Simon T. Whitaker b. 1857 Family


Author: "Memoirs of Georgia" published in 1895 by the Southern Historical Association

S. T. Whitaker, physician and surgeon, Molena, was born May 16, 1857, and is a
son of Dr. William and Elizabeth (Harper) Whitaker, natives of Georgia. Dr.
William Whitaker still practices medicine at Brooks station, Fayette Co. He
distinguished himself during the war by his deeds of charity and his efficient
professional service to soldiers' families. The grandfather of Dr. S. T.
Whitaker was in the legislature for many terms and was a prominent man in the
state's history. His maternal grandfather, Gov. Irwin, made his name famous
while occupying the gubernatorial chair in 1796, by causing an investigation of
the Yazoo fraud. Dr. Whitaker is a graduate of the Georgia Eclectic school at
Atlanta, in the class of 1884, and practiced his profession for two years in
that city, afterward moving to Molena. He is a member of the Baptist church,
of the school board and town council, and is one of the leading citizens of the
community. In 1883 he was married to Mary L. Green, daughter of Dr. H. H.
Green of Atlanta, by whom he has had four children: W. H., Thomas S., Elijah
and Vassa Lenora. Dr. Whitaker stands high in his profession and in social
circle, and enjoys the confidence of the people of Molena. He is a member of
the National Eclectic Medical and the Georgia Eclectic Medical associations,
and an honorary member of the Arkansas Eclectic Medical association.

Additional Comments:
1880 Census District 1293, Fayette Co., GA; pg. 52A
William WHITAKER Self M Male W 54 GA Physician NC GA
Mary A. E. WHITAKER Wife M Female W 47 GA House Keeping GA
GA
Elizabeth WHITAKER Dau S Female W 25 GA At Home GA GA
Simon T. WHITAKER Son S Male W 23 GA At Home GA GA
Epsy M. WHITAKER Dau S Female W 20 AL At Home GA GA
Mary E. WHITAKER Dau S Female W 9 AL At Home GA GA
Issabella WHITAKER Sister S Female W 65 GA At Home NC GA
*
1880 Census - Tilton, Whitfield Co., GA, pg. 90B
Henry H. GREEN Self M Male W 46 GA Doctor (M.D.) NC GA
Clarisa E. GREEN Wife M Female W 47 GA Keeps House GA GA
Elijah W. GREEN Son S Male W 20 GA Works On R.R. GA GA
Mary L. GREEN Dau S Female W 17 AL At Home GA GA
Jessie L. GREEN Dau S Female W 5 GA GA GA

 

Contributed by Valerie (Johnson) Freeman


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