I wrote a 300-word biography on our mutual ancestors, the Rev. Martin and Kiturah Ann (Fletcher) White and placed it on my History Nut of Missouri blog, click here to read.
I have a request -- I am completing my grandmother's research on them because I am a promise-keeper and I have found much new information that she was not able to obtain during her own research because 1.) she was collecting as much as she could on all the descendants which was a huge undertaking in the days before the internet and 2.) the information was just not available to her or her assistants, even though she traveled to Kentucky where he was born, to Illinois, Kansas and the Missouri border area where he eventually died.
I'm seeking two things especially, but do have a list of other things I'd like to have or know. The two things I would like to have especially is a photograph of Martin and Kiturah (Kitty, Katie). Grandma was able to obtain photographs of some of their children and grandchildren which was eventually published in her 1983 White book.
The other thing I would like to have is samples of his handwriting. Do you have any letters or documents with his signature that's been handed down in your family that is not from the internet, that you would be willing to scan or photocopy to share with me? I need family samples to verify what I have found on the internet. If you have either thing, please leave a comment for me in the comment section below. I moderate all comments before I publish them, so if you have personal information such as an email or a home address in your comment, it will not be published -- it's safe with me. However, if you wish to be counted as a member of the family, it would be best to make two comments -- one for me to keep containing your personal information and one to publish here.
You would make my day if you have either requested item or another personal object of Martin's such as a photo of his Bible, his hymnal, a ministerial logbook, sermons, his pulpit or powder horn or something of Kiturah's like a handwritten recipe, a list of Bible family records, her favorite Bible verse, a hand-crafted object and so forth. Thank you in advance!