Stephen G. Whatley, father of Reuben Luther Whatley, found to be born 1/9/1822 in Edgefield, SC. Married 3 times: 1) Sarah Quattlebaum Lott 11/1/1841. 3 daughters born: Lucretia 1844, Eliza 1846, Mary 1850 in NC.
2) married Sarah Ann Hammock 9/3/1853 (no children)in Barbour, AL, divorced 1854. 3) married Julia Sanders in 1854. Children: Ruben Luther 1855, Mary 1857, Sarah 1858 (all in Barbour, AL). Death 1859, while married to Julia Sanders, in Barbour, Alabama. I cannot find his parents or any further back in tree. DNA shows relation to Shirley Whatley but I cannot find the connection. I have tried for quite some time on several websites. I have done my autosomal DNA & my Y-111 DNA. I am stuck, brick wall for sure, please help.