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
Margaret Peggy Spence
Marriage: 11 August 1818
William Aaron Whitaker
Nellie Whitaker
Samuel Whitaker
Andrew Jackson Whitaker
James Whitaker
Nellie Penelope Whitaker

Spouse and Children

11 August 1818
Wythe, Virginia, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Whitaker


    Obedience " Biddie" Purdue




    James Harvey Whittaker Sr.


    John N. Whittaker


    Elizabeth Whitaker


    Joseph Whittaker



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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.

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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