The South Carolina Whittle Families

Fourth Generation (Continued)

The Civil War Years


171. Julia Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Joseph) was born in Edgefield County in 1830 and died there before 1874.

Julia is living with her mother, Sophia, in the 1860 census and her married name is McClendon. In the 1870 census Julia is married to David McGhee who is 25 years older than she is. There are 6 children in their household, most of whom are assumed to be from David's first marriage. Julia died by the time her mother's estate was probated in 1874 but Hannah McGhee is named in the estate as her only daughter. On the 1880 census Hannah is listed as the niece of Permilia Whittle.

172. Arren "Arn" Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Joseph) was born in Edgefield County in 1831 and died after 1874 probably in AL.

"Arn" is on the 1850 census, age 19, living with his mother. "Arren" is listed in Hezekiah's petition for his mother's estate settlement and according to it, he was living in Alabama in 1874. Although there is no proof, Brenda Laney provided the following information from her research.

Oren Whittle is found on the 1860 census in Burnt Corn, Monroe County, AL, age 48. He is married to Mary, presumable Williams, if the Hope Williams living with them is her father. Aaron Whittle is found on the 1870 census in Dennards Bluff, Monroe County, AL, age 50. He is married to Polly and they have a 6 year old daughter named Garada. Neither age matches with Arn nor do they confirm Oren and Aaron are the same people; however, we have not found any other Whittle families with either an Oren or an Aaron and he does state that he was born in SC. No record of military service has been found in the National Archives.

173. Elly Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Joseph) was born in Edgefield County in 1833 and died 20 Sep 1863 at Chickamauga, TN.

It has been published that Elly married Emaline Sawyer. There is an Emaline Sawyer in 1850 that would be the right age. A Confederate record also shows Emaline as his wife. Elly Whittle is on the roster of the 22nd Alabama Infantry, Company K.


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22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry

22nd Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Montogmery, Alabama, in November, 1861, then moved to Mobile. Its companies were raised in the counties of Walker, Clarke, Cherokee, Mobile, Pike, Choctaw, Montgomery, Calhoun, and Randolph. The unit suffered severe losses at Shiloh under General Gladden, then saw action in Bragg's Kentucky Campaign under General Gardner. Later the 22nd was attached to Deas', G.D. Johnston's, and Brantley's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. It fought in many conflicts from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, was part of General Hood's winter operations in Tennessee, and ended the war in North Carolina. After the Battle of Shiloh, the regiment reported only 123 men fit for duty. It sustained 94 casualties at Murfreesboro, and lost fifty-three percent of the 371 engaged at Chickamauga. In December, 1863, it totalled 272 men and 171 arms. It reported 5 killed and 35 wounded in the fight at Ezra Church; many were also disabled at Franklin and Nashville. The regiment was included in the surrender on April 26, 1865. Its field officers were Colonels Zach C. Deas, B.R. Hart, John C. Marrast, and Harry T. Houlmin; Lieutenant Colonels E. Herbert Armistead, Napoleon B. Rouse, and John Weedon; and Majors Robert B. Armistead, Robert Donnell, and T.M. Prince.

According to the probate of Elly's mother Sophia's estate in 1874, she left their 3 children in Alabama a small inheritance. Since Ruben and Martha are living alone in the 1880 census, and there wasn't an Emaline Whittle, their mother must have died prior to 1880.

  1731 F i Sophia Whittle was born in 1859. It has been published that she married Ira Feaster, moved to Alabama and then on to Texas. This has not been verified.
+ 1732 M ii Ruben Elly Whittle
  1733 F iii Martha Whittle was born in 1864. On the 1880 census, she is living with her brother Ruben in Butler County, Alabama.

174. Eldred Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Joseph) was born in Edgefield County in 1835 and died before 1870.

Eldred married Harriett Elizabeth Massey, 1 Dec 1859. On the 1870 census two of their children, Lucy, age 10, and Nancy, age 8, are living apparently with their grandmother, Harriet Massey. This would indicate that both Eldred and Harriet were dead by 1870.

Eldred served in both the 2nd SC Artillery, Company K and the 7th SC Infantry, Company E. He was medically discharged from a Richmond hospital on 25 Sep 1861. His fate after discharge is unknown.


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2nd Regiment, South Carolina Artillery

The 2nd Heavy Artillery Regiment was organized at Charleston, South Carolina, during the spring of 1862 using the 2nd South Carolina Artillery Battalion as its nucleus. Many of the men were recruited in the counties of Sumter, Darlington, and Charleston. Attached to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, the unit served at the forts and batteries around Charleston. In 1865 it was converted to infantry and, assigned to General Elliott's Brigade, took part in the North Carolina Campaign. During the operations on Morris Island, July 10 to September 6, 1863, the regiment lost 2 killed, 15 wounded, and 1 missing. It surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. The field officers were Colonels A.D. Frederick and Thomas G. Lamar, Lieutenant Colonel J. Welsman Brown, and Major F.F. Warley.

The children attributed to his marriage, all 4 of which are confirmed by Sophia Whittle's probate, but only 3 by name:

  1741 F i Hannah T. Whittle - born in 1858.
  1742 F ii Lucretia "Lucy" Whittle - born in 1860. She is on the 1880 census with her sister Nancy Elizabeth living in the household of Nancy Massey. Lucy married James Humphries.
  1743 F iii Nancy Elizabeth Whittle - born 10 Jul 1863 and died 22 May 1927 in Rock Hill, SC. We have no marriage record but on the 1900 census she said widowed. She lives with her cousin Robert Massey from 1900 through 1920.
  1744 M iv Walter Whittle

175. Permelia Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Joseph) was born in Edgefield County in 1837 and died there in 1925.

Permelia was still living at home in the 1870 census. In 1880 Permelia has her sister Julia's daughter Hannah. On the 1920 census, Permelia, age 89, is listed as the great aunt of James C. Anderson. We presume she never married.

176. Hezekiah K. Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Joseph) was born in Edgefield County 15 Oct 1841 and died 25 Mar 1922 in Emanuel County, GA. Both he and his wife Nancy Ann Harris are buried at Dean Swamp Baptist Cemetery in Springfield, Orangeburg County, SC.

Hezekiah was in the 14th SC Infantry, Company B. He was captured at Hagerstown, MD during the Battle of Antietam and spent considerable time as a prisoner. He was paroled at Augusta, GA.


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14th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

14th Infantry Regiment, organized in July, 1861, at Lightwoodknot Springs, near Columbia, South Carolina, contained men from Edgefield, Darlington, Laurens, Greenville, Spartanburg, and Kershaw counties. In October the unit moved to the South Carolina coast near Pocotaligo, and on Janury 1, 1862, it was under fire from Federal gunboats. Ordered to Virginia in April, the 14th was assigned to General Gregg's and McGowan's Brigade. It fought in the arduous campaigns of the army from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, was involved in the Petersburg siege north and south of the James River, and ended the war at Appomattox. This regiment lost forty-two percent of the 500 engaged at Gaines' Mill, had 8 killed and 57 wounded at Second Manassas, and had 10 killed and 45 wounded at Shepherdstown. It sustained 145 casualties at Chancellorsville, 209 of the 428 at Gettysburg, 85 at The Wilderness, 72 at Spotsylvania, 52 from May 12 to July 1, 1864, 77 at Deep Bottom, 24 at Fussell¿s Mill, and 35 at Poplar Springs Church. The unit surrendered with 18 officers and 246 men. Its commanders were Colonels Joseph N. Brown, James Jones, Samuel McGowan, Abner M. Perrin; Lieutenant Colonels Edward Croft and William D. Simpson; and Majors William J. Carter and Henry H. Harper.

On the enlisted soldiers roster we find Ambrose C., Hezekiah, Ira, Jacob M., Jesse, Joel, John, M.M., Malachi and Thomas Whittle.

