Hi Laverne Hopefully you will get this after all this time
My name is Debra and I also come from John Wesley Whitehurst b 1793 through his son John Andrew Jackson Whitehurst (JAJ on all census) and then his daughter Mary Ann Whitehurst who married my gggrandfather William Daniel Michum. they are both buried in Prairie Hill Cemetary about 20 miles from Waco tx.
I have found a FM Whitehurst in Bell Co Tx in 1880 married to a E J maiden name unknown with these children
Step daughter E L Carpenter age 11 E A Whitehurst age 8 daughter O M Whitehurst age 6 son
Is this your Francis Marion Whitehurst and his age is listed as 32 born Alabama.
If so then we are related becuase my William and Mary Ann are living living next door to them.
Debra I have some info on the Whitehurst and have posted to the Henry Co Al website at Rootsweb the Will of John Wesley Whitehurst b 1793 and some estate papers concerning my gggrandmother Mary Ann Whitehurst when her father John AJ died. The will was provided by someone else.