The South Carolina Whittle Families

Third Generation (Continued)

The Children of James Whittle, Sr.


11. William M. Whittle (Burris, James Sr.) was born in Edgefield County, South Carolina about 1785 and died after 1870 in Butler County, Alabama.

William Whittle makes his first named appearance on a deed found in Edgefield Co. SC Deeds; Books 13 to 31 by Carol Wells.

Deed bk 30-p. 427 THOMAS DEEN, Planter, to WILLIAM WHITTLE, planter, Deed of Conveyance, 8 Dec 1808, $100, 50 acres, being part of (number lost in binding) and half acres being part of land granted to (name lost in binding) Webb in 1791, lying on Clouds Creek, Spring Branch, and sd WHITTLE'S land. Wit A HERON, ZACHARIAH MILLER. /s/ THOS DEEN. Justice ELIJAH WATSON certifies relinquishment of dower rights by MARY DEEN wife of THOMAS DEEN, 1 Mar 180(year lost in binding); /s/ MARY (M) DEEN. Proven 1 Mar 1809 by ANDREW HERON; ELIJAH WATDON Q U. Rec 4 Nov 1811.

On the 1810 census he is the only male in the household and is listed in the age 16 to 25 column. He has a wife and two daughters under age 10. In the same year he acquires additional property from Thomas Deen.

Deed bk 30-p. 428 THOMAS DEEN to WILLIAM WHITTLE, Deed of Conveyance, 9 Nov 1810, $200, 200 acres, being part of land granted to JAMES WARREN, 500 acres in 1774, lying on West side of Clouds Creek, 125 acres being part of a tract granted to JAMES STATON in 1768 lying on west side of Clouds Creek, and 2 ½ acres being part of land granted to HENLY WEBB in 1791 lying on west side of Clouds Creek, 147 acres being part of land granted HENLY WEBB 1793, lands join each other. The 200 acres adj. Lands of RICHARD DUNCAN, MATT JONES, LISHEY DIE, JACOBS Branch, JAMES WHITTLE Sr and Charleston Road. Wit SAMUEL DEEN, ROBT GOWAN, WILLYS WHITTLE. /s/ THOMAS DEEN. Justice ELIJAH WATSON certifies relinquishment of dower rights by POLLY DEEN wife of THOMAS DEEN, 31 Dec 1810; /s/ POLLY (M) DEEN. Proven 31 Dec 1810 by ROBERT GOWAN. Rec 4 Nov 1811.

On the 1820 census William has two male children under 10, three females under 10, 1 female under 16, his wife and a female over age 45. By 1830 the count becomes 2 males under 5, 1 male under 10, 1 female under 5, 2 females under 10 and 2 females under 20. He and his wife are listed in the age 40 to 50 column. How many of this family stayed in SC is unknown.

Sometime after 1830 William Whittle, at the age of approximately 45, will move his family to Lowndes County Alabama. His younger brother Rueben is already there by the 1830 census. No record has been found as to the disposition of his property in South Carolina but by 1836 he is trading properties in Lowndes County.

Deed Book 2 (1834-37), p. 483-4. Wm Whittle and wife Sarah to Stephen Adams, land in T13 R14. 17 Feb 1836. Martin Lee, J.P. and Alfred Moore, J.P.

Deed Book 3 (1837-1840, p. 141. 12 Aug 1837. Wm Whittle and Sarah, his wife, to John Hawkins.

Deed Book 3 (1838-42), p. 384. Wm Whittle and Sarah, his wife, to Wm A.T. Dunklin. Exchange of land, on road leading from Greenville to Hayneville. 17 Sept 1841. Witn. Emsley Whittle, Ebron (?) Whittle.

Lowndes County was created by an act of the Alabama General Assembly on 20 Jan. 1830. It was formed from parts of Montgomery, Dallas, and Butler counties. Lowndes County is located in the south-central portion of the state, in the Black Belt. It encompasses 714 square miles. The county is named for South Carolina statesman William Lowndes. The area has a rich aboriginal history and was a center of plantation life in Alabama. The county seat is Hayneville. Other significant towns include White Hall, Letohatchee, Lowndesboro and Fort Deposit.

William seems to do well in Alabama. The 1850 slave list shows him owning 7 in Lowndes County. It is also interesting to note that his family lived in the Mount Willing district, a name they obviously brought with them, since that is the district they lived in in Old Edgefield County, SC.

William Whittle married Sarah Ferguson. She was born 27 Jan 1802 and died 10 Sept 1872. The children of their marriage are:

  111 F i Catherine Whittle
  112 F ii Sophia Whittle
+ 113 M iii Ellison H. Whittle
  114 F iv Tarrassy Whittle
+ 115 M v Emsley Whittle
  116 F vi Elizabeth Whittle
+ 117 F vii Caroline Whittle
+ 118 M viii William M. Whittle, Jr.

12. Willis Whittle (Burris, James Sr.) was born in Edgefield County, South Carolina 5 Aug 1788 and died 13 Apr 1862.

Willis was a prosperous farmer who owned 19 slaves in 1860. He lived his entire life in Edgefield County. Willis has a son and a daughter at the time of the 1810 census.

Thanks to the W.O. Whittle papers we have some excellent verification of his wife and 8 of his 10 children This letter was send to WO in 1941 by Jennie Elizabeth Caughman, a daughter of Scratch Whittle. It is interesting to note that Jennie thought Joe M. Whittle might be related to WO since no one knew the relationship between the James, Sr. and Ambrose lines of Whittle. This letter verifies an important inter-marriage between the families, Joe M's dad Mack Whittle (grandson of Ambrose) married Mary Anna Whittle (granddaughter of James M. Whittle, Jr.).


Courtesy Calvin M. McClung Collection, Knox County Public Library, Knoxville, TN.

The following estate settlement records were found in the Edgefield County Equity microfilm rolls:

Roll#1226, WILLIS WHITTLE estate, $14,000, Settled 1 Dec. 1866. Adm. Alfred Whittle, Simeon Crouch, now deceased.

Roll# 2137, Willis Whittle, Sr., dec. 13 Apr. 1862. Widow: Elizabeth; ch: Alford, Frances, wife of Simeon Crouch, Charity, wife of Michael DeLoache, Mahlon, Oratio, Willis, Jr., and Catherine, wife of Jacob Bodie. Grandch: Nathan Bodie in Ala., Frances Bodie m. Warren Smith, Elizabeth Bodie m. Phillip Cates in Ala., Capers Bodie, Marina and Hattie Bodie, minors in Ala. children of my predeceased daughter, Jane Whittle (d. 22 Oct. 1856), wife of Joseph Bodie, d. 1851; grandch: Thomas and Milledge Whittle, monors, children of my pre-dec son, Amos Whittle. Homeplace - 200 acres, bounded by Felix E. Bodie, James Whittle, Dr. Folk and Simeon Crouch.

Willis married Elizabeth Duncan who was born in 1789 and died in 1883. They began their family in 1809 and their last daughter Catherine was born in 1836. Their daughter Fannie had her first child before Scratch and Catherine were born. All of these children have been verified except for Mary who was not mentioned in his estate settlement:

+ 121 F i Francis "Fannie" Whittle
+ 122 F ii Jane "Jennie" Whittle
+ 123 M iii Amos Whittle
  124 F iv Charity Whittle
  125 F v Mary Whittle
+ 126 M vi Alfred Whittle
+ 127 M vii Oratio "Burr" Whittle
+ 128 M viii Willis Whittle, Jr.
+ 129 M ix Mahlon A. "Scratch" Whittle
  120 F x Catherine Whittle

13. James M. Whittle, Jr. (Burris, James Sr.) was born in Edgefield County, South Carolina about 1795 and died in Oct 1871.

As previously discussed in Generation 2, there are two James Whittles on the 1810 census, both have males in the household over age 45. The first James lives next door to Thomas and James Warren and has 2 males under 10, 2 males under 16, 1 male over 45, 2 females under 10, 1 female under 16, 1 female under 45 and one female over 45. The second one lives between William Whittle and Elijah Watson with Macajah Whittle close by. This James has 2 males under 10, 1 male under 26, 1 male under 45, 1 male over 45 but only 1 female is listed, she is under 26. Records of James Whittle, Jr.'s children show Edy Whittle as his first born in 1814. If James Jr. is one of the James in 1810, he should have no children. One of these James is clearly James Whittle, Sr., the other remains a mystery.

There are three James Whittles by 1820. The first one still lives next door to William Whittle as in 1810. James tells the census taker that he is James Whittle, Sr. His family count is generally consistent with what it should have been in 1820. The second James identifies himself as James Whittle, Jr. He has 2 males under 10 and 2 females under 10, so this is obviously a young family. There is little doubt that this is the son of James Sr. Our third James also has a young family and he is believed to be James C. the son of Joseph Whittle.

