Henry Clay White

Henry Clay White

Male 1854 - 1926  (72 years)

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  • Name Henry Clay White 
    Born 15 Jan 1854  Kilbourne, West Carroll Par, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Family Bible Records of Ashley County, Arkansas Vol. 2, P-Z (Hamburg, AR: Col Francis Vivian Brooking Chapter, DAR, 1967), H. C. White Family Bible, 377.
    Gender Male 
    Bible Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    There are two White Bibles. One that belonged to Henry Clay White was inherited by Ellen Estelle (White) Higginbotham. It was copied by the Col Francis Vivian Brooking chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and published. The second bible belonged to Cyntha Jane (Johnson) White Crenshaw which passed to her only daughter Cynthey Jane (White) Sharpe Spencer. This bible passed down to Jewel Spencer (Giles) Pennington, Rt 1 Box 289 of Fountain Hill, Arkansas. In the 1980s, my Uncle Morrell Foster took my mother and me to visit Jewel who allowed me to transcribe the family information from the bible. 
    Biography Henry Clay White was born 15 Jan 1854 in Ouachita Parish, LA. He came to Arkansas in 1876. He was the son of John White (b. 1813). Henry Clay White's brothers and sisters were Hugh Lawson White (b. 14 Aug 1836), William Waren White (b. 20 Jan 1939), Mary Charlotte White (b. 10 July 1841), John David White (b. 8 July 1843), Charles Edward White (b. 8 April 1845), Joseph Burwell White (b. 20 Jan 1847), James Madison White (? Nov 184?), George Washington White (b. 9 Jan 1852), Cynthey Jane White Sharp Spencer (b. ?, Feb 1856). Henry Clay White married Idora A. Foster Taylor on 24 Dec 1876. Their children all born in Ashley County were as follows: Iola White was born 2 Oct 1877. She married Lucian Hunnicutt. Katie White was born 29 Feb 1880 and died 7 Dec 1893. She is buried at Promise Land Cemetery, Hamburg. Henry D. White was born 2 April 1882. He married Lydia Hunnicutt. He died 6 June 1911 and buried at Snyder Cemetery, Ashley County. May V. White was born 8 Dec 1884 and married William Henry Carnes. She died 6 June 1911 and both are buried at Snyder Cemetery, Ashley County. Cynathia Jane White was born 28 Mar 1887 and married Jess Foster. Burl Joe White was born 16 Aug 1889 and was married first to Annie Carol Mitchell and Bertie Doss Blaine. He died 18 May 1973 and is buried at Cross Roads Cemetery, Crossett. Dixie White was born 12 Nov 1891. James White was born 16 April 1894 and died 14 April 1896. He is buried at Promise Land Cemetery, Hamburg. Ellen Estelle White was born 9 April 1898 and married Joe Higginbotham 2 Nov 1916. Henry Clay White died 28 Mar 1926 and Idora died 17 Sep 1931 and both are buried at Promise Land Cemetery, Hamburg. 
    • Y. W. Etheridge, Robert A. Carpenter, Sr. and Mary Imogene (Noble) Carpenter. Reflections of Ashley County: including History of Ashley County (Dallas, TX: Curtis Media Corp., 1988. [Henry Clay White [F681] by Faith Nowlin]
    Census 1860  Ouachita Par, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ward 6, Monroe PO, p 630, dwelling/family 118/118, enumerated 14 Sep 1860 by W.H.N Mullin.  
    • The United States of America. Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1860. (NARA microfilm M653 roll 414).
    1860 Census for Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, Ward 6, Sheet 16 [stamped 630]
    1860 Census for Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, Ward 6, Sheet 16 [stamped 630]
    Crenshaw, A. J......head....farmer...real prop $1600...per prop...$1000
    ________, Cinthey...wife
    White, Lottie.......step-daughter
    _____, Joe..........step-son
    _____, James........step-son
    _____, Geo..........step-son
    _____, Henry C......step-son
    _____, C. J.........step-daughter
    Census 1870  Chicot Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    McConnell twp, Lake Village PO, p 34 [stamped 126B], dwelling/family 382/332, b. LA; enumerated 12 Aug 1870. 
    • The United States of America. Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1870. (NARA microfilm M593 roll 49).
    1870 Census for Chicot County, Arkansas, McConnell Township, Sheet 34 [stamped 126B]
    1870 Census for Chicot County, Arkansas, McConnell Township, Sheet 34 [stamped 126B]
    Cranshaw, Cynthia...48...head
    Harman, Mag.........28...daughter
    White, Jas..........20...son
    _____, G. W.........18...son
    _____, H. C.........16...son
    _____, Cynthia......14...daughter
    Cranshaw, L[ucy].... 9...daughter
    Hamon, Jake......... 4...grandson
    Bradson, Jas........30...laborer
    Tax Records 1877  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll tax: 1; Cattle: 2, value: $10; Hogs: 8, value: $10; Other property: $25; Total Value: $45; School Dist: 4. 
