Andrew Stephen WHITE / Lydia Ann WILLIS

Husband: Andrew Stephen WHITE (Ancestor Chart, Descendant Chart)
Born: 18 DEC 1842 in: Cleveland County, NC Married: 28 SEP 1873 in: Cleveland County, NC Died: 1 APR 1933 in: Cleveland County, NC Buried: Clover Hill Methodist Church, Cleveland County, NC Father: Stephen WHITE Mother: Nancy GOINS
Wife: Lydia Ann WILLIS (Ancestor Chart, Descendant Chart)
Born: 11 OCT 1852 in: Cleveland County, NC Died: 2 NOV 1932 in: Cleveland County, NC Buried: Clover Hill Methodist Church, Cleveland County, NC Father: Jacob Craven WILLIS Mother: Malinda SELF
1 Name: Joseph Curtis WHITE M Born: 29 AUG 1891 in: Cleveland County, NC Died: 24 FEB 1958 in: Cleveland County, NC Married: 6 AUG 1908 in: No. 10 Township, Cleveland County, NC Spouse: Dovie COSTNER

Andrew White and Lydia Ann Willis

Civil War Records

North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster: Andrew S. White is listed as a Private in Co. C, 10th Regiment N.C.S.T. (1st Regiment N.C. Artillery). Enlisted in Mecklenburg County August 15, 1862 for the war. Present and accounted for through February 1865.5 

North Carolina Civil War Pension Application: A.S. White applied for a North Carolina Civil War pension on 2 July 1923 at the age of 81. In the application he indicates he enlisted in Co. C of the 10th Battalion in July 1862. The pension was granted.4 

Marriage Records

The Marriage Register of Cleveland County, N.C., Book 3: Groom: WHITE, A. S. (age 32), Bride: WILLIS, S. A. (age 20), Date of Marriage: 28 Sept. 1873, JOHN GLADSTONE married at home of WILLIAM WHITE, Witnesses: S. & W. P. WHITE6. (Note: WILLIS, S. A. should be WILLIS, L. A. and was probably incorrectly transcribed.)


The following obituary for Andrew S. White was published in the Cleveland Star (Shelby, N.C.) newspaper on 3 April 1933:

Veteran White Dies at Casar
Ninety-One Year Old Confederate Buried Sunday At Clover Hill, One Comrade Survives
Andrew Stevens White, better known as 'Andy' White, age 91 years and a veteran of the War Between the States, died Saturday at his home in the Casar community.
Mr. White served for three years as a soldier in company C, North Carolina Field Artillery in Poag's Battalion. He never complained of the hardships he had to undergo and served as a faithful soldier. After the surrender he came home and on September 28, 1873 married Miss Lydia Ann Willis, to which union six children were born. His devoted companion preceded him to the grave five months ago to the day from the time he was buried.
Church Leader
Mr. White professed faith in Christ in young manhood and joined the M. E. church South at Clover Hill. He served as superintendent and teacher of Sunday school for many years and lived a fine Christian life. He was faithful to attend church until his health would not permit his going.
Six Children
Laban Queen of upper Cleveland is now the only survivor of the Confederate army company to which Mr. White belonged. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. J. J. Hoyle of Lawndale RFD; Mrs. R. A. Ivester of Belwood RFD; Mrs. A. P. Walker of Casar; Miss Florence White of Casar; W. J. White of Hickory; J. Curtis White of Belwood RFD. One brother A. N. White [? ... ... ... ... ... ...] brother William [? .]. White at Joplin, Mo. Also surviving are 34 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. His grandsons and granddaughters served as pall bearers and flower bearers. A great throng of people attended the services Sunday conducted by Rev. J. M. Barber assisted by Rev. C. E. Ridge.7

Note: See the November 2011 issue of Eswua Huppeday for an article about Laban Queen who is mentioned in Andrew S. White's obituary.2 

The following obituary for Mrs. Andy White was published in the Cleveland Star (Shelby, N.C.) newspaper on 4 November 1932.

Mrs. Andy White Dies at Casar
Aged Woman Succumbs To Pneumonia. Buried at Clover Hill Church
Mrs. Andy White, age 80 years, died at her home at Casar Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock following at attack of pneumonia. She had been sick all summer with pellagra. Mrs. White was married to Andy S. White Sept. 28th 1873 and the parents and children were devoted to church and home. She was a member of Clover Hill Methodist church where the funeral took place Thursday afternoon at 2:30, services being conducted by Rev. J. M. Barber.
Surviving are her husband and the following children: Mrs J. J. Hoyle, Mrs. R. A. Ivester, Mrs. A. P. Walker, Miss Florence White, and J. C. White of the Casar community and W. J. White of Hickory. Thirty four grand children and [? ..] great grand children as well as one brother, Jesse Willis and one sister, Mrs. John Kennedy also survive.8



  1. "Abstracts from a 1906 Defense of the Heritage of Patterson Lorenzo Newton", Bulletin of The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, Forest City, NC. Fall 2016, p.136-141. [ p.141-142: Sworn statement by Malinda Willis indicating Ann Willis, daugher of Jacob and Malinda Willis, married A. S. White. Also, sworn statement by Jesse Tallent in which he indicates he served with Andy White in the Battle of the Wilderness. ]
  2. Bridges, Martha. "Laban Queen, Confederate Veteran, Dies", Eswau Huppeday, (Broad River Genealogical Society, Shelby, NC) Vol. 31, No. 4, Nov 2011. [ p.199-205: Article about the Laban Queen who was mentioned in Andrew White's obituary, and served in the same company as Andrew White during the Civil War. ]
  3. [Civil War Compiled Service Record of Andrew S. White]. National Archives, Washington D.C., 17 p. (PDF Copy (5.8 Mbytes)).
  4. [Civil War Pension File of A.S. White]. North Carolina loose Civil War pension files, Pension Act of 1901, Box 6.632, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC, 2 p. (Scanned copy of original made 21 Dec 2007 (203.0 Kbytes)).
  5. Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T Jordan. North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster. North Carolina State Dept. of Archives and History, Raleigh, 1963, 15 vols. ISBN 0865260052. [ Vol 1, p. 73: Lists Andrew S. White, Private, Co. C, 10th Regiment N.C.S.T. (1st Regiment N.C. Artillery). ]
  6. The Marriage Register of Cleveland County, N.C., Book 3, pp. 1-51. Broad River Genealogical Society, Shelby, NC, April 1984. [ p.13: Lists marriage of A.S. White and S[L].A. Willis. ]
  7. [Obituary of Andrew Stevens White], Cleveland Star newspaper, Shelby, NC, 3 April 1933.
  8. [Obituary of Mrs. Andy White], Cleveland Star newspaper, Shelby, NC, 4 November 1932.

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