Thomas White Sr. is on the 1790 census of Burke Co., N. C., 3rd. Company, with 1 male over 16 and 2 females.Sons Benjamin, Thomas Jr., and Reuben were enumerated in the same company.The connection between Mississippi and North Carolina comes from the similarity in the names of sons in the Mississipi will with the same names on the 1790 census in N. C.Thomas, Joseph, and Thomas Jr. disappear from the North Carolina records about the same time they appear in the Mississippi records.From Passports of Southeastern Pioneers 1770-1823 by Dorothy Williams Potter is “Joseph White, Reuben White, and Thomas White obtained a passport jointly to pass with their families down the several rivers to the district of Natchez on the rivers Mississippi with the limits of the U. S. 18 Feb 1798 and signed John Sevier.”Reuben White apparently decided not to settle in Mississippi (see below for information on his family.)At least two of Thomas White's children went with him to Mississippi --- Joseph White and Thomas White Jr.Both of these sons appear to have married daughters of William and Sophia Davenport White of Burke Co. Thomas married Sarah White and Joseph probably married Phebe White.The only "proof" of this that I have found is in a power of attorney recorded in Burke Co., N. C., October Court 1818 - Davenport Wiseman, attorney of Cary Milburn and Henry Milburn to Benjamin White power of attorney dated 5 Sept 1818 authenticated from the state of Louisiana with a receipt thereonfrom sd.Benjamin White to William Davenport exec. ofWilliam White dec'd. dated 26 Oct 1818 and proved in open court by oaths of Charles Collett a witness.Davenport Wiseman, Lot Mason, Cyrus Hamilton, Joel White, Richard White and Phoebe White to Benjamin White letter of attorney dated 5 Sept 1818 presented to this court admitted to, recorded and ordered to be registered.Also a receipt thereon from Benjamin White to William Davenportdated 26 Oct 1818 proved in open court by Charles Collett a witness.Sarah White to Benjamin White power of attorney dated 7 Sept 1818 authorized from the state ofMississippi...admitted to record...receipt thereon from sd.Benjamin White to William Davenport, exec. of William White dec'd. dated 26 Oct 1818 and witnessed by Charles Collett.These powers of attorney were probably authorization to sell or obtain the shares of William White's estate that were left to his children....Sarah White White, Cary White Dewitt Milburn, and the children of a deceased daughter and her husband Joseph White.