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Whitlock Surname

The Whitlock surname is English in origin. The meaning of the name and its exact origin within in England is as yet unknown by me.
1st Generation:

James Whitlock (I) was born circa 1650 in England?. He died on March 29, 1716 in Virginia.

He was probably the immigrant ancestor and would have come to Virginia by the 1670's. He was married there to Dorothy and had 2 children: James (see next generation) and Dorothy. He is said to have died on March 29, 1716.
James married Dorothy circa 1676. She was born circa 1658.

They had at least two children:

1 James Whitlock
2 Dorothy Whitlock was born circa 1682.

2nd Generation:

James Whitlock (II) was born circa 1680 in Virginia. He died in 1733-1734 in Hanover Co., Virginia.

Father: James Whitlock
Mother: Dorothy

He married Frances (maiden name Jones???) circa 1705. He and Frances had 7 children: James (see next generation), Sarah, Temperance, David, Mary, Matthew, and Agness. James died during the 1730's in Hanover Co., Virginia.
James married Frances circa 1705 in Virginia. She was born circa 1690 and died after 1736 in Hanover Co., Virginia.

They had the following children:

1 James Whitlock
2 Sarah Whitlock was born circa 1717.
3 Temperance Whitlock was born circa 1719.
4 David Whitlock was born circa 1721.
5 Mary Whitlock was born circa 1723.
6 Matthew Whitlock was born circa 1725.
7 Agness Whitlock was born circa 1727.

3rd Generation:

James Whitlock (III) was born circa 1710 in Louisa Co., Virginia. He died on October 21, 1749 in Albermarle or Louisa Co., Virginia.

Father: James Whitlock
Mother: Frances

He was married circa 1734 to Agness Christmas. Together they had 6 children: James (see next generation), Charles, Anne, Mary, Thomas, and Nathaniel. James died on October 21, 1749 (???) and his widow Agness died before 1768.
James married Agness Christmas circa 1734 in Albermarle Co., Virginia. She was born circa 1715 in Hanover Co., Virginia. She died before December 1768 in Virginia.

They had the following children:

1 James Whitlock
2 Charles Whitlock was born circa 1739.
3 Anne Whitlock was born circa 1741.
4 Mary Whitlock was born on April 15, 1741.
5 Thomas Whitlock was born circa 1747.
6 Nathaniel Whitlock was born circa 1749.

4th Generation:

James Whitlock (IV) was born circa 1737 in Hanover Co., Virginia. He died in 1783 in Henrico Co., Virginia 5.

Father: James Whitlock
Mother: Agness Christmas

He was married to Mary Smith, circa 1767 and they had at least two children: Elizabeth and Thomas (see next generation). Both James and his wife Mary died during the 1780's in Henrico (??) Co., Virginia.
James married Mary Smith circa 1767 in Virginia. She was born circa 1741 in Virginia. She died in 1786 in Henrico Co., Virginia 5.

They had at least two children:

1 Elizabeth Whitlock was born circa 1768.
She married Mr. Warner.
2 Thomas Whitlock

5th Generation:

Thomas Whitlock was born on February 5, 1769 in Henrico Co., Virginia 5. He died on October 2, 1848 in Exie, Green Co., Kentucky 5.

Father: James Whitlock
Mother: Mary Smith

He moved as a youth to Buckingham Co., Virginia where he married Rebecca Radford circa 1790. Thomas and Rebecca had 10 children: Mary, Rebecca, John (see next generation), Nancy, Jane, James, Elizabeth, William, Sophia and Benjamin.

in 1810, Thomas moved his family out west and they settled near the town of Exie in Green County, Kentucky. Thomas died there on October 2, 1848, his wife Rebecca on September 1, 1844. Both were buried in the Old Whitlock Cemetery, Exie, Kentucky.

Thomas married Rebecca Radford circa 1790 in Buckingham Co., Virginia. She was born circa 1769 Buckingham Co., Virginia. She died on September 1, 1844 in Exie, Green Co., Kentucky 5.

They had the following children:

1 Mary B. Radford was born on May 20, 1793 in Buckingham Co., Virginia 5. She died on July 10, 1838 5.
She married Hercules Garrett on December 25, 1816 in Green Co., Kentucky 5.

She married second William Walton Cobb on March 3, 1825 5.

