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Richard Olney (Oney) Sr Whitt

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Charles City, Charles City County, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Burke County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Witt and Ann Witt
Husband of Elizabeth Witt; Regina Witt and Mary Whitt (Witt)
Father of Jesse Whitt; William Whitt; Rev. Richard P. Whitt; Joshua Whitt; John Whitt and 2 others
Brother of John Witt, Il; William 'Guillaume' Witt; Littlebury Witt; Charles Whitt; Edward Witt and 2 others

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About Richard Olney (Oney) Sr Whitt

Richard Oney Whitt Sr was born between 1680/1690 in Charles City County, Virginia [ALT: Goochland Co,VA] and died in 1769 in Burke Co?,NC. He was also known as Richard Olney Witt.

  • Parents: John Whit (1645-1714) & Ann Daux


  1. abt 1720 in Montgomery, VA to Elizabeth Liptrot born 1709 in Henrico, VA, and died in 1736 daughter of Edmond Liptrot and Racell Ladd.  
  2.  abt 1736 in Halifax VA to Regina
  3. after 1752 to Mary Kimbrough

children of Elizabeth and Richard 

  1.  Jesse Whitt was born about 1723 in VA.
  2. Reverend Richard P. Whitt was born abt 1725 in SC, or between Goochland and Pittsylvania in VA.  He died on 25 Apr 1812 in Montgomery County, VA.  Married (1) Susannah Skaggs. Married (2) Betsy BAXTER
  3.  William Whitt was born about 1727 in VA. Died after 1775.
  4.  John Whitt was born about 1728 in VA. 
  5. Joshua Whitt was born about 1731 in VA. Had children.
  6. Edmond Whitt was born about 1733 in VA. he died in 1790.  Married Ann.
  7. Hezekiah Witt was born in 1736. He died after 1790.  Married ? Burgess.


  1. from Faulty Tradition By Wayne Witt Bates
  • By tradition, this Richard Witt /Whitt  was named Richard Oney Witt . By tradition, he was left on doorstep of William Witt  D1754 of Charles City, Goochland and Albemarle counties, VA. There is no documentation or association with William Witt d1754 to support this "adoption" tradition.
  1. From Bob's Filing Cabinet:
  • 3.     Richard Witt (c1690 – 1764?) He was likely another son of John Witt. His first appearance is as a witness to a deed in Henrico County on 11 April 1730 for land about ten miles east of John and William Witt.[37] An Elizabeth Witt, apparently his wife, was named as a daughter in the 1734 will of Edmund Liptrot of Henrico County.[38] Edmund Liptrot and his wife Rachel had lived near Four Mile Creek in Henrico, about a mile or so from the Charles City county line and quite near John Witt the immigrant.[39] From Liptrot’s apparent age, we may assume his daughter was mature at the time of the will and thus the wife of a second-generation Witt. [40] Richard Witt seems the most likely candidate, particularly since he named one of his sons “Edmund”. Richard Witt eventually settled near the border of present-day Amelia and Prince Edward counties. He appears in the tithables lists of Amelia County from 1745-1749 and in a 1747 road order in Prince Edward County. I haven’t determined for myself which of the next-generation Witts are his children, but the Richard Witt who later appears in Lunenburg County is probably either this Richard or his son.


  1.  Will of Edmund Liptrot dated 15 Nov 1734: Half of land to son Amos, theother half to daughter Ursula Fussell. To daughter Rachel Liptrot thebed "where on now I lodge". To daughter Elizabeth Whit and to Son John Cash. To daughter Mary Strange a heifer. Residue of estate to son-in-law John Fussell. he exor.
  2.  LDS Internet Web Site, "Pedigree Resource File", CD #5, LDS, submitted 15 Sep 1999 by Glenn Allen Lester, 21211 Cupar Lane, Huntington Beach, CA, 92646. "Died in 1769 in Butte Co, NC. Note: there is no Butte Co, NC. This could have been Burke Co, NC."
  3.  LDS Internet Web Site,, Abner H. Lester, Pedigree Chart. "Richard Whitt was son of Richard Oney and Mary Kimbrow Witt."


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Richard Olney (Oney) Sr Whitt's Timeline

Charles City, Charles City County, Virginia, United States
Age 33
Age 37
Age 38
April 25, 1730
Age 40
Virginia Or South Carolina
Age 41
Age 43