English origin, 1) applied to a person with light hair or complexion; 2) sometimes derived from Old English given name, Hwita
“white”; 3) sometimes translation from different languages with the meaning “white”; 4) English and
German, referred to the white-haired gentry.
John Hunter White married Nancy Copley possibly in Montgomery County on 08 June
1793. No marriage record has been found for John and Nancy in Montgomery County but it is possible they did marry there. John
and Nancy had children: John Wesley, James Russell, Sally, William, David, Rachel, Achilles, Horatio and Jemima.
Wesley was born about 1798 in Virginia married Mary Magdalene Plymale. John was listed in the
1840 Pulaski County census with 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 5-15, 1 male 40-50, 1 female under 5, 1 female 5- 10,
2 females 5-15, 1 female 30-40, no slaves. In the 1860 Pulaski County census John was living in the Little Walkers Creek community
as he was neighbors with Zachariah W. Cecil and William L. Hunter. John and James White were the only Whites listed in the
1860 Pulaski County census. John Wesley was still living in 1880 in Pulaski County with his daughter Sophina. He was age 73 and daughter
was age 45.
John and Mary had the following children:
James Wilson born about 1824 married Martha Tynes. No marriage record
has been found for James and Martha; her maiden name was discovered in the census. In the 1850 Pulaski County census, Paulina
Tines was living with James and Martha White. In the 1860 Pulaski County census Mary S. Tynes and daughter Josephine (age
1) are living with James and Martha. Martha was born about 1824, Paulina born about 1829 and Mary born about 1837. William
Thomas Mustard, son of Joshua Mustard and Elizabeth Davis married a Paulina Tynes. Most likely the same person as the Tynes
surname is rare in the Southwest Virginia region.
In the 1870 Pulaski County census Mary Tynes was living with James W. and Martha White with her children Victoria,
Virginia N. and Beatrice.
On May 25, 1860, Z. W. Cecil and Mary his wife conveyed land on Little Walkers Creek to James W. White. No
Isaac L. Johnson conveyed 44 ¼ acres of land on Little Walkers Creek to James Wilson
White on October 27, 1873.
On February 3, 1875, Joseph A. White and H. Shannon White partitioned the land held
by Isaac L. Johnson which was transferred by deed dated October 27, 1873.
Zachariah W. Cecil conveyed 40 acres of land on Little Walkers Creek to the J. W. White
heirs on January 24, 1878 on the south side of Walkers Big Mountain to upper end of Zachariah to the 100 acres of J. W. White
land and William Miller.
James and Martha’s children:
1.1. John Wesley born 18 September 1848 married Mattie M. Lyons on
12 October 1880 in Pulaski. John died on 19 July 1938, buried in the Hunter Cemetery, Little Walkers Creek.
John and Mattie’s children:
1.1.1. Benjamin born 10 September 1888 in Pulaski.
1.1.2. Harrison William born about 1889 married Minnie Thompson. They had children:
22.214.171.124. Mary Edith married Bernie Kitts.
126.96.36.199. Myrtle L.
188.8.131.52. Gladys M.
184.108.40.206. David H.
220.127.116.11. Kellas Marvin.
18.104.22.168. Violet J.
22.214.171.124. Hubert Wallace
126.96.36.199. Glenna B.
188.8.131.52. James Clayton.
184.108.40.206. Reba G.
1.1.3. Robert born 06 November 1890 in Pulaski.
1.1.4. Bertie born about 1891.
1.1.5. June born about 1896.
born about 1897.
1.1.7. John born about 1899.
1.1.8. Pearl born about 1903.
1.1.9. Lester born about 1905.
1.2. Mary M. born abt 1849. Listed in the 1880 Pulaski County census as single. Listed in the 1880 census with her children (listed race
S. born about 1873.
born about 1875.
1.2.3. James born about 1878.
born April 1880.
1.3. Nancy L. born about
1.4. Newton Foy born 15 January 1857 married 1st Jemina C. Stone on 19 September 1881 in Pulaski. She was the daughter of James Steven Stone and Rhoda Hurst.
Jemina died/divorced about 1890. Newton married 2nd Eliza Ann Davis
on 01 July 1910 in Pulaski. She was the daughter of James Whitten Davis and Nancy Jane King. Newton died 09 December 1932;
Eliza died 24 March 1938. They are buried in the Thornspring Church Cemetery in Pulaski.
Nancy J. White conveyed her interest in two tracts of land to Newton White on January 3, 1878…bounded by Cecil and Miller.
Mary M. White conveyed her interest in father’s land to Newton White on January
John W. White to Newton White, same as above.
N. F. White conveyed 40 acres to Bluford and Joseph Moody (brothers) being
part of the James White farm on August 2, 1883.
William L. Hunter (Jr.) conveyed land to N. F. White on April 9, 1904.
No acreage given.
On July 25, 1906, N. F. White conveyed 40 acres to Lucy Montgomery being part of the
J. W. White farm.
On May 22, 1908, N. F. White conveyed land to John B. Morris being a part of a tract
of land conveyed by William L. Hunter (Jr.).
N. F. White conveyed land to G. S. Underwood on May 22, 1908 being part conveyed to
White by W. L. Hunter.
N. F. White conveyed 123.64 acres to M. H. Davis on January 8, 1921 and another 128.8 acres on January 2, 1928.
N. F. White and Eliza conveyed 2 tracts of land to J. T. Peoples on October 7, 1927. Being same tracts bought
from the Cecil heirs. A total of 220 acres.
In the 1880 Pulaski County census, Mary Tynes was living with Newton White, listed
as Aunt. She had children Virginia N., Beatrice and Lanna.
