Husband: Matthew White (1 2 3 4 5)
Born: about 1844 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Married: 19 Oct 1865 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Died:
Father: Andrew White
Mother: Matilda O'Neil
Spouses:
Wife: Harriet M. Bonhotal (6 7 8 9 10)
Born: about 1846 in Illinois (11)
Died:
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Children
01 (F): Louisa J. White (12 13)
Born: about 1867
Died:
Spouses:
02 (M): Ruben H. White (14 15 16 17 18)
Born: Nov 1869
Died:
Spouses: Myrtle
03 (F): Gertrude White (19)
Born: about 1878 in JoDaviess Co., Illinois (20)
Died:
Spouses:
Additional Information

Matthew White:

Notes:

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. 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 on their mother's sides. Samuel married Josephine Mougin in September of 1865 and Matthew married Harriet Bonhotal in October 1865. I have found Harriet's 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. 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 1850 census shows daughter Mary age 6 (b. abt 1844). It does not show a Matthew.
The 1860 census shows son Matthew age 16 (b. abt 1844). It does not show a Mary.
Andrews Estate papers list Matthew White but not Mary White.
The Family Search listing shows Mary but not Matthew,

Andrew's will spells "Matthew"
1860 Census spells "Mathew"

American Civil War Soldiers (on Ancestry.com)
Matthew White , Residence: Elizabeth, Illinois Enlistment Date: 05 August 1862 Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Illinois
Unit Numbers: 423 423
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 05 August 1862 Enlisted in Company I, 96th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 04 September 1862. Mustered out Company I, 96th Infantry Regiment Illinoison 10 June 1865 in Nashville, TN

Source: The Union Army, vol. 3

Battles Fought

Fought on 22 September 1862 at Chattanooga, TN.
Fought on 14 April 1863 at Franklin, TN.
Fought on 14 July 1863.
Fought on 18 September 1863 at Chickamauga, GA.
Fought on 20 September 1863 at Chickamauga, GA.
Fought on 24 November 1863 at Lookout Valley, TN.
Fought on 25 November 1863.
Fought on 25 February 1864 at Dalton, GA.
Fought on 06 May 1864 at Rocky Face Ridge, GA.
Fought on 09 May 1864 at Rocky Face Ridge, GA.
Fought on 14 May 1864.
Fought on 14 May 1864 at Resaca, GA.
Fought on 30 May 1864 at Dallas, GA.
Fought on 13 June 1864.
Fought on 20 June 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 23 June 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 24 June 1864.
Fought on 02 August 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 19 August 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 02 September 1864 at Lovejoy Station, GA.
Fought on 16 December 1864 at Nashville, TN.

The 1880 census - record from Family Search - original image is not viewable. From the Family Search record matthew and Harriet are living next door to Catherine Bonhotell, Harriet's mother, now a widow. Beyond Catherine Bonhotell is the family of Augustus Mougin, birth family of Matthew's brother, Samuel D's, wife Josephine Mougin. See note about 1860 census under Harriet Bonhotell.

Harriet M. Bonhotal:

Notes:

On Jo Daviess Co. marriage records her name is spelled 'Bonhotell'. On the 1860 census Harriet's name is spelled 'Barnathol' On Ancestry.com 'One World Tree' she is spelled Bonhotal.

1860 census she is living with her mother and father, Peter & Catherine Barnathol, in Rice, Jo Daviess Co., next door to the Mougin family whose daughter, Josephine, married Matthew White's brother Samuel D. White. Josephine's father and both of Harriet's parents were born in France. See note about the 1880 census under Matthew White, Harriet's husband.

(01) Louisa J. White:

Notes:

On the 1880 census this child is called "Rosie."

Footnotes
  1. 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 "

  2. 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 "

  3. 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.]

  4. Ancestry.com, American Civil War soldiers.
  5. 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.]

  6. Jo Daviess Co., IL Marriage Records Volume C: 1865-1870 (http://www.rootsweb.com/~iljodavi/vitals/MARBOOKC.htm), p. 15.

    WHITE, MATTHEW BONHOTELL, HARRIET M 10/19/1865 C 15

  7. 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 "

  8. Census, Federal - 1880 - Jo Daviess Co, Illinois, Rice Twsp, p. 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

  9. Census, Federal - 1860 - JoDaviess Co., Illinois, Rice twsp, Ancestry p. 3 of 16.

    Line 18 - 26 Family of August Mougin, b. France, including dau Josephine who married Matthew's bro Samuel D. White.

    Line 27 Peter Barnathol 59 farmer b. France
    Catherine " 57 b. France
    henry P. 23 IL
    Harriet M. 14 "
    Napolion Shearls 10 orphan "

  10. Census, Federal - 1850 - Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, Irish Hollow Precinct, Ancestry p. 17 of 18.

    P. 17 of 18

    Peter Bonntatle age 50 Farmer b. France
    Ann C. 48 "
    Emily E. 17 IL
    Henry P. 13 "
    Napoleon 11 "
    Mary J. 10 "
    Harriet 5 "

  11. Census, Federal - 1860 - JoDaviess Co., Illinois, Rice twsp, Ancestry p. 3 of 16.
  12. 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 "

  13. Census, Federal - 1880 - Jo Daviess Co, Illinois, Rice Twsp, p. 387.

    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

  14. 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 "

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

    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

  16. Census, Federal - 1900 - Erie Co, Penn., Conneaut, Sheet 3A; Ancestry p. 5 of 13.
    (6 Jun 1900)

    Line 3 Dwelling # 42 Family # 45

    White H. Ruben Head b. Nov 1869 m. 7 yrs b. IL f.b. IL m.b. IL Occ: Farmer
    M. Myrtle Wife Sep 1873 7 b. PA OH PA

  17. Census, Federal - 1910 - Erie C0., Penn., Conneaut ED # 60, Sheet 6B; Ancestry p. 19 of 24.
    (25 Apr 1910)

    Line 81 Porky Rd. Dwelling 101 Family 102

    White, Reuben H. Head age 43 m1 for 17 Yrs. IL IL IL General Farming Own Free
    Myrtle M. wife 37 m1 17 PA OH PA
    Morrel, Edna Lives here 10 PA PA PA

  18. Census, Federal - 1920 - Erie Co., Penn, Elgin ED 62, Sheet 3B; Ancestry p. 6 of 26.

    Line 66 Dwelling 70 Family 71

    White, Ruben H. Head own free age 51 IL IL IL General Farmer
    Myrtle M. wife 46 PA OH IL
    Edna Dau 20 PA IL PA Public School Teacher

  19. Census, Federal - 1880 - Jo Daviess Co, Illinois, Rice Twsp, p. 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

  20. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch.com.

    [transcription of 1880 census - Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, Rice twsp, p. 387A]

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