This entry appears in DEATH AND MARRIAGES of THE HILLSBOROUGH [Orange Co NC] RECORDER 1820-1879, as compiled by Shirley Jones Mallard of Chapel Hill, NC, copyright 1997,who has given me permission to pass along information therein. RECORDER of 26 April 1848, Vol XXIX, #1428 "Died:Rev Frederick Nash WITHERSPOON, 34, minister of Reformed Methodist Church in Kendal Co. IL, 5th inst, of inflammation of the lungs.Eldest son of Rev John WITHERSPOON; born and raised in this place [Hillsborough]. Joined the Presbyterian Church in Hillsborough under Rev Rev Daniel L RUSSELL.A Ruling Elder in his youth, then called to the ministry. Began his religious studies but had to stop because of any eye problem. He moved to Illinois and planned to farm. In his community was a Reformed Methodist Church which he joined and later became its minister."
Frederick Nash WITHERSPOON was the grandson of David WITHERSPOON, and great-grandson of John the Signer.
Charlie Weaver, Winston-Salem, NC firstname.lastname@example.org 336-765-9635 [descendant of John and Martha PETTIGREW WITHERSPOON of Wilkes Co NC]