Newton and Jemina’s children:
1.4.1. Maude born 06 August 1882 in Pulaski.
1.4.2. Virginia A. born 27 October 1883 in Pulaski.
1.4.3. Ruth born 23 June 1885 in Pulaski.
1.4.4. Blain C. born 03 October 1886 in Pulaski.
P. born 24 January 1888 married Albert Sidney Woodyard on 12 May 1909
in Pulaski. He was the son of Newton Woodyard and Bethia White. Albert was born June 1870 and died October 1946. Rhoda died
08 September 1972. They are buried in the Hunter Cemetery, Little Walkers Creek.
Albert and Rhoda’s children:
220.127.116.11. Roxie married Garnett Whitt.
18.104.22.168. Robert married Lelia Morris, daughter of John Bell Morris and Nannie Della Combs.
22.214.171.124. Ray H. married Marie Linkous.
126.96.36.199. Ernest Clowers.
188.8.131.52. Lela Hazel.
184.108.40.206. David A.
1.4.6. Rosa born October 1889.
1.4.7. Male Infant born 25 August 1890.
1.5. Jemima born June 1865. Jemima was listed in the 1880 Pulaski County
census living with Simon Johnson and family; listed as orphan.
2. Nancy born about 18314 married Valentine Fink on 05 April 1855
in Pulaski County. Valentine and Nancy’s children:
2.1. William H. born 21 February 1856.
2.2. Maggie P. born 09 July 1860.
2.3. George W. born 24 November 1864.
2.4. Bertha born 26 April 1867.
3. Bethia born about 1835 married Newton Woodyard on 03 September 1870 in Pulaski County. He was born about 1809 in Guilford County, North
Carolina. He died 03 September 1885 in Giles County. Newton and Bethia’s children
3.1. Albert Sidney born June 1870 married 1st Clara Underwood on 12 September 1900 in Pulaski. She was born 13 October 1877 to Andrew Giles Underwood
and Sarah Jane Kennedy. Clara died on 29 June 1908, buried in the Hunter Cemetery. Albert married 2nd Rhoda P. White, daughter of Newton Foy White and Jemina C. Stone. See Newton White above.
T. married Jeanette Fowler.
G. born 02 October 1903 married Arnold E. Johnson. Dolly died on 12 June
1933, buried in the Hunters Cemetery,
3.2. Ettie Emily born 1872 married William Morris Vest born 1874 in
Giles County to Calvin Likens Vest and Catherine Stinson. Ettie died in 1935 and William died in 1950. They are buried in
the Hunters Cemetery.
A.B. Hunt conveyed 250 acres to Etta E. Vest on April 7, 1915…adjoining
R. C. Graham, A. G. and A. S. Woodyard.
William and Ettie’s children:
3.2.1. Emery C. born September 1896 in Giles County.
3.2.2. Albert Grayson born 08 January 1897 in Giles
3.2.3. Calvin born November 1899 in Giles County.
3.2.4. Newton R. born about 1901 in Giles County.
Blanche born 18 November 1904 married Charles Cadell Parsell on 24 September
1924 in Pulaski. *See Parsell Family.
3.2.6. Martin H. born about 1907.
3.2.7. Ruby born about 1910.
3.2.8. Jackson born 18 June 1913 in Pulaski County married Myrtle M. Morris on 13 March 1937 in Pulaski.
Myrtle was the daughter of John Bell Morris and Nannie Della Combs.
born 08 March 1916 in Pulaski married Sam E. Stevens on 27 March 1937
3.3. Andrew Grayson born 01 April 1875 married Mary Jane Morris on
04 April 1894 in Pulaski. She was the daughter of William Riley Morris and Sarah C. Parson. Andrew died on 13 March 1945;
Mary died 17 August 1930. They are buried in the Hunters Cemetery.
3.3.1. Rhoda born February 1895.
3.3.2. Annie F. born January 1896.
3.3.3. Bessie Owens born 17 September 1898
married Albert Asa Allen on 03 March 1918 in Pulaski. He was the son of William Carr Allen and Susan Sayers Morris. *See Allen
3.3.4. William M. born May 1900.
3.3.5. Ted born about 1903.
3.3.6. Jenny B. born about 1905.
Hampton born 26 May 1907, died 26 March 1931. He is buried in the Hunters
3.3.8. Lessie born about 1915.
4. George W. born about 1837.
5. Sophina born about 1839Living with father in 1880. Living with nephew, Newton Foy White in the 1900 ulaski County census.
6. Harrison Shannon born 06 August 1840 married Mary M. King. She
was born on 29 November 1849 to Solomon B. King and Catherine Davis. See King Family.
Harrison enlisted in Company F, 54th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 09 September 1861.
he was sick on 01 January 1862 at Prestonburg, Virginia; wounded on 30 January 1863 at Kelly's Store, Virginia and hospitalized
on 31 January 1863 at Charlottesville, Virginia. Returned on 30 September 1864.
7. Mary S. born about 1842.
8. Dianna born about 1844. Dianna had children:
8.1. Nancy E. born about 1874.
8.2. Lockard S. born about 1877.
8.3. Andrew R. born April 1880.
9. Eliza born about 1846.
P. born about 1849.
Absolam K. born 01 February 1854 married Lucinda Woods on 28 July 1876 in Pulaski County. Joseph moved from Pulaski County, Virginia to Greene
County, Tennessee between 1885 and 1888. Later about 1907, they moved to Iowa, thinking that they could do better at farming
there. Joseph however became dissatisfied with Iowa and returned to Tennessee. Lucinda did not want to leave Iowa, so Joseph
left without her. Later in Tennessee he married M. Lizzie Shouse.