Aaron William Whitaker

1792–1865 (Age 73)
Pulaski, Virginia, United States

The Life of Aaron William

When Aaron William Whitaker was born in 1792, in Pulaski, Virginia, United States, his father, Joseph Whitaker, was 37 and his mother, Obedience " Biddie" Purdue, was 32. He married Margaret Peggy Spence on 11 August 1818, in Wythe, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Oakvale, Mercer, West Virginia, United States in 1865. He died in 1865, in Giles, Virginia, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Aaron William Whitaker
1792–1865
Margaret Peggy Spence
1801–
Marriage: 11 August 1818
William Aaron Whitaker
1819–1903
Nellie Whitaker
1821–
Samuel Whitaker
1825–1850
Andrew Jackson Whitaker
1839–
James Whitaker
1842–1880
Nellie Penelope Whitaker
1836–1915

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 August 1818
Wythe, Virginia, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Whitaker

    Male1755–1838Male

    Obedience " Biddie" Purdue

    Female1760–1838Female

siblings

(10)

    James Harvey Whittaker Sr.

    Male1778–1864Male

    John N. Whittaker

    Male1783–1872Male

    Elizabeth Whitaker

    Female1785–Female

    Joseph Whittaker

    Male1791–1883Male

    Male1792–1865Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 8

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812

Age 20

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Hwit, white, and aecer a field, meaning a white field

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Aaron Whittaker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Aaron Whitteker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Aaron Whitaker in entry for Penelope Johnston, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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