William Pennington Quarles
founder of
White Plains, Tennessee
in 1809¹

This site is a celebration of the life of William Pennington Quarles and his descendants.
It is intended that this Web Site will continue to grow with more and more information about our family.
Please check it often.

  A reunion of the descendants of Lt. WILLIAM PENNINGTON QUARLES, RWA,  
of VIRGINIA, who settled at WHITE PLAINS, TENNESSEE in 1809,
was held in Algood, TN, June 5-7, 2009, celebrating the 200th anniversary of White Plains.
It was sponsored by the White Plains Quarles-Burton Society.
click for QUARLES-BURTON SOCIETY Member List
This web site contains historical information

CLICK HERE FOR 2009 REUNION CELEBRATION PHOTO ALBUMS

CLICK HERE FOR 2010 REUNION INFO & PHOTOS

Click here for SIGNATURE DOCUMENTS PAGE


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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The primary purpose of this website is to lend educational assistance to the
genealogical studies of William P. and Ann Hawes Quarles and their families.
Although we have sought to give a truthful history of William and Ann's family,
by virtue of the fact that it's a compilation of articles and documents which have
been submitted by various descendants, their families and friends, it is by no means
entirely accurate.  We apologize for our errors, beg your indulgence, and ask
for corrections and additions.  We hope that something here will be of help or
interest to each of our visitors and that we will have given an honorable tribute
to our ancestors.

Harrell and Paula Phillips

¹1809 or 1805?  Some descendants of William P. Quarles claim that he arrived at the area
he named White Plains in 1805 rather than 1809.  My father, Roy C. Phillips, believed 1805
would make more sense because:  William P. was murdered in April of 1813.  If he came in
1809, he would have been at White Plains less than 4 years.  This seems too short a time
period in which to accomplish all the things he did in the area.

No document has been found yet to indicate that he was indeed there in 1805,
but it is clear he and his entourage were there in 1809.
So the question remains open.  Hopefully some documentation will eventually be found to
clear the issue.  (Statement by Harrell Phillips)  (Additional pertinent information on the page
Historical Snippets)

*-- 2008 Roy Harrell Phillips--*

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