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William A. White

William A. White[1, 2, 3]

Male 1837 - 1900  (~ 63 years)

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  • Name William A. White 
    Born May 1837  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • family stories hold that the Whites came from County Cork, Ireland
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1850  St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    District 82  
    • 1850 Census District 82 St. Louis, Missouri
      Richard White, 46 years old, born in Ireland. Farmer.
      Ann White, 40 years old, born in Ireland
      John White, 17 years old, born in Ireland. Farmer
      Richard White, 15 years old, born in Ireland. Farmer
      James White, 13 years old, born in Ireland
      * William White, 11 years old, born in Ireland
      Robert White, 9 years old, born in Ireland
      Ellen White, 7 years old, born in Ireland
      Michael White, 4 years old, born in Ireland
    1850 Federal Census
St. Louis, Missouri
    1850 Federal Census St. Louis, Missouri
    Residence 1860  Brush Creek Township, Gasconade County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    (Oak Hill and Bem Post Office) 
    • 1860 Brush Creek Township, Gasconade County, Missouri (Oak Hill and Bem Post Office)
      William Whyte, 20 years old, born in Ireland. Farmer. Value of personal estate: 300. Married within the year.
      Sarah K Whyte, 16 years old, born in Tennessee
      * living next to Ann Whyte, William's mother
    1860 Federal Census
Gasconade County, Missouri
    1860 Federal Census Gasconade County, Missouri
    Occupation 1860 
    Farmer 
    Individual Note 1862  Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Shot by Bushwhacker 
    • sometime prior to 1863, may or may not have been while in service with EMM, shot through left thigh by "bushwhackers"; rebels went to his house, Wm being strong Union man, chased him to kill him, but he escaped w/ wound in thigh
    Military 25 Aug 1862 
    Enlisted and Commissioned 1st Lt. of Company G, 34th Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia; Capt. Henry Souders 
    William A. White
34th EMM
    Union Flags
    Military 25 Sep 1862 
    discharged from service in Co. G of the 34th EMM 
    William A. White
34th EMM
    Union Flags
    Military 14 Aug 1863 
    enrolled as Private in Company I of the 9th Provisional Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia 
    • The 9th PEMM was organized in the Gasconade county area and comprised of select soldiers from the 34th EMM. The 9th PEMM saw action in a few skirmishes and one battle in Marshall, Missouri.
    William A. White
9th PMM
    Union Flags
    Military 1 Sept 1863  Cuba, Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Broken Finger 
    • William claimed that broke his finger on/about this date while breaking a saddle mule for a government team; finger broke when got caught in saddle
    Union Flags
    Union Flags
    Military 15 Nov 1863  Lebanon, Cooper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Exposure during Snow Storm 
    • William claimed he contracted rheumatism on or about this date, from sleeping outside in a severe snow storm at "Camp Glover" without sufficient cover or bedding, while serving in the 9th PEMM.
      at time of snow storm, were detailed with mechanics to erect a ferry boat and a stage stable; Samuel Oberkrom and Henry Reaves attested to the storm and exposure
      Wm. stated he did not see medical attention at hospital because he was mustered out so soon after his injury, and because hospital was infected with lice, and they treated soldiers like horses
    Union Flags
    Union Flags
    Military Jan 1864  Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    honorably discharged from the 9th PEMM 
    William A. White
9th PMM
    Union Flags
    Residence Apr 1864  Troy, Madison County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    upon return from service, he and Catherine lived at Jakes Prairie for about 3 months, then in April moved to Troy, Illinois; lived there three years, then returned to Crawford County, to Argo, in October 1867 
    Medical circa 1866  Madison County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    attack of pulmonary fever 
    • William later stated that he suffered a "hard spell of pulmonary fever' about two years after he mustered out of the service; at time was living in Madison County, Illinois
    Residence Oct 1867  Argo, Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • moved from Troy and returned to Crawford county; settled at Argo
    Property 11 Dec 1867  Gasconade County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchased Land 
    • William purchased 135 acres of land in Gasconade County from Henry Souders in December of 1867.
      Gasconade County Deed Book S; Page 445
      Grantor: Henry Souders
      Grantee: William A. White
      Warranty Deed
      December 11, 1867
      Filed: February 9, 1869
      N ½ of NE ¼ and N side of S ½ of NE ¼ Section 28
      and
      NE of NE ¼ Section 29
      T40 R4

      * note - 29-40-4 is not in present-day Gasconade County, but rather sits in northern Crawford County. The northern boundary of Crawford County was changed in 1870. By present-day roads, this land is situated east of Highway 19, but west of Highway P, south of the Oak Hill Cemetery and Highway C, but north of the Taylor Road. The land sits just to the east of the Oak Hill Road.

