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Joabert White Line in Lumpkin County

 

 

BY CHAD WHITE

September 30, 2007

 

My White family settled here in 1829, which was Habersham County at the time. They had moved from Lincoln County, North Carolina. My fourth great grandfather Joabert White had married Sarah “Sally” Mauser on January 24, 1829 in Lincoln County. Sally was of German descent. Her Great grandfather Hans Michael Mauser had immigrated to America. Hans Michael was born on June 11, 1707 in Oeschingen, Germany. A small town south of the present day city of Stuttgart in Wuertemberg, Germany. They first traveled to Rotterdam, Holland where they booked passage on the ship “Nancy” which was captained by Thomas Coatam also of Rotterdam. They arrived in Philadelphia on September 16, 1751. The family first settled in Northampton County, Pennsylvania where Hans Michael had twenty five acres of land surveyed on July 27, 1752. They lived there and supported the colonies as opposed to the English. They then moved to Lincolnton, North Carolina. This area was known as Tyron, but now it is known as Lincoln County. Sally’s grandfather Johann Fredrick raised his family to adulthood and eventually died and was laid to rest at Old St. Paul’s in Lincolnton. Johann went by the name Fred, supported the freedom movement and signed “The Tyron Decree” against the English Tyranny. He was a revolutionary soldier on our fight for freedom. Sally’s father John Mauser served during the war of 1812. He served in the Second Regiment, Lincoln County Militia. It was here in Lincoln County where Joabert and Sally would meet.   

 

After settling in their new home, Sally gave birth to Thomas John (my ggggrandfather) on September 23, 1830. Sally would give birth to twelve children; two of them would die at birth. All ten children were raised here in Lumpkin/White County.

 

Decades of growing strife between North and South erupted in war on April 12, 1861, when confederate artillery opened fire on a Federal Fort in Charleston Harbor. Who would have ever thought that the first shot fired at Fort Sumter would affect the lives of my family here in these North Georgia Mountains.

 

On May 15, 1862, Thomas and four of his brothers would enlist in the Confederate States of America Army. Thomas, Josiah, Joabert Jr. and Darius would all join the 65th Georgia Infantry out of White County. They were called “Dixie Rangers”. Noah and Frank would enlist in Phillip’s Legion out of Lumpkin County.

 

In 1864, Joabert Sr. at the age of 58 enlisted in the 11thBattalion, Georgia State Guards.

 

In 1864, my ggggrandmother Sally would have a husband and six sons fighting for the War of Southern Independence. This would be the one of the worst years of her life.

 

 

 

In April of 1864, Joabert Sr. would die; Thomas John was shot through the right nipple at the Battle of New Hope Church in Paulding County. On May 31, Frank was killed at the Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia by fragments of a shell. On June 15, Joabert Jr. dies at Rock Island, Illinois Prison of pneumonia. On June 18, Josiah was captured and sent to Louisville, Kentucky Prison. On July 23, Darius was killed at the Battle of Decatur and Noah was at home healing from wounds received at Fox Gap in Maryland.

 

In just four months, my grandmother buried a husband and lost three sons.

 

Thomas John, Josiah and Noah all raised their children here in Lumpkin/White County, where most of their descendants reside today.

 

My ggggrandfather Thomas John died on September 20, 1892 and is buried at Town Creek Baptist Church.

 

In the Dahlonega Signal Newspaper dated September 23, 1892 it states:

 

We regret to chronicle the death of Mr. Thomas White, which occurred in the upper portion of this county on day last week. He resided near J.T. Grindle’s and had gone off on a visit when death claimed him as its own. The deceased was a good, quiet, respectful citizen, and liked by all who knew him. He had suffered a great deal from a wound received at Bakers Creek, while in the defense of his country, doubtless died from its effects. His remains were interred at Town Creek cemetery, in the presence of about three hundred people. He was a poor man, and no costly monument marks his last resting place, but his many kind deeds rendered to his fellow comrades while in the army will never be forgotten by them.

 

Mr. White died at his son-in-laws, Frank Grindle’s, in the county, on the 20th. He was an ex-Confederate soldier, and received a severe gun shot wound in his body which impaired his health so that he was disabled for hard labor.  His funeral was attended by the Revs. Millard Dowdy and W.H. McAfee at Town Creek Baptist Church Wednesday following, where a large concourse of about three hundred people assembled to see the last of a former citizen and friend.  Strange to say, but yet true, I attended his wedding as attendant 39 years ago; sat by his bedside and saw him breathe his last, closed his eyes, dressed him for burial, and attended his funeral by request of his wife and children.

 

William Hamilton McAfee

 

 
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George Burt White Family

L to R - Claude White (grandson), George Burt White (Father),Will White (son) had a twin named Wilburn Franklin (born Oct 11, 1880, died Sept. 27 1881),Nancy Ann Sargent White (Mother)

 
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Alfred & Hulda White Helton. Hulda is the daughter of Joabert & Sarah Mouser White
 
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William Noah White, Son of Noah White
 

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Noah and Lavina Jarrard White
Noah served in Philips Legion
 
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Joabert White
served in 11th Batt' Geo, Co A
 
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Joabert's brother Joseph PG & Sarah Spencer White
 
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Josiah & Delilah Townsend White.
Josiah served in the 65th Geo, Co C
 
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Juda Caroline Adams White

Juda was married to Thomas John White, son of Joabert & Sarah Mouser White. Juda is buried at Town Creek Baptist Church.

 
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Back Row L to R - Luther's wife, ? Aunt Harriet, Uncle Candler White,
Aunt Hester, Uncle Robert White, Aunt Ellie holding child
Aunt Dillie, Aunt Alma (Steve's wife), Aunt Mag, Homer
Front Row L to R
 
girl child unknown, Uncle Luther
girl child unknown in front of Luther
child unknown beside Luther
Aunt Ollie, Sarah White (grandmother)
baby in grandma's lap unknown
Will White (grandpa), Mattie, Steve's daughter
Uncle Steve,  Dog

William Asbury White married Sarah N.E. Swaim on January 31, 1879. Their children:

Stephen, Thomas L, James Luther, Elly J, Dilly Jane, Maggie
Harriett, Candler, Hester, William Homer, Ollie, Robert
 
 
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Homer White
WWI Veteran
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John Henry & Susan Ella Swaim White

John Henry & Susan Ella Swaim White. John Henry is the son of Josiah and Delilah Townsend White.

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Alford & Nora Oneal West White and their daughter Lillie

Alford & Nora Oneal West White and their daughter Lillie. Delilah Townsend is in the background.. Alford is the son of Josiah and Delilah White.

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Hubert Esten & Amanda Bennett White and their daughter Gladys

Hubert Esten & Amanda Bennett White and their daughter Gladys. Hubert is the son of William Henry & McCoy Luana Jenkins White. Great grandson of Joabert White. 

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William H. White & Joseph Luther Grier

William Henry White and his nephew Joseph Luther Grier.. William Henry is the son of Thomas John & Juda Caroline Adams White. Grandson of Joabert White

 

 

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