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Achilles (Wilhoit) Willhite (abt. 1772 - 1833)

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Achilles Willhite formerly Wilhoit
Born about in Orange County, Virginia Colony, British Americamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Woodford County, Kentucky, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Shelby County, Kentucky, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Nov 2012
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Achilles was born about 1772. He is the son of John Wilhoit and Lucy Stapp. He passed away in 1833.

Death maybe in Montgomery County, Indiana

Public official and small-time land developer lived in Jefferson county, Indiana (1820-1826); later in Fountain County, Indiana.

Entered 320 acres on 4 Sept. 1813 in Section 32 Twp. 5N Range 11E in modern Shelby Twp. He served as a county commissioner, about 1815-1819. He also operated a tavern (in 1815 according to transcribed tax records). Together with David Hillis, later lieutenant governor of Indiana, and John Minor, Wilhite laid out a town to be called Pittsburgh. He also ran unsuccessfully as a candidate for Jefferson County sheriff, coming in a weak third to Thomas T. Stribling, in the summer of 1818.

Achilles received letters from the Indian-Kentucky Baptist Church in 1828. They appear to have moved to Fountain County, Ind., where Achilles, John and George Wilhite are listed in the 1830 census.


  • William & Mary Quarterly, Ser. 1 Vol 26, p. 248 [1]
  • The Germanna Record, No. 13 - The Blankenbaker, Weaver, and Wilhoit Families, The Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies, Inc., Publishers, 2006
  • John Willhoite (1745 - 1837) and His Descendants in Kentucky and Elsewhere. Stroudsburg, VA: Earl and Leona Willhoite
  • Wilhite/Wilhoit & Allied Descendants of Johann Michael and Anna Maria (Hengsteler) Wilheit 1671-1994 Compiled by Mary F. Mickey
  • "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 8 August 2016), Achilles Wilhite and Polly Hall, 01 May 1794; citing , Woodford, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 252,320.
  • "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 18 August 2015), Eillees Wilhite, Fountain, Indiana, United States; citing 168, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 32; FHL microfilm 7,721.
  • Willhite Family Bible (was in possession of Mrs. Richard Howell, 318 S. Water St, Crawfordsville in the 1980's) [2]
  • History of Woodford County, Kentucky by William Edward Railey, Genealogical Publishing Com, 1938 page 327 [3]
  • DAR Ancestor #: A125471 [4]
  • Biography [5]

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