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1. THOMAS WHITE1,2,3,4,5,6 was born about 1775 in New Castle County, Delaware.7 He died on 1 November 1869 at the age of 94 in Hardin County, Tennessee.7

This is a tentative family for Andrew B. White. No online databases show him in this family and yet here is a White family, some of whom lived in St. Francois Co MO, in the neighborhood of both wives of Andrew. Not all the children are found in the same databases. An article by a grandson stated they had 14 children. There are apparently censuses before 1830 that gave indication of several daughters whose names are unknown. I suspect Terrell and Benjamin are not part of this White family, but since they are seen as such I will insert their information here:

[Terrill White is not placed in this family in all databases, but he appears in some and it seems possible for him to be part of the family given that he was born in North Carolina. It is also quite likely though that he doesn't belong as the 1820 census of Thomas White in Wayne Co TN has only one older boy, age 10-16, who is most likely William Thomas, b. 1804. Terrill White could be some other relation to Thomas, perhaps a younger brother or nephew.]
1850, Hardin Co TN, Household 15
Terrell White, age 48, Physician, b. NC. Sarah, age 37, b. TN. Charles 11, Earline 9, Pauline 5, ???? female 4, John 2, Clay 1, Catherine Dillon age 25, b. Ireland. Mary White, age 9, b. Texas.
I have read that In a book "The Ancestors & Descendants of Carolus [Charles] White & Margareta Van Culen by David E. White" perhaps offers a clue to Terrill. He states that Terrill C. White was a son of Charles White Jr, b. 1770 in North Carolina and whose wife was Leah Rubottum - this family moved to Tennessee ca 1814. Charles Jr was a son of Carolus & Margareta White. The family was from Delaware but most members had left before the birth of Thomas White who stated he was born in Delaware. The given name Thomas is not found in the family of Carolus & Margareta.

Benjamin George White married (1) Frances ????. He married 14 Jul 1868 to Martha Ann Wood Covey in Hardin Co TN.
1860, Hardin Co TN Census.
B. G. White, age 25, b. GA [If this is correct he does not belong in the family of Thomas & Martha White - he is too young, b. 1835, and born in the wrong place - he seems to be the son of the older Nancy White, see next.], Frances, age 26, b. AL. Nancy J. age 6 & George W. age 3.
He lived next door to Nancy White, age 58, also b. GA. She had grown children, Elizabeth E. age 28, b. GA, and Julian, age 20, b. AL. And a possible grandchild, William A. age 10, also born in AL.


Andrew White and his first wife Elizabeth Sebastian used both Thomas and Martha in naming their children, as well as William and Charles - these are not given names used commonly in the Sebastian family. Andrew stated in 1880 that his father was born in Delaware. I suspect if he is not a son of Thomas, he would certainly be related in some way.

1811. Thomas White bought 50 acres on both sides of Mill Creek of Pine River
7 Jan 1819, Hickman Co TN - Thomas White purchased additional land on the Pine River. Winesses were James Terrill and William Powell.

1820 Census, Wayne Co TN
Thomas White, 1m age 26-45, 1f age 26-45 [both Thomas & Martha could fit here]
Children include 3m -10 - [Alfred, Thomas & James - Andrew possibly not counted since born April?] 1m 10-16 - William. 2f -10 [Martha and ???] 2f 10-16 [names unknown]
The 1820 census began on 7 Aug 1820, so Andrew, if a part of this family and born in April of 1820, should have been counted. This would make a total of 4 boys under 10 in the household of Thomas White. There are several other Thomas Whites in Tennessee at this time.

May, 1821 30 acres surveyed for Thomas White on Flat Gap and Indian Creek, Hardin Co TN.

Mar, 1825 Thomas and Martha White were founding members of the Baptist Church of Christ/Union Baptist church on Hardin's Creek, Wayne Co. In Feb of 1842, they asked for a dismissal.
Charles White joined this church by letter, Aug 1834.
William White joined by letter, Oct 1834.

