John Alonzo Starkweather White

Brief Life History of John Alonzo Starkweather

When John Alonzo Starkweather White was born on 10 February 1819, in Northfield, Washington, Vermont, United States, his father, Eleazer Nichols, was 25 and his mother, Oraphelia Starkweather, was 21. He married Mary Joanna Ainsworth on 29 June 1841, in Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 14 January 1871, in Vermont, United States, at the age of 51.

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Family Time Line

John Alonzo Starkweather White
1819–1871
Mary Joanna Ainsworth
1825–1903
Marriage: 29 June 1841
Lucy Joanna White
1846–1922
John Starkweather White
1868–1869
White
1868–

Sources (18)

  • John A L White, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Alonzo Starkweather White, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • J A S White, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

World Events (7)

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1820 · Making Land more affordable

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."

1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

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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