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Mordecai White

Deathbef 9/1779
Mordecai White left a 1779 Bertie Co. WILL, where he names his children: William, Luke, Abigail ? etc. It appears they are listed in birth order based on:
? known birth dates of some of the children
? daughters are intermingled in the order (i.e. not all sons first and then daughters)
? although oldest child, William, predeceased him, he is still first in order and then names William's children.
Based on birth order, this would make his son, Luke, DOB about 1724-1725.

Mary Hardy

Birthabt 1707
Deathaft 1755
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses




17261770  NC, Bertie Co ___ Dempsey 


1728/1742  NC, Bertie Co Jethro Butler 


17281796  NC Mary ___ 


abt 1745  NC, Bertie Co Penelope Dorsey 


abt 1747  NC, Bertie Co ___ Gaines 


175011/1824  NC, Bertie Co Jane ___ 
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  • Deed, 2/9/1763: P. 276- 9 Feb 1763- Robert Cake, planter to Mordecai White Jun, Planter Wit: Luke White, Meedy White.
  • Will, 9/27/1772: will of Nicholas Mewborn 9/27/1772; prog 5/1774; wife Elizabeth, son Thomas, brother Thomas, Executor William Hardy. Witnesses Mordecai White, Eleanor Hardy, John Mewborn
  • Will, 5/13/1776: will of Mordecai White: In the Name of God Amen, I MORDECA WHITE of North Carolina in the County of Bertie Planter, being Weak & Low in health, of Body, Yet / Blessed be God / of Sound and Perfect understanding of mind & memory, do constitute & ordain this my Last Will & Testament, & desire it may be taken by all as such, --------- Imprimis I first of all bequeath my soul to God that gave it, beseeching his Most Gracious acceptance of it through the alsufficient Merits & Mediation of my Most Compassionate Redeemer Jesus Christ, who I trust ever liveth to make Intercession for me & will not Reject me a Returning Penitent Sinner, & my Body I agive to the Earth to be buried in a decent Christian Burial, at the Discretion my Executors hereafter named, And as to my worldly Estate, I give & dispose of in the following maner, first I will & Possitively Order that all my Debts be Paid. ---------
    Item .. I give to my GRANDSON WILLIAM WHITE one Shilling Sterling, he being the oldest son of my Eldest son WILLIAM WHITE because my said son WILLIAM had his Portion before he died.
    Item .. I give & bequeath to my son LUKE WHITE one Shilling Sterling because he has had his Portion already
    Item .. I give & bequeath to my Daughter ABIGAIL BUTLER one Shilling Sterling because She has had her Portion already
    Item .. I give & bequeath to my son MORDECA WHITE one Shilling Sterling because he has had his Portion already
    Item .. I give & bequeath to my son JOHN WHITE one Shilling Sterling because he has had his Portion already
    Item .. I give & bequeath to my son MEDIA WHITE one Shilling sterling because He has had his Portion already
    Item .. All the Remainder Part of my Estate both Real & Personall, I Lend to my Daughter REBECA GAINS during her widowhood / because of the trouble She has had with me & her Mother, & for Divers good causes & Valuable considerations / and after her Marriage or at the end or term of her Widowhood or Life I give & dispose of it in the following manner & form
    Item .. I give & bequeath to my GRANDSON AMOS WESTON / son of my abovesaid Daughter REBECCA GAINS / all my Land & Planatation whereon I now Live / to him his heirs 7 assigns forever / but in Case he the said AMOS WESTON Dies without Issue Lawfully begotten, then & in that case the abovesaid Land & Plantation to Descend to his Sister SARAH GAINES, And if SARAH GAINES dies without heirs of her body Lawfully begotten, then & in that case the said Land and Plantation to Desend to my GRANDSON KING WHITE, son of my son JOHN WHITE his heirs & assigns forever
    Item .. I give & bequeath to my abovesaid GRANDSON AMOS WESTON my Negro man Ring Immediately after My Daughter REBECA GAINS married or Dies, to him his heirs & assigns forever
    Item .. I give & bequeath to my GRAND DAUGHTER SARAH GAINS my Negro Woman Moll Immediately after my daughter REBECCA GAINES Marries or dies, to her her heirs & assigns forever
    Item .. I give & bequeath to my abovesd GRANDDAUGHTER SARAH GAINS all the Remaindr part of my Estate of what kind or Nature Soever after my Daughter REBECCA GAINS Marries or Dies, Or at the end of her Life or Widowhood, to her her heirs & assigns for ever
    Item .. & Lastly I constitute ordain & Appoint My Daughter REBECCA GAINS Executrix & my Friend JESSEE HARDY Executor of this my Last Will Testament & trustees for my Children & Legaties, Utterly & Disannulling & Revoking all other former will or Wills ratifying & confirming this & no Other to be my Last will & Testament. In Witness whereof I do hereunto Set my hand and Seal this 13th day of May in the year of our Lord 1776

    MORDECA WHITE his mark
    Signed Sealed declared & pronounced by the said MORDICA WHITE to be his Last Will & testament in the Presence of us,WM HARDY son of LAMB, SARAH X HARDY her mark, ELISABETH HARDY

    November Court 1779, Bertie County: Proved in due form of Law in open Court by the Oath of ELISABETH HARDY one of the Subscribing Witnesses and Ordered to be Recorded. Test. Stevens Gray CC
  1. Website:Boone White;
  1. Other: George Jansen; former website: http://revolution.3-cities.com/~gjansen/famgli.htm;
  2. Website:Boone White;
A Bell   •  18-Feb-14 4:52 PM
There are a number of "Luke Whites" in North Carolina. This is a challenging family to trace.

Why the above listed Luke is the son of Mordecai-- Reason 1: Mordecai's Will seems to have his children listed in birth order. Not conslusive, but would indicate Mordecai's son Luke was born abt 1724/1725. Reason 2: he is living in Bertie, same place as Mordecai. And there are only 2 Luke Whites in Bertie; censuses label the 2 Lukes Jr and Sr.
  •  01-Jan-04 12:00 AM
I am a decendant of John White and Mordecai White. Would like to know if anyone has done a complete reserch on these people. I am new at this reserch thing. I am from Bertie Co NC and I have quite a lot on the whites from my dad, my grandad Zack, greatgrand dad Wright g-g grandad Whitmell. can not find johns parents. And who was his wife sarah? If anyone has this information please e-mail it to me, I would appreciate it, thank you so much.
Cam Griffin

  •  26-Feb-05 12:00 AM
Mary Hardy and Mordecai White were MARRIED circa 1735. Mary Hardy was born circa 1707. Mary Hardy was married twice, first to Nicholas Baggett, then to Mordecai White.

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