Descendants of David McWhirter and Mary Posten, Volume 1
Patricia Lynn Petitt
The McWhorters originally came from the lowlands of Scotland. "Some immigrated to America directly from Scotland and others, more circuitously, from Scotland by way of North Ireland along with the thousands of other Scotch-Irish settlers." Hugh and Jean McWhirter (believed to be the immigrant ancestors of David McWhirter) emigrated from County Armagh to New Castle, DE, in 1735. One of their sons, possibly John McWhirter of Marsh Creek, Pennsylvania, was the father of David McWhirter. Volume I offers background history on the McWhorter family, complete with information on David (b. c1741 in Pennsylvania) and Mary McWhirter (the progenitors of the family), Bible records, deeds, wills, newspaper obituaries, photos, genealogies and biographical sketches. The descendants of John McWhorter (son of David and Mary) and his wife, Elizabeth Willson, can be found in this volume. A fullname index is provided for each chapter of genealogy. This volume is enhanced by numerous photographs of descendants and significant places, and it is a MUST for anyone researching McWhirter/McWhorter genealogy. Dr. Pettit is a member of The Society of Lees of Virginia, The Fairfax Historical Society, and the Historic Centreville Society.
2002, 8½x11, paper, 313 pp.