Elinas Logan Whitlock

Brief Life History of Elinas Logan

When Elinas Logan Whitlock was born on 25 December 1835, in Floyd, Virginia, United States, his father, Henry A. Whitlock, was 30 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Graham, was 36. He married Octavia Spangler on 4 November 1858, in Floyd, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 31 March 1917, in Little River District, Floyd, Virginia, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Whitlock Cemetery, Buckingham, Virginia, United States.

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Elinas Logan Whitlock
Octavia Spangler
Marriage: 4 November 1858
Isaac Long Whitlock
Cane L. Whitlock
Rosa Bell Alice Whitlock
Rosabell Alice Whitlock
Elinas Lincoln Whitlock
Sarah Magdaline Whitlock
Ulysses Grant Whitlock
Elijah Freshman Whitlock
Laura Ellen Whitlock
Lillie Dove Whitlock
Mary Elizabeth Catherine Whitlock
Gustavus Arthur Whitlock

Sources (51)

  • Elinas Whitlock, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elinas, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896"
  • Elinus Whitlock, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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.

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning


nickname for someone with white or fair hair, from Middle English whit ‘white’ + lock ‘lock (of hair)’ (Old English loc). Compare Sherlock .

from the Middle English personal name Whitlak (Old English Wihtlāc, from wiht ‘creature’ + lāc ‘sport, game’).

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

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