biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
J. Q. WHITE, a farmer and stock-raiser living on section 13, Cedar Township, was born in Dearborn County, Ind., July 24, 1824, and is a son of James and Mary (Grubbs) White. The father was a native of Pennsylvania and a soldier in the War of 1812, and his wife was born in Indiana. He died in 1858, and she in 1855, in Indiana. The subject of this sketch was married, in 1844, to Alvira E. Hough. She was born in Shelby County, Ind., July 15, 1828, and was a daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Finley) Hough, the latter a sister of the Rev. John B. Finley, of Ohio, who in an early day in that State was a missionary among the Indians, but is now Chaplain of the Ohio Penitentiary at Columbus. Mr. and Mrs. White are the parents of twelve children: Frances A. is the wife of Janes T. Brownfleld, and lives in Jasper County, Iowa; Mary Jane is the wife of G. L. Phillips, and lives in Cedar Township; Rachel R. is the wife of Frank Rockey; James A., deceased, was married to Frank Reynolds; George W. was the husband of Belle Ray, and died in Keokuk County, Iowa; Florence is the wife of C. A. Eastman, living in this township; John Q., Jr., is deceased; Estella is the wife of George W. Watts, residing in Keokuk County; Eva, Harry, Webb and Rhoda are at home. J. Q. White came from Indiana to this county in 1849, and has resided on a farm during all these years, and has made for himself a home where there is peace and plenty. He owns 400 acres of land, all in a high state of cultivation, upon which the improvements are not excelled in the county, and has also twenty acres of land in Wapello County, well improved. Until within the last two years Mr. White has been an extensive shipper of stock, but has since retired from the business, and gives his attention wholly to the management of his fine farm and the raising and feeding of stock for the market. His wife is a member of the Christian Church. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and in his political affiliations a member of the National Greenback party. His has been an active life since his residence in this county, and his present easy financial condition is wholly the result of untiring energy and zeal, and careful management of his business. He enjoys very deservedLy the confidence of a host of friends.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy