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Joseph Adolphus Whittaker

Joseph Adolphus Whittake
birth: 28 Feb 1876, Pleasant Township, Johnson Co., Indiana to Nimrod and Susan N. (McCord) Whitaker
death: 3 May 1956, Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana
burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., Indiana

marriage: 8 Nov 1898
Minnie Pearl Sheek
birth: 12 Aug 1875 at Pleasant Twp, Johnson Co., IN,  to Jacob A. Sheek and Martha E. Church
death: 16 Aug 1953 at Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana
burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., Indiana

Children of Joseph Adolphus Whittaker and Minnie Pearl Sheek:

  • Infant, stillborn 8 Dec 1899, Pleasant Twp, Johnson Co., IN, buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN
  • Susan Elizabeth Whittaker, b. 17 Jul 1901 at Pleasant Twp, Johnson Co., IN, d. 12 Sep 2001, Batesville, Ripley, IN, m. 14 Apr 1933, Marshall Merle Edmonds at Indianapolis, Marion, IN
  • Charlotte Mae Whittaker, b. 19 May 1903 at Pleasant Twp,  Johnson Co., IN, d. 16 Nov 1994 at Greenwood, Johnson Co., Indiana, buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN, m. 1 Oct 1921 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, Fred Bunch
  • Mildred Viola Whittaker, b. Jan 1905 at Pleasant Twp, Johnson Co., IN, d. 21 Jul 1905, Pleasant Twp, Johnson Co., IN, buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN
  • Josephine Belle Whittaker, b. 19 Dec 1905 at Pleasant Twp, Johnson Co., IN, d. 30 Sep 1989 at Pleasant Twp, Johnson Co., IN, buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN, m. 4 Sep 1926 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, Paul C. Duke
  • Rosa Leota Whittaker, b. 11 Aug 1908 at Pleasant Twp, Johnson Co., IN, d. 16 Dec 1972, Normal, McLean Co., IL, buried at Eastlawn Cemetery, Bloomington, IL, m. 13 Jul 1930 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, Frederick Joseph McElroy
  • Naomi Pearl Whittaker, b. 4 Sep 1912 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, d. 18 Feb 1999 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN, m. 18 Jun 1932 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, Arthur H. Braun
  • Winford Wendell Whittaker, b. 26 May 1916 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, d. 27 Jul 1982 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN, m. 29 Jun 1935 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, Mable L. Hittle

Joseph Aldolphus Whittaker Lived In:

  • From birth – about 1908: Pleasant Township, Johnson County
  • Lived on Pearl Street in Greenwood for a short time
  • Then moved to unknown street in Indianapolis
  • Then lived on National Street in Indianapolis
  • Then built a home on Brill Street
  • Left home on Brill Street due to ill health and lived with oldest daughter Susan Whittaker Edmonds on Edwards Street in Indianapolis
  • Both he and his spouse lived their entire lives in Indiana

Other Information:

Joseph Aldolphus Whittaker’s last name was originally spelled “Whitaker”, but he changed it sometime while living in Johnson County because his mail kept getting mixed up with cousin J. Whitaker’s.

Joseph Aldolphus Whittaker is submitter’s grandfather. All of Joseph and Minnie’s children were born and died in Indiana except Rosa Leota (Whittaker) McElroy. Her family moved from Bloomington IN to Bloomington IL due to Mr. McElroy’s job with S. S. Kresge.

 

Submitted by:
Sonia L. Austin
Email:soniajim1@msn.com

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Achelus Shedrick Key

Achelus Shedrick Key
b. 18 January 1842, Surry County, North Carolina, to William S. and Lydia D. (Jones) Key
d. 13 June 1930, Sharpsburg, Taylor County, Iowa

m/1. 31 December 1862, Surry County, North Carolina
Martha Ellen Whittaker
d. Indiana

m/2. 1 November 1868, Jasper County, Indiana
Mary Grubb
b. 19 November 1846, Jefferson County, Virginia, to Adam and Elizabeth (Mercer) Grubb
d. 19 February 1901, Grove Township, Taylor County, Iowa

m/3. 22 September 1901
Sarah Ellen Coe
b. 3 September 1873, North Carolina
d. 21 July 1969, Taylor County, Iowa

Children with Martha Ellen Whittaker:
• Samuel Jefferson (1865-1924) married Rose L. Gaudard
• James Lewis (ca. 1867-1961) married Blanche Davis

Children with Mary Grubb:
• Eliza Ellen (1870-1918) married John Wattie Campbell
• Cora Lee (b. 1872) married Elmer McLaughlin
• John Orman (1874-1957) married Goldie Cook
• Charles Lee William (1879-ca. 1950) married Ida Bell Crowe
• William (b. aft. 1880)
• Oscar Henry (1883-1967) married Ethel Mae Strum
• Rosa Edith (1885-1934) married Jerry Wilson

Children with Sarah Ellen Coe:
• Roxa Viola (1902-1961)
• Lloyd Amond (b. 1903) married Edna Weese
• Eunice May (b. 1905) married James A. Eller
• Lydia DeBose (b. 1907) married Russell Reynolds
• Bessie Maciel (1908-1944) married Elwin Brown
• Hollis Cecil (1910-1910)
• Hattie Dell (b. 1911) married Asa Tackett
• Royal Jackson (1914-1917)
• Lula Tessie (1917-1917)
• Dora Jessie (1917-1918)
• Mary Lessie (b. 1917) married William Terry

A. S. Key was a Confederate soldier in Company H, 11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (volunteers) from June 1861 for twelve months. He was wounded as part of Jackson’s campaign of the Shenandoah Valley on 25 May 1862. In June 1862, he was reported as being “absent without leave.”

Six months later her married his first wife. The couple most likely moved to Indiana between the births of their two sons, probably because of the harsh conditions in North Carolina after the war. Martha died, leaving him with two young children. While it is not known exactly when they came to Indiana, they left Jasper County in 1869.

He married Mary in Jasper County and their first child was born in Peoria, Illinois, where Mary also had family. By 1880, the family was in Grove Township, Taylor County, Iowa.

By the end of his life, A. S. had married three times and had twenty children, the last three being triplets. His name has also been spelled Achillus Sherdrick Key.

Submitted by:
Sandra L. Carter-Duff
Denver CO
E-mail: sandy@carduff.com