Peter White

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

The Life 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 Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Peter White
Chloe Farnum
Marriage: 4 December 1766
Bezaleel White

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4 December 1766


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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

A name given from the color of the hair, or complexion. The name may also be derived from the Isle of Wight on the coast of Hampshire, so called from the Welsh, Gwydd, wood, from its primitive forest.Anglo-Saxon: Hwit, white

Sources (3)

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

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