Martha Jane Ridings

ID# 9353, b. 1 September 1899, d. 12 November 1975
Birth*Martha Jane Ridings was born on 1 September 1899 in NC.1,2 
Marriage*She married Samuel Wesley Whisenhunt, son of Oscar Lee Whisenhunt and Dora Mae Holt, on 23 December 1918 in Forsyth Co., NC.3 
Death*Martha Jane Ridings died on 12 November 1975 in Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC, at age 76; widowed.2 
Burial*She was buried in Union Ridge U.M.C. Cem., Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC

Census Data

YearLocationNotes concerning census
1900Lewisville, Forsyth Co., NCage 8 months, resides with parents John M. & Julia M. Ridings.
1910Lewisville, Forsyth Co., NCage 10, resides with parents John M. & Julia M. Ridings. She's listed as "Mattie".
1920Forsyth Co., NCage 20, md., living with husband's parents.
1930South Fork, Forsyth Co., NCage 30, md., 1st. md. age 19
1940Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NCage 40, md., completed the 3rd. grade. She is not employed.
Name Variation Martha Jane Ridings was also known as Mattie. 

Family

Samuel Wesley Whisenhunt b. 22 June 1899, d. 5 March 1956
Marriage*She married Samuel Wesley Whisenhunt, son of Oscar Lee Whisenhunt and Dora Mae Holt, on 23 December 1918 in Forsyth Co., NC.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S20] Social Security Death Index, online http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi
  2. [S25] Death_Certificate.
  3. [S19] Index to Vital Statistics.

Martha Elizabeth Lackey

ID# 9354, b. 12 October 1852, d. 12 April 1919
Birth*Martha Elizabeth Lackey was born on 12 October 1852 in NC; Her parents were James P. Lackey and Rebecca Carpenter.1,2 
Marriage*She married James M. Whisnant, son of Rachel Whisnant, on 9 September 1872 in Cleveland Co., NC.1 
Death*Martha Elizabeth Lackey died on 12 April 1919 in Cleveland Co., NC, at age 66; widowed.2 
Burial*She was buried in Marys Grove U.M.C. Cem., Cherryville, Cleveland Co., NC, 35.336111,-81.381667.1 

Census Data

YearLocationNotes concerning census
1860Cleveland Co., NCage 8
1870Cleveland Co., NCage 17, residing with parents
1880Cherryville, Gaston Co., NCage 26, md.
1900Warwick, Cleveland Co., NCage 48, md. 25 yrs., 5 ch., 2 living
1910Cleveland Co., NCage 57, md. 1 time, 35 yrs., 5 ch., 4 living

Family

James M. Whisnant b. 15 August 1850, d. 11 March 1914
Marriage*Martha Elizabeth Lackey married James M. Whisnant, son of Rachel Whisnant, on 9 September 1872 in Cleveland Co., NC.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S13] Letter, James William Watkins to Raymond C. Whisnant, 1992.
  2. [S25] Death_Certificate.

Margaret Jane Whisnant

ID# 9355, b. 17 October 1870, d. 6 October 1937
Father*James M. Whisnant b. 15 Aug 1850, d. 11 Mar 1914
Mother*Martha Elizabeth Lackey b. 12 Oct 1852, d. 12 Apr 1919
Birth*Margaret Jane Whisnant was born on 17 October 1870 in Cleveland Co., NC.1 
Marriage*She married James Alexander Beattie on 30 April 1888 in Cleveland Co., NC.2 
Death*Margaret Jane Whisnant died on 6 October 1937 in Cleveland Co., NC, at age 66.3,1 
Burial*She was buried in Bethel Ch. Cem., Kings Mountain, Cleveland Co., NC, 35.303056,-81.361667

Census Data

YearLocationNotes concerning census
1880Cherryville, Gaston Co., NCage 6
1900Warlick, Cleveland Co., NCage 26, md. 13 yrs., 6 ch., 5 living
1910Cleveland Co., NCage 37, md. 1 time, 22 yrs., 10 ch., 9 living
1920Cleveland Co., NCage 46, md.
1930Kings Mountain, Cleveland Co., NCage 56, md., 1st. md. age 16

Family

James Alexander Beattie b. 24 February 1862, d. 19 June 1944
Marriage*Margaret Jane Whisnant married James Alexander Beattie on 30 April 1888 in Cleveland Co., NC.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S28] Tombstone.
  2. [S13] Letter, James William Watkins to Raymond C. Whisnant, 1992.
  3. [S25] Death_Certificate.
  4. [S430] Ancestry.com, online http://www.Ancestry.com

James Alexander Beattie

ID# 9356, b. 24 February 1862, d. 19 June 1944
Birth*James Alexander Beattie was born on 24 February 1862 in NC.1 
Marriage*He married Margaret Jane Whisnant, daughter of James M. Whisnant and Martha Elizabeth Lackey, on 30 April 1888 in Cleveland Co., NC.2 
Death*James Alexander Beattie died on 19 June 1944 at age 82.1 
Burial*He was buried in Bethel Ch. Cem., Kings Mountain, Cleveland Co., NC, 35.303056,-81.361667

Census Data

YearLocationNotes concerning census
1900Warlick, Cleveland Co., NCage 40, md. 13 yrs., farmer
1910Cleveland Co., NCage 47, md. 22 yrs., farmer
1920Cleveland Co., NCage 56, md., farmer
1930Kings Mountain, Cleveland Co., NCage 65, md., 1st. md. age 24, public photographer
Name Variation James Alexander Beattie was also known as Batty. 

Family

Margaret Jane Whisnant b. 17 October 1870, d. 6 October 1937
Marriage*He married Margaret Jane Whisnant, daughter of James M. Whisnant and Martha Elizabeth Lackey, on 30 April 1888 in Cleveland Co., NC.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S28] Tombstone.
  2. [S13] Letter, James William Watkins to Raymond C. Whisnant, 1992.
  3. [S430] Ancestry.com, online http://www.Ancestry.com

William Henry Whisenhunt

ID# 9357, b. 3 December 1878, d. 28 September 1959
Father*James Andrew Whisenhunt b. 7 Apr 1838, d. 8 Aug 1901
Mother*Marinda Adeline Ridings b. 24 Dec 1843, d. 23 Apr 1932
Birth*William Henry Whisenhunt was born on 3 December 1878 in Fannin Co., TX; Note: His WWII draft registration card listed his d.o.b. as 03 Dec 1879.1,2 
Marriage*He married Ionley Bethel on 24 May 1914 in Fannin Co., TX.3 
Death*William Henry Whisenhunt died on 28 September 1959 in Fannin Co., TX, at age 80.4 
Burial*He was buried in New Hope Cem., Ivanhoe, Fannin Co., TX, 33.747778,-96.125556.4 

Census Data

YearLocationNotes concerning census
1880Fannin Co., TXage 1, listed as "Bud".
1900Fannin Co., TXage 21, single, living at home.
1910Fannin Co., TXage 31, single, farmer
1920Census record not found
1930Fannin Co., TXage 51, md., farmer, 1st. md. age 24
1940Fannin Co., TXage 61, md., completed the 5th. grade. He is a farmer. He rents a farmhouse for $4. [e.d. 74-33, sheet 11A, household #195]
Name Variation William Henry Whisenhunt was also known as Buck. 
Note*He first married at the age of 24 circa 1902.1 

Family

Ionley Bethel b. 30 August 1886, d. 14 February 1975
Marriage*He married Ionley Bethel on 24 May 1914 in Fannin Co., TX.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S4] 1790 to 1930 Federal Census Population Schedule, National Archives, Washington, DC.
  2. [S426] WW I Draft Cards, online www.ancestry.com, d.o.b. 3 Dec 1879.
  3. [S19] Index to Vital Statistics.
  4. [S5] Unknown compiler, Various Cemetery Record Books.

Minnie Coffey

ID# 9358, b. 12 June 1890, d. 1 August 1976
Birth*Minnie Coffey was born on 12 June 1890 in NC.1,2,3 
Marriage*She married William Leonard Whisenant Sr., son of Joseph D. Whisnant and Malinda May Tolbert, on 5 May 1910 in Caldwell Co., NC.4,2 
Death*Minnie Coffey died on 1 August 1976 in Lenoir, Caldwell Co., NC, at age 86; widow.1,3 
Burial*She was buried in Piney Grove Bapt. Ch. Cem., Lenoir, Caldwell Co., NC, 36.02359,-81.48353

Census Data

YearLocationNotes concerning census
1920Mortimer, Caldwell Co., NCage 29, md.
1930Mulberry, Caldwell Co., NCage 40, md., 1st. md. age 20
1940Patterson, Caldwell Co., NCage 49, md., completed the 4th. grade.

Family

William Leonard Whisenant Sr. b. 11 May 1887, d. 19 February 1979
Marriage*Minnie Coffey married William Leonard Whisenant Sr., son of Joseph D. Whisnant and Malinda May Tolbert, on 5 May 1910 in Caldwell Co., NC.4,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S19] Index to Vital Statistics.
  2. [S420] Caldwell Co NC Records, online http://rod.co.caldwell.nc.us/resolution/
  3. [S28] Tombstone.
  4. [S13] Letter, James William Watkins to Raymond C. Whisnant, 1992.

