Born:  circa 1775-1780
Died:  circa 1832-1850 (Morgan Co. or Coweta Co.?) GA
Son of:

Married by 1796 in (NC?) to

Born:  circa 1770-1775
Died:  (after 1830 census)
Daughter of:

2 known children ----------

b: c1796 NC
d: c1858-60 Rusk Co. or Smith Co., TX
m/ John HARDEGREE, c1818 GA (Morgan Co.?)
    (15 Jan 1800 Oglethorpe Co. (now Clarke Co.), GA - 20 Nov 1873 Van Zandt Co., TX)
[ch:  P. J. (male), Ann Eliza JACKSON, T. J. (male), Elizabeth C. PRYOR, William
Daniel, and Hiram Lee]

2)  Elizabeth WHITAKER
b: c1798 NC
d: 20 Aug 1863 Whitesburg, Carroll Co., GA
m/ Joel CULPEPPER, c1821-22 GA (Morgan Co.?)
    (1802 Morgan Co., GA - 1875 Whitesburg, Carroll Co., GA)
[ch:  Emily MUSICK, Tabitha W. GORDON, Hudson W., Susan E. WALKER, Joel A.,
John F., Lucinda I., and Mary Ann WALKER.]

Possible children, males believed to be sons of John and Polly** ----------

...  John WHITAKER, Jr.
b: [was of age by 1817 Tax Digest; possibly born c1801 or earlier depending on the age
at that time in GA when they became eligible to pay poll tax; likely the eldest son
since he was listed first on the tax digests before other possible sons]

...  Daniel WHITAKER
b: c1796 SC
d: (after 1850 census)
m/ Sarah Ann (BOSWELL) HANSON, c1818-20 GA (Morgan Co.?)
    (c1790 SC - )
[step-children:  Thomas, Louise and John H. HANSON]

...  Littleberry WHITAKER
b: 20 May 1807 Morgan Co., GA
d: (after 1870)
m/ Tabitha Cumi NELSON, 8 Jan 1828 Morgan Co., GA
    (1811 GA - )
[ch:  Sarah A. E. SPRADLIN, Thomas H., Martha J., William W., Louisa P. MUSICK,
Talbert/Tolbert B., and Grace Aldora]

...  Pleasant Holoway WHITAKER
b: 4 Aug 1809 Morgan Co., GA
d: 8 Apr 1893 Heard Co., GA
bu:  Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Heard Co., GA
m/ Matilda JOHNSON by 1834
    (24 Oct 1814 - 30 Jun 1873)
[ch:  Christiana, Martha Games HILLY, Jesse J., Daniel W., Pleatus O., infant son,
Narcissa P., Pleasant Holoway II, Susan Alberta, Bartholomew Edgar, Lizzie Beatrice,
and Mary]

...  Thomas WHITAKER

...  Delilah WHITAKER
m/ Martin TOMLIN, 2 Feb 1824 Morgan Co., GA


*The name of John Whitaker's wife was obtained from the biographical sketch written by John F. Culpepper, Sr., son of Elizabeth (Whitaker) Culpepper.  The sketch named his maternal grandparents as "John and Polly Whitaker nee (Holliway)" who were among the early settlers of Coweta Co., GA.  So far this is the only source giving her name.  [Memoirs of Georgia, Vol. I (1895), pp. 417-418.]

**In a letter written by Mary (Whitaker) Hardegree's son Hiram Lee Hardegree for his mother, both residents of Rusk Co., TX, to Elizabeth (Whitaker) Culpepper back in GA in 1855, "brothers" were mentioned, but not named.  Research and sources show that the brothers could be John Jr., Daniel, Littleberry and Pleasant H.
Another source Our Children's Ancestry by Sarah Cantry Whitaker Allen (p. 105) mentioned a letter from Mrs. Clyde F. Hunt of Thomson, GA which stated that "Pleasant Holoway Whitaker had two brothers, Thomas and Berry, and, other brothers and sisters"  Berry is a name usually abbreviated for Littleberry.

Created by Nova A. Lemons on 13 Dec 2000



go back

main page