James Maxadent Whitaker

Male23 August 1846–11 November 1928

Brief Life History of James Maxadent

When James Maxadent Whitaker was born on 23 August 1846, in Valleytown, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States, his father, Stephen Decatur Whitaker, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Taylor, was 25. He lived in Valley Town Township, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States in 1900 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, and was buried in Valleytown Cemetery, Andrews, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Decatur Whitaker
Elizabeth Taylor
David Lafayette Whitaker
Mary Catherine 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 Whitaker
Stephen D Whitaker
Elizabeth Jane Whitaker
Harriett Whitaker
Jefferson Davis Whitaker

Sources (11)

  • J Mack Whitaker in household of Margaret Cromwell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Mack Whitaker, "United States, Native American Birth and Death Records, 1885-1940"
  • J. Meek Whitaker, "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930"

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Siblings (15)

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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 (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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