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White Family of Bowie Co 1846 - Present
Posted by: Mike White Date: June 14, 2001 at 12:15:29
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Looking forward to making connections to our family from the various branches and exchange information:

Generation # 5

Newton White b.1894-d.1964 Maud TX
Emma Francis Foster b.1893-d.1985 Maud TX

Generation # 4

Thomas M White b.1841 SC - d. 1923 Maud TX
Marthia O Harris b.1852 VA d.1938 Maud TX

CHILDREN OF Thomas and Marthia:

1) Marion A 1876-1964 m. Maggie Martin
2) Charles T 1878-1965 m. Elizabeth Holley
3) Lola B 1879-1865 m. Dr Irvin D McDaniel
4) Della N 1881-1965 m. Stephen Lawrence
5) Milton E 1883-1951 m. Susie Fowler
6) Inez L 1887-1908
7) Leo (Lee) L 1890-1970 m. Sally D Dennis
8) Richard R 1890-1958 m. Illie J Holley
9) John Calvin 1891-1938 m. Willie B Fisher
10)Newton J 1894-1964 m. Emma F Foster

Generation # 3

Benjamin Jackson White b.1820 SC d. Maud TX
Polly Nix b.1821 SC d. 1855 Maud TX


1) Thomas M 1841-1923 m. Marthia O Harris
2) Marion C 1844-1884 m. Louise C Helms
3) William P 1846-1919 m. Winifred Collins
4) Susan V White 1848-1855
5) Joseph F 1851-1930 m. Hattie E. ????
6) Louisa C 1852/54 d.unk
7) Charles 1853-unkn
8) John G 1855-1879 m. Samantha ????
9) Benjamin F 1851-1930 m. 1st Abilou Helms, 2nd Harriet Elizabeth Shelby

Generation # 2

Elias White b.1797 SC d. 1873 Bowie Co TX
Anna B Gibbs b.1801 SC d. 1864 Maud TX

NOTE: Elias was the first of our family to arrive in Bowie Co, from Union Co SC, he is on the 1847 tax rolls, his son Benjamin may have arrived first as he was on the 1846 Tax rolls. There were TWO unknown children one male, one female, born between 1818-1820.


1) Benjamin J 1820-1858 m. Polly Nix
2) Susan 1822-1878 m. 1st Samuel Harlan (Halin - Harland). 2nd. Patrict Creed
3) Hester 1824-1857 m. Jerimiah Bobo
4) Robert 1827-1859
5) John G 1828-1863 m. Mary Whitus
6) Mary C 1832-1881 m. 1st Charles Y Tapp 2nd.William F Smith
7) William M 1834-1865 m. 1st.Sarah L Reams 2nd. Mary Ann Reams
8) Nathan 1834-unkn
9) Martha A 1835-1903 m. Leroy R Alford
10)Monroe 1841-1860
11)Laura Jane 1843-1899 m.1st Lozen Landrum 2nd. Twyman H Kettell

Above families were all in Bowie County.

Generation # 1

ROBERT WHITE SR. b.1743 NC d.1843 SC
Rev War Vet.
married 1st:
Mildred Whitehead b.1745 unk d.1807 SC
married 2nd:
Elizabeth Unkn b.unkn d.1840 SC

NOTE: Only ELIAS's family moved to Bowie Co. the only other White to move to TX was his brother Stephen White Houston/Walker Co TX.


1) William 1776-1829 m. Elizabeth Boatman
2) John 1778-1778
3) Susan 1780-1851 m. Sion S Murphy III
4) Jane 1782-1782
5) Robert Jr 1784-1880 m.1st Mary Greer Cooper, 2nd, Susan Gibbs
6) Stephen 1786-aft1850 TX m.Nancy Beddington
7) Mary 1788-1875 m. Lewis Bobo Rhodes
8) Tillman 1791-unkn GA? m.Sally Rhodes
9) Elizabeth 1793-1845 m. Soloman Bobo Jr
10)Mildred 1795-aft1850 m. John Bullington
11)Elias 1797-1873 TX, m. Anna B Gibbs
12)Maj Benjamin F 1800-1879 (Author of "The Sacred Harp 1844") m. Thurza Melvina Golightly.

Robert Sr's family spread from Union SC, to GA, AL, IL, TX and many unknowns. Elias and Stephen were the only two to move to TX, Stephen about 1836/39 to Houston and Walker Co and Elias in 1846, SC to Redwater TX Bowie Co, one of the original land owners in this area.

Hope this information is helpful.

Mike White


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