There is an excellent monograph on the WHITEHURST family by Rebecca W. SANDERS entitled:"Richard Whitehurst, Grandfather of Us All."If possible, you would benefit by finding it at your nearest genealogy library.In the book, the date of the marriage bond for John WHITEHURST and Ritty BURLEY is given as 1840 either in Princess Anne or in Norfolk Co. (the listing does not distinguish).In the body of the text, there is a John WHITEHURST, born 13 Dec 1809, who married Henrietta, born 1815.The text lists John as the son of John WHITEHURST (b. 1769) and Welthy __(?)__.However, the text further suggests that a Currituck census record gives credence to his having been the son of Charles WHITEHURST (b. 1788) and Charlotte OVERTON.In either event, John's children are listed as Judith (b. 1836), John (b. 1838), Eugenia (b. 1841), Mary (b. 1844), James (b. 1845), and Caroline (b. 1847).This may be a red herring, but the names and dates fit well with your query.