The Whitehead Family Tree,
A Collection of Family Trees, Histories, and
by Bert “Tiger” Whitehead
[An electronic book (eBook) – not available in paper version]
book is a collection of histories, biographies, and genealogies of early
Virginia Whiteheads, their ancestors, and their descendants. This book is a
must-read for all members of any “Whitehead” family, especially those who are
descendants of Whitehead families who lived in
This book includes information about:
· The Whitehead family name and its origins – useful for all Whitehead/Whitted descendants, regardless of whether or not they are related to a Virginia Whitehead. Any genealogy research project on any Whitehead family should begin with this book, for the value of Chapter 2 alone! (See the book’s “Chapter 1 – Introduction” below for an overview of what you will find in Chapter 2).
Coats of Arms from
· Over 220 Whiteheads (including some Whitteds) who lived from the 13th Century to the late 19th Century, including:
Ten of the
earliest Whitehead’s known to have lived in
who immigrated from
who migrated to
sketches of 76 Whiteheads who have lived in
biographical information about Arthur Whitehead (1625-1706) of Isle of Wight,
his ancestors back to 1571 in
o Contains more biographical information about John Whitehead of Amherst, 1735-1787, his birthplace, his wife Sarah Burcher and their children, his potential ancestors, and his descendants up to 1899, than any either single source in existence – including DNA evidence!
o Geneological listings of 80+ Whiteheads who’ve descended from Arthur or John, up to 1899.
of many Virginia Whiteheads to other states in the
· Almost 90 References Used and Listed in Appendix B, including:
o The Way it Was, William Tazewell Whitehead family, by Bess Scott Whitehead
o An American Family, by Ruth Whitehead Dafoe
o The Whitehead Story, by Ruth Whitehead Chorlian
A century in
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of Isle of Wight and
Boswell, 1872-1954. The Whitehead family in southern
John Whitehead : Biographical Sketch. In: Hardesty's historical
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o And over 70 more!
is included in this book:
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· Exhaustive Research: 120 pages; 87 Resources Cited
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· Comprehensive: Over 220 Whiteheads; bibliographic sketches of over 76 of them
Something for every Whitehead family: History of Whitehead name and early family lines
dating back to 1200 AD and a listing of all known Whiteheads to sail to
· A Must-Read for Descendants of Virginia Whiteheads: History, biographies, and/or genealogy of over 200 Virginia Whiteheads (1600-1800) and their descendants (up to 1900).
Learn who they were: More information on Virginia Whiteheads and their
descendants than any other single source. Biographical sketches of 76
Virginia Whiteheads and their descendants from 1600 to 1900. Included are
dozens of descendants of John Whitehead of
Not living in Virginia, but maybe related
to an early Virginia Whitehead?
Includes information about Whitehead migrations from
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Below is the actual Introduction to the Book….
is a labor of love from one Virginia Whitehead descendant to all the other
Virginia Whitehead descendants, their relatives, and all those otherwise
interested in the Whitehead family history. My name is Bert “Tiger” Whitehead
IV and I’m a descendant of John & Sarah Burcher
preparing for this book, I have spent hundreds of hours combing through
records, sites, and historical accounts; therefore, I am confident that my
research will provide wonderful, detailed, and accurate records for thousands
of Whiteheads in the world today who are known to, or who have likely
descended from, a Virginia Whitehead. Nevertheless, despite how much
information I have provided in this book, I also know that for many of your
own family members who’ve descended from Virginia Whiteheads, I may have only
scratched the surface! In fact, you may have much more information about a particular
Virginia Whitehead or descendant than I have found because you have received
information directly from your ancestors and relatives while doing your own
research. Likewise, you may have even found that I’ve made an error in my own
research. Therefore, in the interest of improving this book and its accuracy,
and making it a blessing for many future Whiteheads to come, I have a Special
Offer for all readers of this book! (See Page 3). I hope you will become an
active participant in the future of this book about our
Chapter 2, “Whitehead Origins, 5th
Century to 17th Century Europe,” begins with a general history of the
“Whitehead” name, having originated from Anglo-Saxon tribesmen who migrated
Chapter 3, “Whitehead Migration to
Chapter 4, “Virginia Whitehead
Biographical Sketches, 1620-1799,” takes your understanding of Virginia
Whiteheads deeper by providing biographical sketches of 63 known Whiteheads
to live in Virginia from 1620 to as late as 1799, including those identified
in Chapter 3; in addition, this chapter lists 13 more Whiteheads in the
Virginia Wills & Administrations of 1660 to 1800 (no biographical sketch
provided). Many of the Whiteheads in this chapter are members of two
prominent Virginia Whitehead families with perhaps the most known descendants
of Virginia Whiteheads living today: Arthur Whitehead, 1625-1706, of
Chapter 5, “Arthur Whitehead, 1625-1706, of Isle of Wight County, provides the detailed biographical sketches of 30 known ancestors and descendants of Arthur Whitehead of Isle of Wight County up to 1899, and an additional listing of at least 40 more Whitehead descendants of these primary 30 Whiteheads. While Chapter 4 listed only the members of this line who actually lived in Virginia, and only those living as late as 1799, this chapter extends the Arthur Whitehead family tree another 100 years, to 1899, including ancestors from England and descendants who lived well beyond the Virginia borders in several other U.S. states. Important Note about the Whitted Family Line: one of the biographies in this chapter is of Thomas Whitted Sr, Esquire, b. 1754. Many researchers believe Thomas Whitted was the son of Robert Whitehead, b. 1720, descendant of Arthur Whitehead. The biographies of these two men, included in this chapter, support the plausibility of this Whitehead/Whitted family connection.
Chapter 6, “John Whitehead of
Appendix A, “Migrations of
Virginia Whiteheads to Other U.S. States (and other VA Counties),” discusses
the Virginia Whiteheads and their descendants who are known to have migrated
Finally, Appendix B, “References,” lists the 83 sources that this author used to provide information for this book. Note: there may be some information that I have gathered from a few other sources, such as independent websites, but that I have inadvertently failed to document the source because I had captured much information long before deciding to write this book. As I come across these sources again, or as readers inform me of the sources for some of the information that I have provided, I will update the References section accordingly.
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