Whitaker W. Guyton

29 May 1806–4 February 1860 (Age 53)
Union, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Whitaker W.

When Whitaker W. Guyton was born on 29 May 1806, in Union, South Carolina, United States, his father, Abraham Guyton, was 41 and his mother, Martha "Patsey" Ellis, was 37. He married Nancy Lavinia Bankhead on 27 November 1834, in Rutherford, Gibson, Tennessee, United States. He died on 4 February 1860, in Moscow, Lamar, Alabama, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in McShan, Pickens, Alabama, United States.

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Whitaker W. Guyton
Nancy Lavinia Bankhead
Marriage: 27 November 1834

Spouse and Children

27 November 1834
Rutherford, Gibson, Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings




    John Ellis Guyton


    Catherine Guyton


    Mary Guyton


    Martha Patsy Guyton


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 6

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 15

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

1 English (Norfolk): possibly a variant of the habitational name Gayton .2 French: from a derivative of the personal name Guy .

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

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  • Rev Whitaker W. Guyton, "Find A Grave Index"

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