Peter White

19 October 1746–2 December 1821 (Age 75)
Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter White was born on 19 October 1746, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Peter White, was 31 and his mother, Jemima Taft II, was 33. He married Chloe Farnum on 4 December 1766. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 2 December 1821, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter White
1746–1821
Chloe Farnum
1750–1830
Marriage: 4 December 1766
Bezaleel White
1767–1798

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 December 1766
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1776
    Age 30
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 30
    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 40
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    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 (15)

    • Peter White in entry for Baizillai White, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Lieut Peter White, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
    • Peter Lieut. White, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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