Biography - Gilbert Whitehead

Gilbert H. WHITEHEAD, farmer, P. O. Raymond, is a native of Louisiana, having been born in that State December 18, 1846, and came to Illinois in 1867, first settling in Jersey County, whence he came to Montgomery County one year later. His father, Wyatt J. WHITEHEAD, was a native of South Carolina, a farmer by occupation, who married Miss Adeline ZEIGLER, of Mississippi, and who was the mother of five children, Gilbert H. being the second; the father died in 1873, and the mother followed her husband the next year. Mr. WHITEHEAD, our subject, married, in Montgomery County, in 1875, March 11, Miss Fanny DEVASIER, a native of Montgomery County, born March 26, 1853; four children have been born of this marriage - Rosa Lee, Samuel, Nancy and Zenora. He owns 131 acres of choice land, and affiliates with the Democratic party.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 233-234.

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