Benjamin Franklin White

This is a picture of Benjamin Franklin White and his wife Thurza Golightly White.


In the nineteenth century, people in north Georgia pronounced words ending in “a” as if it were “y”.  (I myself have heard the pronunciation “Georgie” for “Georgia”.)  I have evidence from the census that the family pronounced “Thurza” as “Thurzey”.

My cousin Donald Stephen Clarke (1784 South Deshon Rd, Lithonia, GA 30058) has prepared a chronological history of the life of B. F. White which I am posting here because he has no access to the Web. There is more information about B. F. White in William J. Reynolds' article from Gaylon Powell's Texas Sacred Harp site.

--Charles Wells, 2011

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