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.
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 .
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