Monday, December 18, 2017

Whittington-Lenderman Double First Cousins

On this date 191 years ago (December 18, 1826), my great-great-great grandparents married  in Wilkes County, N.C. They were Allen A. Whittenton (1801-1899) and Elizabeth Lenderman (1804-1838). 

This is their marriage bond.  Allen signed at the bottom right with a circle around his name.  The bondsman was Allen’s brother John W. Whittenton.  At that time, some people spelled the name Whittington, others Whittenton.  This document includes both spellings!  Source: North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011, Allen A. Whittenton-Elisabeth Lenderman, 18 Dec 1826; digital images, Operations, Inc., ( : accessed 5 Aug 2017).

Actually, three Whittenton/Whittington siblings married three Lenderman siblings.  The other couples were:
  • James Asbury Whittington (1805-1886) married Mary "Polly" Lenderman (1808-1876) in 1827.
  • Mary Melissa Stearns Whittington (1809-1889) married Henry Lenderman (1809-1898) in 1829.
These people were the children of
      Leonard Whittington (1770-1856) and Sarah Kilby (1780-1866)
      Leonard Lenderman (1779-1841) and Anna Fyffe (1780-1843).

All three couples had several children.  Their children were double first cousins.

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