John White

24 April 1791–27 August 1869 (Age 78)
Fredonia, Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States

The Life of John

When John White was born on 24 April 1791, in Fredonia, Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States, his father, James White, was 33 and his mother, Mary Cowden, was 35. He married Polly Gould on 23 April 1815, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Richmond Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 August 1869, in New Richmond, Richmond Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Lyona, Richmond Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John White
1791–1869
Polly Gould
1798–1873
Marriage: 23 April 1815
David W. White
1816–1900
Uretta White
1818–1846
Mary Ann White
1821–1880
Miranda White
1825–
Erastus White
1828–
Nye White
1830–
Diantha A. White
1835–1887
Newell E White
1838–1918

Spouse and Children

    Male1791–1869Male

    Polly Gould

    Female1798–1873Female

MARRIAGE
23 April 1815
New York, United States
children

(8)

    David W. White

    Male1816–1900Male

    Uretta White

    Female1818–1846Female

    Female1821–1880Female

    Miranda White

    Female1825–Female

    Erastus White

    Male1828–Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 3

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 6

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1812

Age 21

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from Middle English whit ‘white’, hence a nickname for someone with white hair or an unnaturally pale complexion. In some cases it represents a Middle English personal name, from an Old English byname, Hwīt(a), of this origin. As a Scottish and Irish surname it has been widely used as a translation of the many Gaelic names based on bán ‘white’ ( see Bain 1) or fionn ‘fair’ ( see Finn 1). There has also been some confusion with Wight .2 Translated form of cognate and equivalent names in other languages, such as German Weiss , French Blanc , Polish Białas ( see Bialas ), etc.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John White, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John White, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John White, "Find A Grave Index"

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