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William Whitmire (W6/1.4), son of Stephen Whitmire (W7/1.1) and Mary Porter Whitmire (P7/1.1), was born in 1790 in Pendleton District, South Carolina, according to his military record.  He enlisted in the First Regiment, Mississippi Territory Volunteers in the company of Capt. Charles G. Johnson January 10, 1813 at $8 per month.  His War of 1812 service record notes, "Enlisted in the Regular Service April 22, 1813."

 

He was enlisted in the Eighth Georgia Infantry Regiment August 21, 1813 in a company commanded by Capt. William Chisholm at Ft. Jefferson Barracks near Macon, Georgia. Nine days later he was stationed at Ft. Mims, Alabama at the time of the Ft. Mims Mas­sacre August 30, 1813.  The British agent at Pensacola, Florida offered the Creek In­dians $5 per scalp, and immediately they stormed the fort killing 565 soldiers and their wives and families.  No sentries were posted at the time, and the troops were playing cards and sleeping when the attack came.

 

William Whitmire (W6/1.4), Captain Chisholm, Ensign James McDonald and Captain Patrick Jack, fort commander were among the 35 soldiers who escaped the massacre and joined the forces of Gen. Andrew Jackson at Pensacola.  There he enlisted as a private in the First Regiment, U.S. Volunteers.  His regiment participated in the Battle of Talledega March 9, 1813 and the Battle of Autosse in Alabama November 19, 1813.  He participated in the Battle of Eccawachaca (Holy Ground) December 23, 1813. He was with Gen. Andrew Jackson March 27, 1814 in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, final engagement against the Creek Indians.

 

His regiment participated in the battle against Jean Lafitte's pirate stronghold at Barrataria in Commodore Patterson's land forces September 11, 1814.  It also fought in the Battle of Rigolets December 14, 1814 near Lake Ponchartrain and served under Brig. Gen. J. L. Claiborne in the Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1815.  He was stationed at Ft. Hawkins, Georgia in February 1816, and he was transferred to Ft. Crawford, Al­abama in January 1817.  He was A.W.O.L from Camp Montgomery, Alabama June 30, 1817, perhaps to marry Mary Jernigan (J6/1.1), daughter of John Jernigan (J7/1.1).  The bride was born in Georgia in 1803.  He received his corporal stripes August 15, 1817, but lost them again December 20, 1817 when he was court martialed for playing cards.  On January 1, 1818 he was reduced to ranks.  He was mustered out of the army at Ft. Scott, Georgia August 20, 1818.

 

Carlyle Stewart (S2/1.10), a descendant of Pensacola, Florida, has made a thorough re­search into the life of William Whitmire (W6/1.4), and it is through his courtesy that much of the material on him and his progeny appears in this section.  He wrote:

 

"It has been said by some of William's descendants that he saw Escambia Bay and fell in love with the area where the huge oak trees, covered with Spanish moss, gave a constant shade and cooled by the never-ending southern breezes, vowing to come back there to live when he had finished his military duty.  This may or may not have been true, but we do know that he was with Gen. Andrew Jackson about 1817 when he came to Pensacola, crossing Escambia Bay at the site where William later built his home."

 

He appeared at Nathansville, Alabama in the 1820 census of Conecuh County, Alabama:

 

        "Whitmire, William      white male      over 21

                                white female    under 21

                                white male      under 21"

 

William Whitmire (W6/1.4) received Warrant No. 24,243 for a land grant in White Coun­ty, Arkansas as a veteran of the War of 1812, according to "Arkansas Military Land Grants."  In 1822 he received Warrant No. 11,943 for a land grant in Faulkner County, Arkansas.  There is no evidence that he ever examined the land and probably sold it sight unseen.

 

Overdown Whitmire (W3/1.1), a descendant, inquired about Nathansville with the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  The reply read:

 

"Mr. O. Whitmire

Box 1728

Atlanta 1, Ga.

 

My dear Mr. Whitmire,

 

We found Nathansville, Conecuh County, Alabama on a map of 1865.  It was almost on the border of Florida in the present county of Escambia.  Escambia was cre­ated from Conecuh and Baldwin in 1868.  Nathansville was near Ft. Crawford. The name appears for the last time as a post office in the Postal Guide of 1865."

 

                                                Sincerely yours,

                                                Mrs. Marie B. Owen

                                                Director"

 

William Whitmire (W6/1.4) removed from Alabama about 1829 to Floridatown, Florida, a small community on the north shore of Escambia Bay.

 

Mary Jernigan Whitmire (J6/1.1) was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Escambia County, "in the section of Florida east of Escambia River and the Bay of Pensacola," page 68:

 

        "Whitmire, Mary         white female    30-40

                                white male      10-15

                                white male       5-10

                                white female     5-10

                                white male       0-5

                                white female     0-5"

 

Since William Whitmire (W6/1.4) did not appear in the 1830 census with his household some researchers have assumed that he had died shortly before.  However, he was men­tioned in the will of his father written April 23, 1831 to participate in the proceeds of the sale of seven slaves and to receive a third of his "loose property." A lack of communication possibly prevented his father from knowing of his death.  It is assumed that he died in the early part of 1830 in Escambia County.  He was buried on the bay seashore, and his grave was later washed away by the tide, according to Audrey Helan Murphy Schneider (M2/1.1), a descendant.  Carlyle Stewart (S2/1.10) suggests that he was buried in a small cemetery "at the top of a small hill about one-fourth mile north of Escambia Bay on the east side of the tow [oxwagon road] where Blake and Winnie Jer­nigan were buried."

 

Mary Jernigan Whitmire (J6/1.1) reappeared as the head of a household in the 1840 cen­sus of Escambia County, page 26:

 

        "Whitmire, Mary         white female    30-40   (J6/1.1)

                                white male      20-30   (W5/4.1)

                                white male      15-20   (W5/4.2)

                                white female    15-20   (W5/4.3

                                white female    10-15   (W5/4.5)

                                white female     5-10          ?

                                white male       0-5    (W5/4.6)

                                white male       0-5"   (W5/4.7)

 

The eastern portion of Escambia County was renamed Santa Rosa County in 1842.

 

A relationship developed between Mary Jernigan Whitmire (J6/1.1) and Samuel C. Keyser about this time.  Carlyle Stewart (S2/1.10) wrote, "Some descendants have said that Samuel C. Keyser and Mary Jernigan Whitmire were married sometime after 1849, however no record of marriage has been established, and Mary Jernigan Whitmire used her mar­ried name to her death and lived as the head of household with her children."

 

Bond was posted December 3, 1849 by Mary Jernigan Whitmire (J6/1.1), "widow of William Whitmire deceased and Edmund Whitmire of the County of Santarosa, State of Florida are held and firmly bound unto Henry Whitmire [(W6/1.7)] and Thomas Rogers [(R6/1.1)] at Jefferson, Jackson County, Georgia in the sum of $300 for the true payment of $166.67 for the use and benefit of one William Dixon in the right of his wife, Bersheba, for­merly Bersheba Whitmire as one of the heirs at law of William Whitmire who was a lega­tee under the will of said Stephen Whitmire."   

 

She received an equal sum in her own right as her deceased husband's share of the es­tate of Stephen Whitmire (W7/1.1):

 

"State of Georgia

County of Jackson

 

Received of Henry Whitmire and Thomas Rogers, agents in the distribution of the estate of John Whitmire, late of said county, deceased and who was late execu­tor of Stephen Whitmire of Hall County, deceased, one hundred and sixty-six dollars, 66 2/3 in full of my distributive share as one of the heirs at law of William Whitmire deceased who was a legatee under the will of said Stephen Whitmire deceased.  This 3rd day of December 1849.

 

Attest:                                 Mary (her mark) Whitmire

  J.I. McCulloch

  Alfred Brooks, J.P."

 

At the same time she received an equal amount as attorney-in-fact for her son William Henry Whitmire (W5/4.5). 

 

Mary Jernigan Whitmire (J6/1.1) appeared as the head of Household 235-258 in the 1850 census of Santa Rosa County:

 

        "Whitmire, Mary         47, born in Georgia

                   Elizabeth    10, born in Florida

                   Margaret      7, born in Florida"

 

"Augustus W. Whitmire and Joseph C. Whitmire were not listed in the 1850 census," wrote Carlyle Stewart (S2/1.10).  "This is explained in a letter written August 15, 1852 by Stephen William Whitmire to his brother-in-law and sister, William and Bar­sheba Whitmire Dixon in Bastrop, Texas which states, 'Mr. Keyser has carried the children to the North.'  He carried them presumably to his relatives in Pennsylvania. Stephen's letter also contained the statement, 'Mother has been quite sick for nearly a year.'"

 

In an adjacent location Household 235-255 was composed of "Samuel C. Keyser, 46, born in Pennsylvania" who lived alone.

 

Mary Jernigan Whitmire (J6/1.1) died about 1853, according to Carlyle Stewart (S2/­1.10) who wrote February 8, 1985, "I have not been able to determine if Mary Jernigan Whitmire is buried in Milton Cemetery.  Some of the descendants with whom I talked in the early 1950s seem to think that she was buried there.  Beside her grandson Kim­brough Jameson Whitmire is an old unmarked grave that could be her grave."

 

He continued, "According to Legislative records in Tallahassee in the 6th Session of the House of Representatives on November 22, 1852 W. W. Harrison, state representative of Santa Rosa County announced his intention to present a bill to the House, to wit:

 

Change of names:

 

        Augustus W. Whitmire    to      Augustus W. Keyser

        Joseph C. Whitmire      to      Joseph C. Keyser

        Elizabeth Whitmire      to      Elizabeth Keyser

        Margaret Whitmire       to      Margaret Keyser"

 

Samuel C. Keyser was enumerated as the head of Household 658 in the 1860 census of Santa Rosa County composed of:

 

        "Keyser, Samuel C.      56     

                 Elizabeth      20

                 Margaret       17"

 

Nearby household 655 was composed of:

 

        "Keyser, A. W.          23

                 Minerva        19

                 Jessie          2"

 

The 1870 census of Santa Rosa County, Household 32, showed Samuel C. Keyser with wife Alice Keyser.  Household 33 was composed of Joseph C. Keyser, wife Emma Keyser and son Charles Keyser.

 

Children born to William Whitmire (W6/1.4) and Mary Jernigan Whitmire (J6/1.1) in­clude:

 

        Stephen William Whitmire (W5/4.1)        born in September 1818

        Edmund Joseph Whitmire   (W5/4.2)        born January 19, 1821

        Beersheba Whitmire       (W5/4.3)        born in 1823

        William Henry Whitmire   (W5/4.4)        born in 1828

        Mary A. Whitmire         (W5/4.5)        born May 11, 1830

 

Other children born to Mary Jernigan Whitmire (J6/1.1) include:

 

        Augustus W. Whitmire     (W5/4.6)       born October 26, 1836

        Joseph C. Whitmire       (W5/4.7)       born September 21, 1838

        Elizabeth J. Whitmire    (W5/4.8)       born December 24, 1840

        Margaret Whitmire        (W5/4.9)       born about 1843

 

Stephen William Whitmire (W5/4.1), son of William Whitmire (W6/1.4) and Mary Jernigan Whitmire (J6/1.1), was born in September 1818 in Conecuh County, Alabama.  He was mar­ried in 1841 in Santa Rosa County, Florida to Mary Pauline "Polly" Gibson (G5/1.1), a half-Cherokee who was born in August 1818 in South Carolina.  [Carlyle Stewart (C2/­1.10) shows the marriage date as January 1839.]  In 1852 while a resident of Milton, Florida he wrote a letter to his sister and husband who had removed to Texas:

 

"Milton, Florida

August 15, 1852

 

Mr. William Dixon

Bastrop P. Office, Texas

 

Dear Brother & Sister,

 

I received your letter dated July 5 p. which gave me and family great pleasure to hear that you and your family were well.  And that you can make good crops. Likewise that you have good society and schools.  We are all well at this time. Also all friends and acquaintances as far as I can learn.

 

Mr. Keyser has carried the children to the North.  Mother has been quite sick for nearly a year.  Mr. Isaac Hawkins sends his respects to you and family. John Ringdole is living at Bay Mattatto, and his family has not been very well this summer, only chills and fevers.  Mr. Sterns & Co. are building a steam sawmill on Fisherman's Point.  It will be sawing about Christmas.  I am living at the Hickory Point, also Mr. James R. Lee.  We have a small crop on hand that looks quite well for the chances, but the land won't bring so much to the acre as Texas.

 

I don't believe you are satisfied where you are, and that you had rather be in Florida again.

 

The town of Milton is improving faster than it ever has.  A great many stiff chaps have moved into it which makes it quite flourishing.  There have been some deaths in the county.  Blake Jernigan and wife [Winnie Jernigan], also William H. Johnson and F. A. Ball of Milton died this year.  B. Jernigan and wife died last year.

 

There are eight stores in Milton.  All doing good business.  Also a steam packet running from Milton to Pensacola and Navy Yard daily.

 

Mrs. Lee wishes to know if there is any such a man as Greenbury Haynes living anywhere about your county or town as he is her brother, and you will please write in your answer to this letter if you can find out.

 

I wish to know if you think I can make a fortune in Texas at anything I can do. I think that paper must be scarce in Texas from the size of your letter.  The last babe was a boy, and his name is John Henry.  He is little over a year old. Nothing more at present.

                                        I remain your affectionate Brother,

                                        Stephen Whitmire"

 

He died February 27, 1907, and she died January 17, 1910, according to the research Carlyle Stewart (S2/1.10).  They were buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

Seven children were born to Stephen William Whitmire (W5/4.1) and Mary Pauline "Polly" Gibson Whitmire (G5/1.1), including:

 

        Mary Maria Whitmire             (W4/1.1)        born December 6, 1839

        Susan Whitmire                  (W4/1.2)        born June 14, 1844

        Vashti Whitmire                 (W4/1.3)        born March 1, 1846

        Larkin Lindsey Whitmire         (W4/1.4)        born October 6, 1847

        Margaret "Maggie" Whitmire      (W4/1.5)        born June 20, 1848

        John Henry Whitmire             (W4/1.6)        born April 15, 1851

        Baron DeKalb "Barney" Whitmire  (W4/1.7)        born April 14, 1853

 

Mary Maria Whitmire (W4/1.1), daughter of Stephen William Whitmire (W5/4.1) and Mary Pauline "Polly" Gibson Whitmire (G5/1.1), was born December 6, 1839 in Escambia Coun­ty.  She was married in 1867 in Milton to Levi Coleman Brown (B4/1.1) who was born April 1, 1835 in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.  He died April 17, 1900, and she died March 20, 1937.  Both were buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Lavada Brown            (B3/1.1)        born March 17, 1868

        George M. "Bud" Brown   (B3/1.2)        born in 1872

        Mattie Rayne Brown      (B3/1.3)        born July 20, 1873

 

Lavada Brown (B3/1.1), daughter of Levi Coleman Brown (B4/1.1) and Mary Maria Whitmire Brown (W4/1.1), was born March 17, 1868 in Santa Rosa County.  She was married there March 3, 1889 to Joe E. McCarty (M3/1.1) who was also born in 1868.  He died February 12, 1900, and she died May 23, 1938.  They were buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

George M. "Bud" Brown (B3/1.2), son of Levi Coleman Brown (B4/1.1) and Mary Maria Whitmire Brown (W4/1.1), was born in 1872.  He died unmarried in 1935 and was buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

Mattie Rayne Brown (B3/1.3), daughter of Levi Coleman Brown (B4/1.1) and Mary Maria Whitmire Brown ((W4/1.1), was born July 20, 1873 in Santa Rosa County.  She was mar­ried there December 31, 1893 to John F. Allen (A3/1.1) who was born February 17, 1870.  She died November 10, 1925, and he died August 1, 1944.  They were buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

Susan Whitmire (W4/1.2), daughter of Stephen William Whitmire (W5/4.1) and Mary Pau­line "Polly" Gibson Whitmire (G5/1.1), was born June 14, 1844 in Santa Rosa County. She was married December 23, 1871 in Milton to George Washington Hamilton (H4/1.1), son of George Madison Hamilton (H5/1.1) and Mary A. Whitmire Hamilton (W5/4.5).  He was born in Santa Rosa County July 8, 1848.  She died August 25, 1908, and she died October 20, 1915.  Both were buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Amazon Hamilton         (H4/1.1)        born October 16, 1875

 

Amazon Hamilton (H4/1.1), daughter of George Washington Hamilton (H4/1.1) and Susan Whitmire Hamilton (W4/1.2), was born October 16, 1875 in Santa Rosa County.  She was married there December 20, 1893 to James Clayton Stewart (S4/1.2), son of Andrew Jack­son Stewart (S5/1.1) and Nancy Catherine Hobbs Stewart (H5/1.1).  He was born January 18, 1872 in Oak Grove, Florida and died June 1, 1946.  She died June 24, 1949. They were buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

Vashti Whitmire (W4/1.3), daughter of Stephen William Whitmire (W5/4.1) and Mary Paul­ine "Polly" Gibson Whitmire (G5/1.1), was born March 1, 1846 in Santa Rosa County. She was married in 1868 to Zackery Taylor Jones (J4/1.1) who was born in Virginia March 30, 1850.  He died September 12, 1904, and she died June 14, 1912.  They were buried in Whitmire Cemetery, Ferry Pass, Florida.

 

Children born to Zackery Taylor Jones (J4/1.1) and Vashti Whitmire Jones (W4/1.3) in­clude:

 

        Kirby Ledbetter Jones   (J3/1.1)        born May 18, 1869

        Stephen Judge Jones     (J3/1.2)        born March 13, 1873

        Allie Mae Jones         (J3/1.3)        born December 16, 1875

 

Kirby Ledbetter Jones (J3/1.1), son of Zackery Taylor Jones (J4/1.1) and Vashti Whit­mire Jones (W4/1.3), was born May 18, 1869 in Escambia County, Florida.  He was mar­ried November 20, 1889 in Pensacola to Mary Elizabeth Hoyt (H3/1.1), daughter of John Ludlow Hoyt (H4/1.1) and Frances Elvira Henry Hoyt (H4/1.1).  She was born June 4, 1866.  He died November 11, 1923, and she died November 22, 1928.  They were buried in Whitmire Cemetery, Ferry Pass.

 

Stephen Judge Jones (J3/1.2), son of Zackery Taylor Jones (J4/1.1) and Vashti Whitmire Jones (W4/1.3), was born March 13, 1873 in Escambia County.  He was married there Jan­uary 8, 1899 to Lela Gertrude Nobles (N3/1.1), daughter of William L. Nobles (N4/1.1) and Kittie Roberts Nobles (R4/1.1) who was born March 25, 1873.  He died July 9, 1957, and she died October 27, 1969.  They were buried in Pensacola Memorial Gardens.

 

Allie Mae Jones (J3/1.3), daughter of Zackery Taylor Jones (J4/1.1) and Vashti Whit­mire Jones (W4/1.3), was born December 16, 1875 in Escambia County.  She was married there December 9, 1896 to John Henry Hoyt (H3/1.2), son of John Ludlow Hoyt (H4/1.1) and Frances Elvira Henry Hoyt (H4/1.1).  He was born November 16, 1867.  She died De­cember 28, 1914, and he died March 11, 1931.  They were buried in Whitmire Cemetery, Ferry Pass.

 

Larkin Lindsey Whitmire (W4/1.4), son of Stephen William Whitmire (W5/4.1) and Mary Pauline "Polly" Gibson Whitmire (G5/1.1), was born October 6, 1847 in Santa Rosa Coun­ty.  He was married in 1867 in Santa Rosa County to Nancy Perry (P4/1.1), daughter of Nancy Sullivan Perry (S5/1.1).  She was born April 10, 1849 in Coffee County, Al­abama.  She died March 17, 1893, and he was remarried to Mrs. Sophia Adoline Hamilton Giles (H4/1.1) November 1, 1899.  No children were born to Sophia Adoline Hamilton Giles Whitmire (H4/1.1).  He died November 14, 1925.  They were buried in Milton Ceme­tery.

 

Children born to Larkin Lindsey Whitmire (W4/1.4) and Nancy Perry Whitmire (P4/1.1) include:

 

        Camma Whitmire          (W3/4.1)        born in April 1868

        Stephen Robert Whitmire (W3/4.2)        born September 9, 1870

        William Henry Whitmire  (W3/4.3)        born August 1, 1873

        Mary Hamilton Whitmire  (W3/4.4)        born May 24, 1877

        John Perry Whitmire     (W3/4.5)        born May 22, 1879

        Shelie Oguire Whitmire  (W3/4.6)        born August 3, 1881

        Lucy Whitmire           (W3/4.7)        born May 25, 1885

 

Camma Whitmire (W3/4.1), daughter of Larkin Lindsey Whitmire (W4/1.4) and Nancy Perry Whitmire (P4/1.1), was born in April 1868 in Santa Rosa County.  She was married there February 28, 1897 to William Henry McCombs (M3/1.1) who was born in May 1868.  She died February 5, 1923, and he died December 15, 1925.  They were buried in Milton Cem­etery.

 

Children born to them include:

 

        William Henry McCombs    (M2/1.1)       born May 14, 1898

        Gulliver "Henry" McCombs (M2/1.2)       born December 3, 1899

        Perry McCombs            (M2/1.3)       born November 2, 1901

        Martha Vashti McCombs    (M2/1.4)       born December 6, 1903

        Lark Linton McCombs      (M2/1.5)       born January 29, 1905

        Lestee McCombs           (M2/1.6)       born August 10, 1908

        Edna McCombs             (M2/1.7)       born August 26, 1910

 

William Henry McCombs (M2/1.1), son of William Henry McCombs (M3/1.1) and Camma Whit­mire McCombs (W3/4.1), was born May 14, 1898 in Santa Rosa County.  He died there Ap­ril 14, 1942 unmarried and was buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

Gulliver "Henry" McCombs (M2/1.2), son of William Henry McCombs (M3/1.1) and Camma Whitmire McCombs (W3/4.1), was born December 3, 1899 in Santa Rosa County.  He was married there April 18, 1929 to Alice Irma Conner (C2/1.1), daughter of Wilba Cloud Conner (C3/1.1) and Nora Parker Conner (P3/1.1).  He died November 29, 1980, and she died April 16, 1983.  They were buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

Perry McCombs (M2/1.3), son of William Henry McCombs (M3/1.1) and Camma Whitmire Mc­Combs (W3/4.1), was born November 2, 1901 in Santa Rosa County.  He was married July 3, 1922 in Brewton, Alabama to Inez Fisher (F2/1.1), daughter of H. W. Fisher (F3/­1.1).  He was remarried July 31, 1942 in Milton to Agnes Myrtle Hall (H2/1.1), daugh­ter of Tom Hall (H3/1.1) and Kate Hall, who was born February 26, 1911.

 

Martha Vashti McCombs (M2/1.4), daughter of William Henry McCombs (M3/1.1) and Camma Whitmire McCombs (W3/4.1), was born December 6, 1903 in Santa Rosa County.  She was married there May 18, 1922 to Charles Bruner Jordan (J2/1.1), son of George Washington Jordan (J3/1.1) and Jeffie Lee Thompson Jordan (T3/1.1), who was born February 20, 1898.  She died April 12, 1941, and he died August 8, 1967.  They were buried in Mil­ton Cemetery.

 

Lark Linton McCombs (M2/1.5), son of William Henry McCombs (M3/1.1) and Camma Whitmire McCombs (W3/4.1), was born January 29, 1905 in Santa Rosa County.  He was married there June 13, 1929 to Winnie Irene Jernigan (J2/1.1), daughter of Chaffin Jernigan (J3/1.1) and Maude LePard Jernigan (L3/1.1), who was born January 6, 1908.  He died February 4, 1985 and was buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

Lestee McCombs (M2/1.6), daughter of William Henry McCombs (M3/1.1) and Camma Whitmire McCombs (W3/4.1), was born August 10, 1908 in Santa Rosa County.  She was married Jan­uary 4, 1935 in Jackson County, Florida to Frederick Waymer King (K2/1.1), son of Al­fred Alfonso King (K3/1.1) and Florence Posser King (P3/1.1), who was born October 21, 1901.  She died January 29, 1966, and he died November 11, 1974.  They were buried in Pope Cemetery, Sneads, Florida.

 

Edna McCombs (M2/1.7), daughter of William Henry McCombs (M3/1.1) and Camma Whitmire McCombs (W3/4.1), was born August 26, 1910 in Santa Rosa County.  She was married November 12, 1927 in Milton to Curry Word (W2/1.1).  Following his death she was re­married November 22, 1932 in Milton to Wade Hampton Cobb (C2/1.1), son of Hughs Hamp­ton Cobb (C3/1.1) and Maggie Mae Penton Cobb (P3/1.1).  He died June 5, 1977 and was buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

Stephen Robert Whitmire (W3/4.2), son of Larkin Lindsey Whitmire (W4/1.4) and Nancy Perry Whitmire (P4/1.1), was born September 9, 1870 in Santa Rosa County.  He was mar­ried there May 24, 1896 to Margaret Dell Jones (J3/1.1), daughter of Henry White Jones (J4/1.1) and Mary Eliza Whitmire Jones (W4/2.3), who was born August 13, 1880 in Santa Rosa County.  Margaret Dell Jones Whitmire (J3/1.1) died in 1904, according to a fam­ily report, however "Maggie Jones Whitmire, born August 13, 1880, died June 7, 1963, age 82" was buried in Whitmire Cemetery, Ferry Pass, according to her tombstone there.  Stephen Robert Whitmire (W3/4.2) was remarried April1 16, 1905 to Emme Cawthon (C3/­1.1).  She was born March 20, 1888 in Milton to W. R. Cawthon (C4/1.1) and Molly Rail­igh Cawthon (R4/1.1).  No children were born to either union.  Stephen Robert Whitmire (W3/4.2) and Emme Cawthon Whitmire (C3/1.1) were buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

William Henry Whitmire (W3/4.3), son of Larkin Lindsey Whitmire (W4/1.4) and Nancy Perry Whitmire (P4/1.1), was born August 1, 1873 in Santa Rosa County.  He was married there March 7, 1895 to Katie Marquardt (M3/1.1) who was born October 20, 1878.  He died February 7, 1948.  Katie Marquardt Whitmire (M3/1.1) died January 30, 1970.  They were buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Velia Barnes Whitmire      (W2/3.1)     born December 9, 1895

        Nancy Perry Whitmire       (W2/3.2)     born July 19, 1898

        George Marquardt Whitmire  (W2/3.3)     born November 25, 1902

        Clara Whitmire             (W2/3.4)     born September 8, 1906

        Henry Ervin Whitmire       (W2/3.5)     born August 23, 1910

 

Velia Barnes Whitmire (W2/3.1), daughter of William Henry Whitmire (W3/4.3) and Katie Marquardt Whitmire (M3/1.1), was born December 9, 1895 in Santa Rosa County.  She was married in Washington County, Florida January 14, 1939 to Alfred Betterton (B2/1.1), son of John Thomas Betterton (B3/1.1) and Anna Crain Betterton (C3/1.1), who was born September 2, 1886 in Alabama.  He died May 13, 1981 and was buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

Nancy Perry Whitmire (W2/3.2), daughter of William Henry Whitmire (W3/4.3) and Katie Marquardt Whitmire (M3/1.1), was born July 19, 1898 in Santa Rosa County.  She was married there March 25, 1919 to James Arthur Park (P2/1.1), son of Clayton John Park (P3/1.1) and Mary McNicol Park (M3/1.1), who was born in Trinidad, Colorado.  He died December 22, 1974 and was buried in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Ft. Worth, Texas.

 

George Marquardt Whitmire (W2/3.3), son of William Henry Whitmire (W3/4.3) and Katie Marquardt Whitmire (M3/1.1), was born November 25, 1902 in Santa Rosa County.  He was married July 1, 1928 in Tift County, Georgia to Lucille Ford (F2/1.1), daughter of Mitche Ugene Ford (F3/1.1) and Lulu Hunter Ford (H3/1.1), who was born there April 8, 1907.  Children born to George Marquardt Whitmire (W2/3.3) and Lucille Ford Whitmire (F2/1.1) are unknown.

 

Clara Whitmire (W2/3.4), daughter of William Henry Whitmire (W3/4.3) and Katie Mar­quardt Whitmire (M3/1.1), was born September 8, 1906 in Santa Rosa County.  She was married there to Bertelle Oveida Jernigan (J2/1.2), son of Curtis Jernigan (J3/1.1) and Martha Elizabeth Webb Jernigan (W3/1.1), who was born October 27, 1903.  He died December 3, 1982 and was buried in Elizabeth Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

Henry Ervin Whitmire (W2/3.5), son of William Henry Whitmire (W3/4.3) and Katie Mar­quardt Whitmire (M3/1.1), was born August 23, 1910 in Santa Rosa County.  He was mar­ried February 21, 1937 in Liberty County, Florida to Irene Halstead (H2/1.1), daughter of Ivey Halstead (H3/1.1) and Maiden Minnie Dykes Halstead (D3/1.1).  He was married November 12, 1956 in Decatur County, Georgia to Myrtice Wilson (W2/1.1), daughter of John Warren Wilson (W3/1.1) and Minnie Lee Everitte Wilson (E3/1.1), who was born March 18, 1910 in Andalusia, Alabama.  No children were born to Henry Ervin Whitmire (W2/3.5), Irene Halstead Whitmire (H2/1.1) and Myrtice Wilson Whitmire (W2/1.1).

 

Mary Hamilton Whitmire (W3/4.4), daughter of Larkin Lindsey Whitmire (W4/1.4) and Nancy Perry Whitmire (P4/1.1), was born May 24, 1877 in Santa Rosa County.  She was married there October 25, 1899 to Samuel Louis Keyser (K4/1.1), son of Augustus W. [Whitmire] Keyser (W5/4.6) and Minerva Cotton Keyser (C5/1.1), who was born November 10, 1872.  He died March 21, 1951, and she died January 9, 1968.  They were buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

Children born to Samuel Louis Keyser (K4/1.1) and Mary Hamilton Whitmire Keyser (W3/4.4) include:

 

        Sherwood Keyser         (K3/1.1)        born February 9, 1901

        Newman Louis Keyser     (K3/1.2)        born March 5, 1904

        Julian Keyser           (K3/1.3)        born May 8, 1908

        Mary Louise Keyser      (K3/1.4)        born July 6, 1916

 

Sherwood Keyser (K3/1.1), son of Samuel Louis Keyser (K4/1.1) and Mary Hamilton Whit­mire Keyser (W3/4.4), was born February 9, 1901 in Santa Rosa County.  He was married there December 22, 1923 in Milton to Bertha Sampley (S3/1.2), daughter of David Jessie Sampley (S4/1.1) and Ella Eugenia Hawkins Sampley (H4/1.1), who was born January 10, 1901 in Ft. Deposit, Alabama.  She died March 14, 1972 and was buried in Strickland Cemetery in Santa Rosa County.

 

Newman Louis Keyser (K3/1.2), son of Samuel Louis Keyser (K4/1.1) and Mary Hamilton Whitmire Keyser (W3/4.4), was born March 5, 1904 in Santa Rosa County.  He was married there September 23, 1923 to Susie Inez Martin (M3/1.1), daughter of John Martin (M4/­1.1) and Mamie Sampley Martin (S4/1.2), who was born September 15, 1900 in Ft. Depos­it.  She died May 14, 1936, and he was married six other times.  He died January 4, 1969 and was buried in Milton Cemetery beside his first wife.

 

Julian Keyser (K3/1.3), son of Samuel Louis Keyser (K4/1.1) and Mary Hamilton Whitmire Keyser (W3/4.4), was born May 8, 1908 in Santa Rosa County.  He was married April 24, 1942 to Opal English (E3/1.1), daughter of Wiley English (E4/1.1) and Ella English, who was born March 17, 1912 in Monroe County, Alabama. 

 

Mary Louise Keyser (K3/1.4), daughter of Samuel Louis Keyser (K4/1.1) and Mary Hamil­ton Whitmire Keyser (W3/4.4), was born July 6, 1916 in Santa Rosa County.  She was married there April 24, 1932 to James Durwood Williams (W3/1.1), son of John Williams (W4/1.1) and Tertia Williams, who was born in Franklin County, Florida December 21, 1911.  He died March 26, 1974, and she was remarried July 10, 1976 in Okaloosa County, Florida to Doyle Lee Creel (C3/1.1), son of Henley Elijah Creel (C4/1.1) and Lelia D. Creel, who was born April 25, 1916 in Franklin County, Alabama.

 

John Perry Whitmire (W3/4.5), son of Larkin Lindsey Whitmire (W4/1.4) and Nancy Perry Whitmire (P4/1.1), was born May 22, 1879 in Santa Rosa County.  He was married there August 9, 1905 to Iva Belle Hamilton (H3/1.1), daughter of Edward Milton Hamilton (H4/1.1) and Rosa Lee Vaughn Hamilton (V4/1.1), who was born there April 1, 1889.  He died November 26, 1958, and she died September 18, 1964.  John Perry Whitmire (W3/4.5) and Iva Belle Hamilton Whitmire (H3/1.1) were buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Mabel Clair Whitmire    (W2/5.1)        born September 8, 1907

        Iris Alma Whitmire      (W2/5.2)        born August 29, 1910

        Edward Perry Whitmire   (W2/5.3)        born September 13, 1913

        Alta Lucille Whitmire   (W2/5.4)        born December 15, 1915

        Rufus Aloquins Whitmire (W2/5.5)        born December 29, 1919

 

Mabel Clair Whitmire (W2/5.1), daughter of John Perry Whitmire (W3/4.5) and Iva Belle Hamilton Whitmire (H3/1.1), was born September 8, 1907 in Santa Rosa County.  She was married there April 5, 1928 to Sherman Edward Lewis (L2/1.1), son of Gus Lewis (L3/­1.1) and Mary Bonifay Lewis (B3/1.1), who was born October 28, 1902 at Bagdad, Flori­da.

 

Iris Alma Whitmire (W2/5.2), daughter of John Perry Whitmire (W3/4.5) and Iva Belle Hamilton Whitmire (H3/1.1), was born August 29, 1910 in Santa Rosa County.  She was married October 10, 1931 in Dothan, Alabama to Stephen Baird Chambers (C2/1.1), son of Fowler Chambers (C3/1.1) and Lucille Chambers, who was born January 29, 1911 in Hous­ton County, Alabama.  He died March 30, 1954 and was buried in Cedar Hills Cemetery in Bessemer, Alabama.

 

Edward Perry Whitmire (W2/5.3), son of John Perry Whitmire (W3/4.5) and Iva Belle Hamilton Whitmire (H3/1.1), was born September 13, 1913 in Santa Rosa County.  He was married there July 3, 1936 to Elsie Foxworth Armistead (F2/1.1), daughter of John Fox­worth (F3/1.1) and Susie Warick Foxworth (W3/1.1), who was born June 29. 1902.  He died February 3, 1969 and was buried in Milton Cemetery.  Children born to Edward Perry Whitmire (W2/5.3) and Elsie Foxworth Armistead Whitmire (F2/1.1) are unknown.

 

Alta Lucille Whitmire (W2/5.4), daughter of John Perry Whitmire (W3/4.5) and Iva Belle Hamilton Whitmire (H3/1.1), was born December 15, 1915 in Santa Rosa County.  She died unmarried October 29, 1983 and was buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

Rufus Aloquins Whitmire (W2/5.5), son of John Perry Whitmire (W3/4.5) and Iva Belle Hamilton Whitmire (H3/1.1), was born December 29, 1919 in Santa Rosa County and, un­married, continued to live there in 1985.

 

Shelie O'Guire Whitmire (W3/4.6), daughter of Larkin Lindsey Whitmire (W4/1.4) and Nancy Perry Whitmire (P4/1.1), was born August 3, 1881 in Santa Rosa County.  She was married there December 7, 1898 to William Augustus Stewart (S3/1.1), son of Andrew Jackson Stewart (S4/1.1) and Nancy Catherine Hobbs Stewart (H4/1.1) who was born De­cember 30, 1868 in a Okaloosa County, Florida.  He died August 27, 1935, and she died May 18, 1965.  They were buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Mary Oneda Stewart          (S2/1.1)    born January 12, 1900

        Nancy Frazier Stewart       (S2/1.2)    born October 4, 1901

        Susie Stewart               (S2/1.3)    born November 2, 1903

        William Maxwell Stewart     (S2/1.4)    born February 9, 1905

         (daughter)                 (S2/1.5)    born in 1907

        Lester Stewart              (S2/1.6)    born September 22, 1909

        Ola Belle Stewart           (S2/1.7)    born December 23, 1912

        Eva Shirley Stewart         (S2/1.8)    born August 20, 1914

        Jack Holley Stewart         (S2/1.9)    born August 19, 1916

        Carlyle Stewart             (S2/1.10)   born November 6, 1918

        Marguerite Augusta Stewart  (S2/1.11)   Born March 12, 1923

 

Mary Oneda Stewart (S2/1.1), daughter of William Augustus Stewart (S3/1.1) and Shelie O'Guire Whitmire Stewart (W3/4.6), was born January 12, 1900 in Bagdad, Florida.  She died June 14, 1901 at Pace, Florida and was buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

Nancy Frazier Stewart (S2/1.2), daughter of William Augustus Stewart (S3/1.1) and She­lie O'Guire Whitmire Stewart (W3/4.6), was born October 4, 1901 at Pace.  She was mar­ried at Milton May 23, 1925 to Aubrey Lindsay (L2/1.1), son of James Aubrey Lindsay (L3/1.1) and Isabelle Edker Lindsey (E3/1.1), who was born March 26, 1905.  He died June 14, 1939 in Gulf County, Florida, and she died August 3, 1947 in Pensacola.  They were buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

Susie Stewart (S2/1.3), daughter of William Augustus Stewart (S3/1.1) and Shelie O'Guire Whitmire Stewart (W3/4.6), was born November 2, 1903 at Pace.  She was married at Milton June 29, 1923 to George Dewey West (W2/1.1), son of Leonard Franklin West (W3/1.1) and Frances Elizabeth McArthur West (M3/1.1), who was born July 31, 1897 in Santa Rosa County.  He died in October 1948 and is buried in West Cemetery, Allentown, Florida.

 

William Maxwell Stewart (S2/1.4), son of William Augustus Stewart (S3/1.1) and Shelie O'Guire Whitmire Stewart (S3/4.6), was born February 9, 1905 at Pace.  He was married June 26, 1926 at Milton to Agness Kehoe Penton (P2/1.1), daughter of Joseph Penton (P3/1.1) and Ida Nobles Penton (N3/1.1), who was born March 4, 1908.  She died July 7, 1933 and was buried in Serenity Gardens, Milton.  He was remarried August 24, 1936 to Gladys Malloy (M2/1.1), daughter of Lelia Malloy, who was born June 15, 1915 at Mun­son, Florida.  He died February 6, 1983 and was buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

A daughter, (S2/1.5), was born to William Augustus Stewart (S3/1.1) and Shelie O'Guire Whitmire Stewart (S3/4.6), was born and died in 1907.

 

Lester Stewart (S2/1.6), daughter of William Augustus Stewart (S3/1.1) and Shelie O'Guire Whitmire Stewart (S3/4.6), was born September 22, 1909 at Pace.  She was mar­ried in Milton to Henry Wade Cox (C2/1.1), son of James E. Cox (C3/1.1) and Ida Jo­sephine Kelly Cox (K3/1.1), who was born in January 10, 1900.  He died April 27, 1967 and was buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

Ola Belle Stewart (S2/1.7), daughter of William Augustus Stewart (S3/1.1) and Shelie O'Guire Whitmire Stewart (S3/4.6), was born December 23, 1912 at Pace.  She was mar­ried in Milton January 5, 1934 to William Joseph Grubbs (G2/1.1), son of William A. Grubbs (G3/1.1) and Lavinia Babb Grubbs (B3/1.1), who was born September 14, 1904.  He died July 1, 1967 and was buried in Pensacola Memorial Gardens.

 

Eva Shirley Stewart (S2/1.8), daughter of William Augustus Stewart (S3/1.1) and Shelie O'Guire Whitmire Stewart (S3/4.6), was born August 20, 1914 at Pace.  She was married in Milton December 19, 1936 to Benjamin Huey McWaters (M2/1.1), son of Benjamin Frank­lin McWaters (M3/1.1) and Evie Fuller McWaters (F3/1.1), who was born December 13, 1913 in Coffee County, Alabama.

 

Jack Holley Stewart (S2/1.9), son of William Augustus Stewart (S3/1.1) and Shelie O'Guire Whitmire Stewart (S3/4.6), was born August 19, 1916 at Pace.  He was married at Milton November 26, 1937 to Pansy Grubbs (G2/1.2), daughter of William A. Grubbs (G3/1.1) and Lavinia Babb Grubbs (B3/1.1), who was born February 7, 1917.  Following a divorce he was remarried in Pensacola April 8, 1960 to Evelyn Grace Roberts (R2/1.1), daughter of Willie Joshua Roberts (R3/1.1) and Goldie Artena Roberts, who was born September 16, 1921.

 

Carlyle Stewart (S2/1.10), son of William Augustus Stewart (S3/1.1) and Shelie O'Guire Whitmire Stewart (S3/4.6), was born November 6, 1918 in Pace.  He was married June 23, 1942 in Pensacola to Maggie May Watson (W2/1.1), daughter of James Kader Watson (W3/­1.1) and Samantha Emaline Kemp Watson (K3/1.1), who was born September 3, 1917 in Jay, Florida.  He was retired from Civil Service employment with the U.S. Navy in Pen­sacola and continued there in 1985.

 

He continued to consult in June 1984 with Overdown Whitmire (W3/1.1) then in his 96th year, in compiling and confirming data on the Whitmire family history.  His research showed great attention to documentation and authentication.  Future historians will be greatly indebted to Carlyle Stewart (C2/1.10) for his work in researching and preserv­ing Whitmiriana.

 

Marguerite Augusta Stewart (S2/1.11), daughter of William Augustus Stewart (S3/1.1) and Shelie O'Guire Whitmire Stewart (S3/4.6), was born March 11, 1923 at Pace.  She was married February 15, 1942 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Oscar Lafayette Watson (W2/1.2), son of James Kader Watson (W3/1.1) and Samantha Emaline Kemp Watson (K3/1.1), who was born May 22, 1919 in Santa Rosa County.

 

Lucy Whitmire (W3/4.7), daughter of Larkin Lindsey Whitmire (W4/1.4) and Nancy Perry Whitmire (P4/1.1), was born May 25, 1885 in Santa Rosa County.  She was married there November 6, 1907 to Emory Ebon Lane (L3/1.1), son of Smith Jones Lane (L4/1.1) and Hattie Duval Lane (D4/1.1).  He was born September 28, 1887 in Santa Rosa County and died there January 29, 1941.  She died there October 3, 1971.  They were buried in St. John's Cemetery, Pensacola.

