* their son #88 Humphrey White (1757-1814) who married #89 Sibel Kirby (1764-1848) in 1786.
1) PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
* Name: Jonathan White[1–10]
* Sex: Male
* Father: William White (1708-1780)
* Mother: Abigail Thurston (1700- )
2) INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
* Birth: about 1732, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
* Distribution: 3 October 1780 (about age 48), distribution of father's estate; Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
* Deed: 7 December 1785 (about age 53), bought 10 acres of wood land in Dartmouth, Mass. from Silvanus White for 90 Spanish milled dollars; Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
* Occupation: 7 December 1785 (about age 53), Blacksmith; Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
* Deed: 29 March 1788 (about age 56), bought 74 acres of land in Westport from Joseph Tripp for 450 dollars, Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
* Occupation: 29 March 1788 (about age 56), yeoman; Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
* Census: 1 June 1790 (about age 58), Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
* Deed: 27 February 1794 (about age 62), gave 103 acres of land in Westport to his son Humphrey White; Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
* Occupation: 27 February 1794 (about age 62), yeoman; Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
* Census: 1 June 1800 (about age 68), Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
* Death: before 4 December 1804 (before about age 72), Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
* Probate: 4 December 1804 (about age 72), will proved; Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
3) SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
* Spouse 1: Abigail Wing (1734-1806)
* Marriage 1: 1 January 1756 (about age 24), intentions; Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[2–3]
* Child 1: Humphrey White (1757-1814)
* Child 2: Ruth White (1758-1835)
* Child 3: Rhoda White (1761-1822)
* Child 4: Hannah White (1765-1842)
* Child 5: Holder White (1768-1853)
* Child 6: Jonathan White (1778-1846)
4) NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
A short biography and family information for Jonathan White is included in the article by Ruth Wilder Sherman, "Some Descendants of Jonathan White of Dartmouth MA and of Humphrey White of Glocester RI," in The American Genealogist, Volume 56, Pages 113-118.
Jonathan White was the son of William and Abigail (Thurston) White, who married in 1729, and was born in about 1732, probably in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, as their third child and only son. There are no available town or vital records for his birth.
Jonathan White married Abigail Wing after their announced intentions on 1 January 1756 in Dartmouth, Massachusetts[2-3]. The Dartmouth town records say:
"The Intentions of Marrage Betwen Jonathan White and Abigail Wing Both of Dartmouth was Entred with Me January the 1th 1756 - Attest Benj'a Akin Town Cler"
Jonathan and Abigail (Wing) White had six children (Humphrey, Ruth, Rhoda, Holder, Hannah and Jonathan) born between 1757 and 1778, but only daughter Hannah was recorded in the Dartmouth town records.
Jonathan White was the only son of William and Abigail (Thurston) White, and received this inheritance from his father's will, written on 17 February 1777 and proved on 3 Octoberr 1780 in Bristol County Probate Court:
"To my Son Jonathan White all my wareing appariel
"To my Son Jonathan White ... all my homestead farm with my now Dwelling House with all the buildings there on Standing & other Priviledges there unto belonging; also ... all that my farm which my Honoured Grand father George Cadman gave me after the Decease of my honoured father & mother; with all the Housing & building thereon Standing" also "all the Rest ... of my Real Estate which I have not here in before given him" also "all my Live Stock Except what I Shall herein after Give to my Three Daughters also I Give him my sd son all my Farming Utencels als all my Blacksmith Tools also all my Carpenders Tools."
On 7 December 1785, Jonathan White, blacksmith of Dartmouth, bought 10 acres of wood land in Dartmouth, Mass. from Silvanus White, hatter of Dartmouth, for 90 Spanish milled dollars. The land was bounded southerly on the Highway, westerly on Stephen Cornell's Land, northerly
on Anthony Tripp's Land, easterly on the remainder of Silvanus White's land, and is "to be an equal width acrost the Lot at each End."
The town of Westport was formed from Dartmouth in 1787, and, apparently, the Jonathan White homestead farm was within the boundaries of Westport.
On 29 March 1788, Jonathan White, yeoman of Dartmouth, bought 74 acres of land in Westport from Joseph Tripp, yeoman of Westport, for 450 dollars. The land was bounded southerly part on the grantees homestead Farm and part on Wesson Kerby, Potter Farm, westerly on land that he sold to his brother Benjamin Tripp, northerly and westerly on Peleg Brownell's, easterly part on Brownell's, part on Silvanus White and part on Benjamin Tripp northerly, thence on Benjamin Tripps Marsh to the water, thence easterly on the water until it comes to White's homestead.
In the 1790 United States census, the Jonathan White household was enumerated in Westport, Massachusetts. The household included:
* one male over age 16 (probably Jonathan)
* one male under age 16 (probably son Jonathan, born 1778)
* two females (probably wife Abigail and daughter Hannah)
On 27 February 1794, Humphry White of Dartmouth, yeoman, received 103 acres of land in Dartmouth from his parents, Jonathan and Abigail White of Dartmouth, "in consideration of love and good will I do bear for my son Humphry White." The land was in the town of Westport, west of the Acoaxset River near Hixes Bridge.
In the 1800 United States census, the Jonathan White household was enumerated in Westport, Massachusetts. The household included:
* one male over age 45 (certainly Jonathan)
* one female over age 45 (probably wife Abigail)
Jonathan White's death was not recorded in the Westport or Dartmouth town record books. His will, written on 16 March 1797, was proved in Bristol County Probate Court on 4 December 1804. He died, probably in Westport, before 4 December 1804.
There is no burial record for Jonathan or Abigail (Wing) White in Westport or Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
Jonathan White died testate, and his will was proved 4 December 1804. The will reads
"I, Jonathan White of Westport in the County of Bristol & Commonwealth of Massachusetts, yeoman, Being at this time in usual health and of sound disposing mind & memory, remembering the uncertainty of life & that is appointed for all men once to die - to prevent Difficulty that might otherways take place with respect to what I have been blessed with of the things of this World, do dispose of in the following manner & form, viz.:
"Imprimus, My Will is that my just Debts & funeral charges be paid by my Executors hereinafter mentioned.
"Item. I Give unto my Beloved Wife, Abigail White the Use and Improvement of the Easterly part of my now Dwelling house, including the Great Room in the Southeast Corner of said house and the bedroom adjoining and all the rooms of the Chamber & Garret that are above them with a priviledge through the Entries and Doors and up Chamber and to the Oven and Well for her use as often as occasion shall require and to the Cellar & to have one Quarter part of the Cellar in the Southwest Corner. I also give her yearly & every year fire wood as much as she shall need for one fire but a suitable length for her fireplace & Draw'd to the door when she shall choose to have it and six bushels of good Indian corn & two bushels of good rye, and half an hundred of good flour, sixty pounds of food pork, fifty pounds of good beef, fifteen pounds fried tallow, ten pounds hog's lard, three pound good Bohea tea, three pounds good coffee, four gallons molasses, eighteen pounds good brown sugar, ten pounds good sheep's wool, ten pounds good flax from the Swingle, and what summer apples she shall need for use out of which orchard she shall choose so long as any apples remains in the orchards & at the time of gathering in apples for her to have six bushels of good winter apples gathered and put in the cellar for her, & two barrels of good late made cyder put in the cellar for her and a sufficiency of all kinds of sauce (that is rais'd) for her use both winter & summer that is, all seasons of the year, and fifteen pounds of good butter & fifty pounds of good new milk, cheese and one pint of milk per day, and half a bushel of salt & one pair Cloth Shoes, and one pair Leather shoes, & the keeping of two Dunghil fowls. And these to be provided and kept for her that is suitable for her to ... and to be ... and stacked for her as often and when she shall call for it both winter & summer all the aforesaid gifts to be provided and delivered her by my two sons Holder White and Jonathan White equally between them yearly and every year so long as my said wife remains my widow and no longer.
"Also I give unto my said wife three Dollars a year that is yearly and every year to be paid by my three sons Humphrey, Holder & Jonathan equally between them so long as she shall remain my widow.
"Also I give unto my said wife my best side saddle & a good bridle, my great looking glass and five dogs and one half my Silver Spoons and my Great Bible and John Griffiths journal & my two smallest meat tubs together with one half my household goods & furniture, excepting what I shall herein otherways dispose of and one hundred Dollars to her free & clear to her own disposal.
"All the aforesaid gifts & improvements in lieu of her right of dowry or thirds of my estate. I also order my two sons Holder & Jonathan, whenever my said wife shall be sick or unwell to provide a Nurse and whatever necessary she shall want for her comfort or support equally between them.
"Item. I give unto my son Humphrey White, to him his heirs & assigns forever, all my wearing apparel & all my Notes & Book Debts that I have against him (that bear date before this time) excepting one Note of twenty two dollars I give unto his daughter Elizabeth and order him to pay it to her when she shall marry or arrive to the age of eighteen years, but if she should not live to the age of eighteen years then I give it unto my said son Humphrey.
