Sylvester Whittington (1872-1906)

Sylvester Whittington was born on 11 July 1872 in Cross Creek, Putnam, West Virginia to John W. and Lydia (Riffle) Whittington. Sylvester was listed with his parents in both the 1880 census and 1900 census. In 1900 he was working as a farm laborer.

Sylvester married Emma Mae Gibeaut about 1902. Emma Mae was born on 27 May 1875 in Mason County, West Virginia to Bazaleel and Elizabeth (Hyatt) Gibeaut.

Sylvester died on 24 March 1906 of pulmonary tuberculosis in Putnam County, West Virginia. He was buried in the Cross Creek Cemetery in Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia.

Emma became a school teacher to support herself and her three children. In the 1910 and 1920 censuses, she and her children were living in Buffalo along with Sylvester’s sister, Birdie (Bertha Whittington.) In the 1920 census, Emma was no longer a teacher but was working as a clerk in an insurance company.

In 1930, Emma was living with her daughter, Daisy, who had married Frank R. Childs in 1928. Emma was listed as 65 years old and living with Daisy and her husband, Frank, in the 1940 census.

Emma died on 12 March 1955 in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia. She was buried in the Cross Creek Cemetery in Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia.

Sylvester Whittington and Emma Mae Gibeaut had the following children:

Daisy Mae Whittington was born on 8 March 1903 in Midway, Putnam, West Virginia. She died 15 September 1975 in Pinellas County, Florida.

Sylvester P. Whittington was born on 5 June 1904 in Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia. He died on 12 July 1930 in Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia.

Lester Clarence Whittington was born on 22 January 1906 in Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia. He died on 1 September 1993 in Live Oak, Suwannee, Florida.


Notes and Sources:

West Virginia Archives, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online database and images (http://wvculture.org), Sylvester Whittington, 11 July 1872, birth record, p. 97, FHL film #567,279.

U.S. federal census. Year: 1880; Location: Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia; e.d. 109, 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. 0158, 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: Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia; e.d. 0020, p. 10A.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1940; Location: Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia; e.d. 6-33, p. 15B.

West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999, database with images online, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org). Sylvester Whittington, 24 March 1906; West Virginia Archives (http://www.wvculture.org), vol. 3, FHL film #567,297.

West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999, index FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org). Emma Gibeaut Whittington, 12 March 1955; image West Virginia Archives (http://www.wvculture.org), certificate no. 2819, FHL film #1,984,374.

Sylvester Whittington, Memorial #126714176, database and images online. Find-A-Grave.com.
Emma Gibeaut Whittington, Memorial #126714055, database and images online. Find-A-Grave.com.

 

 

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Samuel C. Whittington (1813-1877) – Part 1

Samuel C. Whittington was born on 17 August 1813 in Bedford County, Virginia. His parents were William Bryant Whittington and Rhoda Manning. Samuel was the youngest child in a family of 10 children. He probably came to western Virginia with his family between his birth in Bedford and 1835 when he was married in Kanawha County.

Samuel married Nancy Ann Steele on 19 August 1835 in Kanawha County, Virginia (see note #1). Nancy was the daughter of John and Margaret Steele and was born 5 Mar 1815 in Pendleton County, Virginia.

Samuel and Nancy were living in Putnam County, Virginia for the 1850 census. They had 6 children listed in the census. It was also the most complete listing for their family. The 1840 census just had Samuel’s name and ages and the following census in 1860 only had first initials. Also, Nancy had died by that time and Samuel was remarried. Samuel and Nancy had at least 3 children following this census.

U.S. federal census. Year: 1850; Location: District 46, Putnam County, West Virginia; p. 277A.

Sam[ue]l Whittington, age 36, male, Laborer, born in Virginia
Nancy Whittington, age 35, female, born in Virginia, cannot read or write
Rhody Whittington, age 12, female, born in Virginia
William Whittington, age 10, male, born in Virginia
Martha Whittington, age 8, female, born in Virginia
Margaret Whittington, age 5, female, born in Virginia
John Whittington, age 7, male, born in Virginia
Sam[ue]l Whittington, age 2, male, born in Virginia

Nancy died on 28 December 1854 of consumption in 18 Mile Creek, Putnam County, Virginia. Nancy is said to have been buried in the cemetery of the Methodist Episcopalian Church in Brighton in Mason County.

Samuel C. Whittington and Nancy Ann Steele had the following children (see note #2):

Rhoda “Rhody” Whittington was born on 20 November 1836 in Kanawha County, Virginia. She died on 8 July 1871 in Mason County, West Virginia.

William Henry Whittington was born on 5 May 1839 in Mason County, Virginia and he died on 10 March 1910 in Cross Creek, Putnam County, West Virginia.

Martha A. Whittington was born on 4 September 1841 in Mason County, Virginia and she died on 22 September 1902 in West Virginia.

John W. Whittington was born on 4 April 1843 in Mason County, Virginia. He died on 13 February 1920 in Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia.

Margaret Whittington was born on 14 May 1845 in Mason County, Virginia.

Samuel Lorenzo Whittington was born on 7 April 1847 in Mason County, Virginia. He died 10 January 1892 in Cross Creek, Putnam, West Virginia.

Lucinda Jane Whittington was born on 14 Feb 1849 in Buffalo, Putnam, Virginia and she died on 20 March 1850.

Cornelius Whittington was born on 21 May 1851 in Buffalo, Putnam, Virginia. He did on 5 Jun 1919 in Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia.

