|B. H. White|
|B. H. WHITE, Clerk of the Circuit and District Courts, Anamosa; is a native of the town of Salem, Westchester Co., N.Y.; when 5 years of age, his parents removed to Binghamton, where he grew up and received his education, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1861; after being admitted he came to Iowa and located at Wyoming in this county. Upon the breaking-out of the rebellion, in August, 1861, he enlisted in Co. E. 5th I.V.C.; he was in the battles of Franklin and Nashville and many others; he was taken prisoner at Newnan, Ga., July 30, 1864, and taken to Andersonville, and was confined there till the night of September 25, when he succeeded in making his escape; he was promoted and commissioned First Lieutenant of Co. H; he was in the service four years and returned to Wyoming; he afterward went to California and remained three years; he returned to Wyoming and practiced law until 1874, when he was elected Clerk of the county, and was re-elected in 1876 and again in 1878; he has also held town and school offices. He was united in marriage to Miss Lottie O. Carhart, from Trempelean, Wis., May 15, 1872; they have three sons—Thomas, Clifford and an infant son.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 583.