James White III

about 1734–October 1791 (Age 57)
Lurgan, Shankill, County Armagh, Ireland

The Life of James

When James White III was born about 1734, in Lurgan, Shankill, County Armagh, Ireland, his father, James White II, was 44 and his mother, Margaret McClintock, was 39. He married Margaret McKee in 1791, in County Armagh, Ireland. He died in October 1791, in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 57.

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James White III
Margaret McKee
Marriage: 1791

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    Margaret McKee


County Armagh, Ireland

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World Events (4)


Age 42

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

Age 42

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

Age 46

Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.

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)

  • James Winter, "Ireland, Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage License Bonds Indexes, 1623-1866"
  • James Winter in entry for Margaret McKee, "Ireland, Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage License Bonds Indexes, 1623-1866"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James III White - Individual or family possessions: birth: about 1727; Lurgan, Shankill, Armagh, Ireland

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