The story of Rev. Henry B. Whittker's short; but eventful life, following in the footsteps of his hero, Rev. Elijah P. Lovejoy, a martyr to the cause of abolishing slavery. The story was published in the Kanawha Valley Genealogical Society's Journal before they closed their doors at the end of 2009.
Henry B. Whitteker was the son of William Whitteker of Princeton, Massachusetts and the widow, Philena Cobb of Boston, Massachusetts. He was the grandson of William Whittaker, Revolutionary War Veteran of Princeton, Massachusetts. Henry was born November 15, 1814 in Charleston, Virginia, which later would be a part of West Virginia. He married Anna Howe, his cousin on August 30, 1842 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. He died in Upper Alton, Illinois on September 15, 1844.
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