Whittington Family
by: David Sprinkle
Nov. 25, 2006

               Two Whittington brothers came to Jackson County, MS in 1827 from Georgia.
Burrell Green Whittington, Jr, born 1787 and wife Nancy Wells and Rev. William K. Whittington born 1789, and wife Mary Strickland. They were sons of Rev War soldier Burrell Green Whittington, Sr.,
born 1757 Albermarle Parish, VA; son of Edward Whittington and Penelope Green.

               These Whittington’s from Bryan County, GA came here following Burrell, Jr 's father-in-law Henry Wells, born 1771, who had settled here near 3 rivers in 1811 from GA.

Burrell G. Whittington, Jr. 1787-1860s md 1811 in Tattnall County, GA to Nancy Wells 1797-1860’s Children:

  • Henry Wells born 1812 md Anna Bounds (dau of Solomon Bounds & Nancy Fillingame)
  • Daughter (unknown name) born 1818
  • Martha born 1815 md Moses Higginbotham (2nd) William Roberts
  • Nancy 1820 md William Wiley Eason
  • Ellen 1822 never married
  • Mary 1825 md William Leonard Bounds (brother to Anna Bounds)
  • William Joshua Green 1828 md Malissia Stafford (dau of Elbert Stafford)
  • Wesley 1837 md Elisabeth Keaton

(Note:) Most of this family moved to Calcasieu and Washington Parish, LA in 1850’s .

Rev. William K. Whittington, born 1789, died Jackson County, MS; 1845 md Mary Strickland in Liberty County, GA. He was a Methodist circuit Rider.

  • Allen Whittington 1816 md Polly King
  • Burrell B Whittington 1819 md Liza Evans, he was Methodist Preacher in Miss also
  • William Edward 1822 md Nancy Wyatt
  • Maranda Whittington 1825 md Henry Kirkwood
  • Mary Whittington 1830 unmarried in 1860
  • Henry Wells b 1771 (son of Isaac Wells) married Ellen Stewart in GA


  • Nancy Wells md Burrell G Whittington, Jr.
  • Lucretia Wells md Edmund Goff
  • William Wells
  • Isaac Wells
  • Rebecca Wells md Isham Copeland (parents of outlaw James Copeland)
  • Theresa Wells md Job Wesley Foster

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