Isaac Vail White

Male1 April 1793–16 January 1883

Brief Life History of Isaac Vail

When Isaac Vail White was born on 1 April 1793, in Washington, Dutchess, New York, United States, his father, Thomas White, was 22 and his mother, Rebecca Vail, was 21. He married Mary Bedell Horton about 1819, in Goldens Bridge, Lewisboro, Westchester, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Conklin, Broome, New York, United States in 1850 and Chenango, Broome, New York, United States in 1855. He died on 16 January 1883, in Binghamton, Broome, New York, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton, Broome, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Vail White
Mary Bedell Horton
Marriage: about 1819
Philena Horton White
James Egbert White
Mary Rebecca White
Hezebah Lavina White
Thomas H White
James White
Benjamin Horton White Esq.
Isaac Jesse White
Phebe Josephine White
Emily Frances White
Emory White

Sources (9)

  • Bane V White, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Isaac V White in entry for Philena Horton Bronson, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Israel White, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1819Goldens Bridge, Lewisboro, Westchester, New York, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 1

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

    Age 4

    Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 26

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    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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