1850 is the first US census that lists family members by name. On that census we find James and Nancy and 4 children: Frances, age 17, Malachi, age 18, Emanuel, age 20 and an EM Washington, age 12. Who is this Washington boy?

James Whittle, Jr. was married twice. His first wife was Nancy Duncan, born about 1794 and died after 1860. Her father Richard Duncan, age 98, is living with them on the 1860 census. His second wife was Rebecca Forrest. She was born about 1822 and died 6 Dec 1874. There is no record of any children from his second marriage. The children of his marriage to Nancy Duncan are:

+ 131 F i Edea "Edy" Whittle
+ 132 M ii Reason Whittle
+ 133 F iii Clarisey Whittle
+ 134 M iv Wilson "Bill" Whittle
+ 135 M v William Floyd Whittle
+ 136 M vi Wesley Whittle
+ 137 F vii Nancy Emeline Whittle
  138 M viii Emanual M. Whittle
+ 139 M ix Malachi A. Whittle
  1310 F x Francis S. Whittle

The will of James Whittle verifies his wife Rebecca and all of his children except Emanual, Francis and William Floyd.


Courtesy Edgefield County Archives, Edgefield, SC.

As indicated in his will, Milton Prater was obviously well thought of by James, Jr. Unfortunately Rebecca Whittle didn't seem to agree. Our thanks to Wade Prater for sending us this copy of the court case of Prater vs Whittle

14. Elijah Whittle (Burris, James Sr.) was born in Edgefield County about 1794 and died there 12 Dec 1853.

The first record we have found for Elijah is this deed from Carol Wells book.

William C Mitchel to Elijah Whittle, Deed, 21 May 1814, One hundred forty Dollars, [word lost in the binding]ty acres on waters of Clouds Creek of Saluda River adj lands of Job Padgett junior, Mores Creek, Samuel Deen. Wit Wm Whittle, Briant Obanion. /s/ Wm C Mitchell. Proven 21 May 1814 by Wm Whittle; Wm Hurtt JP. Rec 7 June 1814.

The fact that his neighbor is Job Padgett is significant because it helps explain why he is a witness for James C. Whittle in 1827 (see James C. Whittle). Elijah is on the 1820 census with 3 males under age 10 and no females except his wife. This is 8 years prior to any records we currently have of his own children. This census data is either incorrect or he has inherited the children of someone else. On the 1830 census he lists 1 male under 5, 1 under 10, 2 females under 10, 1 under 15 and 1 under 30 in addition to his wife. By 1840 we have 1 male under 5, 1 under 10, 1 under 15 and 1 under 30. For the female count we have a daughter under 10 and 1 under 15. In 1850 Elijah's occupation is listed as stonecutter and we have only 3 children living at home. Elijah died intestate in 1853 and we have his estate settlement listing his 5 children.


Courtesy of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History http://www.state.sc.us/scdah/homepage.htm

Elijah Whittle married Nancy McGee (maiden name not proven). In 1860 and 1870 Nancy is living with her daughter Bethany. Nancy was born in 1794 and died, according to the Norris Township Mortality Schedule, in Feb 1880, age 86.

+ 141 M i McNath Whittle
  142 F ii Edwina Whittle - was born in Edgefield County about 1830. She was named in Elijah's estate settlement in 1853. We have no further information about her.
+ 143 F iii Bethany Marthana Whittle
+ 144 M iv Agrippa Whittle
+ 145 M v Elvanus Whittle

15. Effie Whittle (Burris, James Sr.) was born in Edgefield County, South Carolina about 1796 and died after 1846.

Effie married Jacob Sartain (Certain or Sartin) who was born c.1773 and died c.1862. The Duncan family records refer to the 1850 census with index entries for Jacob Sartin in Tuscaloosa County, AL and Jacob Certain in Madison County, AL. There is no proof that either of them is the same Jacob Sartain. No record has been found of their children.

16. Matilda Whittle (Burris, James Sr.) was born in Edgefield County, South Carolina about 1798 and died after 1844.

Matilda married John Story. Both of them probably died sometime between 1844 and the 1850 census as their two children are living with Matilda's sister Elizabeth and Russel Padgett in the 1850 census.

  161 M i Wesley Story - born 1837.
  162 F ii Martha Story - born 1839.

17. Joseph Whittle (Burris, James Sr.) was born in Edgefield County, South Carolina about 1800 and died there 7 Jun 1845.

Joseph first appears on his own in the 1830 census with his wife, Sophia Reynolds, and 1 son under age 5. By 1840 they have 1 son under 5, 2 sons under 10, 1 daughter under 5 and 1 under 10. Joseph and his mother, Lucretia, were the administrators of James Whittle Sr.'s estate in 1844. In 1850, his wife Sophia is listed as head of household. Joseph's cause of death in 1845 at approximately age 45 is unknown. In this petition to the Edgefield District Court, Sophia recommends her brother, Wiley Reynolds, as administrator of the estate.


Courtesy Edgefield County Archives, Edgefield, SC.

Initially Wiley works hard on the affairs of Joseph Whittle. He completes the property inventory and files a number of personal notes with the court; however, sometime before 1850 Wiley moves to Georgia without completing his accounting for the estate.

Courtesy Edgefield County Archives, Edgefield, SC.

We have a number of documents pertaining to the estate of Joseph Whittle and there are many familiar names found; Ezekiel and Manchester Padgett, John and Elbert Warren, Amos and Tilman Watson, Moses and Wilson Holston. It is interesting to note that Ambrose Whittle appears in many of them as well. Ambrose is one of the appraisers as he was for James Whittle, Sr. Ambrose is also a suretor for Wiley Reynolds performance. Unfortunately none of these documents prove the relationship between the families.

Sophia Reynolds, daughter of Thomas Reynolds and Nancy Harrison, was born in 1805 and died in 1874. The children of her marriage to Joseph Whittle are:

+ 171 F i Julia Whittle
  172 M ii Aaron "Arn" Whittle
+ 173 M iii Elly Whittle
+ 174 M iv Eldred Whittle
  175 F v Permelia Whittle
+ 176 M vi Hezekiah Whittle

On 2 Sep 1856, William Stevens was appointed guardian of Eldred, Permelia and Hezekiah. He is the husband of Nancy Reynolds who was a sister of Sophia. Both the 1860 and 1870 Edgefield census list Milton Whittle, born in 1853, living with Sophia. Milton was born too late to be a son of Joseph and Sophia Whittle. So far we have not been able to identify his parents and he is not named in the probate of Sophia's estate.

Sophia died 7 Nov 1874. This petition filed by her son, Hezekiah, verifies her children and many of her grandchildren.


Courtesy Edgefield County Archives, Edgefield, SC. (discovered in 2005)

18. John Whittle (Burris, James Sr.) was born in Edgefield County, South Carolina about 1801 and died there after 1870.

John's first wife is reported to be Nancy (unknown). Presumably she died before the 1850 census as no female his age is found. On the 1860 census, John seems to have married again, her name is Elizabeth (reported by one researcher as Elizabeth Brown) and she is 20 years younger. There are two additional Whittle boys on the 1860 census.

We have not found a will or the probate of John's estate, however, the children of his first marriage, based on the 1850 census are:

+ 181 M i Hartwell Eugene Whittle
+ 182 F ii Matilda Whittle - born about 1825. We have no further records.
+ 183 F iii Elizabeth Whittle - born about 1827. We have not further records.
+ 184 M iv John Wesley Whittle
+ 185 M v William Manchester Whittle
+ 186 M vi Meady Whittle
+ 187 F vii Sarah Phoebe Whittle
+ 188 M viii Seaborn Whittle
+ 189 F ix Edney Whittle

The children of John's second marriage based on 1860 census data are:

+ 1810 M x James Pinckney Whittle
+ 1811 M xi Rufus Whittle

19. Reuben Whittle (Burris, James Sr.) was born in Edgefield County, South Carolina about 1802 and died in 1836 in Sumter or Lowndes County, Alabama.

Reuben and his brother Maston are probably named after Major Reuben Maston who was a well known patriot from the Greenville District of SC around 1770. This land grant in Edgefield County was awarded to him in 1821.

