Elizabeth White

1754–1840 (Age 86)
Bradford, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth White was born in 1754, in Bradford, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, William White Jr, was 24 and her mother, Susanna Davis Thornbrough, was 16. She died in 1840, in Dudley Township, Henry, Indiana, United States, at the age of 86.

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Thornburg
1750–
Elizabeth White
1754–1840

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    Female1754–1840Female

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 22

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 22

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1777 · Washington's Troops Spent the Winter at Valley Forge

Age 23

The winter that Washington’s troops spent at Valley Forge was horrible. Most the troops that had come in with General Washington were injured and dying already. There was little food for the soldiers. They were dying from starvation, disease, and the cold. Horses were dying and the men had to take their place in moving the supply wagons. Washington stayed with his men while all others were leaving and abandoning the struggling troops. This helped Washington gain the support, admiration, and loyalty of his troops.

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 (2)

  • Last Will and Testament of William White, Guilford County, North Carolina Wills A: 412
  • Ancestry Family Trees

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