Brick Wall of the Month: William Whitehead

My brick wall for the month of May is William Whitehead.

We know quite a lot about Travel Buddy’s ancestor William Whitehead, Jr. But we know very little about William, Sr.

From family lore, the legend is that William was born in Kentucky, 1811. He apparently married Marion/Meren Moberly, either in Georgia or Missouri, then moved at some point to Arkansas, where their five children were born.

We have found William, Sr. on the 1840 and 1850 census in Arkansas, but no where else. Family notes state that William and Marion both died in 1877 and 1878 in Denton County, Texas, but there is no evidence to support either their arrival in Texas at all, let alone their subsequent deaths, or their eventual death staying in Arkansas.

Our hope is to first learn where William and Marion ended up. But secondly, we would like to learn more about where these two came from. Who were their parents? Where exactly were they from?

If you have any comments or suggestions, let us know.

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