Ann Whittington

11 March 1824–
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ann

When Ann Whittington was born on 11 March 1824, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Benjamin Whittington, was 42 and her mother, Sarah Darling, was 40.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Whittington
1781–1838
Sarah Darling
1784–
Mary Wittington
1804–
Benjamin J. Whittington
1806–1886
Elizabeth Whittington
1809–
Sarah Whittington
1812–
Joseph Whittington
1815–1894
Ellen Whittington
1817–
Henry Whittington
1819–1913
Ann Whittington
1824–
Thomas Whittington
1827–1909

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World Events (3)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 6

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 39

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of a large number of places called Whittington, for example in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, and Northumberland. The place name could mean ‘Hwīta's settlement’ (Old English Hwītantūn), ‘settlement associated with Hwīta’ (Old English Hwītingtūn), or ‘(at the) white settlement’ (Old English (æt ðǣm) hwītan tūne).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-1999

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