Gen Samuel A. Whiteside

Gen Samuel A. Whiteside

Birth
Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
Death 13 Jan 1866 (aged 82)
Mount Auburn, Christian County, Illinois, USA
Burial Mount Auburn, Christian County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 27512000 · View Source
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Military Hero

Samuel A Whiteside was the son of John D Whiteside and Judith Tolley. In 1811, Captain Whiteside was the commander of the Illinois 17th Infantry. He distinguised himself in the War of 1812 and the Winnebago War. In 1814, he pursued Native Americans who killed a woman and six children near Alton, Illinois, finding and killing one of them. He was one of the signers of the Kickapoo and Osage Treaties of 1815. He was named to a commission to select a new state capital for Illinois, selecting Vandalia, and served in the Illinois General Assembly from 1819 to 1821. In the Black Hawk War of 1832, he led the First Brigade of the Illinois milita as a Brigadier General. Captain Abraham Lincoln led a company under his command. Whiteside County, Illinois was named in his honor.

He was a member of the Free Masons as shown by the insignia on his tombstone.

See:

http://illinois1812warsociety.org/samuel.html


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  • Created by: Sue Hawk Ridgley
  • Added: 12 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27512000
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen Samuel A. Whiteside (12 Apr 1783–13 Jan 1866), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27512000, citing Hunter Cemetery, Mount Auburn, Christian County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Sue Hawk Ridgley (contributor 47001567) .