Thomas Morehead Whiteside

18 August 1830–20 February 1905 (Age 74)
Gaston, North Carolina, United States

The Life 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 C Harris about 1854, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pinckney, Union, South Carolina, United States in 1870 and Union, Union, South Carolina, United States in 1880. 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 C 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

Spouse and Children

about 1854
North Carolina, United States


    Calvin Clingman Whiteside


    Elizabeth L Whitesides



    Mary Emma Whiteside


    James Thomas Whiteside


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

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 (Lancashire) and Scottish (also northern Ireland): probably a habitational name from any of various minor places named Whiteside, from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + sīde ‘slope (of a hill)’. Reaney, however, quotes early forms without prepositions and derives the surname from a nickname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Whitesides in household of Jannes C Morris, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas M Whitesides in household of Major Whitesides, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas Whitesides, "United States Census, 1870"

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