William White

1799–January 1850 (Age 51)
Virginia, United States

The Life of William

When William White was born in 1799, in Virginia, United States, his father, John Hunter White, was 43 and his mother, Nancy Copley, was 27. He married Louvenia Muncy on 28 January 1820, in Giles, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Kanawha, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Charleston, Kanawha, Virginia, United States in 1850. He died in January 1850, in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 51.

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William White
Louvenia Muncy
Marriage: 28 January 1820
Jemima White
Nancy White
Lewis Jackson White
David Edward White Sr.
Jemima Minnie White
Isaac White
Elizabeth White
Virginia M. White
Ballard Preston White

Spouse and Children

28 January 1820
Giles, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 13

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 20

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • William White, "United States Census (Mortality Schedule), 1850"
  • William White, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William White, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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