James White (1799-1851)

When James White was born on July 1, 1799, in Pasquotank County, North Carolina, his father, James White, was 34 and his mother, Ann (Pritchard) White, was 34. He married Elizabeth Bailey on February 12, 1827, in Monroe County, Georgia. They had six children in 20 years. He died in 1851 in Meriwether County, Georgia, at the age of 52.


While some researchers suggest that his wife's maiden name was Elizabeth Anderson, evidence indicates that it was Elizabeth Bailey, born about 1808 in Georgia. Almost no information has been found about Elizabeth's family. According to the 1880 U.S. Census, each of her parents were born in SC. She died in Meriwether County, GA in 1880.


James and Elizabeth are believed to have had four daughters and two sons:

  • Susan Catherine White (1830–1870), m Henry Ervin Chapman (1826–1895) on 18 Oct 1846 in Meriwether County, GA. They had about six daughters and three sons.
  • Mary G White (1836–1837) died in infancy.
  • Jacob Marion White (1840–1914), m Rachel Caroline Woodall (1845–1923) on 8 Dec 1859 in Meriwether County, GA. They had about four daughters and nine sons.
  • Henrietta White (1844–1884), m William Andrew Jackson Woodall (1843–1923) on 27 Oct 1859 in Talbot Vounty, GA. They had six daughters and three sons.
  • James Kenyon White III (1845–1925); four or five wives and about thirteen children.
  • C. Elizabeth B. "Bettie" White 1850–1920, probably married William F Jenkins (1844–1919) and had three plus children. Caution: source data is very limited and these are both extremely common names. Conclusions of other researchers should be examined carefully.

Data Sources

The 1850 U.S. Census shows James and Elizabeth White living in Meriwether County, GA with their five living children:

  • James White 50
  • Elizabeth White 42
  • Mary G White 14
  • Jacob White 10
  • Henrietta White 6
  • James K White 4
  • Elizabeth White 1

The 1860 U.S. Census shows the widowed Elizabeth White living in Meriwether County, GA (post office Magdalena) with her two youngest children:

  • Elizabeth White 50
  • James White 15
  • Elizabeth White 11

The 1880 U.S. Census shows the widowed Elizabeth White living in Brooksville, Coosa County, AL with her daughter Henrietta's family. She died later that year.

  • William Woodall 38
  • Henrietta Woodall 37
  • John Woodall 19
  • Mary Jane Woodall 17
  • Nancy Woodall 14
  • Anna Woodall 13
  • William Woodall 11
  • Almeda Woodall 7
  • Cora Woodall 6
  • Effa Woodall 4
  • Elisabeth White 70

No 1870 U.S. Census record for Elizabeth has yet been found.


  • James' birth: Pasquotank County is one of the most far-northeastern counties of NC.
  • Elizabeth's birth: About 1810, somewhere in GA - perhaps Monroe County where they were married.
  • Marriage: Monroe County is located in central GA, just northwest of Macon.
  • Children's births: all of the known birthplaces were in Meriwether County GA, very roughly 50 miles west of the center of Monroe County.
  • James' death: Meriwether County, GA.
  • Elizabeth's death: although the 1880 Census shows she was living in Coosa County, AL, some researchers say that she died that year in Meriwether County, GA - perhaps on a visit?

Are we related?

Here are the GEDmatch Kit #s for my father and mother:

GI: A909282
CL: A216073

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