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Whiteker

The first settlers in the Oddville community were the family of Josiah Whiteker. The Whitekers came to American from White Acre Hill, England. The name Whiteker is derived from the words White Acre. Fur traders came to their home in Baltimore County, Maryland, with stories of the beautiful Bluegrass country. Mr. Whiteker came to Oddville in 1799 and built the first house.

Many of the older Whitekers are buried at Oddville Methodist Church. I have never heard an “official” reason for changing the name from “Whiteker” to “Whitaker.” The funniest story is that there was a disagreement over the War and the A’s were pro-union. The only trouble with the story is that the name change happened long after the War was over.

Families of Hezekiah McKendree Whiteker

Generation 1

1. HEZEKIAH MCKENDREE WHITEKER was born on 22 Jul 1817 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky. He died on 30 Sep 1906 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky. He married (1) HANNAH MYERS on 10 Jan 1841 in Harrison County, Kentucky. She was born on 05 Feb 1817 in Grant County, Kentucky. She died on 18 Oct 1891 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky. He married (2) MARGARET LUCAS on 21 Feb 1837 in Harrison County, Kentucky. She was born on 09 Feb 1818. She died on 25 Oct 1840. He married (3) AMANDA MYERS on 09 Nov 1892 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky (Oddville M.E.). She was born in Dec 1833 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky. She died on 23 Dec 1908 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky.

Hezekiah McKendree Whiteker and Hannah Myers had the following children:


  1. JOSIAH JACOB WHITEKER was born on 28 Jan 1842 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky. He died on 08 Sep 1923 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky. He married Arbell Taylor, daughter of William Martin Taylor and Nancy Ann Shanks on 12 Aug 1861 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio (Spencer House). She was born on 21 Oct 1842 in Harrison County, Kentucky. She died on 09 Aug 1929 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky.

  2. SUSAN ELIZABETH WHITEKER was born on 14 Apr 1844 in Kentucky. She died on 21 Apr 1871. She married John Martin Van Hook on 23 Feb 1860 in Harrison County, Kentucky. He was born about 1828 in Kentucky. He died before 1880.

  3. ANDREW SULE WHITEKER was born on 08 Mar 1846 in Kentucky. He died on 10 Jul 1873. He married ELIZABETH JANE MCCAULEY. She was born in Sep 1848 in Kentucky.

  4. NOAH WHATCOAT WHITEKER was born on 28 May 1848 in Kentucky. He died on 17 Jun 1849.

  5. FRANCIS SCOTT WHITEKER was born on 14 Jan 1851 in Kentucky. She died on 17 Oct 1894.

  6. WILLIAM THOMAS WHITEKER was born on 05 Apr 1853 in Kentucky.

  7. LAURA ANN WHITEKER was born on 25 Mar 1855 in Kentucky. She died on 24 Mar 1880 in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky.

Hezekiah McKendree Whiteker and Margaret Lucas had the following children:

  1. TWIN1 WHITEKER

  2. TWIN2 WHITEKER

Generation 2

2. JOSIAH JACOB2 WHITEKER (Hezekiah McKendree1) was born on 28 Jan 1842 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky. He died on 08 Sep 1923 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky. He married Arbell Taylor, daughter of William Martin Taylor and Nancy Ann Shanks on 12 Aug 1861 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio (Spencer House). She was born on 21 Oct 1842 in Harrison County, Kentucky. She died on 09 Aug 1929 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky.

Josiah Jacob Whiteker and Arbell Taylor had the following children:


  1. WILLIAM HAROLD TYLER was born on 07 Sep 1894 in El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas. He died in Feb 1974 in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. He married GARNETT. She was born about 1896 in Kansas.

  2. DORA LOU3 WHITEKER was born on 19 Jan 1862 in Kentucky. She died on 16 Oct 1894. She married Fred Davis Taylor on 12 Feb 1885. He was born on
    Generation 2 (con’t)
    23 Aug 1861 in Harrison County, Kentucky. He died on 12 Feb 1896 in Harrison County, Kentucky.

  3. MCKENDREE MARTIN WHITEKER was born on 03 Feb 1864 in Harrison, Kentucky. He died on 13 Feb 1940 in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky. He married (1) FANNIE DUNCAN on 28 Oct 1894. She was born on 19 Jan 1867. She died on 19 May 1899. He married (2) MARTHA BELL JACKSON, daughter of George W Jackson and Clara Stringfellow on 10 Jul 1906. She was born on 02 Apr 1875 in Frankfort Franklin, Kentucky. She died on 23 Jan 1947 in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.

