Reverend Abijah White

Male1761–6 September 1841

Brief Life History of Abijah

When Reverend Abijah White was born in 1761, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Cornelius White III, was 40 and his mother, Susanna Howell, was 36. He married Esther Chase on 28 December 1783, in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 6 September 1841, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reverend Abijah White
Esther Chase
Marriage: 28 December 1783
Sally White
Abijah White
about 1785–1832
Job White
1787–before 1824
Julie Anna White
Alfred White
about 1792–
Hannah N. White
about 1792–
Betsey White
Paul White
Samuel White
Esther White
Clarissa White
Polly Baylies White
Allen White
Anthony Chase White
Darius White

Sources (23)

  • Alijah White, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Abijah White, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Abijah White, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 December 1783Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (15)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 15

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 15

    """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."""""""

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 22

    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    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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