David Minor Satterwhite (1762 - 1831)

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Birthplace: Granville, NC
Death: Died in Harris, NC
Managed by: James Hutchison
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About David Minor Satterwhite

David SATTERWHITE(2) was born about 1762 in Granville County, North Carolina.(2) He died in 1831 in Harris County, Georgia.(2) He was buried in 1831 in Harris Co., Georgia -------------------- David Satterwhite1 M, b. 1761, d. circa 1831

David Satterwhite|b. 1761\nd. c 1831|p1.htm#i1|Michael Satterwhite|b. c 1733\nd. 24 Mar 1804|p2.htm#i77|Amey Mitchell|b. c 1736|p2.htm#i78|||||||James Mitchell|b. c 1707\nd. 1779|p21.htm#i1098|Amey A. Davis||| Father Michael Satterwhite b. c 1733, d. 24 Mar 1804 Mother Amey Mitchell b. c 1736 Last Edited 10 Aug 2007

    David Satterwhite was born in 1761 at Granville County, North Carolina. He married Rebecca (?) before 1785. David Satterwhite died circa 1831 at Harris County, Georgia.
    David Satterwhite appeared on the census of 1830 at Harris County, Georgia; David and Rebecca are both between 60 and 70 years of age.

Family Rebecca (?) b. c 1760, d. a 1840 Children ◦Amy Anna Satterwhite+ b. 19 Dec 1785, d. 12 Jul 1860 ◦Stephen Alexander Satterwhite+ b. 1788, d. 1862 ◦Obediah Satterwhite+ b. 2 Feb 1790, d. 27 Feb 1857 ◦James Satterwhite+ b. 4 Feb 1792, d. 27 Dec 1880 ◦Elizabeth Satterwhite+ b. c 1793, d. 1876 ◦Mourning Satterwhite+ b. 1796 ◦Elijah Satterwhite+ b. 1799, d. 28 Aug 1885 ◦Edward Satterwhite+ b. c 1801, d. 20 Dec 1854 ◦David Mitchell Satterwhite+ b. 1805, d. a 1871 ◦John Satterwhite+ b. 27 Dec 1807, d. 12 Nov 1869


Citations 1.Some sources feel David may have the name Thomas as either a middle or first name. Some think his middle initial may be 'M'. However, his will has his name only as David Satterwhite.

I have received a correspondence from Dovie Kaupke, a long time Satterwhite researcher. The following is from her: (Quote) "According to documentation I have, David was born abt. 1766 - Census Records and title to first headright in GA. We know his wife's name was Rebecca, but there is absolutely no proof that it was Willingham. Also any papers that I have, never even gives a middle initial for David. He received a headright of 200 acres in 1787 in Richmond County, Georgia. This later became Columbia County. In order to complete a headright you had to live on it and improve it. He received only 200 acres, which is what a single person would receive. If he had been married, he would have received 50 acres more for each child and wife. David also served on the jury in Columbia County in 1797 which proves that he was living and a solid citizen of this county. He lived there until 1805." (End Quote).

I believe Dovie to be a credible source. Therefore I have removed the surname for Rebecca who married David Satterwhite. I agree with Dovie's research in the way that headrights were given. Because of this, I now wonder if Amy Anna, born 1785, may be linked to the wrong parents. David and Rebecca would have been married after 1787.

Since I have not been in the place to research our very earliest ancestors myself, I take no credit for the data on them.

Name = DAVID MINOR SATTERWHITE; Birth = 1760 in Granville County, North Carolina; Death = MAY 1831 in Harris County,Georgia.

Notes:

In the RICHLAND PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH MINUTES, GRAINGER COUNTY TENNESSEE, 1791-1795: DAVID SATTERWHITE & 2 WILLINGHAM Men, JOHN & KRT, were members.

DAVID also owned land in Blount County, Tennessee in 1801; According to the 1801 Tax Digest of the 1020 Census = Shows DAVID SATTERWHITE in Jones County, Georgia. 2 males 10-16 yrs; 1 male 16-18 yrs; 1 male 26-45 yrs; 1 male 45-plus; & 1 female 45-plus.

