Benjamin White

1808–1877 (Age 69)
New York, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

before 1833


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World Events (8)


Age 10

Illinois is the 21st state.

Age 13

Missouri is the 24th state
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

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)

  • Benjamin White, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benjamin White, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Benjamin White, "United States Census, 1860"

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