John Wesley White (1829-1892) was born in Norfolk, Virginia. He entered the U.S. Revenue Marine Service in 1855 and served most of his enlistment on the Pacific Coast. From 1867-1869 he served in Alaskan waters. John W. White's son, James Taylor White (1866-1912) was born in Port Townsend, Washington. James became a medical doctor and served as ship's surgeon for the U.S. Revenue marine Service 1890-1906. Most of his service was spent in Alaska.
From the description of John Wesley White and James Taylor White papers, 1865-1913. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 42064482