How pleased I was to receive your reply and thank you for all the searching you have done. I descend from Sarah Wonsey Perkins White and am really interested in the cemetery where her brother, Henry Wonsey is buried.I too, have searched the Internet re: cemeteries in the Leonidas area but could not locate buriels for Royal or Sarah White or the two daughters from Sarah's first marriage to Aron Perkins, namely Mary and Mabel, nor did we find Helen White, young daughter of Royal and Avis.I also was unable to locate a buriel for Royal White's first wife Avis Crocker who died b/4 1853 in the area.My White cousin located the marriage license of Royal and Sarah and a land record for Royal and Avis White early on and that is all we have.
The children from Royal's marriage to Avis Crocker White are:Royal O. b. 1834; Samuel, 1838; Levina, 1840; Ward, 1841; Augustus, 1846, William, 1846, and Sarah, 1849.The last two appeared in the 1860 census of Royal O. and Sarah White along with their sons: Benjamin Franklan, b Apr. 18, 1855 and George Adelbert, May 23, 1857.On Feb 2, 1861 Sarah died during childbirth of Helen, who died in 1865.
You are correct when you say the Perkins sons and daughter, Armitta Perkins, my great grandmother moved to IA. She was 10 when her mother died in childbirth and I think lived with her eldest brother Francis Perkins. The sons of Royal and Sarah were taken in by family members, both White and Perkins and both lived to ripe old ages in the west.We have further information on them.
Royal O. White, Jr. was said to have married and moved to IN, however, a White researcher from Royal Sr's first marriage believes he was buried in MI and Royal Jr. is her ancestor.The other family members we do not have any further info.Where I am going with this is that it would not help us re: the land records unless it is for the sons of Royal O. and Avis Crocker White.There are other elder White's in the area we suspect to be brothers of Royal, but we cannot prove that either.
I thank you for your offer to copy land records and I will contact my White cousin re: her interest in same.If you locate a land record for Royal O. White, Jr. I know she would be most interested.