The Family of
Littleton Whitten and Catherine Head

INTRODUCTION

This page created June 5, 2002.

[Note: The information below was shared with me by the fellow researchers listed in the Resources section below. The research is not mine but is included here to provide a more complete picture of this family.]

Littleton Whitten was born in 1802 in Union District, South Carolina, the second son of Philip and Delilah Whitten.  He moved with his parents and siblings about 1821 to Walton County, Georgia where he became a lieutenant in the Walton County Militia from 1822-1823.  He married Catherine Head in May 1830, and they had their first child in February 1832.  Apparently Catherine became pregnant immediately after this baby was born because her next children, a set of twins, were born prematurely in August that same year.  In fact, Littleton and Catherine's first child, Frances, died only a few days before the twins were born.  Sadly, the twins died at birth. Again Catherine conceived shortly thereafter, only to lose a second set of twins born prematurely in June 1833, just ten months later.  Catherine did not recover from this tragedy, dying about two weeks later.

Catherine was the daughter of Marshall Head.  W.C. Whitten, in his book Whitten and Allied Families, provides this information:  "In Morgan Co., Ga. Deed Book I, p. 373, Littleton Whitten sold to Marshall Head for $200, 'property which I have claim to by way of intermarriage to Cat'y Weaver Head,' 11 Nov. 1832, recorded 30 may 1833.  This appears to be Littleton Whitten's first wife.  Since the 'property' was not defined, the Head family seemed to be buying Littleton out of any claims to family property which arose because of death of her ancestors."

After Catherine's death in June 1833, Littleton quickly remarried in December to Cornelia Ruark.

FAMILY TREE

Littleton Augustus "Gus" Whitten
Born:  March 07, 1802 in Union District, South Carolina
Married:  May 04, 1830 probably in Morgan County, Georgia
Died:  After February 1862 in reportedly Grenada, Grenada County, Mississippi in Civil War
Buried:  Reportedly Grenada, Grenada County, Mississippi in unmarked grave
Father:  Phillip Whitten
Mother:  Delilah Cain
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Catherine Weaver Head
Born: June 20, 1802
Died:  July 04, 1833 in Madison, Morgan County, Georgia
Buried:  probably in Morgan County, Georgia
Father:  Marshall Head
Mother:  Unknown
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  1. Frances Whitten
    Born:  February 02, 1832 in Madison, Morgan County, Georgia
    Died:  August 04, 1832 in Madison, Morgan County, Georgia
  2. First Twins of Littleton Whitten
    Born:  August 15, 1832 in Madison, Morgan County, Georgia
    Died:  August 15, 1832 in Madison, Morgan County, Georgia
  3. Second Twins of Littleton Whitten
    Born:  June 20, 1833 in Madison, Morgan County, Georgia
    Died:  June 20, 1833 in Madison, Morgan County, Georgia
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GENEALOGY RESOURCES

LINKS & CREDITS

| Littleton's Family with Cornelia Ruark | Littleton's Family with Lucinda Whitten |
| Main Whitten Page | Whitten Picture Album |

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