Willis Richard Whatley Jr

8 May 1802–1875 (Age 72)
Edgefield, South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Willis Richard

When Willis Richard Whatley Jr was born on 8 May 1802, in Edgefield, South Carolina, United States, his father, Willis Whatley, was 36 and his mother, Catherine Kitty Wray, was 20. He married Elizabeth Fletcher Simmons on 28 June 1820, in Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Clarke, Alabama, United States in 1830 and Florida, United States in 1870. He died in 1875, in Taylor, Florida, United States, at the age of 73.

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Willis Richard Whatley Jr
Lucy Catherine Randall
Marriage: about 1847
Charity Elizabeth Whatley
Ryan Whatley
Isabella Whatley
Washington Whatley
Richard Whatley
William Newman Whatley
Lucy Johanna Whatley
lucy whatley brown
George W Whatley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1847Baldwin, Alabama, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    Age 10
    Historical Boundaries: 1812: Clarke, Mississippi Territory, United States 1817: Clarke, Alabama Territory, United States 1819: Clarke, Alabama, United States
    1822 · Slave Rebellion
    Age 20
    "On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."

    Name Meaning

    English (Wiltshire and Somerset): variant of Wheatley . A habitational name from any of various places called with Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’, as for example Whatley in Somerset, Whately in Warwickshire, or any of the places mentioned under Wheatley .

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

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    Sources (10)

    • Willis Whalley, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Willis Robert Whatley in entry for Willis Robert Whatley and Susan Marie Wilkie, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
    • Madison in entry for Charity E. Whatley, "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939"

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