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Margaret Ann Elizabeth Witherspoon

(1845 - 1932)

Miles
Rankin
Witherspoon

(1817 - 1892)

Thomas
Wesley Witherspoon

(1787 - 1856)

Thomas
Wesley
Witherspoon

(1749 - 1790)

John
Witherspoon

(1724 - 1778)

John Witherspoon
(1700 - 1730)

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The Witherspoon Family

 

 

Name Origin: SCOTLAND

 
 
The origin of the surname Witherspoon is Scotland.  The name was given to someone who lived in an unidentified place in Scotland, originating from the Old English words "wether" and "spong", which means "sheep" and "a narrow strip of land". 

Witherspoon would refer to a person who was from a narrow strip of land, where sheep were farmed.
 
Even though there are numerous Witherspoons living in North Carolina, the states with the larges number of Witherspoons are South Carolina, Alabama and Texas.  There are also sizeable groups in North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

 

The Family of John Witherspoon
Catawba County Heritage, p. 567, by Nannie S. Sigman
 
The John Witherspoon family had its origin in Scotland.  The Scotch people are known for their thriftiness.  Our ancestor, John Witherspoon, was born in 1700 in Scotland.  He was married to Isobel Miller.
 
 

The Road Sign at the intersection of WITHERSPOON DR and BETHANY CHURCH RD
 in Catawba, Catawba County, NC

 

 
 
The Witherspoon Family Tree and the Setzer Family Tree merge when Margaret Ann Elizabeth Witherspoon married Patrick Sylvanus Setzer on 27 Dec 1871.
                                       
                                       
                                       
1 John Witherspoon, b. Abt. 1700, Glasgow, Scotland, m. 20 Jun 1723
  + Isobel Miller, b. Abt. 1700 Scotland
                                       
  2 John Witherspoon II, b. 10 Jan 1724/26 Glasgow, Scotland, d. 07 Nov 1778 Wilkes County, NC
    + Martha Pettigrew, b. Abt. 1734 County Tyrone, Ireland, d. 10 Apr 1810, m. 1746 PA
                                       
    3 Thomas Wesley Witherspoon I., b. 17 Jan 1747/48 Franklin Co, PA, d. 19 Apr 1790 Wilkes County, NC
      + Sara Howard, b. 02 Apr 1761, d. 14 Apr 1790
                                       
      4 Thomas Wesley Witherspoon II., b. 06 Jun 1787  PA, d. 16 Jan 1856 NC
        + Margaret Rankin, b. 1781, d. 1868, m. 06 Jul 1801
                                       
        5 Miles Rankin Witherspoon, b. 13 Mar 1817, d. 09 Feb 1892, m. 11 Nov 1844
          + Sarah Elizabeth Aderholdt, b. Abt. 1818, d. 08 Nov 1887
                                       
          6 Margaret Ann Elizabeth Witherspoon, b. 02 Nov 1845, d. 06 Dec 1932
            + Patrick Sylvanus Setzer, b. 11 May 1843, d. 20 Apr 1923, m. 27 Dec 1871
                                       
            7 Jacob Eli Setzer, b. 29 Dec 1872, d. 11 Feb 1957
              + Minnie Elizabeth Connor
            7 Miles Ernest Setzer, b. 28 May 1874, d. 18 Feb 1939
              + Effie Mae Lowrance
            7 Jones Garland Setzer, b. 23 May 1877, d. 22 Jul 1889
            7 John Marion Setzer, b. 08 May 1879, d. 27 Apr 1946
              + Emma Leola Lowarnce
            7 Sallie Ann Mae Setzer, b. 25 Apr 1882, d. 19 Oct 1960
              + Ransom Edgar Little
            7 Ivy Lee Setzer, b. 25 Apr 1884, d. 02 Feb 1885
            7 Ida Lillian Setzer, b. 25 Apr 1884, d. 25 Dec 1964
              + Alonzo Lester Lotin, b. 05 Feb 1876, d. 04 Feb 1937
                                       
