|G. H. White
Born August 5, 1818
|G. H. WHITE, bee keeper and retired farmer, Monticello; he was born in Gallia Co., Ohio, August 5, 1818; grew up to manhood in that State; in 1842, he came to Iowa, stopped in Cedar Co. over one year, then came to Jones Co. and located on Bowen's Prairie in March, 1844, and commenced making a farm and entered the land when it came into market. He was one of the early settlers in this county; when he came here. he had nothing and was $9 in debt, and his neighbors predicted that he mould starve out on the prairie, but he did not starve, and now owns 400 acres of good land; he has sold dressed pork for $1 per cwt., and wheat for 30 cents per bushel, which only netted him 20 cents. He is extensively engaged in bee culture, and is one of the most practical bee-keepers in this part of the State; he has from 175 to 100 stands of bees, which make from 75 to 125 pounds of honey yearly, from each hive; he extracts the honey and puts it up in jars for the market. While living in Ohio (1840), Mr. White married Nancy Eleanor Gibson, from Gallia Co, Ohio; she died in September, 1874, leaving six children—Alfred and John, farmers here, Lucinda and Amelia, living in Oakland, Cal., Amanda and Rozetta, living in Nebraska. In November, 1877, Mr. White married Mrs. Eleanor R. Leman; she was born in March, 1827, and came to Iowa in 1857; she owns a farm of eighty acres.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 687.
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