B. S. Whiting

b. circa 1826, d. 26 March 1880
  • B. S. Whiting was born circa 1826 in Virginia.
  • Tany Ann Hanes appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included B. S. Whiting, Cecelia H. Runnels, Unknown (?) and Unknown (?). The household is enumerated next to that of Cecelia's future husband's sister Thenny Haynie Whiting. It is possible that T. A. Hanes, Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. Washington were sisters, posssibly Whitings. Also in the household is 2-year-old Hester Damm, whose immigrant German parents had died, leaving five children, each of whom was taken into a different home in Grimes County.
  • B. S. Whiting and John B. Finch appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Anderson, Grimes County, Texas, enumerated the household of merchant L. G. Willson.
  • He was a grocer, according to the 1860 census.
  • The following appeared on 17 March 1868 in Flake's Bulletin: Appeals from Registration Decisions. Headquarters Fifth Military District, New Orleans, La., March 13, 1868. Special Orders No. 57. [Extract.] I. The following appeals from decisions made by boards of registrars of the last revised registry in the State of Texas, having been forwarded to these headquarters, are hereby decided and announced as follows: . . . 17. B. S. Whiting, Grimes county. . . were refused registration on the ground that they had been clerks of election. This being an office under a general law, the decision of the board is sustained. The applicants are not entitled to registration. . . .
  • B. S. Whiting died on 26 March 1880.
  • He was interred at Preston Cemetery, Grimes County, Texas.
  • Last Edited: 27 Dec 2012