Need information on the families of Mary Ables Wells and Joseph E. White.They married in Nacogdoches, Texas in 1837. WHITE, JOSEPH E. Biography:
WHITE, JOSEPH E. -- In Headright Certificate No. 13 issued to him February 1, 1838, for a league and a labor of land by the Nacogdoches County Board it is stated that Mr. White came to Texas in January, 1836. Mr. White was a member of Captain Isaac N. Moreland's Company at San Jacinto and was issued Donation Certificate No. 1103 for 640 acres of land December 22, 1840 for having participated in the battle. Mr. White served in Captain Michael Costley's Company from September 11 to December 11, 1836. He and Mary Wells were married by Chas. C. Grayson, justice of the peace, August 12, 1837, and in the following year obtained his certificate for his league and labor of land, 354 acres of which he sold to Pleasant H. Pearson July 8, 1841, (Nacogdoches County Deed Records Volume I, page 187.)
Mr. White's name appears several times as a jury man in the District Court in Nacogdoches, during the days of the republic. The Deed records of Nacogdoches county show him a resident of that county as late as July 8, 1841.