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John Joseph Whitehead
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Birth: Apr. 2, 1825
Georgia, USA
Death: Dec. 14, 1887
Choctaw County
Alabama, USA

Son of Joseph Whitehead
Grandson of Benjamin and Mary Arrington Whitehead of Nash County, North Carolina
Brother of Portland and Temperance Whitehead

John Joseph Whitehead came to Alabama with his Uncle Jonathan Whitehead (buried Bethlehem Cemetery, Choctaw County, Edna, Alabama) and his aunt Temperance Whitehead (buried with Benjamin in Bethlehem Cemetery) in the late 1830's, first to Sumter County after which it was divided and they were then in Choctaw County. He eventually ended up living in Melvin, Alabama where he married Martha E. Owen Dees, a widow with a young daughter (Martha Jane Dees). They lived in Melvin the remainder of their lives raising a family. Note: Jonathan and Temperance memorials can be seen on Find A Grave sites noted above. John had a brother Portland Curl Whitehead who migrated to Water Valley, Yalobusha County, MS and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorial #24454325.

Children of John Joseph Whitehead are:

Elizabeth Whitehead (1849-1921)
+Pleasant Lee Grimes
Charles Whitehead (1850- )
Mary Eugenia Whitehead (1852-1895)
+Francis Vivian Walthall
John H. Whitehead (1854-1874)
Never Married
Cicero A. Whitehead (1856-1918)
Never Married
Julius Winfield Whitehead (1858-1946)
+Unity Amelia Perry
Caroline Elizabeth Whitehead (1860-1879)
Never Married
Joseph Douglas Whitehead (1862-1936)
+Laura "Clemie" Coleman

Note: Charles who lived in Texas is not yet linked and died young.

1860 US Census, Choctaw County, AL

Household Gender Age Birthplace
Joseph Whitehead M 37 N Carolina
Martha Whitehead F 35 Georgia
Martha Whitehead F 15 Ala
(Step Daughter Martha Jane Dees)
Elizabeth Whitehead F 11 Ala
Charles Whitehead M 10 Ala
Eugenia Whitehead M 8 Ala
John Whitehead M 6 Ala
Cicero Whitehead M 4 Ala
Julius Whitehead M 2 Ala
Caroline Whitehead F 0 Ala

1880 US Census, Choctaw County, AL
John shows being born in Georgia (which is in conflict with the 1860 census) and his mother (unknown) also being born Georgia with his father Joseph born in North Carolina. John is living with his wife Martha, stepdaughter Martha Dees and two sons Julius and Joseph.

Family links: 
  Martha Elizabeth Owen Dees Whitehead (1824 - 1904)*
  Elizabeth Whitehead Grimes (1849 - 1921)*
  Mary Eugenia Whitehead Walthall (1852 - 1895)*
  John Henry Whitehead (1854 - 1874)*
  Cicero A Whitehead (1856 - 1918)*
  Julius Winfield Whitehead (1858 - 1946)*
  Caroline Elizabeth Whitehead (1860 - 1879)*
  Joseph Douglas Whitehead (1862 - 1936)*
*Calculated relationship
Kizer Hill (Defunct)
Choctaw County
Alabama, USA
Created by: Caretaker
Record added: Feb 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65245472
John Joseph Whitehead
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John Joseph Whitehead
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John Joseph Whitehead
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