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2nd Lieut. Benjamin Harrison Whitaker
Birth: Nov. 11, 1839
Cherokee County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 16, 1898
Andrews
Cherokee County
North Carolina, USA

Benjamin Harrison Whitaker was born to James Whitaker Jr., and Nancy Kyle Whitaker. He was married to Nancy Elizabeth Patterson, daughter of Joab G. Patterson. They were married 05 March, 1868 in Cherokee County, NC. Their children are William Charles "Charlie" 1870-1935, Melvina "Vinna" 1872-1941, Laura Belle 1874- 1964, Leonodus Kimsey "Kim" 1876-1952, Abby Lee 1878-1968, Celean "Nanie" 1880-1882, Zebulon Vance "Zeb" 1883-1968, Nettie 1882-1907, and Wilburn L "Willie" 1890-1973, Whitaker.

2nd Lieutenant, BENJAMIN HARRISON WHITAKER
39th North Carolina Infantry, Company C

Resided in Cherokee County where he enlisted at age 22, March 30, 1862. Mustered in as Private. Reported present during February-April 1862. Promoted to Sergeant on May 19, 1862. Sent to hospital at Atlanta, Georgia, January 22, 1863. Reported present during March-August 1863. Promoted to Sergeant on August 31, 1863. Elected 2nd Lieutenant in January 1864. Resigned on or about August 22, 1864; however, his resignation was apparently either withdrawn or rejected. Captured at Spanish Fort, Mobile, Alabama, April 8, 1865. Sent to Ship Island, Mississippi. where he was received on April 10, 1865, Transferred to Vicksburg, Mississippi, April 28, 1865. Confined at New Orleans, Louisiana, April 30, 1865. Paroled at Meridian, Mississippi, May 9, 1865.

 
 
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 Parents:
  James Whitaker (1804 - 1899)
  Nancy Kyle Whitaker (1805 - 1891)
 
 Spouse:
  Nancy Elizabeth Patterson Whitaker (1849 - 1908)*
 
 Children:
  William Charles Whitaker (1870 - 1935)*
  Melvina Whitaker Bryson (1872 - 1941)*
  Laura Belle Whitaker Hardin (1874 - 1964)*
  Leonodus Kimsey Whitaker (1876 - 1952)*
  Abbie Lee Holland (1878 - 1968)*
  Nanie Whitaker (1880 - 1882)*
  Zebulon Vance Whitaker (1883 - 1968)*
  Nettie Mae Whitaker Carver (1887 - 1911)*
  Wilburn Lee Whitaker (1890 - 1973)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Riley Whitaker (1824 - 1907)*
  James Marion Whitaker (1826 - 1904)*
  Sarah Jane Whitaker Kimsey (1827 - 1868)*
  Charles Walker Whitaker (1828 - 1861)*
  Jesse Irwin Whitaker (1830 - 1899)*
  John Henry Whitaker (1831 - ____)*
  Mary Caroline Whitaker Crain (1833 - 1916)*
  Ann Hestletine Whitaker Adams (1835 - 1919)*
  Humphrey Posey Whitaker (1836 - 1862)*
  Joshua Lafayette Whitaker (1837 - 1924)*
  Elizabeth Adeline Whitaker Puett (1838 - 1906)*
  2nd Lieut. Benjamin Harrison Whitaker (1839 - 1898)
  Jehu Kimsey Whitaker (1842 - 1863)*
  Nancy Melvina Whitaker Welch (1843 - 1938)*
  Thomas Jefferson Whitaker (1845 - 1901)*
  Margaret Loucreasy Whitaker Rogers (1846 - 1911)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
He Was A Consistant Member Of The Baptist Church
 
Burial:
Valley River Cemetery
Andrews
Cherokee County
North Carolina, USA
 
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