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David Whitton

David Whitton

Male 1836 - 1917  (80 years)

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  • Name David Whitton 
    Born 4 Aug 1836  Liff Bervie and Invergowrie Dundee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 May 1917  Roberts, St Croix, Wisconsin USA buried Brandon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2621  Whitton
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2018 

    Father Charles Brown Whitton,   b. 23 Feb 1816, Liff Bervie and Invergowrie Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1882, Waupun, Dodge, Wisconsin. USA Buried Brandon Stone recorded 1982 not seen 1998 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Stewart,   b. 1817, Glamis, Forfar Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1871, Logan's Land, Stewarts Lane, Dundee BUT SEE OTHER DEATH called Margaret Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 3 Sep 1836  Liff and Bervie OPR 301-4-2 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1668  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Black Turner,   b. 15 Jan 1840, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1916, buried in Brandon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1862  Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Elizabeth Whitton,   b. 1 May 1863, Waupun, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1948, 18 W E Avenue, Glendale, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     2. Charles B Whitton,   b. 23 Mar 1865, Waupun, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1957, Milwaukee Hospital Buried Brandon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [natural]
     3. David Whitton,   b. 21 Feb 1867, Waupun, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1950, Colorado USA buried Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     4. Gracie Bell Whitton,   b. 29 Mar 1869, Brandon, Fond du Lac Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1935, Sheldon, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
     5. Nellie Agnes Whitton,   b. 17 Apr 1873, Brandon, Fond du Lac Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1962, Madison Lake, Sd b Warren St Croix Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [natural]
     6. Alexander Turner Whitton,   b. 13 Sep 1875, Metomen, Brandon, Fond du Lac Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1962, Brandon, Fond du Lac Wisconsin b Brandon sect b 13-1 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
     7. Susan E Whitton,   b. 22 Jul 1878, Brandon, Fond du Lac Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1900, buried Brandon Fond du Lac Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F1670  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • at 1841 census at South Road, Clarks Land, Liff, Dundee with William and Christina Scott (Christina was Christina Smith's sister - most likely of John Smith husband of Isabella Whitton his fathers sister) Possibly just staying with them whilst Charles was elsewhere preparing to go to USA)
      landed in Boston, Mas on the 4th July, 1842 with parents (see notes re the "mother" that travelled with them and is recorded in USA and the Scottish mother!!!) and brother Charles
      in 1856, the family moved to Waupun, WIS. Young David, now of age, spent three years as an apprentice to the carpenter and joiner's trade; this not proving congenial, he, in 1860, engaged in buying and shipping farm produce. On the 1st of January, 1862, he was married to Miss Mary B. Turner, of Waukesha Co., Wis.; they have seven children
      17th Octobert 1868 David Whitton 1 of 312 voters in Metomen
      In 1870 Metomen, Wisc. Census a Produce Dealer 1st June 1870 taken 30th June 1870 at Village of Metomen, Fond du Lac Wisconcin David 30 Produce Dealer, Mary 30 Keeping House, Mary 7, Charles 5 David, 3, Grace Bell 1 all children born Wisconcin. Value of Real Estate $6,000 Personal Effects $1,000
      about 1879 elected the President of the Scottish Picnic Association of Brandon
      Mr. Whitton was admitted to the practice of law in April, 1877, and is established at Brandon, and practices in Fond du Lac and surrounding counties. He occupies his own residence in Brandon, and also owns a grain warehouse. He held the offices of Assessor and Supervisor while residing in Waupun. Since his removal to Brandon in 1866, he has several times been elected Justice of the Peace, but he qualified only once; in 1873, he was elected to the Legislature from the First Assembly District in Fond du Lac Co. Esquire Whitton, from boyhood, has been known as an active Democrat. Since 1863, he has been an efficient member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and has represented the Grand Encampment of Wisconsin, in the Supreme Grand Lodge of the United States; he is also a Royal Arch Mason. (The History of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1880)

      Notice is hereby given that the undersigned tax payers and residents of the territory hereinafter described, will on the 12th day of November, A D, 1877, at the opening of Court on that day, or as soon thereafter as the application can be heard, apply to the Circuit Court of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin in which county said territory lies, for an order incorporating said territory into a Village by the name of Brandon, under chapter 18S of the general laws of 1872, said territory being part and parcel of Sections Number twenty-five (25), twenty-six (26), thirty-five (35) and thirty-six(36), in Township number fifteen (15) north, of Range number fourteen (14) east, being in the town of Metomen, county of Fond du Lac, and bounded as follows, to-wit:

