8. Rachel Gill
married Josiah Porter (ibid & Mrs. Crowder)
Descendants of Rachel Gill
Generation No. 1
1. RACHEL5 GILL (JOHN4,) was born January 31, 1756 in NJ, and died February
14, 1842 in IN. She married JOSIAH PORTER December 17, 1778 in South Carolina.
Notes for RACHEL GILL:
Rachel Gill Porter and Nancy Gill Jenkins were sisters and had a brother
William Gill for whom Gill Township was named as was also Gill Prairie. He
is the grandfather of James and Harry Gill. Thomas and Nancy Gill Jenkins
left Chester Co., So. Carolina in 1807 (or 1804). Their children were: Sarah,
Eliza, Catherine, William, Thaddeus, Martha, John, and Richard. They started
from their house and after being on their journey about two weeks the father
Thomas died. The mother located four miles southwest of Carlisle, Indiana.
The mother Nancy Gill Jenkins joined the Shakers and took her daughters with
her. William Ledgerwood married Catherine (born in 1792) and took her away
from the Shaker Society which community bore an interesting part in the early
day history of this section of Indiana. Grandmother Jenkins and her daughters,
Sarah and Eliza, went to localing at Shakertown, Indiana. There Grandmother
Jenkins (Nancy) died before the Civil War and Sarah became head Eldress of
the Shakers of Shakertown holding that position until incapacitated by old
age, dying when about 94 years old.
Notes for JOSIAH PORTER:
These facts are according to a family record recorded by Josiah Porter, Jr.
in 1836 and from the old White Family Bible - published 1815.
Josiah was a minister.
Page 207 of "Heritage History of Chester Co., SC," 1982, says that after
the American Revolution, Josiah moved first to VA and then to TN.
Children of RACHEL GILL and JOSIAH PORTER are:
2. i. AGNES6 PORTER, b. August 01, 1789, South Carolina; d. March 11, 1855,
ii. SARAH PORTER, b. September 01, 1779, SC; d. August 09, 1781.
iii. THOMAS PORTER, b. September 11, 1781, VA ?; d. December 14, 1795.
iv. MARY PORTER, b. June 14, 1783; d. January 02, 1850.
v. ELIZABETH PORTER, b. May 28, 1787; d. October 29, 1827; m. UNKNOWN MCGILL.
vi. JOHN FULTON PORTER, b. August 22, 1791; d. December 1850.
vii. SARAH PORTER, b. May 24, 1793.
viii. RACHEL PORTER, b. July 17, 1795.
ix. GEORGE GILL PORTER, b. August 06, 1797; d. August 25, 1841.
x. THOMAS PORTER, b. February 17, 1800.
xi. JOSIAH P. PORTER, JR., b. April 10, 1802.
Generation No. 2
2. AGNES6 PORTER (RACHEL5 GILL, JOHN4, ) was born August 01, 1789 in South
Carolina, and died March 11, 1855 in IA. She married THOMAS NELSON WHITE
August 13, 1822, son of UNKNOWN WHITE and MARGARET DUNWIDDIE.
More About AGNES PORTER:
Fact 1: called Nancy
Fact 2: March 11, 1852, alternate death date
Fact 3: She had had surgery in December before her death.
Notes for THOMAS NELSON WHITE:
This family record was from the old White Family Bible. Births, deaths, and
marriages - printed and published in Philadelphia, 1815. Thomas was an early
poineer of Otter Creek Township, Vigo County, IN.
From Wolfe, Vol I (977.241W):
Thomas N. White was land purchaser in Sullivan Co. during 1816-1817.
Township 8, range 10 (east half of Turman township)
Children of AGNES PORTER and THOMAS WHITE are:
3. i. JAMES GILL7 WHITE, b. August 23, 1833, Indiana; d. November 25, 1914,
Vigo Co., IN.
4. ii. JOSIAH PORTER WHITE, b. June 02, 1823, CA. (I question the place of
iii. JOHN DUNLAP WHITE, b. November 12, 1824, Indiana.
iv. RACHEL JANE WHITE, b. July 17, 1826, Indiana.
5. v. MARGARET ELIZABETH WHITE, b. February 28, 1828, Sullivan Co., IN.
vi. THOMAS PORTER WHITE, b. February 28, 1830, Vigo Co., IN; d. August 20,
Generation No. 3
3. JAMES GILL7 WHITE (AGNES6 PORTER, RACHEL5 GILL, JOHN4, ) was born August
23, 1833 in Indiana, and died November 25, 1914 in Vigo Co., IN. He married
(1) MARY NANCY SNODGRASS December 03, 1868. He married (2) EMMA ELLEN WOOD
June 07, 1880, daughter of GEORGE WOOD and ANN UNDERWOOD.
Notes for JAMES GILL WHITE:
James paid to have a substitute fight in the Civil War. If a man was drafted
and did not want to go, he could pay $300 or provide a substitute.
A reunion of the descendants of James Gill White began before 1920. Beginning
with the 2nd reunion in 1920, a record of events and those attending is recorded
in a book. For many years, this was a two day affair held on Sunday and Monday
of Labor Day weekend. Relatives from Illinois stayed overnight. As many as
100 would attend. It later became only a Sunday afternoon affair. For many
years, this was held on a portion of the old White farm. In the 70s, it was
moved to the home of Norman and Anna Jane Libbert (daughter of Harry White).
In 1983 (upon the sale of the Libbert Home), it was moved to Deming Park,
Terre Haute, Indiana. By this time, only 15 to 20 would attend - the descendants
of Agnes White Modesitt, Harry White, and Mary White Newton. By 1995, the
reunions had stopped.
Notes for EMMA ELLEN WOOD:
Emma's mother died of milk sickness when Emma was a baby. Her stepmother
was a sister of James Gill White - therefore he was her stepuncle and she
called him Uncle Jim before he became her husband. She was studying to be
a teacher at Mattoon at the time of her marriage. She was reported to be
a very beautiful woman. Emma's father was a spectulator on the markets, and
he had lost heavily. In fact, all he had left was his horse. He had borrowed
from James Gill White and owed him a lot of money. James said that he would
forgive him all of his debts if he could have "Em" for his wife. James was
a widower with young sons and was 26 years older than Emma. She quit her
teacher training and came home to marry him. Emma was always called Em.
Children of JAMES WHITE and MARY SNODGRASS are:
i. BENJAMIN BAILY8 WHITE, b. September 15, 1869, Vigo Co. IN; d. March 28,
1948; m. LILLIAN JONES.
ii. MARGARET MARY WHITE, b. October 07, 1871, Sangamon Co., IL; d. December
14, 1956, CA.
iii. JOHN T. WHITE, b. January 29, 1874, Sangamon Co., IL; d. September 17,
1955, CA; m. DOVE WATTS.
Children of JAMES WHITE and EMMA WOOD are:
iv. MARY JOSEPHINE8 WHITE, b. February 23, 1882, Otter Creek Twp., Vigo Co.,
IN; d. October 19, 1968, Rosedale, IN; m. CHARLES GILMORE NEWTON, November
v. LEONARD GROVER WHITE, b. March 14, 1884; m. ANNA HACKET.
vi. HARRY DUNLAP WHITE, b. April 25, 1885; d. February 18, 1980, Vigo Co.
IN; m. FLORENCE WELCH, January 02, 1908.
vii. AGNES MARIA WHITE, b. September 24, 1887; d. November 1978; m. CHARLES
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