Husband: Andrew White (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9)
Born: about 1800 in County Tyrone, Ireland (10 11)
Married: about 1833 in County Tyrone, Ireland (60)
Died: 23 Aug 1863 in Irish Hollow, East Galena, Jo Daviess, IL (12)
Father: Unknown White
Mother: >>>
Spouses:
Wife: Matilda O'Neil (13 14 15 16 17)
Born: about 1807 in County Tyrone, Ireland (18 19)
Died: 13 Sep 1861 in Jo Daviess Co, Irish Hollow, Illinois (20)
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Children
01 (F): Mary Jane White (21)
Born: 22 Sep 1837
Died: 24 Sep 1838 in Jo Daviess Co., Illinois
Spouses:
02 (M): William L. White (22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29)
Born: 04 Nov 1839 in Elizabeth, Jo Daviess, Illinois (30)
Died: 24 Oct 1918 in Apple River, Jo Daviess, Illinois
Spouses: Rachel Black; Ellen Faragher
03 (M): Samuel David White (31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40)
Born: 20 Dec 1840 in Irish Hollow, Jo Daviess, Illinois
Died: 29 Mar 1912 in Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois (41)
Spouses: Josephine Catherine Mougin
04 (F): Martha Jane White (42 43 44 45 46 47 48)
Born: Jul 1842 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois (49)
Died: 18 Feb 1914 in Turner Co., South Dakota (50)
Spouses: Henry White; James Sherard
05 (M): Matthew White (51 52 53 54 55)
Born: about 1844 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Died:
Spouses: Harriet M. Bonhotal
06 (F): Ann Eliza White (56 57 58 59)
Born: Jul 1846 in Illinois
Died:
Spouses:
Additional Information

Andrew White:

Notes:

18 April 2007

Dear Children,

Tonight I will tell you the story of our ancestors Andrew and Matilda White. They were your Grandpa Stevens great-great-grandparents on his mother's side. They were both born in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, Andrew in about 1800 and Matilda in about 1807. They married and came to America about 1833, first settling in Philadelphia where the ship had landed them. There Andrew worked in a dye works and saved money until 1837 when he bought land in Jo Daviess County, Illinois for $1.25 per acre. Andrew and Matilda were the first white man and woman to settle in Elizabeth Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois.

When I was a young teenager once a year our family would drive from our home in Waukegan, Illinois to visit my dad's parents in Portland, Oregon. We always went by way of Jo Daviess County, Illinois. I called it Apple River Country because we crossed the Apple River. This part of Illinois is filled with rolling hills and woodlands and little farms nestled down in valleys. I thought it the most idyllic country I'd ever seen. Sometimes, on our way home, we'd come through the Apple River country just before sunup and I'd tell my dad, "Be sure to wake me up when we get there." To me that was the best part of the trip. At dawn the land had a hushed and mysterious beauty with the mist swirling gently up from the valleys. I felt like I was looking in on a very beautiful and secret place. One time I wrote a musical composition about it. Ask me to play it for you sometime.

Jo Daviess County, Illinois is very important in our family's story. The Apple River runs through it and it has a small town called Apple River. Imagine my surprise and delight when I married your grandpa and learned that his mother, Nana, was born in my Apple River Country!

What did Andrew and Matilda find when they finally arrived in my Apple River country in 1837 or 1838? The following description comes from a collection of biographical sketches of early settlers, written in 1888 and posted on the website genealogytrails.com.
"At the time Andrew White settled in this county the land around him was in its primitive condition and over it Indians and wild animals roamed unrestrained. The hardy pioneer battled with the elements of the new soil, season after season, under many drawbacks and discouragements, including a distant market, to
which he conveyed his products by the slow methods of horse or ox-team. There probably seldom occurred to him the thought of retracing his steps to a more congenial clime and he persevered until Providence began to smile upon his labors. There opened up slowly from the wilderness the fields of corn and grain
and the other indications of civilization, while around him, here and there, gradually appeared the cabins of other settlers, encouraging him to prosecute his first purpose."

It must have been very soon after they arrived that their daughter Mary Jane died there on September 22, 1838 at the age of one year. Isn't that sad? We don't know why she died. At that time many babies and children died of things like diptheria and whooping cough and measles, things we give children shots for nowadays. Andrew settled and farmed in a beautiful corner of Apple River Country, a long winding valley called Irish Hollow, probably one of the very valleys I wrote about in my song. After Mary Jane, Andrew and Matilda had five children; William L., Samuel D., Martha J., Matthew, and Ann Eliza. They must have lost another baby along the way for the biography says the household included seven children, but only five survived to adulthood.

Andrew was an industrious and well-respected member of the community. Following is what was said about him in his son Samuel D.'s biographical sketch in 1888.
"He had become widely and favorably known throughout the county, not only for his pioneer labors in connection with the cultivation of the soil, but for the strength of his character, which left its decided influence upon his community. "
Matilda died on September 13, 1861 before reaching the age of 60. Andrew died two years later on August, 23, 1863. It's hard to tell how old he was. His son's bio says he was about 67. Censuses we have indicate he was born about 1800 which would have made him 63. I don't trust either figure totally. A lot of people didn't keep track of their birthdays in those times.

