John S White (1757 - 1846)

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Birthplace: South Carolina, USA
Death: Died in White CountyTennessee, USA
Managed by: Alice Zoe Marie Knapp
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About John S White

  • Daughters of American Revolution Ancestor #: A125143
  • Service: VIRGINIA Rank: PRIVATE
  • Birth: 3-1-1751 VIRGINIA
  • Death: 10-16-1846 WHITE CO TENNESSEE
  • Pension Number: *S3535
  • Service Source: *S3535
  • Service Description: 1) FIFER, CAPTS SANFORD & PARKER,COL SPOTSWOOD

The following was taken from a manuscript compiled by Lester White of Shreveport, Louisiana, dated February 1934. Copied in part by Charles Leonard on 31 Jul 1961 (found in the Sparta, White, Tennessee library): John S. White enlisted in the Continental Army in 1776 from Amelia Co., Virginia and served three years with the rank of Fifer. Officers under whom he served were Captains Sanford and Alexander Parker and Col. Spotswood and the State was 2nd Virginia.

Battles he engaged in were Brandywine, Germantown, Stony Point and Yorktown and he was at the surrender of Cornwallis. He was mustered out of service at Richmond, Virginia.

Official record of his service is found in the Record Division I.S.C. Sur. File 3535, Rev. War of, the Bureau of Pensions, Dept. of the Interior, Washington, D.C. and on page 110 of the Tennessee Pension Roll and Census of Pensions for 1840, p 157.

The Oldest Marriage Book 1809-1859 White County, Tennessee was copied by Mary Fancher Mitchell and published by Sharon Johnson Doliante. More records from 1859-1880 are in the possession of Charles Leonard.

John White, Sr., a veteran of the Revolutionary War, and a native of Amelia County, Virginia, sold land he owned in Washington County, Virginia, on 18 October 1805, and together with his family (including son-in-law, John Scoggin, Jr.), moved into middle Tennessee. It's entirely possible, and even probable, that these men had previously explored the region they chose for their new home.

White County, Tennessee, originally encompassed all of what is now Warren County, as well as parts of the counties of Cannon, Coffee, De Kalb, Franklin, Grundy, Putnam, and Van Buren.

Source: http://web.me.com/johnjohnson/gen/ps09/ps09_222.html -------------------- Revolutionary War fifer who was a very early settler of White Co. and from whom White County received it's name. He established this cemetery on his property and all that were buried here were of his family. Through all of the years this cemetery evolved to being in a barn lot and under the barn. Because of these conditions, in 1967 his and his wife's graves were moved to the nearby Old Union Cemetery and they have memorials there. Memorials for them are now being created because this is the original burial site for them


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Spouse:
 Martha Woodson Phillips White (1764 - 1842)*

Children:
 Woodson P. White (1780 - 1839)*
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Inscription: JOHN WHITE FIFER SANFORD S.C. 2 VA REGT. REV WAR OCTOBER 12,1846


Burial: White Cemetery White County Tennessee, USA

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John S White's Timeline

1757
1757
South Carolina, USA
1780
October 31, 1780
Age 23
Tennessee, USA
1786
1786
Age 29
1791
1791
Age 34
1793
1793
Age 36
1810
1810
Age 53
1846
October 12, 1846
Age 89
White CountyTennessee, USA
October 12, 1846
Age 89
White Cemetery White CountyTennessee, USA
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