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William J. Whitehead
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Birth: Jun. 21, 1845
Isle of Wight County
Virginia, USA
Death: unknown

1860 Census, The Eastern District, Isle of Wright County, Va.:
Jessee Whitehead M 40 [Blank]
Eliza Whitehead F 36 [Blank]
Wm. J. Whitehead M 15 [Blank]
S. E. Whitehead F 13 [Blank]
V. T. Whitehead F 11 [Blank]
E. E. Whitehead M 4 [Blank]
William married 1st to Mary "Mollie" J. Purvis on 18 April 1865 in Portsmouth, Virginia.
1870 Census, Chuckatuck, Nansemond County, Va.:
William J. Whitehead M 25 Virginia
Mary J. Whitehead F 22 Virginia
William J. Whitehead M 0 Virginia
Elmyra Scott F 15 Virginia
Cissera Ballard M 20 Virginia
1880 Census, Chuckatuck, Nansemond County, Va.:
William J. Whitehead Self M 35 Virginia
Dempsey Whitehead Son M 4 Virginia
Jesse Whitehead Son M 2 Virginia
Annie L. Whitehead Daughter F 8 Virginia
Allis Faulk Other F 20 Virginia
Willie J. Whitehead Son M 11 Virginia
Mary J. Whitehead Wife F 34 Virginia
William was married in Franklin County, Va. on 8 Aug. 1892:
W. J. Whitehead, 46, Widower, born Isle of Wight County, Va., Son of Jesse Whitehead and Eliza Carr, married Fannie E. Belcher, 25, Single, Dau. of Isham and Julia Belcher.
William died before the 1910 Census.
William's father may be findagrave # 45170293
Info below from The Collector on 24 Aug. 2014:
RE: William Whitehead
As stated on your memorial, the source comes from the 1860, 1870 census and both of his marriage records. In addition,the 1850 census, his father's will (Jesse) (IOW Probate Records) and the Jesse Whitehead bible record which gives names, dates and marriages (Genealogies of VA Families, From the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine Vol. V, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1982, p. 787.
Info below from Janet Harold:
I am glad to see that you included a memorial to William J Whitehead (b 1845) along with the others for people buried at the Barbour cemetery. I have added a photo of him and flowers. However, he is not actually buried there. He abandoned his family and disappeared sometime between 1900 and 1910. No one knew what had happened to him. My mother said she thought he might have returned to the Norfolk area, but that was only a guess.
I do think I have found him, but I am not able to be certain of it. In the 1900 census in Henry Co. VA his name was given as Whithead, although he had always been called Whitehead earlier. (You don't have that on your page, but he was there with his family in the 1900 census.)
I should add in defense of William J Whitehead that in 1900 he had been a sales agent for patent medicine.
A 1906 Federal law required labelling of certain ingredients in these products, which probably would have reduced sales. He may have abandoned his family because he was no longer able to support them. 
Family links: 
  Jesse H. Whitehead (1818 - 1876)
  Eliza A Whitehead (1821 - 1899)
  Mary J. Purvis Whitehead (1844 - ____)*
  Fannie Elizabeth Belcher Whitehead (1868 - 1938)*
  Annie L. Whitehead Archer (1875 - 1944)*
  James Edward Whitehead (1878 - 1917)*
  Joseph Belcher Whitehead (1893 - 1917)*
  Benjamin Harrison Whitehead (1894 - 1972)*
  Robert Lee Whitehead (1896 - 1961)*
  William Jessie Whitehead (1898 - 1950)*
  Roy Smith Whitehead (1900 - 1963)*
  William J. Whitehead (1845 - ____)
  Sarah Elizabeth Whitehead Goring (1847 - 1916)*
  Julius J. Whitehead (1859 - 1859)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: deegraver
Record added: Apr 03, 2013
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William J. Whitehead
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