Adams County Anniversaries

Mr. and Mrs. Thos. White
Golden Wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. White celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage last Wednesday night, in this place, at the residence of their son, Alexander White. They were married in Paisley, Scotland, on the 4th of August, 1820. They came to this country in 1851 and settled in Pike County, near Barry. In 1863 they removed to Quincey [sic], where they have ever since resided. A few weeks ago they came to Barry on a visit. Mr. White was born in 1800 and is consequently 70 years of age. Mrs. White was born in 1799, being one year the senior of her husband. They have nine children living, two of whom, Alexander and William F.- are well known merchants in this place. The newly wedded pair left yesterday for their home in Quincy. - Barry (Pike Co. Ill.) Observer, Aug. 27 (Note: Paisley Parish record show they were married 24 August 1820)

[Source: Quincy Whig 31 August 1870 page 4 - Submitted by Margaret Ritledge]


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