Hezekiah returned to Edgefield and married Nancy Ann Harris. Nancy was born 27 Apr 1844 and died 14 Dec 1906. On the 1900 census, Nancy said she had four children, three still living:

  1761 F i Lula Ann Whittle was born in 22 Sep 1868 and died 16 May 1934. She married Andrew Patrick Fanning in 1890. They had 8 children, 5 of which survived by 1910. Sometime before 1920 they moved to Emanuel, GA. Both Lula and Andrew are buried in Orangeburg, SC.
+ 1762 M ii Joseph H. Whittle
  1763 F iii Annie Laura Whittle was born in 1884. She married Claude E. Hydrick and lived in Emanuel County, GA. Hezekiah was living with them on the 1920 census.

Hezekiah was named executor of his mother's estate in 1874.

State of South Carolina
County of Edgefield
To the Hon D L Turner
Judge of Probate of said County and State

The Petition of Hezekiah Whittle respectfully shows to the court. That his mother, Mrs Sophia Whittle late of the County of Edgefield and said state departed this life on the seventh day of November 1874. Seized and possessed at the time of, a small personal estate and some realty. That she left surviving her as her heirs at law and next of kin her children, Hezekiah Whittle and Permelia Whittle, Hannah a granddaughter aged 4 or 5 years and the only child of Julia McGee a predeceased daughter, Arren Whittle a son residing in Alabama also the three children of Ellie Whittle, a predeceased son, Sophia Whittle, Reuben Whittle and one not known, residents of Alabama. also the children of Eldred Whittle, a predeceased son, Lucy Whittle, Elizabeth Whittle and Walter Whittle and one name not known. Said grandchildren are all minors. Wherefore your petitioner prays that letters of administration on said estate may be granted to him as the terms usual in such cases. And your petitioner will ever pray...

177. Milton W. Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Joseph?) was born in Edgefield County 4 Jul 1850 and died there 16 Jan 1902.

Milton, age 7, first appears on the 1860 census living with Sophia Whittle. He was born at least 5 years after the death of Joseph Whittle, so it is not likely he is a child of their marriage. He is still living with Sophia, at age 17, on the 1870 census. He married Elizabeth Gillion and they can be found living in Norris Township next door to Permelia Whittle in 1880. On the 1900 census Elizabeth said she had 9 children, 8 still living. The fact that one of their daughters is named Sophia would suggest that Milton's mother was Sophia Reynolds Whittle. On the other hand, there is no mention of him in Sophia's estate settlement. Milton, Elizabeth and Permelia can be found at the West Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Saluda County, Elizabeth was born 22 Oct 1849 and died 28 Jul 1912.

  1771 F i Emma Whittle was born in 22 Jul 1872 and died 24 Mar 1943. Emma married Jefferson Davis Asbill. Her death certificate verifies Milton Whittle and Elizabeth Gillion as her parents.
  1772 F ii Josephine Whittle was born in Jan 1878. She is widowed and living with her mother in 1910 along with her 2 daughters. Josephine may have married a Whittle, all 3 of them are listed on the 1910 census as Whittles.
  1773 F iii Sallie Whittle was born 20 Dec 1879.
  1774 M iv Oscar Whittle was born Mar 1882.
+ 1775 M v Gary Buster Whittle
  1776 F vi Sophia Whittle was born Apr 1888.
  1777 F vii Mary Whittle was born Aug 1889.
  1778 F viii Belle Whittle was born Oct 1891. She married Henry R. Anderson

181. Hartwell Eugene Whittle (Burris, James Sr., John) was born in Edgefield County in 1823 and died there 31 Dec 1877.

Hartwell is named as executor of his grandmother Lucretia's estate in 1854. He served the Confederacy in the 1st SC Infantry, Company K, but not for long as stated in this letter supporting his discharge.


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1st Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (McCreary's) (1st Provisional Army)

1st Infantry Regiment, Provisional Army completed its organization at Richmond, Virginia, in August, 1861. Most of the officers and men had served in the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, a six-month command, which was mustered out of service in late July. The men were from Charleston and Columbia, and the counties of Darlington, Marrion, Horry, Aiken, and Florence. Assigned to General Gregg's and McGowan's Brigade, the unit fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor. It was then involved in the difficult Petersburg siege north and south of the James River and the Appomattox Campaign. This regiment lost 20 killed and 133 wounded during the Seven Days' Battles, had fifty-three percent disabled of the 283 engaged at Second Manassas and Ox Hill, and had 4 killed and 30 wounded at Sharpsburg. It sustained 73 casualties at Fredericksburg and 104 at Chancellorsville, then lost thirty-four percent of the 328 at Gettysburg. There were 16 killed, 114 wounded, and 7 missing at The Wilderness, and 19 killed, 51 wounded, and 9 missing at Spotsylvania. On April 9, 1865, it surrendered with 18 officers and 101 men. The field officers were Colonels Maxey Gregg, Daniel H. Hamilton, and Charles W. McCreary; Lieutenant Colonels T. Pinckney Alston, Andrew P. Butler, Edward McCrady, Jr., Washington P. Shooter, and Augustus M. Smith; and Major Edward D. Brailsford.

Hartwell married Edna Ellen Watson, daughter of Amos Watson and Mary Webb, on 22 Oct 1846. Edna was born Mar 1832 and died 3 Nov 1918. The 1870 census lists two complete families of Hartwell Whittles. Hartwell Jr. would only have been 6 years old. The first Hartwell was indexed 30 July 1870, the other 20 Aug 1870. Although there are similar names in both families, they are by no means the same families. The 1st Hartwell is age 48, a logical progression from 1850. The 2nd Hartwell is age 35, 13 years younger than the 1st Hartwell. Both are married to Edna's. This makes it difficult to determine who Hartwell and Edna's children are, particularly since the 2nd Hartwell is gone by 1880. On the 1900 census, Edna said she had 12 children, 8 still living. If so, one of the following children is not correct:

  1811 F i Sarah Celemly Whittle was born in 1848. She married Daniel Wesley McGee. He was born in 1847 and died in 1932.
  1812 M ii Hillary Quincy Whittle
+ 1813 M iii Amos M. Whittle
  1814 F iv Marina Whittle was born 2 Dec 1856 and died 25 Apr 1942. She first married John W. McGee. Her second marriage was to Jim McCarty. Although we do not have a complete list of her children, there was a John McGee, born 1880, living two doors down from her on the 1900 census. Our thanks to Brenda Laney for finding this information and we do have Marina's death certificate.
  1815 F v Florilla Whittle was born about 1860.
  1816 F vi Mollie Whittle was born about 1862.
  1817 F vii Katherine Whittle was born about 1864.
+ 1818 M viii Hartwell Eugene Whittle, Jr.
+ 1819 M ix Henry L. Whittle
  18110 M x Meady C. Whittle was born about 1870. He appears on the 1880 and 1900 census living with his mother Edna. He died 23 Jul 1938 and his death certificate says he was single.
  18111 M xi John L. Whittle was born in 1871. We have no further records.
+ 18112 M xii Calvin Monroe Whittle
  18113 M xiii James B. Whittle was born in 1875. We have no further records.

184. John Wesley Whittle (Burris, James Sr., John) was born in Edgefield County in 1832 and died 25 Dec 1862 at Murfreesboro, TN.

John married Elizabeth Brown (verified by the death certificates of both of their children) who bore him two sons before he enlisted in the 19th SC Infantry, Company D. He died of disease on Christmas Day, 1862.


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Elizabeth and their 2 boys are not found on the 1870 census. On the 1880 census it is likely that Elizabeth has remarried Wesley McGee. They list a step-son named Floyd. Both Elizabeth and Floyd are the right ages to be our 1860 family. On the 1910 census, Elizabeth McGee, age 76, is living with her son Allison.

