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Re: Parents of Nancy C. Whittington 1841 California
Posted by: Jerri Strombeck (ID *****8880) Date: November 23, 2012 at 03:39:44
In Reply to: Parents of Nancy C. Whittington 1841 California by Ann Emory of 23473

WHITTINGTON, James R.; "James R. WHITTINGTON, son of John and Sarah CLIMER WHITTINGTON, was born in North Carolina, March 29, 1839. The father and mother moved to Indiana in 1844, and settled in Orange county. The father and family lived in a log house about a mile west of Bonds Chapel when a destructive hurricane swept over the community, destroying much property, leveling the forest about a mile in width, and extending about 7 miles in a northeasterly direction toward what is now the town of Georgia in Lawrence county. The house in which the family lived was torn down, but none of the family were seriously injured. The father regarded their escape from death as almost a miracle. In the ROBERTS family, a near neighbor, one of the family was killed. In the neighborhood of Bonds Chapel the deceased grew to manhood and the most of his life was spent in Northwest township, Orange county. He was married to Nancy D. JONES in September 1857. To this union were born six children, Sarah Elizabeth, Mary Jane, Thomas W., George H., an infant, and Chas. Newton. All the children have preceded him to the spirit world except Mary and Newton. When our flag was fired upon at Fort Sumpter every patriotic heart was insulted. Brother WHITTINGTON responded to his country's call and joined the 49 Ind. Vol. He was a member of Captain John A. RITTER's Company G. Only two of his company survive, Judge T.B. BUSKIRK, of Paoli, and William C. SHIRLEY, of Orleans. After three years of service he was mustered out without a scar. He was a good soldier. 50 years ago under ministery of the Rev. C.W. WOODS he united with the M.E. Church at Bonds Chapel, and for more than 40 years he has been a faithful member of the church. Seven years ago he and the wife of his youth moved to Huron. Here they resided sharing each others joys and sorrows until husband was called away. On last Saturday morning April 9, 1927, the soldier who had answered the roll call on the tented field for three years, answered to the roll call of heaven, and was mustered out. He belongs to immortals of the civil war, and his tent is pitched on fames eternal camping ground. He was 88 years and 11 days of age. He leaves to mourn his departure, the wife of his youth, now 92 years old, two children, Mrs. Mary J. TOLBERT of Orange county, and Newton whose home is near Emporia, Kan., 13 grand-children, 27 great-grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, one sister, Ivy BROWN of Vincennes, Ind., two brothers, Joseph of Orleans, and Elvis of Mitchell; three half brothers and many friends to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held at Bonds Chapel by N.F. DENNY, assisted by the pastor, Rev. JOHNSON. At the close of the service, as a tribute of respect, W.C. SHIRLEY presented a flag to the wife of the deceased with the names of T.B. BUSKIRK and W.C. SHIRLEY engraved on the flag staff. The only surviving members of company G 49 Ind. Vol. --N.F. DENNY" from Tom McCart scrapbook

North Carolina, Marriage Collection, 1741-2004
about Sarah Climer
Name: Sarah Climer
Spouse: John Whittington
Marriage Date: 22 Jan 1839
Marriage County: Guilford
Marriage State: North Carolina
Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT

1840 census
1840 United States Federal Census
about John Whittington
Name: John Whittington
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Guilford, North Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade: 1
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 2
Free White Persons - Under 20: 1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 3
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 3

In 1830 there were 3 Whittington HoH- Joseph, Thomas, and Ezekial, or Zekial. None of them have a son an appropriate age of John; that could mean that he was working on another farm.

In 1820 there was 2 HoH, Joseph and Thomas

1850 census, Guilford Cty
Thomas Whittington 67
Ann Whittington 63
Sarah Whittington 44
Alfred T Whittington 30
Eliza Whittington 28
N G Whittington 24
Nancy C Whittington 22
Delana Whittington 20
Manervia Whittington 17
William Ross 17
Martha E Ross 6

Most likely this is John's parents, because of the Nancy C.,Grissom::nc/guilford::1025.html

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