Elizabeth White Satterly

Elizabeth White was born January 16, 1851, in Washington County, Kentucky, the daughter of Elisha White and Mary Elizabeth Armstrong.  Elizabeth married John W. Satterly at the age of 17 on January 13, 1868.  John was the son of John and Sarah Satterly.  The couple lived in Washington County during their married life and had five children, four of whom lived to adulthood:  Mary E., Levi M., Sarah Bell and Nannie Satterly.  Mary married Thomas J. Royalty in 1885.  Sarah married Joseph P. Burkhead in 1893.  Nannie married Elmer Silas Burkhead in 1898.

Elizabeth is listed as age 9 in the 1860 Washington County Census, the only census she in which she is listed with her parents.  1910 is the last census in which she is listed, age 59.

John died February 7, 1911, and Elizabeth a year later, October 28, 1912.  They are buried in Rockbridge Baptist Church Cemetery.

The News Leader – October 31, 1912


Mrs. Elizabeth Satterly died of heart disease at her home near Tatham Springs last Monday.  Mrs. Satterly was about 60 years of age, and prior to her marriage was a Miss White, being a daughter of the late Elisha White.  Forty years ago she was united in marriage to Mr. John W. Satterly, who died a few years ago.

She is survived by the following children, Mr. L. A. Satterly, Mrs. Joe and Mrs. Elmer Burkhead, and Mrs. C. F. Royalty.

Mrs. Satterly was for the greater part of her life a member of the Baptist Church, and was a woman loved by all who knew her.

Funeral services were conducted at Rockbridge Tuesday by Rev. Hatchett.

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  1. I am trying to locate any whites that are related to John William White born 03/10/1872 and passed 06/22/1929, I am John’s great granddaughter , I believe his father was William White which was Elisha White’s son and Elizabeth’s brother. Is there any way you can verify that, all the Whites from my grandmothers side are buried at Rockbridge Cemetary which includes her father JW White , her son, brother named after his father, and aunts and uncles. I am unable to verify info they are from the same Samuel Riley line can you please assist me?

    Thank you so very much

    • Was he the son of William White and Mary E. Hill? Did he marry Mary E. Perkins, September 14, 1890, in Washington County, Kentucky? I have four children listed: Lorata (probably Loretta), Cecil E., Willie L. and James T. White. I have more if this is correct.

  2. Yes he was , his death certificate list them as his parents, I know nothing of a Mary Perkins i know he was married several times I do know on the 1900 Census hiswife was listed as Alice(she is also buried at Rockbridge ) children are louwttie daughter (which i know has to be a misspelling) and son Cecil E by 1910 census he was listed divorced with children loutu(also misspelled again) and Cecil E ,Willie L and James F. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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