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White - Charles W.

Source: H. W. Beckwith, 1881 History of Montgomery County, Indiana (Chicago: Beers) p 436

Charles W. WHITE, farmer, Linden, came to Montgomery Co. with his parents in 1828, and settled in the W. part of Coal Creek Twp, where they remained till 1833 when they moved to Madison Twp. His father, Charles White, was a native of Md, and emigrated to Ohio prior to the War of 1812, where he remained until his removal to Indiana, where he resided till his death, which occurred in 1855, in the 56th year of his age. His mother, Mary White, died in 1869, age 81 years. Mr. White received no education outside the pioneer school. He was married in 1841, at the age of 23, to Rachel CRANE, daughter of Moses and Mary A. Crane. She died in 1846, aged 24 leaving two children, Margaret and Louisa, to mourn her loss. In 1847 he was married a second time, to Letticia E. MANNERS, daughter of James and Letticia (HIGHT) Manners. By this union there are 8 children: James H; Mary; Martha; Brinson; Lillie; George and Cara. Mr. White and wife are prominent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Linden, and he served one term as township trustee. In politics he is a radical republican. He began life poor. His first tax receipt shows his tax to amount to $1.25 now he owns a fine farm of 340 acres, situated at Linden, which is well stocked. Previous to this he dealt in cattle principally; now he is turning his attention to sheep, believing them to be the more paying stock. He is a member of the Masonic order, is 62 years of age, and appears much younger than many at the age of 40, a demonstration that active life and temperate habits in all things will insure a long and happy life. - transcribed by kbz

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