One hundred and seventy four acres more or less being part of 530 Acres granted to Arther Watson on the fifth day of March 1792 Situate in the said District (Edgefield) On the branches of Dry Creek waters of Saluda and the said One hundred and seventy Four acres is to have such bounds as follows beginning at a pine the grant corner on Land formerly held by John Kirkland and Runs S 22 E (in binding: 3)o chains to a Stake X3 thence S 87 E 18 chains to a Post Oak X3 thence N 80 E 32 Chains 50 Links to a pine X3 on land of said Grant. Thence North 16 W 37 Chains 80 links to a Stake X3 on Luke Smiths land thence S 75 W With the grant 52 Chains to the beginning.” Comments: Ingram Nunn and G. Nunn witnessed the deed. Jane (X) Cronick, wife of John (X) Cronick, relinquished dower rights. The 530-acre tract was surveyed for Arthur Watson 18 Nov 1791. John Cronich purchased this property from Richmond Watson 29 Jan 1818. Reuben Whittle sold the property to John Lark 15 Feb 1823.

He appears to be the first one in the family to leave Old Edgefield for Lowndes County. He is on the 1820 census in SC and then appears in 1830 as "Robin" Whittle in AL. He is shown in the age 30 to 40 column with one son under age 5, 1 daughter under 5 and 1 under 10. His wife is in the age 20 to 30 column. There are two land grants on file in Alabama, both dated 1832 from the Cahaba land office. He receives a total of 160 acres.

His wife, Nancy, is head of household by 1840. We have proof that Reuben died because his children are the beneficiaries in the 1844 probate of James Whittle, Sr.'s estate. There is a record of a 2nd marriage between Nancy and Handy Blackmon dated 7 Feb, 1841. It appears that Nancy and her daughter both married Blackmons.

Reuben married Nancy (not proven but likely Arrington) and they had the following children:

  191 M i West Whittle was born in either Edgefield County, SC or Lowndes County, AL about 1825. No other information has been found.
  192 F ii Marina Whittle - was born in Lowndes County, AL about 1827. She married Ransom Blackmon, 4 Jan, 1842. They are listed in the 1850 census living in Sumter County with their 3 children. Marina died before 1860. Ransom remarried and moved to Orange, Mississippi.
  193 F iii Melinda Whittle - was born in Lowndes County, AL about 1830. She married Richard C. Allen on 3 Jan 1850. They are listed in the 1850 census living in Sumter County with no children.
  194 F iv Amanda Whittle - was born in Lowndes County, AL about 1836. On the 1850 census, Amanda is living with her mother and step father, Handy Blackmon.

Thanks to researcher, Brenda Laney, it appears that Nancy Blackmon, age 70, is living in MS with Rebecca, age 25, and Manda, age 14 for the 1870 census. Rebecca is likely her daughter by Handy Blackmon.

20. Mary "Polly" Whittle (Burris, James Sr.) was born in Edgefield County, South Carolina about 1810 and died after 1860.

Mary married Richard Duncan most likely a son of Richard Duncan, age 98, on the 1860 census. If this is true, three of Richard Sr's children married Whittles. Richard is not found on the 1850 census, Mary Duncan is listed as head of household. Mrs. M Duncan is also head of household on the 1860 census.

The children of Richard Duncan and Mary "Polly" Whittle are:

  204 F i Lucretia Duncan was born in 1836.
  205 M ii John Duncan was born in 1838.
  206 F iii Mary Ann Duncan was born in 1842.
  207 M iv William C. Duncan was born in 1843.

21. Maston Whittle (Burris, James Sr.) was born in Edgefield County, South Carolina about 1816 and probably died 19 Apr 1865 at Sabine Pass, Texas.

Maston and his brother Reuben are likely named after Major Reuben Maston who was a well known patriot from the Greenville District of SC around 1770. Maston is not found on any South Carolina census data, but he is apparently in Edgefield in 1829 when he receives his wife's share of her father's estate.

He first appears on the 1840 census in Lowndes County, Alabama. Land grants issued in 1842, 1850 and 1851 totaling 160 acres are found in the Montgomery land office The last one was a military land grant in Section 30, tract 11, R. 17 (6541), Barbour County, Alabama in December 1851. On the 1840 census he and his wife are in the age 20 to 30 column.

Maston and his rather large family are on the 1850 Alabama census, but by 1860 his wife Elizabeth is living alone. Left to wonder is the Maston Whittle that shows up on the 1860 census in Cuba, Colorado County, Texas. He says he was born in SC and is age 34. There is also a record of Mastan Whittle in the 13th Regiment, Texas Volunteers. If this is the same Maston, then his story can be found in the records at the Nesbitt Memorial Library in Columbus, TX.

Whittle, Mastan (private) farmer, age 34 in 1860; enlisted in Company D, 21st Texas Infantry, on September 3, 1862 at Houston; hospitalized at Beaumont, June 28, 1863; died in hospital at Sabine Pass, April 19, 1865.