              8 Charlie Roosevelt Loftin, b. 22 Oct 1905, d. 30 Sep 1988
                + Edna Jones
              8 Theodore Roosevelt Loftin, b. 25 Dec 1906, d. 20 Dec 1969
                + Fannie Marie Hoke
              8 Infant Son Loftin, b. 1908, d. 1908
              8 Sadie Elizabeth Loftin, b. 08 Jun 1909
                + Paul Abraham Murray
                + Vernon Asbury Lee
              8 Willie Thelma Loftin, b. 31 May 1911, d. 28 Nov 1977
                + (1) Dewey Connor
                + (2) Dewey Lanier
              8 Callie Elma Loftin, b. 31 May 1911, d. 28 Jun 1992
                + John Henry Huffman
              8 Sallie Allie Loftin, b. 12 Sep 1913, d. 10 Feb 1986
                + Glenn Clustus Lee
              8 Daisy Pearl Loftin, b. 06 Jun 1914, d. 07 Jan 1994
                + Ruel Franklin Herman
              8 Daniel P Loftin, b. 06 Jun 1914, d. 06 Jun 1914
              8 Mike Whitener Loftin, b. 18 Feb 1916, d. 24 Feb 1949
                + Eleanor Carolyn Irvin
              8 Sam William Loftin, b. 13 May 1918, d. 18 Sep 1979
                + Willie Aleen Goble, b. 04 Dec 1925
              8 Oscar Sherrill Loftin, b. 22 Oct 1920, d. 22 Jul 1986
                + Annie Ruth Travis
              8 Glennie Frances Loftin, b. 13 Jul 1926
                + Robert Alvin Cook
              8 Infant Son Loftin, b. 1928, d. 1928
                                       
                                       
            7 Elizabeth Pearl Setzer, b. 20 Apr 1887, d. 12 Nov 1960
              + Emanuel Iravus Sigmon
            7 Daisy McNeill Setzer, b. 15 Jun 1889, d. 06 Nov 1985
              + Leslie Burette Sigmon
                                       
                                       
          6 James P. Witherspoon, b. Abt. 1848
                                       
          6 John Hart Witherspoon, b. 02 Jan 1850, d. 1924
            + Mary Elizabeth Carpenter
            7 William Thomas Witherspoon, b. 13 Dec 1874, d. 17 Apr 1941
              + Catherine Rudisill
            7 David Miles Witherspoon, b. 19 Nov 1876, d. 1973
              + Nora Snipe
            7 Charles Witherspoon, b. 1879, d. 1956
            7 Moses L. Witherspoon, b. 28 Aug 1881, d. 10 Jul 1949
              + Sally Summett
            7 Minnie Witherspoon, b. 1884
            7 Ocie Witherspoon, b. 1886
              + Mr. J. W. Blackwelder
            7 Dorus Witherspoon, b. 1887, d. 1921
              + Blanche Mauvey
            7 Emmett E. Witherspoon, b. 17 May 1889 Gaston Co, NC, d. 20 Apr1973 Lexington, NC
              + (1) Katherine Yonce
              + (2) Mary Matthew
            7 Jacob V. Witherspoon, b. 1891
                                       
          6 Thomas Aderholdt Witherspoon, b. 02 Mar 1852, d. 10 Feb 1940, m. 28 Dec 1876
            + Frances Arkansas Miller
            7 Robert Leroy Witherspoon, b. 04 Oct 1877, d. 30 Aug 1926
              + Mary Luola White
            7 Sara Elizabeth Witherspoon, b. 18 Jan 1880, d. 10 Jan 1968
            7 Charles Edward Witherspoon, b. 02 Mar 1883, d. 02 Oct 1937
              + Mary Ellen Douglass
            7 Dora Anna Witherspoon, b. 08 May 1886, d. 05 Mar 1944
            7 Thomas Talmage Witherspoon, b. 27 May 1889, d. 01 Oct 1906
            7 Mary Ruth Witherspoon, b. 13 May 1892, d. 26 Mar 1904
            7 Burgan Loyd Witherspoon,, b. 14 Feb 1895, d. 16 Mar 1959
            7 Adrian Ernest Witherspoon, b. 02 Feb 1897, d. 11 Feb 1969
              + Mary Louise Rowe
                                       
