Jane A. Dillingham

about 1832–1875 (Age 43)
Ivy Township, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Jane A.

When Jane A. Dillingham was born about 1832, in Ivy Township, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Absalom Dillingham, was 37 and her mother, Mary Ann Burleson, was 21. She married Thomas Leander Whitaker on 22 February 1853, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1850 and North Carolina, United States in 1870. She died in 1875, at the age of 43.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Leander Whitaker
Jane A. Dillingham
Marriage: 22 February 1853
Mary Ann Whitaker
Margaret Caroline Whitaker
Sarah Louise Whitaker
John R. Whitaker
Gaither Whitaker

Spouse and Children

22 February 1853
Buncombe, North Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Absalom Dillingham





    Mary Ann "Polly" Dillingham



    Margaret M Dillingham


    John Washington Dillingham


    Thomas F. Dillingham


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 14

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name, probably from Dullingham in Cambridgeshire, named in Old English as ‘homestead (Old English hām) of the people (-inga-) of Dull(a)’ (an unattested personal name).

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

Sources (3)

  • Jane Whitteker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jane Whitaker in household of T L Whitaker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Janias A Dillingham in household of Wm Dillingham, "United States Census, 1850"

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