John Summerfield Whitnah and Amelia E. Morgan

John Summerfield Whitnah Amelia E. Morgan
Birth: 28 Feb 1834, Virginia(1) Birth: 3 Jan 1839 Wheeling, West Virginia(2)
Marriage: 18 Oct 1860(3)
Death: 8 Aug 1893(4) Death: 19 Jan 1904(5)
Burial: Cuba Cemetary, Cuba, Fulton, Illinois(6) Burial: 21 Jan 1904 Cuba Cemetary, Cuba, Fulton, Illinois(7)
Father: John G. Whitnah
Mother: Mary Ann Carroll

John worked for a time as a coal miner and was a War veteran, having served in Illinois Company B 101 Illinois Infantry(8).

In 1881, Annie Cruser, daughter of Sarah (Sally) Whitnah and Frank Cruser, was living with her uncle, J.S. Whitnah and his wife. See Descendants of Garret Dircksen Croesen (Kroesen), Sr..

See the following documents for information about John and Amelia:

John and Amelia are the parents of the following child:

  1. Amy Whitnah


  1. Fulton County Cemetary Inscriptions, V9 pg. 98. 1880 Illinois Census lists birth place.
  2. 1900 Census, Cuba City, Fulton, Illinois. Fulton County Cemetary Inscriptions, V9 pg. 98.
  3. Fulton County Cemetary Inscriptions
  4. Fulton County Cemetary Inscriptions. There is some doubt about John's death date. Another J.S. Whitnah died 22 Oct 1920 for which I have not been able to match to a person. A family photo states John died at age 73. However, he died before his wife based on the probate records.
  5. Fulton County Probate Records, packet number 4042. FHL film 1728330. Fulton County Cemetary Inscriptions.
  6. John was buried next to his wife. See footnote 7 for evidence of her burial place.
  7. DD Taylor Funeral Home Records, Cuba Illinois, page 72.
  8. Fulton County Cemetary Inscriptions.