A. J. WHITE, an early and well known settler of Bradley County, was born August 21, 1814, in Hawkins County, Tenn. His parents were Thomas and Jane (HALE) WHITE. The father was born in Loudon County, VA, and came to East Tennessee at a very early day. Two years he lived in Middle Tennessee, and then returned to the eastern portion of the State. He was a magistrate for many years, and a farmer by occupation. Eight of his children lived to maturity; two sons now survive. The Grandfather White had thirteen children who lived to be more than fifty years of age. Our subject was raised on a farm and educated in the old field schools, in which he taught about three years. After clerking in Cleveland some time, he served as county register for five years. He then lived on a farm till 1864, when he returned to Cleveland and was appointed clerk of the chancery court, remaining in that office until 1870. He was trustee one year by appointment and two years by election. After two years he was again elected trustee holding the office six years. Since 1871 he has been deputy clerk and master, was two years entry-taker and register of Ocoee District, which position he now occupies. He was major of the Second Battalion of the One Hundred and Forty-fourth Regiment, Tennessee Militia. He was a Whig, is now a stanch Republican, and an Odd Fellow. He has been a resident of Cleveland forty-six years, and for more than twenty years held office of trust and honor. He married Mrs. C. A. (Townsend) WHITE, his brother's widow. Both are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. By her first marriage Mrs. WHITE had a son and a daughter; also had a son and a daughter by this union.
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