James Henderson McWhorter

6 August 1823–28 September 1874 (Age 51)
Lawrence, Alabama, United States

The Life of James Henderson

When James Henderson McWhorter was born on 6 August 1823, in Lawrence, Alabama, United States, his father, Cyrus Alexander McWhorter, was 35 and his mother, Ruth Calpurnia Estill, was 28. He married Intha Emeline Gill on 21 November 1844, in Lawrence, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pontotoc, Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States in 1850 and Justice Precinct 1, Ellis, Texas, United States in 1880. He died on 28 September 1874, in Waxahachie, Ellis, Texas, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Waxahachie, Ellis, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Henderson McWhorter
1823–1874
Eliza Parthena Wells
1838–1907
Marriage: 26 September 1853
Belle McWhorter
1860–1913
Allen W. McWhorter
1863–
Miles Wells McWhorter
1868–1912
Ruth Estell McWhorter
1872–1961
Jamie H. McWhorter
1874–1943

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 September 1853
children

(5)

    Belle McWhorter

    Female1860–1913Female

    Allen W. McWhorter

    Male1863–Male

    Miles Wells McWhorter

    Male1868–1912Male

    Female1872–1961Female

    Female1874–1943Female

Parents and Siblings

    Cyrus Alexander McWhorter

    Male1788–1863Male

    Ruth Calpurnia Estill

    Female1795–1871Female

siblings

(14)

    Female1813–1845Female

    William S. McWhorter

    Male1815–1878Male

    Brice McWhorter

    Male1817–1838Male

    Angeline McWhorter

    Female1819–1882Female

    Female1821–1885Female

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1826 · Tuscaloosa Becomes Capital

Age 3

In 1826, the capital of Alabama moved from Cahaba to Tuscaloosa. 
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 21

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

Name Meaning

Variant of Scottish and northern Irish McWhirter .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James McWhorter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Murphey, "United States Census, 1880"
  • J H Mcwhorter in entry for Susan Calpernia Robinsen, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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