Friday, June 4, 2010

Jesse F. Hite

Birth   Nov., 1868
             McDonough County, Ilinois

Died:     Jul. 20, 1870
             McDonough County, Ilinois

This infant was born in McDonough County, Ilinois. He was the child of John S. and Rebecca (Stoneking) Hite, who were married in McDonough County on September 7, 1867. The baby appears in the 1870 census at age 1, the only child in the household at that time. At that time they resided in Industry where the 24-year-old father, originally from Indiana, worked as a laborer.  The mother was 23 years old, born in Virginia.

By June of 1880, John and Rebecca Hite were living in Crawford County, Kansas with two children:  George M., age 8, (born in Illinois) and daughter, Laura, 3 months old, born in Kansas in March 1880. John Hite's father (Alexander) and several of his siblings occupied the adjacent property in Kansas. All were engaged in farming.

Biographical information comes from census records, vital statistics, and marriage records from and the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index.

Burial is documented by: Duane Lester's, "Rural Cemeteries of McDonough County, Illinois, Volume II, Bethel-Industry.

The tombstone was photographed in March 2008, broken and laying on its back.

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