Second Generation

2. William Thomas WHITE2,4,7,10,11 was born on 23 December 1804 in Tennessee.7 He died on 25 December 1884 at the age of 80 in Hardin County, Tennessee.7

William married (1) Mary Elizabeth P. Conner on 22 Sep 1828 in Hardin Co TN. He married (2) Amanda J. Hobbs, 23 Jun 1878, Hardin Co TN.

1840 Census, Hardin Co TN, p.246a
Thomas White with 1m 5-10 [Charles], 1m 15-20 [Benjamin], and 1m 60-70 [Thomas]. 1f 10-15 [Lucinda], 1f 50-60 [Martha]
Some of the sons appear to also be in Hardin Co. On the same page were:
William White, age 30-40 [he was 36]. 2m -5, 2m 5-10, 1f 20-30 [Mary E.]
James White, age 20-30 [abt age 29], 2m -5, 1m 5-10, 2f 5-10, 1f 10-15, 1f 20-30 [Rutha]
On p.248a of the same census is:
Thomas B. White, age 20-30 [abt 24], 2m -5, 1f 5-10, 1f 20-30 [Malissa]

1850 Census, Hardin Co TN, p.286, Household 19
William White, age 44, b. TN, Elizabeth age 35. James T. 20, Williams J. 18, John M. 15, Andrew B. 12, George W. 11, F. M. 10 [male], Martha C. 6, Jasper N. 5, Robt M. 3, and Joel A. age 1.

1860, Hardin Co TN, Smith's Fork P.O.
Wm White, age 55, Farmer, b. TN. Elizabeth age 47. John M. age 26, George W. 22, Francis M. 19, Martha C. 16, Joseph N. 15, Robert M. 13, Joel A. 11, Franklin P. 8, and Mary Elis age 6.
1860 Hardin Co TN, District 5: A. [Andrew] B. White, age 24, Rachel, age 17, married within the year.

1870, Witt's Foundry, Dist 11, Jefferson, TN, Hh 32
William White, age 66, Farmer, b. TN
Elizabeth, 70, b. VA
Adaline Lily, age 5, b. TN

1880, Dist 5, Hardin Co TN
William White, age 75, b. TN, father b. DE, mother b. TN. Arminda [Amanda?] J. White, age 45, no relationship stated, keeping house, b. MS, her father b. TN, her mother b. Germany

Buried Indian Hill, now W. J. White, Cemetery, Hardin Co, TN

William White's Will:
I, william White do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all others by me at any time made.
1st I direct that funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of any monies that I may die possessed of or may come first unto the hand of my executor.
Secondly I give and bequeath to my wife Amanda white sicteen acres of land including the dwelling house and out buildings and to have access to as much time of abundance that I have that will keep up her place. Also one horse and one half of the hogs and the ___ she had when we were married and one counterpane.
She is to have this part of my estate so long as she lives on the place or remains a widow, and then to go back to my heirs hereinafter mentioned of James T. White, W. J. white's children, G. W. White's children: F. M. white's children, R. W. white's children, Jasper White and F. P. White, they are to have all the balance of my property both personal and real to be equally divided between them. The heirs that I have mentioned in this my last will and testament except G. W. White's children is to have one hundred and forty nine dollars less than the rest as they have had that amount advanced to them.
Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint James T. White and Jasper White my executors.
In witness whereof I do to this my will set my hand this the 24th day of August one thousand eight hundred and eighty two.
Signed: William White
Signed and published in our presence and have subscribed our names hereby in the presence of the testator this 24th day of August 1882.
Testators: W. H. Brown, W. ___Brown

William Thomas WHITE and Mary Elizabeth CONNER were married on 22 September 1828 in Hardin County, Tennessee. Mary Elizabeth CONNER was born in 1812 in Tennessee. She died in 1878 at the age of 66.

William Thomas WHITE and Mary Elizabeth CONNER had the following children:



Rev. James T. WHITE was born on 4 September 1830 in Hardin County, Tennessee.

