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This was copied from "Ozark Heritage Dent County Missouri Area Cemeteries & Families" Vol III 1994 by Ken Fiebelman of Salem, MO.

Reprinted with the permission of Ken Fiebelman on behalf of the Dent County Historical Society

HUSBAND & WIFE:  Married Feb. 11, 1808 in Virginia.
     Born abt. 1787 - died after 1860.    Born at Wheeling, Ohio Co WV.
     Born abt. 1792 -died after 1860.    Children Jehu Carl 'John' (1818-1887, m. Mary Jane Nichols, buried at Old White Homestead on Hog Creek in Texas County), Nancy (1820_), Susan (1821 - 1908) m. James Jack, both buried at Green Forest Cemetery), Metis 'Moses' (1822 - 1906), m. Martha Mariah Kell, both buried at Zion Cemetery), Rachel 'Bob' (1827 - 1910, m. Andrew Mathis Wallis, both buried at Wallis Cemetery), Mary Elizabeth (1830 - 1896), Baby Son (1833 - ) and Samuel (1836 - 1918, m. Rachel Ann Nace, buried at Walker Cemetery).

WHITE, INFANT    Born & died 1820.    Infant daughter of William J. White & Mary 'Elizabeth' Landreth.

WHITE, INFANT    Born & died 1833.    Infant son of William J. White & Mary 'Elizabeth' Landreth.

WHITE, NANCY    Born & died abt. 1812.    Infant daughter of William J. White & Mary 'Elizabeth' Landreth.


There are 7 members of the White Family buried here.

Found at Ancestry.com: This is the story told by my mother, Viola Jack Rubey & to my cousin Arzetta Jack Huitt by her father, Clarence Jack. It was told to them by their grandmother, Susan White Jack, when they were children.

"One day during the Civil War, a group of Bushwhackers (soldiers that were not under the command of any officers but were just marauders, robbing the people of the countryside) came by the home place of James Jack in Dent County, Missouri. My great-grandmother, Susan White Jack, received word from one of her neighbors that these marauders were heading for her home. She knew she had to keep her family safe since her husband was away fighting in the war on the Confederate side (the South). They were Southerners who had come from West Virginia a few years before the outbreak of the War. She told the oldest boy, John William Jack, to take their only horse, a gray mare, to a place deep into the woods where the ground had caved in and they called this place "the sinks", to hide her there and stay with the mare until the marauders had gone. She then hid the next two little boys, Andrew Jack and Moses Lafayette Jack, my great-grandfather,  under a huge black kettle. This kettle was used to heat the water to wash with on the outside in the backyard. When it was not in use they would turn the kettle upside down and prop it on a big flat rock. It was easy for two small boys to be under. The marauders took all their food, the chickens, the sows, the pigs, and other livestock. They also took all her flour, sugar, cornmeal, and all the food she had canned. They set their house and barn on fire and took her and the baby in her arms, Emmaline Jack, away to the town of Salem & put her in jail. The neighbors saw the fire and came to see about it. They found the two little boys crying under the kettle and took the three little boys home with them. They kept them until their mother could come back to them. She was put in jail because her husband was fighting with the Confederates. The 23rd state of Missouri was suppose to be neutral.

During the Civil War he was taken prisoner by the federal soldiers . The soldiers loaded a government wagon with all the household goods they could use, mostly bedding, then set the house on fire. While they were loading the wagon and burning the house, Aunt Susie crawled up on a high stump and waved her old cotton bonnet over her head shouting "Hurrah for Jefferson Davis and the Southern Confederacy." One of the men said "Madam, you had better be quiet if you care anything for your life." Aunt Susie said "Sir , if they want to kill a woman for holding up for what she thinks is right, it's up to them".

Findagrave memorial for Susan White Jack: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=JACK&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=26&GScntry=4&GSsr=121&GRid=25556031&

Excerpt from History of the Wallis Family by John W. Wallis - Rachel White was born on a bend of the river near Wheeling, West Virginia and moved to eastern Tennessee at age 6. She married Andrew Mathis Wallis in 1846. They had 7 children in Tennessee near Chattanooga and 4 in the Sequatchie valley on the Cumberland River. In 1859 they started west with two other families; the Moses White's and William Kell's. They came in covered wagons pulled by 3 yokes of oxen. In 6 weeks they arrived in the Ozarks and settled on 160 acres 6 miles from the head of the Current River on a small stream with a spring. A History of the Wallis Family by John Wesley Wallis.


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