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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Family Time Line

Jesse Whitaker
1808–1891
Caroline Ervin
1812–1881
Alphonsey Whitaker
1832–1832
Sophronia Avaline Whitaker
1833–1923
Andrew Judd Whitaker
1834–1884
Louemma Martha Whitaker
1837–1911
Livonia Whitaker
1839–1918
Adolphus Posey "A.P." Whitaker
1841–1872
Theodore F Whitaker
1844–
Philitus Whitaker
1846–
Davis Swain Whitaker
1849–1934
William L Whitaker
1862–1942
Arron Whitaker
1869–

Sources (2)

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

World Events (8)

1851

Historical Boundaries 1851: Whitfield, Georgia, United States

1863

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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