The Family of Robert White Sr.
(1743 - 1843)
 

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Our South Carolina Roots

Known Migration Route - ??, VA, NC, SC

Generation #1

Robert White Sr.
(Rev War Vet - mentioned in Obituary only - served 6 years)

Born: 9 Jan 1743 Near Roanoke River VA 
(1871, Isaac P Murphy, letter: "... Old Grandfather White was born in Virginia near Ronoake River.
I am informed that he lived on the Tar River North Carolina for a time"...
  We can deduce from this letter
and from the general location that this  was Old (1743) Brunswick County Virginia, that stretched along the
VA/NC border, the area where the Ronoake and Tar Rivers were closest, would have been old Halifax Co VA
and old Caswell Co NC.  There was a Robert White and William Whitehead living in Caswell Co NC 1780-1788.


Died: 20/21 Nov 1843 Union County South Carolina
(Robt Sr was a resident of  Union Co SC, from 1788 to 1829, then moved, next door, to Spartanburg
Co SC from 1829, as the 1840 census cannot be found, I do not know who was caring for Robt Sr, until his
death,  I suspect, his son, Robt Jr, as they lived and attended the same church. Since all records show, he died
in Union Co, at age 100, it is possible he was with one of his daughters, Elizabeth, or Susan, both still in Union Co.)
Robert Jr was the only male left in SC, two daughters in Union, and numerous grand & great grand children in the area.

Buried: Padgett's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Cross Keys Union Co SC
 

Married 1st - abt: 1775
Mildred Whitehead
 
Born: abt 1745

 Died: 30 Nov 1807 Union SC
(Milly may have been the daughter of Wm Whitehead
who died in 1805 Laurens Co SC - mentions Milla White
in his Original WILL - descendants say Milla born 1763?)

Number of children: 12 
Married 2nd - 1808/1810
Elizabeth
  ?????
Born: 1760/1770
 Died: 27 Dec 1840 SC
(Robt Sr was a resident of Sptg Co SC from 1829)
(Nothing is known of Elizabeth we don't believe 
any children came from this marriage, from census
it appears Elizabeth was born between 1760/1770)

No Known children
Generation 2
Children of Robert & Milly
Wm
1776
1829
John
1778
1778
Susan
1765
1845
Jane
1782
1782
Robert
1784
1880
Stephen
1786
aft1860
Mary
1788
1875
Tillman
1791
Unkn
Elizabeth
1793
1845
Mildred
1795
aft1850
Elias
1797
1873
Ben
1800
1878

 
Surnames married into Generation #2 (SC)
Union & Spartanburg County SC Families

"Betterton, Boatman, Bobo, Bullington, Cooper, Murphy,
  Norman, Gibbs
(2) [Howard/Breed/Avery], Golightly, Rhodes (2)"
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Surnames married into Generation #3 (SC)
Union & Spartanburg County SC Families


Bailey, Barnett, Beauford, Bishop, Bobo, Browning, 
Coggin (s), Cooper, Farmer, Gillium, Golightly, Gordon, 
 Hamilton, Harlan, Jackson
(3), Layton, Lipscomb, Murphy,
  Murrell, Nix, Ray, Rhodes, Wilbanks, Wilson
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Padgett's Creek Cemetery

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Generation #2

The Ten Surviving Children of 
Robert Sr & Mildred [Whitehead] White

 

The Family of:

William White
(Son of Robert Sr & Mildred [Whitehead] White)

Born: 11 Nov 1776, NC 
Died: 6 Dec 1829, Union Co SC

Buried: Unknown - Union Co SC)

Old Lower Fairforest Cemetery

Married:  abt. 1800 Union Co SC
Elizabeth Boatman
 
(Daughter of Waterman & Diana [Cooper] Boatman)
(Grand daughter Robert & Apphia [Doggett] Boatman)


Born: 1778 Union County SC
 Died: 5 Jul 1851 Spartanburg Co SC 
Buried: Unknown (Possibly unmarked grave
at Lower Fairforest or Padgett's Crk Baptist Union Co SC)

