John M. White

John M. White, a planter of Pike County, was born in Upson County, Ga., May  
24, 1833. His father was born in Georgia, in 1818, and married Miss Lucinda  
Moran, also a native of Georgia, by whom he had three children, viz., Marion 
(who married Callie Hay), Martha J. (who married J.J. Hughes), and John M.   
Mrs. White died in 1840, a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Mr. White 
afterward united in marriage to Miss Rebecca Moran, a sister of his dead     
wife. This union was blessed with (four) children, viz., Nancy G., Prudence  
A., William L. and Bathenia. In 1877 Mr. White emigrated from Alabama to     
Arkansas, locating where his son, the subject of this sketch, now lives,     
and resided there until his death which occurred May 20, 1889. Mr. White     
always took a deep interest in all worthy enterprises, and both he and wife  
were members of the Primitive Baptist Church. The latter still survives.     
Politically, Mr. White was an ardent Democrat, and took an active interest   
in the politics of his county. The immediate subject of this sketch was      
educated in Alabama, receiving a fair education at the common country        
schools. He chose farming as his occupation in life, and in 1860 purchased   
106 1/2 acres of land, and then married Miss Lemanda Hughes, a native of     
Georgia. To this union have been born seven children, viz., William D.,      
Adaline D., Lucinda, Marion F., James B., John L. and Dora. Mr. White has    
been very successful in his occupation, and now owns a well-stocked farm of  
140 acres of good land, with seventy acres under an excellent state of       
cultivation. He served in the late (Civil) war, entering the Confederate     
army in 1862, under Gen. Lee, in Company F, Forty-seventh Alabama Regiment,  
and served in many hard fought battles, among the principle ones being:      
Cedar Run, Manassas, Chattanooga, Wilderness, Richmond and Appomattox and    
Gettysburg. At the time of the surrender he was at home on a furlough, and   
he then resumed farming. He and wife are both members of the Primitive       
Baptist Church, in which they are earnest workers. Mr. White is actively     
concerned in forwarding the interest of his community.                       
Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, 1890, Pike County, 
County, page 346.                                                            
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