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White - William S.

Source: H. W. Beckwith, 1881 History of Montgomery County, Indiana  (Chicago: Beers) p 419

Wm. S. White, farmer and stock raiser, Ladoga, whose name  stands among the leading agriculturists and stock raisers of  Scott township, is one of that class of men possessed of a high  sense of honor, and a friend to all enterprises pertaining to the  good of the public. He traces his genealogy back to his  grandfather, Thomas White, who was native of Ireland, his  birthplace being near the line of Scotland. He emigrated to the  United States and reared a family, among whom was Benjamin White,  native of Pennsylvania, and father of our subject, who also  reared a family of twelve children, and for many years was a  resident of Greene County, Ohio, and the native place of Wm. S.,  who was born March 6, 1817, and migrated to Indiana in 1831 with  his parents, and settled in Clarke Township, Montgomery County.  His father there entered land from the government, and became one  of the successful and respected farmers of the County. The early  advantages of Wm. S., so far as education was concerned, were  limited to sixteen days of schooling. Early in life he began  learning the trade of a carpenter from his father, and has since,  in connection with farming, done about $25,000 of business in  this line. In 1838 Mr. White bought his present farm which was  then a piece of wild timber land, and which he has since  converted into one of the best 360-acre farms in Scott township.  December 24, 1836, Mr. White was married to Miss Amy, daughter of  George WATKINS, one of the old and prominent pioneers of the  County. They have reared a family of twelve children, seven of  whom are living: Israel H., Elizabeth J., Geo. W., Susanna M.,  Alice, John B. and Emma C. Benj. F. died in the service of his  country at Smoky Town, Maryland, his body being brought home for  burial. rosebriar@earthlink.net  Harry L Bounnell
Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal, May 19, 1899

William S. White, was born near Bellbrook, Ohio March 6, 1817  died May 12, 1899, aged 82 years, 2 months and six days.  He was  married to Amy WATKINS Dec 29, 1836.  To this union was born 12  children, 8 of whom have passed away before him.  Amy White, his  wife, died April 24, 1897, two years and 18 days before him.  He,  with his parents came to Indiana in 1832, settled in Montgomery  County, spending their first night in the old log courthouse in  Crawfordsville.  He settled on his present farm over 62 years ago  and lived there till the time of his death.  He was a carpenter  by trade and one of the best barn and bridge builders in  Montgomery County.  By hard work and close economy he has  accumulated considerable property.  He joined the Methodist  Church in boyhood and always contributed liberally to the support  of the Church.  He was a man of few words but ended with a good  purpose.  He leaves four children, 21 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and one brother and one sister to mourn his loss.  Always loyal  to his government an din politics he was a Republican.  Funeral  services will be held at his old homestead Sunday morning at 10  o'clock, conducted by Rev. HS Buckles.  Interment at Oak Hill  Cemetery = transcribed by kbz
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