When you look at families over several generations, you can sometimes see interesting patterns. Though Andrew and Matilda did not have twins that we know, there seems to be a higher than average number of twins among their descendants. Andrew's son William had two sets of twins. Samuel D. may have had twins. There were several sets among his grandchildren and children, Elmer Sanderson and Matilda White in particular. Andrew's daughter Martha had twins in a dugout in South Dakota.

Andrew and his family show up on the census in Jo Daviess County in 1840, 1850, and 1860. Many other families on those censuses have connections to our Whites. They are almost all from Ireland. It was common for people coming to America to immigrate to the same neighborhood where other family members were located. For all we know half the residents of Irish Hollow may have been related. But two families in particular stand out for me as being possible relatives of Andrew. I have postulated that Robert and Matthew were Andrew's brothers. Here are some of the connections I found between Andrew White, Matthew White, and Robert White that makes me suspicious that they were brothers: Robert White died in 1849, but his family is living two doors away from Andrew's in 1850 and Matthew White and his family are about ten doors away. Robert's son, Henry, married Andrew's daughter, Martha. If Andrew and Robert were brothers that would mean that Martha and Henry were cousins. It was not uncommon for cousins to marry one another in those days. Another connection is that when Andrew's son, Matthew, went off to the Civil War he went with Samuel and Robert White, two of the older Robert White's sons. Robert came straight to Jo Daviess County from Ireland in about 1847. I believe, as a new immigrant, he came and settled as closeas possible to his elder brother, Andrew. The case for Matthew White being Andrew's brother is even stronger. Matthew and Andrew showed up in Jo Daviess County about the same time, both very early settlers. Both were listed in the Personal Property Assessment of 1839. Both were born in Ireland and came to Jo Daviess County from Pennsylvania. Matthew's wife was born in Pennsylvania as was his first child. Matthew died in 1851, but his daughter's, Eliza Jane's, name appears in Andrew's estate papers in 1863, so there was still a connection. All three Whites had a son named Samuel. The possible brotherhood of Andrew, Robert and Matthew is speculative. I leave it for some future researcher to pursue when perhaps more records will be discovered.

Whether or not they were brothers, these three White families were part of a close-knit Irish community, hence the name "Irish Hollow." This fact becomes apparent in the various records I have been able to look at; censuses, and the estate files of Robert, Matthew, and Andrew. It's always interesting to read what items are sold at a persons estate sale and what prices they bring. I also found it interesting who the people were who bought the items and who were mentioned as debtors or creditors to the estate. Following this story is a list of some of those people and their connections to Andrew, Robert (d. 1849), and Matthew (b. 1812) White.

Among the sources for Andrew in this history is the listing of all the items sold at the estate sale. Along with all the farm tools and household goods listed are over a dozen books, one entitled History of the World. Andrew's son,William, was able to buy half of them. He also managed to buy most of the livestock. He bought a horse for $30.00, a cow and calf for $11.00, and a bull for $6.50. In light of those prices it is especially interesting to note that by far the most expensive item purchased was a "Snare" bought by William for $80.00! I wonder what that could be. Andrew's daughter, Martha Jane, bought only one item, her dad's watch for which she paid $20.00.
What isn't in the sale record is almost as interesting as what is. There is no mention whatever of the sale of property. The estate document says, "The property of said estate consists of real debts and personal property." Was Andrew able to transfer his farm to one of his sons before he died? From comparing the neighbors of Andrew's 1860 census with those of his son Samuel D. White in the 1870 census it's clear that Samuel D. is living on the property that had belonged to Andrew. He has the Roddens and Hazlitts on one side of him and the Irvins, Sherards, Gales, and Johnstons on the other. We don't know how he came to be the owner.

Another interesting omission, Andrew's children Matthew, Samuel D., and Eliza do not appear in the sale records. Samuel is listed in the debts paid as having received $83.00 from the estate, but Matthew and Eliza are mentioned only in the list of heirs. Andrew died in 1863. Both Matthew and Samuel served in the Civil War. They were probably away at war at the time of the sale. Read below about Ann Eliza and you'll understand why she probably didn't participate.

One more item in Andrew's estate papers that was very interesting, there was an order for an autopsy of his body. An autopsy is done when someone dies in a mysterious or unusual way. Did someone suspect he was murdered? I wrote to the county for more information but there was none to be had so this mystery remains unsolved for now.

