R. F. WHITE, son of Robert White, was born in St. Clair Co., Ill., Feb. 27, 1819, and came with his parents to Illinois, in 1819, and in 1820, to where R. F. now lived, and where his parents died. His father died Nov. 27, 1847, and his mother, April 2, 1867; they raised a family of five, three of whom are now living. The subject of this sketch was married to Miss Rachel E., daughter of Needham and Frances (Hamilton) Roach, Oct. 31, 1844. They have had seven children, three only of whom are now living - John E., Mary. E., and Esther A., now Mrs. William T. Moore. Mr. and Mrs. White reside upon the old homestead, of which they own 240 acres; they have lived a useful life, and are highly respected.