John Whitmire Jr. was in the Company B, Sixth Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery, Sixth Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery (212th Volunteers). (See Bates, pg 777). The actions of 6thPA, included:
Guard Orange & Alexandria Railroad between Alexandria and Manassas, Va., September 29-November 17, 1864.
Garrison Forts Marcy, Ward, Craig, Aeno, Albany and Lyon.
Defenses of Washington, south of the Potomac, till June, 1865.
RESEARCH NOTE: According to the Roster, in addition to John, a William Whitmire, age 44, was also in the same Company. Assumed to be William Whitmire
1880: Oakland, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States
John Whitmire Self M 45 Pennsylvania, United States
Jane Whitmire Wife F 40 Pennsylvania, United States
Charles C Whitmire Son M 14 Pennsylvania, United States
Harry P Whitmire Son M 8 Pennsylvania, United States
Birdie E Whitmire Daughter F 5 Pennsylvania, United States
Adda P Whitmire Daughter F 3 Pennsylvania, United States
Emma C Whitmire Daughter F 18 Pennsylvania, United States
John E Whitmire Son M 16 Pennsylvania, United States
From History of Butler Co., 1895:
"John WHITMIRE, third son of John and Catherine WHITMIRE, was born March 10, 1835, on the old homestead in Oakland township, where he still [p. 1017] resides. He was educated in the common schools, and adopted farming as his avocation. He was married September 8, 1859, to Jane CAMPBELL, daughter of William and Mattie CAMPBELL, to which union have been born ten children, viz.: Emma Z., who married Alonzo CAMPBELL, who resides on the Bailey farm, near Cooperstown; John E., who resides in Los Angeles, California, and is a cab driver; Charles C.; Harry P.; Everett Benton; Ada Pearl; Frank G., and three who died in infancy and youth. Mr. WHITMIRE enlisted in Company B, Sixth Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery, September 2, 1864, and served with that command until June 22, 1865, when it was mustered out of service. Mr. WHITMIRE and wife are members of the Lutheran church; in politics, he is a Republican and has held the office of township treasurer one term and of school director and treasurer of the district three years and a half."
In 1900 John and Jane have 3 sons living with them: Charles, Harry and Frank.
In 1910, he is a widow, and his sons, Charles, Harry, Frank, as well as his son Everett, his daughter-in-law, Alma, and their three sons, Lee, John and Frank, are in his household.
1910: Oakland, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States
John Whitmire Head M 75 Pennsylvania
Charles C Whitmire Son M 43 Pennsylvania
Harry P Whitmire Son M 38 Pennsylvania
Everet B Whitmire Son M 35 Pennsylvania
Frank Whitmire Son M 28 Pennsylvania
Alma B Whitmire Daughter-in-law F 30 Pennsylvania
Lee E Whitmire Grandson M 13 Pennsylvania
John P Whitmire Grandson M 9 Pennsylvania
Frank M Whitmire Grandson M 4 Pennsylvania
He is buried in the Whitmire family Cemetery. GAR
Find A Grave Memorial# 132867599
The three who "died in infancy and youth" are believed to be buried in Whitmire Cemetery. They are William Alva (1868?-1871), Daughter Minnie (?-?), and unnamed Infant son (d. 23 Dec 1880).
"United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M44T-2MK : accessed 02 Jul 2014), John Whitmore in household of John Whitmore, Centre, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 238, NARA microfilm publication M432.
"United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MXPH-473 : accessed 02 Jul 2014), John Whitmire, Oakland Tp, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States; citing "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population," Fold3.com; p. 5, household ID 29, NARA microfilm publication M653; FHL microfilm 805087.
"United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWXD-189 : accessed 02 Jul 2014), John Whitmire, Oakland, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 379D, NARA microfilm publication T9.
"United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M394-35N : accessed 02 Jul 2014), John Whitmire, Oakland Township, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 4A, family 59, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241387.
"United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGH2-G6Z : accessed 02 Jul 2014), John Whitmire, Oakland, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 99, sheet 1A, family 3, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375335.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with John: