Caroline Aldridge Whitted, born 20 April 1822 in Montgomery County, Kentucky, was the fourth child of Elijah Aldridge and Jane White. Her family moved to Indiana sometime before 1846 when she married Elbridge Mabrin Whitted. Caroline and Elbridge lived in Boone County, Iowa, for over ten years before moving the family to Florida where they settled in Manatee County in the early 1880s. Elbridge died in 1899 and Caroline died the following year on 29 August. They are buried in the Major Adams Cemetery, also called Adams Cemetery, in Bradenton, Manatee County.
Her son, referred to in the obituary as Mr. E. Whitted, was most likely the youngest of her three sons, Allen Whitted, who was living in Manatee County. William Franklin Whitted, the oldest son, had preceded her in death in 1885. Thomas Austin Whitted, her second son and my ancestor. The four daughters mentioned were Mrs. H. H. Davis - Martha Ellen, the youngest daughter and the wife of Henry Haywood Davis, living in Oak Hill, Florida, near Cape Canaveral; Mrs. John R. Williams - Nancy Jane, the oldest daughter, living in Tampa; Mrs. T.A. Bass (should be John Franklin Bass), the fourth daughter, living in Sarasota; and Mrs. (William H.) Carroll - Mary Elizabeth, the third daughter, was living in California.
Elbridge and Caroline Aldridge Whitted
Obituary of Elbridge Whitted Whitted
Gravestones of Caroline and Elbridge Whitted, Bradenton, Florida
The Whitted family
Obituary from The Manatee River Journal, 9 September 1900, courtesy of Cindy L. Russell, Historical Records Librarian for R. B. "Chips" Shore, Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller.