This is the record of marriage of William A. White and Sarah Norton
from the court of ordinary, Thomas County, Georgia. The license
been issued on 22 January 1873 they were married on 23 January 1873,
the marriage was not recorded with the court until 10 March 1874.
So, while it took them only a day to get married after they obtained a
license to do so... the marriage was not recorded till over a
later. William A. White was the second son of Joseph
G. White and Winnifred Barwick of Thomas County, Georgia, and
Florida (Joseph G. White was a brother of Caleb White of Thomas County,
Norton was the daughter of Allen Spear of Thomas County, Georgia, and
possibly Wilkinson County, Georgia. Sarah had been previously
to James M. Carter who died at The Elmira, New York, Union Prisoner of
War Camp while serving with the 5th Florida Infantry Regiment and later
to William S. Norton
who served in Company I of the 29th Georgia Infantry Regiment as was
noted in the Thomas County tomb index concerning a grave in Old Boston
in Thomas County.
She had children by both previous marriages. Both William A.
and Sarah Norton died before 1886 and are presumed to be buried in
graves in the vicinity of Boston, Thomas County, Georgia... or,
possibly, in the Old Thomasville City Cemetery in Thomasville, Thomas
John A. Spear, Sarah's brother, served as guardian of her
son James H. Carter in his inheritance from his grandfather Herring Carter as recorded in Thomas County, Georgia, court records.
19 October 1999
Revised 1 November 1999
Revised 17 November 2006