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Frederick Whittenburg was born about 1737 in Germany or North Carolina. He was the son of Henry Michael Whittenburg & Anna Maria Benedict
Margaret Benson was born about 1748 in North Carolina. She was the daughter of Unknown Parents

THE FAMILY OF FREDERICK WHITTENBURG & MARGARET BENSON

Frederick Whittenburg & Margaret BensonFrederick Whittenburg & Margaret Benson were married on February 19, 1764 in Rowan Co., North Carolina. They had at least 10 children, 4 sons and 6 daughters. The family lived in Rowan Co., North Carolina until 1781, then moved about 1783 to Greene Co., Tennessee. Frederick wrote his will in 1804, naming ten of his children, and specifying the birth order of the four sons. The last name on records and descendants for this family has also been spelled WHITTENBERG. Frederick Whittenburg died on October 24, 1804 in Greene Co., Tennessee. Margaret Benson Whittenburg died in 1829 in Greene Co., Tennessee.
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The Children of Frederick Whittenburg & Margaret Benson:

Susanna WhittenburgSusanna Whittenburg was born about 1768 in North Carolina. Her parents moved from Rowan Co., North Carolina to Greene Co., Tennessee about 1783, when Susanna was about age 15. She is listed as daughter Susana Whittenberg in the will of Frederick Whittenburg, written on October 22, 1804. There was a Susanna Whittenburg who married Christopher Brooks on February 19, 1824 in Greene Co., Tennessee, but online trees state that this Christopher was born about 1797, and in 1824 Susanna (daughter of Frederick) was about age 56. There is a Christopher Brooks who married Susanna's sister Sarah in 1806. Some internet trees also list February 19, 1824 as being Susanna's death date. Susanna Whittenburg Brooks died sometime about or after 1824, probably in Greene Co., Tennessee.
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Rachel WhittenburgRachel Whittenburg was born about 1769 in North Carolina. Her parents moved from Rowan Co., North Carolina to Greene Co., Tennessee about 1783, when Rachel was about age 14. She is listed as daughter Rachel Whittenberg in the will of Frederick Whittenburg, written on October 22, 1804. One online tree states that Rachel married John Gallion/Galyon in 1783 in North Carolina, and that she died on January 20, 1817 in Grainger Co., Tennessee. I question this marriage as she was still listed as "Rachel Whittenburg" in 1804 when her father wrote his will, and her married sisters were listed under their married names in the same document. There is also a marriage record of a Rachel Whittenburg to Matthew Whittenburg on January 20, 1817 in Greene Co., Tennessee; if it is this Rachel she would have been age 48 at the time of the marriage. There is also a Racheal Whitenburg who married Thomas Griffis on December 23, 1837 in Greene Co., Missouri, but this is the Rachel who is daughter of Peter Whittenburg, and niece of Rachel born 1769. (There is also a record of a marriage in Greene Co., Missouri for Thomas Griffie and Racheal Whitenburg on March 5, 1838). Rachel Whittenburg died sometime after October 22, 1804, but I'm not exactly sure when.
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Elizabeth Whittenburg

