Mary White

20 October 1788–16 December 1824 (Age 36)
Rome, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary White was born on 20 October 1788, in Rome, Oneida, New York, United States, her father, John White, was 22 and her mother, Chloe Smith, was 21. She married Tilness Hawley on 13 April 1820. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 16 December 1824, in Martinsburg, Lewis, New York, United States, at the age of 36.

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Family Time Line

Tilness Hawley
Mary White
Marriage: 13 April 1820
Mary Lucretia Hawley
Francis Hawley

Spouse and Children

13 April 1820


Parents and Siblings


    Chloe Smith





    Dan White


    Gordon White


    Benjamin White


    Ralph White


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

George Washington elected first president of United States.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 9

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 12

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from Middle English whit ‘white’, hence a nickname for someone with white hair or an unnaturally pale complexion. In some cases it represents a Middle English personal name, from an Old English byname, Hwīt(a), of this origin. As a Scottish and Irish surname it has been widely used as a translation of the many Gaelic names based on bán ‘white’ ( see Bain 1) or fionn ‘fair’ ( see Finn 1). There has also been some confusion with Wight .2 Translated form of cognate and equivalent names in other languages, such as German Weiss , French Blanc , Polish Białas ( see Bialas ), etc.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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