JOSEPH WHITTSON
was born 1615 in England, and died Abt. 1696 in Stafford, Virginia. He married <UNNAMED>. She died in Stafford, Virginia.

Children of JOSEPH WHITTSON and are:
2. i. JOSEPH2 WHITSON, d. Aft. January 28, 1700/01, Stafford, Virginia.
3. ii. SAMUEL WHITSON, b. Aft. 1635; d. Abt. 1702.
4. iii. ELIZABETH WHITSON, b. Aft. 1638; d. Bef. 1727.
iv. THOMAS WHITSON, b. Bef. 1678; d. Bef. 1696.
Generation No. 2
2. JOSEPH2 WHITSON (JOSEPH1 WHITTSON) died Aft. January 28, 1700/01 in Stafford, Virginia. He married MARY FLETCHER. She died Bef. 1734 in Stafford, Virginia.

Children of JOSEPH WHITSON and MARY FLETCHER are:
i. JOSEPH3 WHITSON, m. MARY.
5. ii. THOMAS WHITSON, d. Bef. 1738.
iii. JOSHUA WHITSON.
iv. RICHARD WHITSON.
v. SAMUEL WHITSON, m. ELIZABETH SWILLIVANT.
6. vi. WILLIAM WHITSON, b. Abt. 1676, Virginia; d. Stafford, Virginia.
3. SAMUEL2 WHITSON (JOSEPH1 WHITTSON) was born Aft. 1635, and died Abt. 1702. He married MARY. She died Abt. 1712 in Stafford, Virginia.

Child of SAMUEL WHITSON and MARY is:
7. i. SAMUEL3 WHITSON.
4. ELIZABETH2 WHITSON (JOSEPH1 WHITTSON) was born Aft. 1638, and died Bef. 1727. She married JAMES BUTLER. He died 1732.

Child of ELIZABETH WHITSON and JAMES BUTLER is:
i. JAMES3 BUTLER, JR..
 
Generation No. 3
5. THOMAS3 WHITSON (JOSEPH2, JOSEPH1 WHITTSON) died Bef. 1738. He married MARGARET. She died 1745.

Child of THOMAS WHITSON and MARGARET is:
i. MARGARET4 WHITSON.
6. WILLIAM3 WHITSON (JOSEPH2, JOSEPH1 WHITTSON) was born Abt. 1676 in Virginia, and died in Stafford, Virginia. He married LYDIA.

Children of WILLIAM WHITSON and LYDIA are:
i. MARY4 WHITSON, b. Abt. 1700; m. JAMES PETERS.
8. ii. WILLIAM WHITSON, b. Abt. 1706, Virginia; d. November 1783, Tennessee.
7. SAMUEL3 WHITSON (SAMUEL2, JOSEPH1 WHITTSON) He married ANN.

Children of SAMUEL WHITSON and ANN are:
i. WILLIAM4 WHITSON, b. January 29, 1741/42, Stafford, Virginia.
ii. MARY WHITSON, b. April 19, 1744, Stafford, Virginia.
iii. UNK WHITSON, b. June 17, 1746, Stafford, Virginia.
Generation No. 4
8. WILLIAM4 WHITSON (WILLIAM3, JOSEPH2, JOSEPH1 WHITTSON) was born Abt. 1706 in Virginia, and died November 1783 in Tennessee. He married MARGARET.

Children of WILLIAM WHITSON and MARGARET are:
9. i. SARAH5 WHITSON, b. Abt. 1725, Stafford, Virginia.
ii. JOSEPH WHITSON, b. Abt. 1732, Stafford, Virginia; d. 1790, Tennessee.
10. iii. THOMAS WHITSON, b. Abt. 1732, Virginia; d. Abt. 1809, Tennessee.
11. iv. UNK WHITSON, b. Aft. 1732, Virginia; d. Bef. 1783.
12. v. GEORGE WHITSON, b. Abt. 1736, Stafford, Virginia; d. Bef. 1783.
vi. JOHN WHITSON, b. Abt. 1738, Stafford, Virginia.
13. vii. WILLIAM WHITSON, b. March 07, 1739/40, Stafford, Virginia.
14. viii. CHARLES WHITSON, b. March 05, 1741/42, Stafford, Virginia; d. Aft. 1778, Virginia.
ix. JAMES WHITSON, b. February 10, 1743/44, Stafford, Virginia.
15. x. SUSANNAH WHITSON, b. Abt. 1750, Stafford, Virginia; d. Aft. 1779, Tennessee.
xi. JESSIE WHITSON, b. May 08, 1750, Stafford, Virginia; d. Aft. 1823, Tennessee; m. MARTHA.
xii. LYDIA WHITSON, b. Abt. 1754, Stafford, Virginia; m. JEREMIAH MCKAY, July 11, 1774, Shenendoah, Virginia.
xiii. MARQUIS WHITSON, b. Abt. 1755, Virginia; d. Bef. 1778.
 
Generation No. 5
9. SARAH5 WHITSON (WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOSEPH2, JOSEPH1 WHITTSON) was born Abt. 1725 in Stafford, Virginia. She married JOHN NELSON December 07, 1745 in Stafford, Virginia.

Children of SARAH WHITSON and JOHN NELSON are:
i. JEMIMA6 NELSON, m. CHARLES UTTERBACK, September 07, 1789, Virginia.
ii. LETTICE NELSON, m. GEORGE SHUMATE, June 28, 1794, Virginia.
iii. SARAH NELSON.
iv. WILLIAM NELSON, m. ELIZABETH MOOREHEAD, December 17, 1798, Virginia.
v. LYDIA NELSON, b. September 24, 1746, Stafford, Virginia; m. ALEXANDER MOOREHEAD.
vi. JOHN NELSON, b. July 18, 1747, Stafford, Virginia; m. MARY YOUNG, January 15, 1766, Virginia.
vii. ANN NELSON, b. January 11, 1748/49, Stafford, Virginia; m. JOSIAH FISHBACK, December 12, 1768, Fauquier, Virginia.
viii. MARY NELSON, b. March 02, 1750/51, Stafford, Virginia; m. UNK RECTOR.
ix. MARGARET NELSON, b. August 18, 1753, Stafford, Virginia.
x. JESSE NELSON, b. January 22, 1756, Stafford, Virginia.
10. THOMAS5 WHITSON (WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOSEPH2, JOSEPH1 WHITTSON) was born Abt. 1732 in Virginia, and died Abt. 1809 in Tennessee. He married (1) MARY. He married (2) ANN WHITE Abt. 1777.
Notes for THOMAS WHITSON:
There have been charges that Thomas Whitson was a Tory, documented in Col. Phipher History of Burke Co. NC. This has since proved to be in error (see Benjamin). The pension declaration of John Franklin, Jr. 1777; Samuel Smith, 1778; John Grider, 1778; and Thomas Sumter, 1780; state that they served under Captain Thomas Whitson of Major Joseph McDowell's Reg.,1777.

Children of THOMAS WHITSON and MARY are:
i. ISBELL6 WHITSON, d. Abt. 1776.
ii. BENJAMIN WHITSON, d. Abt. 1844, Texas.
Notes for BENJAMIN WHITSON:
Benjamin Whitson was a captured Tory and was sentenced to be hung. He was saved from hanging by the orders of Gen. Charles McDowell. Gen. McDowell was brought to trial in 1782, in part, charged with protection for Benjamin Whitson.
iii. MARGARET WHITSON, b. Abt. 1761, North Carolina; m. THOMAS LYTTLE LITTON.
16. iv. WILLIAM WHITSON, b. Abt. 1762, North Carolina; d. November 06, 1806, North Carolina.
v. THOMAS WHITSON, b. Abt. 1766; d. Aft. 1810; m. UNK GASPERSON.

Children of THOMAS WHITSON and ANN WHITE are:
vi. ISAAC6 WHITSON, b. North Carolina; m. DRUCILLA BENNETT.
vii. JOHN WHITSON, b. Abt. 1777, North Carolina; d. Aft. 1809, North Carolina; m. SARAH ROBINSON, October 07, 1808, Tennessee.
viii. MARY WHITSON, b. Aft. 1777, North Carolina; m. UNK THOMPSON.
ix. JAMES WHITSON, b. Abt. 1787, North Carolina; m. (1) UNK CLAYTON; m. (2) JEMIMA RAMSEY, August 22, 1822, Tennessee; m. (3) MARY LONEY, August 31, 1832, Tennessee; m. (4) MARY PRICE, December 09, 1847, Tennessee.
11. UNK5 WHITSON (WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOSEPH2, JOSEPH1 WHITTSON) was born Aft. 1732 in Virginia, and died Bef. 1783. She married JOHN PEYTON.

Child of UNK WHITSON and JOHN PEYTON is:
i. JOSEPH6 PEYTON.
12. GEORGE5 WHITSON (WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOSEPH2, JOSEPH1 WHITTSON) was born Abt. 1736 in Stafford, Virginia, and died Bef. 1783. He married RUTH BARNES Abt. 1756.
Notes for RUTH BARNES:
Will of John Hall, proved 30 June 1783, mentions Rachel Whitson, daughter of Ruth Whitson. Money to be appied to the schooling of 5 daughters of Ruth Whitson. The will also mentions John Whitson, Charles Barnes, Thomas Dodson, George White. Witnesses are Charles Barnes and Nathan Smith.
Executor: My good friend, Ruth Whitson.

Children of GEORGE WHITSON and RUTH BARNES are:
i. RACHEL6 WHITSON, m. ISSAC ALLEN, October 22, 1791, Shenendoah, Virginia.
ii. CATHERINE WHITSON, m. JOHN PHARES, September 04, 1790, Shenendoah, Virginia.
13. WILLIAM5 WHITSON (WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOSEPH2, JOSEPH1 WHITTSON) was born March 07, 1739/40 in Stafford, Virginia. He married ELIZABETH.
Notes for WILLIAM WHITSON:
About 2 miles northeast, south of the mouth of Cosby's Creek, William Whitson, Jr., established a fort on the east bank of Pigeon River in 1783. It was an important frontier outpost since there was a ford there, and the west bank of the river was then Indian territory.

Children of WILLIAM WHITSON and ELIZABETH are:
i. EVE6 WHITSON, b. Aft. 1759.
17. ii. JAMES WHITSON, b. Abt. 1768, Virginia; d. Abt. December 28, 1825, Tennessee.
18. iii. JEREMIAH WHITSON, b. Abt. 1774; d. Tennessee.
19. iv. STEPHEN WHITSON, b. Abt. 1780; d. Aft. 1840, Tennessee.
20. v. HARRISON WHITSON, b. Abt. 1785, Virginia; d. 1876, Tennessee.
21. vi. ABRAHAM WHITSON, b. Abt. 1787, Tennessee.
22. vii. ALLEN WHITSON, b. Abt. 1791.
viii. ELIZABETH WHITSON, b. Abt. 1791.
14. CHARLES5 WHITSON (WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOSEPH2, JOSEPH1 WHITTSON) was born March 05, 1741/42 in Stafford, Virginia, and died Aft. 1778 in Virginia. He married LEAH TAYLOR.

Children of CHARLES WHITSON and LEAH TAYLOR are:
i. JEREMIAH6 WHITSON, b. Aft. 1762; m. ELIZABETH JOB, November 25, 1784, Shenendoah, Virginia.
ii. MARGARET WHITSON, b. Aft. 1764.
iii. JOSEPH WHITSON, b. Aft. 1774.
iv. JAMES WHITSON, b. Aft. 1774.
15. SUSANNAH5 WHITSON (WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOSEPH2, JOSEPH1 WHITTSON) was born Abt. 1750 in Stafford, Virginia, and died Aft. 1779 in Tennessee. She married BARNABY EGAN, JR.. He was born Abt. 1747, and died Bef. 1823.

Children of SUSANNAH WHITSON and BARNABY EGAN are:
i. JAMES6 EGAN, b. Bef. 1779.
ii. MARGARET EGAN, b. Bef. 1779.
iii. LYDIA EGAN, b. Bef. 1779.
iv. HUGH EGAN, b. Bef. 1779.
v. BARNABY EGAN III, b. Aft. 1779, Tennessee.
vi. RACHEL EGAN, b. Aft. 1779, Tennessee.
vii. WILLIAM EGAN, b. Aft. 1779, Tennessee.
viii. MARY EGAN, b. Aft. 1779, Tennessee.
ix. JOHN EGAN, b. Aft. 1779, Tennessee.
x. JESSIE EGAN, b. Aft. 1779, Tennessee.
 
Generation No. 6
16. WILLIAM6 WHITSON (THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOSEPH2, JOSEPH1 WHITTSON) was born Abt. 1762 in North Carolina, and died November 06, 1806 in North Carolina. He married ANN MCDOWELL. She was born Abt. 1760 in North Carolina, and died 1829 in Tennessee.

Children of WILLIAM WHITSON and ANN MCDOWELL are:
i. JOHN7 WHITSON, b. Abt. 1781, North Carolina.
23. ii. THOMAS WHITSON, b. December 01, 1781, Tennessee; d. September 06, 1870, Fayette Co, Alabama.
iii. MARY WHITSON, b. Abt. 1782; d. Aft. 1850; m. MARTIN HARDIN.
iv. JOSEPH MCDOWELL WHITSON, b. Abt. 1784, North Carolina; m. SARAH GUDGER.
24. v. JAMES S. WHITSON, b. Abt. 1787, North Carolina; d. March 29, 1841, Berry, Alabama.
vi. GEORGE WHITSON, b. Abt. 1789; d. Bef. 1826; m. PRICILLA VANCE; d. 1826, Tennessee.
25. vii. WILLIAM WHITSON, JR., b. Abt. 1792.
viii. SAMUEL WHITSON, b. Abt. 1797; m. CATHERINE LEDBETTER, February 07, 1850, Tennessee.
ix. SARAH WHITSON, b. February 01, 1800, North Carolina; d. May 08, 1861; m. WESLEY WITHERSPOON, December 18, 1816, Tennessee.
x. REBECCA WHITSON, b. Abt. 1801; m. EDMOND L. WILLIAMS, December 20, 1816, Tennessee.
17. JAMES6 WHITSON (WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOSEPH2, JOSEPH1 WHITTSON) was born Abt. 1768 in Virginia, and died Abt. December 28, 1825 in Tennessee. He married ELIZABETH PRYOR PRIER. She was born Abt. 1768 in Virginia, and died Aft. 1850.

Children of JAMES WHITSON and ELIZABETH PRIER are:
i. ELIZABETH7 WHITSON, d. Aft. 1840; m. JORDAN PERKINS; d. Bef. 1840.
ii. JOHN WHITSON, b. August 20, 1786, Tennessee; d. December 01, 1844, Tennessee; m. GRACE RUSH, February 15, 1807, Kentucky.
iii. MARY WHITSON, b. Abt. 1793, Tennessee; m. WILLIAM P. RHEA, January 30, 1816, Kentucky.
iv. JONATHAN WHITSON, b. Abt. 1797, Tennessee; m. PERTHENA BROWN, August 21, 1819, Kentucky.
v. REUBEN WHITSON, b. Abt. 1798, Tennessee; m. POLLY BRAY, August 18, 1818, Kentucky.
vi. JEREMIAH WHITSON, b. Abt. 1800; d. Bef. 1840; m. KATHERINE CATHERINE BRAY.
vii. JEMIMA WHITSON, b. June 27, 1808; m. ANDREW HUSTON PERKINS; b. December 05, 1809, Tennessee; d. March 18, 1851.
18. JEREMIAH6 WHITSON (WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOSEPH2, JOSEPH1 WHITTSON) was born Abt. 1774, and died in Tennessee. He married SUSANNAH PRYOR PRIER. She was born Abt. 1776, and died in Tennessee.

