Name: William Caleb Wharton 1
Birth: 13 MAR 1788 in Union County, South Carolina
Burial: Bald Knob Cemetery, near Valley Springs, Boone County, Arkansas
Census: 1790 Listed with Bartlett Wharton
Military Service: Private in War of 1812
Fact 1 See Notes Page
Tax List BET 1838 AND 1840 Madison County, Arkansas
Death: 23 MAY 1876 in Valley Springs, Boone County, Arkansas
Census: 1800 Listed with Bartlett Wharton
Census: 1830 McNairy County, Tennessee
Census: 1840 Madison County, Arkansas
Census: 1850 Kings River Twp, MadisonCounty, Arkansas
Census: 1860 Madison County, Arkansas
Census: 1870 Jefferson Twp, Boone County, Arkansas
Tax List 1845 Madison County, Arkansas
Caleb Wharton served in the War of 1812 as a private from October 4, 1813 to January 7, 1814. Caleb was mustered at Fayetteville, Arkansas, June 20, 1814 for service in the First Regiment, Newlin's Company, War of 1812, a substitute for Joshua Wharton. On January 8, 1875, Caleb was issued bounty land warrant #113829 for 160 acres in Boone County. A little more than 8 months later, August 20, 1875, he sold and assigned the warrant to J.E. Wharton.
In December of 1821, Caleb married Elizabeth Swain in Lawrence County, Tennessee. Parents of Elizabeth Jane Swain are William Swain and Rebecca Williamson.
1830 McNairy County, Tennessee Census, Wharton, Caleb
1 m 0-4 2 f 5-9
1 m 5-9 1 f 20-29
1 m 30-39
Sometime after 1830, Caleb moved his family to Arkansas from Tennessee.
1840 Census, Madison County, Arkansas. Wharton, Caleb
1 m 5-9 2 f 5-9
1 m 10-14 2 f 10-14
1 m 15-19
1 m 40-49
1850 Census, Kings River Twp, Madison Co. Arkansas (Family #458)
Whorton, Caleb 62 M TN
Wilburn 21 M TN
Milley 15 M AR
1860 - Unable to locate on census
Land Patent: (Ref: Arkansas Land Patents - Madison Co.) Wharton, Caleb; Vol. AR0940.248, Land Ofc. Fayetteville, 01-Feb-60, Doc # 10331, Cash Entry, Part #1: SESW, Sec 32, Twp. 18 N, R 24 W, 40.000 acres.
1870 Census, Jefferson Twp, Boone Co, Arkansas - Caleb is listed with Wilburn & his family, page 451A
Arkansas remained his home until he died on May 23, 1876 in what was then known as Valley Springs, Arkansas.
Place of Burial: Bald Knob Cemetery, Boone County, Arkansas. Grave is on the farm of Lester McAlister, Rt 1, Everton, Arkansas.
Tombstone Inscription: 13 March 1788 - 23 May 1876 N.S. U.S.D. 1812 Honor Service
(Ref: Cemetery Inscriptions published in Thirty Years of the Arkansas Family Historian).
Name variance: Wharton - Whorton
Father: Bartlett WHARTON b: 12 DEC 1760 in South Carolina
Mother: Sally ELLIS b: ABT 1763 in Union County, South Carolina
Elizabeth Jane Swain b: ABT 1803 in Lawrence County, Tennessee
01 DEC 1821
in Lawrence County, Tennessee
- John Harrison Wharton b: 12 NOV 1822 in McNairy County, Tennessee
- Daughter Wharton b: 1825
- Daughter Wharton b: 1827
- Wilburn Marion Wharton b: 1829 in McNairy County, Tennessee
- Daughter Wharton b: 1833
- Milley Wharton b: ABT 1835
- Joshua Wharton b: 1831
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