Now I'm going to tell you a little bit about the two men that may have been Andrew's brothers. Matthew White, possible brother to Andrew,was born in Ireland in about 1812. He married a woman in Pennsylvania and their first child, Samuel, was born there in 1836. They appear in Jo Daviess County about the same time as Andrew does. They show up in the 1840 census in the Small Pox District. I wrote and asked someone about that name and this is the reply I got, "Smallpox Creek runs through the county. It's probably a reference to that." Once in Jo Daviess County Matthew and his wife had children Mary, born in Illinois in 1838, James, Sarah, Eliza Jane, and Matilda. Matthew's wife died before the 1850 census so we don't know her name. In 1859 he married Mary Ann Costello and they had one child, Matthew. Then Matthew Sr. died in 1861 and the baby Matthew died in 1862. Matthew's son James married a German girl named Fanny. They raised at least seven children, first in Missouri, and then Kansas. Matthew's daughter Eliza Jane married James Bawden. They had at least 5 children in Jo Daviess County. Matthew's daughter Matilda married Alanson Crandall and they settled in Iowa.
Robert White, possible brother to Andrew, was born in Ireland and died 12 July 1849 in Jo Daviess County. In 1850 his widow Jane is shown two houses down from Andrew with her children Henry, Samuel, Robert, Henrietta, Thomas, and James. According to the birthplaces and dates listed for the children, Jane and Robert must have immigrated between 1845 and1848. By 1860 Jane is living in Carroll County with her new husband, William Shannon, and their five new children. Her eldest son from her marriage to Robert White, Henry, is still living in Irish Hollow. In the 1860 census Henry is now 21, and head of a family that includes his brother Robert, his sister Henrietta, and Thomas and James, who are designated as nephews. It looks like Henry's mother deserted the family she had with Robert. Robert's estate papers seem to amount to various efforts to force Jane to fulfill her obligations as exectrix of Robert's estate. They are hand written and very difficult to read. Robert's sons Samuel and Robert went off to the Civil War with Andrew's son Matthew. The three of them served together in I Company of the 96th Illinois Infantry.
Robert's oldest son Henry married Andrew's daughter, Martha Jane White. He and Martha had three sons, more about them later. Henry served in the Civil War and reportedly died of his injuries, though he lived until about 1870. Robert's second child, Samuel, raised a family in Jo Daviess County. Henrietta married Robert Moore and raised a family in Carroll County, Illinois. She had twins.

Now we'll turn to Andrew and Matilda's five children. What became of them? Their oldest son William L. White is our ancestor. He has his own story.
Andrew and Matilda's second son, Samuel D. White, fought in the Civil War. He was a private with Company D of the 45th Illinois Infantry. He served from Nov 20, 1861 to Dec 30, 1864.
Soon after the War ended Samuel and his brother Matthew married two local girls of French parentage who lived next door to one another. They may have been related. Samuel married Josephine Mougin in September of 1865 and Matthew married Harriet Bonhotal in October 1865. Samuel and Josephine appear to have lived and farmed on the land that had belonged to his father, Andrew. On the 1870 census many neighbors are the same as Andrew's were in 1860. By 1880 though he is still in Elizabeth Township, the neighbors are different so I don't know if he or they have moved. Samuel and Josephine had 16 children but they didn't have very good luck with their children as on the 1910 census Josephine says she has given birth to sixteen children but only 7 are still living. I think there may have been diabetes in that family. The 1910 census also says Samuel is blind. He and Josephine lived out their lives near the place of his birth. Samuel died in 1912 and Josephine in 1914. There are buried together in the Greenwood Cemetery in Galena. Many of their decendants continued to live and farm in the Jo Daviess county. One daughter and one granddaughter married railroad engineers, Lizzie Shellhorn and Myrtle Kish. The Kishes lived in St. Paul, Minnesota. There was at least one set of twins among Samuel's descendants, Vernon and Vera Sanderson. And their daughter Matilda is thought to have had two sets.
Andrew and Matilda's daughter Martha Jane White married the boy next door, her possible cousin, Henry White, son of Robert and Jane White, on December 24, 1861. Their first child, Samuel David, was born in 1862. The Sherard History says Henry fought in The Civil War and died of his injuries. I haven't yet found his military record. After the Civil War Martha and Henry had two more sons, Robert in 1866, and Henry in 1870. By the time of the 1870 census, Henry Sr. had died and Martha and the three boys were living with her brother Samuel. In 1872 she married James Sherard, who had been living with his uncle and family in Irish Hollow. There is no mention of little Henry after the 1870 census, so he must have died, but Sam and Robert as well as their old neighbors from Irish Hollow, James and William Black who were brothers of William L. White's (eldest son of Andrew and Matilda) first wife Rachel Black, all accompanied James and Martha on the three week trek to Dakota Territory soon after their marriage. What an adventure that must have been! The 1910 census shows that Martha has had 13 children, only 9 of whom are living, including twins James and Matilda Sherard. Besides baby Henry, three Sherard children must have died as well. Martha and James were good hearted people. The 1900 census shows them with six children still at home and in addition they are caring for three nieces and Martha's handicapped sister Ann Eliza. Read more about the Sherards in the article titled "Sherard Family" in the sources for Martha. Martha and James lived and farmed in Turner County, South Dakota until they died, Martha in 1914 and James in 1919. Many of their descendants stayed in South Dakota. Some moved on to Oregon.
Andrew and Matilda's third son, Matthew enlisted in the army along with two sons of Robert White, Samuel and Robert, and Josephine Bonhotal's brother, Henry. The three served in I Company of the 96th Illinois Infantry. Matthew received a Distinguished Service commendation. After the war he married Harriet Bonhotal whose parents were from France. I have found her named spelled many different ways, some of them extremely creative. I think this one is right. The 1870 census shows Matthew and Harriet living in Boone County, Iowa with two small children, Louisa J. and Ruben H. By 1880 they are back in Jo Daviess County, Rice, with children Rosie (same age as Louisa should be), Rubie, and Gerty. They are listed on the Census index, but the actual image is not available on Ancestry or FamilySearch.com. However the index shows them living next door to Harriet's mother, Catherine "Bonhotell" on one side and the Augustus and Catherine Mougin family on the other side. The Mougins are the parents of JosephineWhite, wife of Matthew's brother Samuel. Matthew's son Ruben married and moved to Pennsylvania. The genealogy trails story on Samuel D. White (1888) says his brother Matthew is living in northern Wisconsin.
Andrew and Matilda's youngest child Ann Eliza, born in 1846, suffered from some sort of handicap. In the 1880 census she is living with her brother Samuel. The column #20, "Maimed, crippled, bedridden, or otherwise disabled" is checked. Columns 22, "cannot read," and 23, "cannot write" are checked. The 1900 census shows her living with her sister Martha. The word "invalid" is written in the column titled "Occupation." There are "No" s in the columns "Able to read" and "Able to write," but a "Yes" in "able to speak English." At that time and place there were few alternatives to families caring for their own elderly and handicapped members. I'm glad Ann Eliza's siblings rose to the task after her parents were gone.

