Martha Whitaker

May 1799–4 January 1862 (Age 62)
Woodford, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Whitaker was born in May 1799, in Woodford, Kentucky, United States, her father, Elder John Whitaker, was 38 and her mother, Martha Wilcockson, was 42. She married John Turner King in 1814, in Mulberry, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 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, Nacogdoches, Texas, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Sacul, Nacogdoches, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Turner King
Martha Whitaker
Marriage: 1814
William Harrison King
John Whitaker King
Isaac Wilson King
James Madison King
Rufus Flax King
Mary King
Polly Anna King
Nancy Sebastian King
Albert Gallatin King
Eliza Jane King
Thomas W. King
Martha E. King
Daniel Samuel Houston King
Benjamin Franklin King

Spouse and Children

Mulberry, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States


    William Harrison King


    Polly Anna King


    Nancy Sebastian King


    John Whitaker King


    Isaac Wilson King


+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

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

Age 2

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

Age 19

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: habitational name from any of various places named with Old English hwīt ‘white’ or hwǣte ‘wheat’ + æcer ‘cultivated land’, as for example Whitaker in Lancashire and Whitacre in Warwickshire (both ‘white field’) or Whiteacre in Kent and Wheatacre in Norfolk (both ‘wheat field’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha King in household of John T King, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha King in household of John T King, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Whitaker in entry for D Houston King, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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