Jesse Whitaker

1761–1848 (Age 87)
Rowan, North Carolina, British Colonial America

The Life of Jesse

When Jesse Whitaker was born in 1761, in Rowan, North Carolina, British Colonial America, his father, Peter Whitaker, was 28 and his mother, Annie Shaddock Trantham, was 23. He married Elizabeth Harris on 29 April 1809, in Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States. He died in 1848, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 87.

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Jesse Whitaker
Elizabeth Harris
Marriage: 29 April 1809

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29 April 1809
Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States

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World Events (8)

1767 · Tryon Palace

Age 6

Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.

Age 15

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 25

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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’).

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

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  • Jesse Whitaker, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Jesse Whitaker, "North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868"
  • Jesse Whitaker, "North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868"

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