Sarah Amanda Whitaker

27 March 1848–22 May 1926 (Age 78)
Andrews, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Sarah Amanda

When Sarah Amanda Whitaker was born on 27 March 1848, in Andrews, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States, her father, Stephen Decatur Whitaker, was 34 and her mother, Leusinda Elizabeth Taylor, was 27. She lived in Cherokee, North Carolina, United States in 1850 and North Carolina, United States for about 56 years. She died on 22 May 1926, in Andrews, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 78.

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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)

1853 · First State Fair

Age 5

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.
1863

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 22

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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)

  • Sarah A Whitaker in household of James Mc Whitaker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Amanda Whitaker in household of Stephen Whitaker, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah Whitaker in household of Stephen Whitaker, "United States Census, 1870"

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