HI, Read your post and I too am searching WHITE. I'm sorry I don't have any of the answers to your questions. I do however have many questions about WHITE. The race is white. I recently found in an obit of my grandfather THOMAS FRANKLIN WHITE, that he was born in Etowah County. Which means his father could have been an early settler in Etowah. Thomas Franklin White was born 08 Sep 1889 Gadsden, Etowah County, AL and died 27 Mar 1969 in Mobile AL. I was 10 when Thomas Franklin died, I knew him, but I didn't really know him. None of his survivors were ever told about his family, since he seemed to have led a secretive life. My father told me all he knew, which was what he had been told by older siblings and what little their father mentioned through the years.
I would love to find a connection for this dead end I have been up against! Any info is greatly appreciated! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org