The South Carolina Whittle Families

Fourth Generation

The Civil War Years


111. Catherine Whittle (Burris, James Sr., William) was born in Edgefield County about 1814. Date of death is unknown.

On the 1850 census Catherine is listed in her father's household in Lowndes County, AL along with John Hawkins and her sister Tarrassy. It is possible that she never married.

112. Sophia Whittle (Burris, James Sr., William) was born in Edgefield County about 1817. Date of death is unknown.

One reference to Sophia says she married Nathaniel Bouknight. No record has been found to verify this and it does not appear likely that any Bouknight's ever migrated to Alabama.

113. Ellison H. Whittle (Burris, James Sr., William) was born in Edgefield County in 1817 and died in Lowndes County, Alabama on 3 Nov 1892.

Ellison enlisted at age 47 in the Confederate Army as a private in Brook's Company, Alabama Cavalry Reserves. This clearly illustrates the manpower shortage in the South by 1864.


Courtesy of the National Archives and www.footnote.com

He married Eliza Margaret Jones on 10 Mar 1844. His children as documented from the 1850 through 1880 census as well as his probate in 1892 are:

  1131 M i James M. Whittle was born in 1846 and probably died before 1870. There is a J. M. Whittle on the 1880 census in McLennan County, TX, born in 1849. He says he was born in AL and his parents in SC. This may me James M, certainly it is a son of one of the Alabama Whittles.
+ 1132 M ii William Holloway Whittle
  1133 M iii Josephus Whittle was born in 1848 and may have died before 1860. One report on Ancestry.com however, says that West's nickname was Josephus.
+ 1134 M iv West M. Whittle
  1135 F v Mary E. Whittle was born in 1852. She married William P. Rodes.
  1136 F vi Sarah Jane "Sallie" Whittle was born in 1854 and died in 1922. She married William L. Favor, Jr..
+ 1137 M vii Albert C. (or Y.) Whittle
+ 1138 M viii Jesse Robert Whittle
  1139 F ix Caroline R. "Carrie" Whittle was born in 1859 and died before 1892. She married John S. Noble.
  11310 F x Malissa E. Whittle was born in 1861 and died before 1892. She apparently married a Bargainer. On the 1880 census she is living with Ellison and her two daughters, Nancy and Eliza.
  11311 F xi M. Ella Whittle was born in 1863. She married Dan Layfette Sullivan.
  11312 F xii Emma Whittle was born in 1865. She apparently married a Noble as did her sister Caroline.
+ 11313 M xiii John Ellison Whittle
  11314 F xiv Bama Whittle was born in 1873. She apparently also married a Noble.
  11315 M xv Walter W. Whittle was born Dec 1879. On the 1900 census, he is living with his brother, John Elly and mother Eliza. No other information has been found.

This probate verifies most of his children, although the use of initials makes it difficult to sort out the Noble's. If there are any researchers that can help us out, it would be appreciated.

