James Ely Whitfield

27 February 1790–11 April 1858 (Age 68)
Pitt, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James Ely

When James Ely Whitfield was born on 27 February 1790, in Pitt, North Carolina, United States, his father, Alexander Ely Whitfield, was 23 and his mother, Nancy Jane Ingram-Whitfield, was 20. He married Sarah Montgomery Blackman on 16 April 1815, in Jefferson, Jackson, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Mississippi, United States in 1870. He died on 11 April 1858, in Thomas, Georgia, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Grooverville, Brooks, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Ely Whitfield
1790–1858
Sarah Montgomery Blackman
1791–1860
Marriage: 16 April 1815
William H. Whitfield
1816–1820
Frances E. Whitfield
1817–1852
Martha J. Whitfield
1819–1886
Martha Whifield
1819–
Sarah Ann P Whitfield
1821–1893
James A. WHITFIELD
1824–1867
Thomas Blackmon Whitfield
1827–1887
Ann M. Whitfield
1830–1832
Andrew Kilpatrick Whitfield
1832–1907
John H. Whitfield
1835–1863

Spouse and Children

    Male1790–1858Male

    Sarah Montgomery Blackman

    Female1791–1860Female

MARRIAGE
16 April 1815
Jefferson, Jackson, Georgia, United States
children

(10)

    William H. Whitfield

    Male1816–1820Male

    Frances E. Whitfield

    Female1817–1852Female

    Martha J. Whitfield

    Female1819–1886Female

    Martha Whifield

    Female1819–Female

    Sarah Ann P Whitfield

    Female1821–1893Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    Male1790–1858Male

    Elizabeth Whitfield

    Female1793–Female

    John S. Whitfield

    Male1789–1850Male

    Priscilla Whitfield

    Female1800–Female

    Robert Whitfield

    Male1807–1880Male

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1791

Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1792 · Capital City Moved

Age 2

New Bern had been the capital of North Carolina in its early days. In 1792, the capital was moved to Raleigh because it was more the center of the state.
1808

Age 18

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Whitfield, for example in Derbyshire, Kent, Northamptonshire, and Northumberland, named with Old English hwīt ‘white’ + feld ‘open country’, because of their chalky or soil.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James E Whitfield, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James E. Whitfield, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • James Ely Whitfield, "Find A Grave Index"

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