Charles Columbus Whittington was born on 26 August 1853 in 18 Mile Creek, Putnam, Virginia. He died 18 March 1926 in Newell, Hancock, West Virginia.


Notes and sources:

Note #1Kanawaha and Putnam counties became a part of West Virginia on 20 June 1863.

Note #2 – Two other children have been attributed to this family, but I have not been able to find any documentation to confirm them as family members. 1) Rosanah Whittington is said to have been born on 20 November 1836, but I have not been able to find any further information or records for her. It is possible that she is an error based on Rhoda who was born on 20 November 1837. 2) James Whittington is said to have been born about 1848. However, he is not listed in any of the census records for the family and I have not been able to find a birth or death record for him in Virginia/West Virginia.

Sarah Burns Atkins and Vivian Marie Atkins, compilers, Everyone’s A Whittington (Franklin, North Carolina: Genealogy Publishing Service, 2001), p. 43-47.

West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999, index at FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org). Nancy Whittington, 28 December 1854; digital images at West Virginia Archives (http://www.wvculture.org), vol. 1, p. 3, FHL film #567,297.

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

 

Addison Whittington (1870-1935)

Addison Whittington, better known as Add, was born to John and Lidia (Riffle) Whittington on 15 September 1870 in the Kanawha River area, Putnam County, West Virginia. He was born after the census was taken so he wasn’t listed in the 1870 census. He was listed in the 1880 census with parents and siblings.

Adam [Addison] Whittington (see note #1) and Nettie Walker were married on 4 June 1891 in Gallia County, Ohio. Nettie Rachel or Nettie Rashie Walker was the daughter of John J. and Mary J. (Fowler) Walker. She was born on 30 October 1870 in 18 Mile Creek, Putnam, West Virginia. Addison and Nettie Rashie were second cousins as both of them were descendants of William Bryant and Rhoda (Manning) Whittington.

Addison Whittington – Nettie Rachel Walker, Relationship Chart

Addison and Nettie Rashie were living in Buffalo in Putnam County, West Virginia through the 1900, 1910, and the 1920 censuses.

Nettie Rashie died 9 April 1923 in Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia. She was buried in Fowler Cemetery in Hurricane, Putnam, West Virginia.

In the 1930 census, Addison was living in Buffalo with three of his children, Ina, Elbin, and Addison, Jr.

Addison Whittington died on 2 January 1935 in Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia. He was buried in the Whittington Cemetery in Putnam County, West Virginia.

Add Whittington and Rachel “Nettie Rashie” Walker had the following children (see note #2):

Oscar Addison Whittington was born 14 May 1892 in West Virginia. He died in 17 February 1974 in Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia.

Earl Robert Whittington was born 2 May 1894 in Putnam County, West Virginia. He died on 22 April 1977 in Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia.

Howard Whittington was born 24 November 1896 in Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia. He died 14 January 1969 in South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia.

Ina Whittington was born 26 August 1899 in Putnam County, West Virginia. She died 9 January 1960 in Red House, Putnam, West Virginia.

Ethel Whittington was born 7 October 1902 in Putnam, West Virginia. She died 12 March 1985 in Poca, Putnam County, West Virginia.

Arthur Whittington was born about 19 April 1905 in Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia. He died on 11 June 1949 in Roane County, West Virginia.

Otis Alvin Whittington was born 24 May 1907 in Putnam, West Virginia. He died on 1 August 1995 in Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia.

Elbin Cecil Whittington was born 25 March 1910 in Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia. He died 20 January 1988 in Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia.

Addison Whittington was born 2 June 1913 in Putnam County, West Virginia. He died 31 Jan 2003 in Buffalo, Putnam, West Virginia.


Notes and sources:

Note #1: Addison was listed as Adam in a few records. This was probably a clerical error, possibly because the clerk or census taker thought Add was a nickname for Adam.

Note #2: The 1910 census listed a child named T. F. Whittington born about 1910 in West Virginia. This was the only time this name was found. It may be an error and was probably the listing for Elbin Cecil.

West Virginia Births, 1853-1930, database with images online. West Virginia Archives (http://www.wvculture.org), Addison Whittington, birth record, FHL film #567,279, pg 84, no. 25.

West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, database with images online, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org). Whittington/Walker marriage, 4 June 1891; West Virginia Archives (http://www.wvculture.org), no. 426, p. 142, FHL film #317,657.

West Virginia Births, 1853-1930, database with images online. FamilySearch.org (http://www.familysearch.org). Nettie R. Walker, birth record, West Virginia Archives (http://www.wvculture.org), FHL film #567,279, pg 84, no. 30.

U.S. federal census. Year: 1900; Location: Buffalo, Putnam County, West Virginia; e.d. 0074, p. 7A. (Addison was listed as Adam and Nettie as Mettie.)
U.S. federal census. Year: 1910; Location: Buffalo, Putnam County, West Virginia; e.d. 0129, p. 9B.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1920; Location: Buffalo, Putnam County, West Virginia; e.d. 103, p. 3A.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1930; Location: Buffalo, Putnam County, West Virginia; e.d. 0002, p. 6B.

West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999, database with images online, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org). Nettie R. Whittington, 9 April 1923; West Virginia Archives (http://www.wvculture.org), vol. 4, p. 358, FHL film #567,297.

Nettie R. Whittington, Memorial #136970360, database and images online. Find-A-Grave.com (http://www.findagrave.com).

West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973, database online, Ancestry.com Operations Inc. (https://www.ancestry.com). Add Whittington, 15 September 1935; FHL film #567,298.