Joel William White Sr.

10 March 1831–17 June 1914 (Age 83)
Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Joel William

When Joel William White Sr. was born on 10 March 1831, in Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Griggs White, was 54 and his mother, Lucy Maranda Bailey, was 41. He married Frances Ann Thomas on 18 May 1850, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Thomasville Township, Davidson, North Carolina, United States in 1900. He died on 17 June 1914, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joel William White Sr.
1831–1914
Frances Ann Thomas
1833–1918
Marriage: 18 May 1850
Joel William White Jr
1851–1927
Joseph Thomas White
1853–1922
Frances Ann White
1855–1937
Serena Elizabeth White
1858–1930
Lucy Maranda White
1860–1938
Mary Ann White
1862–1929
John Elbert White
1864–1929
Clara Jane White
1867–1935
James Harrison White
1870–1948
Martha Janette White
1872–1914
Sarah Emily White
1874–1947
Daniel Dennis White
1876–1957

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 May 1850Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 8
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1863
    Age 32
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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

    Story Highlight

    History of Joel William White (1831-1914) written by Norman Leo Heap

    JOEL WILLIAM WHITE, grandfather of Henry Ward Heap Joel William White was born 10 March 1831, in Erie County, Pennsylvania the ninth and youngest child of John Griggs and Lucy Maranda Bailey White. 1 …

    Sources (74)

    • W White, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Joel White in entry for Frances Anne Mineer, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"
    • Joel W White, "United States Census, 1850"

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