.Hugh E. "Hughey" McWhorter
of Pennsylvania and Delaware
E. McWhorter [db#6859], also referred to as "Hughey" McWhorter,
removed in 1740 from "middle octorara", Lancaster co., PA to Delaware where he
purchased land from a James Kerr. He is not the same person as Hugh McWhorter [db#1]
who arrived in Pencader Hundred, New Castle co., DE about 1730 and who was the father of
the Rev. Alexander McWhorter [db#3] of Newark, New Jersey. But there apparently
exists information that suggests that the two were related.
Hugh E. McWhorters removal in 1740 from the vicinity of Octorara Creek in Lancaster
co., PA suggests that the McWhorters who settled there, perhaps including Moses
McWhorter [db#3677] and David McWhorter [db#118], were also related.
Harman Bowman reports in her book on the descendants of Moses McWhorter [db#3677]
(See reference #1) that Hugh E. McWhorter made an agreement in 1749 with Hugh McWhorter
[db#1] of New Castle co., DE to buy the latters plantation. She reports that
this purchase was confirmed by Jane [db#2], Hughs wife, after his death in
February/March 1750 (N.S.) and that Hugh E. sold the plantation to his own son John [db#256]
in 1753. Anna Bowman, however, does not indicate the source of this information and I have
not been able to find confirmation of this transfer.
In 1750 a
James Hannah of Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle co., DE named in his will an Uncle Hugh
McWhorter as executor. Although many people have assumed that he was making reference to Hugh
McWhorter [db#1] it seems more likely, given the death of Hugh [db#1] in
February/March of that year, that the reference was to Hugh E. McWhorter [db#6859].
In any event the relationship of James Hannah to either of the Hughs is unclear.
of "Hughey Mawhorter" of Mill Creek Hundred was executed 12-Sep-1783 and
probated 14-May-1784. In the will he mentions three sons and five daughters as well as
other heirs but makes no mention of a wife. His wife, whose name is unknown, is presumed
to have died before "Hughey".
McWhorters children are thought to include:
McWhorter [db#256], who is mentioned in the will of his father, was born
10-Aug-1729 and married three (3) times. John married 1st Jean Faries [db#257]
whose mother, Mary Faries [db#21711], refers in her 1781 will to her daughter Jean
McWhorter and also mentions grandsons Hugh McWhorter [db#2331] and John
McWhorter Jr. [db#2333]. John Sr. married 2nd Rebecca Thomas [db#258] whose
father David Thomas [db#14465] mentions in his will his daughter, Rebecca
McWhorter, and three grandchildren, David [db#2334], Robert [db#2335] and Jane
[db#2336] McWhorter. John Sr. is reported to have married 3rd a Mrs. Sarah
Deschane (or Dushan) [db#259]. John resided in both Pencader Hundred and Red Lion
Hundred, New Castle co., DE.
McWhorter [db#6860] about who little is known, is also mentioned in the will of
her father "Hughey" McWhorter. She is reported to have married a man with the
last name of Craig or Crage or Cragg [db#6867].
McWhorter [db#6861] is also mentioned in her fathers will along with
grandsons Alexander Young [db#6869] and Hughey Young [db#6870].
McWhorter [db#6862] is mentioned in the will of his father. He married Elizabeth
Eliot [db#6871] and removed from Delaware to Frederick County, Virginia where he died
McWhorter [db#6863] mentioned in the will of his father has been the subject of
much speculation. Some have suggested that he is the Alexander McWhorter whose estate was
settled in York co., SC in the 1790s. Other suggest that he may be the Alexander
McWhorter who in 1801 built a mill at Portage co., OH.
McWhorter [db#6864] is NOT mentioned in her fathers will and it is presumed
that she died before him. But her husband John Woods [db#6900] was one of the
executors of her fathers estate and her sons Isaac Woods [db#6901] and Hughey
Woods [db#6902] are mentioned as grandsons of the deceased. Agnes and her husband were
married in 1774 in the Old Dutch Church, New Castle co., DE.
McWhorter [db#6865] whose name is unknown is not mentioned in her fathers
will. However, the will does mention a son-in-law Joseph Rankin [db#6903] and
"grandaughter Agnes Rankin [db#6904].
McWhorter [db#6866] is listed in her fathers will as Margaret Nobles. She
married a James Noble(s) [db#6905] and appears to have had at least one son, Andrew
The Modified Register Report which
follows relates information currently in the MCWH*RTER DATABASE.
Anyone with additional information to offer or who believes that a correction to some
of the information is justified should feel free
to offer their assistance.
1. Hugh E. (or Hughey) McWhorter #6859 b. cir1705,
residences: PA; New Castle co., DE, d. 1784.
.......+ 2. i John McWhorter #256 b. 10-Aug-1729.
..........3. ii Janet McWhorter #6860 b. 17??, residences: DE,
m. ? (Craig or Crage or) Cragg #6867, b. 17??. Janet died aft1784.
.......+ 4. iii Sarah McWhorter #6861 b. 17??.
.......+ 5. iv Robert McWhorter #6862 b. 1750.
..........6. v Alexander McWhorter #6863 b. 17??, residences:
DE, d. aft1784.
.......+ 7. vi Agnes McWhorter #6864 b. 17??.
.......+ 8. vii (dau.) McWhorter #6865 b. 17??.
.......+ 9. viii Margaret McWhorter #6866 b. 1748.
2. John McWhorter #256 b. 10-Aug-1729, residences: DE, m.
(1) Jean Faries #257, b. cir1740, (daughter of Mary ? #21711), m. (2) Rebecca
Thomas #258, b. cir1740, (daughter of David Thomas #14465 and Margaret ?
#14466) residences: DE, d. bef1778, m. (3) Sarah (Mrs.Deshane/Dushan) ? #259, b.
cir1740. John died 23-Apr-1804.
.....Children by Jean Faries:
..........10. i Hugh McWhorter #2331 b. 1755, residences: New
Castle co., DE, d. 1784.
..........11. ii Ann McWhorter #2332 b. 1757, residences: New
Castle co., DE, d. yng.
..........12. iii John McWhorter Jr. #2333 b. 1763, residences:
New Castle co., DE.
.....Children by Rebecca Thomas:
..........13. iv David McWhorter #2334 b. cir1770, residences:
DE, m. Lydia Bennett #2340, b. 17??.
..........14. v Robert McWhorter #2335 b. cir1770, residences:
DE, d. 1804.
..........15. vi Jean (or Jane) McWhorter #2336 b. cir1770, m. Jacob
Vandegrift #2344, b. 17??.
..........16. vii Margaret McWhorter #2337 b. cir1775, d. yng.
..........17. viii Sarah McWhorter #2338 b. cir1775, d. yng.
.....Children by Sarah (Mrs.Deshane/Dushan) ?:
..........18. ix Thomas McWhorter #2339 b. 1778, residences: DE,
m. (1) Rachel Packard #2345, b. 1782, d. 1821, m. (2) Elizabeth Segars
#2346, b. 1788, d. 1827, m. (3) Mary McCauley #2347, b. 1799, d. 1857. Thomas died
3-Oct-1858, buried: St. George's Presbyterian Cem.
4. Sarah McWhorter #6861 b. 17??, residences: DE, m. ?
Young #6868, b. 17??. Sarah died aft1784.
..........19. i Alexander Young #6869 b. 17??.
..........20. ii Hughey Young #6870 b. 17??.
5. Robert McWhorter #6862 b. 1750, residences: DE;
Frederick co., VA, m. Elizabeth Elliot #6871, b. 17??, residences: VA. Robert died
1809, Frederick co., VA.
..........21. i Alexander McWhorter #6872 b. 17??, residences:
VA, m. Jennie Lathrop #6880, b. cir1800, residences: VA.
..........22. ii Elizabeth McWhorter #6873 b. 17??, residences:
..........23. iii Agnes (Nancy) McWhorter #6874 b. 17??,
..........24. iv John McWhorter #6875 b. 29-Jan-1782,
Wilmington, DE, residences: DE; Clinton co., OH, m. 29-Sep-1806, Eleanor McCool
#6884, b. 17??, (daughter of John McCool #19298 and Eleanor Lewis #19299)
residences: Clinton co., OH. John died 25-Dec-1865, Wilmington, OH.
..........25. v Jane McWhorter #6876 b. 17??, residences: VA, m.
9-Mar-1807, Peter Dick #12977, b. 17??. Jane died aft1824.
..........26. vi Robert McWhorter #6877 b. 17??, residences:
Frederick co., VA, m. Mary (Linn or) Lynn #12978, b. 17??. Robert died abt1824.
..........27. vii Hugh McWhorter #6878 b. abt1787, VA,
residences: VA; McLean co., IL, m. Mary Smith #6890, b. 1798, residences: McLean
co., IL, d. 1849. Hugh died aft1850.
..........28. viii Mary McWhorter #6879 b. 17??, residences: VA,
7. Agnes McWhorter #6864 b. 17??, residences: DE, m.
1774, in New Castle co., DE, John Woods #6900, b. 17??, residences: New Castle co.,
DE, d. aft1784. Agnes died bef1783.
..........29. i Isaac Woods #6901 b. 17??, residences: DE, d.
..........30. ii Hughey Woods #6902 b. 17??, residences: DE, d.
8. (dau.) McWhorter #6865 b. 17??, residences: DE, m. Joseph
Rankin #6903, b. 17??, residences: DE?. (dau.) died bef1783.
..........31. i Agnes Rankin #6904 b. 17??, residences: DE?.
9. Margaret McWhorter #6866 b. 1748, residences: DE, m. James
Noble(s) #6905, b. 2-May-1743, d. 1-Apr-1806. Margaret died aft1784.
..........32. i Andrew Noble #18796 b. 6-Jul-1791, m.
29-May-1817, Esther McCausland #18797, b. 30-Oct-1800, d. 1831. Andrew died
References for Researchers of Hugh
E. "Hughey" McWhorter of Lancaster co., PA and New Castle co., DE..
||Descendants of Moses McWhorter and Related
Families, compiled by Anna Harman Bowman, All Printing Co., Oklahoma City, OK, 1987,
||Calendar of Delaware Wills, New Castle
County, p. 103, Will of "Hughey Mawhorter", (L. p. 420).
||DAR Patriot Index, p. 460.
||Some Descendants of David McWhorter and
Mary Poston by Mr. & Mrs. E. R. McWhorter, 1978, Longview, TX, p. 203 (citing info
from Presbyterian Historical Society, United Presbyterian Church).
||Calendar of Delaware Wills, New Castle
County, p. 101, Will of "Mary Feares", (L. p. 392).
||1850 Federal Census, St. Georges
Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, National Archives microfilm roll M452-54, p.
[ Home ] [ Database ] [ Newsletter ] [ Family Profiles ] [ Queries ] [ Links ] [ Publications ] [ Announcements ] [ Progenitors ] [ Scotland etc. ] [ African Ancestry ] [ E-mail List ] [ Researchers ] [ Photo Album ] [ McWh*rter Mysteries ] [ Gatherings & Reunions ]