"Item. I give unto my son Holder White to him his heirs & assigns forever all that Farm or tract of land I bought of Joseph Tripp with the salt meadow laying at the foot thereof with all my land laying on the east side of Acoahset River & salt meadow adjoining the same, and my lot of wood land I bought of Silvanus White as by deed may appear, and my half of that lot of wood land called the Cadman lot (& which lot he now owns the other half) bounded easterly on Barney Fitch's land, southerly & westerly on the highway with a priviledge to pass and repass through the land call'd the Willcox lot to Stephen Kirby's land (except the wood on this my said half of Cadman lot I give unto my son Jonathan & for him to cut the wood off when he shall have occasion). I also give unto my said son Holder my sedge flat laying on the great flat so called given me by Hon'd Father. I also give him the one half of all my Cedar Swamp or Rights in Cedar Swamps wherever it may be found with all the Buildings, Priviledges & appurtenances belonging to any and all the aforesaid lands & lots, excepting what is already mentioned. I also give him my said son Holder one cow & the one half of all my blacksmiths tools & all the hay that shall be on the aforesaid lands given him that I shall have at my decease.
"Item. I give unto my son Jonathan White to him his heirs and assigns forever, all the rest and remainder of my lands & lots of land, salt meadow & sedge flats & cedar swamps together with the Buildings thereon & privileges thereto belonging that I have herein otherways disposed of together with the wood on that land given to Holder as is before mentioned and all my live stock, hay & provisions that I have not herein already disposed of and the other half of my blacksmith's tools, & all my farming tools & outdoor moveables & my Desk.
"Item. I give unto my three Daughters Ruth Cornell, Rhoda Cornell & Hannah Kirby the other half of my Household goods & furniture & the one half of my silver spoons not herein before disposed of to be equally divided between my three said daughters. I also give unto my three said Daughters Six hundred dollars that is to each one two hundred Dollars to be paid them by my Executors one year after my decease.
"Lastly, I give unto my two sons Holder & Jonathan & to their heirs & assigns forever all the Residue & Remainder of my Estate not herein otherways disposed of and out of the gifts herein given them I order them to pay my Debts & Expenses of settling my Estate. But if any of my children shall bring in any account against my estate for labor done for me I order the same to be paid and discharged out of that part of my estate that I have herein given them respectively. And I do hereby constitute my two said sons Holder & Jonathan jointly executors to this my last will & testament ordering them to pay the gifts & legacies herein mentioned.
"In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this sixteenth day of March One thousand Seven hundred & Ninety Seven, 1797."
"Signed sealed & Declared by the said Jonathan White to be his last will & testament in presence of us
1. Ruth Wilder Sherman, "Some Descendants of Jonathan White of Dartmouth MA and of Humphrey White of Glocester RI," The American Genealogist, Volume 56, Number 2 (April 1981), Pages 113-118, page 113, Jonathan White sketch.
2. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), "Dartmouth Births, Marriages, Deaths," no page number (image 714 of 2331), Jonathan White and Abigail Wing intentions of marriage entry, 1756.
3. Vital records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850 ( Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society,1929-1930), Marriages, Page 533, Jonathan White and Abigail Wing entry.
4. George Ernest Bowman,"The Wills of William White of Dartmouth and his Son William," The Mayflower Descendant (Boston, Mass. : General Society of Mayflower Descendants), Volume 22, Number 1 (January 1920), Pages 7-11.
5. "Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986," digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org), Bristol County > Deeds, 1785-1786, Vol. 64-65 > Volume 64, page 522 (image 269 of 626), Silvanus White to Jonathan White, dated 7 December 1785, recorded 21 December 1785.
6. "Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986," digital images, FamilySearch, Bristol County > Deeds, 1789-1792, Vol. 68-69 > Volume 68, page 37 (image 39 of 596), Joseph Tripp to Jonathan White, dated 29 March 1788, recorded 25 April 1789.
7. 1790 United States Federal Census, Bristol county, Massachusetts, population schedule, Westport, page 702, Jonathan White household, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 May 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M637, Roll 4.
8. "Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986," digital images, FamilySearch, accessed 20 May 2015), Bristol County > Deeds, 1793-1795, Vol. 72-73 > Volume 73, page 482 (image 572 of 634), Jonathan White deed to Humphrey White, dated 27 February 1794, recorded 29 April 1795.
9. 1800 United States Federal Census, Bristol county, Massachusetts, population schedule, Westport, Page 625 (penned), Jonathan White household, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 June 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M32, Roll 19.
10. "Probate Records, 1687-1916; Index, 1687-1926" Bristol County, Massachusetts, Probate Court Records, on 199 FHL US/CAN Microfilm rolls; original records at Probate Registry, Taunton, Mass., Volume 41 (1804-1807), Jonathan White estate records, on FHL Microfilm 0,462,642.