Joel Whitten (1764 - 1856)

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Joel Whitten
1764 - 1856
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August 20, 1764
Berkeley, South Carolina, USA
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June 26, 1856
Anderson, South Carolina, USA
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Joel Whitten was born on August 20, 1764 at Berkeley, South Carolina, USA. He died on June 26, 1856 at Anderson, South Carolina, USA at 91 years of age.
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Joel Whitten died on June 26, 1856 at Anderson, South Carolina, USA at 91 years of age. He was born on August 20, 1764 at Berkeley, South Carolina, USA. We have no information about Joel's family or relationships.

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In 1807, Joel was 43 years old when on February 19th, former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr was arrested on charges of treason, accused of plotting to grab parts of Louisiana and Mexico in order to create an independent republic. On September 1st, he was acquitted of the charges. Although he was deemed to be guilty of plotting against the U.S., he was not found to be guilty of an "overt act" - which is the Constitutional requirement to be met. Burr's reputation, after the charges and the duel with Alexander Hamilton, was ruined, however.

In 1817, at the age of 53 years old, Joel was alive when on December 10th, Mississippi was admitted as the 20th U.S. state. The area was previously called the Mississippi Territory. David Holmes was the first governor of the state.

In 1824, he was 60 years old when the name Australia, recommended by Matthew Flinders in 1804, was adopted as the official name of the country once known variously as New Holland, New Wales, and New South Wales.

In 1831, Joel was 67 years old when on January 1st, William Lloyd Garrison began publishing The Liberator, an antislavery newspaper, in Boston Massachusetts. Published until 1865, the paper was strongly abolitionist and advocated the "immediate and complete emancipation of all slaves".

In 1856, in the year of Joel Whitten's passing, on May 21st, Lawrence Kansas was ransacked and burned by pro-slavery forces. Called the "Sacking of Lawrence", it was part of the "Bleeding Kansas" war between pro-slavery and antislavery settlers.

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