Joe, I descend from Dinah and Samuel's son Reuben. Let me begin by saying that as far as I can tell there is no document that says outright that Samuel was the husband of Dinah or that Samuel was the father of Reuben. I am convinced that he is both however for several reasons. 1- census data. Reuben born ca 1788. This fits census info for Samuel. 2- Pitt Co. deed book PP page 50-Sampson Hathaway and wife Dicey(Dicey daughter of Dinah) appoint Henry Stancill POA to obtain their 1/9 share in the estate of Dinah Whitehurst and their 1/9 share in the estate of Samuel Whitehurst Jr. This implies that perhaps Dinah had a son, or Dicey had a brother, Samuel Jr. who had died without offspring. If Dinah had a son Samuel Jr there is a good chance that her husband was Samuel Sr. I know it doesn't prove it but does seem to point in that direction. #3- Take a look at the following deeds.
Book Q page 80 date 11-16-1804 Thomas Carson Sr. for $400 sells ? acres to Edward Carson(his son). Adjacent Samuel Whitehurst, Jesse Wheatley, William House. Witnesses: Wm Carson, Arthur Whitehurst.
Book BB page 293 date 3-17-1821 Edward Carson mortgages 140 acres for $70.08. Adjacent Dinah Whitehurst and John Whitley(Wheatley).Grantee of this deed was Ruel Anderson who was administrator of the estate of Thomas Carson Sr.- Thomas Carson Sr. was the father of Edward.
Book CC page 202 date Aug. 4, ?(year not listed but probably 1822. Edward Carson for $135.32 sells 37 1/4 acres to Wm Carson. Adjacent: Dinah Whitehurst. Witnesses: Ruel Anderson, Marshall Dickinson.
These deeds seem to show that land that was adjacent Samuel Whitehurst was later adjacent Dinah Whitehurst after Samuel's death.
This is about the extent of what I have for now.Would be happy to discuss further. I have a set of abstracted Pitt Co. deed books from 1760-1833. Would be happy to help with lookups if you need. You probably know but just in case, the Pitt Co. deeds from books FF through SS(Covers from where the abstracts left off in 1833 til 1850's or 1860's I think) are posted on line. To find them go to Pitt Co. NC page of USGenweb. Click on Pitt Co. Compendium. Next click Pitt Co. Family Researchers. Then click Our On Line Resources and there you will find the deeds beginning about 1833 or so. Hope this has been helpful. Tracy