White Family of Northampton County NC

I'm looking for ancestors of John White, who married Olive Edwards, daughter of Charles Edwards and Priscilla Vaughan of Northampton Co. NC.

John and Olive (as Olivia) appear in Northampton Co. NC in 1880 with the children listed below. I can't find John for sure in the earlier census years, nor can I find a marriage record. I found Olive's maiden name from their children's death certificates and then found her as a child living with her parents in 1850.

Could he be the John White age 15 living in Northampton Co. with Joshua and Mary Coggin in 1850, and/or the John White age 23, a farm laborer in 1860?

And was he the John White who enlisted in the Confederate Army on 15 Jul 1862, and served in Company E of the NC 56th Infantry?

Children of John White and Olive Edwards
Sarah White (ca. 1863-?)
James W. White (ca. 1866-?) m. Alberta Lowe
Rosa L. White (1868-1932)
Joseph L. White (ca. 1872-1925)
Edward Fisher White (1874-1945) m. Bettie Mae Williams,
   d/o James Richard Williams and Cordelia Ann Gums

The 1910 census says James married three times. Who were the other wives?


This family was reconstructed from census and other public records.

This page was created on November 26, 2008.


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Elizabeth Harris, ncgen@mindspring.com