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White, H. Clay

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White, H. Clay
March 13, 2007 02:42PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed.,
1887, Grant Co.

H. CLAY WHITE, a native of Boone County, Ky., was born February 12,
1830, and is the eldest son of Joel and Parmelia (Karrick) White,
natives of Orange County, Va., and Fayette County, Ky. Joel White was
born January 20, 1790, served three months in the war of 1812, and
arrived in Kentucky September 29, 1816. He located in Burlington, and
for a while followed his vocation there as a shoemaker, but soon
abandoned that business for the farm. His death took place September
10, 1876. H. Clay White was reared on the farm in Boone County, was
educated at the Morgan Academy in Burlington, and at the age of
nineteen entered the circuit clerk's office. In 1859 he was appointed
to fill a vacancy for one year. He then went to Kenton County, where
he was clerk of the circuit chancery and criminal court for thirteen
years, and assessor of the city of Covington for one year; for ten
years he was director of the Northern Bank of Covington. He was
elected a member of the State Board of Equalization, and still holds
that position. While in the clerk's office at Burlington he studied
law, and in March, 1881, removed to Williamstown, Grant County, and
began practice. For two years he has been a director of the Grant
County Deposit Bank. He owns a fine farm of 196 acres, one and
one-half miles north of the town. December 23, 1857, he married Miss
Mary E. Woodford, of Montgomery County, Ky., and there have been born
to them eight children, viz: Anna, Henry, Juliet, Bettie, Katie,
William, Nellie and Virginia.

White Karrick Woodford
Boone-KY Fayette-KY Kenton-KY Montgomery-KY Orange-VA

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