      28-40-4 is also in present-day Crawford County. This land will be directly east of Section 29. Situated on the east side of Highway P (possibly adjacent to and/or on both sides of P), south of C, but east of the Radford
    Property Jan 1869  Gasconade County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    sold 40 acres of land to brother James 
    • Gasconade County Deed Book S Page 544
      Grantor: William A. White
      Grantee: James White
      Warranty Deed
      NE of NE ¼
      29-40-4
      40 acres
      29 Jan 1869
      F: 29 Nov 1869
      * note, this land is not in Gasconade County, but rather sits in present-day northern Crawford County. The northern boundary of Crawford County was changed in 1870. This is part of the land William purchased from Henry Souders in December of 1867. By present-day roads, this land is situated east of Highway 19, but west of Highway P, south of the Oak Hill Cemetery and Highway C, but north of the Taylor Road. The land sits just to the east of the Oak Hill Road.

    Residence 1870  Oak Hill, Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1870 Oak Hill, Crawford County, Missouri (Cuba Post Office)
      William White, 26 years old, born in Ireland. Farmer. Value of real estate: 1000; value of personal estate 475
      Kate White, 24 years old, born in Tennessee
      William White, 8 years old, born in Missouri
      Cora M White, 4 years old, born in Missouri
      Mary A White, 3 years old, born in Missouri
      Thomas H White, 11/12 months old, born in Missouri
    William White
1870 Federal Census
    William White 1870 Federal Census
    Occupation 1870 
    Farmer 
    • Agricultural Schedule: owned farm; 95 acres (30 improved); horses, mules, cows, sheep, pigs, winter wheat, indian corn, oats, hay, irish potatoes, wool
    Residence 1880  Oak Hill, Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1880 Oak Hill, Crawford County, Missouri
      Wm. A. White, 37 years old, born in Ireland; parents born in Ireland. Farmer
      Catharine White, wife, 36 years old, born in Missouri; father born in Scotland; mother born in Ireland
      William White, son, 18 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Ireland
      Cora White, daughter, 15 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Ireland
      Mary Ann White, daughter, 13 years old, born in Illinois; parents born in Ireland
      Thomas White, son, 10 years old, born in Missouri; parents born in Ireland
      Margaret White, daughter, 9 years old, born in Missouri; parents born in Ireland
      Charles White, son, 7 years old, born in Missouri; parents born in Ireland
      Susan White, daughter, 4 years old, born in Missouri; parents born in Ireland
    William White
1880 Federal Census
    William White 1880 Federal Census
    Occupation 1880 
    Farmer 
    • Agricultural Schedule: owner, 135 acres (60 improved); 12 ton hay; horses, mules, cows, sheep, butter, eggs, corn, oats, wheat, beans, sorghum/molasses, tobacco, apple and peach orchards
    Medical circa 1884  Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    attack of pulmonary fever 
    • William stated in August of 1899 that he had suffered a spell of pulmonary fever about 15 years earlier, when living in Crawford; since that time suffered from continual severe cough
    Property 16 Apr 1886  Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchased land from Matilda French  
    • William purchased 65 acres of land in Crawford County from Matilda French, a widow living in Harvey County, Kansas.
      The land, 65 acres in all, is described as being part of the south half of the northeast quarter of Section 28 Township 40 Range 4 West.
      William paid $400 for the land.
      * William and Catherine sold this parcel of land, in March of 1890, to their son, Thomas H. White.

      ** Thomas and his wife Elizabeth, in turn, sell this same parcel of land back to Catherine M. White, in October of 1906. Thomas and Elizabeth are noted to be of St. Louis.
      *** Catherine turns around, 5 days later, and sells this parcel of land to Toney White.

