The David M. White - Malinda Brown Family

This White family lived in Spartanburg, SC, and migrated west to Tennessee, in the Marion County and Sequatchie Valley area, particularly Whitwell, TN. Some of the descendents may have gone south, to Georgia and Alabama, but the branch I'm interested in moved to western Kentucky and Tennessee, around Obion County, TN and Fulton County, KY. I'm connected to this family through my mother, Uzelle White.

The progenitor, at least to date, is David M. White (b. 1805 d. 17 Apr, 1891 in Spartanburg). His wife was Malinda Brown, and Melinda's father was William Brown. Their marriage took place in 1837 in Spartanburg, SC. All of their children were born in Spartanburg except the last three: Durham, Thomas and Permilia.

My information is from various contributors, some of whom have posted at RootsWeb They include Euline Harris, Betty McBee, Kathleen Flick, Karla Lynch, Carole Colvin and Charlotte Matthews. A great deal of information is the work of Thomas D. White, who submitted family group sheets to the LDS library in Salt Lake City. I've gotten some things from the LDS site Family Search

David M. White's and Melinda Brown's seven sons and two daughters are enumerated below:

1. James Samuel White (b. 20 Dec 1838 d. 17 Jan 1878) married Elizabeth Griffith (b. 24 Jan 1842 d. 17 Mar 1881). James Samuel was born in Spartanburg, SC, but he relocated to Marion County, TN. He and Elizabeth are both buried at Red Hill Cemetary in Whitwell, TN. They had five male children, all born in Marion County, TN

James Samuel White's first son, George David White, married Ada Mae Powell farmed and reared a large family in western Kentucky and Tennessee. They had four daughters and eight sons.

My mother, Uzelle, was the daughter of Rollie Chesley White and Pauline Metheny.
2. William White (1841-) m. Susan Douglas
3. John White (1843-) m1. Minnie Ritchie m2. Lillie Holloway
4. Archabald White b. 1845 in SC
5. Nancy E. White (1847-) m. John Griffith
6. Zachary Taylor White b. 20 Dec 1838 d. May, 1922) first married Sarah Jane Anderson (1856-1886) and later Elizabeth Sexton Boatwright. Sarah Jane Anderson's parents were William Anderson and Rachel McNabb. There were one daughter and five sons by Zachary Taylor White and Sarah Jane Anderson:

The family of Zachary Taylor White and Elizabeth Sexton Boatwright had seven daughters and two sons:

7. Durham White b. 1852 in Alabama
8. Permilia Caroline White (Amelia) b. 1855 in Crown Point, Marion, TN m. Harris (Tip) Griffin
9. Thomas White b. 1858 in Whitwell, Marion County, TN