James Whitaker Sr.

14 May 1805–23 May 1892 (Age 87)
Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of James

When James Whitaker Sr. was born on 14 May 1805, in Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Whitaker Sr, was 32 and his mother, Mary Polly Canaday, was 32. He married Melinda Fishel on 1 February 1824, in Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Quincy Township, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1840 and Weber, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 23 May 1892, in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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James Whitaker Sr.
Nancy Woodland
Marriage: 16 January 1838
Nancy Malinda Whitaker
James Woodland Whitaker
Leander Jefferson Whitaker
Matilda Jane Whitaker
William Daniel Whitaker
Elizabeth Caroline Whitaker
Celia Marinda Whitaker
John Nelson Whitaker
Hyrum Heber Whitaker
Mary Adelia Whitaker
Jerusha Leanna Whitaker
Henry Marion Whitaker
Marium Henrietta Whitaker

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  • Marriage
    16 January 1838Daviess, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 20
    Historical Boundaries: 1825: Adams, Illinois, United States
    1829 · Missouri State Library
    Age 24
    The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.

    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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    History of James Whitaker and Melinda Fischel

    History of James Whitaker and Melinda Fischel by Lorah J.W. N. Beeks James Whitaker, son of William Whitaker and Mary Canada, was of southern blood, born 14 May 1805 in Buncombe co., North Carolina, …

    Sources (61)

    • James Whitaker in entry for Marium Henrietta Costley, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • James Whittaker, "United States Census, 1850"
    • James M. Whitaker in entry for Henry Marion Whitaker, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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