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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John White
Polly Gould
Marriage: 23 April 1815
David W. White
Uretta White
Mary Ann White
Miranda White
Erastus White
Nye White
Diantha A. White
Newell E White

Spouse and Children


    Polly Gould


23 April 1815
New York, United States


    David W. White


    Uretta White



    Miranda White


    Erastus White


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+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.

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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