 

Margaret "Maggie" Whitmire (W4/1.5), daughter of Stephen William Whitmire (W5/4.1) and Mary Pauline "Polly" Gibson Whitmire (G5/1.1), was born June 20, 1848 in Santa Rosa County.  She was married in 1867 in Santa Rosa County to Silas Jernigan, Jr, (J4/1.1), son of Silas Jernigan (J5/1.1) and Anna Claricy Coleman Jernigan (C5/1.1).  He was born October 10, 1846 in Santa Rosa County.  He died June 5, 1922, and she died June 5, 1922.  They were buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

Ten children were born to them:

 

        Putnam Jernigan          (J3/1.1)       born December 22, 1868

        James Raymond Jernigan   (J3/1.2)       born October 14, 1872

        Charles Sowell Jernigan  (J3/1.3)       born June 21, 1874

        Seth Murphy Jernigan     (J3/1.4)       born April 27, 1876

        Frank Wilson Jernigan    (J3/1.5)       born August 10, 1878

        Mary Louise Jernigan     (J3/1.6)       born March 8, 1880

        Silas Jernigan III       (J3/1.7)       born June 17, 1882

        Sanford Jernigan         (J3/1.8)       born in 1883

        Margaret Vashti Jernigan (J3/1.9)       born October 7, 1888

        Myra Jernigan            (J3/1.10)      born February 10, 1889

 

Putnam Jernigan (J3/1.1), son of Silas Jernigan, Jr. (J4/1.1) and Margaret "Maggie" Whitmire Jernigan (W4/1.5), was born December 22, 1868 in Santa Rosa County.  He died there unmarried August 17, 1955 and was buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

James Raymond Jernigan (J3/1.2), son of Silas Jernigan, Jr. (J4/1.1) and Margaret "Maggie" Whitmire Jernigan (W4/1.5), was born October 14, 1872 in Santa Rosa County. He was married there February 16, 1902 in Milton to Mary E. Jernigan (J3/1.1), daugh­ter of Curtis Jernigan (J4/1.1) and Martha Elizabeth Webb Jernigan (W4/1.1).  She was born October 26, 1876 in Santa Rosa County.  He died April 9, 1957, and she died Jan­uary 27, 1976 at the age of 99.  They were buried in Elizabeth Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery. 

 

Charles Sowell Jernigan (J3/1.3), son of Silas Jernigan, Jr. (J4/1.1) and Margaret "Maggie" Whitmire Jernigan (W4/1.5), was born June 21, 1874 in Santa Rosa County.  He was married February 28, 1911 in Pensacola to Janie Victoria Ware (W3/1.1), daughter of William Ware (W4/1.1) and Sarah Frances Ware, who was born February 22, 1884.  He died November 13, 1960, and she died February 4, 1969.  They were buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

Seth Murphy Jernigan (J3/1.4), son of Silas Jernigan, Jr. (J4/1.1) and Margaret "Mag­gie" Whitmire Jernigan (W4/1.5), was born April 27, 1876 in Santa Rosa County.  He was married there May 21, 1923 to Elsie Hendricks (H3/1.1), daughter of Oliver Hen­dricks (H4/1.1) and Emma Ellis Hendricks (E4/1.1), who was born July 24, 1899 in Blount Coun­ty, Alabama.  She died January 19, 1950, and he died November 23, 1958. They were bur­ied in Milton Cemetery.

 

Frank Wilson Jernigan (J3/1.5), son of Silas Jernigan, Jr. (J4/1.1) and Margaret "Mag­gie" Whitmire Jernigan (W4/1.5), was born August 10, 1878.  He was married there Sep­tember 6, 1908 to Trissie McCarty (M3/1.1), daughter of Joe E. McCarty (M4/1.1) and Lavada Brown McCarty (B4/1.1).  She was born in August 1891.  He was remarried Febru­ary 14, 1921 in Milton to Annie Jernigan (J3/1.1), daughter of James E. Jernigan (J4/­1.1) and Mattie I. Giddens Jernigan (G4/1.1), who was born April 1, 1902 in Santa Rosa.

 

Mary Louise Jernigan (J3/1.6), daughter of Silas Jernigan, Jr. (J4/1.1) and Margaret "Maggie" Whitmire Jernigan (W4/1.5), was born March 8, 1880 in Santa Rosa County.  She was married there October 5, 1904 to William McNeil Hall (H3/1.1) who was born May 25, 1873 in Autauga County, Alabama.  He died November 11, 1940, and she died January 10, 1968.  They were buried in Palm Beach County, Florida.

 

Silas Jernigan III (J3/1.7), son of Silas Jernigan, Jr. (J4/1.1) and Margaret "Maggie" Whitmire Jernigan (W4/1.5), was born June 17, 1882 in Santa Rosa County.  He was mar­ried there June 16, 1909 to Addie Lee Emfinger (E3/1.1), daughter of Madison Emfinger (E4/1.1) and Mary A. Emfinger, who was born April 13, 1888.  He died January 10, 1963, and she died March 19, 1981.  They were buried in Elizabeth Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

Sanford Jernigan (J3/1.8), son of Silas Jernigan, Jr. (J4/1.1) and Margaret "Maggie" Whitmire Jernigan (W4/1.5), was born in 1883 in Santa Rosa County.  He was married there June 18, 1915 to Gertrude Spears (S3/1.1), daughter of James Spears (S4/1.1) and Frances Wheeler Spears (W4/1.1), who was born in 1888.  She died in 1953, and he died in 1960.  They were buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

Margaret Vashti Jernigan (J3/1.9), daughter of Silas Jernigan, Jr. (J4/1.1) and Mar­garet "Maggie" Whitmire Jernigan (W4/1.5), was born October 7, 1888 in Santa Rosa County.  She was married there November 9, 1916 to Lloyd E. Wheat (W3/1.1), son of Calvin Major Wheat (W4/1.1) and Ugenia DeRocheblaze Wheat (D4/1.1), who was born Jan­uary 16, 1892.  She died March 26, 1967, and he died January 23, 1983.  They were buried in Pensacola Memorial Gardens.

 

Myra Jernigan (J3/1.10), daughter of Silas Jernigan, Jr. (J4/1.1) and Margaret "Mag­gie" Whitmire Jernigan (J3/1.9), daughter of Silas Jernigan, Jr. (J4/1.1) and Mar­garet "Maggie" Whitmire Jernigan (W4/1.5), was born February 10, 1889 in Milton. She was married there February 11, 1912 to William D. McArthur (M3/1.1), son of William F. McArthur (M4/1.1 and Ella O. McArthur, who was born October 20, 1889 in Santa Rosa County.  He died September 15, 1946, and she died December 27, 1979.

 

John Henry Whitmire (H4/1.6), son of Stephen William Whitmire (W5/4.1) and Mary Paul­ine "Polly" Gibson Whitmire (G5/1.1), was born April 15, 1851 at Milton.  He was mar­ried August 19, 1914 in Santa Rosa County to Florence Sullivan (S4/1.1), daughter of John H. Sullivan (S5/1.1) and Catherine Thompson Sullivan (T5/1.1).  She was born July 8, 1872 in Santa Rosa County.  He died February 18, 1933, and she died August 7, 1960.  They were buried in Milton Cemetery.  No children were,born to John Henry Whit­mire (H4/1.6) and Florence Sullivan Whitmire (S4/1.1).

 

Baron DeKalb "Barney" Whitmire (W4/1.7), son of Stephen Whitmire (W5/4.1) and Mary Pauline "Polly" Gibson Whitmire (G5/1.1), was born April 4, 1853 at Milton and named for the Prussian hero.  He was married January 9, 1887 to Mary Lillian "Mollie" Mc­Sween (S4/1.1), according to Santa Rosa County Marriage Book 1, page 30.  She, the daughter of Daniel G. McSween (S5/1.1) and Elizabeth McSween, was born August 29, 1866 in Walton County, Florida and died November 25, 1911.  He was a tax collector, a rancher and a farmer.  He died August 4, 1954, according to "Gillis Family in the South" by Clayton M. Metcalf.  They were buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

Three children were born to them:

 

        Overdown Whitmire           (W3/1.1)        born January 3, 1888

        Elizabeth Clyde Whitmire    (W3/1.2)        born February 3, 1890

        William Alexander Whitmire  (W3/1.3)        born December 31, 1892

 

Overdown Whitmire (W3/1.1), son of Baron DeKalb "Barney" Whitmire (W4/1.1) and Mary Lillian "Mollie" McSween Whitmire (M4/1.1), was born January 3, 1888 at Milton.  He was graduated in 1910 from the University of Tennessee.  He was married August 18, 1919 in Smyrna, Georgia to Flora Marie Crowe (C3/1.1).  She was born in Atlanta July 5, 1888, the daughter of Dr. Walter A. Crowe (C4/1.1) and Mary Lyons Crowe (L4/1.1). She was graduated from Angus Scott College in 1910.  He retired in 1950 from Western Electric Company.  She died September 28, 1981 and was buried in Milton Cemetery.  In 1985 he, at the age of 97, having lost his sight, lived in Wesley Manor, a nursing home in Jacksonville, Florida.

 

Children born to Overdown Whitmire (W3/1.1) and Flora Marie Crowe Whitmire (C3/1.1) include:

 

        Mary McSween Whitmire       (W2/1.1)        March 15, 1921

 

Mary McSween Whitmire (W2/1.1), daughter of Overdown Whitmire (W3/1.1) and Flora Marie Crowe Whitmire (C3/1.1) was born in Atlanta March 15, 1921.  She was married June 11, 1943 in Atlanta to Dr. Robert Channing Wheeler (W2/1.1), son of Ralph Airy Wheeler (W3/1.1) and Mirium McPhale Wheeler (M3/1.1), who was born January 2, 1920 in Water­bury, Connecticut.  They lived in New York City. Following a divorce she was remarried to Hugh E. Brown (B2/1.1) and in 1985 lived in Old Greenwich, Connecticut.

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Gail Wheeler                 (W1/1.1)   born November 23, 1945

        Susan Wheeler                (W1/1.2)   born January 19, 1947

        Martha Wheeler               (W1/1.3)   born May 31, 1950

        Robert Channing Wheeler, Jr. (W1/1.4)   born March 4, 1952

 

Elizabeth Clyde Whitmire (W3/1.2), daughter of Baron DeKalb "Barney" Whitmire (W4/1.1) and Mary Lillian "Mollie" McSween Whitmire (M4/1.1), was born February 3, 1890 in San­ta Rosa County.  She was married June 10, 1918 in Greensboro, Alabama to Henry Tutwi­ler Meriwether (M3/1.1), who was born January 5, 1879 in Montgomery County, Tennessee.  He was the son of Charles Nichols Meriwether (M4/1.1) and Catherine Tutwiler Meri­wether (T4/1.1).  He died May 23, 1972 in Clarksville, Tennessee, and she was remar­ried November 26, 1972 to Leonidas Rosser Littleton (L3/1.1), son of Jesse Talbert Littleton (L4/1.1).  He died January 16, 1982 in Roanoke, Virginia and was buried in Emory Cemetery, Emory, Virginia.  In 1985 she lived in San Antonio, Texas with her son, Dr. William Alexander Meriwether (W2/1.2).

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Henry Tutwiler Meriwether, Jr.  (W2/1.1)        born January 1, 1921

        William Alexander Meriwether    (W2/1.2)        born March 5, 1923

 

William Alexander Whitmire (W3/1.3), son of Baron DeKalb "Barney" Whitmire (W4/1.1) and Mary Lillian McSween Whitmire (M4/1.1) was born December 31, 1892 in Santa Rosa County.  He was married there December 19, 1954 to Leslie Ray Robinson (R3/1.1), daughter of Thomas R. Robinson (R4/1.1) and Alice Clara Allen Robinson (A4/1.1).  She was born September 14, 1898.  He was a mechanical engineer, and she was a teacher.  He died May 6, 1977, and she died April 20, 1980.  Both are buried in Milton Cemetery. No children were born to William Alexander Whitmire (W3/1.3) and Lerlie Ray Robinson Whitmire (R3/1.1).

 

Edmund Joseph Whitmire (W5/4.2), son of William Whitmire (W6/1.4) and Mary Jernigan Whitmire (J6/1.1), was born January 19, 1821 in Conecuh County, Alabama.  In 1841 he made an inquiry regarding the estate of his grandfather Stephen Whitmire (W7/1.1). Ac­cording to Escambia County, Alabama Marriage Book A, page 140, he was married January 28, 1842 to Mary Ann Jameson (J5/1.1) who was born November 26, 1820 in Georgia.  She was the daughter of Nathaniel Alston Jameson (J6/1.1) and Eliza Andrews Jameson (A6/­1.1). 

 

In 1845 he received a reply to his inquiry about his grandfather:

 

"Jefferson, Georgia

February 18, 1845

 

Mr. Edmund Whitmire

Nathansville, Conecuh Co, Alabama

 

Sir:

 

About the last of the year 1841 I received a letter from you inquiring after John  Henry Whitmire or rather asking some information in regard to the estate of their father.  Their father died in the Cherokee Nation and owing to that I could not find what amount of property the old man had nor any record or inven­tory of his estate in this county.  A few days ago I accidentally learned that John administered on his Father's estate and divided the property among the Heirs that were in this country.  The old man's name was Stephen, and I am now pursuing a course to find out what estate Stephen Whitmire had and from what I have already heard he was worth perhaps $2,500 or $3,000--and the share of each legatee about $500.00

 

Stephen Whitmire had a son William.  Are you a son of his?  Is he dead?  How many children did he leave, and where are they?  Can you prove yourself to be the grandchildren of Stephen Whitmire?  Or if you are a son of William Whitmire do you know enough of his history to identify your heirship if he be dead?

 

There can be no doubt as I learned that the property went into the hands of John Whitmire.  John is now dead, and I will undertake your business for you if you want an agent and will collect the amount due you for a reasonable compen­sation and bear the expense of a suit in the event one has to be brought.  We would hardly suppose the children of John Whitmire would pay you without a suit and putting on you to prove your heirship.

 

Any other information in regard to the affair or in regard to the value of the estate and what will be necessary for you to prove, I will furnish you any time. There is no showing whatever in this county, but by the time I hear from you and know your proposition I will have gotten through the agency of a friend the precise amount, if possible, and will be able to say what amount was coming to William Whitmire or his heirs.

 

Write me soon.  I would say more, but as it has been so long since you wrote I do not know whether this letter will even find you or not and therefore will close till I hear from you.

 

                                                Yours truly,

                                                John I. McCulloch

P.S.  Direct [your reply] to Jefferson, Jackson County, Georgia."

 

He remained a resident of Nathansville in 1847.  He died October 10, 1888 at age 67 and was buried in Whitmire Cemetery located on Whitmire Drive behind West Florida Hos­pital in Pensacola.  His home was located in the Ferry Pass community across the road from the Whitmire Cemetery.  Mary Ann Jameson Whitmire (J5/1.1) died November 21, 1894 and was buried beside her husband.

