Tennessee's Pioneer Baptist Preachers
Joseph White, in the first quarter of the last century, was a prominent minister in the Holston and Nolachucky Associations. He lived near Warrensburg, in Greene County. His labors were mostly in Greene, Hawkins, and Cocke counties. He was an uncle of Elder Ephraim Moore, whom he took into his home as a lad, becoming a father to him, after young Moore had had the misfortune to lose his own father. In 1820 Joseph White appears in the minutes of the Holston Association as an "ordained" minister, and a messenger from the Lick Creek (Warrensburg) Church. He and Thos. L. Hale represented this a church in the organization of the Nolachucky Association, in August of I828. In his young manhood Elder Joseph Manning, a pioneer of Cocke County, was married to Lucinda Huff by "Joseph White, minister of the gospel." For four successive years he was a messenger of Warrensburg Church to the Nolachucky Association. After that his name disappears from the Association records, and he drops out of sight. In the early thirties he left Tennessee and went to the State of Missouri.
Burnett, J .J. Sketches of Tennessee's Pioneer Baptist Preachers. Nashville, Tenn.: Press of Marshall & Bruce Company, 1919.
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