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James Landrum White
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Birth: Jan. 22, 1847
Harris County
Georgia, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 1925
DeKalb County
Georgia, USA

Ebenezer Cemetery is on James death certificate, this cemetery is also known as 'Miller Family Cemetery', See notes at bottom for more information. James three sons are also buried at this cemetery. James, Ben, Julian White. His wife is also said to be buried here.

Prof James White, was a professor of music. He was the son of Benjamin Franklin & Thurza Melvina [Golightly] White. His father also a musician, teacher, and song writer of the Scred Harp style of music.

James was also a writer and publisher, of his fathers music style, and made attempts to change the established style of his fathers four note music. He helped prepare the New Sacred Harp 1884 Edition.

He married Mary Melinda "Minnie" Clarke, Jan 19th, 1887, in Fulton County Georgia. She is also buried with James at the Ebenezer/Miller Cemetery.

His photo can be found in the Georgia archives, where he is pictured with family, and even a class picture of him with his students.

They had the following known children:
Mary, James H, Benjamin L, Julian White.

James siblings were:
William, David, Robert, Mary,
Nancy, Thursa, Benjamin, Martha.

He was the grandson of Robert Sr & Mildred [Whitehead] White, both of Union County South Carolina. His grandfather was a Revolutionary War Veteran.


Obituary found recently May 2013:

Atlanta History Center
Dekalb County Historical Society
Obituary March 1925
78 D 3/8

Prof. James Landrum White
419 So. McDonough St.,
Decatur Ga.

Prominent Georgian and nationally known musician & composer. Born and raised in Hamilton, Harris Co Ga. & spent his entire life in the vicinity of Atlanta. Was youngest son of Major B. F. White of Confederate Army. James who was widely known as author and compiler of "Sacred Harp", a collection of sacred music originally published in book form in Apr 1844. After death of his Father carried on his life work of teaching music and renewd the "Sacred Heart" collection. Leaves wife; 3 sons; Benj. L., Jas. L & Julian E; a dau, Mrs. E K Lloyd & 2 sisters; Mrs. Mattie Clarke & Mrs. A. M. Mann, all of Atlanta. Funeral held from Macedonia Church Interment at Ebenezer Cemetery.


Cemetery Directions:

(also known as Ebenezer Methodist Church
Cemetery, until its closure, & Miller/Clarke Cemetery & just Ebenezer.)

This cemetery is on Panola Rd in DeKalb County GA at the intersection of Panola Rd and Snapfinger Woods.


Flat granite 2x1 ft cut polished
Dimensions: 4' 9" by 2' 2".
Family links: 
  Benjamin Franklin White (1800 - 1879)
  Thurza Melvina Golightly White (1805 - 1878)
  Mary Melinda Clarke White (1859 - 1928)*
  James Henry White (1890 - 1958)*
  Benjamin Landrum White (1890 - 1963)*
  Mary Burdette White Lloyd (1893 - 1946)*
  Julian Elijah White (1900 - 1942)*
  William Decatur White (1826 - 1901)*
  David Patillo White (1828 - 1903)*
  Robert H. White (1831 - 1891)*
  Mary Caroline White Adair (1831 - ____)*
  Nancy Ogburn White Byrd (1835 - 1924)*
  Thurza Melvina White Mann (1843 - 1934)*
  Benjamin Franklin White (1845 - 1921)*
  James Landrum White (1847 - 1925)
  Martha America White Clarke (1848 - 1936)*
  Martha America White Clarke (1848 - 1936)*
*Calculated relationship
Miller Cemetery
DeKalb County
Georgia, USA
Plot: R. Side So. - Plot 1 Row 4 Feat 15
Created by: Mike White
Record added: Nov 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79999038
James Landrum White
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James Landrum White
Added by: Mike White
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