      16 April 1886
      Matilda French, of Harvey County, Kansas; to William A. White of Oak Hill, Crawford County, Missouri. $400. Part of the south half of the northeast quarter of Section 28 Township 40 Range 4 West. (land situated in Crawford County) 65 acres

      3 March 1890
      William A. White and Catherine N. White, his wife, of Crawford County; to Thomas H. White, of Crawford County. $1000. Part of the south half of the northeast quarter of Section 28 Township 40 Range 4 West. 65 acres

      1 October 1906
      Thomas H. White and Elizabeth, his wife, of St. Louis, Missouri; to Catherine White of Crawford County. $1400. Part of the south half of the northeast quarter of Section 28 Township 40 Range 4 West. 65 acres

      6 October 1906
      Catherine White, single, of Crawford County; to Toney White of Crawford. $600. Part of the south half of the northeast quarter of Section 28 Township 40 Range 4 West. 65 acres

    Property Mar 1888  Crawford County, MIssouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    purchased land 
    • NWNW Section 27 Township 40 Range 4
      This land is located east of, and adjacent to, the land in Section 28; east of Highway P, south of Highway C, situated either just west, or along both sides of the Radford Road
    Property 19 Mar 1890  Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sale of Land to Thomas H. White 
    • $1000. Part of the south half of the northeast quarter of Section 28 Township 40 Range 4 West. 65 acres
    Residence Jun 1890  Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1890 Veteran's Census; William A. White residing in Oak Hill, Crawford County, Missouri; listed as serving in the 31st Missouri Infantry. Have found no record of him in that unit; could be that they wrote 31 instead of 34; listed as being wounded in thigh
    William White
1890 Veterans Census
    William White 1890 Veterans Census
    Pension 29 May 1893  Gasconade County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William White filed declaration for invalid pension under the Act of June 27, 1890; residing in Argo, Crawford Co; claimed invalid by reason of rheumatism and a broken little finger
    • application 1151535; certificate 993101
    Pension 2 Jun 1893  Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    filed for invalid pension; application 1151535; certificate 993101 
    William White Pension
    William White Pension
    Pension 4 Jul 1893  Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • filed declaration for invalid pension; 54 years old, residing in Argo, Crawford Co; served in 9 PEMM; claimed invalid because contracted rheumatism during service, and also suffered a broken finger
    Pension 16 Aug 1893 
    • Surgeon's examination; found no evidence of injury to finger; only slight rheumatic stiffness; not wholly disabled for manual labor; 6' tall, 154 pounds
    Pension 18 Aug 1893  Gasconade County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Samuel Oberkrom, of Bem, filed affidavit in conjunction with W's pension claim, attesting to proof of disability; Samuel served with W, said that W broke his finger Sep 1, 1863, near Cuba, also contracted rheumatism Nov 63 near Lebanon when slept in snow
    Pension 9 Oct 1893  Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Adam Hosfeld, of Bem, Gasconade County, filed affidavit in support of Wm's pension claim attesting to Wm's poor health and rheumatism; had seen Wm "prostrate" with rheumatism - unable to leave bed
    Pension 9 Oct 1893  Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Julius Enke, of Oak Hill, field affidavit attesting to William's rheumatism, which Wm. had suffered from since discharge
    Pension Feb 1894 
    • claim rejected; no rateable disability shown under Act of 1890; letter of reject sent to William and attorneys March 5, 1894
    Pension 12 Mar 1894  Oak Hill, Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Julius Enke answered questions related to William's claim to a pension; gave answers in German; had known Wm since Wm's discharge; always complained of rheumatism; see him once a week
    Pension 20 Mar 1894  Oak Hill, Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Henry Reaves, who served with William, filed affidavit attesting to snow storm, exposure, and Wm's rheumatism
    Pension 3 Nov 1894  Bland, Gasconade County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Samuel Matthews, who served with William, filed affidavit attesting to storm, exposure, and Wm's rheumatism
    Pension 20 Nov 1894  Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • R Cunningham of Argo filed affidavit in support of Wm's pension claim attesting that he had known Wm 7 years; Wm. had not worked in 3-4 years, unable to work more than 1/2 time
    Pension 21 Nov 1894  Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Franklin Gorsage of Argo filed affidavit in support of Wm's pension claim attesting that he had known Wm for 11 years, had seen him confined to bed; could only work 1/2 time
    Pension 22 Dec 1894  Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Burges Matthews, of Argo, filed affidavit in support of Wm's pension claim, attesting that he had known Wm since 1863, that Wm had rheumatism, unable to fully work; thought would died in 1863 and 1864
    Pension 29 Dec 1894  Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William White filed declaration for invalid pension under Act of June 27, 1890; claimed invalid due to rheumatism and broken little finger;
    Pension 5 Jan 1895 
    • filed declaration for pension, claiming disabled by rheumatism and broken finger (same claims as previously made); this claim rejected September 30, 1895
    Pension 17 Apr 1895 
    • Surgeon's Examination: 6' tall, 148 pounds; slight stiffness and limited movement in shoulders; finger healed; not wholly disabled for farming manual labor
    Pension 29 Oct 1895 
    • letter of rejection sent to William and his attorneys
    Pension 11 Nov 1895  Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wm. filed affidavit in support of his claim for pension; details his illnesses and disabilities
    Pension 13 Jul 1896  Oak Hill, Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William A. White, of Argo, Crawford Co, in conjunction with pension claim, filed affidavit that he served as 1st Lt in EMM, Henry Souders Capt; can't get certificate of service, as muster rolls burned; while in EMM was shot through left thigh, before 1863
    Pension 13 Jul 1896  Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William White filed declaration for invalid pension under the Act of June 27, 1890; residing in Argo; claimed invalid by reason of rheumatism and broken finger; also kidney trouble and bloody urine
    Pension 3 Aug 1896  Oak Hill, Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wm. underwent medical examination by S. Meineke MD; had known Wm for 30 years; attested to Wm.'s rheumatism, broken finger, and inability to perform manual labor
    Pension 20 Mar 1897  Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Samuel Oberkrom, of Bem, Gasconade County, filed affidavit and proof of disability in support of Wm.'s pension claim; Samuel served with Wm in the PEMM; attested to exposure during a "violent" snow storm
    Pension 19 Apr 1897  Argo, Crawford County Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • deposition of Catherine; stated she married William in 1860; was living at his mother's in Jake's Prairie when he returned from service; moved to Troy immediately on his return, there 3 years; returned "afflicted"; he had 3 brothers in army, all now dead
    Pension 19 Apr 1897  Argo, Crawford County Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • examiner conducted special examination of William's pension claim; report made May 1897; found all witnesses worthless; that claim could never be established and was without merit, and that it should be rejected.
    Pension 15 Jun 1897 
    • William and attorneys notified that William's pension claim rejected
    Pension 26 Dec 1897  Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • DP Enloe, of Argo, filed affidavit in support of Wm's pension claim attesting that he had known Wm since war, that Wm. suffered from rheumatism; helpless and confined to bed at times; couldn't do full work; couldn't dig grave circa 1879
    Pension 13 Apr 1898 
    • Surgeon's Examination: 6' tall, 145 pounds; rated 6/18 rheumatism; 12/18 lung disease; no rating for finger, heart disease or kidney disease
    Pension 27 Oct 1898  Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • in support of Wm's pension claim, Jos. Nangle and S Meineke filed affidavit; had known Wm since 1865; was a industrious hard working man; now complains that can't work; is slowly getting worse; doesn't work 1/2 time due to kidney disease and rheumatism
    Pension 11 Apr 1899  Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • in support of Wm's pension claim, neighbors Franklin Gorsage and David Hartman filed affidavit re: Wm's health; failed very fast in past 2 years; is disabled from performing manual labor;
    Pension 11 Apr 1899  Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William filed affidavit regarding when he contracted lung disease, and his illnesses after leaving the service; had pulmonary fever 2 years after left service, when in IL, another about 1884, in MO. Continual severe cough since that time
    Pension 22 Apr 1899  Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • in support of Wm's claim, neighbors Joseph Naugle and J Garner filed affidavit stating knew Wm and that he could not support himself by manual labor
    Pension 20 Nov 1899  Argo, Crawford County Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William answered questions for pension bureau; attested to marriage, children and their birthdates
    Pension 13 Dec 1899 
    • pension issued at rate of $6 per month, commencing July 18, 1896
    Residence 1900  Oak Hill Township, Crawford, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1900 Oak Hill, Crawford County, Missouri
      William White, 63 years old, born May 1837 in Ireland; parents born in Ireland. Farmer. Year of immigration unknown. Married 35 years
      Catharin M White, wife, 56 years old, born October 1843 in Missouri; parents born in Tennessee. Mother of 10 children, 10 living. Married 35 years
      Terrisa B White, daughter, 19 years old, born May 1881 in Missouri; father born in Ireland; mother born in Missouri
      Paul White, son, 16 years old, born April 1884 in Missouri; father born in Ireland; mother born in Missouri. Attended school within the year (3); farm laborer
      Antta P White, son, 14 years old, born February 1886 in Missouri; father born in Ireland; mother born in Missouri. Attended school within the year (3); farm laborer
      Bernard W White, son, 11 years old, born August 1888 in Missouri; father born in Ireland; mother born in Missouri. Attended school within the year (5); farm laborer
    William White
1900 Federal Census
    William White 1900 Federal Census
    Occupation 1900 
    Farmer 
    Pension 24 Dec 1900 
    • pensioner William A. White, Private, 9 PEMM, dropped because of death; William last paid $6 to 4 November 1900
    Died 24 Dec 1900  Oak Hill, Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Cause: died from pneumonia; attended in last illness by Dr. CA Wood 
    • died from pneumonia; attended in last illness by Dr. CA Wood
    Buried Cuba, Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    William A. White
    William White
    White Civil War Veterans
    Person ID I59190  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 23 May 2020 

