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The Family Lines of the White Family: Jeremiah White

Our earliest confirmed WHITE ancestor was Jeremiah White, born in 1835 in Rutherford Co., NC. No one has successfully proven his parentage, although several theories have been advanced. We do know he married 1 July 1852 in Rutherford Co., NC to Nancy "Nannie" R. Green, the daughter of Thomas & Nancy Singleton Green (see the Greens' page on this site).
1852 Marriage Rutherford Co., NC Marriage Bonds 1741-1868:
Bride: Nancy R. Green Groom: Jeremiah White
Bond Date: 01 Jul 1852 County: Rutherford Record #: 01 329
Bondsman: David White Witness: B Washburn Bond #: 000136715
Fact# 1: There are two David White's contempory to Jeremiah: David married to Dicy Nolan living in Rutherford Co. (In 1850) & David married to Sarah "Sally" LNU living in Cleveland Co. (In 1850).
Fact# 2: A William White was a witness to Jeremiah's son, William Thomas' marriage in 1878. This William could have either been his grandfather or his uncle. There was a William listed living next door to David & Sally in 1850 Cleveland Co.
1860 Rutherford Co., NC Sandy Run Dist. Webb's Ford P.O. Page: 17
1860 RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NC CENSUS by W. D. Floyd lists the following:
White, Jeremiah 25 M $125 Day Laborer SC
Nancy 24 F NC
Thomas 7 M NC
Emly 4 F NC
Monroe 2 M NC

1861 Military Service: Enlisted in Company I, 38th Infantry Regiment North Carolina ""The Cleveland Marksmen".
Jeremiah White Residence: Cleveland County, North Carolina Occupation: Farmer
Service Record:
Jeremiah enlisted as a Private on 21 November 1861 at the age of 26 (some sources say 34). He enlisted in Company I, 38th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 31 December 1861. Died of disease sometime between 01-05 April 1862 in Hospl, Petersburg, VA (records vary).
Christmas 1861 would have found a homesick young man, encamped about 4 miles from Raleigh, NC, at Camp Mangum, surrounded by comrades with measles, mumps and eye disorders, but in the optimism of youth, he would have made sure the family knew he was "sound" and expected to stay so. He would have told them he was getting plenty to eat and hoped to come home for a visit sometime next year.
In March 1862 he was hospitalized, at Petersburg, VA, with a fever but expected to be sent back to his regiment soon. However, this would not happen. When he wrote home to his wife, he spoke of friends and relatives who were also hospitalized. He died of diease, probably measles, on April 1, 1862. He left behind three small children and a pregnant wife.
Muster Rolls 38th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (State Troops)
North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster. (NCRosterC) Published in 1993
Clark, Walter, ed. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 186l-65.... Vol. 2. Wendell, NC: Broadfoot, 1982. pp. 675-97 (12 photocopied pages). E573.4H57.1982v2. (Unit history and roster of officers).
Crute, Joseph H., Jr. Units of the Confederate States Army. Midlothian, VA: Derwent Books, 1987. Ref. See p. 232 (1 photocopied page) for a concise summary of the regiment's service.
Flowers, George W. "The Thirty-eighth N.C. Regiment, Its History in the Civil War..." Southern Hist Soc Papers 25 (1897): pp. 245-63 (10 photocopied pages). E483.7S76v25.
Hoke, William J. "Sketch of the 38th Regiment N.C. Troops." Our Living and Our Dead 1 (1874/75): pp. 545-51 (4 photocopied pages). E482O93v1.
"Company G, 38th N.C. Troops." Our Living and Our Dead 3 (1875): p. 180 (1 photo-copied page). E482O93v3.
Manarin, Louis H. & Jordan, Weymouth, T., comps. North Carolina Troops, l86l-l865: A Roster. Vol. 10. Raleigh, NC: Office of Arch & Hist, 1985. E573.3M3v10. See pp. 1-8 (8 photocopied pages) for a brief history of the regiment. Subsequent pages contain a unit roster.
Moore, John W. Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States. Vol. 3. Raleigh, NC: Ashe & Gatling, 1882. pp. 48-82 (18 photocopied pages). E573.3N87v3. (Unit roster).
Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina. NY: Facts on File, 1992. pp. 138-39 (1 photocopied pages). E573S53.1992. (Unit organizational history)
Jeremiah's burial place has been listed as Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg, VA.

Jeremiah & Nancy Green had four children:
1) William Thomas White (see next page)
2) Nancy Emily White
3) Monroe White
4) Georgia Augusta White

Anthony & Barbara White-Frank Selletti dressed as Jeremiah & Nancy Green White would have dressed.

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