 

Children born to Edmund Joseph Whitmire (W5/4.2) and Mary Ann Jameson Whitmire (J5/1.1) include:

 

        William Alston  Whitmire        (W4/2.1)        born November 21, 1842

        Kimbrough Jameson Whitmire      (W4/2.2)        born March 20, 1843

        Mary Eliza Whitmire             (W4/2.3)        born December 23, 1845

 

William Alston Whitmire (W4/2.1), son of Edmund Joseph Whitmire (W5/4.2) and Mary Ann Jameson Whitmire (J5/1.1), was born November 21, 1840 in Camden, Alabama, according to Carlyle Stewart (S2/1.10).  He was married May 10, 1866 to Missouri Cooley (C4/1.1) in Santa Rosa County, Florida.  In the latter part of 1871 he filed for divorce in Escam­bia County, Florida, charging Missouri "with running away from home on several occa­sions and with adulterous intercourse with one Thomas Bryant." Carlyle Stewart (S2/­1.10) wrote, "Based on this charge and the testimony of Edmund Whitmire and Re­becca Holyhann that she was in fact living illegally and immorally with the said Thomas Bry­ant, the court did grant a divorce January 8, 1873 as recorded in File No. 4718 Escam­bia County Court."  No children were born to Missouri Cooley Whitmire (C4/1.1).  He was remarried March 27, 1873 in Escambia County to Sarah E. McWilliams (M4/1.1).  He again filed for a divorce July 1, 1896 on grounds of desertion, and a divorce was granted, according to Escambia County Court Record No. 11627. No children were born to Sarah E. McWilliams Whitmire (M4/1.1).  He was married for the third time November 11, 1897 in Santa Rosa County, Florida to Elizabeth Jane Land (L4/1.1), daughter of Nathan Land (L5/1.1) and Susan Land.  Children born to Elizabeth Jane Land Whitmire (L4/1.1) are unknown.

 

Kimbrough Jameson Whitmire (W4/2.1), son of Edmund Joseph Whitmire (W5/4.2) and Mary Ann Jameson Whitmire (J5/1.1), was born March 20, 1842 in Camden, Alabama, according to Audrey Helan Murphy Schneider (M2/1.1), a granddaughter of Slidell, Louisiana.  He was married February 11, 1869 in Escambia County to Mary Cordelia "Mollie" Crockett Garner (C4/1.1), a widow with one daughter, who was born in 1841 to James Ward Crock­ett (C5/1.1) and Frances Amelia Ashurst Crockett (A5/1.1).  Elizabeth Keyser "Lizzie" Hamilton (H4/1.1), a 16-year-old cousin, came to live with them, and he had an affair with her, according to Audrey Helan Murphy Schneider (M2/1.1).

 

However, Kimbrough Jameson Whitmire (W4/2.1) filed for a divorce in 1875 in Escambia County Court charging his wife with "possessing a violent and uncontrollable temper in spite of the fact that he had furnished her with fine clothes and money to attend many of the local functions."  Rich H. Bonifay testified that she was indeed possessed with an awesome temper and that she did treat her husband in such an embarrassing manner that he was always ill at ease and uncomfortable.  On April 15, 1875 a divorce was granted, and he received custody of the two children, according to Court Record 5071.

 

He was remarried September 26, 1875 to Elizabeth Keyser "Lizzie" Hamilton (H4/1.1). She, the daughter of George Madison Hamilton (H5/1.1) and Mary A. Whitmire Hamilton (W5/4.5), was born February 10, 1857 in Santa Rosa County.  Mary Cordelia "Mollie" Crockett Whitmire (C4/1.1) removed to Louisiana and was remarried in 1875 to Terrence Saddler, according to St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Marriage File 3.  He was a drummer boy in the War of 1812 and participated in the Battle of New Orleans.  Three sons were born to them.

 

Kimbrough Jameson Whitmire (W4/2.1) died September 17, 1914 and was buried in Milton Cemetery.  At her death Elizabeth Keyser "Lizzie" Hamilton Whitmire (H4/1.1) was buried beside him.

 

Children born to Kimbrough Jameson Whitmire (W4/2.1) and Mary Cordelia "Mollie" Crock­ett Whitmire (C4/1.1) include:

 

        Mary Ann Amelia Whitmire        (W3/1.1)        born April 2, 1870

        Sarah Rebecca "Sallie" Whitmire (W3/1.2)        born in 1872

 

Children born to Kimbrough Jameson Whitmire (W4/2.1) and Elizabeth Keyser "Lizzie" Hamilton Whitmire (H4/1.1) include:

 

        Annie Edna Whitmire             (W3/1.3)        born October 8, 1880

        Frank Whitmire                  (W3/1.4)        born about 1882

 

Mary Ann Amelia Whitmire (W3/1.1), daughter of Kimbrough Jameson Whitmire (W4/2.1) and Mary Cordelia "Mollie" Crockett Whitmire (C4/1.1), was born April 2, 1870 in Pensa­cola.  She was married October 30, 1895  to James F. Moore (M3/1.1), a railroad con­ductor, according to St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Marriage Book 3, page 54. Witnesses were Rosa Duhy, J. A. Mayfield and Merritt Ashurst Crockett.  He was killed in a train wreck in 1900, and she was remarried about 1903 to John Joseph Murphy (M3/1.1).  He was born May 5, 1868 in Liverpool, England and became a shipboard messenger boy.  He received his master's license at age 18.  She died of cancer September 18, 1920 at Slidell, Louisiana, and he died August 10, 1938.

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Audrey Helan Murphy     (M2/1.1)        born about 1914

 

Audrey Helan Murphy (M2/1.1), daughter of John Joseph Murphy (M3/1.1) and Mary Ann Amelia Whitmire Murphy (W3/2.1), was born about 1914.  She was married May 4, 1938 to Reginald Peter Schneider (S2/1.1) in Baltimore, Maryland.  In 1984 she, a retired teacher and a widow, lived at Slidell.

 

She has made a detailed research of the history of the Whitmire family, traveling to Stuttgart, Germany in search of data on Michael Whitmire (W8/1.1) and his forebearers.  It is through her courtesy that much of the data on this branch of the family appears in this manuscript.

 

Sarah Rebecca "Sallie" Whitmire (W3/1.2), daughter of Kimbrough Jameson Whitmire (W4/­2.1) and Mary Cordelia "Mollie" Whitmire (H4/1.1), was born in 1872 in Pensacola. She was married about 1891 to Charles Valerie Guzman (G3/1.1).  Twelve children were born to them.  She died at age 92.

 

Annie Edna Whitmire (W3/1.3), daughter of Kimbrough Jameson Whitmire (W4/2.1) and Eli­zabeth Keyser "Lizzie" Hamilton Whitmire (H4/1.1), was born October 8, 1880 in Milton, Florida.  She died May 21, 1899 at age 18 and was buried in Whitmire Cemetery in Ferry Pass.

 

Frank Whitmire (W3/1.4), son of Kimbrough Jameson Whitmire (W4/2.1) and Elizabeth Key­ser "Lizzie" Hamilton Whitmire (H4/1.1), was born about 1882.

 

Mary Eliza Whitmire (W4/2.3), daughter of Edmund Joseph Whitmire (W5/4.2) and Mary Ann Jameson Whitmire (J5/1.1), was born December 23, 1845 in Escambia County, Florida.  She was married June 5, 1868 to Henry White Jones (J4/1.1), son of Robert Jones (J5/­1.1) and Clarisa Barlow Jones (B5/1.1), who was born September 23, 1847 in Baldwin County, Alabama.  She died October 13, 1908, and he died May 29, 1937.  They were buried in Whitmire Cemetery, Ferry Pass, Florida.

 

Beersheba Whitmire (W5/4.3), daughter of William Whitmire (W6/1.4) and Mary Jernigan Whitmire (J6/1.1), was born in 1823 in Conecuh County, Alabama.  She was married in 1841 in Milton County to William Dixon (D5/1.1).

 

Bond was posted December 3, 1849 by Mary Jernigan Whitmire (J6/1.1), "widow of William Whitmire deceased and Edmund Whitmire of the County of Santarosa, State of Florida are held and firmly bound unto Henry Whitmire and Thomas Rogers at Jefferson, Jackson County, Georgia in the sum of $300 for the true payment of $166.67 for the use and benefit of one William Dixon in the right of his wife, Bersheba, formerly Bersheba Whitmire as one of the heirs at law of William Whitmire who was a legatee under the will of Stephen Whitmire."

 

In 1852 they lived in Bastrop County, Texas having arrived there a short time before. Following her death about 1856 he was remarried and died there in 1891, according to a letter written August 6, 1947 by T. K. Dixon, "nephew of William Dixon."

 

Children born to them include:

 

        William Dixon           (D4/1.1)        born about 1845

 

William Dixon (D4/1.1), son of William Dixon (D5/1.1) and Beersheba Whitmire Dixon (W5/4.3), was born about 1845.  In 1852 he was living in Bastrop County.

 

Children born to him include:

 

        Newell F. Dixon         (D3/1.1)        born about 1870

 

Newell F. Dixon (D3/1.1), son of William Dixon (D4/1.1), was born about 1870.  He be­came a Santa Fe Railway conductor and lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, according to "Dixons from Alabama" by Mrs. W. E. Ware, Dixon family researcher of Houston, Texas.

 

William Henry Whitmire (W5/4.4), son of William Whitmire (W6/1.4) and Mary Jernigan Whitmire (J6/1.1), was born in 1828 in Conecuh County, Alabama.  His mother as his at­torney-in-fact received $166.67 for him as his portion of the estate of his grandfa­ther Stephen Whitmire (W7/1.1) December 3, 1849.  He was married in 1855 to Brenettie Gibson Murphy (G5/1.1), a widow with four children who was born December 2, 1818 in Georgia.  He died in 1863 in a Georgia Confederate camp, and she died January 21, 1908 in Milton, Georgia.  A list of the descendants of William Henry Whitmire (W5/4.4) and Brenettie Gibson Murphy Whitmire (W5/4.4) was compiled by Overdown Whitmire (W3/1.1).

 

Mary A. Whitmire (W5/4.5), daughter of William Whitmire (W6/1.4) and Mary Jernigan Whitmire, was born in 1823 in Florida.  She was married May 2, 1844 to George Madison Hamilton (H5/1.1), according to Santa Rosa County marriage records.  He was born Octo­ber 25, 1810 in Orange County, New York.  He died November 2, 1876, and she died Octo­ber 28, 1879.  They were buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

Children born to George Madison Hamilton (H5/1.1) and Mary A. Whitmire Hamilton (W5/­4.5) include:

 

        Elizabeth Keyser "Lizzie" Hamilton   (H4/1.1)   born February 10, 1857

 

Elizabeth Keyser "Lizzie" Hamilton (H4/1.1), daughter of George Madison Hamilton (H5/­1.1) and Mary A. Whitmire Hamilton (W5/4.5), was born about 1859 in Santa Rosa County.  She was married September 26, 1875 to her cousin Kimbrough Jameson Whitmire (W4/2.1).  For names of their children see his section.

 

Augustus W. Whitmire (W5/4.6), son of Mary Jernigan Whitmire (J6/1.1) was born October 26, 1836 in Escambia County, Florida.  He and his younger brother were taken to Penn­sylvania sometime prior to the 1850 census by Samuel C. Keyser (K6/1.1), believed to have been their father.  Their names and their sisters' were changed in 1852 to "Key­ser."  Augustus W. [Whitmire] Keyser was married about 1857 to Minerva Cotton (C5/1.1) who was born about 1838 to Lofton Cotton (C6/1.1) and Edith Cotton. They ap­peared as Household 655 in the 1860 census of Santa Rosa County with their daughter Jessie Key­ser (K4/6.1).  He died February 5, 1892.  Both were buried in Milton Ceme­tery.

 

Joseph C. Whitmire (W5/4.7), son of Mary Jernigan Whitmire (J6/1.1), was born Septem­ber 21, 1838 in Escambia County.  He also returned from Pennsylvania and served in the Confederacy during the Civil War, organizing and becoming captain of a company raised by him.  After the war he was married to Emma Kinswanger (K5/1.1) who was born about 1849 in Virginia.  They were enumerated in the 1870 census of Santa Rosa County with their son Charles Keyser (K4/7.1) in Household 33.  He died in 1918.  Both were buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

Elizabeth J. Whitmire (W5/4.8), daughter of Mary Jernigan Whitmire (J5/1.1), was born December 24, 1840 in Escambia County.  She appeared as a 10-year-old [?] in the 1850 census of Santa Rosa County living in her mother's household.  She reappeared in the 1860 census living in the household of Samuel C. Keyser (K6/1.1).  She died January 2, 1868, unmarried, and was buried in Milton Cemetery.

 

Margaret Whitmire (W5/4.9), daughter of Mary Jernigan Whitmire (J6/1.1), was born about 1843 at Floridatown, Florida.  She appeared as a seven-year-old in the 1850 enu­meration of her mother's household.  She reappeared in the 1860 enumeration of the household of Samuel C. Keyser (K6/1.1).  It is reported by members of the Keyser fam­ily that she was married about 1863 "to a preacher named Dennis."

 

Nancy Whitmire (W6/1.5), daughter of Stephen Whitmire (W7/1.1) and Mary Porter Whit­mire (P7/1.1), was born in Pendleton District in 1792.  She was  brought to Georgia about 1801 when her parents removed across the state line.  She was married about 1816, probably in Hall County, Georgia to James Fleming Staton (S6/1.1), son of War­rington Staton (S7/1.1), who was born in Virginia in 1791.  She was mentioned in the will of her father written in April 1831 as the recipient of $50.  She and her husband joined her mother and other members of the family in an unsuccessful attempt to nul­lify her father's will in May 1831.  She died in Hall County in 1880, according to Frances Lee Widdows Porter Ashley (W1/1.1), family researcher of Gainesville, Florida.

