Looking for details on Mary Morrow <1783> married William White?

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I am descended from David Thomas White, son of William White <1767> and Mary Morrow<1783>.  David is buried in NE Texas;  I have visited his grave.

His family information came to me from an obituary and a Find a Grave report, besides internet info.  William may have left his wife and gone with some of his children to Arkansas, where he died. Morrow and especially White are common names, so I'm not sure about the information I have.  I'd really like to know about the family of Mary and William.
in Genealogy Help by Susan Beauchamp G2G Rookie (220 points)
edited by Ellen Smith

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Hi Susan,

Are you currently working on adding this side of your tree here on Wikitree? The reason I ask is because I am descended from the Whites of Hanover County, Virginia and I'm wondering if your William White's family was originally from there. I'm particularly curious because you list McClanahan as a tag and William McClanhan White is my great x 2 grandfather. Is there any connection do you think?

If you need any help with your branch feel free to message me anytime.

Susie :-)

by Anon Anon G2G6 Pilot (245k points)

  Thank you for your response.  I know my ancestor David Thomas White was born 1819, Morgan Co., AL.  His family may have come from VA.  I can't find a good connection for his birth parents.  David married Orlena Neely in the Morgan County in 1843.

Since censuses before 1850 don't show the children's' names I can't tell for sure about David's parents or siblings. William White and Mary Morrow are my best guess for his parents.  They married (1798-1799) in Warren Co., NC and came to Morgan Co., AL around 1815.

I don't know for sure that William went to AR.  White being such a common name doesn't make it easy.  He would have left his wife in AL where she died in 1858.

Records show that she died in Morgan Co., AL.  David and Orlena's first two children were born in the same county and the family moved to Thyatira, DeSoto Co., Mississippi where they had five more children between 1852 and 1863.  About 1870 the whole family moved to TX.  I have visited the historical society in Paris, TX and their graves in Tigertown.

Descendants of David Thomas White


               1             David Thomas White b: 10 Aug 1819 in Morgan, Alabama d: 17 Dec 1891 in Tigertown, Lamar, Texas + Orlena J. Neely    b: 05 Nov 1822 in TN or AL m: 27 Dec 1843 in Morgan Co., AL         d: 12 Jun 1892 in Tigertown, Lamar Co., TX


........     2       William Andrew White b: 14 Oct 1844 in Morgan Co., AL d: 11 Dec 1879 in Tigertown, Lamar Co., Texas +Julia Ann Clark Warren 1845 – 1888     

……..      2       Mary E. White b: 09 Oct 1846 in Morgan Co., AL d: 10 Mar 1936 in Tigertown, Lamar Co., Texas

........     2             Virginia Eugenia White b: Jan 1852 in Thyatira, DeSoto Co., Mississippi d: 27 Jan 1906 in Tigertown, Lamar Co., Texas +James Monroe Rigney b: Aug 1847 in Mississippi, U.S.A.  m: 03 Nov 1870 d: in Hugo, Choctaw Co., Oklahoma, U.S.A.

........     2             James Calvin White b: 07 Jul 1855 in Thyatira, DeSoto Co., Mississippi  d: 01 May 1912 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas +Permelia Jane Janie Posey b: 31 Aug 1858 in Sulphur Springs, Hopkins, Texas     m: 20 Oct 1881  d: 07 Jul 1897 in Tigertown, Lamar Co., Texas, U.S.A.*2nd Wife of James Calvin White:  +Lula Tomlin    m: 14 Mar 1900

........     2             Louisa White b: in Thyatira, DeSoto Co., MS                   

........     2             David M. White  b: 27 Nov 1859 in Thyatira, Tate Co, Mississippi    d: 22 Jun 1925 in Antlers, Pushmataha, Oklahoma +Nettie Moore Collins b: 22 May 1867 in Lamar Co., Texas m: Abt. 1888 d: 12 Jun 1946 in Midland, Midland County, Texas

........     2             Thomas Neely White b: 01 Jul 1863 in Thyatira, DeSoto Co., Mississippi d: 27 Oct 1932 in Tigertown, Lamar Co., Texas +Lena May Jack b: 09 Oct 1876 in Lamar Co., Texas  m: 29 Sep 1892 in TXd: 06 Mar 1917 in Paris, Lamar, Texas

You might try contacting my cousin, Liz Edmonds. She has a much better grasp than I do of the movements of the White family in Virginia and North Carolina so may be able to help, or know someone who can. Have you done a DNA test? That may also help as there is someone amongst the White cousins who focuses his research around genetic genealogy. Finally, have you been able to find any wills in the family. The know the North Carolina state archives has a fabulous collection of wills but don't know about the other states you mentioned. That's a great way to prove parentage in the absence of Census documents.

Good luck, Susie :-)

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