____________________________________________________________________________ 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. ____________________________________________________________________________ HTML file and design by David Kelley, 1997. All rights reserved.