold the same property to William Scott. In 1767 this land was in Peters Township, Cumberland County, Pa. it is now in Franklin County, Pa. on Welch Run.

      Aaron McWhirter was of Colerain Township Lancaster County Pa. and Moses McWhirter of Chanceford Township, York county Pa.

      Aug. 20, 1769 Margery Marling of New London Township Chester County Pa. made her will probated Nov. 28, 1769 Metioned a sister Sarah wife of James Stoner, Agnes Ferrier wife of Robert Crawford, Elizabeth wife of William McWhirter. Is it possible that the mother of Williams wife Elizabeth Ferrier was a Marlin and their son George Marlin McWhirter middle name " Marlin " came from this name Marling?

      Mary DORRIS?

      Recorded 22nd. August 1817

      MARY MCWHIRTER DICTATES HER WILL


      Will from Davison county Tennessee court records.

      In the name of God amen. I MARY MCWHIRTER of the county Davidson and state of Tennessee present of a sound mind and memory, but being diseased in body and also considering the uncertainty of life and the certainty of approaching death.
      Do make and ordain this as my last will and testament after commandeering my sole to God and my body to a christian burial I do dispose of my property as follows, [VIZ],

      I do make WILLIAM DORRIS my sole heir, unto him I do give and bequeath all my personal estates, my household funiture and stock also, the land on which I now live, it lying and being on Manskers Creek.

      It being part of a tract formally belonging to WILLIAM MCWHIRTER deceased, my former husband containing 58 acres, this land with all its benefits I do give and bequeath to WILLIAM DORRIS and his heirs forever. Making null and void all other will or wills and ratifying and confirming this to be my last will and testament, and do constitute WILLIAM DORRIS and ALLEN MATHIS, ISAAC WALTON ,BETSEY GINNEN

      (SIGNED) (HER MARK}
      MARY X ) MCWHIRTER (SEAL)

      STATE OF TENNESSEE DAVIDSON COUNTY
      COURT JULY SESSION 1817.

      The last will and testament of Mary MCWHIRTER dec. being exibited in court for probate was proven thus ALLEN MATHIS and ISAAC WALTON two of the subscribing witnesses being duly sworn say they became such in the presence of testatrix and at her request and in the presence of each other and that they believe the testatrix was in her right mind at the time she executed the same.

      Ordered that said will and probate be recorded at length where upon WILLIAM
      DORRIS and ALLEN MATHIS the executors named in said will came into open court and gave bond of two thousand dollars with ISAAC WALTON and NIMROD HOOPER their securities for the faithful discharge of the trusts reposed in them and qualified as executors.

      Registered September 1st, 1817


      Mary McWhirter of John Pirtle 59 acres 32/26

      This indenture made this twenty eighth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, between John Pirtle of the county of Davidson, and state of Tennessee, of the one part, and Mary McWhirter of the county, and state of aforesaid, of the other part.

      Witnesseth that the said, John Pirtle for an in consideration of one thousand dollars, in hand, said hath bargained and sold, onto the Mary McWhirter, a certain tract or parcel of land, lying and being in the county of Davidson, and state of Tennessee, on both sides of Manskers creek ,containing fifty nine acres, and thirty two poles, more or less, bounded and running as follows.

      Land beginning at a sugar tree in Kasper Manskers West boundary line, running west one hundred and forty eight poles to an Elm, then South seventy four poles two sugar tees, then East one hundred and forty eight poles to Manskers line, then North with his line sixty four poles to the beginning.With all that appertainth their unto and I the said John Pirtle, for me my heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns do warrant secure and for ever defend, the right title and interest, of the before recited premises to her the said Mary McWhirter, her heirs, and assigns forever, against all lawful claim or claims, of any person or persons, what so ever in witness where of I have here unto set my hand in seal the day and date above mentioned - signed and acknowledged in the presence of us.

      William Dorris, AB. Herring John Pirtle
      Robert Bates, George Pirtle Seal

      State of Tennessee, Davidson county court session 1817, this indenture of bargain and sell between George Pirtle, of the one part, and Mary McWhirter, of the other part, was proven in open court to be the act and deed the said John Pirtle by the oath of William Dorris and Robert Bates, two of the subscribing and ordered to be registered. tax paid.

      Test Nathan Ewing
      Clerk of said court

      Compilied from Davidson Co. Tn. Land records.
      By : Jesse McWhirter ( 7July 1995 )
      61 Ellis Childress Rd.
      Fayetteville Tn. 37334 [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S4923] Jesse McWhirter | 6 Jun 1998 | Family Group Records & Pedigree | 61 Ellis Childress Road, Fayetteville,TN 37344 | 933.43.

    2. [S1252] http://www.mcwhirterfamilytree.com/DNA/15497-I1c/aqwg01.htm#84.

    3. [S34988] WCGA Bulletin,Volume XII, Nos. 1 & 2, Spring & Summer '03, contribured by, p. 62.

    4. [S1072] http://www.mcwhirterfamilytree.com/DNA/15497-I1c/aqwn01.htm#85.