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White, William Orlando

Male 1843 - 1934  (90 years)

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  • Name White, William Orlando 
    Born 14 Mar 1843  Cleveland, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1881/1934  Knoxville (?), TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I32200  Bob Juch's Kin
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 

    Family Lynn, Letitia Dalton,   b. 14 Mar 1843, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1881/1938  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1870  [1
     1. White, Clarence,   b. Abt 1878,   d. 1879/1968  (Age ~ 90 years)  [natural]
     2. White, William Orlando,   b. 26 Nov 1872,   d. 6 Jul 1907  (Age 34 years)  [natural]
     3. White, Lynn Townsend,   b. 14 Jul 1876, Cleveland, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1953, Marin Co., Cal. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F10707  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Mar 1843 - Cleveland, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1881/1934 - Knoxville (?), TN Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • [Broderbund WFT Vol. 14, Ed. 1, Tree #3264] Fought in Civil War for the Tennessee Volunteer's (Northern) at about the age of 17. He went down the river as a teenager, seeing a slave-market in New Orleans, and was horrified. Vowed if he could do anything about it, he would. Tennessee was a Confederate State. William heard a bird-call, the call to slip down to the creek, to join the other volunteers. His mother and sister were having tea with good Southern women, and therefore, could not say goodbye to William. Sister Adelaide discovered that the meeting point was known by the Confederate Army, and rode down on her horse to warn the boys. The boys made it out safely. His sister Ella Adelaide refused to Reading or Rutland, VT during the Civil War, to stay with her mother's sisters and brother and attend school. At school she wrote a remarkable essay (copy exists) about how she warned the Union Volunteers of the Cleveland region (including her older brother William Orlando White) and thus prevented their capture by the Confederates. William was made a Captain of the union army while still a teenager. William and Grandfather Samuel Tarrant fought against each other at The Battle of Missionary Ridge. Both survived. As a perk for doing well during the Civil War, William White was made a 'revenuer' for Tennessee. This was much more dangerous than the war. I now have his revolver. William White has a gun as well. Financier. Dealt in wholesale pharmaceuticals and other enterprises. Fortunes shifted regularly. It seems unlikely that both he and his future wife were born on the same day.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1201] World Family Tree Vol. 14, Ed. 1, Broderbund Software, Inc., (Name: Release date: October 20, 1997;), Tree #3264.