WILLIAM RUFUS WHITE SR.... b.1822 d. 1895 ***MY LINE
(Jacob?) DAVID WHITE.... b. 1825
MARY ANN WHITE (Armstrong).... b. 1835
NANCY L. WHITE....b. 1837
SARAH F. WHITE (Stockard).... b. 1840
JOHN C. WHITE.... b. 1842
WILLIAM RUFUS WHITE SR. born December 5, 1822 in Burke County. He married JULIA ANN ARMSTRONG in Gibson County in 1846. Julia is the daughter of EZEKIEL ARMSTRONG and SALLIE HALL ARMSTRONG. Wm. Rufus Sr. married a WINNEFORD JANE SIMMONS in 1863.
Goodspeed's History of Tennessee for Dyer, Gibson, Lake, Obion and Weakley Counties. "William R. White is a son of John and Sallie P. Duncan White, natives of North Carolina and Virginia respectively. They were married in the former state and there resided until 1836 when they came to West Tennessee and located in Gibson County where they remained until their deaths. The father a Jacksonian Democrat, and a blacksmith and farmer by occupation. He died about 1859. His widow resided on the homestead until a few years before her death, when she began residing with her children. She died in 1881. William R. was born in Burke County, NC, December 5, 1822, and received fair educational advantages. After reaching manhood he attended school about two years, thus acquiring sufficient education to teach. After following this profession one term, his health failed and he then turned his attention to farming and has also followed blacksmithing to some extent. He owns 96 acres of land which he has obtained by his own industry. Julia A. Armstrong became his wife in 1846, and after bearing six children, died in 1860. Three years later he married Jane Simmons, who bore him one child. He and his first wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. His present wife is a Presbyterian." WILLIAM SR. and his first wife JULIA, had the following children:
SARAH "SALLIE" WHITE (Morris)....b. 1849
BENNETT ALLEN WHITE....b. 1850
MARY "ADDIE" WHITE (McFarland)....b. 1852
EZEKIEL JOSEPHUS WHITE....b. 1854
ANDREW "JONSE" JOHNSON WHITE....b. 1856
It is known that Wm. Rufus Sr. and "Jane" Simmons had one child together but we know nothing of this child.
WILLIAM RUFUS WHITE JR.. is my direct descendant. He was born in 1848 in Tennessee and died in Hempstead County, Arkansas. He married HENRIETTA C. BREWER, in 1874 in Bingen, Hempstead Co, Arkansas. She was the daughter of THOMAS BREWER and CAROLYN PETTY. William and Henrietta had the following children:
JESSIE BENNETT WHITE....b. 1877
EZEKIEL "ZEAK" THOMAS WHITE....b. 1881
SARAH ELIZABETH "Lizzie" WHITE (Hyatt)....b. 1882
HARVEY JOHNSON WHITE....b. 1883
DAVID MARVIN WHITE....b. 1885
BILLIE WHITE (Roberton/Ford)....b. 1888
ALL OF THE ABOVE CHILDREN WERE BORN IN ARKANSAS.
I have not been able to find the grave of William Rufus White Jr. but family heresay is that he is buried in the Nashville, Arkansas area, around what was once Mine Creek Township where he lived. The last record of Wm. was around 1880. It is not known the exact date of his death. Henrietta remarried after 1890 to George W. Holland and they had 4 children together. Recent findings say that she is buried at College Hill Cemetery by her Holland children. There is only a small stone to mark the spot where she might be buried.
Hansford Brewer White and Narcissus Stringer White
Three of Their Children: William, Effie and Dessie
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