Thomas Morehead Whiteside

Male18 August 1830–20 February 1905

Brief Life History of Thomas Morehead

When Thomas Morehead Whiteside was born on 18 August 1830, in Gaston, North Carolina, United States, his father, Major Whitesides, was 41 and his mother, Elizabeth Servis, was 19. He married Hester Harris about 1854, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Union, Union, South Carolina, United States in 1880 and Elberton, Elbert, Georgia, United States in 1900. He died on 20 February 1905, in Laurens, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Gray Court Cemetery, Laurens, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Morehead Whiteside
Hester Harris
Marriage: about 1854
Calvin Clingman Whiteside
Elizabeth L Whitesides
Beulah Martha Whiteside
Mary Emma Whiteside
James Thomas Whiteside
Corrie F Whiteside
John W. Whiteside

Sources (11)

  • Thos M Whitside, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Thomas M. Whiteside, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Tom Whiteside in entry for Elizabeth L. Sparks, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1854North Carolina, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 2

    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.

    1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

    Age 5

    On August 31, 1835, in Charleston, South Carolina an angry mob takes control over the U-S mail and burns it in public.

    1853 · First State Fair

    Age 23

    The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English white ‘white’ + side ‘side, flank’ (Old English hwīt + sīde), perhaps referring to one who habitually wore white clothes (compare Greenside ). The name may also be habitational, from any of several places called Whiteside in southwestern Scotland and Northumberland, probably named with Old English hwīt ‘white’ + sīde ‘slope, hill’. The surname was very strong in central Lancashire in the late 16th century, and it may also derive from an unidentified place in this area. The name is now common in Ireland (Antrim and Down).

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

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