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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Drew County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1890.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Levi B. White is a well-to-do agriculturist of Drew County, and his farm, which comprises 160 acres, of which thirty are under cultivation, is situated in Crook Township. He was born in Alabama, May 16, 1830, and is a son of Josiah and Nancy (Berkley) White, born in North Carolina and Virginia, March 9, 1799 and 1802, respectively. They were both reared, however, in the Old North State, and were there married, a family of two sons and seven daughters being born to their union, of whom only two are now living: Margaret (wife of William Teer, residing in Hopkins County, Tex.), and Levi B. (the subject of this biography) Josiah B. White was a farmer by occupation, and followed this calling in Marengo County, Ala., for about ten years, but in 1837, removed to Mississippi, making his home here till 1846, when he removed to Arkansas, Drew County, being his home until 1876, when he removed to Faulkner County, and here continued to reside until his death in 1878. He was a Democrat in politics, and an earnest member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, his wife, who died in 1860, being also a member of that church. Levi B. White received his education in Drew County, and was here married to Miss Sarah J. Richardson, of Mississippi, and a daughter of David and Elizabeth Richardson, their union being consummated on October 25, 1860. Soon a family of seven children gathered about them: Francis E., William H., David T., Margaret O., Sarah C., Lucy J. and Levi P. Mr. White is a member of the Agricultural Wheel, and is a warm patron of education. He and wife belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

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