Friday, April 26, 2013

Probate #560, 4 September 1864.

William M Whiteside, Petition of N. G. Averitt for Letters of Administration. 
William M. Whiteside died on or about 4 September 1864.

The Petition shows that his real and personal estate consisted chiefly of money and notes being worth about Two Thousand dollars.  Surviving him are his children: Nancy J Bush, Sarah Scott, S. W. Whiteside, A. W. Whiteside, Elvira Allinson, Eliza Whiteside, Lenora Whiteside and William Whiteside.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Thankful Thursday: Wm M Whiteside

Thankful Thursday:  We are thankful for these ancestors! 
William Modrel Whiteside
Birth: Nov. 7, 1812
Illinois, USA 

Death: Sep. 3, 1864
Macon County
Illinois, USA  

William Modrel Whiteside was born 7 Nov 1812 in Madison County, Illinois, which was mostly the southern half of the state. The son of General Samuel A. Whiteside and Nancy Miller Whiteside, he married Elmira "Mirey" Owens 15 February 1834.

William and Mirey had at least the following children: 

Nancy (b 1835)
 Sarah (b. 14 Dec 1836 m. Joseph M. Scott d. 27 Dec 1927) 
Samuel Wm. (b. 1840 m. 2 Aug 1860 Elizabeth Lewis, d 29 Mar 1931) 
Wm Addison (b 18 Sep 1842 m 16 Sep 1868 Sarah Ann Bramel d 31 July 1908)
 Alvira (b 1847)
Eliza (b.1850)
Lenora (b.1852) and 
William (1860).

William Modrel owned  land in Niantic Township, Macon county, Illinois and paid taxes on 145 acres in 1865. In 1866, his holdings had increased to 165 acres. He left a fair sized estate to his surviving heirs: Eliza, Nancy Bush, Sarah Scott, Leonora J Crichenot, William, Alvira Allinson, Addison and Samuel W.Whiteside.

William and Mirey are buried in the Old Section of Long Point Cemetery, Niantic, Macon county, Illinois.  The tall spire has an inscription for William on one side and for "Mirey" on the other.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Samuel Whiteside an Old Pioneer

Decatur Review, Decatur, Illinois, June 30, 1929

Samuel Whiteside came to Macon County, Illinois, at the age of 16, about 1856. He raised and sold horses between Niantic and Belleville, Illinois. He was a member of Berea Christian Church, Mosquito Township, Christian Co., Illinois, in 1914.

Obituary- Decatur Review March 28, 1931 - Page 10
Samuel W. Whiteside

Samuel W. Whiteside, formerly of East St. Louis, died at 3 o'clock Saturday morning at the home of his son, W.M. Whiteside, rural route 1, south of Niantic.
He was ninety -two years old in February. He had been in failing health for the last year, but until a few months ago was able to be up and around. His death was due to complications incident to old age.
Mr. Whiteside was born near East St. Louis February 22, 1839. For the last three years he has been making his home with his son near Niantic. He was a member of the Long Point Christian Church. He is survived by three children, W.M. Whiteside and Mrs. Nora Jane Dodson, Niantic, and Mrs. Emma Blankenship, Moweaqua. There are thirteen grandchildren. The body was taken to the Moran & Sons funeral home, where friends may call after 5 o'clock Saturday evening.
The funeral will be held at 1 :30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Long Point Church, conducted by Rev. H. H. Jenner of Niantic. The burial will be in the Long Point cemetery.


Probate #8367  in Macon County, Illinois shows heirs of Samuel W Whiteside to be his son, William M Whiteside, his daughters Nora Dotson and Emma Blankinship.  John B. Faris was the executor of the estate. Samuel W Whiteside died on the 28th of March, 1931.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

William Modrel Whiteside was born 3 December 1866 and died 2 August 1940. This is a listing of his heirs from Probate No. 10569 which was processed in Macon County, Illinois.  He was the son of Samuel William Whiteside (1839-1931) and Elizabeth Lewis..