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James Albert Wilhoit (1816 - 1873)

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James Albert Wilhoit
Born in Bathy County, Kentuckymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Carter County, Kentuckymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Carter County, Kentuckymap
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Categories: Wilhoit Cemetery, Willard, Kentucky.


James was born in 1816. He is the son of John Wilhoit and Nancy Prince.

Middle Name may be Alfred; birthdate may be 21 Apr

From the biography of John William Wilhoit (1853-1925):

James A. Wilhoit, father of Doctor Wilhoit, was born in Bath County in 1815, and his life was spent in his native state, chiefly in Carter County. He was an industrious and capable farmer. His sympathies were with the North when the war broke out and he offered his services to the Union army but was rejected on account of advanced years. Politically he voted as a republican and for twenty years was justice of the peace and also held other minor offices. Religiously he was a member of the Baptist Church. His death occurred in Carter County in 1873. He married Matilda Boggs, who was born in Virginia in 1819, of old American stock. She lived to the extreme age of ninety-five, having been born when all the Middle West was practically a frontier, her death occurring in 1914, the year the great European war broke out. This worthy couple brought up a family of responsible and capable children, nine in number. Among them Doctor Wilhoit was seventh. The others taken in order of birth were: E. B., an attorney practicing at Grayson, county seat of Carter County; Fannie, who married George Griswold, a farmer, both dying in Carter County; Jennie Powers, who died in Carter County, where her husband, a farmer, still lives at Olive Hill; Ellen, who lives in Carter County, widow of Elijah Cox, a farmer; Mary, who died unmarried at the age of twenty-five; Myrtilla, who married Richard Armstrong, a druggist, and died at Olive Hill, Kentucky; J. B. Wilhoit, a prominent lawyer of Ashland, Kentucky, and present judge of the Thirteenth Judicial District; and George W., bookkeeper for a mining company at Olive Hill, Kentucky.


The Germanna Record, No. 13 - The Blankenbaker, Weaver, and Wilhoit Families, The Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies, Inc., Publishers, 2006

Wilhite/Wilhoit & Allied Descendants of Johann Michael and Anna Maria (Hengsteler) Wilheit 1671-1994 Compiled by Mary F. Mickey

A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, copyright 1918

1870 Census [1]

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