We come to the end of the story of Andrew and Matilda White, our Irish ancestors who immigrated from Ireland and founded a family in the beautiful Apple River Country. Andrew was known throughout his community for the strength of his character as well as his pioneer industry. At least three generations of Andrew and Matilda's descendants were born in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. Though they themselves were immigrants, two of their sons fought in the Civil War to preserve the Union and end slavery. They had books in their home when few did and they taught their children to care for one another. 'Tis a fine legacy we have from our Irish ancestors, Andrew and Matilda White.

Here is how we are related to Andrew and Matilda. Andrew and Matilda had William L. White. William L. had William Wesley White. William Wesley White had Helen Frances White. Helen Frances White had Paul Robert Stevens. Paul Robert Stevens had Dawne Irene Stevens. Dawne Irene Stevens had Sarah Elizabeth, Hannah Irene, Timothy Paul, and Rebecca Anne Pamplin. Hooray for Andrew and Matilda White!

Love,
Granny
















# This list is from the creditor and debtors named in Andrew's Estate papers plus the people who bought things at his Estate Sale. In this list * means a near neighbor; the number designates the number of family entries on the 1860 census either Before Andrew (B)or After Andrew (A). + means a probable relative of a near neighbor from the 1860 census. N means a further neighbor, still in Elizabeth Township (Irish Hollow). The place of birth is also listed.

+Robert Irwin Crier for the Estate sale
*James Irwin - 2A IRE
*Henry White - 9A Son-in-law IRE
William White - Son IL
*William Rodden- 2B IRE
*Charles Haislitt 1B IRE
*John Fitzpatrick 14B IRE
*William Shererd 3A Uncle of future IRE
son-in-law; signed Robert
White's (d.1849) estate papers
Martin Donnehue 2nd Husband of Matthew White's (b.1812) widow
*Saml. Campbell 6B IRE
+ Robert Irwin IRE
*Michl Donnegan 5A IRE
*Wm & Mary Johnston 6A IRE
*James H Jackson 1A Clerk of the sale IRE
+Anthony Smith
N James Entwhistle
* Robert Young 7A IRE
Martha J. White Daughter IL
*William Gale 4A IRE
*Thomas Knox 13A IRE
Robert Dick Petitioner in Rob't White (d.1849) IRE
& in Matthew White (b.1812)
estate papers
+ Hugh Young IRE
+ Peter McGough IRE
N Eliza Jane White dau Matthew White (b.1812) IL
living w. James Moore family in 1860
was paid $11.00 from the estate
Samuel D. White Son IL


The John Fitzpatrick on the 1850 census with Andrew's family is likely the John Fitzpatrick living with the family of Andrew Akins on the 1860 census, and the John Fitzpatrick who bought items at Andrew White's estate sale on 5 Nov 1863 and the John Fitzpatrick who married Catherine Handling 19 Apr 1863.

(06) Ann Eliza White:

Notes:

In the 1850 and 1860 census she is called "Anna E." In the 1880 and 1900 census she is "Eliza."


Ann Eliza, born in 1846 and the last of Andrew and Matilda's children, suffered from some sort of handicap. In the 1880 census she is living with her brother Samuel. The column #20, "Maimed, crippled, bedridden, or otherwise disabled" is checked. Columns 22, "cannot read," and 23, "cannot write" are checked. The 1900 census shows her living with her sister Martha. The word "invalid" is written in the column titled "Occupation." There are "No" s in the columns "Able to read" and "Able to write," but a "Yes" in "able to speak English." At that time and place there were few alternatives to families caring for their own elderly and handicapped members. I'm glad Ann Eliza's siblings rose to the task after her parents were gone.

Footnotes
  1. Census, Federal - 1850 - Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, Irish Hollow Precinct, Ancestry p. 13.

    Line 10 Dwelling # 1727 Family # 1781

    Andrew White age 50 male Farmer value real est. - $1000 born Ireland
    Matilda " 43 f "
    William L. " 11 m Ills
    Samuel D. " 9 m "
    Martha J. " 8 f "
    Mary " 6 f "
    Ann E. " 4 f "
    John Fitzpatrick 24 m " Ireland

    [It looks like the John Fitzpatrick listed is 94 yrs old. After studying the other numerals written by this Census taker I now believe it is 24.]

  2. Census, Federal - 1860 - Jo Daviess Co., Ill., Elizabeth Twsp., Ancestry p. 24 of 37.

    Line 26 Dwelling # 4388 Family # 4553

    Andrew White 60 Male Farmer Value real est - 1000 pers est - 790 born Ireland
    Matilda 57 f "
    William L. 20 m farmhand Ills
    Samuel D. 19 m " "
    Martha J. 18 f domestic "
    Mathew 16 m farm Hand " Attends school
    Ann E. 14 f "

  3. Eighteen39 Personal Property Assessment of Jo Daviess County, Illinois.

    ...Andrew White:
    1 horse $75
    21 cattle $294
    1 Clock $15
    1 Wagon $20
    other $150."

  4. Census, Federal - 1840 - Jo Daviess County, Illinois, Apple River, P. 3 of 3.

    Males: 1 under 5, 2 over 30 & under 40.
    Females: 1 over 30 & under 40.

  5. 1855 Personal Property Tax for Jo Daviess Co., Illinois (http://www.rootsweb.com/~iljodavi/tax/1855PPAC.htm).

    White, Andrew $670 Elizabeth (Value of personal Property)

  6. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch.com, IGI- British Isles.

    Andrew White shows - born in Ireland in 1800, Mrs. Matilda White - born Jo Daviess Co., Illinois in 1807, their marriage as 1827 in Illinois. Daughters, Martha J. born 1842 in Illinois, Mary b. 1844 in Illinois, and Ann E. born 1846 in Illinois.

  7. Andrew White Estate Papers.
  8. Census, Mining Districts - 1840, JoDaviess Co., Ill, page 384.
  9. Christine Walters, transcriber and contributer to "Genealogy Trails", Samuel D. White, from Portraits and Biographical pg. 528 (http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jodaviess/biowhitesd.html).
  10. Census, Federal - 1850 - Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, Irish Hollow Precinct.

    [Census gives age as "50"]

  11. Christine Walters, transcriber and contributer to "Genealogy Trails", Samuel D. White, from Portraits and Biographical pg. 528 (http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jodaviess/biowhitesd.html).
  12. Letters of Administration, Estate of Andrew White, Jo Daviess Estate Files - Box 177.
  13. Census, Federal - 1850 - Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, Irish Hollow Precinct.

    Line 10 Dwelling # 1727 Family # 1781

    Andrew White age 50 male Farmer value real est. - $1000 born Ireland
    Matilda " 43 f "
    William L. " 11 m Ills
    Samuel D. " 9 m "
    Martha J. " 8 f "
    Mary " 6 f "
    Ann E. " 4 f "
    John Fitzpatrick 94 m " Ireland

  14. Census, Federal - 1860 - Jo Daviess Co., Ill., Elizabeth Twsp.

    Line 26 Dwelling # 4388 Family # 4553

    Andrew White 60 Male Farmer Value real est - 1000 pers est - 790 born Ireland
    Matilda 57 f "
    William L. 20 m farmhand Ills
    Samuel D. 19 m " "
    Martha J. 18 f domestic "
    Mathew 16 m farm Hand " Attends school
    Ann E. 14 f "

  15. Letters of Administration, Estate of Andrew White.
  16. Census, Federal - 1840 - Jo Daviess County, Illinois, Apple River, 3 of 3.

    [This census shows the following family members: Males: 1 under 5, 2 over 30 & under 40.
    Females: 1 over 30 & under 40.]

  17. Diane Miller, Email of 23 Apr 2008.

    I have my grandmother's old address book and she lists Matilda's last name as O'Neil and she was also from Tyrone County, Ireland.

  18. Census, Federal - 1850 - Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, Irish Hollow Precinct.
  19. Christine Walters, transcriber and contributer to "Genealogy Trails", Samuel D. White, from Portraits and Biographical pg. 528 (http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jodaviess/biowhitesd.html).
  20. Letters of Administration, Estate of Andrew White.
  21. Vital Statistics from Galena Newspapers July 22, 1828 - November 19, 1850 Marriages, Petitions for Divorce Deaths, Est (Jo Daviess County website http://www.rootsweb.com/~iljodavi/vitals/VS1a.htm).
    (29 Sep 1838)
  22. White Tombstone - Apple River, IL.
  23. Census, Federal - 1850 - Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, Irish Hollow Precinct.

