WHITE, Joseph M.

1789–1839

Biography

WHITE, Joseph M., a Delegate from Florida Territory; born in Franklin County, Ky., October 8, 1798; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; moved to Pensacola, Fla., in 1821; one of the commissioners under the act of Congress of May 8, 1822, "for ascertaining claims and titles to lands within the Territory of Florida"; elected to the Nineteenth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1837); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Twenty-fifth Congress; author of a "New Collection of Laws, Charters, etc., of Great Britain, France, and Spain Relating to Cessions of Lands, with the Laws of Mexico," in two volumes published in 1839; died in St. Louis, Mo., October 19, 1839.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: January 14, 1826; February 27, 1830; January 26, 1834. 3 letters. Finding aid in repository.

University of West Florida
Special Collections Department

Pensacola, FL
Papers: 1820-1974, 50 items. The collection consists of photocopies documenting Joseph M. White from the St. Augustine Historical Society, Virginia Historical Society, and National Archives. Also included are research files of correspondence and notes (1973-1974) of Marion Viccars, with newspaper clippings and manuscripts (1820-1886) concerning White. Includes gravestone registry (1930s) of Chasefield Plantation Cemetery, near Fort Barrancas, and photocopies of original manuscripts.
Papers: In the Blount Family Papers, 1726-1965, 7.48 cubic feet. The papers contain notes of Joseph M. White.

Wisconsin Historical Society

Madison, WI
Papers: 1832, 1 letter. Letter by Joseph M. White to William Harrison regarding information requested by Arthur Furman.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Dibble, Ernest F.Joseph Mills White: Anti-Jacksonial Floridian. Cocoa, FL: The Florida Historical Society Press, 2003.

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