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  • ID: I748
  • Name: Julius White
  • Surname: White
  • Given Name: Julius
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 29 Sep 1816 in Cazenovia, New York
  • Death: 1890 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois
  • _UID: 7B5310E2DC65404A92A9631AF184A6DD3B24
  • Note:
    "Julius White: soldier, born in Cazenovia, Madison County, New York, 29 September 1816. He removed to Illinois in 1836, and has resided in that state and in Wisconsin, where he has engaged in commercial pursuits. In 1849 he was a member of the Wisconsin legislature. He was made collector of customs at Chicago, Illinois, in the spring of 1861, but resigned that office on his appointment as colonel of the 37th Illinois volunteers, then known as the Fremont rifle regiment. He commanded it during General John C. Fremont's expedition to southwest Missouri in the autumn of 1861, and was afterward placed at the head of a brigade, accompanying General Samuel R. Curtis into Arkansas during the succeeding winter. He participated in the battle of Pea Ridge, and his appointment of brigadier-general of volunteers dated from that battle, 9 June, 1862. He was then assigned to the Department of the Shenandoah, and was subsequently ordered to report to General John E. Wool. He was at Martinsburg in September, 1862, and, when that town became untenable, retired to Harper's Ferry, where he volunteered to serve as second in command under his inferior officer, Colonel Dixon S. Miles, who was in charge of that post. When Harper's Ferry was surrendered, on 15 September, 1812, to General Ambrose P. Hill, he became a prisoner of war, but was released on parole, he was then placed under arrest by the United States government, and, at his own request, a court of inquiry was called, which found that he acted with capability and courage, lie resigned in 1864, and on 13 March 1865, was brevetted major-general of volunteers. He has since been in business in Illinois." {Virtual American Biographies citing Appletons Encyclopedia,<>}
    "The original owner [The Old Executive Mansion in Madison, Dane Co., Wisconsin] was Julius T. White, a prominent businessman and later a Union general, causing the house originally to be known as the ?White House.? White was an avid art collector and presided over the social and artistic life of the community until he left Madison in 1857, selling the house to George P. Delaplaine, private secretary to the first and second governors of Wisconsin. White and Delaplaine established a reputation for the house for lavish parties and entertainment, a reputation which future owners carried into the 20th century." {The Knapp House, <>} NOTE: The house is now a residence hall for Knapp Scholarship students at Univerity of Wisconsin.
    "General Julius White, one of Chicago's oldest citizens, died at his home in South Evanston, aged seventy-four. His death was caused by a complication of troubles affecting his heart. General White was recently elected commander of the Illinois department of the Loyal Legion." {Illinois Trails History and Genealogy, Statewide excerpts from the Ava Advertiser, Jackson Co., Illinois, 1890; <>}
    "Catherine F. Collins, became the wife of Barlow Shackleford, of New Hartford, who was later a resident of Green Bay, Wisconsin; after his death she married General Julius White, of Chicago, Illinois." {<>}
    According to the Brainerd genealogy, he served as minister to the Argentine Republic under President Grant. {'Descendants of William, Caleb, Elijah and Hezekiah Brainerd, sons of Daniel and Hannah (Spencer) Brainerd', by Lucy Abigail Brainard, 1908, <googleBooks>}
    According to various sources, Julius and Hannah S. Macon (d.1846), married in 1839 and had children:
    Edward Macon 1841-1873 -- served in Civil War;
    Maria W. 1842-1914 OH, m. Thomas George Woodmancy (1878);
    Emma 1845-aft 1910, m. Charles K. Bannister (1874);
    and Minnie Mildred 1847-1881 CO, m. Timothy R. Roane.
    Julius and Catherine (Collins) Shackleford married in 1849 and had children:
    Fremont 1850-1851;
    Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Ruggles 1852-1917, m. Arthur N. Sullivan;
    Henry Ten Eyck 1853-1942, m. Marion Patton.

    There is a marriage record for in Clark Co., Missouri on 12 Dec 1839 for Julius White and Hannah Macon.