    Line 10 Dwelling # 1727 Family # 1781

    Andrew White age 50 male Farmer value real est. - $1000 born Ireland
    Matilda " 43 f "
    William L. " 11 m Ills
    Samuel D. " 9 m "
    Martha J. " 8 f "
    Mary " 6 f "
    Ann E. " 4 f "
    John Fitzpatrick 94 m " Ireland

  24. Census, Federal - 1860 - Jo Daviess Co., Ill., Elizabeth Twsp.

    Line 26 Dwelling # 4388 Family # 4553

    Andrew White 60 Male Farmer Value real est - 1000 pers est - 790 born Ireland
    Matilda 57 f "
    William L. 20 m farmhand Ills
    Samuel D. 19 m " "
    Martha J. 18 f domestic "
    Mathew 16 m farm Hand " Attends school
    Ann E. 14 f "

  25. Census, Federal - 1870 - Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, Apple River, Ancestry p. 10 of 28.
    (2 Jul 1870)

    line 6 dwelling 78 household #78

    White, William 30 M W Farmer value real estate 7200 personal est 320 born Ill
    " Ellen 33 F W Keep Home Eng
    " Rachel 7 F W Ill attends Sch
    " William 6 M W Do
    " John 4 M W Do
    Charlton, James 20 M W Farm Hand Ireland

  26. Census, Federal - 1900 - Jo Daviess Co., Ill., Apple River twsp., Ancestry p. 5 of 20.

    William White 60
    Ellen White 63
    Rachel White 37
    Joseph Henry White 27
    Anna E White 27
    Tibblas G White 24
    Lizzie E White 24

  27. Census, Federal - 1910 - Jo Daviess Co., Ill, Village of Apple River, ED # 17, sheet 3.
    (18 Apr 1910)
  28. Census, Federal - 1840 - Jo Daviess County, Illinois, Apple River, 3 of 3.

    [This census shows the following family members: Males: 1 under 5, 2 over 30 & under 40.
    Females: 1 over 30 & under 40.]

  29. H. F. Kett, APPLE RIVER TOWNSHIP Biographical Directory From “The History of Jo Daviess County Illinois” by H. F. Kett & Co.; Chi (Chicago, Illinois; 1878).

    White, J.C. - farmer, Sec 35, P.O. Apple River
    White, W.L. -Farmer; Sec. 35; P. O. Apple River
    White, W., Sr. -Farmer; Sec. 34; P. O. Apple River
    White, W., Jr. - Farmer; Sec. 34; P. O. Apple River

  30. White Tombstone - Apple River, IL.
  31. Census, Federal - 1850 - Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, Irish Hollow Precinct.

    Line 10 Dwelling # 1727 Family # 1781

    Andrew White age 50 male Farmer value real est. - $1000 born Ireland
    Matilda " 43 f "
    William L. " 11 m Ills
    Samuel D. " 9 m "
    Martha J. " 8 f "
    Mary " 6 f "
    Ann E. " 4 f "
    John Fitzpatrick 94 m " Ireland

  32. Census, Federal - 1860 - Jo Daviess Co., Ill., Elizabeth Twsp.

    Line 26 Dwelling # 4388 Family # 4553

    Andrew White 60 Male Farmer Value real est - 1000 pers est - 790 born Ireland
    Matilda 57 f "
    William L. 20 m farmhand Ills
    Samuel D. 19 m " "
    Martha J. 18 f domestic "
    Mathew 16 m farm Hand " Attends school
    Ann E. 14 f "

  33. Census, Federal - 1870 - Jo Daviess Co, Ill, Elizabeth twsp, Ancestry pgs 19 & 20.
    (23 Jun 1870)

    Line 38 Dwelling # 147 Family # 147

    White, Samuel age 29 M Farmer value real est. $4000 value personal est. $1200 born Illinois
    Josephine 21 F Keeps House "
    Emily 3 F "
    Catherine 7/12 F born in Oct "
    Martha 27 F "
    Samuel 7 M "
    Robert 3 M "
    Henry 4/12 M "
    Shellborne, Frank 14 M Farm hand "

  34. GREENWOOD CEMETERY West Galena Township Part I (http://www.rootsweb.com/~iljodavi/cemeteries/Greenwood.htm), West Galena Township, Part I.

    This large cemetery in the City of Galena is located on Gear Street on the western edge of the City.


