Biography of Garret White
Tipton County, IN Biographies





GARRET WHITE, farmer and minister, was born in Switzerland County, Ind., December 1, 1838, and is a son of John and Mary (Kelso) White, both natives of Switzerland County, and parents of seventeen children. Grandfather White settled in Switzerland County in 1801, and there erected the first saw mill. John and his faithful wife are yet living on the farm, where they have resided more than sixty years. Mr. White is a stanch supporter of Democratic principles. Garret White received a limited education from the common schools, and at the age of eighteen began working for himself on the home farm. In 1860, he, with his family, located on Indian Prairie, where he farmed for eleven years, and in 1871 located near Windfall, and the following spring moved to the sixty acre farm on which he now lives; this land is well improved, with good frame buildings. Mr. White laid the first tile ditch in the township, and has always been willing to assist in every public improvement. He was married, August 15, 1860, to Miss Mahala Mott, of Switzerland County, Ind.; born January 27, 1842. This union has been blessed with one son - Omer, born December 31, 1861. Mr. White is a Republican in principle, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Protestant Church. Mr. White was licensed to preach in 1861, and ordained in 1863. From 1873 to 1880, he was an active minister, traveling on a circuit, but for the last three years has been doing local service.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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