Ancestry FamilyTree:
This is an excerpt from the Clifton Mirror, May 19, 1905. An "Old Folks Series" was published in this paper in Wayne County.
A second article was on the life of the Rev. James T. White, (Joe White's note: an older brother of William Jackson White) also told in the first person:
I was born on Flat Creek in Hardin County near the Wayne County line, two miles from the DeFord Mill, Sept. 4, l830. My grandparents came to Warren County from North Carolina when father was 10 years old. (Editor's note: The paper said Warren, but must be Wayne). They settled at DeFord's Mills. All of this region was a dense forest and canebrake, and the settlers had to cut wagon roads to their new habitations. My father grew up, married and lived at this place all his life and died at the ripe age of 80. To my grandparents were born 14 children, eight sons and six daughters, who all lived to maturity except one boy and one girl. Grandfather was Irish and grandmother Dutch, and both were members of the Primitive Baptist Church. My grandmother's father was a preacher in the church.
My mother's name was Elizabeth Conner. Her folks also came from North Carolina about the same time and settled in Williamson County and later came to Hardin. My parents were married Sept. 22, 1818. To them were born 10 sons and two daughters. I was the oldest. My father was a good man, honorable and God-fearing, and did not spoil his children by sparing the rod. We attended school near where Olive Hill now stands and thought nothing of trudging three miles every morning to get a meager education. We had to be at school by 7 o'clock, too, or give a good excuse for tardiness. If we did not fulfill these requirements, swish, came the rod, and then swish, it would come again at home. For our father would always duplicate our school whippings if we deserved them. A little of that sort of discipline would not hurt our young America in these latter days.
We were not afraid of water, mud, creeks, rocks and long distance and were barefoot at that, and the entire 12 of us lived to be grown.
Our sister and five brothers of us are still living, two brothers in Hardin County, one brother and sister in Texas, one brother in Arkansas and one in Missouri. Most of us belong to the C.P. Church.
In 1856, I wed Rebecca Sinclair near Pinhook. For 49 years of happy wedded life we have lived together. During all that time we have kept up our family altar. To us have been born seven sons and one daughter. We have given them a Christian training. It has been our ambition to raise them right.
They are all church members and witnesses for God. Our youngest son, R.C. White, is wholesale grocery man at Jacksonville, Fla. Our daughter, Mrs. W. R. Horton, lives at Maud. Okla. Her husband is a general merchant. Our oldest living son, J.M White, is with us in the stock and farming business. He lost his wife over two months ago, and he and his little son are living with us.
I began in the ministry during the Civil War, and trust I have been instrumental in leading hundreds of souls to Christ. I can still preach and expect to expound the word of the Lord as long as I have health and strength. I have married many couples and many of their children too. I have also taught school a good deal. I am still hale and hearty and attribute my bodily vigor to by abstemious habits and plenty of outdoor exercise. I have for many years made it a practice to drink about a quart of hot water for breakfast and find this an excellent therapeutic agency.
Though 75 years old, I find life yet young and with serene conscience and hopeful spirit await whatever the Lord may have in store for me. I have the constant witness of the spirit that I have a home in heaven and treasure laid up there. I am at peace with all mankind, and so far as I know have not an enemy on earth. Savannah, Tenn., R.F.D. 3.
Rev Jas T White



William J. WHITE was born in 1832 in Tennessee.



John M. WHITE was born in 1835 in Tennessee.

Not in father's will dated 24 Aug 1882.



Andrew Burris WHITE was born on 16 February 1836 in Tennessee.

Andrew Burris White was the son of William, born 1836 [1838 according to the 1850 census] and served in the Civil War, applying for his pension in Titus Co TX. Some of the information available from this application includes the following. He lived at Mt. Pleasant, Titus Co, TX. He was born 16 Feb 1836 in Hardin Co TN and is now 86 [1922]. He was in Co G, 1st Confederate Cavalry. 1st Capt was Charles Robertson, 2nd Capt James Irwin, the Col. was Col. Cox and then Col. King. His father was a farmer, named William White, b. Warren Co TN and lived at the P. O. South Fork. He lived on Flat Gap Creek on the Warren/Hardin County line. His mother was Elisabeth Connor, daughter of James Connor & Lovey Rhodes who also lived a Smith Fork P. O. Father & mother were Primitive Baptists. He owned 100 acres worth $500 and a few head of livestock worth maybe $300 at the beginning of the war. His father owned slaves - a woman and 4 children and had 600 acres of land. The value of all his parents' property was $7000-8000. They lived in log house, later a frame house with stone chimneys. Andrew was the 4th boy in the family. Eight boys and 2 girls in the family. Three brothers, 1 sister now living. Andrew gave a lengthy list of all the members of his Company he could remember, one of whom was his brother Francis, as well as names and addresses of several living Veterans of the Civil War.
Civil War Questionaire published online <>

Censuses show that there were ten boys in the family, two girls, twelve children in all.

Not in father's will dated 24 Aug 1882.



George W. WHITE was born in 1839 in Tennessee.



Francis M. WHITE was born in 1840 in Tennessee.



Lucie E. WHITE was born in 1842. She died in 1845 at the age of 3.



Martha C. WHITE was born in 1844 in Tennessee.

Not in father's will dated 24 Aug 1882.



Jasper N. WHITE was born in 1845 in Tennessee.



Robert M. WHITE was born in 1847 in Tennessee.



Joel A. WHITE was born in 1849 in Tennessee.

Not in father's will dated 24 Aug 1882.



Franklin WHITE was born in 1852 in Tennessee.



Mary Elizabeth WHITE was born in 1854 in Tennessee.

Not in father's will dated 24 Aug 1882.

William Thomas WHITE and Arminda J. HOBBS were married on 23 June 1878 in Hardin County, Tennessee. Arminda J. HOBBS was born in 1835 in Mississippi.