John Franks Whitney

about 1850–
Hempstead, Arkansas, United States

The Life of John Franks

When John Franks Whitney was born about 1850, in Hempstead, Arkansas, United States, his father, David Whitney, was 47 and his mother, Elizabeth Gant, was 47. He lived in Arkansas, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

David Whitney
1803–1881
Elizabeth Gant
1803–1877
Elizabeth Whitney
1827–1913
John Franks Whitney
1850–
Caroline Whitney
1832–1911
Henry R Whitney
1836–1899
Martha A. Whitney
1843–1928

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1861

Age 11

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.
1863

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 31

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Herefordshire, the etymology of which is uncertain. The second element is Old English ēg ‘island’, ‘piece of higher ground in a low-lying area’; the first appears to be hwītan, which is either the genitive singular of an Old English byname Hwīta (meaning ‘white’), or the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of the adjective hwīt ‘white’.

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

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Sources (1)

  • John A Whitney in household of Anderson Roberson, "United States Census, 1870"

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