Levin White - Household 13 - Contributed by Gail M. Walczyk
Levin White

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Levin White, son of Solomon White and his wife. Levin died before 28 January 1799 (Nottingham Wills, 445). He married Sarah Ayres circa 1788. Sarah was born circa 1770. Sarah was the daughter of Jacob Ayres and Ann his wife. She married Waitman Willett as her second husband on 5 March 1806 in Accomack Co., VA (Turman Marriages, p. 324). The text reads: 

Willett, Waitman / Sarah White (widow of Levin) 5 March 1806. Daniel Melson security. 

On 28 January 1799 letters of administration on the estate of Levin White were granted to Sally White. Francis Ayres & Edmund Ayres security (Nottingham Wills, 445).

On 30 December 1799 in Accomack Co., VA Sarah bought 10 acres of land from her brother Levin Ayres (Wills & Deeds, 242, 243). The deed in part reads:

Levin Ayres and Ann his wife . . . sell and confirm unto the said Sarah White Ten Acres of Land more or less situate lying and being in the parish of St. George and County aforesaid and bounded as follows, to wit, On the S. W. By the lands of the heirs of Elijah Lillaston decd on the N. W. By the lands of the heirs of Levin White decd on the N. E. By the lands of Solomon White and on the S. E. By the lands of John Dix. . . .
For a transcription of the deed see: Levin and Ann Ayres to Sarah White

In Jacob Ayres will on 1 May 1782 in Accomack Co., VA Sarah was named as heir. It was proved on 1 May 1782 (Nottingham Wills, p. 333). An abstract of the will reads:
AYRES, JACOB - 25 May 1778 - 1 May 1782 - To son George 100 acres being part of the plantation where I now live adjacent Ezekiel Young's land. To son Richard 100 acres being part of the plantation where my father lived adjacent his brother George. To son Francis 100 acres adjacent his brother Richard. To daughter *Sally. To son Levin. To son Edmond. 4 children Sally, Levin, Tabby & Edmund residual legatees. Wife to have use of their estates till they come to age or marry or during her widow Wife (no name) & sons George & Richard Exrs. Witt: William T. Ross, John Riley, John Only - p. 177 In order of probate: George Ayres heir at law to the testator.
NOTE: *Sally is the nickname for Sarah

In Ann Ayres' will on 7 August 1800 in Accomack Co., VA, Sarah was named as an heir. It was probated on 16 May 1801 (Wills & Deeds, p. 140):
Last Will and Testament of Ann Ayres - 7 August 1800 - Transcribed by Gail M. Walczyk
Spelling remains the same

I Ann Ayres of the county of Accomack and State of Virginia being of sound and disposing mind & Memory do Constitute this my last Will and testament in manner and form following Viz I give my Son Edmund Ayres my Still that he Has now in possession also one Bed & furniture and the Rest of my furniture to him and his heirs for Ever I Give to Hampton Ayres Son of George Ayres five Dollars to him & his Heirs for Ever I give to my grandson Son Elisha Ayres son of Levin Ayres Five dollars to him and his heirs for Ever I give to my grandson Richard White five Dollars to him and his heirs for Ever I Give to my grandson Francis Ayres Son of Francis Ayres five Dollars to his and his Heirs for Ever I give to Ann B. Ayres daughter of the afsd Francis Ayres One black gown one white Cotton peticoat I Give all the remainder of my wearing apparel to my Daughter Sally White to her and her Heirs for Ever As Witness my hand and Seal this Seventh day of August One thousand Eight Hundred Ann Ayres

Signed Sealed In the presence of George Drummond William Melson James Smith

At a district Court held at Accomack courthouse the 16th day of May 1801 This last will & testament of Ann Ayres decd was proved by the Oaths of James Smith a Witness thereto and ordered to be recorded On the motion of Edmund Ayres taking oath and Giving Thomas Bayly Senr for Security who entered into and acknowledged a Bond in the penalty of One thousand Dollars with Condition according to law Administration is granted him on the estate of the Said Ann Ayres decd with the will annexed Teste Edmund Bayly CDC Truly Recorded
Whitelaw, p. 1093:

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Southy Simpson had sold 75 acres to Solomon White, and in 1752 after the above settlement he and his wife Comfort sold the balance of 125 acres to White. 1785 Solomon White left 70 acres to his son Solomon. 10 acres to his son William and the balance to his son Levin . . .
In Charles Snead's will on 1 December 1784 Levin was named as heir. It was proved on 29 December 1784 (Nottingham Wills, p. 352). An abstract of his will reads:

SNEAD, CHARLES - 1 Dec. 1784 / 29 Dec. 1784 - To wife whole estate for life & then to son Bowdian Snead my land, he to pay to my sons Robert, Preeson, George & Levin Snead 5£ each, & to my grandsons John Henry Snead & George Snead the sum of 10£ to be paid in schooling. To daughter Mary Snead - Sons Robert, George, Levin & my daughters Laney Cropper & Fanny Sharrod & Mary Snead & "grandsons George Levie White" residual legatees. Wife (no name) & Charles Snead Exrs. Son John Snead. Witt: Solomon Wise, William B. Bunting. In order of probate: Robert Snead heir at law to the testator. Arabella Snead qualified.

On 4 February 1788 in in Accomack Co., VA the lands of Solomon White were surveyed (Survey 1). An transcription of the text reads:
February 4th 1788 Surveyed at the request of Solomon White eighty Acres of Land 10 acres of which by doted line the property of Wm White. Situate, lying and being in the Parish and County of Accomack and near the Parish line and bounded as follows (Viz) On the S. W. by a line of marked Trees dividing the premises from the lands of Elijah Lilliston and Wm Prewit on the N. W. by the lands of Levin White on the N. E. by the lands of Richd Grinalds and on the S. E. By the lands of John Dix Senr for the courses, Distances and Plat see below.
Parker Barnes D. S.AC
This land bordered on the lands of the heirs of Elijah Lilliston, William Prewet, Levin White, Richard Grinalds, and John Dix Senr.

He witnessed the will of his brother Galen White on 8 December 1789 in Accomack Co., VA. it was probated (Nottingham Wills, p. 386). An abstract of his will reads:
WHITE, GALEN - 8 Dec. 1789 / 29 June 1790 - To sister Lucretia White. To brother George White. To sister Annabella White. Wife Ann residual legatee. Wife & brother Solomon White Exrs. Witt: John Dix, Jr., Levin White.
In Benjamin West's will, Levin was named by Benjamin to handle his estate on 6 December 1790 in Accomack Co., VA. The will was probated 28 December 1790. An abstract of his will reads: 

WEST, BENJAMIN - 6 Dec. 1790 - 28 Dec. 1790 - To Arabella White & Lucretia White. Bal. of estate to my son John West, & should he die under the age of 21 & without issue to my brother Randall West. Richard Bundick & Levin White Exrs. Witt: Benjamin Parks, Elijah Colony. 

On on 5 September 1791 in Accomack Co., VA, the boundaries of the lands of Levin White in District 17 were processioned (Walczyk Processions 1721-1792, p. 172). The procession in part reads:

. . . Also Between Levin Ayres, Elijah Lilliston decd, Levin White, Sol: White & John Dix Senr; Also Levin White & Sol: White; Also Sol: White & John Dix; Also John Dix, Chas West and Elijah Lilliston decd . . . . Also Levin White & Sol: White; Also Sol: White & John Dix; Also John Dix, Chas West and Elijah Lilliston decd; . . .
On 8 January 1796 in Accomack Co., VA, St. George Parish District 17, the boundaries of the lands of Levin White were processioned. Levin White was present (Walczyk Processions 1796-1816, p. 15). The text in part reads:
17th From the head of Hunting Creek Branch to the line of the Parish and up to the Court House road. Henry Custis, Johannis Watson & Thos Hickman Processioners.
John Lillistons heirs & John Dix. Lines between John Lillastons heirs & Levin White. Lines between John Lillastons heirs & Benjamin Prewit, Daniel Melson, Benjn Prewit & John Dix present. Lines between Smith Melson & Thomas Bayly. Lines between Smith Melson & Daniel Melson. Lines between Smith Melson & William Turner, Levin White, Jacob Wright & Benjn Prewit present.
Smith Melson mentions Levin White in his will 27 June 1796 in Accomack Co., VA. An abstract of his will reads:
MELSON, SMITH, Sr. - 4 Mar. 1796 - 27 June 1796 - To wife Betty whole estate during her widow & at her death or marriage to my son Smith Melson 100 acres where I now live adjacent the land of Sophia Drummond, Daniel Melson & Levin White & Thomas Bayly. All the remaining part of my land adjacent the above I lend to my son Jonathan Melson during his natural life, reversion to my grandson Smith Melson, son of Jonathan. 4 daughters Abigil Prewit, Frances Melson, Mary Lewis & Tabitha Middleton residual legatees. Wife & son Smith Melson Exrs. Witt: William Drummond, Edmund Only, Nancy Lewis.
On 9 February 1797 in in Accomack Co., VA the lands of Smith Melson were surveyed (Survey 2). Smith Melson lands were bounded by Thomas Bayly Senr., Levin White, Daniel Melson, and Jonathan Melson. The text reads:
Surveyed at the request of Smith Melson One Hundred acres of land late the property of Smith Melson Senr Decd Situate lying and being in the Parish of St George and County of Accomack and bounded as follows (towit) On the S. by the lands of Thomas Bayly Senr on the N. Co. by the lands of Levin White on the N. and N. W. by the lands of Daniel Melson and on the S. W. by the lands of Jonathan Melson for the bounders, distances, Plat and other particulars see below P. Barnes C. S. AC
On 28 January 1799 letters of administration on the estate of Levin White were granted to Sally White. Francis Ayres & Edmund Ayres security (Nottingham Wills, 445). Levin White was mentioned in the deed on 26 April 1803 in Accomack Co., VA in which Elijah Lilliston bought land from Ann Lilliston (Wills & Deeds, pp. 255, 256). The deed in part reads:
. . . one fifth part of a certain tract of land which was devised to the said Ann Lilliston by her Grand father Elijah Lilliston deceased containing by estimation Fifty three Acres be the same more or less and being in the County of Accomack and Parish of Accomack and bounded as follows to wit by the lands of Levin Whites heirs, John Pruit, Benjamin Pruit, William Middleton, Thomas Hickman & John Dix . . .
On on 5 February 1816 in Accomack Co., VA, the boundaries of the lands of Levin White decd were processioned Walczyk Processions, p 207). William A. White was present. The text in part reads:
Lines between Bowman H. Bayly & Thos M. Bayly & Wise's heirs. Lines between Daniel Melson's heirs & Smith Melson's heirs, Wm White, Robt Charnick present. Lines between Levin White's heirs & Daniel Melson's heirs. Lines between sd heirs & David Drummond's heirs. Lines between Levin White's heirs & Smith Melson's heirs, Solomon White present. Lines between sd heirs & Sarah Willett. Lines between sd heirs & Solomon White, Jno Bagwell present. Lines between Solomon White & Jno Dicks' heirs. Lines between Benjamin Prewit & Molly Layfield. Lines between Thos Hickman & Sarah White.
Levin White and Sarah Ayres had the following children:

1. William A. White was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1790. William died before 26 June 1843 Miles & Miles Wills, p. 606). He married twice. He married Demoriah Dix on 27 April 1814 in Accomack Co., VA (Turman Marriages, p. 323). The text reads: 

White, William A. / Demoriah Dix 27 April 1814. 

Demoriah was born circa 1796. He married Margaret Crowson on 19 December 1821 in Accomack Co., VA (Turman Marriages, p. 322). The text reads:

 White, William A. (wdr) / Margaret Crowson of Levin 19 December 1821. Levin Crowson security. 

Margaret was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1800. Margaret was the daughter of Levin Crowson and Amey Powell. In 1816 William A. White was present for the procession on Saint George Parish District 17(Walczyk Processions 1796-1816, 207). The text in part reads:

Lines between Bowman H. Bayly & Thos M. Bayly & Wise's heirs. Lines between Daniel Melson's heirs & Smith Melson's heirs, Wm White, Robt Charnick present. Lines between Levin White's heirs & Daniel Melson's heirs. Lines between sd heirs & David Drummond's heirs. Lines between Levin White's heirs & Smith Melson's heirs, Solomon White present. Lines between sd heirs & Sarah Willett. Lines between sd heirs & Solomon White, Jno Bagwell present. Lines between Solomon White & Jno Dicks' heirs. Lines between Benjamin Prewit & Molly Layfield. Lines between Thos Hickman & Sarah White.
William made his will on 20 April 1843. It was probated on 26 June 1843 (Miles & Miles Wills, p. 606). An abstract of his will reads: 

WHITE, WILLIAM A. - 20 April 1843 / 26 June 1843 - To my daughters Sally White and Nancy White & my 4 sons Levin White, Richard White, James White, and William White the whole of my personal estate. My land whereon I now reside shall be sold & the amount to my two daugthers & 4 sons. To daughter Dimeriah Lewis 16 2/3 cents. Thomas J. Rayfield Extr. Witt: William Copes & Francis R. Ayres. Probate: Levi Dix, John D. Parks & George White Jr. securities. 

William A. White and Demoriah Dix had the following child:

i. Dimeriah White was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1818. She married Thomas D. Lewis on 11 May 1842 in Accomack Co., VA (Turman Marriages, p.169). The text reads: Lewis, Thomas D. / Demeriah White 11 May 1842.

William A. White and Margaret Crowson had the following children:

ii. Sally White was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1825. She married Thomas Littleton on 24 March 1847 in Accomack Co., VA (Turman Marriages, p. 173). The text reads: 

Littleton, Thomas / Sally White of William A. 24 March 1847. James T. Hinman & Charles Wright securities. 

Thomas was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1826. In the 1850 Census of Sally was listed as a household member of Thomas Littleton in the 1850 Census of in Accomack Co., VA (Scherzinger 1850 Census, p. 33). A transcript of the census reads:

HH680 LITTLETON Thomas 24M; VA, Sally 25F; VA, Margaret 1F; Mary T. 1/2 F, VA, White, Richard, 17M, VA, Nancy 22F, VA.
iii. Nancy White was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1828 (Scherzinger, Patricia, Accomack 1850 Census, 33). She was listed as a household member of Thomas Littleton in the 1850 Census of in Accomack Co., VA.

iv. Levin White was born circa 1830. He died before 27 December 1858 (Miles & Miles Wills, p. 605). Levin made a will on 22 September 1754. It was probated on 27 December 1754. An abstract of his will reads:
WHITE, LEVIN - 22 September 1854 / 27 December 1754 - The whole of my property to my 4 own brothers & sisters Sally Littleton. wife of Thomas Littleton & my sister Nancy White & my brother Richard White & my brother James White. Witt: Zorobabel Chandler & George Littleton. Probate: There being no Extr named, Thomas Littleton became the Administrator with George Littleton & William H. Dix securities.
v. Richard White was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1833 (Scherzinger 1850 Census, p. 33). Richard died in February 1870. He was listed as a household member of Thomas Littleton as Richard White 17 year old Laborer in the 1850 Census of in Accomack Co., VA .

vi James H. White was born circa 1835. He died on 8 October 1886 (Walczyk Deaths, p. 170). He married Mary Ofelia Fox on 17 August 1871 at Accomack Co, VA (Miles & Miles Marriages, p. 355). The text reads: 

White, James 28, single farmer, born and living in Accomack, to Otellia Fox 22, single, born and living in Accomack, daughter of James & Nellie Fox, on 17 August 1871 at Accomack, by P. A. Leatherbury.

vii. William T. White was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1837. He died on 24 January 1752 (Smithsonian Science). William was listed as a household member of Anne C. Taylor in the 1850 Census (Scheringer 1850 Census, p. 42). A transcript of the reads: HH16 Taylor Ann C. 55F; White, William T. 13M. On 3 December 1849 William was named as heir in the will of Anne C. Taylor. It was probated on 30 December 1850 (Miles & Miles Wills, p. 516). An abstract of her will reads in part:

. . . To William T. White $1,300 & the interest thereon & so much of the principal as his guardian Lewis D. Drummond, may consider necessary to be applied to his maintenance & education until he arrives to age 21 & then whatever amount may remain unexpended, provide he shall be studious & shall not be disapated & at age 21 another $300, but if he dies before age 21, then to my niece Peggy J. Nottingham. . . .
For the Story of the Boy in the Metal Coffin SEE: Smithsonian Science - New Acquisitions - Archives - February 2010

2. Richard White was born 31 December 1795 (Mihalyka Graven, p. 296). He married Henrietta R. Pruitt on 7 October 1816 in Accomack Co., VA (Turman Marriages, p. 321). The text reads: 

White, Richard of Levin / Henrietta R. Pruitt 7 October 1816. Charles Lewis security. 

Henrietta was born in Accomack Co., VA on 18 September 1800 (Mihalyka Graven, p. 296). Henrietta was the daughter of Benjamin Pruitt and Henrietta Melson. Henrietta died on 4 July 1874. She was buried in a family plot between Pastoria and Chase Crossing (Clover Hill). (Mihalyka Graven, p. 295). In Ann, Mrs. Jacob Ayres' will on 7 August 1800 in Accomack Co., VA, Richard was named as an heir. It was probated on 16 May 1801 (Wills & Deeds, p. 140). See: Last Will and Testament of Ann Ayres. Richard was listed as a head of household in the census of in 1850 at St. George Parish, Acc Co, VA Scherzinger 1850 Census, p. 33). The census reads:

HH#340 WHITE, Richard 54 M, Henny 48F; Ann A. 31F; Margaret,11F.
Richard died on 29 March 1869. He was buried in a family plot between Pastoria and Chase Crossing (Clover Hill). (Mihalyka Graven, p. 296).


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