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JAMES WHITE (son of JAMES WHITE and MARY ANN WELBORN)44, 45, 46 was born 1799 in Rowan Co, NC47, and died Abt. 1870 in Salt Creek Twp, Jackson Co, IN. He married ELLENDER/ELLEN BROWN on Abt. 1825 in Rowan Co, NC, daughter of ELIHU BROWN and ELIZABETH BROWN.

 Includes NotesNotes for JAMES WHITE:
1) U.S. Census > 1860 United States Federal Census > Indiana > Jackson > Salt Creek

Age of Ellender is shown as 58 and James is 61. Both are from NC. Children are shown as born in Indiana.

2) 1860 United States Federal Census > Indiana > Jackson > Salt Creek

Issac White is 16 and is listed as a farmer. He is living at home with sister Angeline (18), father James White (61) and Ellender (58), both of NC.

Welborn White (34, spelled Wilburn) is living next door with spouse Mary (24) and children Mary and Rebecca Jane.

Eleazor Spurgeon (27) and Sarah (30) are living next door to Welborn. Louisa, John B. and James are the children with them.

Samuel Smith (41 from KY) and Huldah (36 from OH) and son James W. (19) are next to Eleazor. Alvan M. (17), Issac (14), William (12), Lewis (10), Orvill (7), Henrietta (4), Daniel R. (1) are the rest of the children on the next page. (Interestingly, Ira Cornett and Margaret Jane along with John and Elizabeth Cross are on this next census page. These names are names which are to be found with the Smiths in Kansas as well.)

Abraham White (58) and wife Agnes (57) are living near James White. They are probably brothers. They are from NC as well. Son Wesley N. (30) was born in IN. Interestingly, they have ELIZABETH WRAY living as a "servant" with them (age 20). Her middle initial is difficult to make out.

Could Elizabeth WRAY be related to the RAY's in our family tree?

Coleman White (46 from NC) and Mary (35 from IN) are next to Abraham White and have 4 children in addition to a 13 year old named Milley Smith.

Bowmans, Stogdills, Crosses, Browns from NC and KY are on subsequent pages.

3) 1850 United States Federal Census > Indiana > Jackson > Salt Creek

Ellender is "Eleanor" in 1850 Census. James (51) and "Eleanor" is 44 (which would make an 1806 birthdate versus 1802 as in the 1860 census). Sarah (20), Franklin (17), Mary S. (15), Welborn (12), Margaret 10, "Angaline" (8), Issac (6).

Mary White (age 80) from N.C. is living with family.

4) 1870 United States Federal Census > Indiana > Jackson > Salt Creek
26 Jul 1870

James and Ellender have real estate property valued at $500 and land valued at $300. They are listed as being unable to read or write. Issac H., their son, who was living next door, could read in this generation.


**My Note: The mention of Catawba Creek where Elijah Smith was located is intriguing. A James White is mentioned in connection with Moses White and Lawson. Hugh Lawson White is a fascinating figure. The passage following this initial one contains information about Alfred Osburne in Jackson County IN.

Benjamin Winslow or Winsley, as it was first written, obtained a grant of
eight hundred and twenty-five acres of land, "on both sides of the South
Fork of Davises Creek -- waters of Catawba River," under date of May 11,
1757. A still earlier grant to Benjamin Winslow, under date of March 25,
1752, is for five hundred and eighty-seven acres, in the same neighborhood,
adjoining the lands of John McConnell. This is described as lying in Anson
County, Parish of -----. This was before Rowan erected into a county. In
1758, Benjamin Winslow, Sr., made a deed of gift to his son, Benjamin
Winslow, Jr., of five hundred and thirty-five acres, adjoining the lands of
Hugh Lawson, Patrick Hamilton, Mrs. Baker, and Moses White. From these
records we get a glimpse of families residing in the neighborhood. The
first Moses White emigrated from Ireland about 1742, and married the
daughter of Hugh Lawson, named above James White, son of the above couple,
and the eldest of six brothers, was a soldier of the Revolution, but moved
to East Tennessee in 1786, and was one of the original founders of the now
flourishing city of Knoxville. He was distinguished for his bravery,
energy, and talents, and was a brigadier-general in the Creek War. His
illustrious son, Hugh Lawson White, was a Judge of the Supreme Court of
Tennessee, a Senator of the United States, president of the Senate, and in
1836 a candidate for President of the United States. His remains sleep
peacefully under the vines and grass of the churchyard of the First
Presbyterian Church of Knoxville.
From these deeds, and other sources, we learn that Benjamin Winslow had
three children -- Benjamin, Moses, and Mary. Of these we propose to record
a few facts.
Alexander Osborne and Benjamin Winslow were near neighbors, living only
two or three miles apart. As a matter of course their boys, Moses and
Adlai, were early companions and associates. Adlai Osborne had a fair young
sister -- pretty Jean Osborne, the rose of Belmont. It was the same old
story, told under the leafy oaks of Rowan, and pretty Jean Osborne became
the bride of young Moses Winslow. This was in 1760. They settled upon some
of the Winslow lands, according to the custom of the day; for the original
settlers, tinctured with European notions, rarely gave land to their
daughters, but divided the inheritance among the sons. The home of this
couple was not far from Center Church -- the property owned by the late
Sidney Houston, Esq. For sixteen years their home was without children.
But in the eventful year of 1776 came the first child, a daughter whom they
named Dovey. She grew up to be a famous beauty and belle of that region.
Her heart was at length won by Dr. Joseph McKnitt Alexander, son of John
McKnitt Alexander. Her life was not a long one, but she left one son, Moses
Winslow Alexander, who lived about ten miles north of Charlotte on the
Statesville Road. Some of his children are still living.
On the first day of February, 1771, Cornwallis' troops crossed the
Catawba River and marched towards Salisbury. In their march several houses
were burned down. When they reached the house of Moses Winslow, knowing
that he was prominent man, a member of the Provincial Congress, and on the
Rowan Committee of Safety, the soldiers applied the torch to his residence.
At the same time some ruffian soldiers were endeavoring to cut from Mrs.
Winslow the capacious outside pockets, so fashionable in that day, in which
she had deposited some of her household valuables. While she was helplessly
submitting to the indignity Lord Cornwallis himself rode up, and in
obedience to the instincts of an English gentleman ordered them to desist,
and to extinguish the fire kindled against the house.
Moses Winslow lived to be eighty-three years of age. He and his wife
sleep in the graveyard of Center Church, where her father and mother are
resting side by side.
Besides their beautiful daughter, Dovey, they had two other daughters,
named Cynthia and Roscinda. The reader may have remarked that while these
venerable pioneers were apt to name their sons after one of the patriarchs,
prophets, or twelve apostles, with now and then a selection from the kings
of England, they gave poetical or fanciful names to their daughters --
Cynthia, Roscinda, Lillis, or Juliette. Cynthia Winslow was married to
Samuel King, and was the mother of the well-known and talented Junius and
Albert King. Roscinda Winslow married her cousin, William J. Wilson, and
their daughter, Mary Wilson, became the wife of Ezekiel Polk -- the
grandfather of the President, James Knox Polk. Our illustrious North
Carolina statesman, the late Hon. William A. Graham, was also a descendant
of Mary, the sister of Moses Winslow. So likewise was Col. Isaac Hayne, of
Charleston, with numerous other prominent and influential citizens. The old
homesteads have fallen to ruins, and the plowshare of strangers, who never
heard the names of these noble old families, runs smoothly over the ground
where their altar fires once burned brightly. Emigration has borne them
away, and in the new States the old names are found. But North Carolina
should treasure up their history as an incentive to noble deeds in the days
of trial yet to come.

Page 248. Information on the massacre at Fort Mimms.
While the war was raging on the northern frontier, the Creek Indians in
Georgia and Alabama took up arms against the white settlers. The celebrated
Tecumseh made a visit to the Southern Indians in the spring of 1812, and
excited them to resistance. The white inhabitants on the Alabama River, in
August, 1813, having taken refuge in Fort Mimms, in the Tensaw Settlement,
were attacked by the Indians, under their chief, Billy Weatherford, and out
of the three hundred men, women, and children there assembled, only
seventeen escaped. This was August 30, 1813. In this massacre, Dr. Spruce
Macay Osborne, son of Col. Adlai Osborne, then a surgeon in the army, was
killed. This unprovoked massacre aroused the whole country, and an army of
thirty-five hundred men was raised, chiefly in Tennessee, and placed under
the command of Gen. Andrew Jackson


Bio. of Alfred Osburn - 3817

History of Jackson County, Indiana, Chicago, Brant + Fuller, 1886.
Page 730. (transcript)

ALFRED OSBURN, a leading citizen of Owen Township, Jackson Co., Ind.,
is the second in the family of John and Frances (Blount) Osburn. He was
born near Plymouth, Washington Co., N.C., October 7, 1827, and is of
English descent. At the age of seven years he became a resident of
Jackson County, where his home has ever since been. He attended the
subscription and common schools of his day, and until the age of twenty-two
was engaged in farming. At that time he began the wagon-maker's trade,
which he has followed to some extent nearly ever since. Mary J. Fish
became his wife April 27, 1848, and none of their three children are now
living. Mr. Osburn became a minister of the gospel in the Christian
Church, in 1879, at Clear Spring, where the society has a good building and
a large membership. In politics he is a Democrat, and has been township
trustee, besides holding several other minor offices. He enjoys the
confidence and high regard of all his neighbors and others who know him.


**My Note: Snodgrass, John and James Whtie are mentioned below as well as William Preston. Elijah Smith is on the Catawba as well.

12 Dec 1809 -- Deed Book A, page 158:
John Snodgrass of Giles Co., VA (no wife listed) to John White.

23 Apr 1810 -- Deed Book A, page 180:
Joseph Snodgrass of Giles Co., VA (no wife listed) to James White.

19 Jan 1774 -- Plott Book A, pg. 37: Surveyed for Joseph Snodgrass 390 acres of
land lying in Fincastle County by virtue of an order of council of the 16th of Decr.
1775 [vss - probably really says Dec 1773?] & as part of the Loyal Company grant
on the waters of the Middle Fork of Holston Beginning at 3 white oak on the top
of a ridge & runneth thence S 40 E 130 poles to a Spanish oak & 2 white oak saplings
on a hillside S 48 W 197 to 3 black oak on a hill side S 73 W 80 to a white oak &
2 poplar saplings on the top of a high hill ridge thence S 52 W 108 to a Spanish oak &
white oak N 74 W 150 crossing a branche to a hiccory tree & hiccory sapling N 25
W 38 to a white oak & black oak on the side of a ridge & along the same N 58 E 455 &
also crossing a branch to the Beginning
Jan 19th 1774 John Floyd
Wm. Preston

20 Jan 1774 -- Plott Book A, pg. 45: Surveyed for David Snodgrass 690 acres
of land by virtue of an order of council 15th Dec'r 1773 & part of the Loyal Company
Grant in Fincastle County on the north side of the Middle fork of Holston River
Beginning at three white oak Thence N 40 W 330 poles crossing a Branch to 4 white
oaks in Woods line N 48 E 164 to 3 Spanish oaks on a Ridge N 75 E 134 to 3 white
oaks on a steep bank S 35 E 74 crossing little Holston & a Branch & 2 hiccories on a
hillside S 75 E 154 to 2 white oaks & a black oak on a hill side near the River S 6
E 180 crossing the River twice to 3 Linns in a Bent & down the River S 65 W 276
poles to the Beginning
20 Jan 1774 John Floyd
Wm. Preston

12 Feb 1774 -- Deed Bk. A, pg. 48: Grant to Robert Snodgrass,
200 acres on the water of Reedy Creek, a branch of Holston ... N 41 W 148 poles
... N 56 E 240 poles ... S 44 E 120 poles ... S 50 W 243 poles ...

12 Feb 1774 -- Montgomery Co., VA, Plott Book A, pg. 43 :
Surveyed for Robert Snodgrass 200 acres of land ... on the waters of Reedy Creek a
Branch of Holston Beginning at a Linn & Buckeyes corner to the land of John Adair &
with a line thereof N 41 W 148 poles crossing a branch & passing Adairs corner to a
double black oak on a flat ridge N 56 E 240 poles crossing a branch of Reedy Creek
to 2 Spanish oak & a white oak on the north side of a hill S 44 E 120 crossing a branch
to a black oak & poplar on the north side of a hill & S 50 W 243 to the beginning.

12 Feb 1774 John Floyd
Wm. Preston

date??? -- The Committey of Safety: Robert, David, & Joseph Snodgrass signed
a petition to divide Fincastle, saying it was over 150 miles to court.

1776-7 Fincastle County was split into Montgomery & Washington County.

1777 -- Greenbrier County was formed from Montgomery County.

29 Mar 1777 -- Kentucky Court of Appeals, vol. 4, pg. 132:
Will of William Preston of Montgomery Co., VA, dated 29 Mar 1777, codicil
dated 29 Mar 1777. He asks that they (the trustees) make all the conveyances
as directed, particularly a small tract of 250 acres on Dance Spring, a branch of
Catawba, which he lately disposed of to James Snodgrass by a verbal agreement
for 55 pounds with one year credit, with interest, on the promise that he pays off
his bond for such.

Date born 2: 1798, North Carolina, North Carolina.48
Date born 3: 1799, North Carolina.49
Residence 1: 1860, Salt Creek, Jackson, Indiana.49
Residence 2: 1850, Salt Creek, Jackson, Indiana.50
Residence 3: 1870, Salt Creek, Jackson, Indiana.51

Marriage: Abt. 1825, Rowan Co, NC.

  1. +ANGELINE WHITE, b. 1842, Salt Creek Twp, Jackson Co, IN, d. Bef. 1910, Ottawa Co, KS.
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