Thomas Marion and
History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed.,
1887, Campbell Co.
Thomas Marion White was born in Campbell County, Ky., May 10, 1829, and is the eldest of four children born to James S. and Margaret (Dicken) White. James S. White was born in Alexandria, Campbell County, in 1806, and was a son of Jacob and Sarah (Stephens) White, natives of Virginia. He was a farmer by occupation, a man of high character, of great energy and industry, who died in 1879, in this seventy-third year. The mother of our subject was a daughter of Joseph Dicken, her mother being a Miss Blackgrove, before her marriage; they were natives of Virginia.
Thomas M. White was reared on the farm, and in early life learned the trade of a blacksmith, which trade he followed until 1875. In 1877 he was elected sheriff of Campbell County and re-elected in 1879. He is one of Campbell County's most efficient public servants; is a member of the Baptist Church, and of the Masonic fraternity.
On 4 July 1849 he married Miss
Elizabeth Bryan, a daughter of Samuel and Cynthia (Carmack) Bryan, of Campbell County. Mrs.
White is also a member of the Baptist Church. To their union have been
born nine children, viz: James S. (deceased), Theodore (deceased), three
who died in infancy (Orval), Missouri (deceased d-1882), Dora H., Lida (Eliza) M. and Charles.
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