Brinkley Family History

James E. WhiddenAge: 57 years18451903

Name
James E. Whidden
Birth October 15, 1845 46 34
Birth October 15, 1845 46 34
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames W. Whiddon, Sr.
about 1845
Burial of a paternal grandfatherJames W. Whiddon, Sr.
about 1845

Birth of a brotherWilliam Thomas Whidden
June 28, 1848 (Age 2 years)

Birth of a brotherWilliam Thomas Whidden
June 28, 1848 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherSimeon Elias Whidden
December 18, 1850 (Age 5 years)

Birth of a brotherSimeon Elias Whidden
December 18, 1850 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherLodusky Whidden
1855 (Age 9 years)

Birth of a brotherLodusky Whidden
1855 (Age 9 years)
Death of a fatherWilloughby Whidden
May 27, 1861 (Age 15 years)
Death of a fatherWilloughby Whidden
May 27, 1861 (Age 15 years)
Burial of a fatherWilloughby Whidden
1861 (Age 15 years)
Baptism November 22, 1863 (Age 18 years)
Death of a sisterLavinia Whidden
about 1863 (Age 17 years)
MarriageMartha Jane CarltonView this family
January 17, 1864 (Age 18 years)
Military service March 18, 1864 (Age 18 years)
Military service September 28, 1865 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Jeremia Alderman Whidden
October 13, 1866 (Age 20 years)

Birth of a daughter
#2
Priscilla Victoria Whidden
1868 (Age 22 years)

Birth of a daughter
#3
Sallie Ann Whidden
January 30, 1870 (Age 24 years)

Birth of a daughter
#4
Jessie Alma Whidden
December 26, 1871 (Age 26 years)

Birth of a daughter
#5
Lydia Elizabeth Whidden
September 3, 1873 (Age 27 years)

Birth of a son
#6
Ollie A. Whidden
1875 (Age 29 years)

Birth of a daughter
#7
Agnes E. Whidden
December 26, 1876 (Age 31 years)

Birth of a son
#8
Willoughby Daniel Whidden
June 14, 1878 (Age 32 years)

Birth of a daughter
#9
Virginia Whidden
December 1879 (Age 34 years)

Death of a sisterCecilia A. Whidden
August 5, 1881 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#10
James O. Whidden
August 17, 1881 (Age 35 years)

Death of a daughterAgnes E. Whidden
December 4, 1881 (Age 36 years)

Burial of a daughterAgnes E. Whidden
1881 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#11
William Lace Whidden
October 19, 1884 (Age 39 years)

Birth of a daughter
#12
Edna Martha Whidden
August 1886 (Age 40 years)

Marriage of a childWillis Benjamin ConnerSallie Ann WhiddenView this family
November 25, 1886 (Age 41 years)
Death of a brotherMaxwell Whidden
April 27, 1887 (Age 41 years)
Marriage of a childTom B. WatkinsPriscilla Victoria WhiddenView this family
September 18, 1889 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a daughter
#13
Lubie Donella Whidden
January 21, 1890 (Age 44 years)

Death of a sisterJane Whidden
September 29, 1891 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a daughter
#14
Florence Whidden
1892 (Age 46 years)

Marriage of a childWerner LunquistLydia Elizabeth WhiddenView this family
April 9, 1893 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childOllie A. WhiddenWerner HiggenbothamView this family
July 7, 1895 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childWilloughby Daniel WhiddenMinnie MorganView this family
July 22, 1900 (Age 54 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Thomas Whidden
September 17, 1901 (Age 55 years)
Marriage of a childAllen Bruce RobertsonJessie Alma WhiddenView this family
December 19, 1901 (Age 56 years)
Marriage of a childWillie O. AldermanEdna Martha WhiddenView this family
May 25, 1902 (Age 56 years)
Medical
Blue eyes, light hair and fair skin

Height
5 ft. 7 in.

Death April 4, 1903 (Age 57 years)
Death April 4, 1903 (Age 57 years)
Burial 1903 (Age 57 years)
Religion
Member Mt. Moriah Baptis Church/Joshua Creek, Arcadia, Florida, USA

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: February 1, 1827Camden Co., Georgia
4 months
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
16 months
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
17 months
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
20 months
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
2 years
himself
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
5 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Elizabeth Pennington - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: February 1, 1827Georgia
Family with Martha Jane Carlton - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: January 17, 1864Manatee Co., Florida
3 years
son
2 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
23 months
daughter
20 months
daughter
2 years
son
2 years
daughter
18 months
son
19 months
daughter
21 months
son
3 years
son
22 months
daughter
4 years
daughter
3 years
daughter

Shared note

James E. Whidden

By Spessard Stone

James E. Whidden, a pioneer settler of Joshua Creek, Florida, USA, was a Union soldier and farmer.

