Posted By: Connie White
Date: 2/18/2011 at 18:59:02
Biographical History of Montgomery and Adams Counties, Iowa
Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1892
S.W. White was born in Gibson County, Indiana, March 23,1836. His father, Anson White, a descendant of English ancestry, was born in Massachusetts, in 1802, and his mother, Mary, daughter of James Mills, an Englishman, was born in Maine, May 2, 1807.His parents went west, his mother to Indiana and his father to Wabash, Illinois. He went to Gibson County, Indiana, where he was married, in his twenty-sixth year, and resided until 1841.That year they moved to Wabash County, Illinois. In 1855, the family moved from Illinois to Montgomery County, Iowa. Here Anson White died in 1858, leaving a widow and five children. The mother also died here, aged sixty-seven years.
Of the children we record that John Q. is a resident of Adams County, Iowa; Caroline Matailda, wife of F.C. Wilson, lives in Oklahoma; James Lewis White died in Audubon, Iowa, aged fifty two years; Mary Merritt died in this county, at the age of twenty-four years; and S.W. is a prominent citizen of Douglas township, Montgomery County.
The subject of our sketch grew up on a farm in Indiana, receiving only a limited education. During the war he enlisted in 1864, in the Ninth Iowa Infantry, and served eight or nine months. He was taken sick and confined at hospital No. 8, Nashville for some time. He contracted a chronic disease common to the soldiers, and also had the measles and erysipelas, from the effects of which his eyesight was much impaired.
After receiving an honorable discharge from the service, he returned to Montgomery County, Iowa, where he has since resided. He located on his present farm in section 20, Douglas township, in 1887, where he has since made his home. Sixty acres he bought of G,. Gube, and forty acres of G.B. Clarkson,making a fine farm of 100 acres.
Mr. White was married, at the age of twenty-seven, to Sarah Jane Parson,who was born in Wabash County, Indiana, and reared in Iowa. Her father, Richard Parson, born in Virginia in 1808, died in Audubon County, Iowa at the age of eighty-one. He mother, nee Susanna Davis, a native of Indiana, is now living with her children, having attained her eighty-second year. Mr. and Mrs. White have four children; Mina, wife of G.L. Patterson, of Douglas township; Sherman G., Richard and Eva.
Mr. White is a member of he Dick Rouet Post, G.A.R., of Grant. Poliically he is a Democrat.
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