Lowndes Co AL Record of Petition, No. 3 page 177

State of Alabama
Lowndes County Probate Court

To the Hon A.E. CAFFEE, Judge of Probate in said county, your petitioner W H WHITTLE, administrator of the Estate of ELLISON WHITTLE dec'd, respectfully represents unto your honor that the following lands belongs to said decedents estate and lies in an distinct and ____ body from the lands Known as the Homestead of descedent to wit: Thirty five acres more or less in the SW 4 of the NE 4 in section 28, township 13 and Range 14, situated near Mt. Willing in said Lowndes County: that said named above lands can not be utilized or used to advantage being unclear and altogeather in the woods and can not be equitably divided among the heirs of said decedent, that said heirs are as follows to wit: Petitoner over 21 years of age, WM WHITTLE, J.R. WHITTLE, J.E. WHITTLE, MRS S.J. FAVOR wife of WM FAVOR, MRS M.E. (this could be a C) SULLIVAN, MRS M.E.RODES wife of W.P. RODES, MRS U.A. NOBLE, wife of W.T. NOBLE, all of full age and residents of this County except J.E. WHITTLE who lives in Butler County Alabama & W.M. WHITTLE who lives in Hill County Texas; and VANDER WHITTLE, PET WHITTLE & MARTHA WHITTLE children of A.Y. WHITTLE dec'd, each under 14 years old & live in this county in the custody of their mother ALICE WILLIAMS, ELIZA COKER and NANCY COKER children of M.E. BARGAINER, a dec'd daughter of E WHITTLE dec'd each under 21 & under 14 years of age & living in this county, WILLIE NOBLE child, of about 8 years of age, of U.M. NOBLE a dec'd daughter of said decedent living in the custody of W.T. NOBLE in this county, JEROME NOBLE and DAISY NOBLE children of C._ NOBLE a deceased daughter of said decedent living in this county in the custody of WM FAVORS, their uncle each under 14 years of age; wherefore petitioner prays your Honor for a decree authorizing him to sell said land for division among those entitled and for necessary preliminary orders and proceedings as to your Honor may seem proper to accomplish this end, and is in duty bound ___.

Sworn to and subscribed this 1st day of Dec 1892
W.H. WHITTLE
A.E. CAFFEE, Judge of Probate

The following Lowndes County land records have been found for Ellison:

Deed Book C-7, p. 141. Dan H. and Caroline B. Jones, his wife, to Elison Whittle. 13 Dec 1852. Witn. A.G. Conner, Freeman Miles. T13, R14.

Deed Book F-10, p. 89-90. Edwin D. Snellgrove and Rachel H., his wife, to Ellison Whittle. 21 Sept 1866.

Deed Book H-12. p.735. D.C. Pearman to Ellison Whittle (Oct 1871 or 1872). Witn. Emsley Whittle, J.M. Gafford.

114. Tarrassy Whittle (Burris, James Sr., William) was born in Edgefield County about 1820. Date of death is unknown.

Tarrassy is found on the 1850 census living in her father's household with her husband John Hawkins, age 38. Lowndes County marriage records list the date as 13 Jan 1835. They had no children.

115. Emsley Whittle (Burris, James Sr., William) was born in Edgefield County about 1820 and died in Butler County, Alabama on 25 May 1886.

Emsley, age 30, is on the 1850 census living in Lowndes County with his wife Nancy Levinia Harrison. Nancy was born 3 Dec 1820 and died 25 Jan 1895. Emsley and Nancy are buried at Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Butler County, AL. Their children from the 1850 through 1880 census are:

  1151 F i Rebecca E. Whittle was born in 1838 and died before 1886. She married Nathan Body on 23 Nov 1858. They had one son Joseph C. Body
  1152 M ii Jonathan Whittle was born in 1840. He is listed on the roster of the 1st Regiment, Alabama Infantry and may have died during the war. It is interesting to note however, that there is a John Whittle living in St Mary, Louisiana, born 1840 in Alabama, on both the 1870 and 1880 census. This John Whittle served in both the 13th and 15 Louisiana Infantry. Could they be the same?
  1153 F iii Barbara L. Whittle was born in 1842 and died in 1860.
  1154 F iv Nancy E. Whittle was born in 1844 and died before 1886. She married a Lockwood.
+ 1155 M v Eldridge Emsley Whittle
  1156 F vi Mary Ellen Whittle was born in 1848.
  1157 M vii William H.H. Whittle was born in 1849 and died 13 Sep 1870. He is buried in Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Butler, AL.
  1158 F viii R. June Whittle was born in 1851 and married J.D. Hartley.
  1159 F ix Martha E. Whittle was born in 1853 and married Joseph Hartley.
  11510 F x Mary Elizabeth Whittle was born in 1855. She married Robert Bush, 14 Aug 1875 (from information received from John Bush 25 Jul 2007).
  11511 M xi Jesse J. Whittle was born in 1856 and likely died before 1886. There are 2 Jesse Whittle's on the 1880 census that are about the right age, but we have no records to identify them.
  11512 M xii N. Joseph Whittle was born in 1858 and probably died before 1886. We have no further records.