          6 David Hoyle Witherspoon, b. 09 May 1854, d. 10 Apr 1928, m. 29 Nov 1883
            + Mary Frances Stallings
            7 Grover Cleveland Witherspoon,, b. 29 Jan 1885, d. 26 Dec 1948
              + Bertha Ellen Stack
              8 Beverly Rebecca Witherspoon, b. 06 Jul 1915, m. 29 Dec 1934
                + William T. Tatum, b. 16 Oct 1908
              8 David Howell Witherspoon, b. 14 Jun 1918, m. 16 Jul 1942
                + Ethel Marie Pearce, b. 22 May 1921
              8 Carolyn Reece Witherspoon, b. 14 Nov 1920, m. 30 Apr 1938
                + G. Jack Kirby
              8 Nancy Stallings Witherspoon, b. 09 Mar 1923, m. 09 Apr 1948
                + Clive Wills, b. 27 Aug 1913, Carrollton, GA
              8 Robert Cleveland Witherspoon, b. 26 Oct 1925, m. 25 Nov 1964
                + Mary Jo Miller, b. 1923
            7 William Bristow Witherspoon, b. 19 Jun 1887, d. 03 Dec 1963
              + Anne Jordon
            7 Sarah Rebecca Witherspoon, b. 20 mar 1890
            7 Alice Witherspoon, b. 03 Jul 1894
              + Mitchell Chisholm
            7 Walter Witherspoon,, b. 04 Jan 1898, d. 25 Jan 1901
                                       
          6 Jacob Napoleon Witherspoon, b. 07 Oct 1856, d. 28 Nov 1926
            + Candice Propst
                                       
          6 Emanuel Alexander Witherspoon, b. 11 Sep 1859, d. 29 Nov 1935
            + Millie "Milles" Baker
            7 Oscar Harlan Witherspoon, b. 11 Jun 1888
              + Annie Danner
            7 Henry Alexander Witherspoon, b. 22 Nov 1889, d. 03 Oct 1971
              + Irene May Ballard
            7 Flossie Mae Witherspoon, b. 03 Mar 1892, d. 1959
            7 Georgia Ann Witherspoon, b. 04 May 1895, d. 16 Apr 1953
            7 Mary Alice Witherspoon, b. 1900
              + Frank Houser
                                       
          6 Leander Denford Lutz Witherspoon, b. 11 Nov 1861, d. 26 Nov 1941
            + Lydia Hawn
            7 Sarah Essie Witherspoon, b. 30 Oct 1888
              + John Henry Hewitt
            7 Ivey Aderholt Witherspoon, b. 07 Oct 1890
              + Esther Hewitt
            7 Herbert Eugene Witherspoon, b. 07 Nov 1892
              + Polly Neta Hewitt
            7 Annie Gertrude Witherspoon, b. 08 Jan 1895
              + John Troutman
            7 Clarence B. Witherspoon, b. 20 Apr 1897
              +Bertie Lee Munday
            7 Mamie Pearl Witherspoon, b. 19 Apr 1899
              + Lawrence M. Grey
            7 Fred Witherspoon, b. 05 Apr 1901, d. 05 Apr 1901
            7 Marvin Howie Witherspoon, b. 23 Sep 1902, d. 28 Feb 1975
              + Mamie Pauline Holler
            7 Loy Hawn Witherspoon, b. 19 Nov 1904, d. 1935
              + Catherine Wilson
                                       
