Dec. 7, 1813 Baltimore Baltimore City Maryland, USA
Feb. 28, 1883 Madison Jefferson County Indiana, USA
Married Martosia Cooperider 29 June 1848, Jefferson Co., IN ================= Madison Weekly Herald 7 March 1883
Death of Mr. James H. White
Mr. James H. White, a much esteemed and highly respected citizen, died suddenly last Wednesday morning at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Edward Shannon. Mr. White had been quite well up to one week ago yesterday, when he was attacked with a chill and sharp pains in his back. He grew worse, but was not considered dangerously ill White sitting in his chair about 9 o'clock apparently asleep, it was discovered that he had suddenly expired. His unexpected death caused considerable surprise to his many friends, some eveng being unaware of his sickness. He was in the 70th years of his age, being born in Baltimore, Md., Dec 7th, 1813, and came to this city in the year 1818, being only five years of age. For over a quarter of a century he was in the undertaking business with Mr. C. Vail, and only retired a few years ago. He was a member of Trinity M.E. church and an Odd Fellow, belonging to Monroe Lodge No. 2. The funeral occurred yesterday from the residence of his sister on Main Cross, and was attended by a large number of our citizens.
[Note: His sister was Mary Frances White that married Edward Shannon 23 Dec 1847, Jefferson Co., IN) ================= Madison Courier 6 Sep 1883
James H. White's Will
The will of the late James H. White has been probated. He devised his estate as follows: To his sister Ann Eliza Sanders he gives $200 in cash; to his sister Sarah E. Duffy he gives $500 in cash; to his sister Mary Francis Shannon, one-third of the house and lot on Third street, now occupied by A. B. Wood, and the 20 foot lot on Main Cross street, just west of her present residence; and to his sister Lucinda McKim, $2,500 in cash, and the house and lot on West street now occupied by James A. Willey. He explains in the will as a reason for favoring his sister Lucinda, that for years she lived with him and assisted him in accumulating his money and property. To his nephew, Henry P. Shannon, one-third of the house on Third, and to his niece, Mary Louisa Shannon, one-third of the same house. He selects D. G. Phillips as his executor, and directs him to pay from the proceeds of his Insurance policy of $1,000, in the Odd Fellows Endowment Association, $100 to Trinity M.E. Church, and $100 to the Preachers' Aid Society of the S.E. Indiana Conference, and to divide the remainder of his estate equally between Lucinda McKim, Henry P. and Louisa Shannon.