David Lafayette Whitaker

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

The Life Summary 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, Elizabeth Whitaker, was 17. He lived in North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Valley Town Township, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States in 1900. 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
Elizabeth Whitaker
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

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World Events (8)

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 (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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Sources (9)

  • 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 L Whitaker, "North Carolina, Historical Records Survey, Cemetery Inscription Card Index"

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