Sarah White

Brief Life History of Sarah

Sarah White was born on 22 August 1806, in Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, United States. She married John Alexander McCully Jr. in 1821, in Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 5 May 1844, in Randolph, Missouri, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Thomas Hill, Randolph, Missouri, United States.

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John Alexander McCully Jr.
Sarah White
Marriage: 1821
Samuel M. McCully
Sarah Jane McCully
William E. “Old Bill” McCully
Elizabeth McCully
Mary F McCully
Daniel McCully
Henry Valentine McCully
John McCully
Isaac Lawson "Loss" McCully

Sources (2)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah White - Published information: birth: about 1800; Tennessee, United States
  • Sarah White McCully, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.


Historical Boundaries: 1812: Madison, Illinois Territory, United States 1818: Madison, Illinois, United States


Illinois is the 21st state.

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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