Tri-Racial America – The James White Story
My great,great, grand-father, (James White) arrived at the Port of New Orleans on slave ship Victorine on Dec. 13,1843 as part of inward manifest that consisted of twenty-two slaves. James White is listed on line 13 as being 23 yrs. old and 6ft. tall. His son (Isaac White) is the 8 yr. old black boy used in Donation Campaign photo’s taken of him to raise money for the first school in Louisiana for emancipated slaves following the Civil War. The 1870 census shows, Isaac is 16 yrs. living with mother & father, 2sis. 1bro. in Union County, Arkansas Johnson Township page 5. In 1880 on page 27 family 213. On April 02, 1884 Isaac married Mary Ann Green (marriage record for Ark. page 353). In 1900 Isaac & Mary White’s family (enumeration district # 128 sheet 3b) of which my grandmother (Lenora 5yrs.old) is apart is listed. Isaac died on Dec.28,1927 in Claiborne Parish File # 260 Registered # 14490. Isaac’s photo’s as you probably know can be viewed in Library of Congress Call # 14022,no.117.
Lastly, within this James White family the Tri-Racial American connection is made plain, Black, White and Native American. By the way the late Alex Haley signed my first significant finding back in 1980 on his visit to Grambling, what a thrill that was as it is conversing with you.
Thanks in advance for listening to just a small part of my African American History Story and anxiously await feedback from you.