Christian W. Hite
by Lela Hite Newell
C.W. HITE was born in Licking County, Ohio, January 22d, 1838. His great
grandfather Hughes, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and lived until
about the year 1840. His grandfather, Abraham Hite, was born in Virginia
and served his country as a soldier in the War of 1812. His vocation
was that of a farmer. He died at his residence in Licking County,
Ohio. His son, the father of the Captain, was born in licking
County, Ohio, in 1813, and at an early age her learned to blacksmith trade,
following that business until 1846. In 1836 he married Miss Mary
M., daughter of Christian STOUT, Esq. They had a family
of 13 children, nine of whom are now living, the subject of
this sketch being the oldest. In 1850, Mr. HITE moved to Schuyler
County, Illinois, and now resides on his farm in Brooklyn Township. The
Captain received most of his early education in the common
schools of Illinois. On the breaking out of the late rebellion
he enlisted in August, 1862, as a private, and was soon raised to the rank
of Second Lieutenant, and from that position to a First Lieutenant, soon
after which he was promoted to and received the commission of Captain,
and was mustered our at the close of the war as Captain of Company A,
78th regiment Illinois Volunteers. On the sixth of September, 1865, he
was married to Miss Catherine E., daughter of Felix Walker, Esq.
They have one child. The Captain is at present a member of the firm
of Taylor & Hite, Brooklyn, Schuyler County, Illinois
is the first son (known as Chris) of William Henry Harrison HITE, called
Harrison, who married Mary Magdalene STOUT.
"Old Settlers of Schuyler County" found in the Schuyler Museum Library.
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