        5 Emoline Witherspoon, b. 02 Jul 1803
        5 James E. Witherspoon, b. 23 Apr 1805, d. after 1860
          + Elizabeth Setzer
          6 Susannah Witherspoon, b. Abt. 1830, d. After 1860
            + Marcus Hunsucker
          6 Hanson Harrison Witherspoon, b. 1832
          6 Thomas Philo Witherspoon, b. 20 Jan 1834, d. 29 Sep 1862
            + Francis Bost
          6 Emeline Witherspoon, b. 1836, m. 05 Feb 1858
            + George H. Martin
          6 Henry F. Witherspoon, b. 1838, d. 24 Aug 1863
          6 Harriet Witherspoon, b. 20 Apr 1840, d. 20 Sep 1919
          6 Margaret Witherspoon, b. 1842
          6 Jane Witherspoon, b. 1847
          6 James Logan Witherspoon, b. 1850, d. 1924
            + Lula Jane Genes
          6 Cathaline (Katherine) B. Witherspoon, b. 26 Jan 1853, d. 09 Jan 1839
        5 Thomas Franklin Witherspoon, b. 28 Nov 1807, d. 24 Sep 1878
          + Martha Sarah Huitt
          6 Martha Ann Witherspoon, b. 23 Jun 1839, d. 1905
          6 Harriett Witherspoon, b. 26 Dec 1840, d. 28 Feb 1900
            + Pinckney Hunsucker
          6 Margaret Witherspoon, b. 19 Jan 1843, d. 11 Jun 1878
          6 Lawson Alexander Witherspoon, b. 1845, d. 1864 (Civil War; Pt. Look Out)
          6 Lewis F. Witherspoon, b. 16 Dec 1847, d. 15 May 1907 (never married)
          6 Moses Monroe Witherspoon, b. 15 Dec 1850, d. 18 Jun 1924, m. 21 Sep 1882
            + Martha Ella Mattie Setzer
            7 Carrie Elizabeth Witherspoon, b. 1892, d. 17 Jun 1965
              + Pinkney A. Hewitt
            7 Walter Monroe Witherspoon, b. 09 Jan 1889, d. 14 Jul 1963
              + (1) Geneva Pollard
              + (2) Nora Cline
            7 Sarah Catherine Witherspoon, b. 17 Feb 1889, d. 14 Jul 1963
              + Jack Simmons
            7 Mary Ella Witherspoon, b. 18 Oct 1892, d. 14 Jan 1929
              + Guy Holman
            7 Hettie Lee Witherspoon, b. 28 Aug 1894
              + Millard A. Price
          6 Perry T. Witherspoon, b. 10 Jun 1853, d. 01 Sep 1931 (never married)
          6 Julius Hartin/Hartlin Witherspoon, b. 26 Sep 1855, d. 26 Jan 1918 (never married)
          6 William Hoyle Witherspoon, b. 1859, d. 1920, m. 10 May 1888
            + Rhonda J. Jones
            7 Daisy Witherspoon, b. 1892, d. 1945
              + Pinkney Balich
            7 Myrtle Witherspoon, b. 1894
              + Preston Stone
            7 Edgar Hoyle Witherspoon, b. 1896
              + Rosa Cline
            7 Alma Witherspoon, b. 1898
              + Claud Setzer
            7 Mary Witherspoon, b. 1899
            7 Claud Witherspoon, b. 1900
            7 Pearl Witherspoon, b. 1902, d. 1969
              + Horace Howard
            7 Frank Witherspoon, b. 1904, d. 1970
              + Loretta Allred
            7 Blanche Witherspoon, b. 1905
              + John Ballard
            7 Ralph Witherspoon, b. 1910
              + Louise Schuler
        5 Louise Witherspoon, b. 07 Jun 1809
        5 Calvin A. Witherspoon, b. 28 Nov 1811, d. 1848, buried in Family Cemetery at Witherspoon Crossroads
          + Adaline C. Mahaffy, m. 1842
          6 Joseph A. Witherspoon, b. 01 Oct 1843, d. 05 Nov 1902
            + (1) Martha Jane Guy, b. 30 Dec 1847, d. 29 Jul 1890, St. James Luth.
            7 Alda "Alma" Martha Witherspoon, b. 09 Oct 1870, d. 06 Jul 1890
            7 Henry Alexander Witherspoon, b. 19 Jan 1873, d. 12 Apr 1932 Fulton Co, GA
              + Lucy Evanline Yount, b. 15 Aug 1875, m. 1896
            7 Perry Albert Piney Witherspoon, b. 26 Jan 1875, d. 08 Dec 1895
            7 Hattie Elizabeth Witherspoon, b. 12 Jan 1878, d. 04, Feb 1957
              + Oliver D. McGee, b. Jan 1873
            7 Bessie Catherine Witherspoon, b. 12 Jun 1880, d. 02 May 1898
            7 Lela May Witherspoon, b. 08 Sep 1882, 22 Jul 1890
            7 Rosa Jane Witherspoon, b. 30 Jan 1888, d. 28 Aug 1888
            ** Martha, Alma and Lela all died in July
            + (2) Sarah F. Lutz, m. 07 Jan 1892
            7 Linnie A. Witherspoon, b. 14 Aug 1895, d. 16 Feb 1896
            7 Noah Witherspoon, b. 12 Jan 1901, d. 17 Jan 1901
          6 James A. Witherspoon, m. 02 Jan 1870, d. 23 Oct 1870
            + Martha Fry
          6 William C. Witherspoon, b. 1847, m. 07 Feb 1870
            + Harriett P. Fry
        5 Hoyle Brown "Hile" Witherspoon, b. 30 Jun 1814, d. 17 Dec 1863
          + Mary M. Polly Carpenter, b. 23 Apr 1829, d. 15 Nov 1900 Arkansas
          6 Thomas Franklin Theodore Witherspoon, b. 13 May 1843, d. 17 Sep 1863
          **T.F. Theodore was listed as Theodore in 1850, but Thomas F. T. in 1860
          6 Fabius Bartimeus Witherspoon, b. 28 Jan 1845, d. 14 Jul 1858
          6 Frances Ann Witherspoon, b. 26 Sep 1846, d. 16 Oct 1928 Arkansas
            + (1) (Unknown) Jones, m. 26 Dec 1866 Carroll Co, Arkansas
            + (2) Alec T. Head
          6 Margret Amelia Witherspoon, b. 18 Sep 1848, d. 11 Dec 1903
            + Jesse G. Gofourth
          6 Mary F. Witherspoon, b. 12 May 1850 Catawba Co, NC
          6 Wesley Brown Witherspoon, b. 31 Jan 1852, d. 01 Oct 1926, Fort Supply, OK
            + (1) Margret Precious Cornelia Compton, m. 10 Jan 1870, b. 25 Nov 1852
            7 Martha Elizabeth Witherspoon, b. 1873
            7 William Witherspoon, b. 1874, d. 09 Feb 1956, Rupert, Idaho
            7 Sara Frances "Fannie" Witherspoon, b. 1875, d. 12 Jan 1939
            + (2) Josiah Minerva Gwaltny, b. 25 Nov 1851, Missouri, d. 28 Jan 1896
            7 Palmya Leona Witherspoon, b. 28 Sep 1878, d. 09 Oct 1878
            7 David Franklin Witherspoon, b. 17 Aug 1879, d. 01 Feb 1906
              + Dora Youngblood
            7 Mary Ann Witherspoon, b. 23 Jul/Aug 1881, d. 18 Mar 1900
            7 Ida Savanah Witherspoon, b. 30 Dec 1884, d. 07 Jun 1965/66
            7 John Wesley Witherspoon, b. 05 Feb 1887, d. 20/29 Jul 1887
            7 Thomas Martin Witherspoon, b. 22/23 Jul 1888, d. 21 Jul 1889
            + Martha Alice Aday, b. 20 Nov 1871, d. 27 May 1958.
            7 Ellis Witherspoon, b. 05 Feb 1900, d. 10 Sep 1975
          6 Benjamin Franklin Witherspoon, b. 1855 (Twin)
            + Martha M. Nelson, m. 20 Aug 1874
          6 Susan S. Witherspoon, b. 1855 (Twin),
            + William J. Miles, m. 25 Jan 1872
          6 Harriet F. Witherspoon, b. 1858
          6 Martha V. Witherspoon, b. 26 Sep 1861, d. 20 Apr 1927
            + Joseph H. McKee, m. 13 Jul 1879, d. 20 Apr 1927
        5 Anna A. Witherspoon, b. 28 Nov 1819
                                       
