Captain John White

Male 1684 - 1725  (40 years)


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  • Born 29 Sep 1684  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Married say 1710  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Eunice Wilder, the daughter of Lt. Nathaniel and Mary (Sawyer) Wilder. She was born in 1690 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. She died on Friday 15 May 1778 in Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

    Issue:
    1. Eunice White
    2. John White
    3. Elizabeth White
    4. Dorothy White (1717-____)
    5. Thomas White
    6. Lois White
    7. Mary White
    8. Nathaniel White 
    Occupation 1717 
    He was licenced to keep a tavern. 
    Offices Held 1719  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He served on a grand jury. 
    Occupation say 1720 
    By trade, John was a blacksmith and was well to do for his time.  
    Offices Held 1720  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He was chosen a selectman. 
    Military 1722 to 1725 
    During Lovewell's War, he led several expeditions against the Indians. Capt. White was known as a great Indian fighter. 
    Died 12 Sep 1725  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    History 1726 
    Eunice a petition for relief after her husband's death. It relates much of what happened during the war and is excerpted below:

    "Some few Instances whereof your Petr. would humbly ripresent to this Honble Court. Yor. Petrs. sd. husband altho he had divers times had the honour to bear command yet voluntarily Enlisted himself under the late Capt. Lovewell, and choose rather to go as and Under Officer at that time because he would do what in him lay to Encourage others to Enlist and marched with him at the time when they killed the Ten Indians, in which march they were out near Forty days, Then he performed a march to a place called Cohosse on Connecticut River thinking to meet with the Enemy there and come in at Fort Dummer, being out thirty four days, tho they missed of their desired Success; Then in about Eight days time he had a Company raised and went to Pigwacket to bury Capt. Lovewell which he performed in a very difficult season of the year. Then he went to Connecticut at his own cost and charge to get a Company of Mohege Indians in order to go down to St Francois to take an Indian fort there, but failing of his aim, he returned home and then enlisted a Company of Voluntiers and marched designing for a Fort beyond Pigwacket, but was taken sick before he got there, returned home and dyed leaving your Petr. his bereaved widow with seven Children the Eldest about Fifteen years old and Four of them very young, & one she then went with who is now living.
    Inventory Jan 1725/26 
    His inventory was valued at £1220. 
    Siblings 6 siblings 
    Person ID I16432 
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2018 

    Father Josiah White,   b. 1643, Wenham, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1714, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Mary Rice,   b. 4 Sep 1656, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1733, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1678  Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F509  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Sep 1684 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Eunice Wilder, the daughter of Lt. Nathaniel and Mary (Sawyer) Wilder. She was born in 1690 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. She died on Friday 15 May 1778 in Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Issue: 1. Eunice White 2. John White 3. Elizabeth White 4. Dorothy White (1717-____) 5. Thomas White 6. Lois White 7. Mary White 8. Nathaniel White - say 1710 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffices Held - He served on a grand jury. - 1719 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffices Held - He was chosen a selectman. - 1720 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Sep 1725 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S981] Ward, Andrew Henshaw. "Sudbury Records", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume XVII, 1863).

    2. [S67] Ancestral File, (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).

    3. [S691] Benson, Alan. "Family Group Sheets of White, Whitcomb and Johnson", (Cleveland, Ohio: Compiled 11 December 1993).

    4. [S464] Nourse, Henry S. The Birth, Marriage and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs of Lancaster, Massachusetts 1643-1850, (Lancaster, Massachusetts: Henry S. Nourse, 1890).



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