The Whitehead name intrigues me. Some people claim my Whitehouse family, originally from New England, were also known as Whitehead. As for the medical concern, a lot of people never married for other reasons and especially the girls. In those days, you had to wait until the man in question asked you. Both of my parents died in separate accidents in their early 50s. Of a large family, my brother and I are the only ones left, and he is in his 90s. I had a teacher, whose fiance died in one of our wars, and she never even wanted to marry anybody else. Some people are not blessed with children or make sure they do not have many or any, because they chose that path. Medical problems may not have existed.