Person:Levi White (5)

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Levi Wiley White
m. 28 Feb 1786
  1. Levi Wiley White1798 - 1870
m. c. 1830
  1. John D. White1831 - 1902
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Name Levi Wiley White
Gender Male
Birth? 1798 Marion Co., SC
Marriage c. 1830 SCto Eliza S. Brewster (Bruster)
Death? Aug 1870 Goliad, Texas, United States

Pension & Bounty Land Record of Levi White; NW FL vols to TX War of 1836:

Republic of Texas, File No. 7534, $56, filed 19 May 1838; enlisted 31 March 1836 and discharged 2 May 1835. He was granted a headright certificate for one-third of a league of land by the Houston County Board in 1838.

Republic of Texas, Houston County} Personally appeared before me, E. Garrett, an acting Justice of the Peace for said county, Levi W. White, who, after being duly sworn, deposeth and sayeth that he does not owe this government one cent on his own account or that of any other person and that the _____ discharge is true and original. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of May 1838. Signed by Levi W. White and E. Garrett

Republic of Texas, Houston County} I authorize Stephen White to call on the paymaster general and muster of accounts and have my discharge audited and receive for me my monthly pay and bounty land scrip in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 12th day of May 1838. Signed (and in the handwriting of) Levi W. White

Montgomery} May the 16th, 1838. I do certify that Levy W. White was discharged by Captain Bryant for the term of one month. The said White remained in the Army and done duty until the 10 May 1836 and was furloughed by a surgeon's certificate. The said White continued in battle but the surgeon said he was not fit for duty until the term of three months. Given under my hand the above day and date. James L. Bennett, Lieutenant, 2nd Regiment, Texas Army. (Note: to the left of this signature is L. Sherman, Late Colonel, 2nd Regiment)

Head Quarters, San Jacinto, Lynchburg April 29th, 1836} This is to certify that Levy W. White entered the Volunteer Army on the 29th March and has, since that time, discharged his duty as a private and is honorably discharged, by order of the Commander in Chief. (Signed by) James L. Bennett, Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd Regiment & Benjamin Bryant, Captain

I certify that Levy W. White joined my company of Rangers on the 10th September 1836 and furnished his own horse, provisions, ammunition, and discharged the duties of a soldier faithfully till the 10th December, marking three months, and is this day honorably discharged. Dec 12th 1836. (Signed by) Elisha Clapp, Captain Company Rangers.

Headquarters, May 10th, 1836} I hereby certify that Levi W. White, of Captain Bryan's Company, is at present unable to travel with the army. I, therefore, recommend that he be permitted to remain with the sick. J_a Jones, Apt Surgeon, 2nd Regiment. The bearer has leave of 20 days and _____ to head quarters. May 10, 1836, signed by James L. Bennett, Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd Regiment, Texas Volunteer Company.

Levi W. White received Bounty Warrant 3500 for 650 acres Secretary of War on 22 May 1838 for service from 29 Mar to 10 Dec 1836. 320 acres in Houston County were patented to him on 26 July 1861. Patent 515, Vol. 12, Abstract 1090 GLO File Houston Bounty 272; and 320 acres in Houston County were patented to his heirs on 19 Jan 1906.

From the Archives and Records Division, Texas General Land Office, Levi W. White received a certificated dated 3 Feb 1838 from Houston County Board of Land Commissions which stated that he immigrated in January 1836, and was granted one-third of a league (1,476.1 acres). He transferred 320 acres of this First Class Headright to Lodowick E. Downes on 8 September 1852. Levi was issued Certificate No. 697 on 14 May 1855 by the Adjutant General for "having fought in the Battle of San Jacinto" a grant of 640 acres, which he transferred to F. S. Bodenhamer and A. T. Monroe on 2 June 1855. Levi was issued Bounty Certificate No. 3500 for 320 acres in Houston County on 2 May 1859, which was patented on 26 July 1861. A certificate was issued 12 Feb 1855 for unlocated balance of Certificate 3850/3951 of 1156 acres being the balance from Certificate 67. A transfer is shown to Darius H. Edens on 23 Oct 1858.


Levi W. White married Eliza (Bruster) Brewster. They were listed as living in 1850 Conecuh Co., Alabama on the 1850 Census with ten children: 1. WHITE, PRECILLA 14 F AL; 2. WHITE, MARTHA 12 F AL; 3. WHITE, ELIZABETH 12 F AL; 4. WHITE, AMANTHA 6 F AL; 5. WHITE, ELIZA 5 F AL; 6. WHITE, JOHN D 19 M FARMER AL; 7. WHITE, WM. D 16 M FARMER AL; 8. WHITE, JOSEPH J 13 M AL; 9. WHITE, ANDREW 9 M AL; 10. WHITE, DRUERY 5 M AL.

On the 1860 Conecuh Co., Alabama Census they were listed with additional children,LEVI WHITE, b. 1851, NANCY WHITE, b. 1854, AMANDA WHITE, b. 1856, and GEORGEANA WHITE, b. 1859.

1860 US Census: Nathanville Post Office, Conecuh County, Alabama. Levi lists age as 57 years, Eliza as 46. In this census, he lists his birthplace as Mississippi, Eliza's as South Carolina. The children are all listed as being born in Alabama. His occupation is farmer, total estate worth $1800.