    White Samuel D., Dec 20, 1840 - Mar 29, 1912, Co D 45th Ill Vol Inf, Civil War Josephine, wife, July 19, 1849 - Jan 3, 1914

  35. Census, Federal - 1910 - Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, Galena 5th Ward, ED # 38, sheet 7B (Ancestry p. 14 of 27).
    (20 Apr 1910)

    Line 85 1409 Dodge St. Dwelling # 160 Family # 165

    White, Samuel D. head age 69 married 44 yrs b. IL f.b. Ire-Eng m.b. Ire-Eng occ: none HOM Blind
    Josephine wife 60 44 b. IL FRance Indiana chid b./living 16/7
    Mitchell, Matilda dau 37 m 2 IL IL IL " 6/3
    Vertual dau 10/12 IL Eng IL

  36. Census, Federal - 1880 - Jo Daviess Co, IL, Elizabeth, Sheet 314 B; Ancestry p. 24 of 29.
    (16 Jun 1880)

    Line 9 Dwelling # 218 Family # 221

    White, Samuel D. age 39
    Josephine 30 wife
    Emily 13 dau
    Catherine J. 10 dau
    Matilda 7 dau
    Nevada 6 son
    Ida 3 dau
    Samuel D. 2 son
    Josephine 4/12 dau
    Eliza 31 sister check marks in col 20: maimed, crippled etc 22: cannot read 23: cannot write
    Wilcox, Harry 33 farm hand

  37. Census, Federal - 1900 - Jo Daviess, IL, East Galena, dist 33, sheet 9B, Ancestyr p. 18 of 33.
    (6 Jun 1900)

    Line 53 205 Bonthilier St.

    White, S. D. head born Jan 1840 age 60 m. 35 yrs day laborer
    Josephine wife Jul 1847 53 35 16 chil b./10 living
    Reitz, Matilda dau Aug 1871 28 D day domestic 4b./3 living
    Edward Gr son Aug 1887 12
    Samuel son Apr 1877 23 S
    White,Hattie dau Jun 1888 11
    Adam son Oct 1889 10
    Mabel dau Aug 1891 8

  38. Samuel D. White Estate Papers.

    Samuel D. White late of Galena, Illinois deceased, died at his home in Galena . . . on or about the 29th day of March A.D., 1912. . . . probable value of personal estate of the deceased to be about two thousand. . . .
    The said deceased left him surviving Josephine White as his widow and Samuel D. White, Jr. and Adam White his sons, and Tillie Loeffler, Lizzie Shellhorn, Belle Eyler, Mabel Boone and Hattie Kinglet his daughters and the children of his desceased daughter Emma Sanderson being Myrtle Kish, Edgar Sanderson, Wilbur Sanderson, Mable Johe (Could be'Jobe') Cyrus Sanderson & Ethel Sanderson, and the children of his desceased daughter Kate Clark being Ida, Aggie, and George Clark, and the children of his desceased daughter Ida Sanderson being Hattie, George, and Emma Sanderson.

  39. H.F. Kett and Company, History of Jo Daviess County Illinois (1878).

    WHITE SAMUEL D. Farmer; Sec. 19; P.O. Galena; born in Irish Hollow, this co., Dec. 20, 1840; Mr. W. served three years in Union army during the war, Co. D., 45th Regt. I.V.I.; was in the engagements of Fort Henry, Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Port Gibson, Ringwood, Champion Hill, Vicksburg, and many other hotly-contested battles; his regiment was the first to enter Vicksburg; was honorably discharged Nov. 20, 1864; married Miss Josephine Mongin Sept. 20, 1865; she was born in Rice Tp. July 29, 1849; has five children: Emily, Kittie J., Matilda, Nevada, Ida; lost a little son, Elsworth.

  40. Christine Walters, transcriber and contributer to "Genealogy Trails", Samuel D. White, from Portraits and Biographical pg. 528 (http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jodaviess/biowhitesd.html).
  41. GREENWOOD CEMETERY West Galena Township Part I (http://www.rootsweb.com/~iljodavi/cemeteries/Greenwood.htm).
  42. Census, Federal - 1850 - Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, Irish Hollow Precinct.

    Line 10 Dwelling # 1727 Family # 1781

    Andrew White age 50 male Farmer value real est. - $1000 born Ireland
    Matilda " 43 f "
    William L. " 11 m Ills
    Samuel D. " 9 m "
    Martha J. " 8 f "
    Mary " 6 f "
    Ann E. " 4 f "
    John Fitzpatrick 94 m " Ireland

  43. Census, Federal - 1860 - Jo Daviess Co., Ill., Elizabeth Twsp.

    Line 26 Dwelling # 4388 Family # 4553

    Andrew White 60 Male Farmer Value real est - 1000 pers est - 790 born Ireland
    Matilda 57 f "
    William L. 20 m farmhand Ills
    Samuel D. 19 m " "
    Martha J. 18 f domestic "
    Mathew 16 m farm Hand " Attends school
    Ann E. 14 f "

  44. Census, Federal - 1870 - Jo Daviess Co, Ill, Elizabeth twsp, Ancestry pgs 19 & 20.

    Line 38 Dwelling # 147 Family # 147

    White, Samuel age 29 M Farmer value real est. $4000 value personal est. $1200 born Illinois
    Josephine 21 F Keeps House "
    Emily 3 F "
    Catherine 7/12 F born in Oct "
    Martha 27 F "
    Samuel 7 M "
    Robert 3 M "
    Henry 4/12 M "
    Shellborne, Frank 14 M Farm hand "

