Exactly what was his name? He seems to have gone by Jefferson but some it was Jefferson Franklin Whitley.
Relatives say he was the son of Randolph Whitley, Civil War Vet, so is his father's death date incorrect or does he belong to another Randolph Whitley?
Residences & events:
1870 Atascosa Co, TX. Jefferson Whitley, 34, Sarah, 25, Margaret A, 11, Jefferson F, 9, Robert S. 6, and Eva J, 3. Jefferson was born in IL, the rest in TX.
6/18/1880 Dist 114, Medina Co, TX. Recorded in that census were Jefferson Whitley, 44, born IL, father in TN. He was a stock raiser and had a large family: wife Sarah E, 36, children Robt S, 16, Evy J, 13, George W, 6, and Lilie D, 2. Counted last as if from a previous wife was the family of daughter Mary A McCrea, 21, her husband Wm T, 24, laborer, and baby boy Thos Jeff, 5mo as well as son Jefferson, 19, also a laborer. The whole family was born in TX except for the elder Jefferson. They were the only Whitleys in the county.