Wash, Milton H.

Born: 1819-03-16 Todd County, Kentucky

Died: 1890-06-28 Saint Louis, Missouri

Flourished: 1839-1842 Springfield, Illinois

In 1839, Wash moved to Springfield, Illinois, where the following year he married Mary J. Bryan. In July 1842, Wash was suspected of embezzling $1,161 from the State Auditor’s office, where he had worked as a clerk for several years. He was fired and he fled the area shortly after. In 1845, the state treasurer reported the total amount stolen as $3,309.27. By late 1844, Wash had moved his family to St. Joseph, Missouri, where Wash worked as a grocer. They lived there until 1859, when they moved to Memphis, Tennessee for a short time before settling in St. Louis in 1862. Wash and his wife raised seven children.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 751; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 22 July 1842, 3:2; Illinois House Journal. 1844. 14th G. A., 343, 368; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Buchanan County, MO, 21; Gravestone, Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.