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Henry White, Jr. , a native of Isle of Wight, VA, moved to North Carolina in 1663 and later to a plantation on the west side of Little River in Perquimans Precinct, NC. White was a Quaker and was active as an organizer and a lay minister. He served as a Justice on the NC Higher Court and the Precinct County Court. White is remembered for a 302 line poem in rhymed couplet and doggerel verse he wrote in 1698. This is the earliest known literary work of its kind produced in North Carolina.