Elias Daniel Whiddon

13 June 1817–11 January 1865 (Age 47)
Emanuel, Georgia, United States

The Life 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
Rachel Nancy Fletcher
Marriage: 13 March 1838
Judith Whiddon
Isaac Whiddon
John D Whiddon
Lott Whiddon
Mary Eason Whiddon
Millie A. Whiddon
Rachel Elizabeth Whiddon
William Lambert Whiddon
Susannah Whiddon
James Willey Whiddon

Spouse and Children

13 March 1838
Irwin, Georgia, United States


    Judith Whiddon


    Isaac Whiddon


    Mary Eason Whiddon


    John D Whiddon


    Millie A. Whiddon


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Lott Whiddon


    Judith "Juda" Dorminy




+5 More Children

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 3

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 13

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elias D Whiddon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elias D Whiddon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elias Daniel Whiddon, "Find A Grave Index"

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