When Martha Whitaker was born in May 1799, in Woodford, Kentucky, United States, her father, John J Whitaker, was 38 and her mother, Martha Wilcockson, was 43. She married John Turner King in 1814, in Mulberry, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Lincoln, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Nacogdoches, Texas, United States in 1860. She died on 4 January 1862, in Nacogdoches, Province of Texas, Mexico, at the age of 62, and was buried in Sacul, Nacogdoches, Texas, United States.
English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Whitacre in Warwickshire or High Whitaker in Lancashire, both of whose names derive from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + æcer ‘field’. The name may also be derived from Wheatacre in Norfolk or Whiteacre in Waltham (Kent), both of which derive from Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ + æcer ‘field’. Compare Whittaker .
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