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White - John M.

Source: History of Montgomery County, Indiana. Indianapolis: AW Bowen,   1913. p. 1116
Biography, more than anything else, commands the most   interested attention for the reason that it is a record of those   who, in times gone by, traveled the thorny pathway of life as   companions, acquaintances, friends or relatives. To preserve from   forgetfulness the simple story of their experiences and record   their acts, however uneventful, is a task attended with much   pleasure to the writer and fraught with great good to humanity.   Especially is this the case when the subject has passed the   allotted three score and ten and, like some grand old forest   trees, its companions all gone -- stands alone, crowned with the   weight and honors of years, calmly awaiting the change that soon   will cause its once proud form to lie as low as its fellows. One   of the venerable citizens and successful farmers of Montgomery   County is John M. White of Ripley Twp, who was born in Covington,   Fountain County, Indiana, Dec 25, 1838, a son of William B. and   Elizabeth White, both natives of Tennessee. William White, the   paternal grandfather was a soldier in the War of 1812. He came to   Sullivan County, Indiana, in 1817, subsequently leaving there and   moving to Fountain locating on Coal Creek finally moving to   Vermillion County this state where he spent the rest of his life, his   death occurring there Jan 10, 1847. The following children were   born to William B. White and his wife: Albert F, deceased; James   A; Mandy Lorina, deceased; Horace H, deceased; Elmira S; John M   of this review; Thomas Franklin, deceased; William Bloomer.

John   M. White received his education in the public schools and he grew   to manhood on the home farm, where he did his share of the work.   Early in life he took up farming, which he has continued to the   present time, being still active. He is now the owner of 208   acres of productive and well improved land on which he has   carried on general farming and stock raising with much success.   Mr. White was married Sept 1, 1859 to Rena B. WERT, daughter of   David and Rebecca Balser Wert and to this union 5 children were   born: Edgar and Aaron, deceased; Wiliam E. teaching in Alamo;   Alonzo lives Waynetown; Jesse teaching in the university at   Pittsburgh, Pa. The wife and mother passed to her eternal rest   Nov 10, 1892 and on Feb 28, 1894, Mr. White married Emma Hatt,   daughter of Joseph V. and Mary Keyes Hatt, the former a native of   Ohio and later of Delaware; they are both deceased. This last   union of the subject and wife has been without issue.   Politically, Mr. White is a Republican, but he has never held or   sought public office. He is a member of the Christian Church. - transcribed by kbz
Source: Atlas of Montgomery County (Chicago: Beers, 1878) p 52

JM WHITE, PO Alamo, Farmer, Sec 35, settled in this County 1865.
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