Robert Elijah Whisnant Jr.

ID# 44552, b. 12 January 1923, d. 10 February 2007
Father*Robert Elijah Whisenant b. Oct 1895, d. 1947
Mother*Bertie Ann Sumpter1 b. 13 Nov 1904, d. 30 Mar 2003
Birth*Robert Elijah Whisnant Jr. was born on 12 January 1923 in Catawba Co., NC.2,3 
Marriage*He married Joey Augusta Paxton
Marriage*Robert Elijah Whisnant Jr. married Catherine Dougher Dunger on 19 August 1974 in Miami-Dade Co., FL.4 
Death*Robert Elijah Whisnant Jr. died on 10 February 2007 in Boca Raton, Palm Beach Co., FL, at age 84.3,5 
Burial*He was buried in Boca Raton Mausoleum, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Co., FL, 26.343333,-80.094167; WW II Vet. 

Census Data

YearLocationNotes concerning census
1930Morganton, Burke Co., NCage 7
1940Quaker Meadow, Burke Co., NCage 19, single, completed 2 yrs. high school. He is employed at the local furniture factory. His wage last year was $700. He resides in the household with his father.
Nickname Robert Elijah Whisnant Jr. also went by the name of Bobby. 
Milit-Beg*He began military service on 3 December 1943 in VA U. S. Army enlistment. 
Name Change On circa 1944 his name was legally changed to Robert Thomas Whisnant. 
Milit-End*He ended military service on 25 July 1945. 
Residence* In 1999 Robert lived in Boca Raton, Palm Beach Co., FL

Family 1

Peg [unknown]
  • Gail Ann Whisnant

Family 2

Joey Augusta Paxton b. 21 January 1923, d. 17 September 2002
Marriage*He married Joey Augusta Paxton

Family 3

Catherine Dougher Dunger b. 7 February 1940, d. 24 June 2004
Marriage*Robert Elijah Whisnant Jr. married Catherine Dougher Dunger on 19 August 1974 in Miami-Dade Co., FL.4 
  • Robin Alexandria Whisnant
  • Christopher Colt Whisnant

Family 4

Barbara Jo Knox


  1. [S4] 1790 to 1930 Federal Census Population Schedule, National Archives, Washington, DC.
  2. [S19] Index to Vital Statistics.
  3. [S20] Social Security Death Index, online
  4. [S430], online
  5. [S5] Unknown compiler, Various Cemetery Record Books.

Alma Lee Merrill

ID# 44574, b. 21 March 1931, d. 27 July 2015
Marriage*Alma Lee Merrill married William A. Whisenhunt
Birth*Alma Lee Merrill was born on 21 March 1931 in Pocahontas, Hardeman Co., TN
Death*She died on 27 July 2015 in MS at age 84.1 
Burial*She was buried in Corinth National Cem., Alcorn Co., MS, 34.925556,-88.510278
Residence* Alma lived in Corinth, Alcorn Co., MS


William A. Whisenhunt b. 8 October 1919, d. 22 January 1998


  1. [S428] Obituary.

Kathleen Bunch

ID# 44576, b. 3 January 1953, d. 4 December 2013
Birth*Kathleen Bunch was born on 3 January 1953.1 
Death*She died on 4 December 2013 in Gulfport, Harrison Co., MS, at age 60.1 
Burial*She was buried in Gulf Pines Memorial Gardens Cem., Harrison Co., MS


William F. Whisenant
  • Dustin Eugene Whisenant


  1. [S20] Social Security Death Index, online

Joseph Monroe Whisenant

ID# 44588, b. 26 June 1941, d. 17 March 2004
Father*Kenneth C. Whisenant b. 3 Feb 1908, d. Jun 1973
Mother*Marie Grace Flock b. 1 Jan 1913, d. Nov 1969
Birth*Joseph Monroe Whisenant was born on 26 June 1941 in Paris, Logan Co., AR.1,2,3 
Death*He died on 17 March 2004 in Olathe, Johnson Co., KS, at age 62.2,3 
Burial*He was buried in Baxley Cem., Paris, Logan Co., AR, 35.314167,-93.722778
Residence* In April 2001 Joseph lived in Independence, Jackson Co., MO


Jo Marlene Carlton
  • Larry Whisenant
  • Penny Whisenant
  • Theresa Lynn Whisenant
  • Debra Kay Whisenant


  1. [S418], online
  2. [S20] Social Security Death Index, online
  3. [S28] Tombstone.

Mae Nichols

ID# 44589, b. 12 May 1912, d. 30 January 1999
Birth*Mae Nichols was born on 12 May 1912 in VA.1 
Marriage*She married Earl H. Whisenant, son of Emmit Whisenant and Pricilla Tipton, on 3 April 1937 in Wise Co., VA
Death*Mae Nichols died on 30 January 1999 in NC at age 86.1 


Earl H. Whisenant b. 2 February 1910, d. 26 March 1967


  1. [S20] Social Security Death Index, online