Whyte, Robert, Hon.

Section 5

ID # 50029

 

Sacred
To the Memory of
Hon. Robert Whyte
Born in Wigtonshire
Scotland
On the 6th day of
January 1767
And died at Nashville
On the 12th day of
November 1844
Aged 77 Years and
10 Months

 

He was

for more than half his life

a member of the Fraternity

of Free and Accepted

Masons, and filled under

the Grand Lodge of

North Carolina

some of the highest

offices of the Order.

 

Early in life he emigrated to the

United States

And for several years filled the

Chair of Professor of Language

in the College of William and

Mary  in the State of Virginia.

From Virginia he removed to

North Carolina where he entered

in the practice of law and

thence to the State of Tennessee

and soon after was appointed one

of the Judges of the Supreme

Court of Errors and Appeals

an office which he sustained

with dignity and ability and  

gained the reputation of

an able jurist and

upright judge.

In private life he was remarkable

for the integrity of his character

and the domestic virtues which

grace the Husband

And Father.

A member of the Baptist church.

His course of life gave evidence

of the depth and sincerity of

his belief

and its calm and peaceful close

proved that death had lost its sting.

 

Documentation

1908 Plat: Robert Whyte 1767-1844

                Section 5 Lot 10

1909 List: Lot owner Peribe S. Whyte

Recorded 2005


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