History of the Early Settlers
Of Dry Fork, Rich Mountain and Shavers Mountain By E.C. Wyatt, Randolph Enterprise, Elkins, WV, 1922-1923
1 Feb 1923 – Randolph Enterprise [White]
We now take up the history of Allen White and trace his descendants as far as we can, but before starting I must again mention Elmer White as I later learned he returned from the Navy and lives below the town of Harman.
I never learned much about Allen White as he enrolled in the army during the Civil War and never was heard of again.
One story I heard related of him, was about him having a law suit in court and when time came for trial they asked Allen where his attorney was, and he replied in a very determined way, “I am the attorney” and behold he pleaded his case with such forceful oratory that he won the suit.
Allen lived somewhere along Red Creek. His sons were Joseph, Jacob and John E.
Joe was out in Idaho awhile but came back home and died about seven years ago. He was a large man and when his name was mentioned in a conversation he was called “Joe Allen” as there were several men named Joe White and Jacob always lived near Red Creek, also did John K. The readers will also notice that there are several of the White families have sons named John, so we called him John K.
I do not know if Jake is living yet or not but John K. is dead, and I can’t get their children in line but I have a list of their names but not having the opportunity to meet any of the boys for a great while, I can’t give them as they should be.
The younger ones are all lumbermen.
We have Frank, Amos, Henry, Kenna, Luther, Cam, John and Walter. Frank lived in Idaho the last I heard of him. All the others lived in Tucker County. Some of them are musicians.
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Transcribed by Cathy Thompson