Facts about the Whitleys:
Came to Kentucky in 1775.
Had three homes in Kentucky - the most famous their final home at Sportsman’s Hill which is still standing which is now a State Historic Site
The Whitley’s had 11 children and 61 grandchildren. All of the children reached adulthood - rare for the 18th century.
In 1815 William Whitley at the age of 64 enlisted as a private and fought in the War of 1812. He was killed at the Battle of the Thames and buried in Ontario, Canada.
Esther outlived William by 18 years and died instantly at the breakfast table.