+ 1841 M i Allison W. Whittle
+ 1842 M ii Floyd Wesley Whittle

185. William Manchester Whittle (Burris, James Sr., John) was born in Edgefield County in 1834 and died there 9 Mar 1885.

William Manchester married his first cousin Bethany Marthana Whittle, a daughter of Elijah Whittle. William served the Confederacy in the 7th SC Infantry, Company C and E and was wounded at the Battle of Fredricksburg.


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He survived the war, returned to Edgefield County, and continued raising his family. Bethany and William lived on Padgett Pond Road in Monetta, SC. On the 1870 census, Bethany's mother Nancy, age 75, is living with them.

+ 1851 M i Levi Burdette Whittle
  1852 F ii Missouri M. Whittle was born in 1856 and died 30 Mar 1930. Thanks to some new research conducted by Brenda Laney, Missouri married John Matthews and they can be found on the 1880 census living in Norris Township under the name "Mathis". John was born 12 Jan 1840 and died 8 Feb 1915 per death certificate. One of Brenda's aunts remembers hearing about "Aunt Missouri Matthews".
+ 1853 M iii Manchester C. Whittle
  1854 F iv Melbrae Adella Whittle was born in June 1863 and died in 1931. She married John Willie Asbill. He was born in 1857 and died in 1932. They had 3 boys and 8 girls.
  1855 F v Nancy "Nannie" Whittle was born about 1867 and died in 1940. She married Michael M. Asbill, born in 1854 and died in 1909. They had 1 boy and 2 girls. Adella and Nannie lived next door to each other in the 1900 census.
  1856 F vi

Ida Bethany Whittle was born about 1869. She married William Jarvis Asbill. He was born in 1870 and died in 1949. On the 1900 census they had 2 boys. Ida's great granddaughter, Cheryl Girard, has this to say about what her family always said about Ida. "I just know that everyone that knew them (Ida and WJ) says Ida was a short, redheaded Irishwoman, proud of her heritage. I inherited her shortness. argh!

I think that the only things that the descendant of John Willie Asbill and I have agreed on so far is there is concrete proof that his full name was actually William Jarvis Asbill, that his family thought his name was "Willie Jarvis" but called him Jarvis, that he had a son and grandson named William Jarvis after him, that he also married one of Wm Manchester Whittle's daughters, and that he lived in the same area as the rest of Aaron and Elizabeths family in the same date range. At this time I think he was the "Willie" son in the 1870 census and her John Willie was the "John", and was probably 12 year old Ida Asbill's brother. Granddaughter Ida Asbill was living with Elizabeth at that time. Her mother had died a few years before this census, but a couple of years after the 1860 census. She thinks it's more likely that William Jarvis was the son of Hill, son of Jarvis, (because he has the name Jarvis in his name ) and thinks the census taker made a mistake and called John Willie a 12 year old Willie AND 10 year old John. (split one son into 2 with different ages?) Or that John is just an unknown person who disappears after that census? Either way, he wouldn't be a Jr and his birthdate was definitely before 1870. On one census they list him as being that young. On the same census they list Ida as being 10-11 years younger, too. Taking into account the rest of the census reports, and my mothers memories of her grandad, plus knowing Ida's real age, he would have been born in the late 1850's. It looks like he split apart from the rest of the family after his mothers death. My mom doesnt know why, she just knows that she never knew any of her grandads extended family, and he never would speak of them. I think thats sad. She also remembers how sad he was after Ida was gone, and would hold her and cry and tell her how much like his Ida she was. He really missed her. She was his life. I think that thats why I want his rightful place to be found in history. My mom made him a real person to me, and not just a name in my past. I also know that there was a lawsuit by Abner and Elizabeth's children against each other over their deceased fathers land. One of them was a "Willie", not John Willie or J Willie, the name the other womans ancestor used.

