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Elizabeth Whiteside (Stockton)

Also Known As: "Betsy Whiteside", "Betsy Stockton"
Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: probably England
Death: October 30, 1791 (67-75)
Golden Valley, Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Davis Stockton and Unknown Stockton
Wife of William Whiteside
Mother of Davis Whiteside; Robert Whiteside; James Whiteside; John Whiteside; William Whiteside and 8 others
Sister of Richard Stockton; Thomas Stockton; Samuel Stockton; Hannah Goudelock; William Stockton and 2 others

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About Elizabeth Whiteside

Elizabeth (nee Stockton) Whiteside, by Jerry Stockton

Elizabeth (nee Stockton) Whiteside was a daughter of Davis Stockton of Albemarle County, Virginia. For the DNA study that proves Davis Stockton and Richard Stockton of New Jersey are not related, please go to The Stockton DNA Project, click on enter, and then click on "dna results" on the left side of the page.

The below chart shows William and Elizabeth (nee Stockton) Whiteside and their children in the far right column.

Davis Stockton's Children and Grandchildren

1747 ALBEMARLE COUNTY IN VIRGINIA, by Rev. Edgar Woods, 1901, pp. 362-363 "Ivy Creek, March 29, 1747. Whereas it is agreed or proposed that ye Inhabitants of Ivy Creek and ye Mountain Plain Congregation joyn together with ye Congregation of Rockfish, to call and invite ye Reverend Samuel Black . . . to be our Minister and Pastor . . . do promise and oblige ourselves to pay yearly and every year ye several sums annexed to our names, for ye outward support and Incouragement of ye said Mr. Samuel Black . . . according to ye Rules and Practice of our Orthodox Reformed Presbyterian Church . . . William Whiteside . . . Thomas Whiteside . . ." Among those who promised support for Reverend Samuel Black were: Richard Stockton, 12 shillings; Davis Stockton, 1 pound, no shillings; Adam Gaudylock, 10 shillings; William Whiteside, 10 shillings; Thomas Whiteside, 10 shillings; Thomas Lockhart, 10 shillings; Michael Woods, 1 pound, 10 shillings; and Michael Woods Jr., 10 shillings.

1751 ALBEMARLE COUNTY WILLS & DEEDS BOOK NO. 1, 1748-1752, pp. 348-350, 14 August 1751 "This indenture made this March the Second day in the twenty third year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the second & c. Anno Dom 1750 Between Paul Abney of County of Albemarle, Planter, of one part & John Graves of said County, Planter, of other part . . . a certain parcel of land being in County of Albemarle containing One hundred acres . . . unto John Graves his heirs & assigns forever In Witness whereof Paul Abney to these present hath set his hand & seal in presence of us Davis Stockton, Adam Goudylock, Robert Brenton, Wm. Whiteside . . . Paul Abney . . . At a Court held for Albemarle County the 14th day of August 1751."

1753 VIRGINIA LAND OFFICE PATENT BOOK NO. 32, 1752-1756, p. 55, 4 April 1753 "George the Second . . . in Consideration of the Sum of Thirty Shillings of good and Lawful Money . . . Do Give Grant and confirm unto William Whiteside one certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing three hundred Acres Lying and being in the County of Albemarle on both sides of Stocktons Fork of Mechums River . . . crossing Stocktons Fork . . . crossing the said Stocktons Fork of Mechums River . . . unto the said William Whiteside . . . and Behoof of them the said William Whiteside . . ."

1758 ALBEMARLE COUNTY IN VIRGINIA, by Rev. Edgar Woods, 1901, p. 363 "Albemarle Company of Militia, lately in actual service for the defence and protection of the frontier against the Indians, September, 1758. Hening's Statutes, VII, 203 . . . William Whiteside . . ." Captain James Nevill, Samuel Stockton, William Stockton, Adam Gaudylock, William Whiteside, Henry Brenton and Michael Woods, Jr., were among the 56 men mentioned as members of the Albemarle Company of Militia in William Waller Hening's 1820 book. Samuel and William Stockton were sons of Davis Stockton. Adam Goudelock and William Whiteside were sons-in-law of Davis Stockton. Adam Goudelock was married to Hannah Stockton, a daughter of Davis Stockton. William Whiteside was married to Elizabeth Stockton, also a daughter of Davis Stockton. Either Henry or Robert Brenton might have been a son-in-law of Davis Stockton. A 1773 record shows "Sarah Branton (late Sarah Stockton)." Michael Woods, Jr., was a neighbor of Davis Stockton.

1769 "Wm. Whiteside . . . George the Third . . . in consideration of the sum of Twenty Shillings . . . Do give grant and confirm unto William Whiteside one certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing one hundred and sixty Acres . . . sixth day of April one thousand seven hundred and sixty nine . . ."

