James Savage White

15 August 1823–1898 (Age 74)
Mason, Kentucky, United States

The Life of James Savage

When James Savage White was born on 15 August 1823, in Mason, Kentucky, United States, his father, John S. White, was 26 and his mother, Rebecca Dicks, was 24. He married Sarah Scott on 4 April 1844, in Putnam, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Greencastle, Putnam, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died in 1898, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

James Savage White
Sarah Scott
Marriage: 4 April 1844
William Henry White
Margaret Pauline White
Emma F. White
James Morton White
Eliza White
Ida White

Spouse and Children

4 April 1844
Putnam, Indiana, United States


    William Henry White


    Margaret Pauline White



    James Morton White


    Eliza White


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    John S. White


    Rebecca Dicks




World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 7

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

Age 23

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • James White, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James S White, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James S White, "United States Census, 1880"

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