186. Meady Whittle (Burris, James Sr., John) was born in Edgefield County in 1838 and probably died about 1862.

Meady is on the 1850 census living at home. His name is "Meda" on the 1860 census and he is married to Ellen Floyd, age 21. There is a M. M. Whittle that served in the 19th Regiment, Company F who is listed in Chapman's History of Edgefield. The report says that he left camp 1 Dec 1861 "too sick to return in time". We assume however, that M.M. is Marshall M. Whittle, son of Alfred Whittle.

There is an Ellen Whittle on the 1870 census, age 31, who has a son named Luther. She is a cottonmill worker living in the household of William and Melvina Floyd. She and Luther are living in the household of Gary and and Elizabeth Floyd in 1880 and she claims to be a widow.

The evidence does seem to be that Luther is his only son and that Ellen never remarried. Ellen Whittle is living with her son Luther in the 1900 census.

+ 1861 M i Luther Whittle

187. Phoebe Whittle (Burris, James Sr., John) was born in Edgefield County in 1839.

Phoebe is the name found on the 1850 census. On the 1860 "Sarah" and Edney Whittle are living in the household of Jacob Shirey. John Whittle was alive in 1860, so it is possible that these 2 children are not his. There is a 2 year difference in age between Phoebe and Sarah which makes it difficult to assume they are one and the same. Sarah could be Seaborn by mistake. Edney's age however does match. We have no other information about Phoebe.

188. Seaborn Whittle (Burris, James Sr., John) was born in Edgefield County in 1841 and probably died before 1910.

Seaborn is found on the 1870 and 1880 census married to Lucretia Rodgers, daughter of Francis "Frank" M. Rodgers and Jane Boddie Rodgers. For folks looking for information about the Edgefield Rodgers family we highly recommend visiting www.old-billy-rodgers.com.

Sometime before 1900 Seaborn quit farming, moved his family to Augusta, GA and became a teamster by trade. Lucretia, age 69, is living with her son Willie on the 1910 GA census.

  1881 F i Sallie Whittle was born in 1868. She is presumed to have died before 1900 based on Lucretia's statement in the 1900 census.
+ 1882 M ii William M. "Willie" Whittle
  1883 M iii Frank Whittle was born in 1876. He is presumed to have died before 1900 as Lucretia says she had 4 children, 2 still living (William and Alonzo are still at home).
  1884 M iv Alonzo Whittle was born in 1882. He is presumed to have died before 1910 as Lucretia says she had 4 children, 1 still living and she is living with her son Willie.

189. Edna "Edney" Whittle (Burris, James Sr., John) was born in Edgefield County in 1842.

On the 1860 Edney is living in the household of Jacob Shirey. John Whittle was alive in 1860, so it is possible that this is a different Edney, however, her age matches the 1850 census. We have no other information about Edney.

1810. James Pinckney Whittle (Burris, James Sr., John) was born in Edgefield County in 1852.

"Pink" is the son of John and his 2nd wife Elizabeth (thought to be Brown). James was likely named after Charles Pinckney, governor of South Carolina and a principal architect and signor of the US Constitution. On the 1880 SC census he is listed with his wife Amanda Walker (verified on his son John W's death certificate) and their two children. We have no confirmed information after 1880.

  18101 F i Cora Whittle was born in 1875.
  18102 M ii John W. Whittle - born 15 Mar 1877 and died 25 Jan 1948.

1811. Rufus Whittle (Burris, James Sr., John) was born in Edgefield County in 1854.

Rufus is living in Ward, SC on the 1880 census. He has married Emmaline S. (unknown) and his mother "Lizzie" is living with them, no children are listed. Rufus has not been found after 1880.

219. Wade Hampton Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Maston) was born about 1846 in Barbour County, AL.

Wade is listed on the 1880 census along with 5 of his sisters in Barbour County, AL living next door to Thomas and Sophronia Warren. There is a Private Wade Whittle on the roster of the 2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry. He is likely Maston's son. He was captured at the end of the war. Wade is not found after 1880 and apparently he never married. He may have moved to Texas with his sisters and died prior to 1900.


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2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry

2nd Cavalry Regiment was organized during May, 1862, at Montgomery, Alabama. Its companies were from the counties of Calhoun, Shelby, Greene, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Butler, Coosa, Monroe, and Dallas. The regiment operated for a time in Florida, then skirmished in Mississippi under General Ruggles before being assigned to Ferguson's Brigade. Under this command it was active in the Atlanta Campaign, the defense of Savannah, and the campaign of the Carolinas. Later the 2nd Cavalry formed part of President Davis' escort when he moved southward during the last days of the war. It surrendered at Forsyth, Georgia, in May, 1865, with about 450 officers and men. Its commanders were Colonels John N. Carpenter, R.G. Earle, and F.W. Hunter; Lieutenant Colonels James Cunningham, Josiah J. Pegues, and John P. West; and Majors Richard W. Carter and Leroy Napier.

2111. Elizabeth R. Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Maston) was born 19 May 1849 in Barbour County, AL and died 11 Aug 1885 in Butler County, AL (dates not verified).

There are reports on Ancestry.com that Elizabeth married Elias Yancy McQueen on 9 Jan 1871. E. Yancy McQueen and his wife Elizabeth are found on the 1870 census with their 5 children.

232. William Malachi Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Ira) was born in Edgefield County about 1841 and died there 20 Dec 1919.

Malachi served the Confederacy, along with his father, in Company B, 14th SC Infantry. He was a POW from at least Nov 1863 until parolled 19 May 1865 at Augusta, GA. According to his death certificate he was single.


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235. James Wesley Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Ira) was born in Edgefield County 1 Jan 1846 and died there 14 July 1916.

James married Civilla Miller, daughter of Mary Ann Whittle and James Daniel Miller. The children of their marriage are:

  2351 F i Sallie Whittle born about 1873.
  2352 M ii Lawrence Edward Whittle born 15 Dec 1874 and died 6 Oct 1955.
  2353 F iii Mary Alberta Whittle born about 1878.
  2354 M iv Lewis Simpson Whittle born about 1879.
  2355 F v Rosa V. Whittle born about 1884. She married Sumter Prater. He was the son of James Hezekiah Prater and Mary Ann Francis Whittle.
  2356 F vi Cora Whittle born about 1886.
+ 2357 M vii Charley B. Whittle

237. Levi "Lee" David Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Ira) was born in Edgefield County 18 Oct 1854 and died in Saluda County 22 Feb 1928.

Our thanks to Claude Vernon Medlin, Jr. for his research on the family of Lee and Dona. Claude's work is published on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) website. Lee married Idonia "Dona" Lucretia Bodie. Dona was born Jul 1861 and died 21 Apr 1950, age 90. Dona was the daughter of Chesley Bodie and Jane Rodgers. Their children are:

  1 F i Georgia Florence Whittle was born 6 Feb 1876. She married (1) Artemus W. Kennerly and (2) Walter Bonneau Kennerly.
  2 M ii Ira Cromwell Whittle - born May 1880.
  3 F iii Corrie Civilia Whittle was born 28 Aug 1881 and died 27 Jun 1970, according to research done by LDS. She married Joseph Marion Whittle, born 18 Aug 1879.
  4 M iv Beauford Ferrell Whittle - born 4 Mar 1884, died 4 Nov 1940 in Arcadio, DeSoto, FL.
  5 F v Willa Lee Whittle born 16 Nov 1886 and died 28 May 1981. She married William Lee Bodie (1883-1960).
  6 F vi Callie Idonia Whittle born 4 Aug 1892. She married Noah B. Banks.
  7 F vii Vera Ina Whittle born 15 May 1899. She married Curtis George Berry.

238. Martha "Mattie" Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Ira) was born in Edgefield County about 1863 and died after 1910.

Mattie is living with her brother Lee in 1880. She married Noah Eidson sometime after 1880. Noah was born Dec 1859. They had one son named Perry born May 1885.

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