Jeany Whitfield

10 April 1753–
Albemarle Parish, Surry, Virginia, United States

The Life of Jeany

When Jeany Whitfield was born on 10 April 1753, her father, Matthew Whitfield, was 35 and her mother, Ann Johnston, was 33.

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Family Time Line

Matthew Whitfield
1717–1785
Ann Johnston
1720–
Betsy Whitfield
1751–
Jeany Whitfield
1753–
William Whitfield
1757–
Mary Whitfield
1760–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 5

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 23

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 33

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Whitfield, for example in Derbyshire, Kent, Northamptonshire, and Northumberland, named with Old English hwīt ‘white’ + feld ‘open country’, because of their chalky or soil.

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

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  • Jeany Whitfield, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"

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