Descendants of David
of Pitt County, North Carolina
thru his daughter Nancy
467 descendants and their spouses
of Nancy Fleming, daughter of David Fleming
and wife of Soloman Whichard,
correcting and supplanting all previous versions.
In Six Parts
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Generation No. 1
N1. NANCY3 FLEMING (David2, John1) was born on January 17, 1798 in Pitt County, North Carolina; died January 12, 1846; and is buried in the Whichard family cemetery, near Stokes, Pitt County, North Carolina. She married Soloman Whichard in 1827, according to Whichard (Wichard-Wishard-Wishart), 1654-1954, A Genealogical History, by Rogers Dey Whichard, A.M., Ph.D., Norfolk, Virginia, 1954, as shared with me by Obie Guilford Whichard, of Falls Church, Virginia, on July 29, 1999. Soloman was a son of John Whichard and Frances James. He is also buried in the Whichard family cemetery, near Stokes, North Carolina. Soloman was born in 1789; and died in 1851.
From Whichard (Wichard-Wishard-Wishart), 1654-1954, A Genealogical History:
Solomon Whichard (1789-1851) ... was the other of the two sons listed in the 1790 Census, then only one year old. He was member of a Pitt County company of militia, which was called out briefly in 1813, when Admiral Cockburn was on the North Carolina coast; this company did not see any active service, however.
He was first married to a Harris, and they had two children: Adaline (b. 1823) and James (1824-1896); the former married Howell Albritton, a former county sheriff, in 1843, and they went west (to Mississippi?) the same year in a covered wagon, taking thirty days for the journey. The brother, James, went with them but did not stay; he settled on his grandfathers land where his descendants were still living until recently. Their house incorporated parts of an older house which would be well over 150 years old.
Solomon Whichard was married secondly to Nancy, daughter to David Fleming; they were married in 1827 and she died in 1846. They lived on land purchased by him when they were married, in a locality known as Briery Swamp.
From The Chronicles of Pitt County, North Carolina, published by the Pitt County Historical Society, Greenville, North Carolina, 1982, p. 710:
he roots of the (Whichard) family are well grounded in the history of Pitt County. The first Whichard to come to Pitt County was Soloman Whichard, who with his father and mother, John and Lydia, and two brothers, Anthony and John, Jr., came to the colony of Virginia from Ireland in 1750. Soloman is first mentioned in Pitt County records in 1761, at which time a purchase of land in the Grindle Creek area of the county was recorded.
Soloman Whichard apparently had only one heir, John Whichard, born in 1765, who was named for Solomans brother, John, Jr. It is believed that John Whichard, Jr. was the Whichard who was frozen to death at Valley Forge. John Whichard, it is thought, was married to Frances Elizabeth James. He was listed as a head of a family in the first census in 1790 with a wife and two sons. It is thought that he died around 1843. His sons were Hardy Whichard and Soloman Whichard, who was born in 1789.
This Soloman Whichard was first married to a Miss Harris and two children, Adaline and James, were born to this marriage. After his wifes death, Soloman married Nancy Fleming, daughter of David Fleming ...
To the marriage of Soloman and Nancy were born: Frances Ann Elizabeth (1828), David Fleming (1829), Lydia (1830), and Willis R. Whichard (1833). Nancy Fleming Whichard died on January 12, 1846, and Soloman lived until 1851.
Of Nancy Fleming and Soloman Whichard
N2i. Frances Ann Elizabeth4 Whichard, born in 1828; died March 2, 1904 in Carolina Township, Pitt County, North Carolina.
Obituary of Frances Ann Elizabeth Whichard
The Daily Reflector, Greenville, North Carolina, Thursday, March 3, 1904, p. 1:
Wednesday afternoon at 3 oclock at the home of Mrs. M. A. Whichard, in Carolina township, Miss Francis A. E. Whichard breathed her last. She was 75 years of age. For the last few years she had been in declining health, and a few months ago suffered a stroke of paralysis. Deceased was an aunt of the editor of The Reflector, and was the last member of her fathers family. She always made her home with her brother, the late Mr. W. R. Whichard. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist church.
N3ii. David Fleming Whichard, of whom below, was born 1829 in Pitt County, North Carolina; died in 1877.
N4iii. Lydia Whichard, of whom below, born in 1830 in North Carolina; died in 1892.
N5iv. Willis R. Whichard, of whom below, born March 16, 1833; died September 10, 1900 in Carolina Township, Pitt County, North Carolina.
N6v. Nancy Whichard. No further record.
N7vi. Soloman Whichard. No further record.
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