Children of JEREMIAH WHITSON and SUSANNAH PRIER are:
i. REUBEN7 WHITSON, b. Abt. 1795.
ii. HARRISON WHITSON, b. Abt. 1802; m. ELEANOR HOWARD; b. Abt. 1807.
iii. SARAH WHITSON, b. Abt. 1816; m. NATHAN B. HOWARD, May 18, 1838, Tennessee; d. Bef. 1840, Tennessee.
iv. DOLLY WHITSON, b. Abt. 1817; m. WILLIAM BOWMAN, July 02, 1839, Tennessee.
v. JAMES WHITSON, b. Abt. 1818; m. (1) ELIZABETH COOK, October 04, 1838, Tennessee; b. Tennessee; m. (2) MATILDA BROYLES, June 14, 1847, Tennessee.
vi. MARY WHITSON, b. Abt. 1819; m. LEWIS P. BOWMAN, February 05, 1840, Tennessee.
vii. NANCY WHITSON, b. Abt. 1820; m. WILLIAM JAY, June 17, 1841, Tennessee.
19. STEPHEN6 WHITSON (WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOSEPH2, JOSEPH1 WHITTSON) was born Abt. 1780, and died Aft. 1840 in Tennessee. He married UNK MANNING. She was born in Tennessee, and died Aft. 1840 in Tennessee.

Children of STEPHEN WHITSON and UNK MANNING are:
i. JOHN7 WHITSON.
ii. UNK WHITSON, b. Tennessee; m. CALEB WILHITE.
iii. WILLIAM MANNING WHITSON, b. Abt. 1805; m. DELANIA MCMAHAN; b. Abt. 1803, Tennessee.
iv. STEPHEN WHITSON, b. Abt. 1821, Tennessee; m. CATHERINE.
20. HARRISON6 WHITSON (WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOSEPH2, JOSEPH1 WHITTSON) was born Abt. 1785 in Virginia, and died 1876 in Tennessee. He married (1) <UNNAMED>. She died Bef. 1842 in Tennessee. He married (2) LYDIA TRACY. She was born July 25, 1809 in Tennessee, and died Bef. 1860 in Tennessee.
Notes for HARRISON WHITSON:
Apparently when Harrison applied for his pension, there was some difficulty locating his service record. There is a letter from an attorney stating that there are no rolls of Capt. John Raines company on file at the department. Harrison, at approximately 87 years of age, retained a clear mind and somewhat of a temper. His response to this query was, 'What I say once I will say again, my captains name was (underlined) John Rains, though he might have had a double name, but if he did I never heard of it to my
recollection.

Children of HARRISON WHITSON and are:
i. ALFRED7 WHITSON, b. Abt. 1828, Tennessee; m. LUISA WEEKS; b. Abt. 1833, Tennessee.
ii. NAOMI WHITSON, b. Abt. 1830, Tennessee; m. JOHN G. MOORE; b. 1827, Tennessee; d. 1900.
iii. UNEOIS WHITSON, b. Abt. 1831, Tennessee; m. JAMES ROSS MOORE.
iv. JOHN C. WHITSON, b. June 25, 1833, Tennessee; d. January 12, 1892, Tennessee; m. MARTHA G. KELLY; b. Abt. 1841; d. January 12, 1892, Tennessee.

Children of HARRISON WHITSON and LYDIA TRACY are:
v. PLEASENT7 WHITSON, b. Abt. 1844.
vi. THOMAS WHITSON, b. August 1846, Tennessee.
vii. JAMES WHITSON, b. October 01, 1848, Tennessee; m. LOU MCCALL.
21. ABRAHAM6 WHITSON (WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOSEPH2, JOSEPH1 WHITTSON) was born Abt. 1787 in Tennessee. He married SARAH JEFFERS October 14, 1807 in Tennessee. She was born Abt. 1790 in Tennessee.

