Elijah White

about 1802–
Sherburne, Sherburne, Chenango, New York, United States

The Life of Elijah

When Elijah White was born about 1802, in Sherburne, Sherburne, Chenango, New York, United States, his father, Thomas White, was 32 and his mother, Jane Bronson, was 25.

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Family Time Line

Thomas White
1770–
Jane Bronson
1777–
Parlin White
1796–
William White
1798–
Sylvester White
1800–
Elijah White
1802–
Mary White
1806–
Harriet White
1808–
Wesley White
1804–
Melancthon White
1809–1874

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas White

    Male1770–Male

    Female1777–Female

siblings

(8)

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World Events (3)

1803

Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 1

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 25

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

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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