Person:John White (351)

John White
b.Abt 1762
Facts and Events
Name[1] John White
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1762
Death? 1852 Miller, Dearborn, Indiana, United States

The following is copied from chapter 20 (Miller Township), page 207 of "History of Dearborn County, IndianaS1:"
John Dawson and a man by the name of John White are credited by some with being the first to settle in the township. It is claimed by some authorities that they came into the township in 1796. Mr. White died in the township in 1852, in the ninetieth year of his age. He was a native of Maryland, moving to Pennsylvania, and in 1792 coming from that state to North Bend, from whence he came into Miller township. When he died it was claimed that he died in the same house he had erected for himself fifty-eight years previous and that it was the third cabin erected in the settlement. It is very 'probable that there is a slight mistake in the statement for it would make his cabin erected as early as 1794, and the three other cabins would be even at an earlier date, which is hardly possible, unless they were hunters and only lived in the cabins while out on a hunt.

  1. John White, in History of Dearborn County, Indiana: her people, industries, and institutions. (Evansville, Ind.: Unigraphic, 1980)
    Page 207, 1915.