Nora Belle Sawyer was the daughter of Josiah Franklin Sawyer & Mary E. Moore of Hamblen County, TN. She married Thomas L Bewley on 26 June 1887 in Hamblen County, TN. They were the parents of one daughter Ota Lucille Bewley Edens. Nora later married Robert H. White. They had a daughter Mamie Lou (White) Anderson and two sons-Vernon & Carl White.