Drucilla Lasley

4 February 1818–10 March 1890 (Age 72)
Franklin, Indiana, United States

The Life of Drucilla

When Drucilla Lasley was born on 4 February 1818, in Franklin, Indiana, United States, her father, John William Lasley, was 40 and her mother, Permalia Wright, was 34. She married John R White on 4 March 1838, in Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Hancock Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Wythe Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 10 March 1890, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72.

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John R White
Drucilla Lasley
Marriage: 4 March 1838
Zimri White
Samuel White
Jasper White
Newton White
Nancy P. White
Sylvester White
John W. White
William M. White
Edward A. White
James Paul White
Charles L. White

Spouse and Children

4 March 1838
Hancock, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1819 · State Capital moves to Vandalia

Age 1

Vandalia was founded in 1819 as a new capital because Kaskaskia was under the threat of floods. The history of the name Vandalia is uncertain. Under the law which Vandalia was founded states that the title of capital would not be moved from there for twenty years. Even though it was the capital it was never the most populous area in Illinois.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 21

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Name Meaning

Variant of Scottish Leslie .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Drucilla White in household of John White, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Drusilla White in household of John White, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Drusilla White in household of John White, "United States Census, 1880"

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