In 1791, DAVID SATTERWHITE was granted 200 acres of land in Richmond County, Georgia, but did not take immediate possession of this land & if he ever occupied this land it was not for any great length of time. Sometime before 1785 he moved to Granger County, Tennessee. He & JOHN WILLINGHAM are recorded as being a member of the Richlands Primitive Baptist Church in Granger County, Tennessee, in 1791-1795.

On 4-7-1798, DAVID obtained a Tennessee passport to "Indian lands for the purpose of taking grain now growing and to remove stock and other property from the Indian lands." DAVID also owned land in Blount County, Tennessee in 1801, according to the Blount County, Tax Digest (see above).

In 1803, DAVID purchased land from a WILLIAM REID in Columbia County, Georgia, and in 1805 DAVID SATTERWHITE served in the Columbia County, Georgia Militia. He is recorded in the 1806 Columbia County, Tax list. MILLY & WILLIAM SATTERWHITE are also on this tax list. DAVID SATTERWHITE participated in the 1807 Georgia Land Lottery and drew land in Baldwin County, in the amount of 202 acres.

In 1808 he served as the power of attorney for a certain MILLINOR HAMMOCK in Jones County, Georgia. He sold her land to STEPHEN SATTERWHITE. On 12-6-1810 DAVID sold land to JOHN CHILDS. This appears to be the same land that was sold to STEPHEN SATTERWHITE. DAVID appears on the Jones County, Georgia, tax list for the year 1811 & he appears in the 1820 census of Jones County, Georgia.

In 1824, the Last Will & Testament of ADAM MANNING, on file in Putnam County, Georgia, states "that JJAMES SATTERWHITE, my son-in-law, & DAVID SATTERWHITE, his father, choose out of my personal estate of any description or kind....for the support of my wife." DAVID appears in the 1830 census of Harris County, Georgia. Also in 1830, he is recorded as selling 101 acres of land in Jones County, to a JESSE PITTS. Further, in 1830 he was a "moderator" of the Falls Shoals Church. In 1831, DAVID'S name appears on the "Ferry book," indicating that he used the ferry to cross the Chattahoochie River between West Point and Lanett.

The following is the Last Will & Testament of DAVID SATTERWHITE dated 5-1-1831, Harris County, Georgia:

State of Georgia Harris Co. Book 66 Appraisals Know all men by these presents that I David Satterwhite of County aforesaid being under affliction but in perfect memory wishes to dispose of my property in the following manner, as my Last Will & Testament. First I will and bequeath to my wife Rebecca P. Satterwhite the land and plantation on which I now reside. Secondly, I will and bequeath unto her two negroes Chlor and George. Thirdly, I will and bequeath unto her all the household furniture also one ox cart and tools such as she may need.. Likewise I will and bequeath unto David M. Satterwhite the land and plantation where he now lives three years from the present date also John Satterwhite to have the land he has cleared this year or what he may clear hereafter the same term of time all the above bequeathed to my wife Rebecca Satterwhite to be her own during her natural life then after her death to be equally divided among my children. Also I desire Elijah Satterwhite & James Satterwhite to be joint-executors of this my last will & testament, given under my hand and seal, this county, first day of May one thousand eight-hundred & thirty one. Signed, sealed, and delivered in the presence of David Satterwhite N. Hutchinson Nicholas Hutchinson Green Posey Georgia Harris County

Personally came into open court Nathaniel Hutchison & Green Posey who being duly sworn and deposeth & saith that they saw David Satterwhite in his lifetime sign, seal, and deliver the within will to said Nathaniel Hutchison for the purpose therin contained & that Nicholas Hutchison subscribed the same as a witness with these deponents. Sworn to in open Court 13th June 1831 N. Hutchison Test Green Posey L.K. Guerry C.C.O.

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David Satterwhite's Timeline

1762
1762
Granville, NC
1785
December 19, 1785
Age 23
1788
1788
Age 26
1790
February 2, 1790
Age 28
1792
February 4, 1792
Age 30
1793
1793
Age 31
1796
1796
Age 34
1799
1799
Age 37
1801
1801
Age 39
Fort Valley, GA, USA
1805
1805
Age 43