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Edward White

Male Abt 1781 - 1871  (~ 90 years)


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  • Name Edward White  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1781  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jan 1871  Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried Travis Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • There is an Ed White in Pike County, Mississippi in 1820. This may or may not be the same Edward White that is located in Amite County, Mississippi 10 years later. The family composition is 3 males under the age of 10, 1 male between 10-16, two males between 26 and 45, two females under the age of 10, and one female age 26 to 45.

      On the 1830 Amite County, Mississippi census, Edward White and wife had 3 boys & 3 girls, 0-9, 1 boy and 1 girl 10-19. He was between the ages of 40 to 60 and his wife was between 20 and 40.

      He was still in Amite County in 1840, on page 52. The microfilm at the San Antonio Public Library was faded and difficult to read. It appeared to show the following, however< Edward White Males 1-0-2-0-0-0-0-1 Females0-2-0-2-0-0-1-0  He appears to have held at least two female slaves, one under the age of five, and the other between five and ten. The number  of male slaves is difficult to read. It is probably just one.

      Edward White, his wife Elizabeth, and several of his children can be found in Amite County, Mississippi on the 1850 census as well. Sometime after this enumeration, they moved to Sabine County, Texas.

      In White and Toole's book, Sabine County Historical Sketches and Genealogical Records it was noted hat "Later that year (ca. 1843-sic), the Edward White family...and many of their friends and relatives came to Sabine County. Some forty or fifty covered wagons, some of them drawn by oxen, travelled together." From "Sabine County Historical Sketches And Genealogical Records."

      Edward White is shown on various internet trees, most unsourced, as either the son of William White of Mecklenberg, Virginia or as the son of Edward White and Pembrook Singleton of Kingston Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia. In neither case has documentary evidence been shown. Mildred Bell Landers emailed that she had "heard from a ggg grandson of Edward White (through his daughter who married Cannon Travis), and he asked if I had ever heard that Edward was an Indian named Whitecloud or Whitefeather, like his father, William.  I had never heard this, and in Sabine County the past is closer than elsewhere.  Nor had I heard that Edward White's father was William.  One of my other gg grandfathers was part Indian, and this seems to be known in Sabine County, at least by descendants. Ever heard of any of this?  There was a picture of an Edward White, Civil War veteran, in an issue of the Sabine County Reporter (maybe a son or grandson) and he did not appear to be part Indian.  In my mother's family, some of them had characteristics that could be considered Indian."

      Jack Hutchins White emailed, in August 2013, that his White ancestor was "Cajabeth White, who was living in Bute Co, NC with his brother, William, as early as 1766.  He had two sons, John and Robert.  John White inherited land from a man named John Seagrove, whose will names John White as his nephew.  It seems likely that Cajabeth's wife, Frances, was a Seagrove, but this is not proven. The 1771 tax list for Bute Co shows that Young McLemore....had an overseer named John Seagrove, who appears on a number of documents with members of the McLemore family before they migrated out of Bute (later Warren) Co.  I have been trying for a couple of years to piece together precisely how the Seagrove, McLemore and White families may have interacted with one another, but the Seagrove family history is as complicated as that of the Whites.

      The thing that interests me about your website is that Cajabeth White was frequently referred to in court documents as Cade, and I see in your website that two sons of Edward White (b. 1781 in Mecklenburg Co, VA) each had sons they named Cade. 

      I believe it is likely that the Edward White in your website is the son of William White Sr. of Mecklenburg Co, VA.  The personal property tax lists for that county show a son of William named Edward who is first listed as a taxable adult in the household of his father in 1797 and as head of his own household in 1800.  He is gone from the county by 1801. 

      I am researching the possibility that William White Sr. was the brother of Cajabeth "Cade" White named in the 1766 tax rolls for Bute Co.  The fact that the name Cade appears twice among the grandchildren of Edward White seems to support this theory.

      I am still a bit fuzzy on when this White line intermarries with the Strong and McLemore families.  I am hoping one of your family researchers would be willing to collaborate with me on the foregoing topics.  I have copied Lisa Lisson, a White family descendant, who is assisting in this research."
    • (Research):
      Census Listings:

      CENSUS YR: 1850
      STATE or TERRITORY: MS
      COUNTY: Amite REEL NO: M432-368
      PAGE NO: 93A
      REFERENCE: Enumerated 12 Dec 1850 by Henry Flowe
      23 615 615 White Edward 69 M Farmer 750 Va
      24 615 615 White Elizabeth 55 F Geo 25
      615 615 White Jane E. 25 F Amite Co Miss (Widow of J.H. Wente---I believe she is actually listed as Went on the microfilm)
      26 615 615 White S. P. 17 F Amite Co Miss
      27 615 615 White Wm. T. 12 M Amite Co Miss
      28 615 615 Went Elizabeth 7 F Amite Co Miss
      29 615 615 Went John E. 6 M Amite Co Miss
      30 615 615 Went Jane E. 4 F Amite Co Miss
      31 615 615 Went James T. 1 M Amite Co Miss

      On the 1860 Sabine County, Texas census, Edward and Elizabeth (age 79 and 66) were living with 11 year old L.E. White, a female born in Texas. Edward's real property was valued at $500 and he had personal property valued at $7,943.  I speculate that L.E. White might actually be M.E. White, Mary Elizabeth Sophronia White, the oldest daughter of James and Drucilla White. James died prior to 1860, and his wife remarried John C. Partin. James and Drucilla's two younger daughters are listed with Drucilla and her new husband, but their oldest daughter, born circa 1848/1849, has disappeared. It could be that this oldest daughter died. Or it could be that the oldest daughter went to live with and/or care for her elderly grandparents. Additionally, the 11 year old L.E. White does not seem to fit into any other of the White families shown on the 1850 census, nor can she be found after 1860.
    Person ID I63  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Family Elizabeth Strickland,   b. Abt 1795, Elbert County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1864, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married Aft 1809  Elbert County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Henry Strickland White, Sr,   b. Abt 1812, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1886, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     2. Mary White,   b. Abt 1815, Madison County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1842, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
     3. Nancy White,   b. Bef 1818, Amite County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1848, Amite County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)
     4. John Ragan White,   b. 9 Mar 1819, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1894  (Age 75 years)
     5. Rutha Caroline White,   b. Abt 1822, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Travis Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Elizabeth Jane White,   b. 1 May 1825, Amite County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1899, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. James White,   b. 1 Mar 1826, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1858  (Age 31 years)
     8. Theodosia S. White,   b. 8 Nov 1830, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1901, Pike County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     9. Sophronia Pauline White,   b. Nov 1833, Amite County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1915, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
     10. William Thompson White,   b. 15 Jun 1838, Amite County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1927, Pike County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F68  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1781 - Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Aft 1809 - Elbert County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Jan 1871 - Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Travis Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S461] White & Toole, "Sabine County Historical Sketches and Genealogical Records" c. 1972, p 41, 58, 61 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S144] 1850 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, 1,009 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1850 United States Federal Census, the Seventh Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age as of the census day, sex, color; birthplace, occupation of males over age fifteen, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1850 Federal Census.).

    3. [S540] Cox, Trudy-Family Researcher, San Jose, CA (Family Group Sheets submitted to STRICKLAND SCENE), She shows his place of birth as Mecklenberg County, Virgini a, and shows him as the son of William White (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S282] Pickett, Tony--Family Researcher (abpickett@aol.com), He shows the POB as Kingston Parish, Gloucester County, Vir ginia, and has him as a son of Edward White and Pembrook Si ngleton (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S352] Schluter, Helen Gomer "1860 Census of Sabine County Texas with Civil War Records".

    6. [S461] White & Toole, "Sabine County Historical Sketches and Genealogical Records" c. 1972, p 58 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S416] Casagranda, Kathy "Sabine Parish The 1850 Census with added Family Information" (May, 1999: P.O. Box 2195, Palmer, Alaska 99645), p 95 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S220] Minutes 1858-1890 First Baptist Church Hemphill, Texas Transcribed by Di Ann Vick, Ericson Books, 1982.