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White Family of Walker Co
Posted by: Michael White (ID *****2041) Date: September 06, 2003 at 16:04:46
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Stephen & Nancy [Betterton] White Family & descendants

This couple may be buried in Walker Co, possibly with
some of their children. Should someone have a Walker
co Cemetery book, should it exist, would appreciate a

Stephen White 1786-1868 arrived in this area in 1836,
Nancy Betterton his wife born 1782 died abt 1865?

The couple lived between Walker and Houston Counties.

Children of Stephen & Nancy (8) I mention only 1 here:
Tilman B White Sr 1809-1875/77 died Walker Co.
wife: Sarah Francis Harwell 1818-bef1870 Walker Co.
Children of Tillman & Sarah in Walker co:
Elzira A White married George Gibson
Wm H White married a Cornelia J ???
James B White
Calvin H White
Stephen Henry White or Henry White married Sarah J. ?
Tilman B White Jr married unkn had child A J White.
John W White
Mary F White
Amilda White
Jefferson Saunders White

Any information or Cemeteries where they may be buried would be appreicated.

Stephen White Sr and Nancy Betterton were Pioneers, first arriving in the Houston Co area Jan 1836, from Alabama. They moved between Walker and back to Houston then back to Walker Co. Stephen was raised in Union Co SC and Nancy in Spartanburg, they migrated to GA with Nancy's family sometime in the 1820's, then Stephen and Nancy moved to Lowndes Co AL, (formerly Montgomery), between 1820/30, then onto Mustang Prarie (later Houston Co)in 1836.

Stephen & Tilman and son-in-law Sion Pritchard are all on the Walker Co Probate records, though they mistakingly call Sion 'Fion' Prichard. Stephen White was the Guardian of the Pritchard children from 1848 into the 1860's.

Stephen's daughter Milly Whitehead White, married Sion Pritchard in Lowdnes Co AL. She died shortly before 1848, not sure ... but by the time Sion died in 1848, she had already passed away.

Stephen White was a relative to Thomas and Sanford Gibbs families also from Union Co SC. Their cousin Annie Gibbs married Stephen White's brother Elias White from Redwater Bowie Co TX.

Tilman White is on the Store list of the Gibbs and Brothers Store in Huntsville Walker Co TX, guess he owed $3 and it came up in the estate probate records when Thomas Gibbs died. Stephen White Sr must have known this family, as he was raised among them in South Carolina. Thomas & Sanford Gibbs grandfather James Gibbs was a Revolutionary war Vet.

There were six other children of Stephen White Sr and Nancy Betterton, it appears some may have served in the Mexican War. Several of Tilman B White Children served in the Civil War, and lived to file pensions or their wives...

Stephen's children were still living in Walker, Houston and Tinity Counties in 1880.

Any cemetery infomation or family information on this family would be appreicated.

Thank You,
Mike White

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