Joseph Shackelford White was born on April 10, 1823, in Monongalia County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Lemmon, daughter of William and Nancy Lemmon. Elizabeth was born in 1825, in Greene County, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth Lemmon and Mary Jane Lemmon, who married Joseph Shackelford White, were sisters. They had nine children. Joseph and Elizabeth bought 149 acres from William and Mary White on Dunkard Creek for $200. This was the end of the farm adjoining the Pennsylvania State line. Joseph was the Treasurer for the township in 1866. The Mt. Tabor Methodist Church was built in 1883 on a portion of the Joseph White farm. James G. White paid the heirs of Joseph for the property for the church. Joseph died in February 1878, in Monongalia County, West Virginia. Both he and his wife are buried in the White Family Cemetery on the White farm.