Col Hugh White

Col Hugh White

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Death 1822 (aged 84–85)
Burial Jersey Shore, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 32273186 · View Source
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COL. HUGH WHITE was born in Lancaster (now Dauphin) county, Pennsylvania, in 1737, and was a son of Hugh White, a pioneer of that portion of the State. Prior to the Revolution Colonel White came to the West Branch valley and settled west of the mouth of Pine creek, in what is now Clinton county. On the 19th of April, 1775, he was commissioned "Captain of a company of foot in the First Battalion of Associators in the county of Northumberland." This commission is still in the possession of his descendants in Williamsport. In 1776 he was appointed as one of the Committee of Safety for Pine Creek township by the Council of Northumberland county. He proved himself a faithful and valuable officer, and in 1778 he was promoted to the rank of colonel, in which. capacity he served for some time as commissary, and was untiring in his efforts to provide supplies for Washington's army. He was colonel of a regiment from this part of the State in the war of 1812, and was stationed at Black Rock, on the Niagara river, until discharged from the service. Colonel White also took an active part in civil and religious affairs. In 1795, 1796, 1803, and 1804 he represented this district in the legislature. He was one of the elders of Pine Creek Presbyterian church, to which office he was chosen in 1795-96. He was twice married; first to Margaret, daughter of John and Ann Allison of Lancaster county, who bore him a family of six sons and one daughter, all of whom are dead. His second wife was Mrs. Charlotte White nee Weitzel, daughter of John and Tabitha (Morris) Weitzel. She was the widow of James White, a pioneer hotel keeper of Trevorton, Northumberland county, and afterwards the owner of White's island in the Susquehanna, near Georgetown. He lived on the east side of the river opposite the island, and was killed in 1812 by being thrown from his wagon. By his second marriage Colonel White reared a family of one daughter and three sons, as follows: Isabella, born February 13, 1815, who has been twice married, first in January, 1833, to Robert S. Bailey of Jersey Shore, who died April 24; 1851, and October 12, 1853, to Col. James S. Allen of Jersey Shore, where they still reside; and George,. John, and Henry, all of whom are well remembered, citizens of Williamsport. Colonel White was killed on his farm ‘in 1822, by being thrown from his horse, and was interred in the old Pine Creek graveyard. Mrs. Allen of Jersey Shore is the only survivor of his family, but his descendants are numerous and prominent in the West Branch valley.


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  • Created by: Karen
  • Added: 18 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32273186
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Hugh White (1737–1822), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32273186, citing Pine Creek Cemetery, Jersey Shore, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Karen (contributor 47003050) .