2 Rebecca Radford Whitlock was born circa 1795 in Buckingham Co., Virginia 5.
She married Robert R. Price on October 15, 1816 in Green Co., Kentucky 5.
3 John Robert Whitlock
4 Nancy L. Whitlock was born on November 11, 1798 in Buckingham Co., Virginia 5. She died on August 19, 1840 5.
She married first Samuel Hancock on November 11, 1826 in Green Co., Kentucky 5.

She married second Johnson Radford before 1836 5.

5 Jane Whitlock was born circa 1801 in Buckingham Co., Virginia.
She married William Spencer.
6 James A. Whitlock was born on April 20, 1803 in Buckingham Co., Virginia 5. He died on February 25, 1887 5.
He married Betsy B. Jones Bagby on March 15, 1827 in Green Co., Kentucky 5.
7 Elizabeth Warner Whitlock was born on January 15, 1805 in Buckingham Co., Virginia 5. She died on June 28, 1881 5.
She married Christopher Sandidge on January 25, 1821 in Buckingham Co., Virginia 5.
8 William R. Whitlock was born on February 1, 1807 in Buckingham Co., Virginia 5. He died on October 22, 1848 5.
He married Mary Ann W. Lasley on March 6, 1833 in Green Co., Kentucky 5.
9 Sophia Whitlock was born circa 1809 in Buckingham Co., Virginia.
She married Thomas M. Radford on August 20, 1829 in Green Co., Kentucky 5.
10 Benjamin R. Whitlock was born on July 22, 1811 in Buckingham Co., Virginia 5. He died on November 10, 1886 5.
He married Amanda Caroline Sandidge on September 30, 1834 in Green Co., Kentucky 5.

6th Generation:

John Robert Whitlock was born on March 13, 1797 in Buckingham Co., Virginia 3,4,5. He died on March 7, 1878 in Christian Co., Kentucky 3,4,5. He is buried in the Whitlock Cemetery, Christian Co., Kentucky.

Father: Thomas Whitlock
Mother: Rebecca Radford

In 1810 (at age 13) John moved with his family to Green Co., Kentucky, but he did not remain there. In 1816 (at age 19) he moved with some relatives to Christian Co., Kentucky. He was there married on January 20, 1817 to Elizabeth Radford (his first cousin). They settled in southern Christian County and had 6 children: Adaline, William, John (see next generation), Elmira, James, Lucy and Rufus. Sadly in 1841 his wife Elizabeth died. He remarried on November 15, 1842 in Trigg Co., Kentucky to a widow named Sicilly Bacon (another first cousin). By this second marriage he had 3 children: Benjamin, Sarah and Mary. She also brought to the marriage 2 step-children, William and Ann Fielding.

John was a farmer and also for a portion of his life he taught school during the winter months. In matters of religion John was a member of the Baptist church and was also a Captain in the Kentucky militia. John died at his home on March 7, 1878. He was buried beside his first wife Elizabeth in the Whitlock Cemetery (on their farm) in Christian Co., Kentucky.

John married first Elizabeth Blakey Radford on January 20, 1817 in Christian Co., Kentucky 5,9.

They had the following children:

1 Adaline Virginia Whitlock was born on March 2 5, or May 5 3, 1818 in Christian Co., Kentucky . She died on February 2 5 or 5 3, 1837 in Christian Co., Kentucky. She is buried in the Whitlock Cemetery, Christian Co., Kentucky.
She married Benjamin G. Radford on October 30, 1832 in Christian Co., Kentucky 5. (He was born on January 1, 1811 and died on December 7, 1875.)
They had the following children:
Mary Ann Radford (c. 1833-???)
John Henry Radford (c. 1835-???)
Lycurgus V. Radford (c. 1837-???)
md. Mary Ann Maddox
2 William Thomas Whitlock was born on December 18, 1819 in Christian Co., Kentucky 3,5. He died on December 7, 1856 in Christian Co., Kentucky 3. He is buried in the Flat Lick Cemetery, near Herndon, Christian Co., Kentucky.
He married Frances David Parrish on October 17, 1845 in Christian Co., Kentucky.
They had no children.
3 John Robert Whitlock
4 Elmira S. Whitlock was born in 1824 in Christian Co., Kentucky 3,5. She died on July 18, 1894 in Trigg Co., Kentucky 3. She is buried in the Whitlock Cemetery, Christian Co., Kentucky.
She married George Beasley on October 10, 1844 in Christian Co., Kentucky. (He was born on April 10, 1812 in Virginia 3and died on September 1, 1887 in Trigg Co., Kentucky 3. He is buried in the Whitlock, Christian Co., Kentucky.
They had the following children:
Elizabeth/Martha Beasley (c. 1846-???)
Lucy "Nannie" A. Beasley (1849-???)
md. George Quick
John William Beasley (c. 1858-???)
Mary "Mollie" Virginia Beasley (c. 1863-1962)
md. Peter Edgar Roberts
They lived near Cadiz, Trigg Co., Kentucky.
5 James E. Whitlock was born on December 17, 1825 in Christian Co., Kentucky 3. He died on January 28, 1845 in Christian Co., Kentucky 3. He is buried in the Whitlock Cemetery, Christian Co., Kentucky.
6 Rufus M. Whitlock was born in October 1827 in Christian Co., Kentucky 3. He died on September 10, 1908 3 in Christian Co., Kentucky. He is buried in the Whitlock Cemetery, Christian Co., Kentucky.
He married Frances "Fannie" Cummings on September 14, 1865 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York. (She was born in June 1836 3.)
7 Lucie Ann E. Whitlock was born on January 30, 1830 in Christian Co., Kentucky 3. She died on April 14, 1860 in Christian Co., Kentucky 3. She is buried in the Whitlock Cemetery, Christian Co., Kentucky.
John married second Sicily Hall Radford, widow of Fielding Bacon, on November 15, 1842 in Trigg Co., Kentucky 2. She was born on May 19, 1807 in Virginia 5. She died on October 19, 1891 in Christian Co., Kentucky 5. She is buried in the Edmund Bacon Cemetery, Trigg Co., Kentucky.

They had the following children:

8 Benjamin Agee Whitlock was born on September 17, 1843 in Christian Co., Kentucky 5. He died on November 12, 1909 5.
He married Sarah Barker Faxon on September 5, 1870 in Christian Co., Kentucky 5.
9 Sarah Ann Whitlock was born on June 13, 1845 in Christian Co., Kentucky 3. She died on August 1, 1855 in Christian Co., Kentucky 3. She is buried in the Whitlock Cemetery, Christian Co., Kentucky.
10 Mary Emma Whitlock was born on September 11, 1850 in Christian Co., Kentucky 8. She died on May 15, 1876 in Christian Co., Kentucky 8. She is buried in the Rosedale Cemetery, Pembroke, Christian Co., Kentucky.
She married John Fauntleroy Garnett on November 2, 1869 in Christian Co., Kentucky 5. (He was born on December 16, 1844 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 9 and died on December 22, 1912 in Christian Co., Kentucky 9.)
They had the following children:
James Whitlock Garnett (1870-1870)
John Whitlock Garnett (1870-1942)
md. Lula Richard
Thomas William Garnett (1872-1964)
md. Mary Stuart Briggs
Joseph Hall Garnett (1875-1859)

7th Generation:

John Robert Whitlock (Jr.) was born on February 26, 1822 in Christian Co., Kentucky 3,5. He died on May 24, 1901 in Longview Pct., Christian Co., Kentucky 3. He is buried in the Flat Lick Cemetery, near Herndon, Christian Co., Kentucky.

Father: John Robert Whitlock
Mother: Elizabeth Blakey Radford

John was born and raised in southern Christian County, Kentucky, where his father was a successful farmer. Sometime during the 1840's, after the death of his mother and his father's remarriage, John moved out of his father's home and moved in with his older brother William. The two brothers apparently lived near the city of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, where they jointly engaged in business as merchants of some sort. It was while living in this situation that John became familiar with and was engaged to Lucretia Parrish, the younger sister of his brother's wife Frances. John and Lucretia Parrish were married in 1852.

Sometime after the marriage, John and Lucretia lived briefly in Cadiz, Trigg County, Kentucky, where their first child was born in 1853. They moved back to Christian County, Kentucky by 1854, where they settled in Longview Precinct on or near land owned by the Parrish family. Apparently, John and Lucretia spent the durations of their lives here. The land that they lived on is apparently now within the city limits of Oak Grove, Kentucky. Although they had six children, only two of them survived to adulthood. John spent the rest of his life working as a farmer, but was only moderately successful. In later years, their daughter Lee and her husband and children lived with them.

John married Lucretia Parrish on February 7, 1852 in Christian Co., Kentucky 2.

They had the following children:

1 Mary Frances Whitlock was born on January 14, 1853 in Cadiz, Trigg Co., Kentucky 3,5. She died on June 17, 1854 near Oak Grove, Christian Co., Kentucky 3,5. She is buried in the Flat Lick Cemetery, near Herndon, Christian Co., Kentucky.
2 Lutilda "Lula" Hunt Whitlock was born on September 21, 1855 near Oak Grove, Christian Co., Kentucky 5. She died on December 27, 1924 in New Providence, Montgomery Co., Tennessee 11. She is buried in the Riverview Cemetery, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
She married George D. Cummings on March 20, 1889 in Christian Co., Kentucky 2. (He was born in April 1852 in Tennessee and died after 1930, probably in Oklahoma.)
They had one child:
Louis Parrish Cummings (1891-1957)
md. 1st. Elizabeth Madora Martin
md. 2nd. Florence L.
They moved to Nashville, Tennessee sometime between 1900 and 1910. They moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma sometime between 1910 and 1920. In 1930, they were outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
3 William "Willie" Thomas Whitlock was born circa March 1857 12 in Longview Pct., Christian Co., Kentucky . He died on September 5, 1860 12 in Longview Pct., Christian Co., Kentucky .
4 James Parrish Whitlock was born circa May 1859 in Longview Pct., Christian Co., Kentucky 10. He died in August 1859 in Longview Pct., Christian Co., Kentucky 10.
5 Lucy Whitlock was born circa May 1859 in Longview Pct., Christian Co., Kentucky 10. She died in July 1859 in Longview Pct., Christian Co., Kentucky 10.
According to the Mortality Schedule, both Lucy and twin brother James died of an unknown cause that had existed for the entirety of their short lives.
6 Lee Parrish Whitlock

8th Generation:

Lee Parrish Whitlock was born on August 14, 1869 in southern Christian County, Kentucky 1. She died on March 23, 1919 in Gordonfield Pct., Christian Co., Kentucky 1. She is buried in the Riverside Cemetery, Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Kentucky.
Father: John Robert Whitlock
Mother: Lucretia Parrish

Her original name was probably Lucretia, yet she always went by the name Lee. She appears to have resided her entire life on land originally purchased by her great-grandfather David Parrish in 1833. She was married at her parents' home on June 8, 1892, to Thomas Jones. After the marriage, they began living with her parents and her father deeded her 205 acres for her and her family to use. Together Lee and Thomas had 3 children: Louetha and Bertha, and a son who died in infancy.

After Lee's parents died, she and her husband inherited and continued operation of their farm. The location of this farm has been included in both Longview and Gordonfield Precincts and was close to the town of Oak Grove (and also Kennedy) near the border with Montgomery Co., Tennessee. Lee died there on March 23, 1919, from a battle with influenza [was she affected by the Influenza Epidemic of 1918?]. Not long after her death, her husband remarried and the rest of her family sold the family farm.

Lee married Thomas Anthony Jones on June 8, 1892 in Kennedy, Christian Co., Kentucky 2.
For information on their children, see his page.

Sources:

1. Death certificate of Lee Whitlock Jones, 1919, Christian Co., Kentucky
2. Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900, Ancestry.com
3. Cemeteries of Christian County, Kentucky 1797-2004. Christian County Genealogical Society, 2004.
4. Obituary of John R. Whitlock, unknown newspaper, c. March 1878
5. The Whitlocks of Virginia (Henrico Co.), U.S.A. #2. Whitlock Family Association. http://home.mweb.co.za/dw/dw000002/whitass/index.htm
6. Assorted US Federal Census records
7. Cemetery index, Rosedale Cemetery, Christian Co., KY
8. Kentucky Marriages to 1850, Ancestry.com
9. Online gedcom family files
10. 1860 US Census Mortality Schedule
11. Death certificate of Lula H. Cummings, Montgomery Co., TN, 1924, Vol 44, #420
12. Death notice of Willie Whitlock, Clarksville Chronicle, Sep. 14, 1860, Pg. 2