1848 Whitehurst became editor of a Springfield
temperance paper, the Illinois Organ. The next year
June 12, 1849 he married Maria C. Matheny, the sister of ALís
friend James Matheny.
Together they had 7 children. Later he served as deputy
circuit clerk in Sangamon County and in the
1860s as circuit clerk.
Whitehurst is remembered as a fair lawyer and a good
businessman. He died on May 19th 1875.