Thomas White

1756–December 1830 (Age 74)
Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas White was born in 1756, in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William White Jr, was 26 and his mother, Susanna Davis Thornbrough, was 18. He married Margaret Smith about 1775, in Guilford, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died in December 1830, in Randolph, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Thomas White
Margaret Smith
Marriage: about 1775
William White
Thomas White
Hannah White
Susanna White
John White
Darcus White
Margaret or Peggy White
David White
Isaac White

Spouse and Children

about 1775
Guilford, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 20

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 20

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 43

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."

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)

  • Last Will and Testament of William White, Guilford County, North Carolina Wills A: 412
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas White - death: December 1830; Randolph, North Carolina, United States

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