If you get back to the 1700's-- Abraham WHITE (1700-1745); b 3 Dec 1700, Little River MM, Pasquotank Co NC; d 07 Jan 1745 Pasquotank NC (place given as probably, sourced by QUAKER0ROOTS (rootsweb.com) m. Sarah KEATON b 1699 Pasquotank NC; d 19 Oct 1734 Little River, Pasquotank NC on 7 Sep 1723.They were Quaker. Abraham's parents: John WHITE (1676-1731)+ Elizabeth NEWBY (1676-1717). John b Little River, d Perquimans NC. 6 children.His 2nd wife Sarah CLEARE, 1 child. Sarah's parents Timothy CLARE (1650-1724)+ Mary BUNDY (1665-1694). Timothy b. New Kent VA, d Albemarle NC. John WHITE's parents: Henry WHITE II b 1642 Isle of Wight VA, d 3 Aug 1712, Little River + Mary CROSHAW (1648-1679); m 1664; they had 2 children. 2nd wife: Damaris PAGE (1659-1722);; m 10 Jul 1681
If any of your WHITEs were Quaker, they may be related--Tennessee + NC very close, check locations of towns too.
I also have Charles Hayden WHITE (25 Mar 1883, Vincennes, Knox IN - 29 Sep Venice, Los Angeles CA). Good Luck!