William Sidney White

Male25 February 1800–12 March 1871

Brief Life History of William Sidney

When William Sidney White was born on 25 February 1800, in Dutchess, New York, United States, his father, William White, was 39 and his mother, Joanna Palmer, was 35. He married Elizabeth Scutt about 1828, in Rensselaerville, Albany, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Rensselaerville, Albany, New York, United States for about 5 years. He died on 12 March 1871, in Albany, Albany, New York, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Preston Hollow, Rensselaerville, Albany, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Sidney White
1800–1871
Elizabeth Scutt
1811–1895
Marriage: about 1828
Luman N White
1830–1920
Susan White
1830–
William Sidney White
1833–1900
Charity Scutt White
1836–1927
Joseph W White
1839–1908
Joanna White
1847–1927

Sources (5)

  • Sidney White, "United States Census, 1850"
  • New York, Land Records, 1630-1975; pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-32715-36541-77
  • Sidney White, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1828Rensselaerville, Albany, New York, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1803

    Age 3

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1803 · The U.S doubles in size

    Age 3

    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.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 19

    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

    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.

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