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Dempsey C Whiddon

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia, United States
Death: December 25, 1882 (64-65)
Henry County, Alabama, United States
Place of Burial: Tumbleton, Henry, Alabama, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Dempsey Whiddon and Martha Rhoda Whiddon
Husband of Susan Whiddon
Father of Mary Ann Rebecca Hodges; Cpl Lott H. Whiddon; Joseph Whiddon; William N. Whiddon; Martha E. Whiddon and 8 others
Brother of Laney Elizabeth Gandy; William Whiddon; Elizabeth Eunice Mayo; Wade Hampton Whidden; Green Whiddon and 8 others

Occupation: Served as a minister New Hope Baptist Church
Managed by: Private User
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About Dempsey C Whiddon

Differing tree records indicate differing marriages for Dempsey Jr, so until this issue is resolved, the two Dempseys in this tree have not been merged:

See:

https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/27573920/person/322087634149/facts

and

https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/160536640/person/402100703443/facts

Henry County, Alabama Marriages; Whiddon, Dempsey to Susan Barnes 30 June 1836

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=41&GScid=2335898&GRid=62661446&


Burial is; Culp-Kirkland Cemetery , Henry County Alabama.

GEDCOM Note

Dempsey WHIDDON was born about 1817 in Washington Co., GA.81 He appeared in the census in 1840 in Henry Co., AL.296 which lists family as 1M 20 to 30, 1F under 5, 1F 15 to 20 and 1F 20 to 30. (Female born 1820-1825 could not be issue.) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Henry Co., AL.297 He appeared in the census in 1860 in Henry Co., AL.298 He appeared in the census in 1870 in Henry Co., AL.299 which records him as family 73; Edward WHIDDON family 72 and James WHIDDON as family 75. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Henry Co., AL.300 He died on 25 Dec 1882 in Henry Co., AL.301 He was buried in Culp-Kirkland Cemetery, near Oakey Grove, Henry Co., AL.302

"Dempsey was an elder in the New Hope Baptist Church, and was instrumental in getting it established. He served as a minister for a number of years. In 1868, when there was need for a new chapel, he volunteered one month of his salary toward its construction. In 1869 he volunteered to preach in "destitution" which I presume means without purse or script; and in 1874, when the Smyrna church was accepted into the Judson Association, he served as a delegate on the committee on preaching."*

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  • "A Genealogical History of The Whiddon Family", Judy B. Anderson, unpublished, 1996.

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Dempsey WHIDDON and Susan BARNES were married on 30 Jun 1835 in Henry Co., AL.81 Henry County, Alabama Marriages Collected by N.R. Murray dated 04/26/1986 lists date as 30 Jun 1835. Susan BARNES (daughter of Joel BARNES and Rebecca) was born on 18 Sep 1818 in South Carolina.81 She appeared in the census in 1880 in Henry Co., AL.300 She died on 19 Jan 1900 in Henry Co., AL.81 She appeared in the census in 1900 in Henry Co., AL.305 which records as living in Headland in residence of Floyd L. Hodges as his Mother-In-Law. She was buried in Tolbert Baptist Church Cemetery. Dempsey WHIDDON and Susan BARNES had the following children:

Photo: Dempsey C Whidden Jr Category: Portrait Description: Burial:Culp-Kirkland CemeteryTumbletonHenry CountyAlabama USA Attached To: Dempsey C Whiddon (1818-1882)

Birth: 1817 Washington County Georgia, USA Death: Dec. 25, 1882

Note: Dempsey was the eldest son of William and Sarah Skinner Whiddon. William and Sarah migrated to Henry County from Washington Co., Ga. Circa 1826. Dempsey's wife was Susan Barnes who is buried at Tolbert Church Cemetery in Henry Co., Ala.

Burial: Culp-Kirkland Cemetery Tumbleton Henry County Alabama, USA

Maintained by: Gerald Whiddon Originally Created by: Don Atwell Record added: Dec 07, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 62661446

The Culp-Kirkland Cemetery is located on Co., Rd. 57 between Co. Rds. 99 and 53, about a mile south of the Oakey Grove Baptist Church. This small, closed cemetery is unique to most of the cemeteries in Henry County as it is neither private nor church affiliated although many members of the Community believe this is the original cemetery for the Oakey Grove Church. Instead, it sits alone surrounded by farmland although it is easily accessible from Co. Rd. 57. This one acre cemetery was created due to the generosity of William Turkett Kirkland who donated the land to serve as a cemetery for the residents of the Oakey Grove Community, and virtually every family who has resided in this community since the later half of the nineteenth century has ties to this cemetery. The land was sold to the Culp family in the late 1800's with the provision the acre would be preserved for a "grave yard", and since then has been known as the Culp-Kirkland Cemetery. The earliest known burial was 1865 and the latest in 1982.

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Dempsey C Whiddon's Timeline

1817
1817
Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia, United States
1822
1822
Washington, Georgia, USA
1836
December 6, 1836
Henry, Alabama, United States
1839
1839
Alabama, United States
1844
1844
1845
1845
Henry County, Alabama, USA
1846
1846
1847
1847
Henry County, Alabama, USA
1848
1848
Henry County, Alabama, USA