William White

Brief Life History of William

When William White was born in 1817, in Rensselaerville, Albany, New York, United States, his father, Jacob White, was 26 and his mother, Mary Faulk, was 27. He married Elizabeth on 25 April 1839, in Rensselaerville, Albany, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Lenoxville, Lenox Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 14 April 1888, in Lenox Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Clifford Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William White
Marriage: 25 April 1839
Phebe Ann White
Sarah E White
Eugenia White
Emily White

Sources (7)

  • Wm White, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Centennial History of Susquehanna County by Rhamanthus M. Stocker
  • Wm White, "United States Census, 1870"

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

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.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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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SUPREME COURT - County of Albany - David White ag’st William White, Elizabeth White, Lawrence White, Elizabeth White, Benjamin T. White, Frances White, Silas White, Augusta White, Cornelia B. White, J …

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