Jesse Whitaker


Brief Life History 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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  • 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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  • Marriage
    29 April 1809Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States
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    Siblings (7)

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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 (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Whitacre in Warwickshire or High Whitaker in Lancashire, both of whose names derive from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + æcer ‘field’. The name may also be derived from Wheatacre in Norfolk or Whiteacre in Waltham (Kent), both of which derive from Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ + æcer ‘field’. Compare Whittaker .

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

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