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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


J. M. WHITE, farmer and stock-grower, who was born in Somerset County, Penn., July 14, 1826, is a son of Edward and Nancy (Rush) White.  His parents were natives of Somerset County, and of English lineage.  His father, who came to Aleppo Township in 1828, was a farmer.  He died December 13, 1853.  His mother lived until 1872.  The subject of this sketch is the second in a family of six children, and was reared on the farm, receiving his education in the common schools.  He chose farming as his occupation, has made his own way in the world, and is the owner of a well improved farm where he resides in Aleppo Township.  Mr. White was united in marriage, February 13, 1848, with Rebecca, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Simons) Hemett, and they are parents of three children, viz—Perry J., Stephen and Sarah Esther (deceased).  Mrs. White is a member of the Friends’ Church.  Mr. White is a Democrat, has been for seventeen years justice of the peace, and has served as school director in his township.  He is a prominent member of the I. O. O. F.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 7 June 2007

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