History of the Restoration Movement

Thomas Daniel Scales Whittenburg


T. D. S. Whittenburg

Thomas Daniel Scales Whittenburg was born to Andrew and Anna Long Whittenburg on 12-29-1839 in Creek Purchase, Talladega, Alabama. He was eleven of twelve children. His siblings are: Lovina, Melinda, Joseph Long, William, Susan, Roswell, Jacob, Joshua, Margaret, James and John Andrew Brooks Whittenburg.

In 1852, at the age of 13, Thomas's folks decided to come to Texas. Martha Emmaline Whittenburg Jackson, daughter of Joseph Long Whittenburg recalls the difficulty that the family went through to get to Texas. The family came in 13 covered wagons, chained together and in single file. "When they arrived at Rodney, Mississippi, the wagons were unchained and one at a time trasported on a ferry ( across the Mississippi River). Late in the evening the work was finished and camp was made for the night on the Louisiana side of the river. In December of the same year, the settlers arrived in Bell County, Texas, and the men folk went on a scouting trip to find the best and most fertile land on which to make a home. It was finally agreed the home should be in Williamson County, where the town of Florence now is situated."

On August 23, 1859, in Williamson County, Texas, Thomas marries Elizabeth Hazeltine Caskey. They had no children together but loved their nieces and nephews.

In 1861, Thomas enlisted in the Confederate Army, Texas Regiment, 12th Texas Cavalry, Parson's Mounted Volunteers, Company 1, ranked in as a Private and Ranked out as a Sergeant.

In the Census Records, Thomas and his family were listed as farmers. At the age of 67, Thomas Daniel Scales Whittenburg passed away. Many Whittenburg family members changed the spelling from Whittenburg to Whittenberg around the time of WWI. My Whittenburg family, Joseph Long Whittenburg I (Thomas Daniel Scales' oldest brother) changed his spelling to Whittenberg at the request of the family to make their name look more American.

J. Albright
3rd great grandniece 
Source: Find-A-Grave

Report On A Gospel Meeting At Florence, Texas

Firm Foundation, September 11, 1890, page 8
This was a report from E.C. Bryan. T.D.S. Whittenberg
was noted as being among the "preaching brethren" present.

Directions To Grave

Florence City Cemetery is located in South Central, Texas in the city of Florence. A few miles north of Austin, take I-35 to Georgetown. Just north of town take exit 265 and continue on Frontage Road. Take Hwy 195 north toward Florence. In Florence, turn left on E. Main St. Then turn left on Love St. Then, Left on Story Ave., You will see the cemetery begin on your left. Head into cemetery from Story Ave. and when you enter, the Whittenburg plot is back to your left in older section of the cemetery.

GPS Location
30.836729, -97.788204

Whittenburg grave in foreground left

Photos Below taken By John Christeson

He Giveth His Beloved Sleep

T. D. Whittenburg
December 29, 1839
October 2, 1906


Aunt Lizzie
wife of
T. D. Whittenberg
July 30, 1843
May 12, 1921

Photos Taken 10.2004
Webpage produced 1.2017
Courtesy Of Scott Harp


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