William Henry Whitaker1

Male, #46359, (1736 - 1789)
Father*John Whitaker1 (1694 - 1750)
Mother*Martha Gough1 (c 1694 - )
Birth*1736 He was born in 1736 at Warwick Co., Virginia.1 
Marriagecirca 1750 He married Elizabeth Wiggins circa 1750. William had three wives. The names of his first is unknown; the second was Elizabeth Wiggins, and the third, according to his will, was Mary. It is uncertain by which wife his children were born. It is likely his first wife had but one child, and that Elizabeth Wiggins was the mother of most of his children. Those children were Bythel Whitaker, William Whitaker, Richard Whitaker, Martha Belton Whitaker, Elizabeth Whitaker, Thomas Whitaker, Catherine Baker Whitaker, Robert Whitaker, Margaret Whitaker, Lemuel Lawrence Whitaker, Winnifred Whitaker, Edward Whitaker, and Mary Whitaker. 
Death of Father1750 His father John Whitaker died in 1750 at Warwick Co., Virginia.2 
Relocation*1772 He relocated in 1772 at Camden, Camden District, South Carolina,1 
American Revolution*between 1775 and 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783
(DAR Listing: William Whitaker, born ___ in Virginia, died 1789 in South Carolina, married Mary (Lenoir), and ___ Wiggins, Patriotic Service, South Carolina.)3 
Will*1789 He made a will in 1789.

His will was recorded September 18, 1789, and he must have died before May 19, 1789, when "power to administer oath to executors was granted," these being his sons Thomas and Lemuel, and his nephews, Willis and ?." In a deed to Dudley Whitaker (who was living in 1791), the order of the brothers' names is: Richard, John, William, James, Gough, Robert. But in a letter of Mrs. Sands, a granddaughter of Richard, she gives the names in the following order: John, Robert, Richard. William, Gough, James, Dudley."4 
Death*1789 He died at Camden, Camden District, South Carolina, in 1789.1 
Biography* William's descendants intermarried with the Canteys, Boykins, and Chestnuts, one of them being Mary Boykin Chestnut, noted for her Journal of the Civil War for which she won the Pulitzer prize in 1982.1

 

Family

Elizabeth Wiggins (say 1736 - circa 1806)
Marriagecirca 1750 He married Elizabeth Wiggins circa 1750. William had three wives. The names of his first is unknown; the second was Elizabeth Wiggins, and the third, according to his will, was Mary. It is uncertain by which wife his children were born. It is likely his first wife had but one child, and that Elizabeth Wiggins was the mother of most of his children. Those children were Bythel Whitaker, William Whitaker, Richard Whitaker, Martha Belton Whitaker, Elizabeth Whitaker, Thomas Whitaker, Catherine Baker Whitaker, Robert Whitaker, Margaret Whitaker, Lemuel Lawrence Whitaker, Winnifred Whitaker, Edward Whitaker, and Mary Whitaker. 
Children
Last Edited30 Apr 2012

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    "Wright-Chapman" (DB :585868) Barbara Wright. <e-mail address>
  2. E-mail written 1998-2008 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from William Randle 'Bill' Culpepper (#10088), e-mail address.
    Tree #6019Date of Import: Jan 15, 1998.
  3. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.
  4. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    "Crow/Woodward" (DB :1518063), John Crow. <e-mail address>
  5. Dr. Edward M. Boykin, History of the Boykin Family, 1876.