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White, Martin

Born: 1802-12-17 Kentucky

Died: 1862-04-21 Missouri

White moved from Kentucky to Christian County, Illinois, in 1835 and was one of the earliest settlers. He and his wife, Kittura, lived in Mosquito Township. He was a Baptist preacher. He won election as a Democrat into the Illinois House of Representatives for one term, 1840 to 1842, representing Christian and Logan counties. He and his family moved to Bates County, Missouri between 1850 and 1860. In 1860, he owned $1,500 in real estate and $1,000 in personal estate.

Gravestone, White Cemetery, Bates County, MO; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Christian County, IL, 153; Newton Bateman and Paul Selby, eds., Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Christian County ed. by Henry L. Fowkes (Chicago: Munsell, 1918), 2:776-77; History of Christian County, Illinois(Philadelphia: Brink, McDonough, 1880), 56, 253; John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 209; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Spruce, Bates County, MO, 158.