The Whitis family can be pretty confusing especially since they used the same names over and over..naming kids after brothers and sisters etc. Which might account for some of the confusion with Charles Wesley Whitis. You really have to be careful....
Hiram C Whitis (married to Nancy Ping) and John (johnny) Whitis (married to Susan Roberts) were brothers. Another one of their brother's was Charles Wesley. Hiram and John BOTH named sons after their brother Charles....now whether they were born in the same year or not..I have no idea.
Hiram C Whitis and Nancy Ping did have a son named Charles Wesley. Hiram C. Whitis and Nancy had nine children: Mary Elizabeth Whitis, Melvina Whitis, Charles Wesley Whitis (m. Sarah Randall), William Daniel Whitis (m. Paralee Russell), Thomas Whitis, George H. Whitis (m. Janie Langford 1891), Florence Whitis (m. James M. Mize 1872), Sarah Whitis (m. James Milkey Mize 1874), and Angeline Whitis.
My Gr Gr Gr GR grandfaher John Whitis and Susan Roberts also had a son named Charles.
John and Susan had the following children: Nomen Whitis, John Wesley Whitis, Frances Whitis, Amanda Whitis, Hiram C Whitis, William Whitis, Rachel Whitis, James Whitis, Charles, and Martha Whitis
Note: Charles Wesley the brother of John and Hiram Whitis moved to TX and there's a whole bunch of Whitis family there now.
Charles Wesley Whitis (Whitehurst), born in 1824 near Rogersville, Hawkins County Tennessee. He received his B.A. degree about 1852 from *Tusculum College in Greenville, NC. He studied law under Judge Shields and served as a clerk of the District Court in Greenville. In 1854 he joined a group of families bound for Texas, and drove one of the teams for his travel expenses. After months of dangerous adventure through indian and outlaw country, he reached Lockhart, Texas, then an important border town, in December 1854. In Lockhart he lived in the home of Judge Story, taught school and began the practice of law with Theophalus Rogan, traded in cotton, prospered, and became a leading figure of his connunity. In 1857, he married Florence Rogan, niece of his law partner, daughter of Griffith Rogan of Botecourt County Virginia, who had moved to Lockhart, Texas in 1844.After the War of Secession, Charles bought sixty acres of land three miles north of Austin, and moved his family to a cottage which is now the present corner of Alice and 38th Street. In Austin, he formed a partnership with James H. Raymond and bought the private banking firm of Swenson Brothers. He became a civic leader, organizer of industry, and one of the true fathers of Austin. His efforts did much to bring the first railroad, The Houston and Texas Central to Austin in 1871.
Most of the campus of the University of Texas was once Whitis land. The present area of Grace Hall, All Saints Chapel, and Gregg House was once the Whitis Orchard. The brow of North Hill, where Whitis built the new home for his family, is now the location of the Austin Scottish Rite Dormitory.
After the death of Charles Wesley Whitis in 1857, the City Council of Austin named Berlin and Matilde Street Whitis Avenue.
Charles and Florence (Rogan) Whitis had the following children: Mary Whitis, *Dr. Rufus Whitis, Willie B. Whitis, John H. Whitis, Charles Wesley Whitis Jr, FlorenceWhitis, Ellen Patten Whitis, Gertrude Whitis, and Thomas P. Whitis.