This info was given to me by another McWhirt researcher. I am copying info as it was given to me:
b.July 1799, Spotsylvania Co. , Va.
d.12 September 1883, Huntington Twp., Ross Co, Oh
bur. McWhirt Cemetery (sometimes known as Old Johnson Cemetery) Liberty Hill Road, Huntington Township Ross Co., Oh.*
m. 6 June 1927, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., Va. to
b.16 June 1804 Va
bur. McWhirt Cemetery, Huntington Twp., Ross Co. Oh
*This graveyard is abandoned.The dates were copied by the Ross County Historical Society in the summer and winter of 1967-1968.There are more graves than they have listed but there are no stones.The cemetery is located on lIberty Hill Road.
William and Elizabeth moved their family from Spotsylvania County Virginia to Ross County Ohio sometime between approximately 1840 and 1843.
Sarah Elizabeth McWhirt
m.18 May 1857, Ross Co., Oh to Jacob Shears
m2. John Kiser
Mary Eliza McWhirt
m11850 Ros Co Oh to Calvin Callaway
son of?and Malinda Callaway
b.ca. 1830 Oh
d."during the war"
m2Mr. Malone (first name James?) note name is Christopher
b. 1833 Va
d.17 February 1884 at residence in Madison Co., Oh
m.19 March 1866, Chillicothe, Ross Co., Oh to Mrs. Louisa Campbell
b.1833/34 or 1845/56 Va.
d.9 July 1906
m1 James Campbell
d.4 March 1864 (Civil War?)
children:Ella F. b. 22 July 1865 Oh; d before 1900
Silas, b 1873/74 Oh d before 1900
William Albert, b. 21 July 1877 Oh
Charles Otto, b. 19 July 1880 d before 1900
Maud Alice, B. 7 December 1883
John's and Louisa's parents were all born in Virginia.for the five years prior to his enlistment in the Army, John lived in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio and Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, having moved to Columbus in 1859.On February 28, 1862, John enlisted in Company "E" of the 18th U.S. Infanty at Chillicothe.On March 20, 1862 he was transferred to camp Thomas, Ohio.On October 1 of that year, John was first reported sick at Louisville, Kentucky.He had contracted chronic diarrhea by reason of exposure at Greene River, Kentucky.He was treated in the general hospitals at Louisville, Kentucky and New Albany, Indiana, from September 1862 until January of 1863.John was honorably discharged at Louisville on the last day of 1862.
Despite his handicap, John attempted to farm after his discharge.He returned to Chillicothe, resided briefly in Madison County and returned to Ross County in 1874, settling in Frankfort.In 1878 he moved to Range Township in Madison Co where he spent the rest of his life.In 1886 his widow applied for a pension.At that time, she was living in Selma, Clark Co Oh.Sometime before 1900, Louisa her children and her grandchildren moved to Cedarville, Greene Co Oh.At this time, she was renting a house and her son Willie was working as a day laborer.
In the 1910 census for Hamilton, Butler Co Oh there is a listing for a William McWhirt (age 34) and his sister, Alice Johnson (age 26).It is possible that these are theWilliam Albert and Maud Alice listed above.
Minnie Bell McWhirt(John Samuel McWhirt, William McWhirt)
b.28 NOvember 1870, oh
children:Herman b Feb 1889 Oh
Stella b Jan 1893 Oh
b.NOvember 1836 VA
in 1900, the 65 year old Frank was working as a servant for Silas Malone in Scioto Township, Ross Co Oh,The census record says he was illiterate.NOTE: According to Jack Hogan, this is a son of William as is Edward below.However, the two names seem combined the list of children above that was taken from the family Bible.
Edward Franklin McWhirt
b. 1840, Va
children:James b 1863/64 Oh
John b 1865/6 Oh
Mary b 1867/68 Oh
In 1870 Edward was working as a farm laborer in Huntington Township, Ross Co Oh.On a nearby farm lived a William McWhirt age 70 a farmer born in Va.This is probably Edward's father.
b.1843/44 Ross Co Oh
bur Wilson Chapel Cemetery, Plattsberg, Oh
res. 1886 - Selma, Clark Co OH
Wiliams gravestone is marked with the words "Our Defender 1861-1865"
Children:James b 1872/73 Oh
A descendant working on this line states that William served in the same Civil War co as his brother Silas.In 1880, Williams family was living in RAnge Township Madison Co Oh also living with William was William Shears (b. 1875/76 Oh) listed as Williams "G'd's" (godson/grandson)
Martha Julia McWhirt (William McWhirt)
b.1844 Ross Co Oh
m.5 Febrary 1863 to George Malone
Silas Albert McWhirt (William McWhirt)
b.3 May 1841 or 1844 Chillicothe Ross Co Oh or Culpepper Court House Va (military records disagree)
d.15 April 1916 East Columbus Marion Twp Franklin Co Oh
bur 18 April 1916 Union Cemetery (1912 addition) Columbus Oh
m.16 December 1880 Chillicothe Oh to Ella Pauline "Ellie " Cox dau of Alfred Cox and Ann Augustus or Worthington
b.October 1852 Oh
bur Union Cemetery Columbus Oh
Maggie (Mazy) b. 8 June 1888 Oh
Loretta M. "Otta"
Robert Joseph (b. 29 March 1894 Oh)
Mable (b. 27 June 1896 d 2 March 1898
In 1865 Silas was living in Chillicothe.On September 2 of that year, he enlisted as a private in Company "C" of 178th Regiment of the Ohio Infantry.He was 19 and signed up for a term of one year.At that time, he was described as being 5'3" tall, with a florid complexion, hazel eyes and light hair.He had been working as a farmer.He was mustered in at Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio.Five days later he deserted from Camp Chase, but was promptly apprehended by one James P Sparks in the 12th District of Ohio.Sparks received a $30 reward for his arrest.There are no further records pertaining to Silas' arrest.He finished out his term.In January of 1865 Silas was disabled by diarrhea jaundice and disease of the liver while on duty at Tullahome, Coffee County Tennessee.On June 29 of that year he was discharged at Charlotte, Mecklenburg No Carolina.
Silas and Ella were married by the REverend McDowell at Chillicothe.At the time of the 1900 census the family was living on Taylor ave in Marion Franklin Co OhSilas was described as being a day laborer.On December 17 of that year Silas applied for an invalid's pension.At that time, he was living in Leonard, Franklin Co Oh.He was unable to earn a support by reason of disrrhea, jaundice, disease of the liver, rheumatism, heart trouble loss of teeth and flesh wound on the knee, obtained while in service in Tennessee.On October 1, 1907 Silas was living at 2231 N 21st St Columbus Franklin Co Oh.On May 2, 1913 Silas was granted his pension at the rate of $15.50 per mo to commence June 24, 1912, $19 per months May 3, 1914 and $22.50 per month fromMay 3, 1919.Silas did not live to receive most of these benefits.He had een working as a crane man and at 7:30 a.am. on April 15, 1916 he died from a punctured lung due to fractured ribs acquired in an accidental fall from a crane in East Columbus Oh.He was 68 years old.At that time he lived at 1012 E LOng st in Columbus.On the day of his death, Ella applied for a widows pension, cosigned by her sons Carl and Robert.