Sarah White

1778–about 1865 (Age 87)
Randolph, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah White was born in 1778, in Randolph, North Carolina, United States, her father, William White Jr, was 48 and her mother, Susanna Davis Thornbrough, was 40. She married James A Walker on 21 May 1799, in Guilford, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She died about 1865, in Jefferson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 87.

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James A Walker
Sarah White
Marriage: 21 May 1799
Milley Walker
Lucinda Walker
Susannah Alice Walker

Spouse and Children

21 May 1799
Guilford, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1789 · Becomes 12th State

Age 11

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.

Age 25

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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)

  • Sarah White in entry for William White, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Sarah White, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Last Will and Testament of William White, Guilford County, North Carolina Wills A: 412

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