Martha Whitaker

Brief Life History of Martha

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.

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Family Time Line

John Turner King
1793–1876
Martha Whitaker
1799–1862
Marriage: 1814
William Harrison King
1815–1837
John Whitaker King
1820–1863
Isaac Wilson King
1822–1867
James Madison King
1824–1864
Rufus Flax King
1832–1890
Mary King
1839–1850
William Harrison King
1816–1870
Nancy Sebastian King
1818–1879
Eliza Jane King
1828–1913
Thomas W. King
1830–1865
Martha E. King
1834–1880
Daniel Samuel Houston King
1836–1921
Benjamin Franklin King
1844–1930

Sources (4)

  • Martha King in household of John T King, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha E King, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Martha Whitaker in entry for D Houston King, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1801 · Cane Ridge Revival

The Cane Ridge Revival took place for six days in Cane Ridge, Kentucky. From August 6, 1801- August 12 or 13, 1801, around 20 thousand people gathered together for what was called the Second Great Awakening.

1818 · Jackson Purchase

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

Name Meaning

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 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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