Biography - W Whiteside

W. J. WHITESIDE, retired farmer, P. O. Walshville, was born in Chester County, S. C., in 1801; son of Abraham and Janet (HANNAN) WHITESIDE. Abraham was born in South Carolina July 4, 1775, and died in Montgomery County August 24, 1857. His wife, born in North Carolina, died February 6, 1829. Our subject, the eldest of a family of five children, received a fair education in Maury County, Tenn., and learned the cabinet-making trade, which he engaged in for forty years. He has also been a farmer for many years; was one of the early settlers of Montgomery County. He married in Tennessee, in 1824, Mary G. BINGHAM, born in Guilford County, N. C., November 7, 1800, daughter of Robert and Martha (REED) BINGHAM. From this union there have been born ten children - Martha J., Tennessee C., Zianna, John M., Sarah P., Thomas D., Mary E., Margaret A., Robert L. and William Newton. Mr. WHITESIDE is a Methodist and a Democrat. Robert L., the ninth child of the family, was born in Hickman County, Tenn., in 1842; received his education at Walshville, and engaged in farming, which occupation he still follows. He is a Democrat.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 194.

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