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rie was named, and who sold his life so dearly
at the celebrated Battle Creek fight in Navarro
county in 1838. Elijah and Julia
White were the parents of a large number of
children, most of whom are still living, being
residents of this State. The full number, in
the order of their ages, is as follows: James,
who died in Leon county, in infancy; Sarah,
who was married to F. M. Moss and is now
deceased, leaving one child, Eulalia; Calvin
C., of this article; Joseph, who died in this
county, having married Julia Osborn, by
whom he had two children, Josie and Alsy;
William P., a farmer of Jones prairie, Milam
county; Leonard, of Coleman county; Annie,
who was married to N. B. McKinney and is
deceased, leaving three children, Florence,
Nola and N. B.; Mollie, wife of A. A. Beall
of Colorado City; Lizzie, wife of J. W. Cargill
of Jones prairie, Milam county; Edward
Franklyn, and Gus, who died in youth; and
David, of Milam county.
Calvin C. White was born on Jones prairie,
Milam county, Texas, October 11, 1847, where
he was also reared, growing up on the farm.
His education was obtained in the country
schools. Opportunities for education then
were limited, but such as they were young
White enjoyed. Having been reared to farming,
he naturally took to this when he began
life for himself, and has been engaged in
agricultural pursuits and stock-raising all his
life, owning and residing on the old homestead.
January 8, 1874, Mr. White married Mrs.
Lou Little, widow of Lucius Little and
daughter of James Oliver. Mrs. White was
born in North Carolina and was a child when
her parents moved to Texas. She has two
brothers. Claudius C., a druggist, residing at
Alexander, Texas; and Augustus P., Clerk of
the District Court of Stonewall county,
Texas; and two sisters: Amanda, now Mrs.
B. A. Goodwin, living in Milain county; and
Annie, wife of MI. M. Liner of Hopkins
county, Texas. By her former marriage Mrs.
White had one child, Lizzie. Mr. and Mrs.
White have had eight children: Gertrude,
who was born October 31, and died Noveinber
23, 1875; Walter E., April 9, 1876;
Berta, January 1, 1879; Amanda, February
23, 1882; Benjalin J., January 1, 1885;
Claudius, September 28, 1887; and Sidney
M., Septenmber 28, 1887. Mr. and Mrs.
White are members of the Baptist Church,
and Mr. White belongs to the Masonic fraternity,
having been connected with this
order about ten years, and is now Past Master
of Little River Lodge, No. 397, A. F. &
rAPTAIN E. T. THOMPSON.-The
ancestors of the subject of this sketch
came from Scotland and were among
the early settlers of this country, taking up
their residence in South Carolina in Colonial
times. There Robert Thompson, the paternal
grandfather of the subject of this notice,
was born. He married a Miss Barton, by
whom he had five children, two sons and
three daughters, the fourth of whom was
Robert, father of our subject. Robert
Thompson was born in Abbeville district,
South Carolina, about the year 1801 or 1802.
He was reared in his native State, and there
married, in 1827, Lydia Teague, a daughter
of Elijah and Sarah Teague, the daughter
being a native of Abbeville district, where
she was born about 1804- Robert and Sarah
Thompson moved to Alabama, settling in
what was then Benton, now Calhoun, county
in 1835. There the mother died in 1852,
leaving seven children: Elijah Teague, of
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Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families, book, 1893; Chicago. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/m1/375/?rotate=270: accessed August 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .