In Hewson Peeke's A STANDARD HISTORY OF ERIE COUNTY, OHIO, we read that Ebenezer White was born in Massachusetts, and his wife, Ellen Jones White, was born in New York State.
Ebenezer White moved to Ohio with his family when he was age thirteen, his father Capt. John White being a pioneer settler of Erie County. For six years, Ebenezer White served as Erie County Commissioner. He was active in farming in Groton Township of Erie County, where he was a township trustee and a justice of the peace. Ebenezer White died in 1885, and he is buried in Graves Cemetery, with his wife Ellen. Ebenezer White was survived by three children: Lizzie Zabst, Harriet Neill, and Daniel D. White. Many other early residents of Erie County's Groton Township are buried in Graves Cemetery, just south of Castalia.