Elizabeth London


Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth London was born in 1780, in Amherst, Virginia, United States, her father, James London Jr, was 28 and her mother, Mary Turner, was 29. She married Stark D. Whittington on 3 August 1801, in Amherst, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died in Bedford, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stark D. Whittington
1777–about 1825
Elizabeth London
Marriage: 3 August 1801
James L Whittington
about 1803–1878
Elmira Whittington
Eliza Ann Whittington
about 1805–1875
Martha Whittington
about 1807–1877
Emily Whittington
Addison Whittington
about 1811–1881
George Whittington
about 1813–1883
Ruben Cobb Whittington
Frances Whittington
about 1825–1895

Sources (3)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth London - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Elizabeth London
  • Elizabeth London, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Elizabeth London in entry for Starke  (Stark) Whitengton, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 August 1801Amherst, Virginia, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

    Age 0

    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 1

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.


    Age 32

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    English and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone who came from London or a nickname for someone who had made a trip to London or had some other connection with the city. In some cases however, the Jewish name was purely artificial. The placename, recorded by the Roman historian Tacitus in the Latinized form Londinium, is obscure in origin and meaning, but may be derived from pre-Celtic (Old European) roots with a meaning something like ‘place at the navigable or unfordable river’.

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

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