James White Sr

23 March 1764–5 November 1803 (Age 39)
Bradford Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life of James

When James White Sr was born on 23 March 1764, in Bradford Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, William White Jr, was 33 and his mother, Susanna Davis Thornbrough, was 26. He married Tabitha Drake on 18 February 1790, in Nelson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 5 November 1803, in Butler, Ohio, United States, at the age of 39.

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Family Time Line

James White Sr
1764–1803
Tabitha Drake
1771–1856
Marriage: 18 February 1790
Sarah White
1791–1847
James White Jr
1792–1885
Mary Polly White
1794–1814
Elizabeth White
1795–1867
John White
1796–1835
Joseph White
1800–1868
Nathan White
1802–1850

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 February 1790
Nelson, Kentucky, United States
children

(7)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(17)

+12 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 12

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

Age 12

"""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."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 22

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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)

  • James White, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • James White, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • James White, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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