James E. Whidden was born on October 15, 1845 in Hillsborough, Florida, USA and moved with his parents, Willoughby and Eliza (Pennington) Whidden, to Fort Hartsuff, Manatee (now Hardee), Florida, USA in 1854.

During the Civil War, he enlisted as a private March 18, 1864 at Fort Myers, Fla. in Company B, Second Florida, USA Cavalry, U. S. Army. He was furloughed on September 28, 1865 and mustered out on November 29, 1865 at Tallahassee. Muster rolls described him as: 5"7", with blue eyes, light hair and fair skin, occupation of farmer.

In Manatee, Florida, USA on January 17, 1864, James married Martha Jane Carlton, born February 3, 1847 in Hillsborough, daughter of Daniel Wilson Carlton and Sallie Ann (Murphy) Carlton. The 1880 Manatee County census listed the family in the Joshua Creek area, while the 1900 DeSoto County census recorded them at Arcadia precinct. Both listed James' occupation as a farmer.

James died on April 4, 1903, Arcadia, Florida, USA and was buried in Joshua Creek Cemetery.

James and Martha Jane were members of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Joshua Creek, Arcadia, Florida, USA. James had been baptized by the Rev. J. M. Hayman on November 22, 1863 at Fort Hartsuff. Martha Jane was baptized by the Rev. Hayman on March 13, 1864.

A committee of Mt. Moriah Church eulogized James:

“Until prostrated by his last sickness [he] was prominent in all phases of church work. Always in his place doing cheerfully what his hands found to do that advanced the Master's cause. He was a charter member of Mt. Moriah church, and by his consistent life won the confidence and esteem of its entire membership. His home was indeed the home for the Gospel minister, who always received a warm welcome to his hospitality. By his earnest, consecrated life he was loved and honored not only by his brethren, but by all with whom he was associated. He was generous to a fault, always placing the most favorable construction possible upon the actions of others."

Martha Carlton Whidden died of influenza on January 5, 1933 at 117 North Hernando Avenue, Arcadia, DeSoto, Florida, USA and was buried in Joshua Creek Cemetery.

Martha Jane was remembered for her numerous acts of kindness and help she rendered in the pioneer days. Her obituary stated: "Without any special training but with a knack at 'doin' for sick people, she rode over the country ministering to the sick, and attended at the birth of many of the citizens now living here. Despite the fact that she reared a large family of her own, she always seemed to find time to help others who were in need."

Issue of James E. and Martha Jane (Carlton) Whidden:

  1. Jeremia Alderman Whidden, born Oct. 13, 1866; died Nov. 24, 1940, Jacksonville, Fla.; married on Dec. 21, 1885 Mary Melissa Bethea.
  2. Priscilla Victoria Whidden, born 1868 ; married on Sept. 18, 1889 in DeSoto, Fla. Tom B. Watkins.
  3. Sallie Ann Whidden, born Jan. 30, 1870; died June 2, 1958; married on Nov. 25, 1886 in Manatee, Fla. Willis Benjamin Conner.
  4. Jessie Alma Whidden, born Dec. 26, 1871; died May 21, 1943; married on Dec. 19, 1901 in DeSoto, Allen Bruce Robertson.
  5. Lydia Elizabeth Whidden, born Sept. 3, 1873, died Oct. 13, 1944; married (1) on April 9, 1893 in DeSoto, Werner Lunquist; (2) Josh Arnold.
  6. Ollie A. Whidden, born 1875; died Nov. 18, 1942; married on July 7, 1895 in DeSoto, Werner Higgenbotham.
  7. Agnes E. Whidden, born Dec. 26, 1876; died Dec. 4, 1881; buried Joshua Creek Cemetery.
  8. Willoughby Daniel Whidden, born June 14, 1878; died Oct. 26, 1946; buried Joshua Creek Cemetery; married on July 22, 1900 in DeSoto, Minnie Morgan.
  9. Virginia Whidden, born Dec. 1879.
  10. James O. Whidden, born Aug. 17, 1881, died Nov. 21, 1965; married on Nov. 19, 1899 Irene Wingate.
  11. William Lace Whidden, Oct. 19, 1884; died Sept. 19, 1949; buried Joshua Creek Cemetery; married Emma Shepherd Cross (1895-1972).
  12. Edna Martha Whidden, born Aug. 1886; died in 1938; married on May 25, 1902 in DeSoto, Willie O. Alderman.
  13. Lubie Donella Whidden, born Jan. 21, 1890; died April 4, 1934; married on Aug. 15, 1907 in DeSoto, Robert Burroughs.
  14. Florence Whidden, born 1892.

This profile is adapted from the authorÂ’s Lineage of John Carlton, 1998.