James Keith White – On This Date in 1859

On this date the 11th of November in 1859, our maternal great-great-great grandfather James Keitha White passed away in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana.*

James Keith White was born in 1820 or 1821 to parents Reuben White and Mary Ann (Canty) Courtney in Louisiana.

James married Elvira Freeman in Louisiana on July 1, 1847.* They were the parents to our maternal great-great grandfather John White.** After Elvira’s death around 1860, James second marriage was to his widowed sister-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Freeman White**** on July 22, 1862 and together they had two children.

Here is how we are related:

Our parents – Nelda Grace LaPrarie was married to Floyd Dee Adams

Nelda’s parents – ^John Alvis LaPrarie was married to Lucy Dee Wright

John A.’s parents – ^^Azelia Sidonia White was married to John Louis M. LaPrarie

Azelia’s parents – ^^^ John White was married to Azeline Deville

John’s parents – ^^^^James Keith White was married to Elvira Freeman

(^) stands for

each generation

between our

parents and James.


*Source:  Our Family History,

**Source:  1880 US.Federal Census

***Source: Genealogy.com

****Source: 1870 US Federal Census


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