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Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 0 Browse Search
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Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
, 1799, was a lawyer by profession, represented Pendleton district in both branches of the State legislature, served as judge of the court of common pleas and general session, and was a member of the South Carolina secession convention and one of the signers of the ordinance of secession. He died March 31, 1864, not living to see the result of the the war, which proved so disastrous to his cherished hopes. He was one of the most ardent State rights men of his State. His wife was Elizabeth Hampton Harrison, to whom he was married in January, 1828. She was the daughter of James Harrison, grand-niece of Gen. Wade Hampton of Revolutionary fame and a second cousin of General Hampton. Judge Whitner had eight children, five sons and three daughters. All of the sons and three sons-in-law served in the Confederate army. The sons' names are as follows: Joseph N. Jr., James H., Benjamin F., William H., and Elias Eugene. Joseph N. Jr., the eldest, served as captain of a company in the Sixt