Miss Amanda White was my 2nd great grandmother, on my fathers side. She was born on September 3, 1848, in Paris, Illinois, her father, John, was 33, and her mother, Margaret, was 30. Amanda was one of 7 siblings.
- Eliza Ann White1839–1870
- Mary Ann White1841–1934
- Roseana Jane White1845–1877
- Stephen H. WHITE1847–1919
- Thomas White1856–1900
- Hiram White1857–1870
- Sarah White1861–1900
She married her first husband Henry Craig Sr. who was a civil war veteran, of the Minnesota Indian/Civil war, in 1867. He was 34 years old, and she was 18.
They had :
- George Washington Craig1868–1952
- Lee Allen Craig1869–1940
- In 1871 they moved with the family to Nebraska, homesteading three miles east of the present town of Republican City, where she lived until the time of her death. Only the remaining few who came to the new country in the early days can fully understand and know the trials of her early pioneer life.
- Otis Craig 1872–1961
- Nettie Violette Craig, Whitmarsh 1872–1953
- Alvin Clarance Craig 1874–1962
- Ed Craig 1875–
Henry seems left her to move to Toppensih, Washington State with his 6 brothers, in 1877.
She then married her second husband, Joesph Uplinger, 42 years old, July 1878. 8 months after the death of his first wife Elizabeth Price. Amanda was only 29 at the time. Raising her children 10-3 years old, along with her step children 13-4 years old.
Joesph had 9 children with his first wife, Elizabeth Price,
- Ernest Whitman Uplinger1865–1921
- Craig Lee Uplinger1870–
- Viletta Uplinger1873–
- Alva Uplinger1874–
- Lola Uplinger, Martin, McThomas1874–1951
Elizabeth Price died Oct 12, 1877, she was 35 years old. Amanda and Joseph had
- Samuel Clinton Uplinger 1879–1945
- Margaret Ann (Maggie) Uplinger, Harvey1880–1970
- John Clayton Uplinger 1882–1940, my great grandfather.
- Amanda Uplinger, Gascoigne 1884–1972
- Eva Lennia Uplinger 1885–1909
- Charles G Uplinger 1887–1888
- David Houston Uplinger 1890–1969
She had no children with her 3rd husband who she married when she was 50 years old, Hugh Docks 43 years old, was from Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland.He arrived in New Orleans 1878 he was 23 years old.
New Orleans, Passenger Lists, 1813-1963
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She died on October 17, 1927, in Republican City, Nebraska, at the age of 79, and was buried there. Hugh died 1933, at 79 years old.
3 September 1848 • Paris, Edgar, Illinois, United States
My 2nd great grandmother was 12 during the Civil War and 14 she lived in one of the states of the Confederacy in 1863 when President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
Although the Lincoln-Douglas debates were wildly popular, Americans didn’t demand other political hopefuls partake in similar public discussions. The first official presidential debate wouldn’t be held until 1960, more than a century later. 1858, Illinois. Credit: Kean Collection/Archive Photos/Getty Images
Mandania”Amanda” White lived in Collin, Texas, in 1860.
1860 • Precinct 2, Collin, Texas, USA
Through a popular vote, Texas seceded from the Union on February 1, 1861, and joined the Confederate States a month later on March 2. When Governor Sam Houston refused to severe ties with the United States, he was driven from office. In his absence, Texans wasted no time—they replaced his seat and rallied behind the Confederate cause. By the year’s end, 25,000 men had enlisted. Together, they fought in every major battle throughout the war, while others remained on Texas soil to protect its vast coastlines and frontier. Invading Union forces attempted to block its seaboard, preventing crucial supplies from reaching Confederate front lines. With more and more settlers, Texas continued pushing further onto the ancestral homeland of the region’s Native Americans. Many soldiers marched to the frontier to continue expanding the state’s territorial reach. By the war’s end in 1865, 90,000 Texans had taken up arms against the Union.
Her sister Sarah was born in 1861 in Illinois when “Amanda” was 13 years old, and in 1863 they lived in a Confederate state.When President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
By the 1920 census both Hugh and Amanda listed as themselves as widowed because of their previously married to others.
Amanda White died October 17, 1927, aged 79 years. She had thirty-four grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren
Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist Church in Republican City, and the remains were laid to rest in the Republican City cemetery.
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