John Wesley Whitlock

1847–13 February 1886 (Age 39)
Grainger, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John Wesley

When John Wesley Whitlock was born in 1847, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States, his father, Pleasant Samuel Whitlock, was 24 and his mother, Parthena S Hines, was 21. He married Mary Elizabeth Nance on 9 March 1872, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 13 February 1886, in his hometown, at the age of 39.

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John Wesley Whitlock
Mary Elizabeth Nance
Marriage: 9 March 1872
Arthur Kenton Whitlock
Justus Terrel Whitlock
Pleasant Samuel Lawson Whitlock

Spouse and Children

9 March 1872
Grainger, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (6)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 15

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 21

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for someone with white or fair hair, from Middle English whit ‘white’ + lock ‘tress’, ‘curl’. Compare Sherlock . 2. from an Old English personal name composed of the elements wiht ‘creature’, ‘demon’ + lāc ‘play’, ‘sport’.

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

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Sources (1)

  • John W. Whitlock in entry for Pleasant Samuel Lawson Whitlock, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

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