John Alonzo Starkweather White

10 February 1819–14 January 1871 (Age 51)
Northfield, Washington, Vermont, United States

The Life 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, Orra 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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John Alonzo Starkweather White
Mary Joanna Ainsworth
Marriage: 29 June 1841
Lucy Joanna White
John Starkweather White

Spouse and Children

29 June 1841
Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


    Lucy Joanna White


    John Starkweather White




Parents and Siblings



    George J. White



    Mary Ann Nicholas


    Orra Elizabeth Nicholas


    Olive Chase Nicholas


+2 More Children

World Events (7)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

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

Age 1

"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

Age 15

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

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)

  • John Alonzo Starkweather White, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • John Alvey Starkweather White, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • John Alonzo Slarkneather White, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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