David Lafayette Whitaker

31 January 1838–8 April 1912 (Age 74)
Valleytown, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States

The Life of David Lafayette

When David Lafayette Whitaker was born on 31 January 1838, in Valleytown, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States, his father, Stephen Decatur Whitaker, was 23 and his mother, Leusinda Elizabeth Taylor, was 17. He lived in Cherokee, North Carolina, United States in 1850 and North Carolina, United States in 1870. He died on 8 April 1912, in Andrews, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Andrews, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Decatur Whitaker
1814–1900
Leusinda Elizabeth Taylor
1820–1891
David Lafayette Whitaker
1838–1912
Mary Catherine " Polly" Whitaker
1839–1899
Polly C Whitaker
1839–
Lydia Emaline Whitaker
1841–1923
Martha Ann Whitaker
1842–1906
Margaret P. Whitaker
1844–1929
James Maxadent Whitaker
1846–1928
Sarah Amanda Whitaker
1848–1926
Joshua Walker Whitaker
1850–1903
Caroline Louisa Whitaker
1852–1880
Adaline Elizabeth Whitaker
1852–1929
William Thomas (Tecumseh) Whitaker
1854–1922
Stephen D Whitaker
1855–1929
Elizabeth Jane Whitaker
1857–1891
Harriett Whitaker
1860–1860
Jefferson Davis Whitaker
1862–1862

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World Events (8)

1846

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 10

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 24

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

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)

  • David L Whitaker in household of James Mc Whitaker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • David L Whitaker in household of Mack Cooper, "United States Census, 1910"
  • David Whitaker in household of Stephen Whitaker, "United States Census, 1880"

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