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Hugh White
Male 1827 - 1909


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  • Residence  1827  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Birth  21 Jun 1827  South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1858  South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-138548 
    Died  1909 
    Buried  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I138548  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Father  Thomas White,   b. CALC 7 Feb 1796, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1870, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Harvie,   b. 1789, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1868, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1826  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F42828  Group Sheet

    Family  Janet Wallace,   b. CALC 2 May 1833, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1905, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Mar 1858  Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Mary White,   b. 21 Apr 1862, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1894, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F23584  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • HUGH WHITE, farmer, Township of South Dumfries, was born in that township 21st June, 1827, and is the son of Thomas and Mary (Harvie) White, natives of Scotland. His mother emigrated with her parents to the United States in 1811, and from there to Canada in 1817. His father first emigrated to the States with his brother about the year 1824, and moved shortly afterwards into Canada. he walked the greater part of the journey, driving a yoke of oxen, with a cart loaded with sundry articles essential to pioneering purposes, such as a plough, axe chains, etc. He first settled in North Dumfries, and was married in Canada to Mary Harvie, in 1826, Squire Ellis performing the marriage ceremony. They remained in North Dumfries a great many years, and in 1844 moved into South Dumfries, where they ended their days. The father, who had been a farm through life, died 7th Dec., 1870, aged 74, and the mother died 19th January, 1868, aged 78. Hugh White, our subject, was married 11th March, 1858, to Janet Wallace, daughter of James and Janet Wallace, and born 7th April, 1833. Mr. and Mrs. White are members of the Presbyterian Church, and are the parents of six children, five of whom survive, viz., Thomas, Mary, James W., Janet W. and Henrietta; the deceased, Hugh, died in infancy. Mr. White filled the office of School Trustee for several years, and has met with marked success in his farming operations. He and his wife and family reside on the old home farm, consisting of 450 acres. He possesses in all 870 acres of land, nearly all under cultivation, with excellent buildings.1a

      1aThe history of the county of Brant, Ontario: containing a history of the county: its township, cities, towns, schools, J. H. Beers & Co. Warner, Beers & Co.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1533] Book - The History of the County of Brant, Ontario, Biography of Hugh White: 685..

    2. [S55] Vit - ON, Wellington - Wellington County Marriage Register 1858-1869.
      Hugh Whyte Born: Canada Res: Dumfries Age: 30 Est. Birth: abt 1828 Father: Thomas Whyte Mother: Mary Harvey married Janet Wallace Age:: 21 Est. Birth: abt 1837 Born: Scotland Res: Guelph Father: James Wallace Mother: Janet Wilson married 11 Mar 1858 county: Wellington

    3. [S14] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Chronicle (1856-1860), 23 Mar 1858.
      At the residence of the bride's father, on the 11th instant, by the Rev. R. Torrance, Mr. Hugh Whyte, farmer, Dumfries, to Miss J. Wallace, of Guelph.

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    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1827 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Mar 1858 - Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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