NameSarah White1909
Birth2 Jul 1769, VA1910
Deathaft 12 Nov 1850, Franklin Co., GA
FatherThomas White (-1802)
Birth8 Oct 1740, Prince Georges Co., MD1910
Death15 May 1801, Franklin Co., GA1910
FatherBenjamin Thrasher (~1700-ca1740)
MotherMary Hook (1708-1766)
Chronology & Notes
•10 Oct 1763 - Mary [Thrasher} Spiers and William Spiers of Frederick County, Maryland for love and affection deed to their beloved children Benjamin Thrasher and Eleanor Spiers considerable personal property, horses, cattle, and slaves to wit: “to our Daughter Eleanor one Negro Woman named Luck, one Mare named Cloe, one three year old Heifer named White Back, one Yearling Ditto named White Face”…and considerable household property. “And to our son Benjamin Thrasher We give one Negro child named Pompay, one horse named Samporo [?] one ditto named Grey, one horse colt named Jack” …and the remainder of the stock and household possessions not given to Eleanor.1911
• 1767 - Under a list of tithables in Pittsylvania County, Virginia taken by John Wilson, Gent.: “Benjamin Thrasher and negro Luck”1912
• 17 Oct 1785 - Benjamin Thrasher marries Sarah White in Pittsylvania Co., VA1913
I do not know how Negro Woman “Luck” ended up with Benjamin in Pittsylvania County, Virginia since his mother and step father had given “Luck” to Benjamin’s sister. Perhaps he traded slaves with his step sister. Nevertheless this proves that the Benjamin Thrasher in the 1767 list of tithables in Pittsylvania County, Virginia was the son of Benjamin Thrasher and Mary Hook of Prince Georges (later Frederick) County, Maryland.

Since no record of any other person named Benjamin Thrasher has been found in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, it is reasonable to conclude that the groom in the 1785 marriage of Benjamin Thrasher and Sarah White in Pittsylvania County, Virginia must be the son of Benjamin Thrasher and Mary Hook of Maryland.

That conclusion is reinforced by transcribed Bible records1910 ,that specifically state that the groom in the Benjamin Thrasher/Sarah White marriage was born on 8 October 1740. That date is compatible with what is known about Benjamin’s possible birth date based on the probate of his father’s estate and the birth dates of his older siblings.

Many family trees on and other Internet sites state that other persons were the parents of the Benjamin Thrasher who married Sarah White. However, I have yet to find any of them that has evidence that a) their proposed parents had a child named Benjamin, b) if so that he was the Benjamin Thrasher who married Sarah White.
Marriage17 Oct 1785, Pittsylvania Co., VA1913
Marr MemoSarah is daughter of Thomas White
ChildrenThomas (1786-)
 Mary “Polly” (1787->1850)
 John (1789-)
 Frankey (1791-)
 Benedict Randall (1793-<1852)
 Salley (1795-)
 Citheay (1798-)
 Leovey (1800-)
 Emeliah (1801-)
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