Unfortunately, I know little about your White's in Houston Co, Republic of TX...that said, I believe one of the Robert's and one of the William's are mine. Their sister, Lutilda, married at age 14 and her sons were quite close, in age, to their uncles, Robert & William...and as luck would have it, she gave them unusual names..on the 1838 Houston Co tax list, there is also a Nimrod Britt listed...he and his brother, Sampson are what has made it much easier to track our Whites!
As for the names...there is at least one unknown son and one unknown daughter of my Vincent's...the others are Robert, John & William...yep, the most common White names there are! However, that naming habit flowed over into the girls as well...Emily, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Sarah, and several were named Lutilda/Loutilda after their aunt.
Intermarried names are Hester, Britt & possibly Gordon for their sons and Lutilda. We think that John (b. 1811 GA) did not marry until in the early 1840's. I found a marriage record for a John White m. Adeline Walker in Union Co, AR and, while none of my Whites are found on any 1840 AR census, Sampson Britt was on the 1840 Union Co, AR census...his father, John Britt is listed as early as 1839 on the Lafayette Co, AR tax list.
Nephew, Sampson Britt's 1st child was born in 1838 in TX. Her decendants say she was born in Liberty Co, TX. Liberty Co was formed in 1836 from a municipality known as Villa de la Santísima Trinidad de la Libertad. Nacogdoches Co was Liberty Co's northern border neighbor and in 1837, about half of the lower portion of Nacogdoches Co was taken to form Houston Co...so this places all my White's and Britts in the same area....I believe they were here for the Texas Revolution. On the State of Texas website, there is a headright (over 1600 acres, if they were there before 1836) land grant for both a William White and John White in Houston Co, Rep of TX. John's was issued to his heirs, but I've not checked the census for any Whites there, after 1860 (my Whites/Britts were in AR and LA in 1860, except for Robert who was in Colorado Co, TX)
One of the White sons had a son born in LA in the late 1830 or early 1840's...that's why I mentioned to Mike about the Durant H White...while he may have been an "early landowner" in Bowie Co, TX (which was the old Miller Co, AR before 1836) Durant is on an AR census for several decades (either Pope Co or Pike Co...can't remember..I'm visiting my daughter, so this is all by memory...which isn't all that great, to start with!)
I'm leaving to go back home, tomorrow...so I will check my info and reply to this post again.
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