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