Patsy Rose Francum

ID# 9359, b. 15 September 1895, d. 23 January 1965
Birth*Patsy Rose Francum was born on 15 September 1895 in NC; Her father was Leander Francum.1 
Marriage*She married Henry Lee Whisnant, son of Joseph D. Whisnant and Malinda May Tolbert, on 2 March 1915 in Caldwell Co., NC.2,3 
Death*Patsy Rose Francum died on 23 January 1965 in Caldwell Co., NC, at age 69; widowed.3,1 
Burial*She was buried in Moore Cem., Lenoir, Caldwell Co., NC.1 

Census Data

YearLocationNotes concerning census
1920Mortimer, Caldwell Co., NCage 29, md.
1930Mortimer, Caldwell Co., NCage 36, md., 1st. md. age 23
1940Lenoir, Caldwell Co., NCage 48, widow, completed the 4th. grade. She is not employed. She rents a home for $8. [s.d. 9, e.d. 14-8, sheet 19B, line 48, household #343]

Family

Henry Lee Whisnant b. February 1891, d. 17 October 1931
Marriage*Patsy Rose Francum married Henry Lee Whisnant, son of Joseph D. Whisnant and Malinda May Tolbert, on 2 March 1915 in Caldwell Co., NC.2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S25] Death_Certificate.
  2. [S13] Letter, James William Watkins to Raymond C. Whisnant, 1992.
  3. [S420] Caldwell Co NC Records, online http://rod.co.caldwell.nc.us/resolution/

Azra Estes

ID# 9361
Marriage*Azra Estes married Ella Whisnant, daughter of Joseph D. Whisnant and Malinda May Tolbert, on 26 July 1919 in Caldwell Co., NC.1 

Family

Ella Whisnant b. February 1894, d. 20 March 1935
Children

Citations

  1. [S420] Caldwell Co NC Records, online http://rod.co.caldwell.nc.us/resolution/

Roy Philyaw

ID# 9362, b. 31 August 1906, d. 3 December 1989
Birth*Roy Philyaw was born on 31 August 1906 in Caldwell Co., NC.1 
Marriage*He married Rosanna Whisnant, daughter of Joseph D. Whisnant and Malinda May Tolbert, on 4 November 1924 in Caldwell Co., NC; Their son was Felix "Fitzhew L." Philyaw.2,3 
Death*Roy Philyaw died on 3 December 1989 in WV at age 83. 

Census Data

YearLocationNotes concerning census
1930Slab Fork, Wyoming Co., WVage 23, md., 1st. md. age 18
1940Slab Fork, Wyoming Co., WVage 35, md., completed the 6th. grade.

Family

Rosanna Whisnant b. May 1899

Citations

  1. [S19] Index to Vital Statistics.
  2. [S13] Letter, James William Watkins to Raymond C. Whisnant, 1992.
  3. [S420] Caldwell Co NC Records, online http://rod.co.caldwell.nc.us/resolution/

Lucinda Whisnant

ID# 9363, b. 1900, d. 5 February 1940
Father*Joseph D. Whisnant b. c 1855, d. 2 Jan 1919
Mother*Malinda May Tolbert b. May 1870, d. 23 Jun 1932
Birth*Lucinda Whisnant was born in 1900 in Caldwell Co., NC.1,2 
Marriage*She married John Estal McCrary on 1 September 1923 in Caldwell Co., NC; Note: The death certificate of Lucinda's listed her husband as "J. E. McCrary". The informant was W. L. Whisnant, Lenoir, NC.3 
Death*Lucinda Whisnant died on 5 February 1940 in Caldwell Co., NC; married.3,2 
Burial*She was buried in Clark Cem., Caldwell Co., NC, 35.931944,-81.536944.2 

Census Data

YearLocationNotes concerning census
1910Wilsons Creek, Caldwell Co., NCage 8
1920Granite Falls, Caldwell Co., NCage 18, single, living with mother

Family

John Estal McCrary b. 24 April 1897, d. 23 August 1978
Children

Citations

  1. [S420] Caldwell Co NC Records, online http://rod.co.caldwell.nc.us/resolution/
  2. [S25] Death_Certificate.
  3. [S13] Letter, James William Watkins to Raymond C. Whisnant, 1992.

John Estal McCrary

ID# 9364, b. 24 April 1897, d. 23 August 1978
Birth*John Estal McCrary was born on 24 April 1897 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY; WWII draft registration information.1,2 
Marriage*He married Lucinda Whisnant, daughter of Joseph D. Whisnant and Malinda May Tolbert, on 1 September 1923 in Caldwell Co., NC; Note: The death certificate of Lucinda's listed her husband as "J. E. McCrary". The informant was W. L. Whisnant, Lenoir, NC.3 
Death*John Estal McCrary died on 23 August 1978 in Catawba, Catawba Co., NC, at age 81. 
Burial*He was buried in Hudson Chapel Bapt. Ch. Cem., Catawba, Catawba Co., NC, 35.69666,-81.03854

Census Data

YearLocationNotes concerning census
1910Lower Creek, Caldwell Co., NCage 12. He resides with his parents William L. & Mira E. McCrary. [e.d. 63, sheet 1B]
1920Lower Creek, Caldwell Co., NCage 23, md. No wife in the household. He resides with his parents Will L. & Mirra McCrary. [e.d. 72, sheet 6A]
Name Variation John Estal McCrary was also known as McCreary.2 

Family

Lucinda Whisnant b. 1900, d. 5 February 1940
Marriage*He married Lucinda Whisnant, daughter of Joseph D. Whisnant and Malinda May Tolbert, on 1 September 1923 in Caldwell Co., NC; Note: The death certificate of Lucinda's listed her husband as "J. E. McCrary". The informant was W. L. Whisnant, Lenoir, NC.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S26] W.W. I Draft Registration Records.
  2. [S20] Social Security Death Index, online http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi
  3. [S13] Letter, James William Watkins to Raymond C. Whisnant, 1992.

Lula Whisnant

ID# 9365, b. 20 March 1904, d. 11 April 1986
Father*Joseph D. Whisnant b. c 1855, d. 2 Jan 1919
Mother*Malinda May Tolbert b. May 1870, d. 23 Jun 1932
Birth*Lula Whisnant was born on 20 March 1904 in NC
Marriage*She married Clarence Edward Hicks on 15 April 1922 in Caldwell Co., NC.1,2 
Death*Lula Whisnant died on 11 April 1986 in Catawba Co., NC, at age 82. 

Census Data

YearLocationNotes concerning census
1910Wilsons Creek, Caldwell Co., NCage 6, female
1920Mortimer, Caldwell Co., NCage 15, single, living with brother Henry Whisnant.
Name Variation Lula Whisnant was also known as Lou. 
Residence* In 1979 Lula lived in Newton, Catawba Co., NC

Family

Clarence Edward Hicks b. 2 September 1894, d. 3 May 1974
Marriage*She married Clarence Edward Hicks on 15 April 1922 in Caldwell Co., NC.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S13] Letter, James William Watkins to Raymond C. Whisnant, 1992.
  2. [S420] Caldwell Co NC Records, online http://rod.co.caldwell.nc.us/resolution/

Clarence Edward Hicks

ID# 9366, b. 2 September 1894, d. 3 May 1974
Birth*Clarence Edward Hicks was born on 2 September 1894 in NC.1 
Marriage*He married Lula Whisnant, daughter of Joseph D. Whisnant and Malinda May Tolbert, on 15 April 1922 in Caldwell Co., NC.2,3 
Death*Clarence Edward Hicks died on 3 May 1974 in Newton, Catawba Co., NC, at age 79; married.1 

Family

Lula Whisnant b. 20 March 1904, d. 11 April 1986

Citations

  1. [S25] Death_Certificate.
  2. [S13] Letter, James William Watkins to Raymond C. Whisnant, 1992.
  3. [S420] Caldwell Co NC Records, online http://rod.co.caldwell.nc.us/resolution/

Mary Whisnant

ID# 9367, b. circa 1906
Father*Joseph D. Whisnant b. c 1855, d. 2 Jan 1919
Mother*Malinda May Tolbert b. May 1870, d. 23 Jun 1932
Birth*Mary Whisnant was born circa 1906 in NC.1 

Census Data

YearLocationNotes concerning census
1910Wilsons Creek, Caldwell Co., NCage 4
1920Granite Falls, Caldwell Co., NCage 16, single, living with mother

Family

David Wald

Citations

  1. [S13] Letter, James William Watkins to Raymond C. Whisnant, 1992.

Joseph Benjamin Whisenhunt

ID# 9369, b. 1 January 1871, d. 24 December 1919
Father*Joseph Josiah Whisenhunt b. 8 Mar 1837, d. 7 Mar 1897
Mother*Parthenia E. White b. 1840, d. 28 Nov 1909
Birth*Joseph Benjamin Whisenhunt was born on 1 January 1871 in AR.1 
Marriage*He married Emily Lou Etta Green on 19 September 1897 in Howard Co., AR.2 
Death*Joseph Benjamin Whisenhunt died on 24 December 1919 in Foreman, Little River Co., AR, at age 48. 
Burial*He was buried in Corinth Cem., Nashville, Howard Co., AR, 34.043889,-93.840000

Census Data

YearLocationNotes concerning census
1880Muddy Fork, Howard Co., ARage 8
1900Muddy Fork, Howard Co., ARage 28, md. 2 yrs., farmer
1910White, Pike Co., ARage 38, md. 1 time, 12 yrs., farmer

Family

Emily Lou Etta Green b. 8 December 1877, d. 23 March 1940
Marriage*Joseph Benjamin Whisenhunt married Emily Lou Etta Green on 19 September 1897 in Howard Co., AR.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S184] Letter, Charlotte Elaine Shipman to Raymond C. Whisnant, 1992.
  2. [S67] Certificate of Marriage.

