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 Thomas Daniel Whittenburg

Thomas Daniel Whittenburg

Birth
Talladega County, Alabama, USA
Death 2 Oct 1906 (aged 66)
Florence, Williamson County, Texas, USA
Burial Florence, Williamson County, Texas, USA
Plot Area 11
Memorial ID 10694810 · View Source
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Last name inscribed Whittenburg rather than Whittenberg.
John Christeson

Thomas Daniel Scales Whittenburg was born to Andrew and Anna Long Whittenburg on 12-29-1839 in Creek Purchase, Talladega, Alabama. He was eleven of twelve children. His siblings are: Lovina, Melinda, Joseph Long, William, Susan, Roswell, Jacob, Joshua, Margaret, James and John Andrew Brooks Whittenburg.

In 1852, at the age of 13, Thomas's folks decided to come to Texas. Martha Emmaline Whittenburg Jackson, daughter of Joseph Long Whittenburg recalls the difficulty that the family went through to get to Texas. The family came in 13 covered wagons, chained together and in single file. "When they arrived at Rodney, Mississippi, the wagons were unchained and one at a time trasported on a ferry ( across the Mississippi River). Late in the evening the work was finished and camp was made for the night on the Louisiana side of the river. In December of the same year, the settlers arrived in Bell County, Texas, and the men folk went on a scouting trip to find the best and most fertile land on which to make a home. It was finally agreed the home should be in Williamson County, where the town of Florence now is situated."

On August 23, 1859, in Williamson County, Texas, Thomas marries Elizabeth Hazeltine Caskey. They had no children together but loved their nieces and nephews.

In 1861, Thomas enlisted in the Confederate Army, Texas Regiment, 12th Texas Cavalry, Parson's Mounted Volunteers, Company 1, ranked in as a Private and Ranked out as a Sergeant.

In the Census Records, Thomas and his family were listed as farmers. At the age of 67, Thomas Daniel Scales Whittenburg passed away. Many Whittenburg family members changed the spelling from Whittenburg to Whittenberg around the time of WWI. My Whittenburg family, Joseph Long Whittenburg I (Thomas Daniel Scales' oldest brother) changed his spelling to Whittenberg at the request of the family to make their name look more American.

J. Albright
3rd great grandniece



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  • Maintained by: Jewell
  • Originally Created by: John Christeson
  • Added: 28 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10694810
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Daniel Whittenburg (29 Dec 1839–2 Oct 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10694810, citing Florence Cemetery, Florence, Williamson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Jewell (contributor 47322171) .