James White

Male1777–7 February 1819

Brief Life History of James

When James White was born in 1777, in Pine Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Hugh White, was 40 and his mother, Margaret Allison, was 34. He married Elizabeth Weitzel White on 1 March 1815, in Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 7 February 1819, in his hometown, at the age of 42, and was buried in Pennsylvania, United States.

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James White
1777–1819
Elizabeth Weitzel White
1800–1863
Marriage: 1 March 1815
Allison White
1816–1886
James White
about 1818–1916

Sources (2)

  • James White, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James White, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 March 1815Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1777 · Washington's Troops Spent the Winter at Valley Forge

    Age 0

    The winter that Washington’s troops spent at Valley Forge was horrible. Most the troops that had come in with General Washington were injured and dying already. There was little food for the soldiers. They were dying from starvation, disease, and the cold. Horses were dying and the men had to take their place in moving the supply wagons. Washington stayed with his men while all others were leaving and abandoning the struggling troops. This helped Washington gain the support, admiration, and loyalty of his troops.

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 4

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    1789

    Age 12

    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    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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