JOHN T. WHITE

JOHN T. WHITE, farmer, Banks (post office, Maysville, Jackson) county, Ga., son of Robert and Sarah (Miller) White, was born in Clarke county, Ga., in 1847.  His paternal grandparents, John and Lavinia (Gray) White, were born in what is now Clarke county.  He was a schoolteacher and quite a large farmer, and was a soldier during the war of 1812.  Mr. White's father was born in Clarke county, served in the Confederate army for a considerable time, doing faithful service.  His mother was a daughter of Joram and Lavinia (Ross) Miller.  He was a native of South Carolina, but moved to Georgia while a young man, where he married and raised a family.  He was a farmer, and finally moved to Forsyth county, Ga., where he died.

        Mr. White enlisted in Company D, Capt. Dorsey, Young's battalion, and participated in many important arguments-in the defense of Atlanta, and generally in front of the Union army when "Marching Through Georgia".  At the close of the war his only capital was industrious habits, energy and a determination to succeed. He has now a fine 300-acre farm under good cultivation, and operates a ginnery; is content with his grains and the good will of his friends

and neighbors.

Mr. White was married, in 1866, to Miss Elizabeth-born in Jackson county, Ga., in 1846-daughter of William and Mary A. (Baugh) Saville, native Georgians.  Of the children born to them, eight are living: Robert, Tresne, Sallie, Morgan, Louisiana, Minnie, Pauline and Paul.  Mr. and Mrs. White are members of the Baptist church.

 

Source: Memoirs of Georgia, Volume I., Southern Historical Association, 1895

 

 

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