- Born: 21 Jan 1762, Clarendon County, South Carolina 74
- Marriage (1): Elizabeth Wells on 28 Jan 1791 74
- Marriage (2): Elizabeth Baugh on 2 Oct 1838 in Jackson County, Georgia 121
- Died: 27 Oct 1849, Jackson County, Georgia at age 87 122
- Buried: Family Plot Near Maysville, GA - Banks Or Clarke Co., GA
1800: US Federal Census of Clarendon, Sumter District, South Carolina. Jesse White listed with the following people: Free males; 2 age under 10. Free females; 3 age under 10, 1 age 16-25. Slaves; 8.
1811-1820: Jesse White is found listed in the Clarke County Georgia Tax Digest records. These tax digest records were transcribed by Mary Hoit Abbe and members of the Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society in 2005. These records both in 1811 throughout 1820 say that Jesse White's land was originally granted to Alpin and adjoins Billups land. The 1811 record states that Jesse had 8 slaves and that his land drained into Trail Creek. Trail Creek enters the Oconee River in Athens. The 1820 record shows that Jesse had 10 slaves and that his land drained into Sandy Creek. Sandy Creek enters the Oconee River just north of Trail Creek. Looking at modern maps it looks as if it may be possible to have a long and narrow 300 acre piece of land that spanned between both Sandy Creek and Trail Creek.
1820: US Federal Census of Athens, Clarke County, Georgia. Jesse White listed with the following people: Free males; 1 under age 10, 1 age 10-16, 1 age 16-18, 2 age 16-26. Free females; 3 under age 10, 1 age 10-16, 2 age 16-26, 1 over age 45. Slaves; 10
1830: US Federal Census of Athens, Clarke County, Georgia. Jesse White is listed as head of household with family and slaves.
1840: US Federal Census of Jackson County, Georgia. Jesse White is listed as a Veteran.
Notes from his Revolutionary War records (File #S32062 at National Archives):
His birth date was transferred from his father's bible (no name stated). He was born in Clarendon County about seventy-five miles from Charleston. He moved to Georgia around 1808.
Copy of Obituary obtained from Commerce Public Library, Commerce, Georgia:
17 Nov 1849, Richards Weekly Gazette, Athens, Georgia.
In Jackson County on the 27th of October Mr. Jesse White, a soldier under Gen. Marion in the War of the Revolution. In the 87th year of his age.
Notes about obituary above: I was not able to find the microfilm version of this obituary in the Georgia State University Newspaper Collection or the Athens Library collection of Newspapers on microfilm. Walter Kenneth Smith, a researcher of this Jesse White, also obtained this obituary record from Vic Raimey.
Notes below are from Walter Kenneth Smith's research that I downloaded from his family tree on www.rootsweb.com.
Listed in Roster of SC Patriots in AmRev by Bobby Gil Moss. Moved to GA after war. DAR Patriot Index shows he m (1) Elizabeth Wells and m (2) Elizabeth Baugh. His will was probated 1-14-1850. (Widow Baugh)
Jesse White is listed in the Census of "CLARKE COUNTY, 1830 HEADS OF FAMILY:
Clarke County was established Dec. 5, 1801 from Jackson County. A part of Greene County was added to Clarke County 1802 and 1807. A part of Clarke County was set off to Madison County 1811, 1813 and 1829; a part to Oglethorpe County 1843; a part to Oconee County 1875. The County Seat is Athens, Ga. "
National Archives Film No. 19, Roll 16, p. 291 (Genealogy Library - They Were Here-Volume 6, pg. 1044)
Columbia Newspapers: the South-Carolinian
Died, in Jackson county, on the 27th of October, 1849, Mr. Jesse White, a soldier under Gen. Marion in the war of the Revolution. The deceased was born in 1762, and was consequently in his 87th year when he died. 73
Jesse married Elizabeth Wells, daughter of Thomas Wells and Unknown, on 28 Jan 1791.74 (Elizabeth Wells was born on 16 Apr 1776 in South Carolina 73,74,75 and died on 6 Sep 1837 in Jackson Or Clarke Co., GA 73,75.)
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Jesse next married Elizabeth Baugh on 2 Oct 1838 in Jackson County, Georgia.121