Household 30 - Levi White's Heirs - Contributed by Gail M. Walczyk

LEVI WHITE'S HEIRS [LEVIN]

HOUSEHOLD 30

Levin White was born circa 1747.  He was the son of Southey White.  He married two times.  He married his first wife circa 1778.  Her name is unknown.  She died circa 1781.  He married Bridget Addison circa 1782.  Bridget was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1756.  He was listed on the personal property Tax List for 1787. (Yantis-Schreiner 98).  The record reads: "White, Levin charged with the tax, 1 male above 16 and below 21, 1 Black male over 16, 4 Black males under 16, 3 horses, mares or colts, 10 cattle."  He married Bridget (Addison) Welch, the widow of William Welch.  She was was the daughter of Elijah Addison and Jemima Bradford.  She was the sister of Violetta Window.  SEE HOUSEHOLD 29.

Bridget had first married William Welch circa 1774.  Bridget died before 28 October 1822.  In Elijah Addison's will on 27 October 1773 in Accomack Co., VA, Bridget was named as an heir.  It was probated 1 June 1774 (Nottingham).  An abstract of his will reads: "ADDISON, ELIJAH - 27 Oct. 1773 - 1 June 1774 - Son Nathan Addison.  Daughter Jemima Parker Addison, Daughter Bridget Addison, Son John Bradford Addison.  Son Nathaniel Addison. Grandson John Purnal Outten.  Daughter Catherine Addison.  Daughter Violater Window.  Children Jemima Parker Addison, Nathaniel Addison, Catherine Addison & Grandson John Purnal Outten residual legatees.  Friends Michael Bonnawell, Jr. & John Sharlock Exrs.   Not witnessed - In order of probate: The Exrs. named refused to act & Nathan Addison, son & heir to the testator qualified."

In William Welch's will on 7 March 1781 in Accomack Co., VA, Bridget was named as an heir.  It was probated 29 May 1781 (Nottingham).  An abstract of his will reads: "WELCH, WILLIAM - 7 Mar. 1781 - 29 May 1781 - To wife Bridget plantation where I now live until my youngest son arrives to the age of 21, provided she remains my widow & if not I give my plantation to my son William.  To youngest son Wally. Wife & 2 children residual legatees.  Friends Mr. Abram Outten & Mr. Ephraim Watson & wife Bridget Exrs.  Witt: Robert Walker, Joseph Heath, William Beloate."

Violetta Addison Window mentions her sister Bridget in her will on 31 December 1793 in Accomack Co., VA (Nottingham).

Bridget was listed in the Accomack County 1800 Census. (Powell 50).  The census reads: "White Bridget, (LN) 1 male 0-10. 2 males 10-16, 1 male 16 to 26, 1 female 0-10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 45+, 4 slaves." (NOTE: LN = Leatherbury Neck.)

Bridget was listed in the Accomack County 1810 Census (Powell 97).  The census reads: "White. Bridget, 1 male 0-10, 2 males to 26, 1 female 0-10, 2 females to 26, 1 female 45+, 6 slaves."

Bridget was listed in the Accomack County 1820 Census (Powell 158).  The census reads: "White, Bridget, 2 male 10-16, 1 Male 16-26, 2 females 10-16, 1 female 16 -26, 1 Female 45+, 4 engaged in agriculture, 4 Slaves."

Bridget made a will on 5 October 1822 in Accomack Co., VA.  It was probated 28 October 1822 (Miles 602).  An abstract of his will reads:

Friends Isaac Smith & William P. Moore exrs.  To grandson Napoleon White, son of my daughter Nancy White, 25 acres lying in Doll's Swamp that I purchased of the Exrs of Elijah A. White & was sold by them under the will of Elijah A. White, but for want of lawful issue at his death, I give to Adeline, but for want of lawful issue at her death to Bridget A. White.  The last two being the children of my decd son Harry White.  To granddaughter Bridget A. White 6 tea spoons marked B. W. To grandson William Welsh all my land & houses whereon I now live, but for want of lawful issue, I give the same to Sally Welsh, daughter of my decd son William Welsh. To Levin White, son of William (my husband's son) $70.  To grandson John A White, son of Elijah L10 towards schooling him.  The residue to Sally Welch, Adeline A. White, Bridget A. White & Ann D. Kellam, Witt: John Finney, Bridget Kellam, & Ailsy M. Kellam.  Prob: Thomas R. Joynes & John B. Walker securities.

On 26 January 1795 the estate of Levin White was administered to an Ephraim Watson (Nottingham): "WHITE, LEVIN - Letters of Administration were granted to Ephraim Watson. John Walker Jr. & Robert Walker security." 

The Procession of 1795, as it originally reads: "Eleventh District Decr 29th 1795 - Lines between Vioalater Window's heirs & Levin White's heirs... " (Processioners Returns).  In the 1795 Procession, Levin White's hers were listed.

Levin White had the following child:

1 i. William White was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1780.

Levin White and Bridget Addison had the following children:

2 ii. Henry White was born in Accomack VA circa 1783.  He died before 5 October 1822 and left two children Adeline And Bridget (Miles 602).

3 iii. John Addison White was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1783.  In Violetta Addison Window's will before 30 September 1793 in Accomack Co., VA, John was named as an heir.  It was probated on 31 December 1793 (Nottingham).

4 iv. Elijah Addison White was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1785.  He married Rose Snead the widow on 25 December 1811 (Turman 320).  The record reads: "Elijah White to Rose Snead (widow) on 25 December 1811. Thomas M. Bayly security."  Rose was born in Accomack Co., VA, circa 1786.

In Violetta Addison Window's will before 30 September 1793 in Accomack Co., VA, Elijah was named as an heir.  It was probated on 31 December 1793 (Nottingham).

Elijah made a will on 27 September 1819 in Accomack Co., VA.  It was probated 21 October 1819 (Miles 602).  An abstract of his will reads: "John Finney Extr.  To son John Addison White all my land except that which I purchased of John Topping if he dies before age 21 or without issue then to Jamey Harvey Addison & Adeline White, daughter of my brother Henry White decd.  Sell Negro man Jacob to pay debts.  Witt: George Bunting, Nelly Belote, George F. Snead & John Finney.  Prob: William R. Custis & & John Custis securities."

5 v. Nancy White was born in Accomack Co. VA circa 1787.  In 1807 Nancy became the mother of Napoleon O. White.  He died on 31 January 1880 in Missouri.  The Death Register reads, "Napoleon O. White, w/m, on 31 Jan 1880, in Missouri, cause unknown, 73 yrs.  Parents unknown, born in ACC, farmer, widower, White, Oswald F., Son g/info" (Death Register).

Bridget Addison and William Welch had the following children:

i. William Welch born circa 1776.

ii. Walter Welch born circa 1778.


Sources:

Miles, Barry W., & Moody K. Miles III. Wills and Administrations of Accomack Co., VA 1800-1860. Bowie MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 2000.

Nottingham, Stratton.  Wills and Administrations of Accomack County, Virginia 1663-1800.  Bowie MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1990.

Powell, Jody.  Accomac County Virginia 1800 1810 1820 Census.  Roanoke, TX: Jody Powell, 1991.

Turman, Nora Miller.  Marriage Records of Accomack County, Virginia 1776-1854, Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers' Returns.  Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1994.

Walczyk, Gail M.  Accomack County Processioners Returns 1796 - 1816 for Accomack and St. George's Parishes.  Coram NY: Peter's Row, 2004.

Walczyk, Gail M.  Accomack County Death Register 1853-1896. Coram, NY: Peter's Row,1999.

Yantis-Schreiner, Netti & Florence Love.  The Personal Property Tax Lists for the Year 1787 for Accomack County, Virginia.  Springfield, VA: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987.


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