Courtesy of the National Archives and www.footnote.com

Maston Whittle married Elizabeth Padgett. Elizabeth's parents were Henry and Penelope Padgett and she was born about 1815. Verification of their marriage is found in Henry Padgett's estate settlement. Maston and Elizabeth had the following children:

  211 F i Charity Whittle - was born about 1835. She is on the 1880 census along with 4 of her sisters living with her brother Wade in Barbour County, AL. On the 1900 census Charity is living with 4 of her sisters in Lone Star, Cherokee County, TX. She is listed as head of household and apparently never married.
  212 M ii John Whittle - was born about 1836. No other information has been found.
  213 M iii Reuben Whittle - was born about 1837. No other information has been found.
  214 F iv Jennie Whittle - was born about 1838. She is listed on the 1880 census along with 4 of her sisters living with her brother Wade in Barbour County, AL. On the 1900 census Jennie is living with 4 of her sisters in Lone Star, Cherokee County, TX. She apparently never married.
  215 F v Emaline Whittle - was born about 1840. She is listed on the 1880 census along with 4 of her sisters living with her brother Wade in Barbour County, AL. On the 1900 census Emma is living with 4 of her sisters in Lone Star, Cherokee County, TX. She apparently never married.
  216 F vi Edna Whittle - was born about 1843. On the 1900 census Edna is living with 4 of her sisters in Lone Star, Cherokee County, TX. She apparently never married.
  217 F vii Sarah "Siley" Whittle - was born about 1844. She is listed on the 1880 census along with 4 of her sisters living with her brother Wade in Barbour County, AL. No other information has been found.
  218 F viii Lucinda Whittle - was born about 1845. She is listed on the 1880 census along with 4 of her sisters living with her brother Wade in Barbour County, AL. On the 1900 census Lou is living with 4 of her sisters in Lone Star, Cherokee County, TX. She apparently never married.
  219 M ix Wade Hampton Whittle
  2110 F x Julia Whittle - was born about 1848 and probably died before 1860. No other information is available.
  2111 F xi Elizabeth R. Whittle

After Maston moved to Texas, he remarried Martha Shepherd, who was age 15 in the 1860 census. They had one daughter named Sarah Elizabeth, born 25 Apr 1862. She married Peter Neil Wallace. Sarah died 5 Jan 1928 in Austin, TX. On 3 Mar 2011, I received the following email from Janet Carr, a descendant of Maston through his daughter Sarah Elizabeth.

Years ago, my husband and I went to Colorado County. We found Maston Whittle was on the tax rolls from 1861 to 1864, but not on the 1865 roll. This is probably because he died in April 1865. Maston Whittle owned 492 acres of land in the William Bell Grant, abstract 64, four horses and 8 cattle. He enlisted in Co. D, Griffin’s Battalion, Texas Infantry between 1861 and January 1862. This unit was known at various times as Bates Battalion or Regiment, Texas Volunteers, Brazoria Coast Regiment and 13th Regiment Texas Infantry. Confederate Military History, Vol. XI, p.102, briefly describes a battle involving Griffins Battalion (including Co. D.) at Sabine Pass Light House on April 1863. Military records indicate that Maston Whittle died on April 19, 1865 in the General Hospital at Sabine Pass. This was after hostilities has ceased. My husband, John, and I went to Sabine Pass to visit the area but there is not much there except the lighthouse.

In the 1880 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Texas, W. H. Mobley is listed (age 52) with his wife Marthy Mobley (age 37) and children Lemuel Mobley, age 4, Lizzie Mobley, 10 mos. and Sarah Whittle, age 18. This is the man who married Martha Shepherd Whittle after Maston Whittle died during the Civil War.

The 1920 U.S. Census, Austin. Travis Co., Texas, ward 4, lists the widow, Martha Mobley, age 73, and George Pool, age 13, a grandson. George Pool is the informant on her death certificate. I have a certified death certificate for Mrs. Martha Mobley who died September 15, 1926 (born October 11, 1846), but the informant did not know who her father or mother were. The informant was G. W. Pool. I am trying to connect with Mr. Pool’s family and will let you know what I find out.