    In the 1850 census for Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, Julius White is 34, NY, [no occupation listed]; with [wife] C. F. 34 NY; [stepson] 'Collin Shakford' 11 WI; Ed. White 9 IL; M. White 8 IL; [stepdaughter] A. Shackleford 8 WI; Fremont White 2 mos. IL; and Mary [illegible] 16 Germany.
    NOTE: I do not know where daughters Emma and Minnie are -- they would be just 5 and 3.
    In the 1855 Wisconsin state census for Waukesha, the household of Julius White lists 4 white males [Julius, brother Calvert, son Edmond and stepson Collins?] and 8 white females [wife Catherine, sister-in-law Elizabeth, mother Emily, sister Emily, daughters Maria, Amelia, Minnie and Emma?]
    In the 1860 census for Evanston, Cook Co., Illinois, Julius White is 43, 'insurance agt' from New York; with Catherine F. 43 from New York, [stepson] (Collins?) Shackelford 20 'law student' from Wisconsin; [children by first marriage] Edmund W. White 19 clerk from Wisconsin; and Maria W. White 17 Illinois; [stepdaughter] Amelia Shackelford 17 WI; [daughters by first marriage] Emma B. White 15 IL; Minnie M. 13; [children by this marriage] Lizzie A. 8; and Henry T. 6 -- all born IL; and Isabella Johnson 21 'domestic' from Scotland. {p. 26 roll 169 HeritageQuest}
    In the 1870 census for Evanston, Cook Co., Illinois, Julius White is 65, 'life insurance' from New York; with Eleanor 62 from New York; Emma 26; Minnie 24 'insurance clerk'; Lizzie 18; and Ten Eyck 17; Amelia Shackelford 28 'insurance clerk' -- all shown born New York -- Bridget Ling 23 and Mary Stout 19 -- both born Ireland, 'dom.servant'; Maria White 28 'insurance clerk' from New York; Collins Shackelford 32 NY 'life insurance' with Mary 27 PA and Charles 2 Illinois; Alva Winters 20 'dom serv'; and Bradley Charles 18 'dom serv'. {p. 76 / 142 roll 212 HeritageQuest}
    In the 1880 census for South Evanston, Julius White is 64 'real estate' from Connecticut (parents same) with wife Catherine 66 NY (parents Connecticut); and daughter Lizzie 27 born Illinois. Kate Hoffman 23 Prussia, is a servant. {p. 262C }

    According to his obituary in the New York Times, Julius went to Chicago in 1836. He left a widow and children '[Henry] Ten Eyck White, managing editor of the Chicago Evening News; Mrs. [Lizzie] Arthur N. Sullivan, wife of the secretary of the Grape Creek mining company; Mrs. [Maria] George L. Woodmancy of Cincinnati; Mrs. [Emma] Charles K. [Bannister], wife of a civil engineer; [stepchildren] Collins Shackelford cashier of the Daily News; and Mrs. [Amelia] W. K. Sullivan, wife of the managing editor of the Evening Journal." {NY Times Archive, 13 May 1890}

    Julius, Catherine (1813-1892), and several of his children are buried in Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago.

    Daughter Maria is listed in Norwalk, Huron Co., Ohio in 1900 as Thomas 'Woodmoney' 64 England, '(?) agt', with Maria W. 58, b. Apr 1841 IL (NY, VA), 0 of 0 children living, and servant; in 1910 as Maria W. Woodmancy 68 IL (NY, VA), widow. She and Thomas (d. 1908) are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Huron Co. as "W.G.W" and "T. G. W." Woodmancy. {Huron Mailing List Archive, 27 Jul 2000,<>}

    Daughter Emma is listed in 1880 in Cook Co., in boarding house with Chas. K. Bannister 30 NY 'clerk - custom house', Emma W. 30 WI (NY, VA?), Edward 5 and Emily 2; in 1900 in Ogden, Weber Co. Utah as C.K. Bannister 40 NY 'civil engineer', with wife Emily 50 NY (NY, ME), children Emily 23 and Edwin 24. Charles died in 1901 in Utah. In 1910 in Los Angeles, California, Edward W. 'Banester' is 34 IL, with wife Evelyn 32, and mother Emma W. 65 MO (NY, KY), 2 of 2 children living.

    Daughter Mildred M. White married Timothy R. Roane on 1 August 1881 in Denver Colorado. "The sad Intelligence reached this city yesterday that the daughter of Gen. Julius White of this city died in Colorado yesterday morning Miss Minnie White (?) married to Mr. (Rowan?) of (Cation Qty) Colo three weeks ago, and the many friends of the family will be surprised and saddened by this announcement of her death. (?) has been residing in Colorado for a number of years for tbe benefit of her health (being?) troubled with a pulmonary difficulty, from which she was believed to be gradually recover(ing)." {Chicago Daily Tribune, 25 Aug 1881, <>}

    Daughter Lizzie is listed in 1900 in Cicero, Cook Co., Illinois, head Arthur N. Sullivan 46 Ireland, wife Lizzie White 47, children Arthur White and Francis, both 13; and in 1910 in Oak Park with Arthur.

    Son Henry is listed in 1880 as Henry T. White 25 WI, 'journalist', in 1920 as Henry T. 54 WI, 'writer', with wife Marion 58 IN.
    "One of the foremost turf writers of all time, Henry Ten Eyck White began his career in the high-wheel sulky days. He "ghost wrote" John Splan's book LIFE WITH THE TROTTERS. As a writer for the Chicago Tribune, he contributed a regular feature called Lakeside Musings", believed by some to be the first "column" in the history of the newspaper world. It later appeared in book form under that name. For years, his harness racing column in the "Trib" was a favorite with horsemen across the nation. He covered the Grand Circuit meetings extensively in his inimitable, rather pungent style." {<>}
  • Change Date: 16 Jan 2014 at 10:37:58

    Father: Lemuel C. White b: 1787 in Andover, Tolland Co., Connecticut
    Mother: Emily Brainard b: 27 Sep 1789 in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut
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