Susan Elizabeth DIX was born about 1835 in Harrison Co., Virginia, USA. She was a daughter of Nathan Dix or Dicks and Eliza Synott. They may have been Quakers. She married Joshua Skaggs in 1862. Joshua's cause of and date of death is unknown. It was the middle of the CIvil War, but he does not show up in military records for either side. She was listed as a widow in the marriage record with Henry Wesley White. She married Henry Wesley White in 1866. He was a widower with 2 children, Clarence and Kate. Daughter Mollie was born in 1867. They moved to Kansas. Oral tradition suggested that he may have been a sutler during the war and a storekeeper afterwards. There was also a suggestion that he may have had some injury, disability, or disfigurement related to the war. Husband Henry died in 1871 within a few months of the birth of son, Ralph Brown White. She married Joseph Smith in 1875. He was an immigrant from Germany. Tradition says he was a mean stepfather. In the 1880 census all of the family members are named as "Smith." Susan had 2 more children, John and William, with Joseph Smith.
Family lore says that she was well educated. She may have met Henry as the schoolteacher for his children.
oral sources: Ralph Linn White, grandson; Norman White, grandson; Emma Bannister White, daughter-in-law
"West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRHC-Q46 : accessed 10 September 2015), Abraham White in entry for Henry W. White and Susan E. Skaggs, 10 Apr 1866; citing Harrison, West Virginia, reference P 279; FHL microfilm 250,015.
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 11 September 2019), memorial page for Susan E Smith (17 Feb 1835–2 Nov 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 167353709, citing Hiawatha Cemetery, Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Marla Hathhorn (contributor 35891707) .
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On 16 Nov 2016 at 20:50 GMT Mary White wrote: