Nancy White

Brief Life History of Nancy

When Nancy White was born about 1808, in Kentucky, United States, her father, David White, was 35 and her mother, Sarah Ann Cummings, was 24. She married William Sutherland on 26 August 1823, in Lawrence, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died in 1837, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 30.

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Family Time Line

William Sutherland
1804–1885
Nancy White
1808–1837
Marriage: 26 August 1823
Lucy Sutherland
1826–
Sallie Sutherland
1828–
Bluford Sutherland
1831–1922
Eupha Sutherland
1833–1917

Sources (3)

  • Nancy White, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Nancy White, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Nancy White, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"

World Events (7)

1808

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

1818 · Jackson Purchase

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English white, wit (Old English hwīt ‘white’), hence a nickname for someone with white hair or a pale complexion. In some cases it is perhaps from a Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Hwīta, a short form of names in Hwīt- (from hwīt ‘white’). The name may also be topographic, referring to someone who lived by a bend or curve in a river or road (from Old English wiht ‘bend’), the source of the placename of Great Whyte in Ramsey, Huntingdonshire (compare Wight ). This name is also a variant of Wight . The surname White is also very common among African Americans.

Irish and Scottish: adopted for any of several Irish and Scottish Gaelic names based on bán ‘white, fair’ (see Bain 1, McElwain ) or fionn ‘fair’ (see Finn 1). The English surname has been Gaelicized in Ireland as de Faoite.

Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘white’, for example German Weiss , French Blanc , Polish Białas (see Bialas ), Slovenian Belec , or any other synonymous Slavic surname beginning with Bel-, Bev-, Biel- or Bil-.

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

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