Biographical Sketches from, "Kentucky, History of the State"
Main Author; William Henry Perrin 1887
Submitted by: Vera Burnham September 9, 2002
Dr. Agustus White was born February 9, 1823, in Warren County, N.C. His parents Peter D. and Permelia (Andrews) White, were also natives of the same county. The father was a farmer; he moved to Georgia when our subject was small, and died after making a subsequent move to Alabama. His father (grandfather of the doctor), with his wife's father, also, and several of the latter's brother's, served in the Revolutionary war. The parents of our subject had five children, of whom three are now living; Drury A., Elizabeth and Augustus. The last received his early schooling in Georgia, and there commenced the study of medicine and soon graduated from the Augustus Medical College. He came to Kentucky in 1849, and to McCracken County a few years later, and continued his practice up to within a few years past. He has since devoted his time to agriculture, having a farm of 300 acres. He is a member of the Masonic Fraternity and of the Methodist Church; in the latter he has served as local preacher for several years. He married Miss Adeline Watkins, a daughter of Col. Tom Watkins, of Lyon County. This union has given two children: Thomas E. and Linn; the latter recently graduated in the civil engineering department of the Vanderbilt University. Dr. White is a man of worth and prominence, and is highly respected by his fellow-citizens. He practiced his profession here during the long years of the war, and was held in great respect even by the military authorities, who granted him free passes through the lines to attend to his long list of patients.