Children of William & Elizabeth
Sarah
b.1801
d.1882
James
b.1803
d.Unkn
Jane
b.1805
d.1884
Samuel
b.1807
d.1895
Lucy
b.1810
d.1859
Elizabeth
b.1812
d.1890
William
b.1815
d.Unkn
Rachel
b.1816
d.1894
Susan
b.1822
d.1902

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Delilia Susanna White
Born: 20 Dec 1780 NC 
Died: 11 Apr 1851 Union Co SC
Buried: Grant Land of Simon II 
Murphy - Duncan Cemetery Union Co

 

The Family of

Susanna White


Susanna White
(Dau Robt & Milly White)

 &
Sion Murphy Jr. III
 
(Son Simon II & Sarah Murphy)
(Gr Son Simon I & Eliza [Bird] Murphy)


Married:
  11 Mar 1798 Union Co  

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.Children: 10

Sion Murphy Jr. III 
Born: 31 Jan 1765 Union Co SC 
Died: 26 Oct 1846 Union Co SC
Buried: Grant Land of Simon II 
Murphy - Duncan Cemetery Union Co 

Isaac Nathan Mary Sylvia Eady Hiram Mildred Jason Jeptha Delilah

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The Family of: 

Robert White Jr.
(Son of Robert Sr & Mildred [Whitehead] White)

Born: 16 Mar 1784 North Carolina  
Died: 17 Feb 1880 Cedar Springs Spartanburg
Co SC
Buried: Cedar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Spartanburg Co SC
Wives are buried on either side of Robt. Jr.

Married 1st:  1811 Union Co SC 
Mary Polly Cooper
 
(Daughter of Elijah & Susan [Greer] Cooper)
(Grand daughter Wm & Mary [Harrison] Cooper)
Born:  2 Jul 1790 Union Co SC, 
Died: 23 Mar 1840 Cedar Springs 
Buried: Cedar Springs Cemetery 
Number of children = 12
Married 2nd: 1841/42 Spartanburg SC
Susan (Norman) White
(Daughter of Thomas & Judith [Dodd] Norman)
(Grand Daughter George & Margaret [Dodd] Norman)
Born:  1801 Union County, SC
Died:  3 Oct 1882 Cedar Springs
Buried: Cedar Springs Cemetery 
Number of Children =
(1 child - other marriage?)
Susan
b.1812
d.1895
Martha
b.1814
d.1853
Milly
b.1815
d.1816
Nancy
b.1817
d.1891
James
b.1819
d.1843
Jesse
b.1821
d.1894
Warren
b.1823
d.aft1880
Robert
b.1825
d.unk..
Calvin
b.1827
d.1908
Charles
b.1829
d.1862
John
b.1832
d.1863
Lewis
b.1835
d.aft1880

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The Family of: 

Migration Route: NC - SC - GA - AL - TX

Stephen White
(Son of Robt Sr & Mildred [Whitehead] White)

Born: 28 Apr 1786 NC (raised in Union County South Carolina)
Died: bet 1867/1868 - Probate filed Feb 7th 1868 Walker Co TX
Buried: Unknown Texas

(lived in Houston & Walker Co TX)

Married: abt. 1806/1807 Union or Spartanburg Co SC

Nancy (Nannie) Betterton
(Dau. of Thomas Jr & Palatia [Bailey] Betterton)
(Grand dau of Thomas Sr & Eleanor [Lee] Betterton)

(Other spellings; Beddington - Beddenton - Bettenton)
Born: 27 Jan 1782 Spartanburg Co SC 
Died: bet 1860/1870 - Walker/Houston Co TX
Buried: Unknown TX

Known Children of Stephen & Nancy (8)

John S Tilman B Milly W Stephen M Lavina B Levi W Wm W Nancy M

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 The Family of:

Mary (Polly) White
(Daughter of Robert Sr & Mildred [Whitehead] White)

Born: 7 Sep 1788, Union Co SC   
Died: 9 Oct 1875 Richmond Co GA
Buried: Hephzibah Vance Cemetery 
Windsor Spring Rd Hephzibah GA

Migration Path: SC --> GA
 

Married:  5 Feb 1810 Union Co SC
Lewis Bobo Rhodes
 
(Son of John & Mary [Bobo] Rhodes)
(Grandson of Wm Jr & Elizabeth/Mary [Wofford] Rhodes)

Born: abt 1785 Union Co SC (10 Mar 1778 - Bk Lost Acadia?)  
Died: 1 Aug 1836 Richmond Co GA  (Will Probate date)
Buried: Hephzibah Vance Cemetery 
Windsor Spring Rd Hephzibah GA

 
Absolom John Thomas James Tilman Lewis B T Val Lewis A Mary  William Hiram

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 The Family of:

Tillman White
(Son of Robert Sr & Mildred [Whitehead] White)

Born: 15 Mar 1791 Cross Keys Union Co SC 
Died: Georgia
(Isaac Murphy Letter 1886)
Buried: Unkn GA

Married: Unkn.
Sally (Sarah) Rhodes 
(Daughter of John & Mary [Bobo] Rhodes)
(Grand daughter of Wm & Elizabeth/Mary [Wofford] Rhodes)

Born: abt 1793 Union Co SC 
Died: Georgia
(Isaac Murphy letter)
Buried: Unkn

Children of Tillman & Sally
"Not Known at this time"

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The Family of:

Elizabeth (Betsy) White
(Daughter of Robert Sr & Milly [Whitehead] White)

Born: 29 Jan 1793, Union Co SC 
Died: 18 Mar 1845, Cross Keys Union Co SC

Buried: Padgett's Creek Cemetery Union Co SC

 Married: abt. 1810
Soloman Bobo Jr.  
(Son of Solomon Sr [Rev War] & Mary [Potts] Bobo)
(Grand son of Lewis & Sarah [Solomon] Bobo)

Born: 7 Sep 1788 Union Co SC 
Died: 24 May 1851, Cross Keys Union Co SC
Buried: Padgett's Creek Cemetery Union Co SC

Children: 13 Known

Padgett's Creek Cemetery

NOTES:
Some of Solomon & Elizabeth's children moved to Bowie Co TX, in 1846; Jeremiah, Green, Samuel D & Lewis.
Jeremiah's 1st wife was; Sarah White?, 2nd; Hester White (dau. of Elias White), 3rd; Abigail Hancock.
Some moved to GA, Manly & Hiram to Bartow Co between 1870/80 & Elijah to Cherokee Co. Several 
remained in Union Co SC until their deaths, Hampton, William, Mary & Robert. Milly Beauford still unk.

Manley Hampton William Jeremiah Tilman Green Samuel Lewis Mary Milly Elijah Hiram Robert

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The Family of:

Mildred (Milly) White
(Daughter of Robert Sr & Milly [Whitehead] White)

Born: 8 Oct 1795 Cross Keys Union Co SC 
Died: aft 1850 
Buried: Unkn.

Migration route: SC - AL - IL? - Isaac Murphy Letter 1886 - Milly moved to Ohio?
I find Milly and several children in Williamson Co IL near the Ohio River... 1850

Married: abt. 1815
John Bullington
[Served War of 1812 Union Co SC]
(son of (Controversially): Robert Jr & Susannah E. [Whitehead] Bullington)
Robert Sr & Elizabeth [Granger Crenshaw] Bullington)


Born: abt. 1792/94 Union Co SC 
Died: 8 Oct 1827 Lauderdale Co AL
Buried: Lexington Cemetery Lexington AL

Known Children: 6
Stephen Robert Benjamin Mary Newton William Susannah

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The Family of:

Elias White

(Son of Robert Sr & Milly White)

Born: 20 Dec 1797 Union Co SC 
Died: 2 Aug 1873 Bowie Co TX
Buried: Creed Cemetery
Redwater Bowie Co TX

Known Migration Route: SC, TX

Married abt: 1820
Anne B. Gibbs
 

(
Daughter of: Zachariah & Sarah [Howard] Gibbs)
(Grand daughter of Obediah & Priscilla [Breed] Howard - Mom's side)
(Grand daughter of James & Ann [Barnett] Gibbs - Dad's side)

Born: 1801 Union SC 
Died: abt. 1864 Bowie Co TX
Buried: Creed Cemetery Redwater Bowie Co TX
Number of children 11
Benjamin Susan Hester Robert John Mary William Nathan Martha Monroe Laura
Elias White's Former Redwater Bowie County TX Lands

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The Family of:
Migration Path: Union Co SC - Spartanburg Co SC - Harris Co GA - Dekalb Co GA

Son of Robert Sr & Milly White

Benjamin Franklin White
(Served in War of 1812 - Fife - 'Hugh Mean's 1st Regiment SC Militia')
(Served as Capt in Spartanburg Co SC Militia)
(Served as a Major in GA Militia - 1st Brigade 10th Division, G. M.)
(Music Teacher - Newspaper Editor "The Organ" - Inferior Court Clerk -  Mayor Hamilton Harris Co GA)

Born: 28 Sep 1800 Union Co SC
Died: 5 Dec 1879 Atlanta Fulton Co GA
(Resident of Dekalb Co GA)

Buried: Oakland Cemetery Atlanta GA
Author of:  Sacred Harp (1844)

 
Married: 30 Dec 1825 Spartanburg Co SC
Thurza Melvina Golightly
(Daughter of David Jr & Nancy [Ogburne] Golightly)
(Grand daughter of Wm & Amy [Shands] Golightly)

Born: 13 Oct 1805 Spartanburg Co SC 
Died: 2 Sep 1878 Atlanta Fulton Co GA
(Resident of Dekalb Co GA)
Buried: Oakland Cemetery Atlanta GA

Children: 9

William
b.1826
d.1901
David
b.1828
d.1903
Robert
b.1831
d.1891
Mary
b.1831
d.Unk..
Nancy
b.1835
d.1924
Thurza
b.1843
d.1934
Benjamin
b.1845
d.1921
James 
b.1847
d.1925
Martha
b.1848
d.1936

The "Town Square" Hamilton Harris County Georgia
Community Plaque - BF White

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Below this point - are the Descendants 
of Elias White - Son of Robert White Sr.
(I have selected Elias's lineage to be represented below - this web site
covers all of the surviving children of Robert White Sr, in much detail)
 




Our Texas Roots 
Elias arrived in Texas 1846
Son of Robert White Sr.
 

Elias White
Born: 20 Dec 1797 Union Co SC 
Died: 2 Aug 1873 Bowie Co TX
Buried: Creed Cemetery
Redwater TX

Known Migration Route: SC, TX

Married abt: 1820
Anne B. Gibbs
 

(
Daughter of: Zachariah & Sarah [Howard] Gibbs)
(Grand daughter of Obediah & Priscilla [Breed] Howard - Mom's side)
(Grand daughter of James & Ann [Barnett] Gibbs - Dad's side)

Born: 1801 Union SC 
Died: abt. 1864 Bowie Co TX
Buried: Creed Cemetery Redwater TX
Number of children 11
Generation 3 
Benjamin Susan Hester Robert John Mary William Nathan Martha Monroe Laura
Surnames married into Generation #3 (SC/TX)

Alford, Bobo, Creed, Harlan [Harlin - Harland], Kettell?, Landrum,
   Nettles, Nix
[Howard/Breed],  Reams, Rames, Smith, Tapp, Whitus
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Surnames married into Generation #4 (TX)

Boney, Bonham, Collins, Earnest, Fischer, Fisher, 
Kelly, Kenny, Kruse, Lee, McCloskey, Roy, Russell, 
Spencer, Taylor, Trimble, Wright
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Elias White's Former Redwater Bowie County TX Lands

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Son of Elias White

Benjamin White
Born: 1820 Union Co SC 
Died: 1858 Bowie Co TX

Known migration route: SC, TX

Married abt: 1840/1841 Union Co SC
Polly Nix
 
Daughter of: John C & Sarah [Howard] Nix
(Grand daughter of: Benjamin & Millicent [Weeks] Nix - Dad's side)
(Grand daughter of: Avery & Mary [Jolly?] Howard - Mom's side)

Born: 1821 SC 
Died: 1855 Bowie Co TX
Number of children 9
Generation 4 
Thomas Marion William Susan Benjamin Louisa Charles John  
(Elias's line)
Surnames married into Generation #4 (TX)

Collins, Harris, Helms, Webb, 
Shelby, Jacobs, Unknowns
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Ben & Polly are buried within the Center Ridge Cemetery
Section (8 Markers) called the 'Tapp & Watson Cemetery'
 

 

 


This cluster of 8 Stones stones ^ is the Tapp Cemetery
Relocated in 1956, from lands once owned by the Tapps,
related via the Marriage of Mary White dau. of Elias to Charles Tapp.

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 Son of Benjamin White (Elias's son)

Thomas Monroe White
(CSA - 19th Texas Infantry - Waterhouse Regiment)

Born: 15 Sep 1841 Union Co SC, 
Died: 20 Jul 1923 Bowie Co TX

Known migration route: SC, TX

Married: 1875 Bowie Co TX
Marthia Olivia "Lee" Harris
(Daughter of: John Calvin & Mary Jane [Johnson] Harris)
(Grand daughter of: Charles Thomas & Mary [Ramsey] Harris - Dad's side)
(Grand daughter of: Isaiah & Jane [????] Johnson/Johnston - Mom's side)

Born: 11 Apr 1852 Botetourt Co VA. 
Died: 8 Dec 1938 Bowie Co TX
Number of children 10
Generation 5 
Marion Charles Lola Della Milton Inez Leo Richard John Newton
(Elias's line)
Surnames married into Generation #5  

Martin, Holley (2), McDaniel, Lawrence, Fowler, 
Rachel, Dennis, Fisher, Lewis, Foster
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Son of Thomas Monroe White (Elias's line)

Newton Johnson White
Born: 24 Dec 1894 Bowie Co TX 
Died: 5 Jul 1964 Bowie Co TX
Buried: Bowie Co TX
(Lived in Clay & Terry County TX)

Emma Francis Foster  
(Dau. of Balus & Mary (Shaver) Foster)
(Grand Dau. of Wm M & Missouri [Fowler] Foster)


Born: 5 Oct 1893 Bowie Co TX 
Died: 15 Jul 1985 Bowie Co TX
Buried: Bowie Co TX
Number of children 8
Generation 6

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Durward Juanita Mary Benjamin Thomas Eldridge Virginia Herbert

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Below are the family lines of 
Emma [Foster] White
(Wife of Newton J White above)
 



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This Web Site covers in much detail
My Grandmothers Lineage, of Which
the greater White family is also part of...

 
Emma Francis Foster 
(Newton White's Wife - above)

Parents of Emma: 
Balus & Mary
[Shaver - Letcher] Foster

 
 

Foster/Fowler Migration route: Spartanburg SC to AL to Bowie Co TX
Bowie Co TX Surnames Foster's married into:

Baggett, Barlow, Griffin, Fowler, Harrision, Jeffcoat, 
Letcher, Lewis, Morgan, Norris, Pardue, Shaver, Webb, White   

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Migration Route: SC to AL to TX
Gen #1 - Thomas Foster Sr. 
Born: 1785 Spartanburg Co SC
Died: 1850/60 Coosa Co AL
Wife: Ginsey Jane Fowler
Gen #1 - William Fowler
Born: 1770 NC
(of Sptg. SC)
Died: 1840 Coosa Co AL
Wife: Margaret Lawson
Migration Route: SC to AL
Gen #2 - William M. Foster
Born: 1823 Bibb Co AL
Died: 1865 Bibb Co AL
Wife: Missouri Fowler
Gen #2 - Wiley Fowler Sr.
Born: 1795 Spartanburg Co SC
Died: 1845 Coosa Co AL
Wife: Rachel [Bishop] Lewis
Migration Route: SC to AL to TX
Gen #3 - Balus Foster
Born: 1850 Bibb Co AL
Died: 1922 Bowie Co TX
Wife: Mary [Letcher] Shaver
Gen #3 - Missouri Fowler
Born: 1827 Spartanburg Co SC
Died: 1893 Bowie Co TX
Husband: Wm Foster
***Above Represents only my direct line, MANY other of the same Foster,
Fowler family Branches, followed this same path to Bowie Co TX***
The Foster's, Fowler's, Lewis's are from Spartanburg SC 
Letcher's from Edgefield Co SC, White's of course from 
Spartanburg & Union Co SC - Our TX relatives Ancestors
Lived among each other in SC, AL and continued in TX, I 
might add, they also continued to marry into each others families 

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