James Savage White

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

The Life Summary 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, Greencastle Township, 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
1823–1898
Sarah Scott
1827–1881
Marriage: 4 April 1844
William Henry White
1851–1934
Margaret Pauline White
1854–1915
Emma F. White
1856–1935
James Morton White
1868–1868
Eliza White
1870–1870
Ida White
1870–1891

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 April 1844Putnam, Indiana, United States
  • Children

    (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    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.
    1846
    Age 23
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Whitty
    Whitson
    Whitt
    Whyte
    McElwain
    Whites
    Whitman
    Wythe
    McQuitty
    Whitecotton
    McWhite
    Wight
    Witt

    Sources (10)

    • James White, "United States Census, 1860"
    • James White in entry for William H. White and Anna A. Bedford, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • James Savage White in entry for Emma Florence Carlton, "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939"

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