James Whitaker

Male 1721 - Aft 1809  (88 years)


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  • Name James Whitaker 
    Born 08 Feb 1721  St. George Parish, Baltimore Co. MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Shown in the St. George's Parish Register, on the same page as Rachel McElroy born August 7, 1713, daughter of John & Francis Mackelroy, is James Whitaker born February 8, 1721 son of Mark and Elizabeth Whitaker, and Peter Whitaker born May 6, 1716, son of John and Ann Whitaker

      Source: Register of St. George's Protestant Episcopal Church, pages 215
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1809  Madison Co. KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He was on the Madison County, KY dole the last few years and that stopped with the 1809 payment. [Source: Gary Whitaker garywmail@charter.net]
    Notes 
    • He is not yet proven as the father of Richard Whitaker, but the evidence suggests it is highly likely he is. Richard probably would not have been mentioned in his father's will as Richard was established in North Carolina with the Bentley Family while his father, James had migrated to Kentucky. This is a work in progress.

      MARYLAND RECORDS

      James Whiteaker bought 50 acres "Stony Batter, September 1743, Baltimore County, Maryland
      LGB/690, LGE/164

      James Whiteacre bought 50 acres " Whiteacre's Chance", June 12, 1749, Baltimore County, Maryland
      TI4/167, BYI1/254

      James Whitaker bought 525 acres "Stony Batter", December 18, 1755, Frederick County, Maryland
      BC/313, BC9/393

      14 Feb 1756 James Whitaker recorded stray mare on Feb 17 page 86

      May 12, 1758, Frederick County, Maryland Land Record F.443
      Made between James Whitaker of Frederick County and Province of Maryland Planter of the one part and Beale Owings of Baltimore County and Province of Maryland of the other part for part of a tract of land called Stony Batter containing 270 acres of land for 75 pounds. Prudence wife of James Whitaker relinquished her right of dower in said land.

      Deed was recorded May 19, 1758, Frederick County, Maryland Land Record F.447
      Made between James Whitaker of Frederick County and Province of Maryland Farmer of the one part and Joseph Wells of Baltimore County, and Province of Maryland Farmer for a part of a tract of land called The Resurvey on Stony Batter containing two hundred and forty seven acres of land.
      Prudence wife of James Whitaker released dower.

      Deed was recorded March 26, 1795 made "between James Whitacre of Madison County and State of Kentucky farmer of the one part and Joseph Wells of Frederick County and State of Maryland Framer of the other part for "all the remainder of a Tract of Land lying and being in Frederick County and State of Maryland and known by the name of The resurvey on Stoney Batter", excepting that part conveyed by "James Whitacre to a certain Beale Owings:.
      The wife of James Whitacre was not a part to this deed. No acreage is given. Frederick County, Maryland Land Deeds W.R. 13-142

      NORTH CAROLINA RECORDS

      James moved his family to Rowan County, NC in around 1761-62, and his half-brothers Thomas and Mark also moved to the area at about the same time or shortly after.

      Granville grant to James Whitaker, 695 acres on Anthony's creek on the forks of the Yadkin
      Rowan County, North Carolina Land Deeds, 21 December 1761

      James and half brother Mark Whiteaker lived side by side before the Revolutionary War near Peeler (also known as Weaver Creek) in what is now present day Davie Co., NC. James had land on Weavers Creek next to Mark Whiteaker on Anthony's Creek. From Weldon Whitaker,"But I have plotted out old land deeds and found that Weavers Creek is the same as present day Peelers Creek and near to the west is Anthony's Run."

      James Whitaker served on Grand Jury, 20 October 1762.
      Rowan County, North Carolina Court

      July 14, 1764, On Motion of John Dunn Ordered that a road be laid out the Neares & Best way from John Howards Ferry to the road from Bethabara to Salisbury near Reedy Creek, running up from said ferry in the fork to Boon's Road & persons following appointed to lay of said road: John Roberts, Edward Turner, Nicholas White, Edward Williams, Isaac Holdman, Capt. Avinton Felps, Mathew Sparks, William Sparks, Francis Taylor [James' step father], Thomas Jones, James Whitaker.

      Abstracts of Deeds of Rowan Co, NC 1753-1785, Jo White Linn
      p.90; DB 6/482 17 Sep 1767 Mathew Sparks and wife Sarah to William Haden for 150, 172 acres in the fork of the Yadkin R adjacent William Sparks grant of 4 Apr 1767. Wit: Benjamin Taylor [possible step brother], James Whitaker.

      James applied for a license to operate an "Ordinary" [tavern] in Oct. of 1767

      James Whitacre, Sr. to William and Thomas Frohock, 695 acres , 14 August 1777, proved by John Lowery
      "The Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions" Rowan County, North Carolina", Book 4, page 230
      James Whitacre, Sr. to William and Thomas Frohock on Anthony's Creek on forks of Yadkin. Rowan County Land Deeds, 14 August 1777

      William and Thomas Frohock to James Whitaker, 290 acres on Anthony's Creek. Rowan County Land Deeds, 12 October 1777

      April 6, 1778, Joseph Williams, 250 acres bounded by James Whitaker, Samuel Busey's old line on a former survey, line of James Carson, Decd. and for compliment, including his improvement. "Rowan County, North Carolina Vacant Land Entries, 1778 - 1789"

      Case Jury , 7 May 1778, John Mitchell vs James Whitacre ( 18.2.9 and costs) "The Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions" Rowan County, North Carolina", Book 4, page 152

      August 5, 1778, Mark Whitaker, 300 acres on Weavers Creek adjoining Caleb Osborn's deeded land on one side and James Whitaker on the other side."Rowan County, North Carolina Vacant Land Entries, 1778 - 1789"

      August 5, 1778, John Rowland, 250 acres on waters of Weavers Creek and Adjoining James Whitaker's deed land, Benjamin Bently, Anthony Pealor, and Mark Whitaker.
      "Rowan County, North Carolina Vacant Land Entries, 1778 - 1789"

      September 25, 1778, John Huntprater, 300 acres adjoining James Whitaker."Rowan County, North Carolina Vacant Land Entries, 1778 - 1789"

      September 28, 1778, Thomas Frohock and William Frohock, in right of John Frohock, Decd., 640 acre in forks of Yadkin River, begining at a White Oak where James Whitaker's line crosses Waggon Road near the Whitstone Branch, running across its head to Carson's line, down his and Whitaker's line and including his and Standrage's old improvements.
      "Rowan County, North Carolina Vacant Land Entries, 1778 - 1789

      October 6, 1778, Humphrey Marshall, 400 acres in the forks of Yadkin adjoining James Whitaker, Thompson, Henry Hillyard, and widow Murphy, including Prater's improvement.
      "Rowan County, North Carolina Vacant Land Entries, 1778 - 1789

      Capt. Lyon's District, Rowan County, North Carolina Tax List of 1778:
      Alexander Whitacre
      James Whitaker
      John Whitacre
      Mark Whitacre
      Mark Whitacre, Jr.
      Richard Whitacre
      Thomas Whitacre

      6 November 1779, William and Thomas Frohock to James Whitaker, 290 acres, 19 October 1779, ackn. "The Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions" Rowan County, North Carolina", Book 4, page 230"

      Rowan County, North Carolina 1782 List of Men Facing Confiscation of Property:
      Alexander Whitaker
      Henry Whitaker
      James Whitaker
      Jiles Whitaker
      John Whitaker
      Richard Whitaker

      7 August 1788, William Raney vs James Whitaker and wife 8.
      "The Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions" Rowan County, North Carolina", Book 5, page 168

      6 November 1788, John L. Beard vs James Whitacre. Guilty 10 and costs. "The Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions" Rowan County, North Carolina", Book 4, page 184

      KENTUCKY RECORDS

      James Whiteaker appears on the Madison County, Kentucky tax lists for the years: 1794, 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803, 1805, 1806 and 1807.
    Person ID I10238  Master File
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 

    Father Mark Whitaker,   b. Bef 8 Nov 1677, Thornhill, West Riding, Yorkshire Englalnd Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 May 1729, St. George Parish, Baltimore Co. MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Empson,   b. 1700, St. George Parish, Baltimore Co. MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1746, Rowan Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 13 Feb 1717  St. George Parish, Baltimore Co. MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Barnes, Robert, compiler. Maryland Marriages, 1634?1777. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 1975
      Name: Mark Whitaker
      Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Emson
      Marriage Date: 13 Feb 1717
      Marriage County: Baltimore
    Family ID F6594  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Prudence Giles,   b. 1720, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1777, Madison Co. KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 1740 
    Children 
    +1. James Whitaker, Jr.,   b. 1740, Frederick Co. MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1831, Muhlenberg Co. KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     2. Thomas Whitaker,   b. 1742, Frederick Co. MD Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Alexander Whitaker,   b. 1744, Frederick Co. MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1842, Muhlenberg Co. KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
    +4. John (Pegleg) Whitaker,   b. ca 1746, Frederick Co. MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Muhlenberg Co. KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Giles Whitaker,   b. 1748, Frederick Co. MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1831, Claiborne Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. Henry Whitaker,   b. 1749, Frederick Co. MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1825, Butler Co. KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     7. Mark Whitaker,   b. 1750, Frederick Co. MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1842, Mulberry, Lincoln Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     8. Richard WHITAKER,   b. Abt 1752, Frederick Co. MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1838, Washington, Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years)
    +9. William Whitaker,   b. ca 1765, Rowan Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1819, Pulaski Co. KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2012 
    Family ID F6593  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart