Wilkes William Whittington (1881-1961)

Wilkes William Whittington was born on 11 March 1881 in Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia to John W. and Lydia (Riffle) Whittington. He was living with his parents in the 1900 census and working as a farm laborer.

Wilkes married Ida Mae Rickard on 9 November 1909 in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia. Ida was the daughter of William Riley and Lena Leota (Fry) Rickard. She was born on 15 January 1888 in Mason County, West Virginia.

In the 1920 census, Wilkes and Ida were living in Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia. By the 1930 census, they were living in Cooper, Mason, West Virginia. Then in the 1940 census, they were living in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia. A 1958 Charleston city directory entry listed Wilkes and Ida still living in the city.

Wilkes William Whittington died on 12 July 1961 in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia. He was buried in the Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens in Kanawha County.

Ida Mae died in November 1983 in Point Pleasant, Mason, West Virginia at 95 years old. She was also buried in the Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.

Wilkes William Whittington and Ida Mae Rickard had the following children:

Mary L. Whittington was born on 2 September 1910 in Letart, Mason, West Virginia. She died 10 August 1935 in Kanawha, West Virginia.

Carrie Lee Whittington was born on 12 October 1912 in Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia. She died on 18 October 2007 in Point Pleasant, Mason, West Virginia.

Helen Lorain Whittington was born on 28 May 1915 in West Virginia. She died on 28 June 1995 in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia.

John William Whittington was born on 14 December 1917 in Putnam, West Virginia. He died on 24 September 1962 in Kanawha, West Virginia.

Charles Ernest Whittington was born on 25 October 1919 in Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia. He died on 23 February 1998 in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia.

Emma Lee Whittington was born in 1922 in Putnam County, West Virginia. She died on 13 June 2016 in Wytheville, Wythe, Virginia.

Clarence Whittington was born on 2 January 1925 in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia. He died on 30 Jan 2013.

Ida M. Whittington was born in West Virginia.


Notes and Sources:

West Virginia Archives, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online database and images (http://wvculture.org), Wilkes Whittington, death certificate, film #460384, book 12, certificate #321.

U.S. federal census. Year: 1900; Location: Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia; e.d. 0074, p. 6B.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1900; Location: Cooper, Mason, West Virginia; e.d. 0053, p. 5B.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1920; Location: Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia; e.d. 103, p. 2B.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1930; Location: Cooper, Mason, West Virginia; e.d. 0007, p. 2A.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1940; Location: Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia; e.d. 20-80, p. 62A.

Charleston, West Virginia, City Directory, 1958. Online database and images, Ancestry.com Operations Inc. (http://ancestry.com), 522.

Wilkes William Whittington, Memorial #82204116, database and images online. Find-A-Grave.com.
Ida M. Rickard Whittington, Memorial #121016061, database and images online. Find-A-Grave.com.

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Bertha “Bertie” (Whittington) Errett (1879-1956)

Bertha Whittington, also known as “Bertie” or “Birdie,” was born on 25 December 1879 in West Virginia. She was the daughter of John W. and Lydia (Riffle) Whittington.

Bertie lived with her parents until about 1906 when she moved in with Emma Mae (Gibeaut) Whittington, her sister-in-law, after her brother, Sylvester, died. She lived with Emma and her children until 22 February 1920 when she married Samuel Ery Errett. Samuel was the son of John and Mary (Love) Errett who was born on 30 October 1863 in Gallipolis, Gallia, Ohio. Samuel was a widower when he married Bertie. His first wife was Mary Frances Roseberry who died on 17 February 1918.

Samuel and Bertie had four children over the next five years, all boys. Samuel was born in 1920. John William and Lester Lee were twins born in 1922 and Robert Otterbiene was born in 1925.

Samuel died on 28 February 1949 in West Virginia. He was buried in the Hambrick Cemetery in Mason County, West Virginia.

Bertie died on 1 June 1956 in Putnam County, West Virginia. She is also buried in the Hambrick Cemetery in Mason County, West Virginia. Her will was probated on 10 January 1957 in Putnam County.

Samuel Ery Errett and Bertie Whittington had the following children:

Samuel Ery Errett was born on 20 December 1920. He died on 8 August 1991.

John William Errett was born on 3 May 1922 and he died on 3 May 1922.

Lester Lee Errett was born on 3 May 1922 and he died on 19 November 2014 in Point Pleasant, Mason, West Virginia.

Robert Otterbiene Errett was born on 23 May 1924 in Mason County, West Virginia. He died on 25 June 1984 in Staunton City, Virginia.


Notes and Sources:

West Virginia Archives, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online database and images (http://wvculture.org), Bertie Whittington Errett, death certificate, film #1984520, certificate #9349.

U.S. federal census. Year: 1880; Location: Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia; e.d. 0109, p. 8C.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1900; Location: Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia; e.d. 0074, p. 6B.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1910; Location: Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia; e.d. 158, p. 3A.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1920; Location: Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia; e.d. 102, p. 6A.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1930; Location: Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia; e.d. 0001, p. 1A.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1940; Location: Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia; e.d. 40-1, p. 2B.

West Virginia Archives, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online database and images (http://wvculture.org), Samuel E. Errett/Bertie Whittington, marriage, film #567289, page 97, #11.

Bertie Whittington Errett, Memorial #54087038, database and images online. Find-A-Grave.com.
Samuel Ery Errett, Memorial #54085730, database and images online. Find-A-Grave.com.

 

Samuel C. Whittington (1813-1877) – Part 3

On 29 April 1870, Samuel C. Whittington and Minerva Jane Edens were married in Putnam County, West Virginia by Minister J. H. Ellis. Minerva was the daughter of George and Nancy (Harmon) Good. She was born 7 July 1840 in Mason County, Virginia.

Minerva Jane’s First Marriage

Minerva Jane Good married Martin Van Buren Edens on 16 November 1860 in Gallia County, Ohio. Martin enlisted in Union army, Company A, 13th Regiment of the West Virginia Infantry on 15 Aug 1862 in Charleston. Martin’s enlistment paperwork says that he was a cooper and was born in Botetourt County, Virginia. Martin was wounded in the left thigh at Winchester, Virginia on 19 September 1864. He mustered out on 14 June 1865. Martin died between 1867 and 1870.

Martin Van Buren Edens and Minerva Jane Good had the following children:

Edward Everett Edens was born 8 August 1861 in Elk River, Kanawha, Virginia and died on 14 May 1933 in Putnam County, West Virginia.

John V. B. Edens was born about 1864 and died 20 July 1910 in Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia.

Lavenia Jane Edens was born about 1866 in West Virginia.

Llewellyn and Aurella Edens, twins, were born on 10 December 1867 in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia. Llewellyn died on 27 October 1926 in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia.

1870 Census

The 1870 census was taken in August a few months after Samuel and Minerva married. The census record shows the combining of the two families.

U.S. federal census. Year: 1870; Location: Buffalo, Putnam County, West Virginia; p. 246B.

Samuel Whittington, age 55, male, white, farmer, born in Virginia, married in April
Manerva J. Whittington, age 35, female, white, keeping house, born in Virginia, married in April, cannot read or write
Nancy J. Whittington, age 13, female, white, at home, born in Virginia, cannot read or write
Emma J. Whittington, age 11, female, white, at home, born in Virginia, cannot read or write
Jessee Whittington, age 8, male, white, born in Virginia
Everett Edens, age 8, male, white, born in Virginia
John V. Edens, age 6, male, white, born in West Virginia
Lavenia J. Edens, age 4, female, white, born in West Virginia
Luallen Edens, age 2, male, white, born in West Virginia
Aurella Edens, age 2, female, white, born in West Virginia

Samuel died seven years late on 2 February 1877 in Buffalo at the age of 63. He was buried in the Cross Creek Cemetery in Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia.

Minerva Jane continued to live in Buffalo with her children until her death on 16 May 1920 at the age of 79. Her will was probated on 24 May 1920.

Samuel C. Whittington and Minerva Jane Good had the following children:

George Hillery Whittington was born on 6 February 1871 in Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia. He died in 1913 in Butler County, Pennsylvania.

Elias Whittington was born on 4 February 1872 at 18 Mile Creek, Putnam, West Virginia. He died 21 February 1912 in Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia.

Henry Thomas Whittington was born 19 May 1877 in Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia. He died on 7 September 1946 in Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia.


Notes and Sources:

West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, database with images online, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org). Samuel Whittington/M J Edens, 1870; West Virginia Archives (http://www.wvculture.org), FHL film #567,284.

Sarah Burns Atkins and Vivian Marie Atkins, compilers, Everyone’s A Whittington (Franklin, North Carolina: Genealogy Publishing Service, 2001), p. 43.

Ohio, Marriages, 1803-1900, database with images online. FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org). M. V. B. Edens/Minerva J. Good, 16 Nov 1860; FHL film #317,652.

U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865, database online. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (https://ancestry.com) Martin V. B. Edens. NARA record group #94, Roll #205, Catalog ID #300398. Images online at Fold3.com.

U.S. federal census. Year: 1880; Location: Buffalo, Putnam County, West Virginia; e.d. 109, p. 16C.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1900; Location: Buffalo, Putnam County, West Virginia; e.d. 0074, p. 5B.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1910; Location: Buffalo, Putnam County, West Virginia; e.d. 0158, p. 11B.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1920; Location: Buffalo, Putnam County, West Virginia; e.d. 102, p. 12B.

Samuel Whittington, Memorial #85140150, database and images online. Find-A-Grave.com (http://www.findagrave.com).

West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999, database with images online, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org). Minerva Whittington, 16 May 1920; West Virginia Archives (http://www.wvculture.org), FHL film #1,952,798.

West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985, database with images online, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (https://ancestry.com) West Virginia, Putnam County, County Court, Will Record, Vol 1-2, 1847-1948.