      Commencing at the south west corner of the north-east quarter of section number thirty-five, (35) thence east along line of forties sixty (60) chains to the south-east corner of the north-east quarter of the north-west quarter of section number thirty-six (36), thence north along line of fort es sixty (60) chains to the north-east corner of the north-east quarter of the south-west quarter of section number twenty-five (25), thence west along line of forties sixty (60) chains to the north-west corner of the north-east quarter of the south-east quarter of section number twenty-six (26), thence south along line of forties forty (40) chains to the south-west corner of the south-east quarter of the south-east quarter of section number twenty-six(26), thence west along section line five (5) chains, thence south parallel with east line of forty twelve (12) chains, thence east parallel with the north section line five (5) chains, thence south on line of forty eight (8) chains to the place of beginning; containing three hundred and sixty-six (366) acres of land.

      That we have caused a survey and map of said territory to be made and a census of the inhabitants residing therein to be taken, and that said survey, map and census will be left at the office of David Whitton within said territory, where the same may be examined by all persons interested in such application,

      Dated this 19th day of September, A D. 1877
      RC Kelly,
      S. Weinstock,
      C. W. Ferguson,
      J. E. Gee, David Whitton,
      L. J. Hall,
      C. Asmuth,
      A. J. Yorty,
      Martin C. Short.

      in USA 1880 census at, Brandon, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin Waupun, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin an Auctioneer and Attorny at Law
      David WHITTON Self M Male W 43 SCOT Attorney At Law Auchtioneer SCOT SCOT
      Mary B. WHITTON Wife M Female W 40 SCOT Housekeeping SCOT SCOT
      Mary B. WHITTON Dau S Female W 17 WI At Home SCOT SCOT
      Charles B. WHITTON Son S Male W 15 WI At Home SCOT SCOT
      David WHITTON Son S Male W 13 WI At Home SCOT SCOT
      Grasiebell WHITTON Dau S Female W 9 WI At Home SCOT SCOT
      Nellie A. WHITTON Dau S Female W 6 WI At Home WI SCOT
      Allexander WHITTON Son S Male W 4 WI At Home SCOT SCOT
      Susie E. WHITTON Dau S Female W 2 WI At Home SCOT SCOT

      1893 Directory at Fond du Lac an Attorney address 24 E Rees

      Name: David Whitton
      Age in 1910: 73
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1837
      BirthPlace: Scotland
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Father's Birth Place: Scotland
      Mother's Birth Place: Scotland
      Spouses's Name: Mary B
      Home in 1910: Brandon, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Year of Immigration: 1846
      Naturalised 25-6-1910
      12-2-1914 Final Papers
      Record Type: Death
      Name: David Whitton
      Death Date: 5/14/1917
      Newspaper: Fond du Lac Daily Reporter Newspaper Date: 5/14/1917 Page Number: N/A

      WISCONSIN STATE GAZETTEER, 1895-96

      BRANDON
      A village of 800 inhabitants, located on the N. div. C., M. & St. P. Ry, in Metomen township, Fond du Lac county, 16 miles southwest of Fond du Lac, the county seat and 76 northwest of Milwaukee. It has 4 churches, a graded public school, Odd Fellows' hall, capable of seating 300, a sleigh and 2 carriage factories, a butter tub factory, 2 grain elevators, planing mill, cheese factory, a harrow and land roller factory, 2 creameries, a cold storage warehouse, a bank and a live weekly newspaper, the Brandon Times. There are several quarries in the vicinity, which yield a superior quality of granite. Telephone connection with all surrounding points. Exp., U. S. Tel., W. U. Charles Hermann, postmaster.

      WISCONSIN STATE GAZETTEER, 1913-14

      BRANDON
      Population, 700. Is located on the C., M. & St. P. Ry., in Metomen township, Fond du Lac county, 18 miles southwest of Fond du Lac, the county seat, and 76 northwest of Milwaukee. Has Congregational, German Methodist, Lutheran, and Methodist churches, a $10,000 brick high school, Odd Fellows' hall seating 300, a bank and a weekly newspaper, the Brandon Times. There are a number of quarries in the vicinity which yield a superior quality of granite. The shipments embrace grain, hides, live stock, farm and dairy products, etc. Telephone connection. Exp., W. F. & Co. Tel., W. U. Frank C. Brown, postmaster.

      Whitton David, lawyer