Very little information is available about James J. White. He came to Florida, near Rockledge, first, and was on the shores of Lake Worth by January 1887. At that time, he bought 10 acres of land from Moore W. Dimick for $731, making him Dimick’s neighbor to the south, in Palm Beach. He also bought a piece of land from Sylvanus S. White, who may have been his brother. James and his wife, Louisa F., sold some or all of their property in 1892 and later moved to Cocoa, Florida, to live.
James J. White is assumed to have died before 1928 as his name is not included on the list of the original eighty-four pioneers still living then.