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.