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White, William E.

Posted by ceddleman 
White, William E.
March 12, 2007 10:09PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 2nd ed.,
1885, Butler Co.

WILLIAM E. WHITE was born in Butler County, Ky., January 15, 1827, and
is a twin brother of Oliver C. White, and a son of Nancy (Daughety)
White, also a native of Butler County, Ky. She had six children, all
sons, William E. and his twin brother being the only survivors. William
E. received such an education as the schools of Kentucky afforded in his
youth. He resided with his grandfather Daughety, a native of North
Carolina until the latter's death, after which he remained with his
mother until her death July 4, 1854, in about her forty-fifth year. She
was a devoted member of the United Baptist Church. The next year after
their mother's death, William E. and his brother erected a horse-mill on
the old home place, which they operated several years in connection with
farming. When only a lad, in about 1840, our subject bought twenty-five
acres of land from his uncle, William Daughety on the Indian Camp Creek,
which he afterward traded to his brother. He now owns a well improved
farm adjoining his first purchase, of 180 acres, where he is
successfully engaged in farming, making the culture of tobacco a
specialty. In August, 1862, he enlisted in Company I, which was
afterward consolidated with Company F, Twelfth Kentucky Volunteer
Cavalry (Federal service) and served with that regiment in all its
marches and engagements until the close of the war, being mustered out
at Louisville, Ky., in September, 1865. He participated in the battles
of Knoxville, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, the Saline Salt Works, Clinch
Gap and may other lesser engagements. He was married August 9, 1852,
to Margaret M. Snodgrass, also a native of Butler County, Ky. She was
born June 3, 1836, and is a daughter of Christopher and Hannah (Embrey)
Snodgrass. Ten children blessed this union, eight of whom, six sons
and two daughters are living: Sarah E. Evans, Woodford H., Stephen
A. D., Odecy C. Evans, Oliver C., Christopher M., John A. and Charles W.
Mr. White and wife have been for many years members of the Baptist
Church, in which he has held various official positions. At present he
is deacon. Politically he is a Republican.
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