Matilda White

about 1808–
Hardin, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Matilda

When Matilda White was born about 1808, in Hardin, Tennessee, United States, her father, John Archibald White, was 35 and her mother, Rebecca Cathey, was 57.

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Family Time Line

John Archibald White
1773–1841
Rebecca Cathey
1751–1830
Samuel White
1786–
Andrew White
1795–
Margaret Jane White
1805–1870
Matilda White
1808–
Polly White
1812–
Mary White
1788–1865
Benjamin White
1792–1869
James White
1794–1877
George White
1795–1881
Benjamin R. White
1800–
Rebecca White
1800–1872
Archibald Cathey White
1801–1836
Margaret White
1804–1879
John White
1806–1831

Parents and Siblings

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(14)

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World Events (3)

1808

Age 0

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 27

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

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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