Elizabeth White

1790–28 March 1862 (Age 72)
Chesterfield, Cheraws District, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth White was born in 1790, in Chesterfield, Cheraws District, South Carolina, United States, her father, James Taylor White, was 28 and her mother, Mary A Collins, was 31. She married William Lawrence Thurman in 1806, in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 9 daughters. She died on 28 March 1862, in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Lawrence Thurman
1778–1871
Elizabeth White
1790–1862
Marriage: 1806
Martha Thurman
1807–1850
William Thurman
1810–
Sally Elizabeth Thurman
1841–1901
Nancy W. Thurman
1809–1862
James C. Thurman
1810–1877
Elizabeth Thurman
1813–1891
Nancy Thurman
1816–1897
John White Thurman
1819–1904
Sarah C Thurman
1822–
Elijah J Thurman
1822–1909
Adelia Windsor
1825–1905
Calvin Young Thurman
1827–1923
Mary Ann Thurman (twin)
1829–1902
Eliza Ann Thurman
1829–1904
William R. P. Thurman Jr.
1834–1910
David Richardson Thurman
1839–1910

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1806
Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States
children

(16)

+11 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Thomas White

    Male1783–Male

    William E White

    Male1788–1850Male

    Female1790–1862Female

    Frances White

    Female1795–Female

    James White

    Male1797–Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1791

Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1792 · Head Tax Law

Age 2

"In 1792, South Carolina passes a law called the ""head tax"" for all free African Americans from age 16-50. This tax was $2.00."
1812

Age 22

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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)

  • Elizabeth Thurman in household of Wm Thurman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizebeth Thurmond in household of Wm Thurmond, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth White Thurman, "Find A Grave Index"

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