Philitus Whitaker

Brief Life History of Philitus

When Philitus Whitaker was born on 24 November 1846, in Paulding, Georgia, United States, his father, Jesse Whitaker, was 38 and his mother, Caroline Ervin, was 34. He lived in District 627, Whitfield, Georgia, United States in 1860.

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Jesse Whitaker
Caroline Ervin
Alphonsey Whitaker
Sophronia Avaline Whitaker
Andrew Judd Whitaker
Louemma Martha Whitaker
Livonia Whitaker
Adolphus Posey "A.P." Whitaker
Theodore F Whitaker
Philitus Whitaker
Davis Swain Whitaker
William L Whitaker
Arron Whitaker

Sources (2)

  • Philetus Whitaker in household of Wm T Williams, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ancestry

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries 1851: Whitfield, Georgia, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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 (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Whitacre in Warwickshire or High Whitaker in Lancashire, both of whose names derive from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + æcer ‘field’. The name may also be derived from Wheatacre in Norfolk or Whiteacre in Waltham (Kent), both of which derive from Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ + æcer ‘field’. Compare Whittaker .

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

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