William Isam Whisenhunt

ID# 9370, b. April 1874, d. 1914
William & Laura Whisenhunt
Father*Joseph Josiah Whisenhunt b. 8 Mar 1837, d. 7 Mar 1897
Mother*Parthenia E. White b. 1840, d. 28 Nov 1909
Birth*William Isam Whisenhunt was born in April 1874 in Pike Co., AR.1 
Marriage*He married Laura Myrtle Still on 11 December 1892 in Howard Co., AR.1 
Death*William Isam Whisenhunt died in 1914 in Howard Co., AR; His wife was listed as a widow in 1910 census reports. Therefore, I see no reason to believe that he died in 1914.1 
Burial*He was buried in Pleasant Grove Cem., New Hope, Pike Co., AR.1 

Census Data

YearLocationNotes concerning census
1880Muddy Fork, Howard Co., ARage 6
1900Muddy Fork, Howard Co., ARage 26, md. 7 yrs., farmer
Note*The story of the killing of William Isam Whisenhunt and trial of his killers:

William Isom was murdered by his wife, ostensibly to protect her son, as below.

The trial of Laura and Walter Whisenhunt, charged with murder for the killing of Isom Whisenhunt, their husband and father, was begun in the Howard County Circuit Court in Nashville, Thursday morning. Mrs. Whisenhunt was placed on trial first. Thursday and Friday were consumed in the hearing of the case and it was thought it would be submitted to the jury last night.The state was forced to depend upon the evidence of the family, mainly, for its case, together with much circumstances as tended to throw light upon the matter. Since the finding of the body the contention of the defense has been that Mrs.Whisenhunt shot her husband in defense of the life of herself and son, Walter, who is jointly indicted with her for the murder. Walter Whisenhunt, his brother, Jesse, and a sister were placed on the stand by the prosecution. Their evidence was practically the same, along the lines indicated from the first, and when Mrs. Whisenhunt was placed on the stand to testify upon her own behalf her testimony was the same as that of her children, in all the essential features.

It was testified that Isom Whisenhunt went to his home from Nashville, drunk and quarrelsome; that after arriving at home he had declared his intention of killing the family, and more especially Walter; that he secured his Winchester rifle, and seated himself in a chair, forced his family to remain in the room, while he continued his threats; that he finally raised his gun, as if to shoot Walter, when Mrs. Whisenhunt, with a pistol she had taken from a trunk, shot him 3 times! It was testified that the body was placed in a wagon by Mrs. Whisenhunt and her sons, Walter and Jesse, and taken and placed in a well; where it was later found after Mrs. Whisenhunt had revealed the hiding place in a confession of the killing.

All other evidence was circumstantial, as the members of the family are the only known eyewitnesses to the killing.

The above story was posted to www.findagrave.com by "D_Ann". 

Family

Laura Myrtle Still b. 24 May 1877, d. 1950
Marriage*William Isam Whisenhunt married Laura Myrtle Still on 11 December 1892 in Howard Co., AR.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S138] Lemuel Edward Guthery, "Guthery, Lemuel Edward," e-mail to Raymond C. Whisnant, 1996.

George Robert Whisenhunt

ID# 9371, b. 3 April 1878, d. 3 November 1943
Father*Joseph Josiah Whisenhunt b. 8 Mar 1837, d. 7 Mar 1897
Mother*Parthenia E. White b. 1840, d. 28 Nov 1909
Birth*George Robert Whisenhunt was born on 3 April 1878.1 
Marriage*He married Melinda Callie Hunter on 15 November 1899 in Howard Co., AR.2 
Death*George Robert Whisenhunt died on 3 November 1943 at age 65.3 
Burial*He was buried in Liberty Cem., New Hope, Pike Co., AR, 34.207500,-93.900000

Census Data

YearLocationNotes concerning census
1880Muddy Fork, Howard Co., ARage 1
1900Muddy Fork, Howard Co., ARage 21, md. 0 yrs., foreman
1910White, Pike Co., ARage 33, md. 1 time, 10 yrs., farmer
1920White, Pike Co., ARage 41, md., farmer
1930Arkinda, Little River Co., ARage 52, md., laborer, lye maker, 1st. md., age 21
Name Variation George Robert Whisenhunt was also known as Bob. 

Family

Melinda Callie Hunter b. 21 July 1880, d. 18 March 1938
Marriage*He married Melinda Callie Hunter on 15 November 1899 in Howard Co., AR.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S426] WW I Draft Cards, online www.ancestry.com, d.o.b. 16 Apr 1878.
  2. [S67] Certificate of Marriage.
  3. [S28] Tombstone.

Mary A. Pearce

ID# 9372, b. circa 1846
Birth*Mary A. Pearce was born circa 1846 in NC.1 
Marriage*She married Leonard W. Hunt, son of John Whisenhunt and Dida E. Dorsit, on 17 September 1865 in Randolph Co., NC.2 

Census Data

YearLocationNotes concerning census
1870Randolph Co., NCage 24, md.
1880Tabernacle, Randolph Co., NCage 34, md.

Family

Leonard W. Hunt b. 1 February 1840, d. 30 June 1927

Citations

  1. [S4] 1790 to 1930 Federal Census Population Schedule, National Archives, Washington, DC.
  2. [S19] Index to Vital Statistics.

Julius Hunt

ID# 9373, b. circa 1850
Father*John Whisenhunt b. c 1801, d. a 1880
Mother*Dida E. Dorsit b. c 1813, d. a 1880
Birth*Julius Hunt was born circa 1850 in NC.1 
Marriage*He married Anna Marinda Nance on 24 December 1871 in Randolph Co., NC

Census Data

YearLocationNotes concerning census
1860Randolph Co., NCage 10
1870Tabernacle, Randolph Co., NCage 21, single, resides with parents
1880Black Creek, Randolph Co., NCage 29, md., farmer
Name Variation Julius Hunt was also known as Julius Whisenhunt. 

Family

Anna Marinda Nance b. circa 1847
Children

Citations

  1. [S4] 1790 to 1930 Federal Census Population Schedule, National Archives, Washington, DC.

Ezra Spencer Hunt

ID# 9374, b. 4 July 1851, d. 14 May 1925
Father*John Whisenhunt b. c 1801, d. a 1880
Mother*Dida E. Dorsit b. c 1813, d. a 1880
Birth*Ezra Spencer Hunt was born on 4 July 1851 in Randolph Co., NC.1 
Marriage*He married Lucy Jane Simmons circa 1875.2 
Death*Ezra Spencer Hunt died on 14 May 1925 in Tabernacle, Randolph Co., NC, at age 73; widowed.1 

Census Data

YearLocationNotes concerning census
1860Randolph Co., NCage 9
1870Tabernacle, Randolph Co., NCage 17, single, resides with parents
1880Black Creek, Randolph Co., NCage 28, md., farmer
1900Tabernacle, Randolph Co., NCage 50, md. 25 yrs.
1910Tabernacle, Randolph Co., NCage 59, md. 1 time, 34 yrs., farmer
1920Tabernacle, Randolph Co., NCage 65, widowed, resides with his son Troy E. Hunt.
Name Variation Ezra Spencer Hunt was also known as Ezra Spencer Whisenhunt. 

Family

Lucy Jane Simmons b. August 1850, d. before 1920
Marriage*He married Lucy Jane Simmons circa 1875.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S25] Death_Certificate.
  2. [S4] 1790 to 1930 Federal Census Population Schedule, National Archives, Washington, DC.

Elizabeth Hunt

ID# 9375, b. circa 1858
Father*John Whisenhunt b. c 1801, d. a 1880
Mother*Dida E. Dorsit b. c 1813, d. a 1880
Birth*Elizabeth Hunt was born circa 1858 in NC.1 

Census Data

YearLocationNotes concerning census
1860Randolph Co., NCage 3
1870Tabernacle, Randolph Co., NCage 11
Name Variation Elizabeth Hunt was also known as Elizabeth Whisenhunt. 

Citations

  1. [S4] 1790 to 1930 Federal Census Population Schedule, National Archives, Washington, DC.

Marshal James Hunt

ID# 9378, b. 20 May 1846, d. 30 October 1919
Father*John Whisenhunt b. c 1801, d. a 1880
Mother*Dida E. Dorsit b. c 1813, d. a 1880
Birth*Marshal James Hunt was born on 20 May 1846 in Randolph Co., NC.1 
Marriage*He married Delilah Forset circa 1865.2 
Death*Marshal James Hunt died on 30 October 1919 in Randolph Co., NC, at age 73; married.1 

Census Data

YearLocationNotes concerning census
1850Randolph Co., NCage 7
1860Randolph Co., NCage 16
1870Randolph Co., NCage 25, md.
1880Randolph Co., NCage 37, md., farmer
1910Back Creek, Randolph Co., NCage 64, md. 1 time, 45 yrs., farmer
Name Variation Marshal James Hunt was also known as Marshal J. Whisenhunt. 

Family

Delilah Forset b. circa 1845
Marriage*He married Delilah Forset circa 1865.2 

Citations

  1. [S25] Death_Certificate.
  2. [S4] 1790 to 1930 Federal Census Population Schedule, National Archives, Washington, DC.

Delilah Forset

ID# 9379, b. circa 1845
Birth*Delilah Forset was born circa 1845 in NC.1 
Marriage*She married Marshal James Hunt, son of John Whisenhunt and Dida E. Dorsit, circa 1865.1 

Census Data

YearLocationNotes concerning census
1870Randolph Co., NCage 26, md.
1880Randolph Co., NCage 40, md.
1910Back Creek, Randolph Co., NCage 65, md. 1 time, 45 yrs., no children
1920Back Creek, Randolph Co., NCage 70, widow

Family

Marshal James Hunt b. 20 May 1846, d. 30 October 1919

Citations

  1. [S4] 1790 to 1930 Federal Census Population Schedule, National Archives, Washington, DC.

Susan Mabel Miller

ID# 9380, b. 6 June 1912, d. 13 September 1977
Birth*Susan Mabel Miller was born on 6 June 1912 in NC.1 
Marriage*She married Lloyd Carl Whisenant, son of John Lloyd Whisenant and Ellie Mae Smith, on 22 December 1934 in Rowan Co., NC.2,3 
Death*Susan Mabel Miller died on 13 September 1977 in Morganton, Burke Co., NC, at age 65; widow.4 
Burial*She was buried in Zion Hill Bapt. Ch. Cem., Burke Co., NC, 35.564722,-81.539167.1 
Census*Susan Mabel Miller appeared on the census of 1 April 1940 in Mayo River, Patrick Co., VA, age 26, md., completed 2 years of high school. She is not employed. Note: Her brother Luther E. Miller, age 19, single, resides in the household. 

Family

Lloyd Carl Whisenant b. 22 July 1915, d. 27 November 1944
Children

Citations

  1. [S5] Unknown compiler, Various Cemetery Record Books.
  2. [S82] Family Bible.
  3. [S19] Index to Vital Statistics.
  4. [S11] Misc. Death Certificate Index.

Jesse L. Brandal

ID# 9381, b. June 1871, d. before 1920
Birth*Jesse L. Brandal was born in June 1871 in NC.1 
Marriage*He married Elizabeth Caroline Whisnant, daughter of Martin Van Buren Whisnant and Mary Kiser, in April 1894 in Cleveland Co., NC
Death*Jesse L. Brandal died before 1920. 

Census Data

YearLocationNotes concerning census
1900Ellis Co., TXage 29, md. 4 yrs., farm laborer
1910Hill Co., TXage 38, md. 1 time, shoemaker
Name Variation Jesse L. Brandal was also known as Brindle. 

Family

Elizabeth Caroline Whisnant b. 10 May 1874, d. 4 January 1974
Children

Citations

  1. [S4] 1790 to 1930 Federal Census Population Schedule, National Archives, Washington, DC.

Elbert Buren Whisnant

ID# 9382, b. 11 March 1921, d. 28 July 2008
Elbert B. Whisnant
(obituary photo)
Father*Forest Malcolm Whisnant b. 5 Jul 1898, d. 9 Mar 1971
Mother*Vatress L. Pierce b. 8 Nov 1903, d. 2 Nov 1966
Birth*Elbert Buren Whisnant was born on 11 March 1921 in Rutherford Co., NC.1,2 
Marriage*He married Letha Esther [unknown] on 20 November 1959. 
Death*Elbert Buren Whisnant died on 28 July 2008 in Carmel, Hamilton Co., IN, at age 87.1,2 
Burial*He was buried in Carmel Cem., Carmel, Hamilton Co., IN, 39.990000,-86.127500.1 

Census Data

YearLocationNotes concerning census
1930Shelby, Cleveland Co., NCage 9
1940Shelby, Cleveland Co., NCage 19, single, completed 5 years of school. He is employed as a weaver in the textile industry. His wage last year was $224. He resides with his parents.
Obituary*
Nickname Elbert Buren Whisnant also went by the name of Jim.1 
Milit-Beg*He began military service on 16 September 1940 U.S. Army enlistment. 
Milit-End*He ended military service on 24 June 1945. 

Family

Letha Esther [unknown] b. 4 January 1916, d. 3 May 2001
Marriage*He married Letha Esther [unknown] on 20 November 1959. 
Children
  • Charles Whisnant
  • Vici Whisnant
  • Sherry Whisnant

Citations

  1. [S428] Obituary.
  2. [S20] Social Security Death Index, online http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi

Jessie Myrtle Small

ID# 9383, b. 10 May 1897, d. 30 August 1954
Birth*Jessie Myrtle Small was born on 10 May 1897 in NC; Her parents were William Small and Etta Burns. Jessie's first marriage was to Cannie Murray.1 
Marriage*She married Elbert Bostic Whisenant, son of William Jackson Whisenant and Minnie Mary Ann Barber
Death*Jessie Myrtle Small died on 30 August 1954 in Burke Co., NC, at age 57; married.1 
Burial*She was buried in Burke Memorial Park Cem., Drexel, Burke Co., NC, 35.738333,-81.632778.1 

Census Data

YearLocationNotes concerning census
1930Drexel, Burke Co., NCage 32, md., 1st. md. age 18
1940Lovelady, Burke Co., NCage 43, md., completed 4th. grade, not employed.

Family 1

Child
  • Wilson James Muray

Family 2

Elbert Bostic Whisenant b. 5 May 1896, d. 16 April 1967
Children

Citations

  1. [S25] Death_Certificate.

Forest Malcolm Whisnant Jr.

ID# 9384, b. 5 March 1929, d. 8 October 1994
Father*Forest Malcolm Whisnant b. 5 Jul 1898, d. 9 Mar 1971
Mother*Vatress L. Pierce b. 8 Nov 1903, d. 2 Nov 1966
Birth*Forest Malcolm Whisnant Jr. was born on 5 March 1929 in Cleveland Co., NC.1,2,3,4 
Marriage*He married Betty Jean Kiser
Death*Forest Malcolm Whisnant Jr. died on 8 October 1994 in Shelby, Cleveland Co., NC, at age 65; married.2,4 
Burial*He was buried in Sunset Cem., Shelby, Cleveland Co., NC, 35.295833,-81.546389

Census Data

YearLocationNotes concerning census
1930Shelby, Cleveland Co., NCage 1
1940Shelby, Cleveland Co., NCage 11, attending school, completed 2nd. grade.

Family

Betty Jean Kiser b. 25 December 1931, d. 19 April 2014
Children
  • Ronney Charles Whisnant
  • Thomas Keith Whisnant

Citations

  1. [S13] Letter, James William Watkins to Raymond C. Whisnant, 1992.
  2. [S11] Misc. Death Certificate Index.
  3. [S19] Index to Vital Statistics.
  4. [S28] Tombstone.

Claudia McCurry

ID# 9389, b. 22 June 1917, d. 11 February 1994
Birth*Claudia McCurry was born on 22 June 1917 in SC.1 
Marriage*She married Martin Leon Whisnant, son of Thomas Thacker Whisnant and Daisy Amelia Price
Divorce*Claudia McCurry and Martin Leon Whisnant were divorced on 11 April 1979 in Cleveland Co., NC.2 
Death*Claudia McCurry died on 11 February 1994 in Shelby, Cleveland Co., NC, at age 76; divorced.1 
Burial*She was buried in Cleveland Memorial Park Cem., Boiling Springs, Cleveland Co., NC, 35.246944,-81.635556
Name Variation Claudia McCurry was also known as Claudia McMurry.1 

Family

Martin Leon Whisnant b. 7 July 1926, d. 10 March 1980

Citations

  1. [S11] Misc. Death Certificate Index.
  2. [S21] Michael Tab Whisenhunt, "Whisenhunt, Michael Tab," e-mail to Raymond C. Whisnant, 16 Aug 1999.

Julia E. Whisnant

ID# 9394, b. circa 1875
Father*Hugh Marion Whisnant b. 13 Sep 1846, d. 26 Nov 1897
Mother*Mollie Malvina Shaw b. 18 May 1856, d. 13 Mar 1923
Birth*Julia E. Whisnant was born circa 1875.1 
Census*Julia E. Whisnant appeared on the census of 1 June 1880 in Clay, White Co., AR, age 4. 

Citations

  1. [S4] 1790 to 1930 Federal Census Population Schedule, National Archives, Washington, DC.

Mary Etta Crotts

ID# 9395, b. 29 June 1911, d. 19 September 1974
Birth*Mary Etta Crotts was born on 29 June 1911 in NC; Her parents were Pinkney Crotts and Etta Newton.1 
Marriage*She married Merrett Avant Whisnant, son of Melchi Edwards Whisnant and Sarah Elizabeth Wright
Death*Mary Etta Crotts died on 19 September 1974 in Hickory, Catawba Co., NC, at age 63; married.2 
Burial*She was buried in Shoup's Grove Bapt. Ch. Cem., Icard, Burke Co., NC.3 
Census*Mary Etta Crotts appeared on the census of 1 April 1940 in Icard, Burke Co., NC, age 29, md., completed 1 year high school, and is not employed. 

Family

Merrett Avant Whisnant b. 13 January 1910, d. 19 September 1974
Children

Citations

  1. [S20] Social Security Death Index, online http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi
  2. [S25] Death_Certificate.
  3. [S5] Unknown compiler, Various Cemetery Record Books.

Cathy Elaine Whisnant

ID# 9398, b. 3 March 1957, d. 4 September 1994
Father*Norris Avant Whisnant b. 17 May 1932, d. 4 Mar 1975
Mother*Marilyn Jeanette Herman b. 18 Feb 1936, d. 3 Jan 2013
Birth*Cathy Elaine Whisnant was born on 3 March 1957 in Catawba Co., NC.1 
Death*She died on 4 September 1994 in Morganton, Burke Co., NC, at age 37; divorced.2 
Obituary*

Family

Joe Mack Powell Jr.

Citations

  1. [S19] Index to Vital Statistics.
  2. [S11] Misc. Death Certificate Index.