Larkin WHITE, Jr., was born on 29 Sep 1820, on the Pamphlin place near Zion. He attended the Zion school, and at that time there was no other building at Zion, which was taught first by Rev. William HATCHETT and then by Henry POOLE. This school, unlike most of the educational institutions of the county, was taught throughout the whole year, and from this he gained a good English education. At the age of twenty, he came to henderson and entered into the employ of A. B. BARRET, with whom he lived and continued to do business for eighteen years. In the year of 1857 he purchased of Dr. H. H. FARMER the farm on which he now lives, and from that time to this has been actively engaged in agricultural pursuits.
On 17 Mar 1856, Mr. WHITE and Mrs. Lucy WATSON were married. On 21 Jun 1863, this union was broken by the death of his wife. On 26 Sep 1865, he maried his second wife, Miss Lucy HICKS, daughter of old Uncle Ben HICKS, of Hebardsville, with whom he lived in marital felicity until 23 Jan 1883, when she died. By this marriage Mr. WHITE has four children living, one duaghter and three sons. His daughter, Miss Larkie, bids fair to become a most brilliant woman, while his young sons are bright and promising. Mr. WHITE has never held a political office and never was a candidate for one. Since the organization of the Henderson Fair Company in 1857, he has been one of its most active supporters, a greater part of the time serving as director. During the year 1868, '69. '70 and '71 he was a Trustee of the old Seminary fund. No man has ever lived in Henderson County more respected than Larkin WHITE, starting life possessed of a very limited capital, by hard work and the exercise of fine mental faculties, he has justly won a place among the recognized monied men of the county. There is but little of the demonstrative about Mr. WHITE, but there is an abundance of the milk of human kindness, of which those who know him best in the business walks of life can truthfully testify. He is a man of warm impulses, and as true as steel, truthful, honest, courageous. He is one of the best farmers in the county and deservedly influential.
Since the foregoing was written, Miss Larkie married Robert MALLORY, of Henderson, and has one son.
Starling's History of Henderson County, Kentucky, 1887.
LARKIN WHITE JR. REFERENCES
MARRIAGES IN HENDERSON COUNTY, 1806 - 1858
Larkin White - Mrs. Lucy F. Watson, 17 Mar 1856, Book 3, Page 91
MARRIAGES IN HENDERSON COUNTY, 1858 - 1900
Larkin White - Lucy J. Hicks, 26 Sep 1865, Book 7, Page 1
1850 CENSUS OF HENDERSON COUNTY
Larkin White, Jr. age 29, Page 18, House No. 142; Robert age 22.
1860 CENSUS OF HENDERSON COUNTY
Larkin White age 39, Page 140, House No. 352; Lucy F. age 25; James M. age 14, Thomas Watson age 6.
1870 CENSUS OF HENDERSON COUNTY
Larkin White age 50, Page 274, House No. 36; Lucy F. age 30; Thomas Watson age 17; Lockie Watson age 4; Henry Shelby age 20.
1880 CENSUS OF HENDERSON COUNTY
Larkin White, Page 216, House No. 505; Lucy J.; Lockie; Larkin; Benjamin; Emmit Folk age 26; Charles Elliott age 27; W. Blackwell (B) age 22; Thomas Ragdal (B) age 25; Prior Bass (B) age 50.
Lucy F. White, 21 Jun 1863, Fernwood, Age unknown, 1106, 8