Elizabeth Stockton, a daughter of Davis Stockton, married William Whiteside. There is a tradition that William Whiteside was born in Ireland, that he met and married Elizabeth Stockton in Ireland, and that three of William and Elizabeth (nee Stockton) Whiteside's children were born in Ireland. It also states that in about 1735 the William and Elizabeth Whiteside family, and the Davis Stockton family, left Ireland and traveled to America together. However, it does not appear that William and Elizabeth Whiteside had any children born by 1735, or even by 1737 when Davis Stockton is known to have been living in Goochland (now Albemarle) County, Virginia.

William Whiteside was probably living in Goochland County before his 15 March 1741 patent. The first children of William and Elizabeth (nee Stockton) Whiteside appear to have been born about 1740 or 1741. It is very possible that William Whiteside and Elizabeth Stockton did not meet and marry in Ireland, but instead met and married in Goochland County, Virginia.


  • 1. July 7, 1767, William and Elzabeth Whiteside to Adam Dean, three hundred and seventy-three acres or thereabout. Witnessed by William Winston, William Grayson, William Stockton and Maryan Winston.
  • 2. May 11, 1768, William Whiteside, bill of sale of mare, etc., to George Davidson. Witnessed by Michael Woods, Jr., and Samuel Davison.
  • 3. September 19, 1769, William and Elizabeth Whiteside to Adam Dean, one hundred and eight-one acres. Witnesses: Samuel Stockton, John Davis, James Walker and Prudence Stockton.
  • 4. August 6, 1770, writ dispatched from Albemarle to Amherst to examine Elizabeth Whiteside as to whether her consent was freely given to the last mentioned transfer. Commission executed by Timothy Riggs and John Robinson, Esquires, of Amherst, and their return ordered to be recorded by Albemarle Court at the session of March, 1771.

William Whiteside and his son Davis Whiteside were both signers of "The Tryon Resolves" in 1775. This was in then Tryon County, North Carolina. After the Revolutionary War part of Tryon County became Rutherford County.

The Tryon Resolves

William Whiteside died in what is now Rutherford County, North Carolina, before the 1790 census.

1790 census, Rutherford County, North Carolina, p. 135, Eliza Whiteside

1790 census, Eliza Whiteside



In the name of God, Amen, I William Whiteside, of the County of tryon and State of North Carolina, Being very sick and weak in Body, But of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto god, calling unto mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men out to Die, Do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend by Soul into the hands of almighty God that gave it and my Body I Recommend to the Earth to be Buried in Desent Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executer, nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I Shall Receive the Same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly Estate Wherewith it has pleased God to Bless me in this life I give, Devise and Dispose of the same in the following manner and form:

I Give and Bequeath unto my well Beloved wife Elizabeth, my household goods and moveable effects and also my plantation during her life and after her Decease all the Movables to be Equally divided between these my children, Davis Whiteside & Robert & James & John & Margaret and William, Thomas and Samuel & Adam, and if She should depart this Life before my Son Francis Whiteside comes of age my Children above mentioned to have the Benefit of the plantation and So Soon as my son Francis comes of age he may enter in possession of the same for I do bequeath my Land to him allowing him to pay twenty pounds to my Daughter Ann in Twelve months after he Enters into possession of my plantation and also to pay to my Daughter Elizabeth Twenty pounds of the Value of the land in Two years after he enters into possession of Said plantation and the Third year he Shall pay my Daughter Sarah Twenty pounds, all Lawful money of North Carolina. I also give and Bequeath my Son James Whiteside my Land on the South Mountain in Virginia, Augusta County, allowing him to pay fifteen pounds Virginia Currency towards the Discharging my Debts and the Remainder of my Debts to be paid out of moveables before Devided.

I also appoint and constitute my son William Whiteside and Thomas Whiteside to be my Executers of this my last Will and testament and I do here By utterly Disalow, Revoke and Disannul all and every other former testaments, wills, legacies, Bequests and all Executers by me in any Wise Before Named, Willed and Bequeathed, Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In Witness Whereof I have here unto Set my hand and Seal, this twenty fourth of October in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven. Signed, Sealed, published, pronounced and Declared by the Said William Whiteside as his last Will and Testament in the presents of us who in his presents and in the presents of Each other have hereto subscribed our names.

His Mark - William Whiteside (Seal)

Davis Whiteside, James Whiteside (Wits.)


Jerry Stockton - jerrystockton8@msn.com

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Elizabeth Whiteside's Timeline

probably England
Age 21
Batesville, Albemarle County, Virginia
February 22, 1743
Age 23
Age 25
Albemarle County, Province of Virginia
Age 26
Albemarle County, Virginia
Age 27
Albemarle County, Virginia
Age 29
Albemarle County, Virginia
Age 30
Albemarle County, Province of Virginia
Age 31
Albemarle County, Province of Virginia