    • Arkansas. Ashley County, Personal Property Tax Books, 1876 - 1881, 57. Filmed by Family History Library, roll #978037. Accessed at Arkansas State Archives, 1 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201. NOTE: ASA roll #41 states that this is Personal Property Tax Books but in front of the personal property taxes for 1876 is the real estate property tax records of which this sheet is the result. Accessed 12 Jun 2017 by Rita Foster Wallace.
    Tax Records 1878  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll Tax: 1; Cattle, value: 7, $42; Mules, value 1, $60; Hogs, value: 25, $30; Other Proberty: $25; Total Value: $157; School District: 4; State Taxes: $2.67. 
    • Arkansas. Ashley County, Personal Property Tax Books, 1876 - 1881, p 51. Filmed by Family History Library, roll #978037. Accessed at Arkansas State Archives, 1 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201. Accessed 12 Jun 2017 by Rita Foster Wallace.
    Census 1880  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Beech Creek twp, ED 14, p 5 [stamped 191A], dwelling/family 40/42, farmer age 26, b. Louisiana, f.b. Georgia, m.b. Alabama; enumerated 3-4 Jun 1880 by James C. Price. 
    • The United States of America. Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1880. (NARA microfilm T9 roll 38)
    1880 Census for Ashley County, Arkansas, Beech Creek Township, Sheet 5 [stamped 191A]
    1880 Census for Ashley County, Arkansas, Beech Creek Township, Sheet 5 [stamped 191A]
    White, Henry C........26...head...farmer
    _____, Armitta I......25...wife...keeping house
    _____, Iola........... 2...daughter
    _____, Katie.......... 3 months...daughter
    Taylor, William L..... 7...step-son
    Misc 1880  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Oats are sown in February and gardens are made in the same month. Corn is planted from the 1st to the 10th of March, and cotton from the 1st to the 10th of April. Millet and field peas are sown early in May, and corn ripens in August. Cotton begins to open in August, but the picking is started about September 1. Oats are cut in June and so also is the prairie hay. Strawberries ripen in May, blackberries in late June and early July. Peaches in August and Irish potatoes (large enough for use) in May. Sweet potatoes are set in the same month. The watermelon ripens in July, Muscatine grape in September, and a summer grape comes earlier. Wild plums and whortleberries are plentiful in their season.  
    Tax Records 1890  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Personal property value $425, school district 14. 
    • Faith Nowlin, abst. Personal Property Tax Index, Ashley County, Arkansas, 1890 (Crossett, AR: Ashley County Genealogical Society, 1986), 20.
    Census 1900  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Beech Creek twp, ED 9, p 3 [stamped 177A] dwelling/family 33/33, married 23 years; farmer, owns farm free and clear; enumerated 4 Jun 1900 by Wm H. Shipman.  
    • The United States of America. Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1900. (NARA microfilm T623 roll 49)
    1900 Census for Ashley County, Arkansas, Beech Creek Township, Sheet 3 [stamped 177A]
    1900 Census for Ashley County, Arkansas, Beech Creek Township, Sheet 3 [stamped 177A]
    White, Henry C.....46...head...Jan 1854...farmer, owns farm free
    _____, Idora.......45...wife...Jun 1854
    _____, Henry D.....18...son....Apr 1882...farm laborer
    _____, May.........15...daughter...Dec 1884
    _____, Jennie......13...daughter...Mar 1887
    _____, Burl........10...son....Aug 1889
    _____, Dixie....... 8...son....Nov 1891
    _____, Ellen.......02...daughter...Apr 1898
    Poe, Edger J.......25...boarder....Apr 1875...farm laborer
    Wood, Harold.......20...boarder....Apr 1879...farm laborer
    Religion 1908  Hamburg, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Member of First Baptist Church, Hamburg, AR by letter in 1908. Henry Clay was elected the Church Clerk and was mentioned many times throughout the Church minutes as he recorded the minutes. He resigned on 20 Jun 1912. He also assisted the deacons when needed. Served on the Committee on Discipline in 1914. Served on Building Committee in 1918. Dimissed at death. 