 

Children born to them include:

        Willis Staton           (S5/1.1)        born in July 1818

        Ruben Staton            (S5/1.2)        born in 1821

        Samuel Staton           (S5/1.3)        born about 1822

        Mariah Staton           (S5/1.4)        born about 1823

        Sally Staton            (S5/1.5)        born about 1828

        Andrew Kimsey Staton    (S5/1.6)        born November 14, 1830

        Becky Staton            (S5/1.7)        born about 1831

        Nancy Staton            (S5/1.8)        born about 1833

        Polly Staton            (S5/1.9)        born in 1836

 

Willis Staton (S5/1.1), son of James Fleming Staton (S6/1.1) and Nancy Whitmire Staton (W6/1.5), was born in July 1818 in Hall County.  He was married August 25, 1836 in Habersham County, Georgia to Amy T. Plemons (P5/1.1), according to Opal Gelene Pen­nington Blagg (P1/1.1), a descendant of Snyder, Texas.  She was born in 1820 in South Carolina and died about 1880.  Later he was remarried to Mary "Polly" Carroll (C5/­1.1).  He died in 1913 at age 95, according to Margie Ferguson, family researcher of Lakeland, Georgia

 

Children born to Willis Staton (S5/1.1) and Amy T. Plemons Staton (P5/1.1) include:

 

        James F. Staton             (S4/1.1)    born October 2, 1836

        William Kimsey Staton       (S4/1.2)    born about 1840

        Mary Marie Staton           (S4/1.3)    born about 1842

        Nancy Catherine Staton      (S4/1.4)    born in 1845

        George Taylor Staton        (S4/1.5)    born March 15, 1847

        Rachael Linda Staton        (S4/1.6)    born in 1849

        Willis Hobson Staton        (S4/1.7)    born November 15, 1851

        Sarah Ann Staton            (S4/1.8)    born in 1853

        Christopher Columbus Staton (S4/1.9)    born in January 1856

        Jasper N. Staton            (S4/1.10)   born April 22, 1858

        Minerva Jane Staton         (S4/1.11)   born in 1860

 

Children born to Willis Staton (S5/1.1) and Mary "Polly" Carroll Staton (C5/1.1) in­clude:

 

        Minnie Lena Staton          (S4/1.12)   born about 1888

        Lona C. Staton              (S4/1.13)   born January 26, 1890

 

James F. Staton (S4/1.1), son of Willis Staton (S5/1.1) and Amy T. Plemons Staton (P5/1.1), was born October 2, 1836, probably in Hall County.  He was married there February 15, 1861 to Sintha Caroline Eubanks (E4/1.1).  He died July 25, 1888 and was buried in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery, Clermont, Georgia.

 

William Kimsey Staton (S4/1.2), son of Willis Staton (S5/1.1) and Amy T. Plemons Sta­ton (P5/1.1), was born about 1840.  He was married about 1861, wife's name Alice. He died while serving in the Confederacy.

 

Mary Marie Staton (S4/1.3), daughter of Willis Staton (S5/1.1) and Amy T. Plemons Sta­ton (P5/1.1), was born about 1842.  She was married about 1861 to William Truelove (T4/1.1).

 

Nancy Catherine Staton (S4/1.4), daughter of Willis Staton (S5/1.1) and Amy T. Plemons Staton (P5/1.1), was born in 1845.  She was married about 1862 to Wesley Truelove (T4/1.2) and "moved to Oklahoma," according to Ferguson research.

 

George Taylor Staton (S4/1.5), son of Willis Staton (S5/1.1) and Amy T. Plemons Staton (P5/1.1), was born March 15, 1847 in Hall County.  He was married there about 1867 to Mary Jane Whitmire (W4/1.1), daughter of Bennett Whitmire (W5/1.1) and Mary Butler Whitmire (B5/1.1).

 

Bennett Whitmire (W5/1.1) was married December 24, 1844 to Mary Butler (B5/1.1), ac­cording to Jackson County marriage records.  The family of Bennett Whitmire (W5/1.1) was enumerated twice in the 1850 census of Hall County:

 

On September 28, 1850 the family was recorded as Household 66-66, 38th Enumeration District, page 375 as:

 

        "Whitmire, Bennet       27, born in South Carolina

                   M.           23, born in Georgia, female

                   M. J.         3, born in Georgia, female

                   E. [?]        1, born in Georgia, female"

 

On October 3, 1850 the household was recorded as Household 29-29, 38th Enumeration District, page 371 as:

 

        "Whitmire, Bennet       27, born in Georgia

                   P. F. [M?]   24, born in Georgia, female

                   M. J.         4, born in Georgia, female

                   L. E. [?]     2, born in Georgia, female

                   A. M. [?]  1/12, born in Georgia, female"

 

George Taylor Staton (S4/1.1) died March 23, 1914 in Ozark County, Arkansas, and she died there November 2, 1922.

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Minnie Lou Staton       (S3/1.1)        born September 17, 1881

 

Minnie Lou Staton (S3/1.1), daughter of George Taylor Staton (S4/1.1) and Mary Jane Whitmire Staton (S4/1.1), was born September 17, 1881 in Ozark County.  She was mar­ried September 16, 1900 to William Henry Pennington (P3/1.1) who was born in Ozark County December 27, 1881.  He died September 3, 1950 in Exeter, California, and she died October 14, 1960 in Visalia, California.

 

Opal Gelene Pennington Blagg (P1/1.1) wrote March 26, 1984, "My grandmother Minnie Lou Staton Pennington was an heir to some property in a Georgia will many years ago, pos­sibly from an uncle.  But as I don't know the date or even the county, I just have to hope that some day I will stumble upon the record."

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Melvin Argus Pennington         (P2/1.1)        born April 1, 1902

        Asa Bennett Pennington          (P2/1.2)        born about 1904

 

Melvin Argus Pennington (S2/1.1), son of William Henry Pennington (P3/1.1) and Minnie Lou Staton Pennington (S3/1.1), was born April 1, 1902 in Webb City, Arkansas.  He was married July 18, 1920 to Delia Ann Atchison Pennington (A2/1.1) who was born September 14, 1900 in Baxter County, Arkansas.  He died August 28, 1981 in Snyder, Texas.

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Opal Gelene Pennington          (P1/1.1)        born July 21, 1923

 

Opal Gelene Pennington (P1/1.1), daughter of Melvin Argus Pennington (S2/1.1) and Delia Ann Atchison Pennington (A2/1.1), was born July 21, 1923 in Webb City, Arkansas.  She was married November 19, 1942, to William Hershel Blagg (B1/1.1) who was born Oc­tober 23, 1923 in Yell County, Arkansas.

 

Rachael Linda Staton (S4/1.6), daughter of Willis Staton (S5/1.1) and Amy T. Plemons Staton (P5/1.1), was born in 1849.  She was married about 1866 to Joseph Hill (H4/1.1).

 

Willis Hobson Staton (S4/1.7), son of Willis Staton (S5/1.1) and Amy T. Plemons Staton (P5/1.1), was born November 15, 1851.  He was married about 1876 to his first cousin Alice Mendora Staton (S4/6.1).  She died March 6, 1935, and he died April 10, 1947 at age 95.  They were buried in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery at Clermont.

 

Sarah Ann Staton (S4/1.8), daughter of Willis Staton (S5/1.1) and Amy T. Plemons Sta­ton (P5/1.1), was born in 1853.  She was married about 1870 to James Hulsey (H4/1.1).

 

Christopher Columbus Staton (S4/1.9), son of Willis Staton (S5/1.1) and Amy T. Plemons Staton (P5/.1.1), was born in January 1856.  He was married about 1880 to Salena Moore (M4/1.1).  He died July 14, 1932 and was buried in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Jasper N. Staton (S4/1.10), son of Willis Staton (S5/1.1) and Amy T. Plemons Staton (P5/1.1), was born April 22, 1858.  He was married about 1872 to Theodocia Smith (S4/1.1).  He died September 27, 1936.

 

Minerva Jane Staton (S4/1.11), daughter of Willis Staton (S5/1.1) and Amy T. Plemons Staton (P5/1.1), was born in 1860.  She was married about 1878 to Young Blackwell (B4/1.1).

 

Minnie Lena Staton (S4/1.12), daughter of Willis Staton (S5/1.1) and Mary "Polly" Car­roll Staton (C5/1.1), was born in 1885.  She was married about 1902 to Danny Boggs (B4/1.1).  They moved to Mississippi.

 

Lona C. Staton (S4/1.13), son of Willis Staton (S5/1.1) and Mary "Polly" Carroll Sta­ton (C5/1.1), was born January 26, 1890 in Hall County.  He was married about 1915 to Mary Carroll Branson Standridge (S4/1.1).  He died October 16, 1930 and was buried in Standridge family cemetery at Clermont.

 

Ruben Staton (S5/1.2), son of James Fleming Staton (S6/1.1) and Nancy Whitmire Staton (W6/1.5), was born in 1821 in Georgia.

 

Samuel Staton (S5/1.3), son of James Fleming Staton (S6/1.1) and Nancy Whitmire Staton (W6/1.5), was born about 1822.

 

Mariah Staton (S5/1.4), daughter of James Fleming Staton (S6/1.1) and Nancy Whitmire Staton (W6/1.5), was born about 1823.  She was married December 11, 1842 in Hall Coun­ty to Ransom Barnes (B5/1.1).

 

Sally Staton (S5/1.5), daughter of James Fleming Staton (S6/1.1) and Nancy Whitmire Staton (W6/1.5), was born about 1828.  She was married about 1847 to Abram Wofford (W5/1.1).

 

Andrew Kimsey Staton (S5/1.6), son of James Fleming Staton (S6/1.1) and Nancy Whitmire Staton (W6/1.5), was born in Hall County November 14, 1830. He was married about 1850 to Rhoda Minerva Smith (S5/1.1).  He died February 15, 1870 and was buried in Shoal Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in White County, Georgia

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Alice Mendora Staton    (S4/6.1)        born April 9, 1858

        Thomas Watson Staton    (S4/6.2)        born March 4, 1860

        James Cicero Staton     (S4/6.3)        born in 1862

        Zora Sareptha Staton    (S4/6.4)        born January 24, 1864

        Mary Eldone Staton      (S4/6.5)        born October 19, 1866

 

Alice Mendora Staton (S4/6.2), daughter of Andrew Kimsey Staton (S5/1.6) and Rhoda Minerva Smith Staton (S5/1.1), was born April 9, 1858.  She was married about 1876 to her first cousin Willis Hobson Staton (S4/1.6).  She died March 6, 1935, and he died April 10, 1947.  They were buried in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery at Clermont.

 

Thomas Watson Staton (S4/6.2), son of Andrew Kimsey Staton (S5/1.6) and Rhoda Minerva Smith Staton (S5/1.1), was born March 4, 1860 in Hall County.  He was married there June 13, 1885 to Jo Ann Moore (M4/1.1).  He served as a Hall County Commissioner.  He died January 17, 1937.

 

James Cicero Staton (S4/6.3), son of Andrew Kimsey Staton (S5/1.6) and Rhoda Minerva Smith Staton (S5/1.1), was born in 1862.

 

Zora Sareptha Staton (S4/6.4), daughter of Andrew Kimsey Staton (S5/1.6) and Rhoda Minereva Smith Staton (S5/1.1), was born January 26, 1864.  She was married about 1884 to Francis M. Hulsey (H4/1.1).

 

Mary Eldone Staton (S4/6.5), daughter of Andrew Kimsey Staton (S5/1.6) and Rhoda Min­erva Smith Staton (S5/1.1), was born October 19, 1866 and died July 4, 1882.

 

Becky Staton (S5/1.7), daughter of James Fleming Staton (S6/1.1) and Nancy Whitmire Staton (W6/1.5), was born about  1831.  She was married about 1850 to Thomas Ned Hooper (H5/1.1).

 

Nancy Staton (S5/1.8), daughter of James Fleming Staton (S6/1.1) and Nancy Whitmire Staton (W6/1.5), was born about 1833.  She was married about 1851 to John Glaze (G5/­1.1).

 

Polly Staton (S5/1.9), daughter of James Fleming Staton (S6/1.1) and Nancy Whitmire Staton (W6/1.5), was in about 1836.  She was married about 1853 to Dave Tate (T5/1.1).

 

Lucinda Whitmire (W6/1.6), daughter of Stephen Whitmire (W7/1.1) and Mary Porter Whit­mire (P7/1.1), was born about 1796 in Pendleton District.  She was married about 1814 at Gainesville, Georgia, husband's name Nix.  [Carlyle Stewart (S2/1.10) suggests his name was Thomas Nix (N6/1.1).]  She received $50 under the terms of her father's will written in April 1831.

 

Henry Whitmire (W6/1.7), son of Stephen Whitmire (W7/1.1) and Mary Porter Whitmire (P7/1.1), was born in 1798 in Pendleton District, South Carolina.  He was brought to Georgia by his parents about 1801.  He appeared as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Jackson County, page 316.  He was mentioned in the will of his father writ­ten in April 1831 as the recipient of $50.  He joined his mother and other heirs in an unsuccessful effort to have the will voided in September 1831. 

 

In December 1849 he served as a co-administrator of the estate of his father as a suc­cessor to his brother John Whitmire (W6/1.1) along with Thomas Rogers (R6/1.1), a brother-in-law, when a nephew forced the case to be reopened.  He died October 17, 1853, according to the research of Nancy Jane Hinkle Flesch (H3/7.7).  Children born to Henry Whitmire (W6/1.7) are unknown.

 

Michael Whitmire (W6/1.8), son of Stephen Whitmire (W7/1.1) and Mary Porter Whitmire (P7/1.1), was born in 1800 in Pendleton District.  He was married about 1823, wife's name Sarah.  He appeared as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Hall County, page 316.  He was mentioned in the will of his father written in April 1831 as the re­cipient of $50.  He appeared as the head of a household in censuses of Hall County from 1830 through 1870.

 

His household, No. 24-24 was enumerated October 3, 1850 in Hall County's 38th Dis­trict, page 375:

 

        "Whitmire, Micael       50, born in South Carolina

                   S.           49, born in South Carolina, wife

                   A. G.        18, born in South Carolina, male

                   M. L.        16, born in South Carolina, female

                   M. [?]       14, born in South Carolina, female

                   [?]          10, born in South Carolina, male"

 

Children born to Michael Whitmire (W6/1.8) and Sarah Whitmire include:

 

        Ansel Green Whitmire    (W5/8.1)        born in 1832

        M. L. Whitmire          (W5/8.2)        born about 1834

        N. M. Whitmire          (W5/8.3)        born about 1836

        T. J. Whitmire          (W5/8.4)        born about 1840  

 

Ansel Green Whitmire (W5/8.1), son of Michael Whitmire (W6/1.8) and Sarah Whitmire, was born in 1832 in Hall County.  He died in 1913.  Apparently he had a multiplicity of wives.  Twenty-three children were ascribed to him by George B. Whitmire of Gaines­ville, Georgia.

 

They were identified as:

 

        John Howard Whitmire         (W4/1.1)        born about 1855

        General Nelson Whitmire      (W4/1.2)        born about 1856

        Ansel Green Whitmire, Jr.    (W4/1.3)        born about 1858

        Jerd Whitmire                (W4/1.4)        born about 1860

        Dalton Whitmire              (W4/1.5)        born about 1862

        Sandford Jefferson Whitmire  (W4/1.6)        born about 1865

        George Minor Whitmire        (W4/1.7)        born about 1872

        Duskan Whitmire              (W4/1.8)        born about 1875

        Mike Whitmire                (W4/1.9)        born about 1876

        Theatre Whitmire             (W4/1.10)       born about 1878

        Levine Whitmire              (W4/1.11)       born about 1880

        Effie Hulsey Whitmire        (W4/1.12)       born about 1882

        Pearl M. Whitmire            (W4/1.13)       born in 1885

        Boone Whitmire               (W4/1.14)       born in 1887

        Eller Whitmire               (W4/1.15)       born in 1888

        Mary Whitmire                (W4/1.16)       born about 1889

        Sally Whitmire               (W4/1.17)       born about 1891

        Lee Whitmire                 (W4/1.18)       born about 1893

        Clarence Whitmire            (W4/1.19)       born about 1895

        Dave Whitmire                (W4/1.20)       born about 1897

        Savannah Whitmire            (W4/1.21)       born about 1901

        Frieda Whitmire              (W4/1.22)       born about 1904

 

George Minor Whitmire (W4/1.7), son of Ansel Green Whitmire (W5/8.1), was born in 1872.  He died in 1945 and was buried in Ramsey Cemetery in Bradley County, Tennessee.

 

Pearl M. Whitmire (W4/1.3), daughter of Ansel Green Whitmire (W5/8.1), was born in 1885.  She died August 8, 1925 and was buried in Chilcutt Cemetery, located 8.5 miles northeast of Cleveland, Tennessee.

 

Boone Whitmire (W4/1.14), son of Ansel Green Whitmire (W5/8.1), was born in 1887.  He died in 1949 and was buried in Chilcutt Cemetery.

 

Eller Whitmire (W4/1.15), daughter of Ansel Green Whitmire (W5/8.1), was born in 1888.  She died April 10, 1904 at the age of 16, according to her tombstone in Chilcutt Ceme­tery.

 

Also buried in Chilcutt Cemetery were "Clant Whitmire, died August 15, 1906, age 5, and Ellet Whitmire, died April 17, 1904, age 14" who are identified by Lynda Dorene Whitmire Wright (W1/3.3) as grandchildren of Ansel Green Whitmire (W5/8.1).

 

M. L. Whitmire (W5/8.2), daughter of Michael Whitmire (W6/1.8) and Sarah Whitmire, was born about 1834.

 

N. M. Whitmire (W5/8.3), daughter of Michael Whitmire (W6/1.8) and Sarah Whitmire, was born about 1836 in South Carolina.  She appeared as a 14-year-old in the 1850 census of her parents' household.

 

T. J. Whitmire (W5/8.4), son of Michael Whitmire (W6/1.8) and Sarah Whitmire, was born about 1840.

 

Samuel Whitmire (W6/1.9), son of Stephen Whitmire (W7/1.1) and Mary Porter Whitmire (P7/1.1), was born about 1803 in Jackson County, Georgia.  It is believed that he died in childhood.  A death notice appeared in the February 3, 1810 edition of the "Jackson County Express" which stated, "Master Samuel Whitmire, son of Stephen Whitmire, Esq. died January 29, 1810."

 

Jonathan Whitmire (W6/1.10), son of Stephen Whitmire (W7/1.1) and Charlotte Elizabeth Downing Whitmire (D7/1.1), was born about 1823 in Hall County, Georgia.  He was men­tioned in the will of his father written April 23, 1831 as the recipient of a slave, Nancy, and specified that Robert Dowdy was to maintain the slave until Jonathan Whit­mire (W6/2.10) came "of age."  Robert Dowdy and John Downs were appointed by the will to supervise the education of Jonathan Whitmire (W6/1.10) and his older brother, only minor children of the testator.

 

"Old Cherokee Families and Their Genealogy" mentions that Jonathan Whitmire (W6/1.10) and his wife, Charlotte Elizabeth Downing (D6/1.1) were married about 1840.  He was remarried to Temperance Holt (H6/1.1) about 1846.  Jonathan Whitmire (W6/1.10) died in October 1900.

 

Children born to Jonathan Whitmire (W6/1.10), and Charlotte Elizabeth Downing Whitmire (D6/1.1), according Opal Gelene Pennington Blagg (P1/1.1), include:

 

        William Whitmire           (W5/10.1)    born about 1842

        Walter Samuel Whitmire     (W5/10.2)    born in 1844

 

Children born to Jonathan Whitmire (W6/1.10) and Temperance Holt Whitmire (H6/1.1) in­clude:

 

        Charlotte Whitmire         (W5/10.3)    born about 1848

        George Washington Whitmire (W5/10.4)    born about 1850

        Alexander Whitmire         (W5/10.5)    born about 1853

        Sarah Jane Whitmire        (W5/10.6)    born about 1855

        Charles Whitmire           (W5/10.7)    born about 1858

        Jonathan Whitmire          (W5/10.8)    born about 1861

        Henry Whitmire             (W5/10.9)    born about 1864

 

Lawrence Eugene Whitmire, a descendant, in 1974 lived at 840 Loquat Court, El Cajon, California, 92020, according to Lynda Dorene Whitmire Wright (W1/3.3).

 

William Whitmire (W5/10.1), son of Jonathan Whitmire (W6/1.10) and Charlotte Elizabeth Downing Whitmire (D6/1.1), was born about 1842.  He died without issue.

 

Walter Samuel Whitmire (W5/10.2), son of Jonathan Whitmire (W6/1.10) and Charlotte Elizabeth Downing Whitmire (D6/1.1), was born about 1844.  He was married about 1866 to Nancy Bushyhead Wilkerson (B5/1.1).  He was remarried to Ella Still (S5/1.1). Chil­dren born Walter Samuel Whitmire (W5/10.2) and Ella Still Whitmire (S5/1.1) are un­known.

 

Children born to Walter Samuel Whitmire (W5/10.2) and Nancy Bushyhead Wilkerson Whit­mire (B5/1.1) include:

 

        William Walter Whitmire (W4/2.1)        born May 28, 1877

        Daniel Whitmire         (W4/2.2)        born in 1879

        James Whitmire          (W4/2.3)        born in 1882

        Davis Whitmire          (W4/2.4)        born in 1885

        Thomas Whitmire         (W4/2.5)        born in 1891

        Jonathan Whitmire       (W4/2.6)        born in 1893

        Nellie Whitmire         (W4/2.7)        born in 1895

            

William Walter Whitmire (W4/2.1), son of Walter Samuel Whitmire (W5/10.2) and Nancy Bushyhead Wilkerson Whitmire (B5/1.1), was born May 28, 1877 in Going Snake District, Oklahoma.  His Cherokee name was "Wee-li."  He was graduated from the Cherokee Male Seminary and was married September 10, 1913 to Narcissus Taylor (T4/1.1) who was born April 9, 1878.  He was an accomplished Cherokee-English interpreter, a Mason and a de­scendant of the "Ghigan and Downing Cherokee families," according to Emmett Starr.

 

Children born to William Walter Whitmire (W4/2.1) and Narcissus Taylor Whitmire (T4/1.1) include:

 

        Walter Samuel Whitmire, Jr. (twin) (W3/1.1)        born June 19, 1920

        Stan Watie Whitmire (twin)         (W3/1.2)        born June 19, 1920

 

Charlotte Whitmire (W5/10.3), daughter of Jonathan Whitmire (W6/1.10) and Temperance Holt Whitmire (H6/1.1), was born about 1848.  She died without issue.

 

George Washington Whitmire (W5/10.4), son of Jonathan Whitmire (W6/1.10) and Temper­ance Holt Whitmire (H6/1.1), was born about 1850.  He was married about 1873 to Ida Bailey (B5/1.1).  Children born to George Washington Whitmire (W5/10.4) and Ida Bailey Whitmire (B5/1.1) include:

 

        George W. Whitmire      (W4/4.1)        born about 1875

 

Alexander Whitmire (W5/10.5), son of Jonathan Whitmire (W6/1.10) and Temperance Holt Whitmire (H6/1.1), was born about 1853.

 

Sarah Jane Whitmire (W5/10.6), daughter of Jonathan Whitmire (W6/1.10) and Temperance Holt Whitmire (H6/1.1), was born about 1855.  She was married about 1872 to David Lee Bird (B5/1.1).

 

Children born to David Lee Bird (B5/1.1) and Sarah Jane Whitmire Bird (W5/10.6) in­clude:

 

        Charles M. Bird         (B4/1.1)        born in 1897

 

Charles Whitmire (W5/10.7), son of Jonathan Whitmire (W6/1.10) and Temperance Holt Whitmire (H6/1.1), was born about 1858.

 

Jonathan Whitmire (W5/10.8), son of Jonathan Whitmire (W6/1.10) and Temperance Holt Whitmire (H6/1.1), was born about 1861.  He was married about 1884 to Minnie McTier (M5/1.1).  Children born to Jonathan Whitmire (W5/10.8) and Minnie McTier Whitmire (M5/1.1) are unknown.

 

Henry Whitmire (W5/10.9), mute son of Jonathan Whitmire (W6/1.10) and Temperance Holt Whitmire (H6/1.1), was born about 1864.

 

George Washington Whitmire (W6/1.11), son of Stephen Whitmire (W7/1.1) and Charlotte [Elizabeth?] Downing Whitmire (D7/1.1), was born in 1824 near Echota, Georgia in Cher­okee County, Georgia.  He was mentioned in the will of his father written April 23, 1831 as the recipient of a slave, Ann, and specified that Robert Dowdy was to keep the negress until George Washington Whitmire (W6/1.11) came "of age."  He appointed Robert Dowdy and John Downs to care for George Washington Whitmire (W6/1.11) and his brother, "schooling them and raising them as they think best among themselves."

 

The mother of George Washington Whitmire (W6/1.11) was a Cherokee, and at the death of her husband she returned to her tribesmen, taking her two sons with her.  When the Cherokees were removed to the area of Tahlequah, Oklahoma in 1838 Charlotte Downing Whitmire (D7/1.1) and her sons were forced to traverse the "Trail of Tears."  Of the 16,000 Cherokees who started the miserable journey more than 4,000 died along the way from disease, exposure and hunger.

 

Located at Tahlequah is the Cherokee National Library and the Cherokee National Ar­chives.  Detailed records of the Cherokee families have been preserved here. Emmett Starr in his "Old Cherokee Families and Their Genealogy" includes reports of numerous members of Whitmire families in Oklahoma.  A study of these sources might reveal much genealogical information about the Cherokee Whitmires.

 

George Washington Whitmire (W6/1.11) was married about 1837 to Catherine Wofford (W6/­1.1), according to the research of Opal Gelene Pennington Blagg (P1/1.1).  Later he was remarried about 1845 to Elizabeth Faught (F6/1.1) who was born in Tennessee in 1829.  They lived on Barren Fork Creek in Going Snake District, Oklahoma.

 

Children born to George Washington Whitmire (W6/1.11) and Catherine Wofford Whitmire (W6/1.1) include:

 

        Stephen Whitmire             (W5/11.1)       born about 1839

        Nathaniel Whitmire           (W5/11.2)       born about 1841

 

Children born to George Washington Whitmire (W6/1.11) and Elizabeth Faught Whitmire (F6/1.1) include:

 

        Charlotte Cornelia Whitmire  (W5/11.3)       born about 1847

        Charles Faught Whitmire      (W5/11.4)       born about 1849

        Delilah Whitmire             (W5/11.5)       born about 1851

        John Downing Whitmire        (W5/11.6)       born about 1852

        Walter Scott Whitmire        (W5/11.7)       born about 1854

        Eli Hicks Whitmire           (W5/11.8)       born about 1857

        White McClellan Whitmire     (W5/11.9)       born about 1860

        Nancy Jane "Nannie" Whitmire (W5/11.10)      born about 1865

        Margaret C. Whitmire         (W5/11.11)      born about 1868

        George Getty Whitmire        (W5/11.12)      born about 1871

 

Stephen Whitmire (W5/11.1), son of George Washington Whitmire (W6/1.11) and Catherine Wofford Whitmire (W6/1.1), was born about 1839.  He was married about 1860 to Eliza­beth Horn (H5/1.1).  Later he was remarried to Quatie Redbird (R5/1.1). Children born to Stephen Whitmire (W5/11.1), Elizabeth Horn Whitmire (H5/1.1) and Quatie Redbird Whitmire (R5/1.1) include:

 

        Johnson Whitmire        (W4/1.1)        born about 1862

 

Nathaniel Whitmire (W5/11.2), son of George Washington Whitmire (W6/1.11) and Cather­ine Wofford Whitmire (W6/1.1), was born about 1841.  He died without issue.

 

Charlotte Cornelia Whitmire (W5/11.3), daughter of George Washington Whitmire (W6/­1.11) and Elizabeth Faught Whitmire (F6/1.1), was born about 1847 on Barren Fork Creek.  She was married about 1866 to John R. "Jack" Wright (W5/1.1), according to the research of Audrey Helan Murphy Schneider (M2/1.1).

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Tilman Wright           (W4/1.1)        born about 1868

        William Wright          (W4/1.2)        born about 1870

        Jessie Wright           (W4/1.3)        born about 1872

        Cornelius Wright        (W4/1.4)        born about 1875

        York Wright             (W4/1.5)        born about 1877

        Sally Wright            (W4/1.6)        born about 1879

        Jack Wright, Jr.        (W4/1.7)        born about 1882

 

Charles Faught Whitmire (W5/11.4), son of George Washington Whitmire (W6/1.11) and Elizabeth Faught Whitmire (F6/1.1), was born on Barren Fork Creek about 1849.  He was married about 1870 to Pauline Phillips (P5/1.1).

 

Children born to Charles Faught Whitmire (W5/11.4) and Pauline Phillips was married about 1870 to Pauline Phillips (P5/1.1).

 

Children born to Charles Faught Whitmire (W5/11.4) and Pauline Phillips Whitmire (P5/1.1) include:

        Andy Whitmire           (W4/4.1)        born about 1872

        Laura Whitmire          (W4/4.2)        born about 1874

        Ida Whitmire            (W4/4.3)        born about 1877

        Willie Whitmire         (W4/4.4)        born about 1880

        Jack Whitmire           (W4/4.5)        born about 1882

        James W. Whitmire       (W4/4.6)        born about 1883

        Noah Whitmire           (W4/4.7)        born about 1886

 

Delilah Whitmire (W5/11.5), daughter of George Washington Whitmire (W6/1.11) and Eliz­abeth Faught Whitmire (F6/1.1), was born about 1851 on Barren Fork Creek.  She was married about 1870 to David Saunders (S5/1.1).

 

Children born to them include:

 

        Nancy Jane Saunders     (S4/1.1)        born about 1872

        Betty Saunders          (S4/1.2)        born about 1875

        Jim Saunders            (S4/1.3)        born about 1878

 

John Downing Whitmire (W5/11.6), son of George Washington Whitmire (W6/1.11) and Eliz­abeth Faught Whitmire (F6/1.1), was born about 1852 on Barren Fork Creek.  He was mar­ried about 1874 to Malzerine Still (S5/1.1).  Later he was remarried to Elizabeth San­ders (S5/1.2).  Two children were born to John Downing Whitmire (W5/11.6) and Malz­erine Still Whitmire (S5/1.1).  Children born to Elizabeth Sanders Whitmire (S5/1.2) are unknown.  A grandson was named Johnny Foreman (F3/1.1).

 

The children included:

 

        Edward Whitmire         (W4/6.1)        born in 1875

 

Edward Whitmire (W4/6.1), son of John Downing Whitmire (W5/11.6) and Malzerine Still Whitmire (W5/1.1), was born in 1875.

 

Walter Scott Whitmire (W5/11.7), son of George Washington Whitmire (W6/1.11) and Eliz­abeth Faught Whitmire (F6/1.1), was born about 1854 on Barren Fork Creek.  He was mar­ried about 1882 to Elizabeth Reese (R5/1.1), daughter of Murray Reese (R6/1.1) and Sally Reese.  Later he was remarried to Ethelyn Russell (R5/1.1), daughter of William Russell (R6/1.1) and Lucy Russell.  A daughter was married, husband's name Neff, and lived in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

 

Children born to Walter Scott Whitmire (W5/11.7) and Elizabeth Reese Whitmire (R5/1.1) include:

 

        Mary S. Whitmire        (W4/7.1)        born in 1885

 

Children born to Walter Scott Whitmire (W5/11.7) and Ethelyn Russell Whitmire (R5/1.1) include:

 

        Maude Whitmire          (W4/7.2)        born in 1893

 

Eli Hicks Whitmire (W5/11.8), son of George Washington Whitmire (W6/1.11) and Eliza­beth Faught Whitmire (F6/1.1), was born about 1857 on Barren Fork Creek.  He was mar­ried about 1880 to Mary Wright (W5/1.2).  Later he was remarried to Moltoke Loraine Bouquet (B5/1.1), according to the research of Richard Norman Kyle (K1/1.2). He died in December 10, 1936.  He was the postmaster at Achille, Oklahoma at the time of his death, and he was superceded in the post office by his widow.

 

Moltoke Loraine Bouquet (B5/1.1) wrote a sketch of the Whitmire family March 3, 1943 from Achille:

 

"George W. Whitmire was a half-breed Cherokee Indian and was born in Georgia, near Echota in NW Georgia, 60 miles NW of Calhoun, Georgia, 2 counties west of Hall, in the year 1824.  He and his brother Johnson Whitmire [Jonathan] came to the Indian Terri­tory about 1838 and settled at a place called Peavine, south of where Barren Fork Sta­tion is now located.

 

About 1845 Mr. Whitmire met and married Miss Elizabeth Faught who came to the Indian Territory as an emigrant.  She was born in Tennessee sometime in Sep­tember 1829.

 

Mr. Whitmire later moved farther down on Barren Fork Creek where he settled and built a home which was later known as the Whitmire Plantation.  The country was very thinly settled at that time.  Prior to his marriage and while yet a young man, he went back to Georgia and gained a lot of darkies in a lawsuit to an es­tate and brought them back to the Indian Territory.  They helped him improve his farm and made him a very pros­perous man in those days.

 

There were 10 children born to Mr. and Mrs. Whitmire whose names are as follows: Char­lotte Whitmire who married Jack Wright.  They had seven children: Tillman, William, Jesse, Cornelius, York, Sally and Jack, all dead except the three youngest children.

 

The next is Charlie Whitmire; He married Pauline Phillips; they had seven children also: Andy, Laura, Ida, Willie, Jack and two others whose names I can't remember as they had been dead a long time.  They are all dead except Andy, Willie and Jack.

 

Delilah Whitmire married Dave Sanders, and they had three children: Nancy Jane, Betty and Jim, two youngest living.

 

Walter Whitmire married, but he and his wife died before I came into the fam­ily; how­ever he has two children living, but I only know them slightly.  Both are girls, and one married a Neff and lives at Stilwell, Oklahoma.

 

John Whitmire married some girl and had two children.  They are all dead, but have some grandchildren living.  One boy lives in Chicago, his name is Jonnie Foreman.  I don't have his address now.

 

Eli Hicks Whitmire was my husband; however he had been married previously to Miss Mary Wright, a sister to his oldest sister's husband, Jack Wright.  He had two children by this marriage--George C. Whitmire dead and a daughter Mary Whitmire, now Sanders.  She has four children; the oldest is Owens Sanders.  He is married and lives in Chicago, is working in the Civil Service Department, and the next is a girl Genevieve who is married also and lives in Denver, Col­orado.  They both have jobs in the Civil Service.  The next is a boy; his name is George C. Sanders, and he is in the Coast Guard some­where on the eastern shores.  Their youngest girl is now working in Washington, D. C. and is also in the Civil Service.

 

These children are all fine folks and some you would be proud to know.  They are not only good looking, but are smart and intelligent.  And now comes my little family. My name was M. Loraine Bouquet before I married Mr. Whitmire.  We had two children both boys.  The eldest is Roy C. Whitmire, living and Regi­nald H. Whitmire, deceased. My son Roy Whitmire lives at Hutchinson, Kansas and has one child a daughter, who will graduate at the Kansas University this spring.  My son is the accountant at the Betts Baking Company at Hutchinson.

 

I am very proud of my son as he has made good and is an honor to his parents.  My hus­band is dead; he died December 10th, 1936.  I have been living a widow ever since. My husband lived a very colorful life as he lived during the latter part of the Tribal Government.  When the 'Curtis Act' was like a blow in the face of the Redman, it abol­ished tribal legislature, tribal courts, tribal customs ended and all control over In­dian affairs of the old Indian Territory were transferred from the Redman to the whiteman the United States government assuming the government of the five Civilized Tribes.  My husband held several important offices under the Tribal Government . . . . several terms, and in 1887 he was elected to the . . . National Council, where he served two years.  In 1889 . . . as member of the Board of Education, b... Joel B. Myes, . . . was chief of the Cherokee Nation.  Two years later he was elected by the National Council as one of the Supreme Judges of the Cherokee Nation. And served three years.

 

Mr. Whitmire made himself very popular during his term in the Senate by holding out for a higher bid on the leasing of the Cherokee Strip.  By doing so it en­abled the Cherokee people to get a raise from $1,225 to $2,200 per year for grazing purposes.  That was about the year 1888.  He married Miss Annie Corn­tassel, there was eight chil­dren, Willie, Walter, Joda, Steve, Jack, White, Jr, Emma Bell and Tad.  Six are liv­ing, and two are dead.  Parents are dead.

 

Nancy Jane (Nannie) Whitmire married Ed Clyne, they had two children, Johnnie dead, Emma Bell married to a newspaper man at Muskogee, Oklahoma.  Names of papers published are "The Times-Democrat" and "The Phoenix."  Both her parents are dead.

 

Margrett Whitmire married twice, first time to a Cherokee, Sut Dick Easky, he died, they had three children, Mayme, Eli and Lula, all living.  Her last hus­band was Tom Grider, a white man.  They had three children, two boys and a girl, Harry, Clarence and Mary.  Mrs. Grider lives at Muskogee, Oklahoma.

 

Getty (Geo.) Whitmire was the youngest child, he married a Cherokee girl by the name of Lydia Walkingstick, they had three children, Vance Whitmire, Goldie and Haskell, the young boy is dead, the oldest boy is in California, not married, the girl married a boy named Liniol Webb, no children,the youngest boy had two children, boy and girl, J. G. and Mary.

 

The first school to be established in Going Snake District prior to the Civil War was in 1843, which was Locust Grove, Oak Grove and Evans Jones.  Two years later in 1845 an additional public school was located on Peavine, south of Barren Fork creek. About 1858 Mr. Whitmire built a house on Peavine near the new school, established a distance of six miles from where he lived, so that his children could go to school and get an English education.  He had two of his darkies, one named 'Uncle Harry Still' and his old 'Mama darky' whom they called 'Aunt Betsey' go and stay with the children and take care of them.  The teacher also boarded with them.  Her name was Miss Esther Smith and two neigh­bor girls Misses Betsey and Nancy Scraper.  They would come home week ends.

 

It was not until after the Civil War on December 10th, 1869 that the Whitmire school was established on the Whitmire Plantation, and it was at this little log school house that the Proctor Fight took place in 1872.  The first men to serve on the new school board were George Whitmire, Arch Scraper and Gideon Morgan with Mrs. Nan Duncan, nee Starr, as teacher.

 

In the fall 18.. Mr. Whitmire was elevated District Judge, same as County Judge now and served four years.  He was a very progressive farmer and owned a large number of slaves before the Civil War.  His slaves were very much attached to "Massy George and Miss Betsy" as they called Mr. and Mrs. Whitmire.  After they were given their free­dom, some of them refused to go.  Mr. Whitmire being more of an agricultural man than anything else, was very much . . . . . "

 

Children born to Eli Hicks Whitmire (W5/11.8) and Mary Wright Whitmire (W5/1.2) in­clude:

 

        George C. Whitmire      (W4/8.1)        born in 1887

        Mary L. Whitmire        (W4/8.2)        born in 1889

 

Children born to Eli Hicks Whitmire (W5/11.8) and Moltoke Loraine Bouquet Whitmire (B5/1.1) include:

 

        Roy C. Whitmire         (W4/8.3)        born in 1898

        Reginald H. Whitmire    (W4/8.4)        born about 1903

 

Roy C. Whitmire (W4/8.3), son of Eli Hicks Whitmire (W5/11.8) and Moltoke Loraine Bou­quet Whitmire (B5/1.1), was born in 1898.  In 1943 he was living in Hutchinson, Kansas where he was employed as an accountant by Betts Baking Company.

 

Reginald H. Whitmire (W4/8.4), son of Eli Hicks Whitmire (W5/11.8) and Moltoke Loraine Bouquet Whitmire (B5/1.1), was born about 1903.  He was deceased by 1943.

 

White McClellan Whitmire (W5/11.9), son of George Washington Whitmire (W6/1.11) and Elizabeth Faught Whitmire (F6/1.1), was born in 1860 on Barren Fork Creek.  He was married about 1880 to Annie Corntassel (T5/1.1) who was born in 1864.  They were de­ceased prior to 1943.

 

Children born to White McClellan Whitmire (W5/11.9) and Annie Corntassel Whitmire (C5/1.1) include:

 

        William Whitmire               (W4/9.1)  born in 1890

        Walter Whitmire                (W4/9.2)  born in 1892

        Joseph Whitmire                (W4/9.3)  born in 1894

        Steven Whitmire                (W4/9.4)  born in 1897

        John Whitmire                  (W4/9.5)  born in 1899

        White McClelland Whitmire, Jr. (W4/9.6)  born about 1902

        Emma Bell Whitmire             (W4/9.7)  born about 1904

        Tad Whitmire                   (W4/9.8)  born about 1907

 

Nancy Jane "Nannie" Whitmire (W5/11.10), daughter of George Washington Whitmire (W6/­1.11) and Elizabeth Faught Whitmire (F6/1.1), was born about 1868 on Barren Fork Creek.  She was married about 1886 to Edward Adair Clyne (C5/1.1).

 

Two children were born to them:

 

        Johnny Clyne            (C4/1.1)        born about 1889

        Emma Bell Clyne         (C4/1.1)        born about 1892

 

Johnny Clyne (C4/1.1), son of Edward Adair Clyne (C5/1.1) and Nancy Jane "Nannie" Whitmire Clyne (W5/11.11), was born about 1889.  He was deceased prior to 1943.

 

Emma Bell Clyne (C4/1.1), daughter of Edward Adair Clyne (C5/1.1) and Nancy Jane "Nannie" Whitmire Clyne (W5/11.10), was born about 1892.  She was married to a newspa­perman in Muskogee.

 

Margaret C. Whitmire (W5/11.11), daughter of George Washington Whitmire (W6/1.11) and Elizabeth Faught Whitmire (F6/1.1), was born about 1871 on Barren Fork Creek.  She was married about 1888 to Sut Dick Easky (E5/1.1), a Cherokee.  Following his death she was remarried to Thomas Grider (G5/1.1), according to the research of Richard Norman Kyle (K1/1.2).  In 1943 she lived in Muskogee.

 

Children born to Sut Dick Easky (E5/1.1) and Margaret C. Whitmire Easky (W5/11.11) in­clude:

 

        Mayme Easky             (E4/1.1)        born about 1890

        Eli Easky               (E4/1.2)        born about 1892

        Lula Easky              (E4/1.3)        born about 1895

 

Children born to Thomas Grider (G5/1.1) and Margaret C. Whitmire Easky Grider (W5/11.11) include:

 

        Harry Grider            (G4/1.1)        born about 1899

        Clarence Grider         (G4/1.2)        born about 1902

        Mary Grider             (G4/1.3)        born about 1905

 

George Getty Whitmire (W5/11.10), son of George Washington Whitmire (W6/1.11) and Elizabeth Faught Whitmire (F6/1.1), was born about 1865.  He was married about 1888 to Lydia Walkingstick (W5/1.1), a Cherokee.  Children born to George Getty Whitmire (W5/­11.12) and Lydia Walkingstick Whitmire (W5/1.1) include:

 

        Vance Whitmire          (W4/12.1)       born about 1891

        Goldie Whitmire         (W4/12.2)       born about 1894

        George Haskell Whitmire (W4/12.1)       born in 1897

 

Vance Whitmire (W4/12.1), son of George Getty Whitmire (W5/11.12) and Lydia Walking­stick Whitmire (W5/1.1), was born about 1891.  In 1943 he lived in California, unmar­ried.

 

Goldie Whitmire (W4/12.2), daughter of George Getty Whitmire (W5/11.12) and Lydia Walkingstick Whitmire (W5/1.1), was born about 1891.  She was married about 1910 to Lionel Webb (W4/1.1).  No children were born to her.

 

George Haskell Whitmire (W4/10.3), son of George Getty Whitmire (W5/11.10) and Lydia Walkingstick Whitmire (W5/1.1), was born in 1897.  He was married about 1920 and was deceased by 1943.

 

Children born to him include:

 

        J. G. Whitmire          (W3/3.1)        born about 1922

        Mary Whitmire           (W3/3.2)        born about 1925

 

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