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MAJORVILLE   CEMETERY
HANCOCK  COUNTY,  ILLINOIS

 

 GEORGE W. WHITE  
1844-1890

 

GEORGE W.
Son of
J. & L. WHITE
BORN
Jan. 22, 1844
DIED
July 6, 1890
Aged
43 Ys. 5M. 14D.

epitaph


At the time of his death, George's age was 46 years, 5 months and 14 days.

 

Author - Marcia Farina

George W. White, son of Jary White & Laura Eaton, was born in Hancock County, Illinois, on January 22, 1844.  The family farm was located northeast of the fledgling village of Fountain Green, the name given to the township in 1850.  By the time George died in 1890, still a relatively young man, Fountain Green had seen its heyday.

At 18 George enlisted in the Union Army.  The following details are from the Muster and Descriptive Rolls compiled by the Illinois Adjutant General's Office.

Name   WHITE, GEORGE W
Rank   PVT   Company C  Unit  84 IL US INF

Personal Characteristics
Residence   FOUNTAIN GREEN, HANCOCK CO, IL
Age 18   Height 5' 7 1/2"   Hair LIGHT   Eyes GRAY   Complexion LIGHT
Marital Status   SINGLE   Occupation   FARMER   Nativity   HANCOCK CO, IL

Service Record
Joined When   JUL 24, 1862   Joined Where   N/A
Joined By Whom   N/A   Period   3 YRS
Muster In   SEP 1, 1862   Muster In Where   QUINCY, IL
Muster In By Whom   N/A   Muster Out   JUN 8, 1865
Muster Out Where   CAMP HARKER, TN   Muster Out By Whom   CPT MORRIS
Remarks   N/A

 
From the Gregg History of Hancock County, Illinois, 1880: George entered the 84th Ill. Inf. in 1862, was wounded at Stone river in 1863, was in the hospital 9 months, re-entered his regiment, and was discharged June 9, 1865, having received two wounds, one in the thigh and one in the head, the latter injuring him for life.

1850 Illinois Census, Hancock County, page 438A
enumerated November 19, 1850, dwelling #2418

Jerry White, 40, male, farmer, value of real estate owned 200, born VT
Laura, 37, female, born PA
Daniel, 15, male, born IL, attended school within the year
Clarinda, 12, female, born IL, attended school within the year
Lucinda, 9, female, born IL, attended school within the year
Charles, 6, male, born IL, attended school within the year
Augustus, 1, male, twins, born IL
Augusta, 1, female, born IL

George is missing from this listing.

 

1860 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Fountain Green Township, page 770
enumerated July 28, 1860, dwelling #3595

Jary White, 51, male, farmer, value of real estate 2600, value of personal estate 700, born VA
Daniel, 23, male, farmer, born IL
Clarinda, 21, female, born IL
George, 16, male, farmer, born IL, attended school within the year
Charles, 16, male, farmer, born IL, attended school within the year
Lucinda, 14, female, born IL, attended school within the year
Agusta, 11, female, born IL, attended school within the year
Augustus, 11, male, born IL, attended school within the year

 

1870 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Fountain Green Township, page 134A
enumerated June 9, 1870, household #218


White, Jary, 63, male, white, farmer, value of real estate 3000, value of personal estate 400, born VT, male citizen of the U.S. aged 21 years or more
Elisabeth, 41, female, white, keeping house, born IL
George W, 26, male, white, farmer, born IL, male citizen of the U.S. aged 21 years or more
Augustus, 20, male, white, farmer, born IL
Henrietta, 11, female, white, born IL, attended school within the year
Noble L, 8, male, white, born IL, attended school within the year
Effie, 6, female, white, born IL, attended school within the year
Thomas E, 2, male, white, born IL
Frances E, 2/12, born IL, born in April

 

1880 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Fountain Green Township, page 116A
enumerated June 18-21, 1880, dwelling #156

White, Jerry, white, male, 71, married, farmer, born in VT, father born Wales, mother born CT
Elizabeth L, white, female, 51, wife, married, keeping house, born IL, father born TN, mother
born SC
George W, white, male, 36, son, single, at home, born in IL, father born VT, mother born IL
Noble, white, male, 18, son, single, at home, attended school within the year, born IL, father born VT, mother born IL
James, Mary H, white, female, 21, daughter*, single, at home, born IL, father born OH, mother born IL
White, Clara E, white, female, 16, daughter, single, at home, attended school within the year, born IL, father born VT, mother born IL
Thomas E, white, male, 12, son, single, at home, attended school within the year, could not write, born IL, father born VT, mother born IL
Francis E, white, female, 10, daughter, single, at home, attended school within the year, born IL, father born VT, mother born IL

*Unless Jary adopted her, Mary was his stepdaughter.

 

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