Elias Daniel Whiddon

Brief Life History of Elias Daniel

When Elias Daniel Whiddon was born on 13 June 1817, in Emanuel, Georgia, United States, his father, Lott Whiddon, was 20 and his mother, Judith "Juda" Dorminy, was 20. He married Rachel Nancy Fletcher on 13 March 1838, in Irwin, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Irwin, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 11 January 1865, in Ashburn, Turner, Georgia, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Turner, Georgia, United States.

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Elias Daniel Whiddon
1817–1865
Rachel Nancy Fletcher
1818–1864
Marriage: 13 March 1838
Judith Whiddon
1838–1901
Isaac Whiddon
1839–
John D Whiddon
1842–1864
Lott Whiddon
1844–1862
Mary Eason Whiddon
1840–1910
Millie A. Whiddon
1843–1879
Rachel Elizabeth Whiddon
1845–1894
William Lambert Whiddon
1846–1914
Susannah Whiddon
1848–1920
James Willey Whiddon
1852–1904

Sources (9)

  • Elias D Whiddon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • Elias Daniel Whiddon, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (7)

1818

Historical Boundaries: 1818: Irwin, Georgia, United States

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name from any of numerous minor places in Devon named Whiddon. Some are named with Old English hwīt ‘white’ + dūn ‘hill’ or tūn ‘farmstead, estate’; others with Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ + dūn or denu ‘valley’.

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

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