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Ferebe (O'Neal) Whitley (1801 - 1867)

Ferebe Whitley formerly O'Neal
Born in Johnston County, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 9 Jan 1819 in Clark Co. Alabamamap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 66 in Marengo County, Alabama, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Dec 2009
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Fereby was born in 1804. She was the daughter of Bridgers O'Neal and Mary Hinton.

Feribe (Phereby) O'Neal married James Whitton (Whitley) in Clarke County, Alabama on 9 January 1819.[1]

Ferraby and James Whitley were living in Marengo, Alabama in 1830 where James was enumerated on the 1830 census. [2]

Feraby and James are enumerated on the 1850 census and have four children still living at home. [3]

In 1860 Feraby and two adult children are enumerated. Feraby is 55 years old, born in North Carolina and is listed as a farmer. She is now a widow and this is the last census where she is listed as she died in 1867. [4]

She passed away in 1874. [5]


  1. Alabama, Marriage Index, 1800-1969 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Alabama Center for Health Statistics. Alabama Marriage Index, 1936-1969. Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Montgomery, Alabama. Dodd, Jordan R., et. al. Early American Marriages: Alabama to 1825. Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers, 19xx. Hunting For Bears, comp. Alabama marriage information taken from county courthouse records. Many of these records were extracted from copies of the original records in microfilm, microfiche, or book format, located at the Family History Library.
  2. "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 19 November 2020), James Whitley, Marengo, Alabama, United States; citing 363, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 2; FHL microfilm 2,329.
  3. "United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 25 March 2015), Feribe Whitley in household of James W Whitley, Marengo county, Marengo, Alabama, United States; citing family 1008, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.)
  4. "United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 25 March 2015), F Whitley, Township 13 R 3 E, Marengo, Alabama, United States; from "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population," database, ( : n.d.); citing p. 21, household ID 154, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 803,015.
  5. Find a Grave, database and images Find A Grave: Memorial #125818000 memorial page for Ferebe O'Neal Whitley (1801–1867) citing Pearson Cemetery, Marengo County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by William Earl Whitley (contributor 47470240) .

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O'Neal-4 and O'Neal-1685 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate person. Same parents. Please merge.
posted on O'Neal-1685 (merged) by Virginia (Butter) Fields

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