Child of ABRAHAM WHITSON and SARAH JEFFERS is:
i. JOHN7 WHITSON, b. Aft. 1808.
22. ALLEN6 WHITSON (WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOSEPH2, JOSEPH1 WHITTSON) was born Abt. 1791. He married MILLIE.

Child of ALLEN WHITSON and MILLIE is:
i. NAOMI7 WHITSON, b. 1819; m. SAMUEL EDWARD INMAN.
 
Generation No. 7
23. THOMAS7 WHITSON (WILLIAM6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOSEPH2, JOSEPH1 WHITTSON) was born December 01, 1781 in Tennessee, and died September 06, 1870 in Fayette Co, Alabama. He married ELIZABETH GUDGER May 15, 1804. She was born April 26, 1786 in North Carolina, and died February 28, 1874 in Fayette Co, Alabama.

Children of THOMAS WHITSON and ELIZABETH GUDGER are:
i. NARCISSA JANE8 WHITSON, b. 1804.
ii. MARTHA WHITSON, b. 1809, Tennessee.
iii. MARY WHITSON, b. 1812, Tennessee.
26. iv. JAMES WHITSON, b. 1825, Alabama; d. Alabama.
v. WILLIAM G. WHITSON, b. April 22, 1827; d. July 20, 1892, Fayette Co, Alabama.
24. JAMES S.7 WHITSON (WILLIAM6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOSEPH2, JOSEPH1 WHITTSON) was born Abt. 1787 in North Carolina, and died March 29, 1841 in Berry, Alabama. He married (1) ELIZABETH TONEY. She was born 1795 in Tennessee/ South Carolina, and died in Berry, Alabama. He married (2) BETSY LONG May 06, 1811 in Tennessee.
Notes for JAMES S. WHITSON:
James Whitson, son of William Whitson and Ann McBride was born in 1787 in North Carolina. He died March 29, 1841 and is buried in the Whitson Cemetery 8 miles south of Berry, Alabama.
He married Elizabeth Tony, a native of Tennessee. They moved to Green County, Alabama. Because of Indians they moved to Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. They had a large plantation and many slaves. After Elizabeth Whitson died, their son William Tony moved there. (Taken from notes left by James Whitson's grand-daughter, Josephine Whitson before her death in 1940).

Children of JAMES WHITSON and ELIZABETH TONEY are:
i. JASON8 WHITSON.
27. ii. ANN MCDOWELL WHITSON, b. 1814, Columbia, Tennessee; d. February 12, 1862, Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama.
28. iii. WILLIAM TONEY WHITSON, b. November 01, 1814, Green Co, Alabama; d. March 18, 1872, Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama.
29. iv. THOMAS JEFFERSON WHITSON, b. January 16, 1824, Green Co, Alabama; d. December 14, 1900, Oakman, Alabama.
v. ELIZABETH WHITSON, b. March 26, 1826, Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama; d. February 01, 1901, Grandview, Texas; m. JAMES T. MCDUFF, January 08, 1846, Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama.
30. vi. SAMUEL WHITSON, b. May 27, 1826, Alabama; d. 1892.
vii. SARA VANIER WHITSON, b. 1828; m. EDMOND THOMAS GAINES, 1866; b. 1812, Charlotte Co, Virginia; d. February 14, 1881, Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama.
viii. NARCISSIS WHITSON, b. 1830; m. WILLIAM T. SLAUGHTER.
ix. REBECCA WHITSON, b. 1842; m. ROBERT BENNETT.
25. WILLIAM7 WHITSON, JR. (WILLIAM6, THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOSEPH2, JOSEPH1 WHITTSON) was born Abt. 1792. He married HARRIETT WITHERSPOON November 11, 1817 in Tennessee.
Notes for WILLIAM WHITSON, JR.:
Moved to Crawford Co., Arkansas. He was murdered by a prominent citizen. His son, John, killed his father's murderer.

Child of WILLIAM WHITSON and HARRIETT WITHERSPOON is:
i. JOHN8 WHITSON.