This is the record of marriage of William A. White and Sarah Norton from the court of ordinary, Thomas County, Georgia.  The license having been issued on 22 January 1873 they were married on 23 January 1873, but 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 year later.  William A. White was the second son of Joseph G. White and Winnifred Barwick of Thomas County, Georgia, and Washington County, Florida (Joseph G. White was a brother of Caleb White of Thomas County, Georgia).  Sarah Norton was the daughter of Allen Spear of Thomas County, Georgia, and possibly Wilkinson County, Georgia.  Sarah had been previously married 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 Cemetery in Thomas County.  She had children by both previous marriages.  Both William A. White and Sarah Norton died before 1886 and are presumed to be buried in unmarked graves in the vicinity of Boston, Thomas County, Georgia... or, possibly, in the Old Thomasville City Cemetery in Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia.

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.

Richard White
19 October 1999
Revised 1 November 1999
Revised 17 November 2006