Amos John Colombus Whitmire

20 January 1849–6 August 1926 (Age 77)
Rabun, Georgia, United States

The Life of Amos John Colombus

When Amos John Colombus Whitmire was born on 20 January 1849, in Rabun, Georgia, United States, his father, William Rolin "Billie" Whitmire, was 26 and his mother, Hannah Rosseta McCurry, was 21. He married Melissa Jayne Williams on 1 August 1867, in Macon, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in District 556, Rabun, Georgia, United States in 1900 and Clayton, Rabun, Georgia, United States in 1920. He died on 6 August 1926, in Walhalla, Oconee, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Georgia, United States.

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Amos John Colombus Whitmire
Melissa Jayne Williams
Marriage: 1 August 1867
Sylvester Whitmire
Jacob Burett Whitmire
Lewis Clinton Whitmire
Lidia Henretta Whitmire
Pollie Louise Whitmire
Elbert Newton Whitmire Sr
Christopher Clingman Whitmire
Rufus Melvin Whitmire
Elizabeth Hannah Whitmire
Stephen Alexander Whitmire

Spouse and Children

1 August 1867
Macon, Georgia, United States


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World Events (8)

1853 · First State Fair

Age 4

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.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 21

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Wittmeyer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John C Whitmire, "United States Census, 1920"
  • J C Whitmire, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John C Whitmire, "United States Census, 1900"

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