    • Ann (Etheridge) Veazey, trans. First Baptist Church Records, 1910-1930, Hamburg County, Arkansas (Hamburg, AR: Ashley County Library, 1969), 11-19, 23. 28-29, 31, 36, 51. [Microfilm at Arkansas State Archives]
    Census 1910  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hamburg town, ED 5, p 5A, dwelling/family 84/87, driver of lumber wagon; owns house free and clear, married 33 years; reads, writes and speaks English; b. Louisiana, f.b. Alabama, m.b. Florida; enumerated 19-20 Apr 1910 by C. C. Allen. 
    • The United States of America. Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1910. (NARA microfilm T624 roll 43).
    1910 Census for Ashley County, Arkansas, Hamburg, Sheet 5A
    1910 Census for Ashley County, Arkansas, Hamburg, Sheet 5A
    White, Henry C.......56...head.......driver of lumber wagon
    _____, Arramita I....55...wife
    _____, Ellen E.......12...daughter
    Beckwith, Jeff.......37...servant....driver of lumber wagon
    Newspaper 24 Aug 1911  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Henry White, son of Mr. H. C. White, Hamburg, who was operated on for appendicitis in Memphis, the 12th of this month, is fast recovering. His father spent a week with him in Memphis, returning Friday evening, and has since received a letter saying he was still improving 
    • Alice Kennedy Lee, trans. Excerpts from the Ashley County (Arkansas) Eagle, 1889-1914, (Crossett, AR: Ashley County Genealogical Society, 2000), 216.
    Census 1920  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Carter twp, Hamburg town, ED 5, p 16A, dwelling/family 344/357, farmer, owns farm free and clear, reads, writes and speaks English; b. Louisiana, f.b. US, m.b. US; enumerated 19-22 Jan 1920 by Don C. Holman. 
    • The United States of America. Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1920. (NARA microfilm T625 roll 53).
    1920 Census for Ashley County, Arkansas, Carter Township, Sheet 16A
    1920 Census for Ashley County, Arkansas, Carter Township, Sheet 16A
    357 White, Henry C.......66...head...farmer
    _____, Armenta...........65...wife
    358 Higginbothum, Joe....26...head...laborer at saw mill
    ____________, Estell.....23...wife
    ____________, Dorris.....2 5/12...daughter
    ____________, W T........11/12....son
    Misc. Mason Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 28 Mar 1926  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) Family Bible Records of Ashley County, Arkansas Vol. 2, P-Z (Hamburg, AR: Col Francis Vivian Brooking Chapter, DAR, 1967), H. C, White Family Bible, 378. (2) Desmond Walls Allen, comp. Arkansas Death Index, 1924-1933 (Conway, AR: Arkansas Research, 1997), 569. (3) Tombstone Inscriptions and Notes of Ashley County, Arkansas (Crossett, AR: Ashley County Genealogical Society, 1992), 223.
    Buried Promise Land Cemetery, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Henry Clay & Idora Armenta (Foster) White
    Henry Clay & Idora Armenta (Foster) White
    Henry was the son of John T. & Cynthia (Johnson) White. Dora was the daughter of William Truitt & Mary Ann (Owens) Foster.
    Person ID I514  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 

    Father John T. White,   b. 2 Jun 1813, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1856, Ouachita Par, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother Cyntha Johnson,   b. 11 Jan 1823, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1903, Ouachita Par, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 19 Feb 1840  Chicot Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) Arkansas. Chicot County. Marriage Book A-10, 19 Feb 1840. John White and Cynthia Johnson. (2) White Family Bible, Owned by Jewel Pennington, transcribed by Rita Foster Wallace, 1980. (3) Nicholas R. Murray. Early Chicot County, Arkansas Marriage Records 1819-1834 (Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society & Library, 2010), 48.
    Marriage record for John White and Cynthia Johnson
    Marriage record for John White and Cynthia Johnson
    Marriage Book A is missing but the Index of Book A has survived in this form. In the 1980s, I transcribed a White Family Bible owned by Jewel Pennington. The marriage date was give as 19 Feb 1840. At this time I do not know who owns the bible.
    Family ID F214  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Idora Armenta Foster,   b. 3 Jun 1854, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1931, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 26 Dec 1876  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) Arkansas. Ashley County. Marriage Book, B-161, 26 Dec 1876; Henry Clay White and Armitta I. Taylor, married by Isaac Newton, MG, officiating. [They were married at the home of William Truitt Foster, the bride's father.] (2) Family Bible Records of Ashley County, Arkansas: Volume 2, P-Z (Hamburg, AR: Col Francis Vivian Brooking Chapter, DAR, 1967), H. C. White Family Bible, p 377.
    Children 
     1. Iola White,   b. 2 Oct 1877, Chicot Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1961, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Katie White,   b. 29 Feb 1880, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1893, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
     3. Henry Dargus White,   b. 3 Apr 1882, Portland, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1969, El Dorado, Union Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. May Virginia White,   b. 8 Dec 1884, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1911, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    +5. Cynthia Jane White,   b. 28 Mar 1887, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1964, El Dorado, Union Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     6. Burl Joe White, Sr.,   b. 16 Aug 1889, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1973, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     7. Dixie Norris White,   b. 12 Nov 1891, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1965, Rapides Par, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     8. James White,   b. 16 Apr 1894, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1896, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +9. Ellen Estelle White,   b. 9 Apr 1898, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1992, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F212  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBible - There are two White Bibles. One that belonged to Henry Clay White was inherited by Ellen Estelle (White) Higginbotham. It was copied by the Col Francis Vivian Brooking chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and published. The second bible belonged to Cyntha Jane (Johnson) White Crenshaw which passed to her only daughter Cynthey Jane (White) Sharpe Spencer. This bible passed down to Jewel Spencer (Giles) Pennington, Rt 1 Box 289 of Fountain Hill, Arkansas. In the 1980s, my Uncle Morrell Foster took my mother and me to visit Jewel who allowed me to transcribe the family information from the bible. - - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - McConnell twp, Lake Village PO, p 34 [stamped 126B], dwelling/family 382/332, b. LA; enumerated 12 Aug 1870. - 1870 - Chicot Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Dec 1876 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll tax: 1; Cattle: 2, value: $10; Hogs: 8, value: $10; Other property: $25; Total Value: $45; School Dist: 4. - 1877 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll Tax: 1; Cattle, value: 7, $42; Mules, value 1, $60; Hogs, value: 25, $30; Other Proberty: $25; Total Value: $157; School District: 4; State Taxes: $2.67. - 1878 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Beech Creek twp, ED 14, p 5 [stamped 191A], dwelling/family 40/42, farmer age 26, b. Louisiana, f.b. Georgia, m.b. Alabama; enumerated 3-4 Jun 1880 by James C. Price. - 1880 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - Oats are sown in February and gardens are made in the same month. Corn is planted from the 1st to the 10th of March, and cotton from the 1st to the 10th of April. Millet and field peas are sown early in May, and corn ripens in August. Cotton begins to open in August, but the picking is started about September 1. Oats are cut in June and so also is the prairie hay. Strawberries ripen in May, blackberries in late June and early July. Peaches in August and Irish potatoes (large enough for use) in May. Sweet potatoes are set in the same month. The watermelon ripens in July, Muscatine grape in September, and a summer grape comes earlier. Wild plums and whortleberries are plentiful in their season. - 1880 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Personal property value $425, school district 14. - 1890 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Beech Creek twp, ED 9, p 3 [stamped 177A] dwelling/family 33/33, married 23 years; farmer, owns farm free and clear; enumerated 4 Jun 1900 by Wm H. Shipman. - 1900 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Member of First Baptist Church, Hamburg, AR by letter in 1908. Henry Clay was elected the Church Clerk and was mentioned many times throughout the Church minutes as he recorded the minutes. He resigned on 20 Jun 1912. He also assisted the deacons when needed. Served on the Committee on Discipline in 1914. Served on Building Committee in 1918. Dimissed at death. - 1908 - Hamburg, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Hamburg town, ED 5, p 5A, dwelling/family 84/87, driver of lumber wagon; owns house free and clear, married 33 years; reads, writes and speaks English; b. Louisiana, f.b. Alabama, m.b. Florida; enumerated 19-20 Apr 1910 by C. C. Allen. - 1910 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Henry White, son of Mr. H. C. White, Hamburg, who was operated on for appendicitis in Memphis, the 12th of this month, is fast recovering. His father spent a week with him in Memphis, returning Friday evening, and has since received a letter saying he was still improving - 24 Aug 1911 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Carter twp, Hamburg town, ED 5, p 16A, dwelling/family 344/357, farmer, owns farm free and clear, reads, writes and speaks English; b. Louisiana, f.b. US, m.b. US; enumerated 19-22 Jan 1920 by Don C. Holman. - 1920 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Mar 1926 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    The Henry Clay White Family
    The Henry Clay White Family
    Henry Clay White and part of his extended family standing in front of the family home in the Promise Land community of Ashley County, Arkansas. Henry's prized mules were included in the family photograph. From the left of the photograph, the second male is Jesse Foster and next to him is his wife Cynthia Jane, daughter of Henry Clay White. Henry is the man on the right next to the mule. His wife Idora is the closed woman to him.


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