Benjamin White


Brief Life History of Benjamin

Benjamin White was born in 1808, in New York, United States. He married Mary Huckleberry Casper before 1833. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Ursa, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Cream Ridge, Livingston, Missouri, United States in 1860. He died in 1877, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 69.

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Benjamin White
Mary Huckleberry Casper
Marriage: before 1833
Isaac White
Ann White
Rachel White
Mariam White
James A White
Scott Harvey White
William White
Solomon Webster White

Sources (4)

  • Benjamin White, "United States Census, 1850"
  • U.S., Find a Grave® Index, 1600s-Current
  • Benjamin White, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    before 1833
  • Children (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 10

    Illinois is the 21st state.


    Age 15

    Historical Boundaries: 1823: Illinois, United States 1825: Adams, Illinois, United States

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 19

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    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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