The 1920 U.S. census, Austin, Travis Co., Texas lists Sarah E. Wallace, age 57, and Mattie Pearl Wallace, age 26. Miss Wallace is my husband's maiden aunt, one of the four daughters of Sarah E. Wallace. I have a certified copy of a death certificate for Sarah Elizabeth Wallace (born on April 25, 1862, died May 13, 1928) showing that her father was Masterson Whittle and her mother was Martha Shepherd. The informant was her daughter, Mrs. A. S. Douglas. Mrs. Douglas is a sister to my husband’s mother. Aunt Maude (Mrs. Douglas) was a lovely woman and very reliable.

I also have a death certificate for Dessie Mary King (nee Wallace) who died January 5, 1972 (born May15, 1896). This is my husband’s mother. Her father was Peter Neil Wallace and her mother was Sarah Elizabeth Whittle. Mr. Wallace died during a hurricane in Galveston Co., Texas. They had four daughters Hilda, Maude, Mattie Pearl and Dessie Mary Wallace. They lived in Manvel, Texas, Brazoria Co., Texas for a while and moved on to Austin, Texas where their grandmother, Martha (Whittle) Mobley ran a boarding house housing students near the University of Texas campus. This is where Hilda Wallace met and married Conrad P. Engleking, an attorney of law and Dessie Mary Wallace met and married Samuel Brown Carr, also an attorney of law and District Judge. My husband, John D. Carr, also a Lawyer, is one of their 5 children.

Janet Carr, Houston, TX

 

22. Elizabeth Whittle (Burris, James Sr.) was born in Edgefield County, South Carolina June 1819 and died in 1902.

Elizabeth married Rupert "Russel" Padgett who was born in 1825 and died before 1900. Russel's parents were Mary Polly Eidson and Samuel Padgett. Elizabeth's mother Lucretia is listed as age 70 on the 1850 census and is living with them. After Russel died Elizabeth lived with her son Jefferson Davis.

Their children are as follows:
  221 M i Henry H. Padgett was born in 1839 and died in 1915. He was in the 14th SC Infantry, was wounded at Deep Bottom and discharged at Appomatox in 1865.
  222 M ii Lucinda Padgett was born in 1842.
  223 F iii Polly Padgett was born in 1845.
  224 M iv Rupert "Russel" Padgett, Jr. was born in 1847 and died in 1915. Russel was in the 6th SC Infantry under Captain Cromley and also in the 7th SC Infantry, Company E. He was discharged at Greensboro, NC in April, 1865. Russel married into the Eidson family.
  225 F v Elizabeth Padgett was born in 1850 and was still living with her parents in the 1880 census.
  226 M vi James T. Padgett was born in 1851 and died in Hillsboro, TX after 1910.
  227 F vii Lucretia Padgett, named after her grandmother, was born in 1854. She married into the Eidson family.
  228 F viii Ella Padgett was born in 1857.
  229 M ix Eldon Padgett was born in 1858.
  2210 M x Jefferson Davis Padgett was born in 1860 and died in 1915.

23. Ira Cromwell Whittle (Burris, James Sr.) was born in Edgefield County, South Carolina about 1819 and died 10 Dec 1863 in the Confederate General Hospital #2 at Lynchburg, Virginia.

Ira appears on th 1840 census with his wife and first daughter. By 1850 there are 5 children and in 1860 there are 7.

Ira is found on the roster of the 14th South Carolina Infantry, Company B at age 38 to 40. He is listed as having died of disease. On the "South Carolina Dead in CSA Service Report" there is an Ira Whittle listed as having died of wounds. He was buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC. These records from the National Archives are conflicting on both Ira's name and Company but there are no other records for "Isaiah" in the 14th SC.

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Ira married Mary "Polly" J. McGee. She was born in 1820 and died after 1880. Their children are:

  231 F i Elizabeth Whittle - was born about 1840. She is still living with her widowed mother on the 1870 census. In 1880 Elizabeth, Mary, Mattie and their mother Polly are living with her brother Lee. No other information has been found.
  232 M ii William Malachi Whittle
  233 F iii Georgianna Whittle - was born in 1844 and is not found on the 1860 census.
  234 F iv Jane Whittle - was born about 1846. She is still living at home in 1870. We have no reliable information after that.
+ 235 M v James Wesley Whittle
  236 F vi Mary Whittle - was born in 1853 and died 17 Feb 1918. She is living with her brother Lee in 1880. Mary is buried next to her brother Malachi at West Creek Church in Batesburg, SC. Her death certificate says she was single.
+ 237 M vii Levi David "Lee" Whittle
+ 238 F viii Martha "Mattie" Whittle

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