  4. THOMAS DRUMMOND WHITEKER was born on 27 Mar 1866 in Harrison County, Kentucky. He died on 13 May 1948 in Harrison County, Kentucky. He married Emma Agnes Colvin in 1899. She was born on 03 Dec 1868 in Harrison County, Kentucky. She died on 20 Sep 1944 in Harrison County, Kentucky.

  5. MARY MARGARET WHITEKER was born on 25 Jul 1871 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky. She died on 18 Apr 1944 in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky. She married William Henry Leslie, son of Daniel Leslie and Elizabeth Jane Snider on 02 Nov 1892 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky (Oddville M.E. Church). He was born on 03 Nov 1862 in Clermont County, Ohio. He died on 31 Dec 1915 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky (Age: 53).

  6. WALTER HOWARD WHITEKER was born on 28 Jan 1875 in Kentucky. He died on 23 Jun 1939 in Clark County, Kentucky. He married Nancy Foster Green about 1897. She was born on 22 Jul 1878 in Nicholas, Kentucky, United States. She died on 29 Aug 1962.

  7. HARRY TAYLOR WHITEKER was born on 26 Dec 1878 in Oddville, Kentucky. He died on 14 Jan 1913 in Harrison County, Kentucky. He married Iva Belle Hays about Feb 1904. She was born on 28 Feb 1880 in Harrison County, Kentucky, United Staes. She died on 20 Apr 1929 in McAllen, Hidalgo County, Texas, United States.

3. SUSAN ELIZABETH2 WHITEKER (Hezekiah McKendree1) was born on 14 Apr 1844 in Kentucky. She died on 21 Apr 1871. She married John Martin Van Hook on 23 Feb 1860 in Harrison County, Kentucky. He was born about 1828 in Kentucky. He died before 1880.

Susan Elizabeth Whiteker and John Martin Van Hook had the following children:

  1. SALLIE VAN HOOK was born about 1862 in Kentucky. She married Perry Basil on 07 Jul 1881 in Harrison County, Kentucky.

  2. HARMAN VAN HOOK was born about 1869 in Kentucky.

4.ANDREW SULE2 WHITEKER (Hezekiah McKendree1) was born on 08 Mar 1846 in Kentucky. He died on 10 Jul 1873. He married ELIZABETH JANE MCCAULEY. She was born in Sep 1848 in Kentucky.

Andrew Sule Whiteker and Elizabeth Jane McCauley had the following children:

  1. CORDELIA WHITEKER was born on 30 Jul 1866. She died on 26 Oct 1866 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky.

  2. QUINCY BOYD WHITEKER was born on 13 Jan 1870 in Harrison County, Kentucky. He died on 04 May 1950 in Harrison County, Kentucky (Age: 80). He married Maggie D Shields about 1897. She was born on 03 Apr 1879 in Mason, Kentucky. She died on 21 Feb 1944 in Harrison County, Kentucky (Age: 64).

  3. HANNAH ELIZABETH C WHITEKER was born in Sep 1872 in Kentucky. She married John Thomas Howard Padgett on 26 Feb 1891 in Harrison County, Kentucky. He was born on 17 Aug 1865 in Kentucky. He died on 19 Dec 1922 in Harrison, Kentucky, United States (Age: 57).

Generation 3

12. DORA LOU WHITEKER (Josiah Jacob, Hezekiah McKendree) was born on 19 Jan 1862 in Kentucky. She died on 16 Oct 1894. She married Fred Davis Taylor on 12 Feb 1885. He was born on 23 Aug 1861 in Harrison County, Kentucky. He died on 12 Feb 1896 in Harrison County, Kentucky.

Dora Lou Whiteker and Fred Davis Taylor had the following child:

  1. SARAH LUCILLE TAYLOR was born on 04 Sep 1894. She died on 13 Jul 1895.

13. MCKENDREE MARTIN WHITEKER (Josiah Jacob, Hezekiah McKendree) was born on 03 Feb 1864 in Harrison, Kentucky. He died on 13 Feb 1940 in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky. He married (1) FANNIE DUNCAN on 28 Oct 1894. She was born on 19 Jan 1867. She died on 19 May 1899. He married (2) MARTHA BELL JACKSON, daughter of George W Jackson and Clara Stringfellow on 10 Jul 1906. She was born on 02 Apr 1875 in Frankfort Franklin, Kentucky. She died on 23 Jan 1947 in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.

