I don't know how much help I can be but you gave me another link to my Whitehursts. My ggg grandfather was Obediah (Oden) Whitehurst who married Mary Elizabeth Turner in Rockingham Co., VA. I believe him to be a son of John Whitehurst and Comfort Gum. I also believe that he had brothers named Toliver and Jacob. They all moved from VA. to Fairfield Co., Ohio. I am still trying to find documentation of all this info. I would be more than willing to share what I have and work with you on this line of Whitehursts. There are very few of us researching this line. I think the spelling changes so often because they were not all literate. My line was always Whitehurst but I have found many spellings of Whitehouse. Anyway, I would love to hear from you.