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White, Hugh, 1793-1833



  • Existence: 1793 - 1833

Biographical History

Hugh White (1793-1833) was a soldier, trader, and early settler in Missouri and Illinois.

Illinois legal instruments, 1833-1835 (letters of administration on the estate of the late Hugh White; produced by the Adams County Probate Court), October 14, 2016 (Hugh White; born about 1793; died December 18, 1833 in Adams County, Illinois; married Eleanor Kay/Eleanor Nellie Reaugh on August 26, 1832 in Adams County, Illinois)

FamilySearch, October 14, 2016 (Hugh White; of Columbus twp, Adams, Illinois; born December 1793; died 18 Decembet 1833; married Eleanor Reaugh about 1833)

rootsweb, via WWW, October 14, 2016 (Fortune Footprints--White Whisperings; James White , Capt. (1782-1836); served in War of 1812 in St. Charles Co., MO; established White's Fort in that area; he is found in 1817 in St. Charles County, MO Territorial census, along with brothers Hugh and Joseph; also lived in Lincoln Co., MO; he settled by 1823 in Hancock Co., IL; his brother Joseph stayed in Pike Co., MO and his brother Hugh went to Adams Co., IL; original owner of the land where the Temple is located (was sold in 1840 after his death); Capt. James White purchased items from the estate of Hugh White of Adams Co., IL (1835); later there was litigation in Hancock County by the administrator of Hugh's estate to recover a debt from James) -

Additional White Family Research to Prove James White is the Father Of Joseph White (1811-1889), via WWW, October 14, 2016 (Hugh White; born about 1795; was one of at least 6 sons of Alexander White (Alexander's wife is unknown); brother of Capt. James White; Hugh arrived in Adams County, IL at least by 1827; he was named as administrator for the estates of both Peter and William Journey who died on the same date in 1827; Hugh's first wife was probably a Journey; Hugh then married Eleanor Reaugh in Adams Co., IL in August 1832; Hugh died quite young in December of 1833 in Adams County, IL and his 2nd wife, Eleanor was appointed executor; she was evidently expecting a child shortly, and it appears she died, possibly in childbirth, before the estate was settled; her father, Matthew Reaugh, died soon thereafter and their son, Alexander Hugh White was named in his estate papers; Capt. James White of Hancock County, IL was mentioned several times in the estate documents of Hugh; James took possession of his cattle, as the estate appraisal mentioned their location; he also purchased items from the estate; a complaint in Hancock County shows the administrator of Hugh's estate trying to settle a debt with James) -

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Probate Court legal instruments

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230310978]
Identifier: MSS SC 1264
Scope and Contents

Three legal instruments from Illinois. Two of the items are letters of administration on the estate of the late Hugh White which were produced by the Adams County Probate Court. The third item is a bill of lading for articles being shipped on the Ohio River to Martin Baker, Jr. at Louisville.

Dates: 1833-1835