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Re: Whetstone/Still
Posted by: Karen Sherman (ID *****5024) Date: September 26, 2002 at 07:48:14
In Reply to: Re: Whetstone/Still by Pat Woods of 847

Hi Pat.

Here are a few census records for your family:

1850 Texas, Rusk County, Page 266
(These are the only Whetstones listed in the head-of-household index for Rusk County in 1850).
Visit 442
Warrick Whetstone, 25, Farmer, $800 real estate, born Ark
Amanda, 23, born Ala

Visit 443
Dicy Whetstone, 45 (female), born Ky
Perry G., 17, Farmer, born Texas
J. L. L. ?? Whetstone (male), 16, Farmer, born Texas
Britton Ward, 16 (I can't tell if Ward is the last name or middle name), born Ark

Page 241
visit 58
Anderson Whetstone, 30, Farmer, $3000 real estate, born Ark
Margaret, 22, born Ala
Mary, 10, born Texas
Dicy, 8, born Tex
Amanda, 5, born Tex
Frances, 2, born Tex

1860 Texas, Rusk County, Henderson Post Office, page 193
Visit 25
P.G. Whetstone, 28, Clk County Court, $1500 real estate, $4175 personal property, born Texas
Mary E., 22, born Va
Emma S., 2, born Texas
Thos. A., 1, born Texas
J. A.? Still (male), 17, deputy clerk, born Va

On the slave schedules for Rusk County, Perry is on page 2:
P.G. Whetstone
1 26-year-old mulatto female
1 15-year-old black male
1 11-year-old black female

1870 Texas, Smith County, Page 228
Visit 369
Benjamin Curtis, 52, Farmer, $1600 real estate, $750 personal property, born Tenn
Mary, 52, Keeping House, born Tenn
Susan Whetstone, 13, At School, born Texas
Thomas, 10, At School, born Texas
Cora Allen, 10 (black), Domestic Servant, born Texas
James Stell, 18, Farm Laborer, born Texas

1880 Texas, Smith County, E.D. 102, p 295
Visit 8
Benj. F. Curtis, 61, Head, Farmer, born Tenn, father born NC, mother born Tenn
Elisabeth, 40, Wife, she and parents born Va
George, 32, Son, Farmer, born Tenn, father born Tenn, mother born Va
James, 7, Son, born Texas
Joseph, 5, Son, born Texas
Harriet, 1 Daughter, born Texas
Visit 9
Thomas Whetstone, 20, Stepson, Farmer, born Texas, father born Texas, mother born Va

In 1850 there was also a mortality schedule (all of the people who died within the last year). There was one Whetstone listed for Rusk County:

Whetstone, Georgia Ann
Age: 3 Birth State: LA
Month: SEP Cause of Death: B FEVER

Also, in the Texas Marriages before 1850 db, 2 Whetstones were listed. Both were married in Harrison County.

Spouse: Gillespie, Margaret E.
Whetstone, Anderson Marriage Date: 26 Feb 1840

Spouse: Hampton, B. N.
Whetstone, Mary Marriage Date: 22 Dec 1841

There are images online for some of the census (and indexes for some of the later ones as well), at this website:

Good luck!

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