Gen. (CSA) John Wilkins Whitfield

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Gen. (CSA) John Wilkins Whitfield

Also Known As: "Wilkins"
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Birthplace: Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 27, 1879 (61)
Vienna, Lavaca County, Texas, United States
Place of Burial: Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Wilkins Whitfield and Mary "Polly" Whitfield
Husband of Catherine Whitfield and Sarah Bates Whitfield (Dibrell)
Father of Sarah McPhail (Whitfield) and John Anthony Whitfield
Brother of James Monroe Whitfield; Virginia C Cliffe; George Washington Whitfield; Henry W Whitfield; Thomas Jefferson "General Jeff" Whitfield and 1 other

Occupation: Civil War Confederate Brigadier General, US Congressman. Upon the admission of the Territory of Kansas to representation in 1854, he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third and Thirty-fourth Congresses, serving until 1857. At the start of the Civil
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About Gen. (CSA) John Wilkins Whitfield

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wilkins_Whitfield

John Wilkins Whitfield (March 11, 1818 – October 27, 1879) was a territorial delegate to the United States Congress representing the Kansas Territory from 1854 until 1856. He was later a general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.

Whitfield was born in Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee. He served in the Mexican–American War as a lieutenant colonel. He moved to Independence, Missouri, in 1853. He was registrar of the land office at Doniphan, Kansas.

Whitfield served in the Texas cavalry during the Civil War, reaching the rank of brigadier general.

He settled in Lavaca County, Texas, after the war and served in the Texas House of Representatives. He died in Hallettsville, Texas, where he is buried.

http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000414

WHITFIELD, John Wilkins, a Delegate from the Territory of Kansas; born in Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., March 11, 1818; attended the local schools; served in the Mexican War in 1846; moved to Independence, Mo., in 1853 to serve as Indian agent to the Pottawatomies at Westport, Mo., and to the Arkansas Indians in 1855 and 1856; upon the admission of the Territory of Kansas to representation was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress and served from December 20, 1854, to March 3, 1855; presented credentials as a Delegate-elect to the Thirty-fourth Congress and served from March 4, 1855, to August 1, 1856, when the seat was declared vacant; again elected to the Thirty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the action of the House of Representatives in declaring the seat vacant and served from December 9, 1856, to March 3, 1857; register of the land office at Doniphan, Kans., 1857-1861; began his military career as captain of the Twenty-seventh Texas Cavalry in 1861; promoted to the rank of major in 1862; commissioned brigadier general May 9, 1863; at the close of the war in 1865 went to Texas and settled in Lavaca County and engaged in agricultural pursuits and stock raising; member of the State house of representatives; died near Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Tex., October 27, 1879; interment in Hallettsville Cemetery.

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Gen. (CSA) John Wilkins Whitfield's Timeline

1814
1814
1818
March 11, 1818
Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, United States
1854
1854
1879
October 27, 1879
Age 61
Vienna, Lavaca County, Texas, United States
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Hallettsville Memorial Park, Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas, United States