CS Whiteley, Richard Henry

Richard Henry Whiteley


Born: December 22, 1830

Birthplace: County Kildare, Ireland

Father: John Whiteley 1786 – 1872

Ann Cuthbert 1798 –

1st​ Wife: Margarette Devine 1836 – 1913
(Buried: Columbia Cemetery, Boulder, Colorado)​

2nd​ Wife: Mary G. Strickland 1863 – 1936
(Buried: Columbia Cemetery, Boulder, Colorado)​


Charles Fullerton Whiteley 1850 – 1886​
(Buried: Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​
Montford Schley Whiteley 1859 – 1933​
(Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Fort Morgan, Colorado)​
Richard Henry Whiteley Jr. 1861 – 1912​
(Buried: Columbia Cemetery, Boulder, Colorado)​
Hortense Whiteley Hellems 1869 – 1922​
(Buried: Columbia Cemetery, Boulder, Colorado)​
Zena Whiteley Hellems 1871 – 1958​
(Buried: Columbia Cemetery, Boulder, Colorado)​

Occupation before War:

1836: Immigrated to the United States from Ireland​
Worked in Manufacturing in Bainbridge, Georgia​
1860 – 1861: Attorney in Bainbridge, Georgia​

Civil War Career:

Opposed Secession and the Civil War​
Served in 5th​ Georgia Infantry Regiment​
Served in 2nd​ Georgia Battalion Sharpshooters​
Rose to the rank of Major during the Civil War​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1870: Attorney in Bainbridge, Georgia​
Became a member of the Republican Political Party​
1867: Member of Georgia State Constitutional Convention​
1870: Presented Credentials to serve in U.S. Senate but not allowed​
1870 – 1875: United States Congressman from Georgia​
1871 – 1873: Member of House State Expenditures Committee​
1871 – 1875: Member of House Public Expenditures Committee​
1873 – 1875: Member of House Manufactures Committee​
1875 – 1877: Attorney in Bainbridge, Georgia​
1877 – 1890: Attorney in Boulder, Colorado​

Died: September 26, 1890

Place of Death: Boulder, Colorado

Age at time of Death: 59 years old

Burial Place:
Columbia Cemetery, Boulder, Colorado
Last edited by a moderator:
Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
Even though he won the election to fill a vacancy, he was not seated because the election took place before Georgia was readmitted to the Union. He did however win the next election to fill the vacancy caused by the House refusing to seat Nelson Tift in 1870.
Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
Actually the 2nd Battalion had it's origin as Co. H, 5th Regiment, Georgia Infantry in 1861 and was known as the Hardee Rifles, it became Co. A 2nd Battalion, Georgia Sharpshooter in 1862.So Whitely was with the same unit throughout the war.