Caleb Wharton (1788 - 1876)

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Nicknames: "William Caleb"
Birthplace: Union, SC, USA
Death: Died in Valley Springs, Boone, AR, USA
Occupation: First Regiment, Newlin's Company, War of 1812
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About Caleb Wharton

Caleb Wharton served in the War of 1812 as a private from October 4, 1813 to January 7, 1814. Caleb was mustered at Fayetteville, Arkansas, June 20, 1814 for service in the First Regiment, Newlin's Company, War of 1812, a substitute for Joshua Wharton. On January 8, 1875, Caleb was issued bounty land warrant #113829 for 160 acres in Boone County. A little more than 8 months later, August 20, 1875, he sold and assigned the warrant to J.E. Wharton.

In December of 1821, Caleb married Elizabeth Swain in Lawrence County, Tennessee. Parents of Elizabeth Jane Swain are William Swain and Rebecca Williamson.

1830 McNairy County, Tennessee Census, Wharton, Caleb 1 m 0-4 2 f 5-9 1 m 5-9 1 f 20-29 1 m 30-39

Sometime after 1830, Caleb moved his family to Arkansas from Tennessee.

1840 Census, Madison County, Arkansas. Wharton, Caleb 1 m 5-9 2 f 5-9 1 m 10-14 2 f 10-14 1 m 15-19 1 m 40-49

1850 Census, Kings River Twp, Madison Co. Arkansas (Family #458) Whorton, Caleb 62 M TN Wilburn 21 M TN Milley 15 M AR

1860 - Unable to locate on census

Land Patent: (Ref: Arkansas Land Patents - Madison Co.) Wharton, Caleb; Vol. AR0940.248, Land Ofc. Fayetteville, 01-Feb-60, Doc # 10331, Cash Entry, Part #1: SESW, Sec 32, Twp. 18 N, R 24 W, 40.000 acres.

1870 Census, Jefferson Twp, Boone Co, Arkansas - Caleb is listed with Wilburn & his family, page 451A

Arkansas remained his home until he died on May 23, 1876 in what was then known as Valley Springs, Arkansas.

Place of Burial: Bald Knob Cemetery, Boone County, Arkansas. Grave is on the farm of Lester McAlister, Rt 1, Everton, Arkansas. Tombstone Inscription: 13 March 1788 - 23 May 1876 N.S. U.S.D. 1812 Honor Service (Ref: Cemetery Inscriptions published in Thirty Years of the Arkansas Family Historian).

Name variance: Wharton - Whorton

Source: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=wfsmith&id=I03985

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Caleb Wharton's Timeline

1788
March 13, 1788
Union, SC, USA
1821
December 1, 1821
Age 33
Lawrence, Tennessee, United States
1822
November 12, 1822
Age 34
McNairy, TN, USA
1829
1829
Age 40
McNairy, Tennessee, United States
1876
May 23, 1876
Age 88
Valley Springs, Boone, AR, USA
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Boone, Arkansas, United States