Elizabeth Whittenburg was born on December 10, 1770 in Rowan Co., North Carolina. If birthdates I have for this family are correct, she was twin of Margaret Whittenburg. Her parents moved from Rowan Co., North Carolina to Greene Co., Tennessee about 1783, when Elizabeth was about age 13. Elizabeth married Rev. Isaiah Harrison on January 6, 1800 in Greene Co., TN. Rev. Harrison was a widower with at least 7 children, and he and Elizabeth had at least 9 more children. She is listed as daughter Mrs. Elizabeth Harrison in the will of Frederick Whittenburg, written on October 22, 1804. In 1808, Isaiah Harrison deeded land for the Quaker meetinghouse in Greene Co., TN to George Wells, Stephen Brooks, John Kelly Sr., John Kelly Jr., and John Whittenberg as trustees in trust. Isaiah is mentioned as representing the Maryville Branch of Quakers and the Hickory Valley Branch at an 1822 convention. The Quaker movement was large but of short life, and stronger around Greeneville. This convention had to do with abolition of slavery. James Jones was president. Isaiah Harrison is listed as a head of household on the 1830 census of Greene Co., TN. Some websites have stated that Isaiah had 2 slaves on this census, but I did not find this to be true. Elizabeth Whitteburg Harrison died in 1838 in Greene Co., TN . She is buried in the Harrison Cemetery, Greene Co., TN. After her death Isaiah remarried Mary Jones in 1839.
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Margaret WhittenburgMargaret Whittenburg was born on December 10, 1770 in North Carolina. If birthdates I have for this family are correct, she was twin of Elizabeth Whittenburg. Her parents moved from Rowan Co., North Carolina to Greene Co., Tennessee about 1783, when Margaret was about age 12. Margaret married Stephen Brooks on January 06, 1800 in Greene Co., Tennessee. Stephen was a widower with at least one daughter, and he and Margaret had at least 10 more children. She is listed as daughter Margrette Brooks in the will of Frederick Whittenburg, written on October 22, 1804. The family is listed on the 1850 census of Division 9, Greene Co., Tennessee. Margaret Whittenburg Brooks died on January 20, 1854 in Greene Co., Tennessee. Stephen died on January 1, 1855 in Greene Co., Tennessee. Stephen & Margaret are both buried in the Pisgah Cemetery, Greene Co., Tennessee.
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Sarah D. WhittenburgSarah D. Whittenburg was born about 1774 in North Carolina. Her parents moved from Rowan Co., North Carolina to Greene Co., Tennessee about 1783, when Sarah was about age 9. She is listed as daughter Sarah Whittenberg in the will of Frederick Whittenburg, written on October 22, 1804. Sarah married Christopher Brooks on September 25, 1806 in Greene Co., Tennessee. Sarah was about age 32 at the time of this marriage. Sarah D. Whittenburg Brooks died sometime after 1806, and possibly before February 19, 1824, when a Christopher Brooks remarried in Greene Co., Tennessee, although it is not proven that it was the same Christopher Brooks.
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William WhittenburgWilliam Whittenburg was born about 1774 in Rowan Co., North Carolina. His parents moved from Rowan Co., North Carolina to Greene Co., Tennessee about 1783, when William was about age 9. He is listed as "(my) Oldest son William Whittenberg" in the will of Frederick Whittenburg, written on October 22, 1804. William Whittenburg died in 1840.
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John Alden WhittenburgJohn Alden Whittenburg was born on April 07, 1775 in Rowan Co., North Carolina. His parents moved from Rowan Co., North Carolina to Greene Co., Tennessee about 1783, when John was about age 8. John married Sarah Lotspeich on March 3, 1803 in Greene Co., Tennessee. He is listed as "my second son John Whittenberg" in the will of Frederick Whittenburg, written on October 22, 1804. John is listed on the 1830 census of Greene Co., Tennessee. He is listed on the 1840 census of Rhea, Tennessee. John & Sarah are listed on the October 4, 1850 census of Rhea, Tennessee. I do not find either of them on the 1860 census for Rhea, Tennessee. Records for John & his children use the spelling Whittenberg. John Alden Whittenburg/Whittenberg died sometime after 1850, and probably before 1860 in Rhea Co., Tennessee.
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Mary WhittenburgMary Whittenburg was born about 1783 in Greene Co., Tennessee. She is listed as daughter Mary Whittenberg in the will of Frederick Whittenburg, written on October 22, 1804. Mary married Thomas Brooks on February 3, 1808 in Greene Co., Tennessee, and they had at least 3 children. Thomas & Mary are listed on the 1840 census of Greene Co., Tennessee. They are on the 1850 census of Division 9, Greene, Tennessee. Mary Whittenburg Brooks died in 1850 in Greene Co., Tennessee. Thomas died in January 1857 in Greeneville, Greene, Tennessee.
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Peter WhittenburgPeter Whittenburg was born on April 18, 1785 in Greene Co., Tennessee . He is listed as "my third son Peter Whittenberg" in the will of Frederick Whittenburg, written on October 22, 1804. Peter married Mary "Polly" Earnest on January 24, 1809 in Greene Co., Tennessee and they had at least 10 children. The family is listed on the 1830 census of Greene Co., Tennessee. They moved from Tennessee to Missouri between 1830-1840, and are listed on the 1840 & 1850 censuses of Greene Co., Missouri. In 1850 they are living in Cass Twp. Peter Whittenburg died on April 02, 1866 in Greene Co., Missouri. Mary died the same year, on December 27, 1866.
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James WhittenburgJames Whittenburg was born about 1790 in Tennessee in Greene Co., Tennessee. He is listed as "my fourth son James Whittenberg" in the will of Frederick Whittenburg, written on October 22, 1804. James married Sarah Burkhart. James is listed on the 1850 census of Division 9, Greene, Tennessee. At that time he was living in the household of James & Rebecca (Brooks) Harrison. Rebecca was his niece, daughter of his sister Mary. James Whittenburg died in 1859, probably in Greene Co., Tennessee.
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