Hezekiah N. (Low Hawk) Whitt

Male 1760 - 1817  (57 years)

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  • Name Hezekiah N. (Low Hawk) Whitt 
    Born 1760 
    Gender Male 
    Died Sept 3 1817  Tazewell Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Given his date of birth it is likely that he had a different mother than Standing Deer Bailey.

      He was adopted by Thomas Mastin and said to have been named for Hezekiah Whitt, who was a friend of his adoptive father, Thomas Mastin.


      Whitt, Hezekiah. Revolutionary War Pension Application. (Tazewell County, Virginia: National Archives, 27 March 1844).

      Exercpt: In addition to the certificate given by this affiant, he would state that this affiant was raised from childhood (being Left an orphan) by Captain Thomas Ma(s)rtin, whom he has often heard say, that Hezekiah Whit, the applicant for a pension in the foregoing declaration, was a soldier under him in the Cherokee Expedition into Tennessee. This affiant knew the said Whit at that time and has known him ever since. This affiant knows nothing of any other service stated by the said Whit, but he believes them to have been performed as stated. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year above written in open court. (signed) Thomas Christian


      In the name of God, Amen, June 21, 1815. I, Hezekiah N. Whitt, of the County of Tazewell, being in perfect health and mind do hereby make testimony. It is my will that all just debts and funeral charges in full be paid.

      I leave to my brother, Thomas B. Christian, all my apparel, both linen and woolen, and my horses and oxen. I leave to my sister, Sarah Adkins, 70, to be paid by my brother Thomas B. Christian, and two silver salt cellars and pots.

      It is also my will that my burying place be for ever kept and be appropriated for that use and none other, and I hereby devise the said burying ground, containing three acres and 1/2, for as to be the burying place for all my descendants, and my wife Hannah shall allow to be there buried.

      Last be known it, I leave to my wife, Hannah Whitt, 1/2 of two lots lying at Indian Creek, in Tazewell County, on the south side of the River, and now in occupation of Moses Christian; also all my estate at Sinking Waters, while she remains my widow, and she is to pay all my just debts and funeral charges. "I leave to my brother, Thomas B. Christian, my gold ring and my morters, and to him 100, he paying to the Patron or Lord of the Manor 5 bushels of wheat". I leave to my brother, Thomas B. Christian, after my wife's death or marriage, all the rest of the farm, and he is to pay to my sister, Sarah Adkins, 50, and to all my nephews and nieces, 5, and to the Patron or Lord of the Manor 5 bushels of wheat.

      I make my wife executor.

      Hezekiah N. Whitt

      In the witness of William Davis & Thomas B. Christian

      Will was executed September 18, 1817, 15 days after the death of said Hezekiah Whitt.

      Signed in authority of the State of Virginia by Leonard S. Harper

    Person ID I9942  Master File
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2018 

    Father Ellinipsico Cornstalk,   b. 1748, Shawnee Nation, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1777, Point Pleasant, VA, Now WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Mother Standing Deer Bailey,   b. 1755, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1775, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years) 
    • If her date of birth is correct, Standing Deer cannot be the mother of Hezekiah N. (Low Hawk) Whitt and Rachel Skaggs. Thomas Bailey Christian considered them as brother and sister, and referred to them as such.

      DNA indicates Thomas Bailey Christian was NOT their son. See his page for more information.
    Family ID F320  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart