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  • ID: I658
  • Name: Jeptha H Whorton
  • Given Name: Jeptha H
  • Surname: Whorton
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: EAC3BF1ACB514878B63B6151CCBE85ADC121
  • Change Date: 20 OCT 2013
  • Note:
    From another family tree:
    "Jeptha H. Whorton was killed by Bushwhackers either during or shortly after the Civil War.
    There is a large conflict in the dates of his marriages and the births of his children:

    He married Sophrona prior to 1839. They had five known children, the first born in 1839 in AL. and the last born in 1851 in AL..

    He is said to have married Frances Harris on 19 APR 1843 with their first child born on 16 MAY 1846 in GA. and the last born on 18 AUG 1864, place of birth not known."

    Quite a bit of the above seems to be untrue or at least incredible. If Jeptha was married to and having children with Sophrona in 1851, I'm thinking Frances gave him a real hard time about it, since he was married to her in 1843. And I found him in the 1870 census in Webster Co GA and in 1880, he was in Freestone Co., TX, so he may have gotten attacked by bushwhackers, but they didn't kill him.

    Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944
    Name: Jeptha Warden
    Spouse: Frances H. Nicholson
    Marriage Date: 19 Apr 1843
    County: Muscogee
    State: Georgia

    1850 Census
    Name: Jeptha Whorton
    Age: 32
    Estimated birth year: abt 1818
    Birth Place: Georgia
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Marion, Georgia
    Family Number: 756
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Jeptha Whorton 32
    Frances Whorton 35
    James T Whorton 4
    Mary Ann Whorton 3
    Wm Whorton 0

    1860 Census
    Name: Jeptha Whorton
    Age in 1860: 43
    Birth Year: abt 1817
    Birthplace: Georgia
    Home in 1860: District 24, Stewart, Georgia
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Lumpkin
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Jerena Whorton 12
    William Whorton 10
    Jeptha Whorton 8
    Frances Whorton 5
    Nancy Whorton 3
    Thomas Whorton 3/12
    Jeptha Whorton 43
    Frances Whorton 38
    James Whorton 14

    1870 Census
    Name: Jeptha Whorton
    Birth Year: abt 1817
    Age in 1870: 53
    Birthplace: Georgia
    Home in 1870: Preston, Webster, Georgia
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Occupation: Wk grocery
    Post Office: Preston
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Jeptha Whorton 53
    Frances Whorton 49
    Jeptha H Whorton 17
    Frankey Whorton 14
    Duckery Whorton 12
    Thomas P Whorton 10
    Mattie Whorton 8
    Caroline Whorton 5

    1880 Census
    Name: Jepeha Whorton
    Home in 1880: Freestone, Texas
    Age: 64
    Estimated birth year: abt 1816
    Birthplace: Georgia
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Francis H
    Father's birthplace: North Carolina
    Mother's birthplace: Tennessee
    Occupation: Farmer
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Jepeha Whorton 64
    Francis H Whorton 58
    Jepeha H Whorton 28
    Martha R Whorton 18
    Delia M Whorton 14
    James B Whorton 5 (grandson)
    Annie G Whorton 1 (granddau)
    Pleasant Green 28 (farm hand)
  • Birth: 1818 in Georgia
  • Death: 19 JAN 1883 in Navarro Co., TX
  • Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX



    Father: Thomas Jefferson Wharton b: 11 AUG 1800 in South Carolina
    Mother: Sarah Sally Duncan b: 3 JAN 1803 in Chatham Co., NC

    Marriage 1 Frances Harris b: 1821 in Georgia
    • Married: 19 APR 1843 in Muscogee Co., GA
    Children
    1. Has Children James Tennyson Whorton b: 16 MAY 1846 in Marion Co., GA
    2. Has No Children Mary Ann Whorton b: 1847 in Marion Co., GA
    3. Has Children Robert William Whorton b: 12 APR 1850 in Marion Co., GA
    4. Has No Children Jeptha H Whorton b: 1852 in Georgia
    5. Has No Children Frances Whorton b: 1855 in Georgia
    6. Has No Children Nancy Whorton b: 1857 in Georgia
    7. Has Children Thomas Oscar Whorton b: 1 FEB 1859 in Stewart Co., GA
    8. Has No Children Martha "Mattie" R Whorton b: 1862 in Georgia
    9. Has No Children Caroline Whorton b: 18 AUG 1864 in Georgia
    10. Has No Children Delilah M Whorton b: 1866 in Georgia

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