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White, Samuel M., Squire

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White, Samuel M., Squire
February 21, 2007 04:43PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed.,
1886. Allen County.

SQUIRE SAMUEL M. WHITE, Cedar Spring, was born August 16, 1827, in
Barren County, Ky., where he grew to manhood. In 1856 he located in the
northeastern portion of Allen County, where he has since resided. His
father, Joseph White, a native of Hanover County, Va., removed to Barren
County, Ky., in 1812; was a farmer and mechanic, and died March 7, 1864,
at the age of eighty-five years. He was the son of Henry White, of
Virginia, who died in Barren County. Joseph White espoused in marriage
Elizabeth, daughter of John M. Tilford, of Barren County, born May 9,
1799, still living, and from their union sprang Elisha T., Margaret K.
(White), John M., Samuel M., Mary E., Joel, Betsey A. (Settle) and Susan
F. (Nuckels). Squire White, on the 15th of August, 1850, married Mary
F., daughter of Robert W. and Matilda (Mathews) Ralston, of Barren
County, born January 1, 1832, and to them have been born Amanda J.
(Goodnight), Henry J., Matilda E., Julia A., Eliza J. (Richey), Emily
F., John T., Samuel H. and Adam B. In the beginning of their united
career Mr. and Mrs. White had an even start with the world, commencing
at the bottom round of fortune's ladder, and by industry, frugality and
close attention to business have accumulated a comfortable competency.
Mr. White served as magistrate and member of the court of claims of
Allen County for a term of four years, and declined a re-election at the
end of that time. He engaged in the wheelwright business for many
years, at which he met with encouraging success. He also carried on a
nursery for a period of over ten years. He is now engaged in farming
and fruit-growing, having 133 acres of productive and well-improved
land, in fair condition, and in a high state of cultivation. His
orchard is one of the finest in southern Kentucky, and aside from
younger trees, he has 800 bearing apple-trees, 1,200 grapevines, and a
superior selection and large variety of other fruits. He is a member of
the A. F. & A. M., having frequently acted as Master of the lodge, and
filled other positions in the same. Mr. White is a member of the
Baptist Church. In politics he is a Democrat.
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