1830 Census, Hardin Co TN, p.417
Thomas White, age 50-60 [b. bet 1770-80]
1m -5 [John], 1m 5-10 [Andrew], 1m 10-15 [Alfred], 2m 15-20 [Thomas & James]. The oldest son William married 1828 so would not be with the family in 1830.
1f -5 [Lucinda], 1f 5-10 [??], 1f 10-15 [Martha], 1f 20-30 [??], 1f 40-50 [Martha]
This family does not fit the ages of the children as given particularly well. I suspect some marking of birth years that are incorrect.

1840 Census, Hardin Co TN, p.246a
Thomas White with 1m 5-10 [Charles], 1m 15-20 [John], and 1m 60-70 [Thomas]. 1f 10-15 [Lucinda], 1f 50-60 [Martha]
Some of the sons appear to also be in Hardin Co. On the same page were:
William White, age 30-40 [he was 36]. 2m -5, 2m 5-10, 1f 20-30 [Mary E.]
James White, age 20-30 [abt age 29], 2m -5, 1m 5-10, 2f 5-10, 1f 10-15, 1f 20-30 [Rutha]
On p.248a of the same census is:
Thomas B. White, age 20-30 [abt 24], 2m -5, 1f 5-10, 1f 20-30 [Malissa]
Not found: Alfred who would be about 25 and Andrew, age 20.

14 Apr 1841 Survey for Thomas White - 90 1/2 acres on Flat Creek, Hardin Co TN. Chain carriers were William White & Andrew White.
14 Apr 1841 Survey for William White, assignee of Cornelius White - 28 1/2 acres on Indian Creek. Chain carrier, William White.
[There is a Cornelius D. White in the 1840 Hickman Co TN census. Cornelius said to have been born about 1799, a son of Jesse White, Jesse was another son of Carolus & Margareta White. Cornelius would be a 1st cousin of Terrill White. Cornelius was in Williamson Co TN by 1804 and then in Hickman Co - he married Mary Elizabeth Van Culen.]

1850 Hardin Co TN, p.286, Household 18, next to son William
Thomas White, age 71 [b. 1779], Farmer, b. Delaware. Martha, age 62, b. NC. Lucinda 20 and Charles 17, b. TN.

1860 Hardin Co TN, p.321b, Household 538, still next door to William
Thomas White age 89 [b. 1771], b. Delaware, Martha age 79, b. NC. Lucinda age 30, b. TN. [Seems that both Thomas & Martha aged considerably in only 10 years.]

THOMAS WHITE and MARTHA [WHITE] were married about 1802. MARTHA [WHITE] was born in 1784 in North Carolina.7 She died before 1870 at the age of 86 in Hardin County, Tennessee.7

I have seen her name as Martha Manning, b. ca 1788, Dodge Co, GA., no proof

THOMAS WHITE and MARTHA [WHITE] had the following children:

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William Thomas WHITE.

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[Daughter] WHITE7 was born (date unknown).

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[Daughter] WHITE7 was born (date unknown).

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[Daughter] WHITE7 was born (date unknown).

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James Polk WHITE2,4,7,8 was born in 1811 in Knox County, Tennessee.7 He died in 1902 at the age of 91 in St. Francois County, Missouri.7

James married Rutha Snow 1830 in Hardin Co TN. He married (2) to Martha E. Bayless on 27 May 1878.

1840 Census, Hardin Co TN, p.246a
Thomas White with 1m 5-10 [Charles], 1m 15-20 [Benjamin], and 1m 60-70 [Thomas]. 1f 10-15 [Lucinda], 1f 50-60 [Martha]
Some of the sons appear to also be in Hardin Co. On the same page were:
William White, age 30-40 [he was 36]. 2m -5, 2m 5-10, 1f 20-30 [Mary E.]
James White, age 20-30 [abt age 29], 2m -5, 1m 5-10, 2f 5-10, 1f 10-15, 1f 20-30 [Rutha]
On p.248a of the same census is:
Thomas B. White, age 20-30 [abt 24], 2m -5, 1f 5-10, 1f 20-30 [Malissa]

1850, St. Francois, MO, Dist 80, Household 109
James White, age 39, Farmer, b. TN. Rutha age 39, b. KY. Elijah 18, Martha 17, Sarah 15, Carroll 13 [male - Richard Carroll], Thomas 12, Samuel 10, Nancy E. 8 [first child b. MO abt 1842], James K. P. 5, John W. 3, and Henry J. age 10 months.


