Jane A. Dillingham

Femaleabout 1832–1875

Brief Life History 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 38 and her mother, Mary Ann Burleson, was 22. 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 44.

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

Sources (12)

  • Jane Whitteker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jane A Dillingham, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 February 1853Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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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 (Bedfordshire): habitational name, probably from Dullingham in Cambridgeshire, recorded as Dolingeham in 1214 and Dillyngham in 1298, named in Old English as ‘homestead (Old English hām) of the people (-inga-) of Dull(a)’.

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

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