James Maxadent Whitaker

23 August 1846–11 November 1928 (Age 82)
Valleytown, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James Maxadent

When James Maxadent Whitaker was born on 23 August 1846, his father, Stephen Decatur Whitaker, was 32 and his mother, Leusinda Elizabeth Taylor, was 25. He lived in North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Andrews, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States in 1900. He died on 11 November 1928, in Cherokee, Swain, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Decatur Whitaker
Leusinda Elizabeth Taylor
David Lafayette Whitaker
Mary Catherine " Polly" Whitaker
Polly C Whitaker
Lydia Emaline Whitaker
Martha Ann Whitaker
Margaret P. Whitaker
James Maxadent Whitaker
Sarah Amanda Whitaker
Joshua Walker Whitaker
Caroline Louisa Whitaker
Adaline Elizabeth Whitaker
William Thomas (Tecumseh) Whitaker
Stephen D Whitaker
Elizabeth Jane Whitaker
Harriett Whitaker
Jefferson Davis Whitaker

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World Events (8)

1853 · First State Fair

Age 7

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 22

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • J Mack Whitaker in household of Margaret Cromwell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Mc Whitaker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mc Whitaker in household of Stephen Whitaker, "United States Census, 1870"

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