1860, St. Francois, MO, Locust Ridge P.O., Liberty Twp.
James White, age 49, Farmer, b. TN. Rutha, age 48, b. KY. M. A. [Martha] age 26, S. C. [Sarah] age 24, T. F. [Thomas] age 22, D. B. [Daniel] age 19, N. E. [Nancy] age 17, J. K. P. [James] age 15, J. W. [John] age 13, H. J. [Henry] age 11, E. P. age 8 [Eli P.]

1870 Census. Liberty Twp, St. Francois, MO, Farmington P.O. Hh 18
James White, age 59, farmer, b. TN
Ruth, age 60, b. TN
Martha, 38, b. TN
Elizabeth 27, b. MO as were the rest of the children
John W., age 23
Mary C. age 23 [John's wife?]
Henry J., age 21
Martha, age 21 [Henry's wife?]


1880, St. Francois, MO, Liberty Twp.
James White, age 69, b. TN, father b. DE, mother b. NC
Martha E. White, age 50, b. TN [parents given as born the same place as James' which is probably incorrect]

1900 Census. Liberty Twp, St. Francois, MO, Hh 40
James White, b. Oct 1811, age 89, widowed
Martha Jones, dau, b. Sep 1832, age 68, widow

February 5, 1902 - St. Francois Herald
JAMES WHITE
Mr. James White, one of the oldest and best known citizens of this county, died at his home five miles east of Farmington, last Sunday morning of senile debility. "Uncle Jimmie" as he was familiarly known, was 91 years of age, probably the oldest inhabitant of the county, and had spent the greater part of his life on the farm where he died. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday from the residence to the burying ground at Libertyville.

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Martha WHITE was born about 1812 in Wayne County, Tennessee.7

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Thomas B. WHITE2,7,9 was born about 1814 in Wayne County, Tennessee.7

Thomas married Malissa Smith.

1840 Census, Hardin Co TN, p.246a
Thomas White with 1m 5-10 [Charles], 1m 15-20 [Benjamin], and 1m 60-70 [Thomas]. 1f 10-15 [Lucinda], 1f 50-60 [Martha]
Some of the sons appear to also be in Hardin Co. On the same page were:
William White, age 30-40 [he was 36]. 2m -5, 2m 5-10, 1f 20-30 [Mary E.]
James White, age 20-30 [abt age 29], 2m -5, 1m 5-10, 2f 5-10, 1f 10-15, 1f 20-30 [Rutha]
On p.248a of the same census is:
Thomas B. White, age 20-30 [abt 24], 2m -5, 1f 5-10, 1f 20-30 [Malissa]

1850, Hardin Co TN, 5th Civil Dist, p.285b
Thomas B. White, age 36 [b. 1814], Farming. Malissa age 31. Malissa J. 15, James P. 14, A. T. 12, W. B. 10, J. W. C. 8, Saml C. 6, Mary E, age 2.

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Alfred WHITE4 was born about 1815 in Wayne County, Tennessee.

1850 Census, St. Francois Co MO, Dist 80, p.173, Household 287
Alfred White, age 35 [b. 1815], Nancy age 32, b. KY. Children born in MO: William C. age 8, Mary S. 6, John B. 5, and Eliza J. age 3.

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ANDREW B. WHITE.

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John W. WHITE.

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[Daughter] WHITE was born about 1823 in Hardin County, Tennessee.7

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Lucinda WHITE was born about 1830 in Hardin County, Tennessee.7 She died in 1869 at the age of 39 in Hardin County, Tennessee.7

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Charles Russell WHITE was born in 1832 in Hardin County, Tennessee.7