Saturday, May 19, 2018

Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 13 to 19 May 2018

I am trying to keep up with the new and updated record collections at   FamilySearch   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list) every week.

As of 19 May 2018, there were 2,315 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 2 from last week):

The added or updated collections are (as Marshall provided them):

--- Collections Added ---

*  France, Marriages, 1546-1924    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1500690); 2 indexed records with 2 record images, ADDED 5 Nov 2013

*  France, Births and Baptisms, 1546-1896  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1782519); 72 indexed records with 72 record images, ADDED 6 Dec 2013

--- Collections Updated ---

*  Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1473000); Index only (37,700,681 records), no images (was 37,701,223 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1676968); Index only (506,994 records), no images (was 506,995 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Luxembourg, Civil Registration, 1796-1941       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1709358); 73,607 indexed records with 767,518 record images (was 69,300 records with 767,518 images), Updated 16 May 2018

*  Italy Births and Baptisms, 1806-1900    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1708706); Index only (1,922,108 records), no images (was 1,922,149 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Poland, Radom Roman Catholic Church Books, 1587-1966    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1407440); 87,517 indexed records with 1,262,084 record images (was 78,747 records with 1,262,084 images), Updated 16 May 2018

*  Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974183); 201,052 indexed records with 207,943 record images (was 170,480 records with 207,943 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681005); Index only (951,472 records), no images (was 951,474 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1919      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1394580); 126,317 indexed records with 533,306 record images (was 107,258 records with 533,306 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1584960); Index only (677,985 records), no images (was 677,995 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Hawaii, Index to Filipino Passengers Arriving at Honolulu,  1900-1952   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2141043); 137,926 indexed records with 137,815 record images (was 137,926 records with 137,815 images), Updated 16 May 2018

*  New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1680839); Index only (229,940 records), no images (was 229,941 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015); Index only (515,966 records), no images (was 515,967 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1935451); 162,373 indexed records with 829,309 record images (was 160,829 records with 829,309 images), Updated 14 May 2018

*  Switzerland Baptisms, 1491-1940 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520585); Index only (993,763 records), no images (was 993,889 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2515875); 736,890 indexed records with 93,511 record images (was 379,189 records with 93,511 images), Updated 16 May 2018

*  Germany, Baden, Archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau, Catholic Church Records, 1678-1930 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790181); Index only (2,834,539 records), no images (was 341,073 records with 0 images), Updated 14 May 2018

*  Belgium Births and Baptisms, 1560-1890  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520562); Index only (412,982 records), no images (was 413,174 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Mexico Baptisms, 1560-1950      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1473011); Index only (35,007,382 records), no images (was 35,007,397 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2020117); 917,408 indexed records with 6,635,049 record images (was 875,802 records with 6,635,049 images), Updated 14 May 2018

*  Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922463); 1,381,079 indexed records with 1,649,601 record images (was 1,372,913 records with 1,649,601 images), Updated 16 May 2018

*  Iowa, Old Age Assistance Records, 1934-1946     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2573700); Index only (810,788 records), no images (was 546,417 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Brazil, Minas Gerais, Catholic Church Records, 1706-1999        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177275); 161,507 indexed records with 930,569 record images (was 126,488 records with 930,569 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Benin, Civil Registration of Deaths, 1891-2014  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2534492); 20,583 indexed records with 21,173 record images (was 0 records with 21,173 images), Updated 18 May 2018

*  Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1951777); 786,067 indexed records with 1,899,876 record images (was 767,681 records with 1,899,876 images), Updated 16 May 2018

*  Michigan Births and Christenings, 1775-1995     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1675348); Index only (1,612,274 records), no images (was 1,612,279 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Rhode Island Naturalization Records 1907-1991   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2622566); 6,629 indexed records with 5,753 record images (was 0 records with 5,753 images), Updated 14 May 2018

