Mary A. White

about 1837–28 October 1857 (Age 20)
Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Mary A.

When Mary A. White was born about 1837, in Virginia, United States, her father, John White, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth Sanders, was 23. She died on 28 October 1857, in Monongalia, Virginia, United States, at the age of 20.

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Family Time Line

John White
1812–
Elizabeth Sanders
1814–1868
Eli White
1835–1895
Mary A. White
1837–1857
Hettie White
Esther White
1840–1879
Emeline White
1841–1875
Elizabeth White
1845–1941
Sarah White
1847–1853
Lucinda W. White
1850–1923
Margaret Jane White
1853–1876
Martha Eleanor White
1857–1934
Maggie White
1864–

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World Events (3)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail
Age 7
In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1846
Age 9
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established
Age 10
Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English white, wit (Old English hwīt ‘white’), hence a nickname for someone with white hair or a pale complexion. In some cases it is perhaps from a Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Hwīta, a short form of names in Hwīt- (from hwīt ‘white’). The name may also be topographic, referring to someone who lived by a bend or curve in a river or road (from Old English wiht ‘bend’), the source of the placename of Great Whyte in Ramsey, Huntingdonshire (compare Wight ). This name is also a variant of Wight . The surname White is also very common among African Americans.Irish and Scottish: adopted for any of several Irish and Scottish Gaelic names based on bán ‘white, fair’ (see Bain 1, McElwain ) or fionn ‘fair’ (see Finn 1). The English surname has been Gaelicized in Ireland as de Faoite.Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘white’, for example German Weiss , French Blanc , Polish Białas (see Bialas ), Slovenian Belec , or any other synonymous Slavic surname beginning with Bel-, Bev-, Biel- or Bil-.

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

Possible Related Names

Whitty
Whitson
Whitt
Whyte
McElwain
Whites
Whitman
Wythe
McQuitty
Whitecotton
McWhite
Wight
Witt

Sources (2)

  • Mary White in household of John White, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary A. White, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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