McKendree Martin Whiteker and Martha Bell Jackson had the following children:

  1. LEAH LESLIE WHITEKER was born on 02 Apr 1907 in Kentucky. She died on 17 Mar 1989 in Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida. She married NEWTON DOUD KEARNS. He was born on 25 Jul 1916 in Harrison County, Kentucky. He died on 16 Jul 1985 in Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida.

  2. CHARLES FITHEAN WHITEKER was born on 28 Mar 1908 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky. He died on 03 Mar 1984 in Colusa, Colusa County, California (Age: 75). He married Elizabeth Littrell Parr about 1929. She was born on 04 Jan 1907 in Louisville, KY.. She died on 03 Jan 2001 in Clarksville, IN.

  3. EUDORA T WHITEKER was born on 27 Apr 1913 in Harrison, Kentucky. She died on 05 Mar 1986 in Versailles, Woodford, Kentucky. She married CHARLES EDWARD SMITH. He was born on 31 Jan 1912 in Nelson County, Kentucky. He died on 05 Mar 1984 in Versailles, Woodford County, Kentucky.

14. THOMAS DRUMMOND WHITEKER (Josiah Jacob, Hezekiah McKendree) was born on 27 Mar 1866 in Harrison County, Kentucky. He died on 13 May 1948 in Harrison County, Kentucky. He married Emma Agnes Colvin in 1899. She was born on 03 Dec 1868 in Harrison County, Kentucky. She died on 20 Sep 1944 in Harrison County, Kentucky.

Thomas Drummond Whiteker and Emma Agnes Colvin had the following children:

  1. RALPH LESLIE WHITAKER was born on 15 Oct 1899 in Kentucky. He died on 02 Mar 1901.

  2. INFANT WHITAKER was born on 23 Oct 1902. He died on 26 Oct 1902.

15. MARY MARGARET WHITEKER (Josiah Jacob, Hezekiah McKendree) was born on 25 Jul 1871 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky. She died on 18 Apr 1944 in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky. She married William Henry Leslie, son of Daniel Leslie and Elizabeth Jane Snider on 02 Nov 1892 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky (Oddville M.E. Church). He was born on 03 Nov 1862 in Clermont County, Ohio. He died on 31 Dec 1915 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky (Age: 53).

Mary Margaret Whiteker and William Henry Leslie had the following children:

  1. MARGUERITE ARABELLA LESLIE was born on 18 Oct 1893 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky. She died on 24 Jan 1996 in Georgetown, Scott County, Kentucky. She married Sandie Thompson Rudder, son of David Newton Rudder and Virginia Connell McCue on 28 Aug 1917 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky. He was born on 10 Dec 1880 in Montgomery County, Kentucky. He died on 06 Feb 1954 in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky.

  2. FRANK GORDON LESLIE was born on 08 Oct 1896 in Cynthiana, Harrison, Kentucky, USA. He died on 25 Feb 1979 in Cooperstown, Otsego, New York, USA. He married Florence Marguerite Bailey on 06 Mar 1920 in Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York. She was born on 25 Sep 1903 in Cooperstown, Otsego, New York, USA. She died on 15 Oct 1985 in Phoenix Mills, Otsego, New York, USA (Age: 82).

  3. HARRY TAYLOR LESLIE was born on 14 Mar 1899 in Kentucky. He died on 07 Jan 1944 in Montgomery County, Ohio.

  4. INFANT LESLIE was born on 30 Mar 1903. He died on 30 Mar 1903.

  5. WILLIAM RALPH LESLIE was born on 19 Apr 1909 in Kentucky. He died on 24 Dec 1996 in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky. He married Katherine Lucille Cunningham on 30 Sep 1930. She was born on 11 Jan 1911 in Scott, Kentucky. She died on 21 Nov 1997 in Franklin County, Kentucky.

  6. RUTHANNA WHITAKER LESLIE was born on 09 Apr 1911 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky. She died on 01 Dec 2002 in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky (Age: 91). She married Manville Land Judy on 29 Oct 1937 in Harrison County, Kentucky. He was born on 16 Jan 1909 in Harrison, Kentucky, United States. He died on 03 Jan 1995 in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky.

