37. Southy4 Whittington (Southy3, William2, William1) was born in Somerset Co., MD about 1732. Southy died before December 27, 1786 in Worcester Co., MD, at approximately 54 years of age.

He married Esther Nairn. Esther was born about 1734. Esther was the daughter of Robert Nairn(II) and Jannet Watts. Esther died before February 11, 1806 in Worcester Co., MD, at approximately 71 years of age. Esther's will was dated September 10, 1805, Worcester County, MD. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Wills, MH, p.1) Southy is listed as serving in the Revolutionary War (Woodrow T. Wilson, 34 Families of Old Somerset, Baltimore, MD, Gateway Press, p. 133). Administrative bonds were posted December 27, 1786 by son, Southy as next of kin, with Aaron Sterling and J. Gunby. The names of Southy's children were taken from Esther's will and that of her brother, John Nairn dated 1771. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester County Wills, Liber MH 1806-1813, San Diego, CA) (notes of C. Hayward Marshall and Marjorie Whittington Lankford)

Southy Whittington and Esther Nairn had the following children:

child + 98 i. John Nairn5 Whittington was born about 1755.

child + 99 ii. Mary "Polly" Whittington was born about 1758.

child + 100 iii. Sarah Whittington was born about 1760.

child + 101 iv. Southy Littleton Whittington was born about 1763.

child 102 v. Jeanitt Whittington was born about 1763. Jeanitt died before June 14, 1803 in Worcester Co., MD, at approximately 39 years of age. Jeanitt's will dated May 9, 1803 names her mother, Esther; brother, John N.; sisters Elizabeth Gunby and Leah Long; niece Leah Long; nephew, James Gillett; and mentions Hessey Selby, Esther Marshall and Polly Marshall. (Ruth T. Dryden, Will Abstracts of Worcester Co. MD, Book JCR, p.5)

child + 103 vi. Esther Whittington was born about 1768.

child + 104 vii. Elizabeth Whittington was born about 1772.

child + 105 viii. Leah Whittington was born about 1774.

child + 106 ix. Catherine "Caty" Whittington was born about 1778.

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