The South Carolina Whittle Families

Sixth Generation


17328. Eldridge Jay Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Joseph, Ely, Ruben) was born 4 Mar 1898 in Callihan, Conecuh, AL and died 17 May 1960 in Milton, Santa Rosa County, FL.

There are enough reports on Ancestry.com to assume Eldridge married Edna Earle Bass, and they had 5 children.

  1 F i Annette Elizabeth "Boots" Whittle
  2 F ii Edwina Whittle
  3 F iii Dorothy Murl "Peggy" Whittle
  4 F iv Edna Joanne Whittle
  5 M v J Francis Whittle - born 1930.

17329. Thomas Jefferson Whittle (Burris, James Sr., Joseph, Ely, Ruben) was born 3 Apr 1900 in Callihan, Conecuh, AL and died 21 Sep 1972 in Milton, Santa Rosa County, FL.

Tom and his wife Charlie B. (unknown) are found on the 1930 census with 2 daughters.

  1 F i Bettie J. Whittle - born 1927.
  2 F ii Geraldine Whittle - born 1929.

181121. Calvin Louis Whittle (Burris, James Sr., John, Hartwell, Calvin M.) was born 2 Jul 1902 in Alameda County, CA and died 17 Aug 1998 in Diablo, Contra Costa County, CA.

Calvin's father succeeded in getting his son appointed to West Point in 1920.


Courtesy the Oakland Tribune - 14 Sep 1946

Calvin married Iris N. (unknown) and they may have had 2 children. There is also a record of his 2nd marriage at age 83 to Maria V. Villasantew (Walker).

18132. James Oscar Whittle (Burris, James Sr., John, Hartwell, Amos) was born 12 Apr 1878 in Batesburg, SC.

According to information found on Ancestry.com, James married Clara (unknown) and they had one daughter. No census information has been found to substantiate this.

  1 F i Evie Lou Whittle - born 1903 and died 1989.

18411. Jesse Clifton Whittle (Burris, James Sr., John, John W, Allison) was born Sep 1876 in Ward Township, Edgefield County, SC and died 25 Jun 1949.

Jesse and his wife Francis Mable Salters appear on the 1910 census with 3 children. Francis apparently died before the 1930 census, as Jesse is married to the former Bertha Day Fulmer. Three Fulmer children are available to help them on their farm. Ruby, J.C. and Mary are Bertha's children by Jesse, A.W.'s obituary confirms his mother as Francis Salters. Bertha died in 1984.

  1 M i Clarence Wilbur Whittle - born 30 May 1901.
  2 M ii Otis Clifton Whittle - born in 1907.
  3 F iii Ethel Mae Whittle - born in 1909 and died in 1963. She married a McGee.
  4 F iv Leveta Myra Whittle - born in 1914. She married a Eckert.
  5 F v Edith Wilson Whittle - born in 1919. She married a Brown.
  6 M vi George Cleveland Whittle - born in 1921 and died in 1961.
  7 M vii Allison Wesley (A.W.) Whittle - born in 1923 and died 25 May 2007.
  8 F viii Ruby Ellamae Whittle - born in 1926.
  9 M ix Jesse Clifton (J.C.) Whittle - born in 1928.
  10 F x Mary Helen Whittle - married a Sills.

18412. John Wesley Whittle (Burris, James Sr., John, John W, Allison) was born 12 Feb 1878 in Ward Township, Edgefield County and died 10 May 1964 in Blythe, GA.

On the 1920 census John is living with his brother Moses. Our thanks to Katrina G. Ray for providing us with information about John and his family:

"And here's another interesting twist to the story. John's first wife was Levita Baston, sister of Leona Baston who married Moses Whittle. Levita died shortly after their daughter, Lucille was born. By 1930, John married Leona's half-sister, Ruth C. Kilpatrick. Ruth and John had a daughter together, named Cora Dell."


Courtesy of Katrina G. Ray - July, 2008

  1 F i Lucille Whittle - Married J. T. Hancock.
  2 F ii Cora Dell Whittle - Apparently never married.

18415. Moses Culbreath Whittle (Burris, James Sr., John, John W, Allison) was born 14 Oct 1888 in Ward Township, Edgefield County and died 20 Sep 1960 in Keysville, Burke County, GA.

Moses is a farm laborer living with his older brother Jesse in 1910. He married a Georgia lady named Leona B. Killpotree and moved to Grovetown, Columbia County, GA before 1920. Our thanks to Katrina G. Ray for providing us with information about his family:

"Leona B. Killpotree is actually Leona Baston. She was the daughter of Cora Bruckner and Will Baston. Cora and Will had another daughter named Levita Baston, who married Mose's brother, John W. Whittle, and they had a daughter named Lucille, but by 1920, Levita Baston was dead, and John W. Whittle was living in the household of his brother, Moses.

Cora Bruckner Baston married Henry Kilpatrick after her first husband Will Baston died, and lived in the household of her daughter, Leona, and son-in-law, Moses, with another daughter from her second marriage, Ruth C. Kilpatrick in 1920. I can understand everyone's confusion here, with the second marriage of Leona's mother, having a half-sister with a different last name, and the mis-spelling of Kilpatrick, but Leona's maiden name was actually Baston.

I am kin to the Whittles through Cora Bruckner, who was my Gr.Gr.Gr. Aunt."


Courtesy of Katrina G. Ray - July, 2008

Three children have been found from census data and are verified by his obituary.

  1 F i Lois E. Whittle - born 1917. She married Ralph Douglas Gay. Lois died 18 Sep 1995 in Augusta, GA.
  2 M ii John C. Whittle - born 1919.
  3 F iii C. Pauline Whittle - born in 1922. She married Johnnie Williams.

18421. Preston Lewis "Press" Whittle (Burris, James Sr., John, John W, Floyd) was born 20 Jan 1885 in Saluda County and died 15 Nov 1955 in Aiken County, SC.

Preston married Essie Derrick. He is selling automobiles on the 1930 census and Essie is working at the cotton mill.

  1 F i Etta Whittle - born in 1913.
  2 F ii Elmira Whittle - born in 1921.


Courtesy of Brenda Laney - 14 Sep 2014

18423. Jacob "Jake" Whittle (Burris, James Sr., John, John W, Floyd) was born 29 Apr 1890 in Saluda County.

Jake andd Annie (unknown) are raising their children and both are working in a cotton mill in 1930.

  1 F i Lola M. Whittle - born 1912. She married a Pennsylvania man named George W. Chesney and they are living with Jake and Annie in 1930.
  2 F ii Arretta Whittle - born in 1918.
  3 M iii Edward Whittle - born 1920.
  4 F iv Louise Whittle - born in 1925.

18428. John Wesley Whittle (Burris, James Sr., John, John W, Floyd) was born in 1902 in Saluda County and died there in May 1962.

John Wesley is found on the 1930 census at Ft. Screvan, Chatham, GA. He was a career US Army veteran. John married Angelina Alonzo and they had one daughter. Both John and Angelina are buried at Shiloh Methodist Church cemetery, Saluda, SC.

  1 F i Linda Ann Whittle - married a Long.

18429. James Albert Whittle (Burris, James Sr., John, John W, Floyd) was born in 1907 and died in Aiken County, SC in 1979.

James married Ola Mae Barton. Their children are:

  1 M i Billy Whittle
  2 M ii Bobby Whittle
  3 F iii Helen Whittle - married a McGee.
  4 F iv Oni Whittle - married a Saltz.

184210. Floyd Tracy Whittle, Sr. (Burris, James Sr., John, John W, Floyd) was born 30 Dec 1909 and died 15 Jun 1994 in Augusta, GA.

Our thanks to Mark Anthony Whittle for providing this information about his grandfather. "Floyd married Hassie Elizabeth Rodgers of Saluda County in April 1929. He worked in cotton mills, welder in shipyards, and carpenter in commercial construction."


Courtesy of Mark Anthony Whittle - June 2008

  1 F i Doris Elizabeth Whittle - born in Aiken, SC February 2, 1930, died in Saluda County December 24, 2004. She married Melvin Turner and they have 2 children. Buried in Shiloh Methodist Church cemetery, Saluda, SC.
  2 M ii Floyd Tracy “Jack” Whittle, Jr - born in Aiken, SC August 7, 1931, died in Saluda County June 27, 2007. Buried in Shiloh Methodist Church cemetery, Saluda, SC.
  3 M iii Roland Wesley Whittle - born in Aiken, SC March 2, 1938, died in Saluda County January 29, 2000. Buried in Zoar Methodist Church cemetery, Saluda, SC.
  4 M iv Thomas Edward Whittle - born August 12, 1942, lives in Honea Path, SC.

18511. James Benjamin Whittle (Burris, James Sr., John and Elijah, William Manchester, Levi Burdette) was born 26 Dec 1876 in Batesburg, SC and died 10 Nov 1935.

Our thanks to Brenda Laney for providing this account of James Benjamin Whittle.

"James had a photography studio over Mr. Harris' drugstore in Batesburg from about 1901 until 1907 or 1908. His studio was mentioned in the book, "Partners With The Sun, South Carolina Photographers 1840-1940" by Harvey S Teal. Then he worked for the Post Office as a mail carrier."


Courtesy of Brenda Laney - April, 2007

"He married first, Claudia Rikard, born Apr 03,1887, daughter of John And Roseanna Rikard. Claudia died Apr 06,1924 and is buried Batesburg Cemetery, Batesburg, SC. They had 3 children."

  1 M i James Woodrow Whittle - born about 1920.
  2 F ii Ruby Whittle - born 11 May 1920 and died May 1987.
  3 M iii David Whittle - born 21 Aug 1923.

"James married second, Sara Elizabeth Rikard Adams, a widow and sister of Claudia Rikard. According to a relative (who remembers James, Claudia & Elizabeth), James asked Elizabeth to come and help with the children, they fell in love and got married. Elizabeth was born Oct 23, 1876 and died Aug 06,1954. She is buried Batesburg Cemetery, SC. There were no known children from either of Elizabeth's marriages.

The 1920 census shows a James B. Whittle, right age and occupation, right area, listed with wife, Mary and a 2 year old son, Woodrow. Apparently there is a mistake as living relatives say that James and Claudia were married until she died in 1924 and that they stayed together."

18515. William Furman Whittle (Burris, James Sr., John and Elijah, William Manchester, Levi Burdette) was born 31 Jul 1886 in Batesburg, SC and died 31 Aug 1982 in Columbia, SC.

Our thanks to Brenda Laney for providing this account of William Furman Whittle.

"William Furman Whittle retired from Capitol City Mills in Columbia, SC. He was a charter member and lifetime deacon of South Beltline Baptist Church. Broadway Baptist Church, where he attended most of his life, was sold to the University of South Carolina and the congregation moved and became South Beltline Baptist. W F Whittle went by "Furman" and was called "Uncle Bub" by his siblings and their families. He was an "inventor" at home and whenever the church needed something, he always seemed to have it. He used an airplane propeller to make a window fan in the hallway of the two story house they lived in. Although the family teased him about it, it really worked well. He always told us that he had never been sick in his life except for having the flu in 1932. He died in 1982 at the age of 96. Furman and Ida had been married 68 years when Ida died in 1978. All four sons served in World War II. All saw combat and all returned home safely. Furman never learned to drive and never had a driver's license but he did buy a car one time. We asked if he was going to learn to drive. He told us no but when he asked someone to take him somewhere he would have a car for them to drive."


Courtesy of Brenda Laney

William Furman Whittle married Ida Catherine Day, born Jan 05,1891, daughter of James Day and Mary Rish. She died Nov 06,1978 and is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia, SC with her husband. William and Ida were married on Jan 02, 1910.


Courtesy of James Benjamin Whittle - Whittle Photography, Batesburg, SC

The children of William Furman Whittle and Ida Catherine Day are:

  1 M i Lee Odis Whittle - born 25 Mar 1911.
  2 M ii William Thurman Whittle - born 8 Oct 1913.
  3 F iii Vinira Oclee Whittle - born 28 Mar 1912, died 25 Jul 1912.
  4 M iv James Edward Whittle - born 21 Aug 1916.
  5 F v Frances Ruth Whittle - born 27 Jan 1919 and died 14 Oct 1969. She married Thomas Eugene Strickland.
  6 F vi Mary Vedilia Whittle - born 18 Apr 1922. She married (1) Bye Moore (2) Don Grenade.
  7 M vii Lee Roy Whittle - born 30 Oct 1924, died 13 May 1925.
  8 M viii Calvin Whittle - born 3 May 1927.

18611. Horace Manchester Whittle (Burris, James Sr., John, Meady, Luther) was born 22 Jul 1886 in Aiken, SC and died in Graniteville, SC in 1920.

Based on information posted by his granddaughter on Ancestry.com, Horace married Minnie Lee Booth. Horace and Minnie are on the 1910 census. Minnie told the census taker that she lost her first child. Neither Horace or Minnie are found in 1920, the parents of the granddaughter are presently unknown.

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