*  Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1680827); Index only (1,203,965 records), no images (was 1,203,966 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1778468); Index only (2,140,826 records), no images (was 2,140,839 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Guatemala Baptisms, 1730-1917   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520627); Index only (458,866 records), no images (was 458,867 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1807364); 1,329,791 indexed records with 54,003 record images (was 1,094,026 records with 54,003 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1771030); Index only (9,413,910 records), no images (was 9,413,920 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Colombia Baptisms, 1630-1950    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520607); Index only (520,982 records), no images (was 520,983 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Ukraine, Western Ukraine Catholic Church Book Duplicates, 1600-1937     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1910265); 270,722 indexed records with 942,391 record images (was 248,503 records with 942,391 images), Updated 16 May 2018

*  Spain Baptisms, 1502-1940       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1500692); Index only (8,512,761 records), no images (was 8,512,791 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

*  Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Kreis Steinburg, Civil Registration, 1874-1983     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2454663); 191,613 indexed records with 192,128 record images (was 174,248 records with 192,128 images), Updated 17 May 2018

*  Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1708660); Index only (1,991,073 records), no images (was 1,991,078 records with 0 images), Updated 15 May 2018

--- Collections with new records ---

*  Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1804888); 2,408,862 indexed records with 1,302,310 record images (was 1,317,764 records with 1,302,310 images),  30 Apr 2018

--- Collections with records removed ---

*  Peru, Diocese of Huacho, Catholic Church Records, 1560-1952     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2727735); 532,304 indexed records with 159,173 record images (was 532,316 records with 159,173 images),  5 Apr 2018

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In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to  https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner and use a keyword (e.g. "church england") to find collections with those keywords..

My friend, Marshall, has come up with a way to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED.  Thanks to Marshall for helping me out here!

Each one of the collections listed above has a Research Wiki page (use the "Learn more" link).  It would be very useful if the Wiki page for each collection listed the dates for when the collection was added as a new collection and the dates for major updates also.

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What Did Your Mother Love To Do?

It's Saturday Night - 
time for more Genealogy Fun! 



Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:

1) What did your mother really like to do in her work or spare time?  Did she have hobbies, or a workshop, or did she like cooking, or reading, or watching TV?

3)  Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment on this post, or in a Facebook or Google+ post.

Here's mine:

My mother, Betty Virginia (Carringer) Seaver (1919-2002) received a Bachelor of Science degree in Art at San Diego State College in 1940.  She was a watercolorist and became a renowned copper enamelist (painting designs on copper pieces, and baking the enamel paint on the copper in a kiln).  In and after college, she had a wide circle of sorority friends who all seemed to get married, and have babies, at about the same time.

She worked as a Junior High teacher in San Diego for several years after college graduation, teaching English, and married in July 1942 to Frederick Walton Seaver.  They moved into a small house in Chula Vista and their first son, Randy, was born in October 1943.  It was World War II time, and when Fred went in the Navy, she and Randy moved back to the Fern Street home of her parents, Lyle and Emily (Auble) Carringer.  While Emily watched Randy, Betty went back to teach Junior High School for two years.  Then the war ended, Fred came home, Stanley came along in September 1946, and she was a full time mother after that.  



Life for an at-home mother in the late 1940s and early 1950s was a never-ending succession of chores in an upstairs apartment with two active little boys - washing, ironing, cleaning, cooking, shopping, sewing, nursing, helping out at the boys' school, etc.  She didn't drive, but did take the #2 bus to go downtown (three miles) or up to North Park (two miles) when necessary.  The Piggly Wiggly grocery store and the corner drugstore were two blocks north on Juniper Street and she walked to them nearly every day for fresh meat, milk, vegetables and other food items.  Cooking was not her favorite thing to do, but it was a necessary task.

During the early 1950s, I recall that on Saturdays when my dad would take us boys to play baseball in Balboa Park, she would occasionally go off with Dorothy Chamberlain (Fred's first cousin) to paint watercolors somewhere in San Diego and have some girl chat time.  She also went to Spanish Village in Balboa Park for art classes and to see artist friends.  She also had a circle of neighborhood friends and her parents right next door, and would visit with them daily.  

