My friend, Linda Clobes, is related to this family via an Oscar M. Webb who married Louisa Whitaker. Linda has the research that we have found thus far, so I'm doing this from memory and may be wrong, but we had found a marriage at Ancestry that said Elisha married a Nancy Williamson in Surry Co, NC in 1835. We found what we believe to be our Lewis Whitaker in Elisha's household in 1850 and 1860, but not 1870. In 1880, he's in Greenup Co, KY, married to Martha.
Would you object if we communicated off the list? My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
. I can send you what we have researched thus far.
We found your postings about William and Jonathan Whitaker and their descendants and we know there is a book about them. We thought our Louisa, with father Lewis and mother Martha, could fit in to this family but we weren't sure.
I also saw your post about Lewis being in Adams Co, IL and I am going to follow up on that.
I have seen a listing of Jonathan Sr.'s children posted and did not see an Elisha or Elijah, but thought he could be a child and just not listed or not listed as such.
I'm going to share your posts with Linda C. and you'll hear from us.