Biography of Reuben White
Allen County, OH Biographies

REUBEN WHITE, farmer, P. O. Lima, was born in Bath Township, this county, November 7, 1837, son of Adam and Rebecca M. (Walton) White. His paternal grandfather, Adam White, Sr., was a native of Germany, and a pioneer of Brown County, Ohio. His maternal grandfather, Joseph W. Walton, was a native of New York, who settled in Bath Township in 1827, clearing and improving the farm on which he lived and died. Adam White, the father of our subject, a native of Kentucky, settled in Bath Township in 1827, on the farm now owned by S. G. Clements, Esq., which he cleared and improved, and there lived and died. He was the first county treasurer of Allen County, then comprising what are now the counties of Allen, Auglaize and Mercer. His total collections at that time did not amount to the salary he received for his services, he receiving S20 more from the state than he had collected. He was justice of the peace of Bath Township for many years. His children, nine in number, were Susan, wife of Jonas Lehman; Gilbert (deceased), John (deceased), Joseph (deceased). Deborah A., wife of John Lehman; Lydia (deceased), Reuben. Nancy (deceased), and Jessie (deceased). Our subject was reared in Bath Township. where he received a limited school education. He was married, August 21, 1858 to Ann E., daughter of Walter and Laura (Bassett) Edgecob, of Bath Township, by whom he had eleven children: Sarah A., wife of John F. Whiterall; Ida E., wife of Daniel Fetter; Kirby, Laura, Albert (deceased'). Walter E., Oscar B. (deceased), John B., Cary M., Willis A. and Rebecca. Mr. White served in the late war of the Rebellion, having enlisted October 1, 1861, in Company E, Eighty first Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He participated in the battles of Pittsburg Landing. Corinth, Resaca, Dallas, Atlanta, and in many othei engagements, and was honorably discharged at Rome. Ga., October 3, 1864. Mr. White resided on the old homestead in Bath Township up to February 26, 1878, when he removed to his present farm in Perry Township, where he now resides. He is a thorough, practical farmer and a worthy citizen. He is treasurer of Perry Township; in politics he is a Republican.

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