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B. S. White

B. S.  WHITE, farmer, post-office Sandy Lake, was born February 18, 1824, in Lake Township. His father, Hiram White,  married Polyxenia Stokely, daughter of Benjamin Stokely. Hiram White was born in` Westmoreland County, Penn., and came to this county with his parents, John and Nancy (Dugan) White, and settled at the head of what is known as Wild Cat Hollow, in Lake Township. Here John White  died in 1828, and Nancy, his wife, died about four years later, in Cool Spring Township, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lanagan. The children of John and Nancy were Hiram, Joseph, David, James, Sarah, Anna, Betsey and Rebecca. Sarah, married Aaron Scroggs; Anna,  married John Scroggs; Betsey, married Valentine Zahniser; Rebecca, married Fergus Hill. Hiram  and Polyxenia White had nine children: David,  died with the typhoid fever; John, married Jane Robb, and had two children, John, Rebecca; Esther, married Hugh Mitchell; Nancy,  married A. Jackson Carnahan, by whom she had Jerome, Andrew, Tezetta, Betsey, Cindarilla, Nellie, Hiram, Gustavis A. and Wilmina; Mr. Carnahan died in 1846, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church; Rebecca,  married Charles Barton, and is a widow at Council Bluffs, Iowa; Benjamin S., Hiram, Nathaniel  and Euclid are dead. Hiram White, the father of our subject, died in 1841, and his widow died in 1856. B.S. White was educated in the common schools, and brought up on a farm. He read medicine with Dr. Hiram White, his brother, at New London, this county, for two years. His brother practiced in this county about twenty-seven years, retired, and died at the home of our subject. Mr. White as married January 16, 1858, to Catharine Hettenbaugh, of Lawrence County.  He settled on his present farm, consisting of 100 acres, in 1839, and has mostly developed it from the woods to its excellent condition. He has always been an ardent Democrat. 

History of Mercer County, 1888, pages 1118-1119

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