Saturday, September 10, 2011

Horace G. White.

HORACE G. WHITE, farmer and dairyman, Section 29, Township 20, Range 8, P. O. Bazaar, was born in Cayuga County, N. Y., January 18, 1831. He was brought up on a dairy farm, in his native county, where he resided until October, 1861. He then entered the volunteer service as Second Lieutenant of Company F, Ninety-fourth Regiment, New York Volunteers. Was assigned to the army of the Potomac, and participated in the battle of South Mountain and the second battle of Bull Run.

He was promoted to First Lieutenant in May, 1862, and after the battle of Bull Run was promoted to Captain and assigned to the command of Company A. He afterwards participated in the battles of Fredericksburg, Stone Mountain, Antietam and Gettsyburg. In the latter engagement Capt. White was take prisoner, with most of the men of his Regiment, and was confined in Libby prison, at Richmond, at Danville, Macon, Charleston and Columbia. From the latter point he made his escape February 14, 1865, with about seventy-five others, and succeeded in reaching the lines of General Shermans army.

He was then sent to Washington, and being in poor health from his long confinement of nearly two years, he resigned. He then returned to his farm which he operated until 1869, when he removed to Richland County, Wisconsin, and engaged in the dairy and hop-raising business, continuing until the fall of 1877, when he came to Kansas, located on the South Fork of the Cottonwood River, in Bazaar Township, and engaged in dairy business. In 1882 he bought 240 acres of land and is now engaged in stock-raising and farming in connection with his dairy business. In the spring of 1883 he formed a partnership with Charles and George W. Cosper, under the firm name of White & Cosper Bros. They firm have (sic) since bought 240 acres of bottom land, situated on the South Fork of the Cottonwood River, and made great improvements in their cheese factory.

They have about 100 acres under cultivation and the remainder devoted to hay and grazing purposes. They have a herd of 112 head of cattle, mostly dairy cows, and operate the only cheese factory in the Township. Mr. White is a member of the I. O. O. F. He was appointed postmaster at Bazaar, in April, 1878, and has held the office ever since. He married Miss Delia A. Matson, of Cayuga County, N. Y., December 30, 1851, by which marriage he has had six children, of whom Minnie C., Julia G., Charlotte E. and Lucretia T., are now living.

Military Record.

WHITE, H O R A C E G.—Age, 30 years. Enrolled, October 6, 1861, at Ira, to serve three years; mustered in as second lieutenant,Co. F , December 9, 1861; promoted first lieutenant,May 16,1862; mustered in as captain, Co. A , October 29, 1862;wounded and captured in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg,P a . ; escaped, no date; discharged, to date March 21, 1865.  Commissioned second lieutenant, March 20, 1862, with rank from March 8, 1862, original; first lieutenant, May 26, 1862,with rank from May 16, 1862, vice D. M. Nichols, promoted;captain, October 29,1862, with rank from September 16, 1862,vice D. M. Nichols, discharged.

Kansas 1880 census.
Bazaar, Chase county, Kansas.

Horace G. WHITE, Age 49, Husband.
Delia A. WHITE, Age 48, Wife.
Julia G. WHITE, Age 23, Daughter.
Lotta WHITE, Age 19, Daughter.
Polly B. WHITE, Age 14, Daughter.
 Lucretia E. WHITE, Age 13, Daugther.
Edward COSSON, Age 34, Son-in-law.
**Minnie COSSON, Age 26, Wife.
Grace COSSON, Age 1y., Daughter.
** Minniie Cornelia White married Edward Cosson, December 30, 1876, Lone Rock, Richard, Wisconsin.

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