WHITSETT, WILLIAM CRAWFORD

Aragorn Storm Miller

WHITSETT, WILLIAM CRAWFORD (1812–1882). William Crawford Whitsett, physician, farmer, and state representative, was born in Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky, on August 3, 1812. Whitsett was raised in Kentucky and, upon reaching adulthood, worked as a physician and merchant. On December 15, 1836, he married Elizabeth L. Edmunds in Barren County, Kentucky. This couple had four sons and two daughters. In the late 1840s Whitsett emigrated from Kentucky with his family and stayed briefly near Fort Smith, Arkansas, before arriving in Texas in 1853. They settled in the vicinity of Bonham in Fannin County, and Whitsett engaged as a farmer and physician. In 1866 he won election as representative for Fannin and Hunt counties to the Eleventh Texas Legislature, and he served until February 1870. Whitsett died in Bonham, Fannin County, on January 9, 1882, and was buried in Willow Wild Cemetery.

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Edmunds Bible—KY (http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~overstrt/Bible/edmunds.html), accessed July 15, 2014. Frances T. Ingmire, Fannin County, Texas, 1850 Census and Consorts (St. Louis: Frances T. Ingmire, 1981). Hayden Whitsett, “William E. Whitsett: Private, Company H, 9th Texas Infantry, 3 Nov 1837–15 Apr 1901” (http://gen.1starnet.com/civilwar/whitsett.htm), accessed July 15, 2014.

Aragorn Storm Miller

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