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Descendants of Basil White

Shared by Stephen Fisher


Generation No. 1

 

1.  BASIL3 WHITE  (JOHN2, BENJAMIN1) was born 15 Nov 1815.  He married MATILDA HUNTER, daughter of ISAAC HUNTER and ELIZABETH KIGER. 

 

Notes for BASIL WHITE:

History of Vigo and Parke Counties; Chicago: H.H. Hill and N. Idding, Publishers. 1880 Wabash Township. Page 343 

WHITE, Basel, farmer, Armieburg, is the son of John and Jane (Montgomery) White and grandson of Benjamin White.  He was b. Nov 15, 1815 and at about the age of 13 years he came to Wabash Twp., though his parents came one year previous.  Like his father he war reared a farmer, which has always been his occupation, although to some extent he has been engaged in boating non the rivers between here and New Orleans.  Feb. 9, 1836, he married Miss Matilda, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth (Kiger) Hunter.  She was born in Ohio, but came to Parke Co. when about four years old.  They have nine children living: Caroline; Elizabeth J.; John; Mary; Barbara A.; Susan; Nancy; Rufus and Charlie.  Mr. White's father died on the old farm in 1874 and his mother is still living and is 85 years old.  Mrs. White's parents came to this country far back in its early history.  Her mother died in the  old fort where they were forced to retreat for protection from the savage red men who then held possession of the surrounding country. Her father was drowned on the bottoms about 60 years ago, while assisting a neighbor in driving some cattle from a small island to the mainland, during an overflow of the Wabash River.  While swimming his horse through some driftwood, he tipped, lost his balance, got under the drift and was not found until the Water went down.

 

Rockville Newspaper - - Basil White was born in Ohio, November 15, 1815 and died June 17, 1902 being 80 years 5 months and two days.  He came to Indiana at the age of 13.  His parent came one year previous in 1836.  He was married to Matilda HUNTER.  There were 13 children born to them of whom only 6 are living. - - Mrs. James UNDERWOOD; Mrs. Mary FISHER; Mrs Barbara WHITE; John WHITE, Rufus WHITE and Charles WHITE who are left to mourn his departure with a host of friends.  Mr. White lived an honest, upright life, made friends where ever he went, was industrious and truthful and will be missed by his children; at least.  Being in failing health for some time he stayed close to home.  He spent his last days with his daughter Mrs. Albery FISHER, who cared for him to the last.  Funeral Services were preached at the house by the Rev. Z. D. Maris, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Hixon Cemetery; west of Mecca.

         

Children of BASIL WHITE and MATILDA HUNTER are:

          i.        CAROLINE4 WHITE, b. 1837; m. THOMAS GLEASON, 1856.

          ii.       ELIZABETH JANE WHITE, b. 1839; m. JOHN UNDERWOOD, 1868.

          iii.      JOHN P WHITE, b. 1840; m. DEBORAH COOPER.

          iv.      SUSAN WHITE, b. 1848; m. JOSEPH WOLFE, 1866.

          v.       NANCY WHITE, b. 1850; m. CHARLES OVERMAN.

          vi.      DAVID WHITE, b. 1851.

          vii.     WILLIAM WHITE, b. 1854.

          viii.    RUFUS WHITE, b. 1855.

          ix.      CHARLES WHITE, b. 1857.

          x.       MARY ELIZABETH WHITE, b. 1844; m. ALBERT FISHER; b. 13 Nov 1843, Parke County , IN; d. 15 Feb 1914, Catlin, Parke County.

 

Notes for ALBERT FISHER:

Obituaries.

Albert FISHER, son of Jacob and Nancy FISHER, was born in Parke County, Indiana, November 13, 1843; died February 15, 1914, aged 70 years, 3 months and 2 days.  Mr FISHER spent his boyhood days in the county where he was born, and growing to young manhood, living in the time of the outbreak of the war of the rebellion, early became enthused by the impulse of war and it's probable achievements, and following the example of his young men associates, enlisting in the United States service in defense of his country.  Not being satisfied by the first enlistment and trials of the solder life, he re enlisted the second and third time, remaining practically in the Service throughout that long, bloody war.  It was upon a time of furlough, coming home, he met and became acquainted with Miss Mary E. WHITE.  The friendship ripened into love, and growing stronger resulting in their marriage October 19, 1865, following closely the close of the war.  To this happy union were born four children. The mourning widow, together with the remnant of children are left behind. One child dying in infancy, one daughter dying March 23, 1913, Rufus E. residing in Clinton, Indiana and Ora W. of Corina California, also seven grandchildren living.  The deceased has one brother, John FISHER living in Nevada, Missouri, and three half brothers -- Wm F., Edward G. and Sherman R of Parke County, also two half -sisters Nancy I BRINDLEY and Melissa A. MARTIN of Vermillion County.  The departed was a member of the Methodist Episcopal; Church for a period of twenty-five years.  His relatives and friends have reason to believe that his faith in the atonement of our Savior has been sufficient.  His allegiance to the great principles of the higher life.  Unknown source.

 

Albert FISHER was a quiet unassuming character, who regarded all rights of his fellowmen as he did those of his own, thus drawing around him friendship both respected and lasting.  While a loving and kind affectionate father and grandfather has passed from mortal scenes and actions, the family gather to give him their last respect and love to a common memorial. The burial took place on Tues. the 17th of Feb. 1914, preached by Rev A. R. Simpson or Montezuma after which a large delegation of Odd Fellows performed the last sad yet tender burial service peculiar to that grand order.  A goodly number of the Grand Army members were present, ready to give their customary services to the memory of an old comrade, but omitted most of the ritual on account of lack of time and inclement weather.  The body was laid to rest on the hill of Mount Olivet Church to await the trumpet call.  David Strouse, who knew Mr. FISHER well and who was an honorary member of MR. FISHER's first regiment, the Indiana Regiment, has furnished the following short tribute to his record as a soldier.  He was mustered in Company A of the 14th Indiana Regiment June 7, 1861 and was discharged for disabilities May 13, 1862.  August 1, 1862 he enlisted in Company "C" of the 78th Indiana, and was taken prisoner at the battle of Uniontown, Kentucky, and paroled.  He again enlisted in Company F of the 11th Indiana Cavalry December 9, 1863, and was mustered out with the regiment September 19, 1865.  His services as a soldier, being a member of several regiments, thus exemplifies his loyalty to his country and his flag.  He was an honest, conscientious soldier as well as citizen, as all those who knew him testify.  Unknown source.