From Virginia to the Carolinas
Shirley Whatley (1690 - 1779) was among the 1st Whatleys to be born and and to die in the New World. He is considered to be the father of all of the southern Whatleys in the US. He was born in Virginia, and is known to have bought land in Hanover and Orange Counties. He died in Warren County, NC.
One of Shirley's sons was Shirley Whatley II (or Shirley Jr). It is thought that he stated calling himself Shirley Sr once he moved to South Carolina, and had a son whom he named Shirley Jr. (really Shirley III).
Frederick Whatley is known from 1790 Census records to have lived in the Mountain Creek section of what is now Greenwood County, SC (formerly part of Edgefield County). Records show that Frederick was deeded land and slave ownership from his father Shirley.
Hanover County, VA
Orange County, VA
Warren County, NC
Edgefield County, SC
1. SHIRLEY WHATLEY was born 1690 in Jamestown, James City, VA, and died 27 Aug 1779 in Warren County, NC. He married (1) MARY COURTNEY CHERRY. She was born 1690, and died 1720. He married (2) REBECCA WHARTON
Children of SHIRLEY WHATLEY and MARY CHERRY are:
- i. WILLIS WHATLEY, b. 1720, VA; d. 1799, Hancock County, GA; m. ELIZABETH ANN GREEN.
- ii. MARY WHATLEY.
- iii. SHIRLEY WHATLEY II, b. 1715, VA; d. Edgefield County, SC.
- iv. JOHN BURWELL WHATLEY, b. 1714, Hanover County, VA; d. 05 Jul 1805, Greene County, GA.
- v. BENJAMIN WHATLEY.
- vi. WILLIAM WHATLEY, b. 1718, VA; d. 1776, Wilkes County, GA.
2. SHIRLEY WHATLEY II was born 1715 in VA, and died in Edgefield County, SC. He married MARY MARGARET WILSON 1754.
Children of SHIRLEY WHATLEY and MARY WILSON are:
- i. FREDERICK WHATLEY, b. 1760, Edgefield County, SC; d. 1847, SC.
- ii. EDMOND WHATLEY.
- iii. SHERWOOD WHATLEY.
- iv. SHIRLEY WHATLEY III.
- v. WILLIS WHATLEY.
- vi. MARTHA WHATLEY.
3. FREDERICK WHATLEY was born 1760 in Edgefield County, SC, and died 1847 in SC. He married NANCY. She was born 1770 in SC, and died 13 Jun 1855 in Edgefield County, SC.
Children of FREDERICK WHATLEY and NANCY are:
- i. WILLIAM H.11 WHATLEY, b. 23 Sep 1789, Edgefield County, SC; d. 1866, Clarke County AL; m. SARA LEE, 08 Nov 1818; b. 30 Apr 1800, SC; d. Clarke County AL.
- ii. ASHA WHATLEY, b. 1800, SC.
- iii. LYTHA WHATLEY, b. 1802, SC.
- iv. LINCEY WHATLEY, b. 1804, SC.
- v. ALLEN WHATLEY, b. 1810, SC.