Richard was born about 1646 and died about 1696 in Virginia.
Richard Whitaker, son of Capt. William Whitaker and Mary Elizabeth Camm Whitaker was born in the British Colony of Virginia in the American Colonies. He married Martha [sic] Pyland and she gave birth to his only known child before her untimely death. Richard's second marrage was to a [woman] with given name of Elizabeth. There were no known children by this spouse. Richard was well known and respected and was elected sheriff of the county for a number of years.
Most researchers have Elizabeth Pyland as his first wife. (?)
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On 6 Dec 2018 at 01:14 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
Whitaker-1452 and Whitaker-964 appear to represent the same person because: Whitaker-1452 has been edited so that it can be merged with Whitaker-964. (Whitaker-1452 was detached from Jabez; no evidence found that he had a son Richard & locations & death date matched the profile for Whitaker-964, attached as son of Jabez's son William). Please merge. Thanks!
On 28 Nov 2018 at 17:38 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
Richardson lists son William, but not a son Richard, who is causing a data warning (his profile has birth in 1634; Jabez died "after 1626" - date probably based on text (it's the last date mentioned): "Captain Jabez Whitaker was in Colonial Council of Virginia, 1626".
The profile for Richard is unsourced. Any objection to detaching him as a son?
If you have a primary source or persuasive secondary sources for his being son of Jabez, please post them. Otherwise, he needs to be detached.
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