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Eleazer A (Wilhoit) Wilhite (1820 - 1909)

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Eleazer A Wilhite formerly Wilhoit
Born in Jefferson, Kentucky, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Montgomery County, Indianamap
Husband of — married (to ) in Montgomery County, Indmap
Died in Montgomery County, Indianamap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Sep 2014
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Categories: Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Indiana.


Eleazer was born in 1820. He is the son of Simeon Wilhoit and Mary Finks. " E.A. WILHITE, tailor, Crawfordsville, who has spent nearly all his years in Montgomery County, was born Jan 1, 1820 in Jefferson Co, Ky. He is a son of Simeon and Mary (FUNK) Wilhite, who came to Crawfordsville in 1824, and shortly after settled So. of the then "log city" of a few houses, where in 1829, Simeon departed this life and was followed by his wife in 1833. E.A. Wilhite received the training and schooling of a pioneer's boy, and can well remember the log schoolhouse with its slab seats and window of greased paper for light, the absence of desks, and especially the primitive "master." At the age of 10 he began to use the needle, and has followed tailoring ever since, being now one of the most thoroughly experienced workmen in the city. For over 30 years he has worked in his present shop. By economy and industry and fair dealing he has accumulated a little fortune of $15,000 or $20,0000. Mr. W. has a peculiar passion for music, having been connected with the Crawfordsville band ever since 1840, and still loves the recreation. In 1840 he played at the Tippecanoe Battleground celebration, and again in 1876. Mr. W. was a whig during the time of that party, and with the advent of republicanism he adopted its principles. He has been twice marr; first to Ada J. BLANKENSHIP of C'ville, who died leaving one son, James QW, to survive her; and second to Dr. Mary H. HOLLOWAY of the same city. The fruits of the last marriage have been 7 children: 3 deceased, Edgar, Ella N. and Fred; four living, Edwin L; Mary E; Stanton L; and Bertha J". Title: 1881 History of Montgomery County, Indiana (Chicago: Beers) p 168

Research Notes

A great article about his life from the Crawfordsville Daily Journal. It is on FAG Crawfordsville Daily Journal, May 17, 1909 OLDEST RESIDENT OF THE COUNTY ELEAZER A. WILHITE, WHO CAME TO THIS COUNTY IN 1823 AND EVER SINCE A RESIDENT HAS PASSED TO HIS REWARD


F-2526 Reel 5 No. 21 Title: History of Montgomery County, together with historic notes on the Wabash Valley, gleaned from early authors, old maps and manuscripts, private and official correspondence, and other authentic ... sources. Author: Beckwith, Hiram Williams, 1833-1903. Published: Chicago : H.H. Hill and N. Iddings, 1881. page 168

The Germanna Record, No. 13 - The Blankenbaker, Weaver, and Wilhoit Families, The Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies, Inc., Publishers, 2006

Wilhite/Wilhoit & Allied Descendants of Johann Michael and Anna Maria (Hengsteler) Wilheit 1671-1994 Compiled by Mary F. Mickey

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