Paulina Frances Whitt

6 February 1861–24 May 1918 (Age 57)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Paulina Frances

When Paulina Frances Whitt was born on 6 February 1861, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Jonathan M. Whitt, was 36 and her mother, Nancy Colwell, was 35. She married Thomas Aldridge Sikes on 10 February 1881, in Marshall, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Bedford, Tennessee, United States in 1870 and Justice Precinct 5, Fannin, Texas, United States in 1900. She died on 24 May 1918, in Honey Grove, Fannin, Texas, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Fannin, Texas, United States.

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Thomas Aldridge Sikes
Paulina Frances Whitt
Marriage: 10 February 1881
Bettie Sikes
Minnie Belle Sikes
Anna Lee Sikes
Nancy Tabitha Sikes
Jacob Wilhoit Sikes
Thomas Hutten Sikes
Willie Bryan Sikes
Johnie Benjamin Sikes

Spouse and Children

10 February 1881
Marshall, Tennessee, United States


    Bettie Sikes



    Anna Lee Sikes



    Jacob Wilhoit Sikes


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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 1

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 17

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.

Name Meaning

1 English (Nottingham): variant of White .2 Possibly also an Americanized spelling of German Witt .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Fanny Whit in household of Johnathan Whit, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Fransis Sikes in household of Thomas Sikes, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Palina F Whitt in entry for Minnie Bell Williams, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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