      4 John Witherspoon, b. 27 May 1779, d. 28 Dec 1863
      4 Joshua Witherspoon, b. Abt. 1782
      4 Dorcas Witherspoon, b. Abt. 1785
      4 David Witherspoon, b. 04 Apr 1789, d. 01 Nov 1873
                                       
    3 David Witherspoon, b. 09 Feb 1758, d. 01 May 1828
    3 James Witherspoon, b. 1760, d. 22 Apr 1790
    3 John Witherspoon, b. 14 Oct 1763, d. 14 Jan 1849
    3 Mary Witherspoon, b. 1764, d. 1856
      + Thomas W. Harbin
      4 Frances Witherspoon Harbin
        + Henry Farmer Chadler
    3 Floron Witherspoon, b. 1766
    3 Martha Patsy Witherspoon, b. 17 Nov 1771, d. 06 Jul 1855
    3 Nancy Witherspoon, b. 1774, d. 1856
    3 Jane Witherspoon, b. 1775
    3 Elizabeth Witherspoon, b. 1777
                                       
                                       
 

SOURCES

 

Thanks to Don Kirkpatrick for the Wesley Brown Witherspoon lineage.
You can contact Don at don.kirkpatrick@gmail.com

 

Thanks to Vicke Witherspoon Marlow (Claremont, NC) for giving me a "boost" into the Witherspoon family lineage

Thanks to Dr. Frank Witherspoon (Memphis, TN) for his assistance with the Witherspoon family

 

"The Descendants of John Witherspoon" compiled by H. Glenn Williams (1997)

 

"The Witherspoons of North Carolina, 1775 - 1975" compiled by David Howell Witherspoon, Raleigh, NC, 1976

                                       
                                       

If you have photos or additional information about the Witherspoon family, please contact me.