Rachel White

1 November 1828–1900 (Age 71)
Marion, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Rachel

When Rachel White was born on 1 November 1828, in Marion, Tennessee, United States, her father, William J White, was 41 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth “Polly” Landreth, was 36. She married Andrew Mathis Wallis Jr in 1846, in Sequatchie Valley, Marion, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Texas Township, Dent, Missouri, United States in 1860. She died in 1900, in Dent, Missouri, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Rhyse, Dent, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Mathis Wallis Jr
Rachel White
Marriage: 1846
Mary Elizabeth Wallis
William Wallis
Samuel Houston Wallis
James Wallis
Edward Wallis
Susan Jane Wallis
Margaret Catherine Wallis
Josiah Anderson Wallis
Mahulda Isabell Wallis
Martha Minerva Wallis
Rachel Tennessee Wallis
Moses Andrew Wallis
John Wesley Wallis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1846Sequatchie Valley, Marion, Tennessee, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1829 · Missouri State Library
    Age 1
    The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
    1835 · The Hermitage is Built
    Age 7
    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
    Age 32
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    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.

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    Sources (9)

    • Rachell Wallis in household of Jehugh Gray, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Rachel White in entry for Moses Andrew Wallis, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
    • Rachel Wallace in household of Andrew Walace, "United States Census, 1860"

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