NameJohn WHITE
Spouses
ChildrenJane (~1746-1835)
 Benjamin (-1815)
Notes for John WHITE

Biographical Sketch (1882):1315, p. 872. "John, David, and James White, three brothers, emigrated to this county and township about the year 1773, and settled here. John was elected a justice of the peace July 15, 1781. He died in 1806. He had sons John, Jones, Samuel, William, George, Nathaniel, and Benjamin. The latter remained at the homestead. This land was adjoining that of his brothers David and James. David White, brother of John and James, received a Virginia certificate for land which was surveyed to him on the 24th of September 1787. . . . James White received a Virginia certificate for a tract of land ‘on water of Chartiers Creek,’ dated Feb. 25, 1780, ‘ to include his actual settlement made on the year 1773.’ On the 2d of February 1797, he sold the whole tract to his son Samuel."

Biographical Sketch (1893):1316, p. 648. Referring to John White, the Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County notes, "He was married to Jane White, whose home was at the stone house still standing near the County Home, Washington county, Penn.; she had ten brothers and one sister. In those days all the grain was gathered by the hand sickle, Mr. White's ten sons reaping grain in the same field with their father, who prided himself in his farming, and was always out to see that it was properly done."

Family Remembrance:1909 "John White b. about 1720 in the Ulster area of Ireland. Came to Pennsylvania about 1729 with at least two older brothers James and David. (Have no information on this James and David). They are thought to have settled in the Chester County, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He and his wife Mary Ann moved westward to Washington County, Strabane Township, Pennsylvania area near Canonsburg on Chartiers Creek about 1771. Mary Ann is believed to have had the last name of Patterson but this has never been completely proven.

They had the following children:

1. Jane/Jean b. Abt. 1747 m. Henry Taylor - lived in Stabane Twp. near Washington, PA.

2. James b. Abt. 1751 m. Mary "Polly" Ross - lived in the Canonsburg - Hickory, PA area

3. John II b. 1752 m. Ann Bonar - lived in Chartiers Twp., PA on the farm that is now the Washington County Fairgrounds

4. Samuel b. 1755 m. Mary Henderson - lived in the Canonsburg - Strabane Twp., PA area.

5. William b. abt. 1757 m. either an Ann or a Sarah/Seara - very little known about him.

6. Nathaniel b. 1758 m. Margaret McClure Little - moved to the Lawrence Co., PA area near Mt. Jackson in Enon Valley near New Castle, PA

7. David b. abt. 1762 - very little known about him

8. Patterson b. abt. 1764 m. Ellen Rodentrof - They lived in the Canonsburg, PA area but he died young and she remarried. She and her new husband William Sankey III moved to Lawrence or Mercer Co., PA

9. Benjamin b. 1766 m. Rachel Dayley and moved to Northern Ohio. He died fairly young and she remarried. Her second husband was Daniel Gilson, Sr.

10. George b. 1768. Wife's name not known. Lived in the Canonsburg-Strabane Twp., PA area. (I descend from this line)

11. Mary b. 1771 m. James Ross II lived in the Hickory, PA area.

There were also supposed to have been 6 other sons who died young -- 4 in infancy or as small children and 2 as older children or young adults. One of these may have been a Matthew White who lived long enough to have at least served in the Revolutionary War.

There was also supposed to have been a daughter who either died young or ranaway with her boyfriend during the move westward (c. 1771), returned to the area from which they had come, married the young man and was never heard from again. Possible name Sally/Sarah White Robison or Robinson."
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