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John A. White
Born April 10, 1806
JOHN A. WHITE, retired, Wyoming; born April 10, 1806, in Rockingham, Vt.; in 1815, he came with his mother to Warren Co., N.Y.; in 1824, he went to Toronto, Canada; afterward removed to St. Clair, Mich., where he resided till 1855, when he came to Maquoketa, Iowa; the following year, he came to Wyoming, where he has since resided; has been Justice of the Peace, President of the School Board; is Street Commissioner. Married Candace Whitesell in 1829; she was born in 1810, in Canada : had ten children, seven living—Martha, Hannah, John, Lewis, William, Alvira and Olive In 1862, his son William enlisted in Co. K, 24th I.V.I.; served to end of the war; John enlisted in 1862, in Co. E, 11th I.V.I., and served to end of the war. Democrat; member of the M.E. Church.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 607.


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