John Wesley Whitlock

Male1847–13 February 1886

Brief Life History 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 Grainger, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 39.

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Family Time Line

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

Sources (7)

  • John Whitlock in household of Pleasant Whitlock, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Whitlock in entry for Arthur Kenton Whitlock, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"
  • John W Whitlock in household of Pleasant Whitlock, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 March 1872Grainger, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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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


    nickname for someone with white or fair hair, from Middle English whit ‘white’ + lock ‘lock (of hair)’ (Old English loc). Compare Sherlock .

    from the Middle English personal name Whitlak (Old English Wihtlāc, from wiht ‘creature’ + lāc ‘sport, game’).

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

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