16. WALTER HOWARD WHITEKER (Josiah Jacob, Hezekiah McKendree) was born on 28 Jan 1875 in Kentucky. He died on 23 Jun 1939 in Clark County, Kentucky. He married Nancy Foster Green about 1897. She was born on 22 Jul 1878 in Nicholas, Kentucky, United States. She died on 29 Aug 1962.

Walter Howard Whiteker and Nancy Foster Green had the following children:

  1. HOWARD WILSON4 WHITEKER was born on 06 Feb 1898 in Oddville, Kentucky, United States. He died on 08 Mar 1972 in Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States of America. He married Eva Root on 08 Jul 1918 in Campbell County, Tennessee. She was born on 06 Feb 1898 in Poland. She died on 19 Jul 1969 in Clark, Kentucky (Age: 71).

  2. JOE RUSSELL WHITEKER was born on 30 Jan 1900 in Kentucky. He died about 2000 in Nashville TN. He married SARAH HOWL. She was born about 1900 in Michigan.

  3. EARL VICTOR WHITTAKER was born on 21 Feb 1902 in Cynthiana, Harrison, Kentucky, United States. He died on 03 Feb 1960 in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. He married JEAN. She was born about 1912 in Tennessee.

17. HARRY TAYLOR WHITEKER (Josiah Jacob, Hezekiah McKendree) was born on 26 Dec 1878 in Oddville, Kentucky. He died on 14 Jan 1913 in Harrison County, Kentucky. He married Iva Belle Hays about Feb 1904. She was born on 28 Feb 1880 in Harrison County, Kentucky, United Staes. She died on 20 Apr 1929 in McAllen, Hidalgo County, Texas, United States.

Harry Taylor Whiteker and Iva Belle Hays had the following children:


  1. INFANT WHITEKER was born in 1904 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky (U). He died in 1904 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky.

  2. INFANT WHITEKER was born in 1907 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky (U). He died in 1907 in Oddville, Harrison County, Kentucky.

  3. ELIZABETH LESLIE WHITEKER was born on 06 Jan 1911. She died on 19 Feb 1975 in Harrison County, Kentucky. She married CARL WILLIAMS.

21. QUINCY BOYD3 WHITEKER (Andrew Sule, Hezekiah McKendree) was born on 13 Jan 1870 in Harrison County, Kentucky. He died on 04 May 1950 in Harrison County, Kentucky (Age: 80). He married Maggie D Shields about 1897. She was born on 03 Apr 1879 in Mason, Kentucky. She died on 21 Feb 1944 in Harrison County, Kentucky (Age: 64).

Quincy Boyd Whiteker and Maggie D Shields had the following children:


  1. ALICE WHITEKER was born on 16 Jan 1903. She died on 12 Sep 1904.

  2. RAY B WHITAKER was born on 02 Jan 1912 in Harrison, Kentucky. He died on 17 Jan 1977 in Cynthiana, Harrison, Kentucky, United States of America.

22. HANNAH ELIZABETH C WHITEKER (Andrew Sule, Hezekiah McKendree) was born in Sep 1872 in Kentucky. She married John Thomas Howard Padgett on 26 Feb 1891 in Harrison County, Kentucky. He was born on 17 Aug 1865 in Kentucky. He died on 19 Dec 1922 in Harrison, Kentucky, United States (Age: 57)
Hannah Elizabeth C Whiteker and John Thomas Howard Padgett had the following children:


  1. FLOYD THOMAS PADGETT was born on 05 Mar 1895 in Kentucky. He died on 10 Nov 1929 in Harrison, Kentucky.

  2. LAWRENCE J PADGETT was born in Nov 1895 in Kentucky.

  3. GLEN HOWARD PADGETT was born in Aug 1898 in Kentucky.

  4. WYLA HOWARD PADGETT was born on 03 Aug 1898 in Kentucky. She died in Jul 1978 in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States of America.

  5. MOLLIE DUNCAN PADGETT was born on 03 Dec 1900 in Kentucky. She died on 06 Jan 1931 in Harrison, Kentucky. She married FRANK H CORDRAY. He was born on 16 Nov 1898 in Kentucky. He died in Feb 1980 in Cynthiana, Harrison, Kentucky, United States of America.

  6. RUSSELL W PADGETT was born about 1908 in Kentucky. He died on 04 Apr 1964 in Home.

  7. ERNEST PADGETT was born about 1910 in Kentucky.

  8. INFANT PADGETT was born about May 1910 in Kentucky.

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