Rev. David White

1 July 1710–6 January 1784 (Age 73)
Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of David

When Rev. David White was born on 1 July 1710, in Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John White, was 46 and his mother, Hannah Wells, was 41. He married Susanna Wells on 24 November 1738, in Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 6 January 1784, in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Hardwick, Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Rev. David White
Susanna Wells
Marriage: 24 November 1738
Thomas Wells White
Sarah White
Susanna White
John White

Spouse and Children

24 November 1738
Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States


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Age 66

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 66

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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)

  • David White, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"
  • David White, "Delaware, Church Records, 1707-1939"
  • David White, "Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995"

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