  45. census, Federal - 1880 - Turner Co., Dakota Territory, District 27, Ancestry p. 10 of 36.
    (7 Jun 1880)
  46. Census, Federal - 1900 - Turner Co., S. Dakota, Twsp 97, Ancestry p. 6 of 13.
    (8 Jun 1900)
  47. Census, Federal - 1910 - Turner Co., South Dakota, Hurley Ward 2, ED 415, Sheet 9B; Ancestry p. 2 of 4.
    (19 Apr 1910)

    Line 95 Dwelling # 65 Family # 65

    Sherard, James Sr. Head age 67 Married (1st) for 37yrs b. Ireland f.b. Ire m.b. Ire immigrated 1864 Occ: own income Own home free
    Sherard, Martha J. Wife 67 M (2nd) 37yrs b. IL Ire Ire
    children born/living 13/9
    Sherard, Bell M. Dau 27 S b. S. D. Ire IL Occ: seamstress

  48. Jessie R. Sanborn, Sherard Family (from a book, "The Centennial of Hurley South Dakota" p. 532).
  49. Census, Federal - 1900 - Turner Co., S. Dakota, Twsp 97, Ancestry p. 6 of 13.
  50. Ancestry.com, South Dakota Death Index 1905 - 1955.
  51. Census, Federal - 1860 - Jo Daviess Co., Ill., Elizabeth Twsp.

    Line 26 Dwelling # 4388 Family # 4553

    Andrew White 60 Male Farmer Value real est - 1000 pers est - 790 born Ireland
    Matilda 57 f "
    William L. 20 m farmhand Ills
    Samuel D. 19 m " "
    Martha J. 18 f domestic "
    Mathew 16 m farm Hand " Attends school
    Ann E. 14 f "

  52. Census, Federal - 1870 - Boone County, Iowa, Cass twsp, Ancestry p. 6 of 23.

    Mathew White age 26 farmer b. Illinois
    Harriet M. 24 "
    Louisa J. 3 "
    Ruben H. 1 "

  53. Census, Federal - 1880 - Jo Daviess Co, Illinois, Rice Twsp, 387A.

    White, Matthew age 35 Farmer b. IL father b. Ireland mother b. Ireland
    Harriet 28 wife IL France France
    Rosie 13 Dau IL IL IL
    Rubie 11 son IL IL IL
    Gerty 2 dau IL IL IL

    [This information is from the census posting on FamilySearch.com. The link to the original did not work right.]

  54. Ancestry.com, American Civil War soldiers.
  55. Census, Federal - 1850 - Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, Irish Hollow Precinct.

    Line 10 Dwelling # 1727 Family # 1781

    Andrew White age 50 male Farmer value real est. - $1000 born Ireland
    Matilda " 43 f "
    William L. " 11 m Ills
    Samuel D. " 9 m "
    Martha J. " 8 f "
    Mary " 6 f "
    Ann E. " 4 f "
    John Fitzpatrick 94 m " Ireland

    [Though this census shows "Mary female age 6" it is really Matthew, male, age 6.]

  56. Ibid.

    Line 10 Dwelling # 1727 Family # 1781

    Andrew White age 50 male Farmer value real est. - $1000 born Ireland
    Matilda " 43 f "
    William L. " 11 m Ills
    Samuel D. " 9 m "
    Martha J. " 8 f "
    Mary " 6 f "
    Ann E. " 4 f "
    John Fitzpatrick 94 m " Ireland

  57. Census, Federal - 1860 - Jo Daviess Co., Ill., Elizabeth Twsp.

    Line 26 Dwelling # 4388 Family # 4553

    Andrew White 60 Male Farmer Value real est - 1000 pers est - 790 born Ireland
    Matilda 57 f "
    William L. 20 m farmhand Ills
    Samuel D. 19 m " "
    Martha J. 18 f domestic "
    Mathew 16 m farm Hand " Attends school
    Ann E. 14 f "

  58. Census, Federal - 1880 - Jo Daviess Co, IL, Elizabeth, Sheet 314 B; Ancestry p. 24 of 29.
    (16 Jun 1880)

    Line 9 Dwelling # 218 Family # 221

    White, Samuel D. age 39
    Josephine 30 wife
    Emily 13 dau
    Catherine J. 10 dau
    Matilda 7 dau
    Nevada 6 son
    Ida 3 dau
    Samuel D. 2 son
    Josephine 4/12 dau
    Eliza 31 sister check marks in col 20: maimed, crippled etc 22: cannot read 23: cannot write
    Wilcox, Harry 33 farm hand

  59. Census, Federal - 1900 - Turner Co., S. Dakota, Twsp 97, Ancestry p. 6 of 13.
  60. Christine Walters, transcriber and contributer to "Genealogy Trails", Samuel D. White, from Portraits and Biographical pg. 528 (http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jodaviess/biowhitesd.html), IGI British Isles.

    [The entry for Andrew White shows him born in Ireland in 1800, his wife as Mrs. Matilda White, born Jo Daviess Co., Illinois in 1807, their marriage as 1827 in Illinois. It lists their three daughters, Martha J. born 1842 in Illinois, Mary b. 1844 in Illinois, and ]

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