Re: Thomas Colvard
I came across some very interesting information re: the Colvard familiy of Elbert Co., GA.I hope you also find it interesting.
John Stokely Colvard, the progenitor of the Elbert Co., GA Colvard's, turned out to be my 3rd GG Thomas Colvard's brother and he was born in Bute (Franklin) Co., NC. on 1 Dec 1771.
The information, it turns out, was in front of me for several years.I just never put it together until recently.
A close friend and neighbor of the Colvard's of Franklin Co., NCwas Lewis Wilhite.Philip and his son Philemon moved to GA along with several other families from (OF ALL PLACES) Franklin Co., NC.In 1808 Philemon Wilhite married Teresa Gibson of Columbia Co., GA and settled in Elbert Co., GA.One year later John Stokely Colvard married Sarah Gibson of Columbia Co., GA.Teresa and Sarah were sisters.
The name Wilhite caught my eye.The Wilhite's were neighbors of my 3rd GG Thomas Colvard.Philip Wilhite and his wife moved to Granville Co., NC ca. 1750.Granville split and Bute was formed in 1769.Then Bute Co split in 1779 and Franklin and Warren counties were formed.Philip had a son named Lewis who married Mary "Sally" Colvard in 1779.Mary "Sally" Colvard was the daughter of my 4th GG Thomas Colvard.Her mother's name was Mary and Mary Sally was born ca. 1757 while Thomas and Mary lived in Halifax Co., NC.Sometime around 1768 Mary died and Thomas married 2nd wife Sarah who was the mother of my 3rd GG Thomas and John Stokley Colvard.Thomas died in 1785 and Sarah died in 1799.Philip Wilhite died in 1801 and divided his property among his wife and children.Between 1801 and 1807 Lewis and Philemon Wilhite moved to GA with John Stokely Colvard.When John Stokely Colvard died in 1835, Philemon Wilhite became the guardian of all of John S. Colvard's underage children on 4 Dec 1835: Thomas, Martha A., Benjamin, Nancy Elizabeth, and Abraham Gibson Colvard.
If I hadn't noticed the Wilhite name, I never would have made the connection.