James White Sr

16 April 1705–30 May 1788 (Age 83)
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of James

When James White Sr was born on 16 April 1705, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John White , II, was 42 and his mother, Lydia Gilman, was 36. He married Abigail Peasley on 5 April 1728, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 30 May 1788, in Plaistow, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

James White Sr
1705–1788
Sarah Bailey
1718–1798
Marriage: 1 May 1740
Elizabeth White
1742–1807
Sarah White
1744–1754
Abigail White
1747–1805

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 May 1740
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(16)

+11 More Children

World Events (2)

1776

Age 71

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 71

New Hampshire is 9th state.

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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Sources (3)

  • James White in entry for Abigail White, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • James White in entry for Sarah White, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • James White in entry for Elizabeth White, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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