We do not have a copy of Emsley's will but we do have his wife Nancy's petition for probate which verifies some of their daughters. No sons are mentioned, all 5 of them must have died before 1886.

The State of Alabama
Butler County

To the Hon. J.L.Powell, Judge of said Court:

Your petitioner Nancy L. Whittle, respectfully represents unto your Honor, that the late Emsley Whittle was an inhabitant of this place and of Butler County at the time of his death, and departed this life on the 25th day of May A.D. 1886, leaving a last will and testament duly signed and published by him, and attested by R.G.W. Martin and G.H Martin both of whom are now and were at the time of said attestation resident citizens of Butler County, Ala, in which will your petitioner is named as the sole legatee, which said will is here with produced to your Honor and proof awarded for Probate and record in this Court. Your petitioner further shows unto your Honor that she is the widow and legatee of the said Emsley Whittle, deceased, and that Joseph C Body, only son and child of R.E. Body, who was the daughter of said decedent, and that said Joseph Body resides in Merrellton, Calhoun County, Ala, and is over the age of twenty-one years and of sound mind. That Florence Dees is a married woman of sound mind and the wife of Robert Dees, and both under the age of twenty-one years and each reside in Butler County Alabama, and that said Florence Dees is the grandaughter of decedent, being the only child of Nancy E. Lockwood who was the daughter of the decedent. That R.J. Hartley, wife of J.D. Hartley, a married woman of sound mind, and she and her husband are each over the age of twenty one years and reside in Butler County, Ala, that said R.J. Hartley is the daughter of said decedent. That Martha E. Hartley is the daughter of said decedent, anf the wife of Joseph Hartley, & both are over the age of twenty-one years old sound mind and each reside in Butler County Ala. That Mary E. Bush is the daughter and the wife of Robert Bush, and both are over the age of twenty-one years of sound mind and each reside in Butler County Ala, and petitioner alleges that the above named parties are the next of kin to said decedent. Wherefore your petitioner prays that a day be set for hearing this petition, that due notice thereof as required by law be given to the next of kin of said decedent and that such other proceedings orders and decrees may be had and made in the premise as may be requisite and proper to effect the due Probate and recording of said will according to law.
Sworn to before me
The 14th day of July 1886 Nancy L. Whittle
J.L. Powell
Judge of Probate

The following Lowndes County land records have been found for Emsley:

Deed Record D, p. 603. 28 Oct 1858. Samuel W. and Susan A. Meriweather, his wife, to Emsley Whittle, for $1.00, all our claim at law and in equity. T12 R15. Thos. Ballard, J.P.

116. Elizabeth Whittle (Burris, James Sr., William) was born in Edgefield County about 1825. Date of death is unknown.

Elizabeth married William Hawkins, Jr.. On the 1850 census they apparently have twin daughters named Margaret and Claudia. After 1850 it is difficult to identify them because their are numerous William and Elizabeth Hawkins in Alabama. In the Alabama Marriage Collection there is a record in 1844 of the marriage of William Hawkins and Elizabeth Adams. This might suggest that it was her second marriage.

117. Caroline Whittle (Burris, James Sr., William) was born in Edgefield County about 1830. Date of death is unknown.

From the Alabama Marriage Collection on Ancestry.com, we find Caroline marrying Augustus Pearce on 14 Mar 1845. They remained in Lowndes and Butler County, AL during their lifetime. Their children from the 1850 through 1880 census are:

  1171 M i James Pearce was born in 1846.
  1172 F ii Mary Elizabeth Pearce was born in 1849.
  1173 F iii Ellen Pearce was born in 1856.
  1174 F iv Louisa Pearce was born in 1859.
  1175 F v Sally Pearce was born in 1860.
  1176 M vi Joseph Pearce was born in 1866.

118. William M. Whittle, Jr. (Burris, James Sr., William) was born in Lowndes County, AL about 1838 and probably died in Butler County, AL before 1870.

The Alabama Marriage Collection lists Martha Ann Middleton Norman as the first wife of William, Jr. William can be found on the 1860 census with his second wife Damans (maiden name not verified but reported to be McDonald) and their first child, Edie. He must have died before 1870 because Damans (Demaris) and her children are living with William Whittle, Sr. who is listed as age 80.

  1181 F i Edith Catherine "Edie" Whittle was born in 1851. She married James Thomas Craft, 15 Jun 1875.
  1182 F v Elizabeth Whittle was born in 1860.
  1183 M iii Henry Whittle was born in 1860. There is a Henry Whittle, born 1861 in Alabama, on the 1880 census in Franklin County, TX. Good bet this is the same Henry but there is no trace of him after 1880.
  1184 F iv Mollie Lou Whittle was born in 1864. Lou married Thomas W. Holder.
  1185 M v James Whittle was born in 1867. We have found no records for him.

The following Lowndes County deed information has been found for William, Jr. It would appear to verify that he was married to Martha Middleton Norman before he married Damans.

Deed Book C-7, p. 529. Wm Whittle Jr. and wife Martha M., to Albert G. Conner. 6 Dec 1852. North of Greenville-Hayneville Road. A.M. Simmons, J.P.

121. Francis "Fannie" Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Willis) was born in Edgefield County 5 May 1809 and died there in 1884.

Fannie married Simeon Crouch on 27 Dec 1827. Simeon was born 13 Jan 1806 and died 28 Oct 1866. They stayed in Edgefield County and Simeon was apparently well thought of by his father-in-law. His signature appears on several documents also signed by Willis. Fannie and Simeon had 13 of their own children and they adopted her sister Jennie's kids after she and her husband both died.

  1211 M i John R. Crouch was born in 1832 and died in 1866. He was in the 14th SC Infantry, Company B. He was wounded at Chancellorsville and died from his wounds.
  1212 M ii William "Bill" Crouch was born in 1834 and died in 1911. He was in the 14th SC Infantry, Company B. He was wounded at 2nd Manassas and Deep Bottom but survived the war.
  1213 M iii Willis Crouch
  1214 M iv Jacob W. Crouch was in the 14th SC Infantry, Company B.
  1215 F v Jane P. Crouch
  1216 M vi James E. Crouch
  1217 F vii Emma F. Crouch
  1218 M viii Milledge Crouch
  1219 M ix Simeon E. Crouch
  12110 M x Wade A. Crouch
  12111 F xi Laura M. Crouch

122. Jane "Jennie" Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Willis) was born in Edgefield County in 1812 and died there 22 Oct 1856.

Jennie married Joseph Bodie. Joseph was born in 1806 and died in 1851. In the 1850 census they are living next door to Willis in "The District". In the 1860 census we find Caroline and Hannah living with Jennie's sister Fannie Crouch. We have not found any information as to the parents cause of death, however, we do have some interesting information about their children.

  1221 M i Allen Bodie
  1222 M ii Nathan Bodie was in the 14th SC Infantry, Company B, but lived in Alabama.
  1223 F iii Elizabeth Bodie married Phillip Cates and moved to Texas in 1880.
  1224 M iv Capers Whittle Bodie, 42nd AL Infantry, killed at Vicksburg.
  1225 F v Frances Bodie married Warren K. Smith and apparently remained in Edgefield County.
  1226 F vi Caroline Bodie
  1227 F vii Henrietta "Hannah" Bodie

Capers Bodie and his sister Elizabeth moved to Monroe County, Alabama sometime before 1860. Capers is listed as a 1st Lt. in the 42nd AL Infantry and he was killed at Vicksburg. His estate was settled in 1864 in Edgefield County.


Courtesy of The Family History Center, Mormon Church - Salt Lake City, Utah

Elizabeth Bodie married Phillip Cates and in 1858 they moved to Monroe County, Alabama. Phil was in the 36th AL Infantry. In 1880 Phil and Elizabeth Cates moved to Rains County, Texas. Our chief Texas Whittle researcher, Glen Collier provided this picture of Phil and his wife Elizabeth.


Courtesy of Confederate Veteran Magazine, January-February, 1988


123. Amos Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Willis) was born in Edgefield County about 1815 and died there about 1855.

Amos married Mary Ann McGraw on 3 Jan 1838. She was the daughter of Amos McGraw, a lawyer in Edgefield County. One of Amos McGraw's other daughters married Reason Whittle, son of James M. Whittle, Jr. Amos died at age 40, cause of death is unknown. On 10 Nov 1857, 2 or 3 years later, his estate was finally settled.


Courtesy Edgefield County Archives, Edgefield, SC

The petition lists Mary and her two sons Thomas, Milledge and a deceased daughter, presumed to be Martha or Henrietta. Based on the 1850 census Amos and Mary Ann had the following children:

  1231 F i Martha Whittle - born 1838, died before 1857.
+ 1232 M ii Thomas Whittle
  1233 M iii Joel Milledge Whittle was born in 1844 and died 19 Aug 1863 in a Union prison camp at Chester, PA. Joel was in the 14th SC Infantry, Company B along with his brother Tom. He was wounded at Harpers Ferry and presumed captured. Joel is buried at Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston, SC.
  1234 F iv Henrietta Whittle - born 1849, died before 1857.

After Amos died, Mary Ann married George Whitcher. Proof of this is found in the will of Amos McGraw in 1866. From the book Saluda Ancestors, Volume 1, Mary Ann McGraw was born 15 Dec 1815 and died 30 Jul 1885. The tombstone was erected by her son Thomas Whittle.

On the same date as the "Petition for Sale of Real Estate" Willis Whittle was appointed guardian of Thomas and Milledge.


Courtesy Edgefield County Archives, Edgefield, SC

Milledge and Thomas are not listed in the household of Willis Whittle on the 1860 census. More than likely both were already in the service of the 14th SC Infantry.

124. Charity Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Willis) was born in Edgefield County in 1817 and died about 1868.

Based on the letter written by Jennie Elizabeth Caughman in 1941, Charity married a Deloach. On the 1860 census he is listed as M A DeLoach and in Willis Whittle's will as Michael. No children are listed. At the present time, this is all of the verified information we have.

126. Alfred Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Willis) was born in Edgefield County in 1818 and died in Butler County, Alabama after 1880.

Alfred is listed as Alford on the 1860 Edgefield census. It appears that he moved to Butler County, AL some time before 1870. On both the 1870 and 1880 census he says he was born in SC and the children listed are the approximate ages they should be. Alfred married Lucinda "Linda" McGraw, according to their daughter Isabell's death certificate. The census information provides this list of their children but we have no independent verification.

  1261 F i Sarah Whittle was born in 1842. She married Larkin W. Warren and they lived next door to Alfred on the 1870 census.
  1262 M ii Marshall M. Whittle was born in 1845 and died 8 Oct 1863 in the Battle of Chickamauga .
Courtesy of the National Archives and www.footnote.com
  1263 F iii Bidoma Whittle was born in 1847.
  1264 F iv Priscilla Whittle was born in 1850.
  1265 F v Isabella Whittle was born in 1856. She married John Reedy Warren.
  1266 F vi Joanna Whittle was born in 1859.
  1267 M vii Zeddy Watkins Whittle was born in 1862 and died in 1884.
+ 1268 M viii Edward "Eddie" Whittle

127. Oratio "Burr" Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Willis) was born in Edgefield County in 1822 and died there about 1865.

Burr first appears on the 1850 census with 3 children, living next door to his cousin Wilson Whittle. Oratio Whittle appears on the roster of the Infantry Regiment, Hampton Legion, South Carolina, Company B, and likely died from war related causes. Burr married Edwina Whittle, daughter of Elijah Whittle. This is based on Valentine's death certificate in 1915.

On the 1860 census only Katherine and Valentine are listed. Flora Whittle has been reported by some researchers but has not been verified.

  1271 M ii Valentine Jemarion Whittle was born about 1845 and died 22 Mar 1915. He apparently never married. He is found on both the 1900 and 1910 census living with his cousin Susan Busby, daughter of Willis Jr., and said he was single.
  1272 F ii Katherine Whittle was born in 1846 and died in 1910. She married Jacob M. Whittle.
  1273 M iii Russell Whittle was born about 1847. No records have been found after the 1850 census.
  1274 F iv Flora A. Whittle was born in 1852 and died in 1889.

128. Willis Whittle, Jr. (Burris, James Sr., Willis) was born in Edgefield County in 1826 and died there about 1900.

Willis is listed as "discharged" on the roster of the 2nd SC Artillery, Company K. On the 1870 census he is married to Nancy unknown. It has been reported that Corrie and Mattie Busby, who are listed as grand daughters on the 1880 census, are the children of Susan Whittle Busby.

+ 1281 F i Daniel S. Whittle
  1282 M ii Susan Whittle was born in 1849. She married a Busby. He apparently died before 1880 because their 2 daughters are living with Willis, Jr. on the 1880 census. On the 1900 census Susan is living with her cousin Valentine Whittle.
  1283 M iii Amanda "Anna" Whittle was born in 1852 and died in 1904. She married Henry Lucian Duffie, born 1852 and died in 1934. The had 7 children.
+ 1284 F iv Green Berry Whittle

129. Mahlon A. "Scratch" Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Willis) was born in Edgefield County 23 Aug 1832 and died in the newly established Saluda County on 7 Feb 1901.

Scratch enlisted as a private in Company E and ended the war a 2nd Lt. in Company M of the 7th SC Infantry under Capt. A.P. Bouknight. He obtained the highest rank of any of the Edgefield County Whittle soldiers and many of the other Whittles in SC Regiments were his nephews, not cousins.


Courtesy of the National Archives and www.footnote.com


Courtesy of the National Archives and www.footnote.com

7th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

7th Infantry Regiment was assembled at Columbia, South Carolina, during the spring of 1861 and moved to Virginia in June. After fighting in Bonham's Brigade at First Manassas, the unit served under Generals Kershaw, Kennedy, and Conner. It participated in the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Gettysburg, then accompanied Longstreet to Georgia. The 7th was active at Chickamauga and Knoxville, returned to Virginia, and saw action at The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor. It continued the fight in the Shenandoah Valley with Early and ended the war in North Carolina. This regiment totalled 581 officers and men in April, 1862 and sustained 82 casualties at Savage Station and 40 at Malvern Hill. During the Maryland Campaign, there were 13 killed and 100 wounded of 466 at Maryland Heights and 23 killed and 117 wounded of the 268 at Sharpsburg. It lost 4 killed, 57 wounded, and 61 missing at Fredericksburg, twenty-seven percent of the 408 engaged at Gettysburg, and 2 killed and 12 wounded at Bentonville. On March 23, 1865, there were 222 present for duty, and it surrendered in April. The field officers were Colonels D. Wyatt Aiken and Thomas G. Bacon; Lieutenant Colonels Elbert Bland, Robert A. Fair, Elijah J. Goggans, and Emmet Seibels; and Majors John S. Hard and William C. White.

On the roster of enlisted soldiers we find Daniel, Eldred, F., MA, Malachi, Wesley, William and Wilson Whittle.

Scratch survived the war and was the first sheriff of Saluda County. This biography by his nephew Bill Crouch gives us some insight about his personality.


Courtesy Saluda County Historical Society, 2000


This Image of Scratch's Stationary received from the Judith Dancy Duncan and Allen Edward Duncan Family Collection of the Asbill, Cato, Duncan and Whittle Families, Monetta, SC.

Scratch married Mary Ann Duncan, daughter of Charles Duncan and Rebecca Rinehart. Mary Ann was born 3 Jun 1842 and died Sep 1900. They tied the record set by James Whittle, Sr. with 13 children.

  1291 M i Charles Garrison Whittle has been listed as the first child of Scratch and Mary Ann. One report on Ancestry.com says he was born in 1862 and died in 1902. No other records have been found.
  1292 F ii Ida Victoria Whittle was born in 1866 and died in 1931. She married John Hezekiah Prater III. He was born in 1860 and died in 1950 at age 90. They lived in Arizona.
  1293 F iii Jennie "Nettie" Elizabeth Whittle was born in 1867 and died in 1946. She married George Didrick Caughman, Jr., born 1861 and died in 1940. The had 5 children. We thank Jennie for answering the letter W.O. Whittle sent her in 1941.
  1294 F iv Florence Cornelia Whittle
  1295 F v Regina America Whittle was born in 1870 and died in 1929. She married Reverend Levi Leroy Bedenbaugh, born in 1870 and died in 1941. They had 1 daughter and stayed in Edgefield County.
  1296 F vi Turina Rebecca Whittle was born in 1872 and was not on the 1880 census.
+ 1297 M vii Ravenel "Ralph" McBeth Whittle
  1298 M viii Clarence Clyde Whittle was born 12 Aug 1876 and died 13 Nov 1900. Clarence and his brother Burr are buried along with their parents in Travis Park Cemetery.
+ 1299 M ix Shelton Fox Whittle
  12910 M x

Burr Mahlon Whittle was born in Edgefield County 20 Nov 1880 and died 19 Apr 1924. Burr's death certificate says that he died of an accidental gun shot wound in 1924. His occupation is listed as "high seaman". Burr was a veteran of the Spanish American War and apparently never married. He is buried at Travis Park Cemetery in Saluda County, SC. From the Observer Newspaper, 22 Apr 1924:

Whittle, Zeb watchmen in the Mill District of Batesburg accidentally shot himself near the heart on April 19 and died in an automobile on his way to a Hospital in Columbia after the ambulance in which the journey was being taken had been demolished in a collision with the Ford car.

  12911 F xi Gula Mae Whittle was born in 1881 and married Roach Lowery.
  12912 M xii Zeddy Asco (Oscar) Whittle was born 23 Mar 1883. He lived whith his brother Ravenel in 1900. There is a Zidmen O. Whittle on the 1910 census married to Clarah living in Newberry. There is a Clara M. Whittle on the 1920 census listed as head of household in Newberry but it is doubtful that they are the same people. Zeddie Oscar Whittle registered for the WW I draft in Newberry. Zeddie died in Jones County, NC on 31 Jul 1948. No information has been found regarding any family.
  12913 F xiii Pearl C. Whittle was born in 1884 and died in 1971. She married James Thomas Herbert, born 1882 and died in 1961.

120. Catherine Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Willis) was born in Edgefield County about 1836. Date of death is unknown.

Catherine and Scratch are both still living with their parents in 1850. The letter from Jennie Elizabeth Caughman says she married a "Bodie"as did her sister Jennie, but no first name is mentioned. There is a Jacob Boddie on the 1850 SC census. There is a Jacob Boddie, who says he was born in Edgefield, SC, on the 1860 census living in Burke County, Georgia, and he is married to a Catherine. This is fairly good evidence that Catherine moved to Georgia. There is also a Jacob Boddie who fought with the 21st GA Cavalry. This petition to the Edgefield District Court verifies that Jacob died during the war and that he and Catherine had no children.


Courtesy of The Family History Center, Mormon Church - Salt Lake City, Utah

This appointment by the Edgefield Court is evidence that, at least in 1863, there was a close relationship between the Ambrose and James M. Whittle family lines. Catherine's father, Willis Whittle, had died the previous year. Both of them stepped in to help Catherine.


Courtesy of The Family History Center, Mormon Church - Salt Lake City, Utah

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