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
Eliza Parthena Wells
Marriage: 26 September 1853
Belle McWhorter
Allen W. McWhorter
Miles Wells McWhorter
Ruth Estell McWhorter
Jamie H. McWhorter

Spouse and Children

26 September 1853


    Belle McWhorter


    Allen W. McWhorter


    Miles Wells McWhorter




Parents and Siblings

    Cyrus Alexander McWhorter


    Ruth Calpurnia Estill





    William S. McWhorter


    Brice McWhorter


    Angeline McWhorter



+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.

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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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