    Father Richard Michael White,   b. 1802, County Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1854, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary Ann Dunn,   b. 1814, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1880, Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married presume Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • presume Ireland because they were married with children on arrival to United States; also presume married before oldest-known child's birth in 1833
    Family ID F9146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Catherine Dowler,   b. 23 Oct 1843, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1924, Bourbon, Crawford County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 23 Jun 1860  Franklin County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F9714  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    William White
    William White

  • Notes 
    • THE WHITE FAMILY written by John A. White 1972
      William settled on a farm in Crawford County Missouri which he homesteaded. While building a new barn in 1900 he fell and was injured, as a result of the injuries he took pneumonia and died.
      During the Civil War he enlisted in the Union Forces. He was commissioned an officer in the militia and rose to rank of Captain.

      He was married to the former Mary Catherine Dowler of Bourbon, Missouri. Her father was a Confederate sympathizer and ran a grain mill, Dowler Mill, east of Bourbon. Verbal stories say that Mary was forbidden by her father to see William White. One day William rode in, scooped up Mary, and off they went. Except for one occasion when she saw one of her brothers, she did not see any of her family again.
      ---



      Notes from John A. White: remembers seeing many carpet tacks embedded in the siding of William and Catherine's old home. John's father related that the tacks were the result of an accidental discharge of a muzzle-loading shotgun when his brothers Paul and Bert were loading the gun. It so happned that Grandma White (Catherine) was sitting on the porch steps at the time of the discharge and the tacks missed her only by inches. John's father stated the unusual load of carpet tacks was intended, he believed, for the neighbors old sow.
      John related that the little old land (Barry Fitzgerald's mother) in the movie "Going My Way" reminded him of his Grandma White in her last years. "Just a wonderful little old lady"

  • Sources 
    1. [S17749] Census.
      1850 St. Louis, Missouri; showing William White in the home of Richard and Ann White

    2. [S17749] Census.
      1880 Crawford County, Missouri; with name Wm. A

    3. [S17786] Tombstone.
      inscribed with name William A. White

    4. [S17749] Census.
      1850 St. Louis, Missouri; listing William as 11 years old, born in Ireland

    5. [S17749] Census.
      1900 Crawford County, Missouri; listing William as born May 1837

    6. [S17786] Tombstone.
      with full date of death

    7. [S17786] Tombstone.
      with birth year


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