MAJOR JOHN WHITE was born in 1758 in Pomfret, Conn., and was a soldier in the Revolutionary army. He was said to be one of the bodyguards at the execution of Major Andre, and was familiar with all the circumstances connected with the attempted betrayal of the army by Benedict Arnold. He was one of a company that landed at Marietta in 1789 and lived in the blockhouse, serving at times as an Indian scout. While here he married Priscilla Duval. After his marriage he moved to Waterford, subsequently to Athens county, until the death of his wife in 1838, when he came to his son-in-law's and daughter's, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Fair, of Chester, Meigs county, with whom he remained until his decease, in his eighty-seventh year. He is buried in the Chester cemetery.
EXTRACTS FROM REPORTS OF THE PROCEEDINGS
of the FIRST COMMISSIONERS of MEIGS COUNTY, STATE OF OHIO, APRIL 30th, 1819. Pg. 87
Inscription: Major John White born in Pomfred Connecticut October 21, 1758; emigrated to Ohio in 1789, and died April 17, 1845 in the 87th year of his age.
He was a soldier of the Revolution, a friend to his country and all mankind, and died in the hopes of a gloreous resurrection.