Dessie "Dicey" Jane Whitaker

Female Abt 1828 - 1880


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  • Nickname  Dicey 
    Born  Abt 1828  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  Jan 1880  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Father  James Harvey Whitaker, Sr.,   b. 2 Nov 1806, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1849, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Arnold,   b. Abt 1810, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1880, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family  William ("Quilly Molan") Farmer,   b. Abt 1824, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1898, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 Feb 1850  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Pulaski County, KY Marriages
      5 Feb 1850 (some transcriptions show 5 Mar 1850)
      Surety on bond was "James Riley Whitaker" (Dicey Whitaker's brother)
      Permission reads: Consent of Mary Whitaker "to give under my hand to William Farmer, Dicey Whitaker" - kin not stated

      William Farmer was known as "Quilly Molan" (or "Quillie Molan") Farmer. Perhaps the "Quillie" was a derivation of "Willie" and the "Molan" some derivation of his middle name.

      Dicey Whitaker's middle name (according to family stories) was "Jane" - but she never appears with the name or initial in the record. In the 1870 census, her name is given as "Dicey A."

      6-7 months after they were married, William and Dicey Farmer appear in the 1850 census with a daughter, Sarah, age 1. It appears the census taker recorded all children up until their 2nd birthday as "age 1". So Sarah may have been born in 1849, or as recently as August, 1850. Either Dicey already had a daughter when she was married, or she was pregnant at the time of her marriage.

      1850 US Census, Division 1, Pulaski Co., KY - PG 32
      29 Aug 1850
      William Farmer 26
      Dicey Farmer 22
      Sarah Farmer 1
      They lived a few houses down from William's brother (James Wesley Farmer) and sister (Amanda Jane Farmer (Mills))

      1860 United States Federal Census - District 2, Pulaski, Kentucky
      William Farmer 36
      Dicey Farmer 33
      Sarah Farmer 11
      Rial Farmer 9
      Thomas Farmer 7
      Mary Farmer 4
      Stephen Farmer 1
      Sarah Farmer 66
      Note: Census shows William's mother Sarah (age 66) living with him, while other sources have indicated she would have been about 72 and died five years earlier in 1855.

      1870 United States Federal Census - Bent, Pulaski, Kentucky
      Name Age
      William Farmer 47
      Dicey A Farmer 41
      Sarah A Farmer 20
      Thomas J Farmer 16
      (oddly - the other children are missing in this census)

      U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules
      Name: Dica Farmer
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Marital Status: Married
      Occupation: Housekeeper
      Place of Birth: Kentucky
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1832
      Age: 48
      Month of Death: Jan
      Cause of Death: Brain Fever (probably meningitis, but could also be typhus)
      Attending Doctor: W.T. Scott
      Census Year: 1880
      Census Location: Pulaski, Kentucky
      Enumeration District: 89
      Line: 19
      Archive Collection Number: T655

      1880 United States Federal Census - District 1 and 10, Pulaski, Kentucky
      William Farmer 53, head
      Sarah Farmer 28, daughter
      Frank Wolfen Farmer 14, son
      George Alfred Farmer 13, son
      Cordelia Farmer 10, daughter
      Mary France Farmer 4, granddaughter
      Mahala E. Farmer 2, granddaughter
      Linville Logan Farmer 9m, grandson, twin
      Balzora C. Farmer 9m, granddaughter, twin
    Children 
     1. Sarah A Farmer,   b. Abt 1849, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Riley ("Rial" Or "Rice") Farmer,   b. 18 Oct 1851, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1921, Somerset, Pulaski Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Thomas J (Or A) Farmer,   b. 15 Dec 1852, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1878, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Farmer,   b. 8 Mar 1855, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1855, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Mary Martha Farmer,   b. 16 Sep 1856, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1933, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Stephen "Minkey" Farmer,   b. 5 Feb 1860, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1939, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Miles Lewis Farmer,   b. 20 Apr 1863,   d. 3 Sep 1937, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Frank Wolford Farmer,   b. 1866, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880
     9. George Alford Farmer,   b. 10 Nov 1866, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1942, Corbin, Whitley, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Cordelia (Delia-Delee) Elizabeth Farmer,   b. 16 Sep 1871, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1951, Mt. Victory, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Documents
    1870 Pulaski Co KY PG 7
    1870 Pulaski Co KY PG 7
    Last Modified  26 Jan 2016 
    Family ID  F1203  Group Sheet