Then little brother Scott was born in November 1955, and the tasks became more complicated with four males (and a baby)  in the house.  She always seemed so calm when the inevitable emergencies arose, from the gashes from falling off a bike, separating fighting kids, or a runover cat - she cleaned it up and fixed it and went back to the daily work routine.  The Safeway was built across the street and the Piggly Wiggly closed, so shopping was a little easier.  



As time went on, the family got more appliances - a washer, a refrigerator, a TV, a shower, etc., and their was more time to do leisure activities.  She enjoyed reading and having a glass of sherry in the afternoon before the crew came home and disrupted her peaceful time.  She never had a dryer in the apartment - it was either the clothesline out on the back porch or the laundromat in the next block south.  

Once Randy and Stan moved out of the house in the late 1960s, she converted their bedroom to an art studio.  She bought a kiln and started doing her copper enamel work.  She was very creative, and specialized in cats and angels.  When the four grandchildren came along in the mid-1970s, each one received an angel Christmas ornament for the tree each year with their name on it and the year.  Each was unique.  When her three boys got married, the lucky couple received a small copper enamel plate with their names and their wedding date.  



After her parents died in 1976-7, she and Fred moved into the Carringer home on Point Loma and she redecorated the home a bit.  She did more copper enamel work, and started showing her pieces, and selling some of them, at art galleries in San Diego.  As the grandchildren grew up, she occasionally hosted them all for a special day with Grandma and they usually did an art project.

Fred died in May 1983, and that meant she was stranded.  She still didn't drive, but would walk down the hill to Rosecrans Street to shop or take 
the bus to Mission Valley or downtown San Diego.  She took some OASIS adult education courses at Horton Plaza in downtown.   She became active in her college sorority, and had a fun time going to their meetings (hosting or getting a ride) and supporting their projects.  Her three sons would visit occasionally and take her shopping or for a ride.  

As she aged, Betty read more paperback mystery books and had a fine collection which she would loan to friends and family, and then read again.  When her health failed in the late 1990s, she became more homebound and relied on her three sons to help her with shopping and medical visits.  



My mother was a beautiful, reserved, gracious, intelligent and creative person who lived a life of service to her parents, husband and sons, while pursuing her creative interests with friends and family.  


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Surname Saturday - EDDY (England to colonial New England)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  


I am working in the 9th great-grandmothers by Ahnentafel number, and I am up to Ancestor #2117 who is Abigail EDDY (1601-1687). 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 9th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts.]

My ancestral line back through two generations in this EDDY family line is:


1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

32. Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825)
33. Abigail Gates (1797-1869)

66.  Nathan Gates (1767-1830)

67.  Abigail Knowlton (1774-1855)

132.  Simon Gates (1739-1803)
133.  Susanna Reed (1745-1833)

264.  Amos Gates (1706-1783)
265.  Mary Hubbard (1712-1754)

528.  Simon Gates (1667-1752)
529.  Hannah Benjamin (1669-1754)


1058.  Joseph Benjamin (1633-1704)
1059.  Sarah Clarke (1639-1716)

2116.  John Benjamin, born before 12 March 1585 in Chalvington, Sussex, England; died 14 June 1645 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 4232. John Benjamin.  He married about 1619 in probably Cranbrook, Kent, England.
2117.  Abigail Eddy, born before 06 October 1601 in Cranbrook, Kent, England; died 20 May 1687 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. 

Children of John Benjamin and Abigail Eddy are:

*  John Benjamin (1620-1706), married 1649 Lydia allen (1629-1709).
*  Abigail Benjamin (1624-1704), married (1) 1640 Joshua Stubbs (1622-1654); (2) 1656 John Woodward (1621-1696).
*  Mary Benjamin (1626-1646).
*  Samuel Benjamin (1628-1669), married 1652 Mary LNU (1631-1670)
Joseph Benjamin (1633-1704), married (1) 1661 Jemima Lombard (1631-1666); (2) 1668 Sarah Clarke (1639-1716).
*  Joshua Benjamin (1642-1684), married 1682 Thankful Stow (1659-1691).
*  Caleb Benjamin (1643-1684), married 1670 Mary Hale (1649-1700).
*  Abel Benjamin (1646-1713), married 1671 Amity Merrick (1654-1713).

4234.  William Eddy, born about 1568 in Bristol, Somerset, England; died before 23 November 1616 in Cranbrook, Kent, England.  He married 20 November 1587 in Cranbrook, Kent, England.
4235.  Mary Fosten, born before 19 September 1568 in Cranbrook, Kent, England; died before 18 July 1611 in Cranbrook, Kent, England.  She was the daughter of 8470. John Fosten and 8471. Ellen Munn.

Children of William Eddy and Mary Fosten are:
*  Nathaniel Eddy (1589-1590).
*  Mary Eddy (1591-1671), married 1616 Simeon Everden (1588-1664).
*  Phineas Eddy (1593-1641), married 1616 Catherine Courthopp (1594-1639).
*  John Eddy (1597-1684), married (1) 1620 Anne Doggett (1597-1666); (2) 1666 Joanna Bates (1603-1683).
*  Eleanor Eddy (1599-1610).
Abigail Eddy (1601-1687), married 1619 John Benjamin (1585-1645).
*  Anna Eddy (1603-1675), married 1632 Benjamin Wines (1601-1679)
*  Elizabeth Eddy (1607-????).
*  Samuel Eddy (1608-1687), married 16230 Elizabeth Savery (1606-1689).
*  Zachariah Eddy (1610-????).
*  Nathaniel Eddy (1611-1611).

Information about this Eddy family was obtained from:

*  Gloria Wall Bicha and Helen Benjamin Brown, "The Benjamin Family in America," typescript, Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah), on FHL microfiche 6,101,593.  

I have done no original research on this Eddy line.  

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Genealogy News Bytes - 18 May 2018


Some of the genealogy news items across my desktop the last fthree days include:

1)  News Articles:


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Southern California Genealogy Society's Jamboree 2018 - Open for Live Streaming!!!

*  Some Genealogy Sites Closing Due to EU’s General Data Protection Regulation

*  NEHGS and the Ontario Genealogical Society Announce Collaboration

2)  Record Databases:

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 18 May 2018

*  18 May 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates 

*  New Records on FamilySearch: Week of May 14, 2018

*  May Update: GenealogyBank Just Added New Content from 52 Titles!

3)  Genealogy Education:

 GeneaWebinars Calendar


 Free Family History Library Classes and Webinars for May 2018

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Tuesday, 22 May, 11 a.m. PDT:  How to Use the Smart Matches & Record Matches MyHeritage Technologies, by Shahar Bitton


*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 23 May, 11 a.m. PDT: Quaker Migration into America, by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Developing Good Research Habits,by Paul Stuart-Warren

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar: The First 5 Things to Do with Your New Test Results, by Blaine Bettinger


*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  West Florida Pre-1830: The History, the People, and the Records, by Sharon Monson

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube:  What Can You Find in Circuit Court Records?

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube:  How to Create a Clue Web with Google

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube:  Unboxing Lost Photos, Downsizing, DNA, and Q&A

*  Findmypast YouTube:  1939 Register Map Search | Findmypast

*  Nicka Smith YouTube:  BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 56: Been Around the World: Mapping Your Family History

*  DearMYRTLE YouTube:  Mondays with Myrt - 14 May 2018

*  Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems YouTube:  Lisa and Sunny Behind the Scenes at Rootstech

*  In-Depth Genealogist YouTube:  Long Lost Family and Virtual Genealogical Society

*  New York Genealogical & biographical Society YouTube:  Genealogy tip: How to shorten the wait time for New York State death certificates

4)  Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Friday, May 18,  2018


5)  Neat Stuff:

 
Jon Cryer on Season Premiere Episode of Who Do You Think You Are? on TLC

Maine man learns truth of his past: Nuns stole him as a baby from his mother in Ireland

Daughter finds father in Louisville after 40-year search
Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 15 May 2018?

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 18 May 2018

I received this information from Findmypast today:

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Over 2.6 million additional records have been added to our collection of United States Obituary Notices. The entire collection now contains over 8.7 million records.

From this index of obituary notices, you can discover your ancestor’s name, birth and death years, and obituary text. This collection has been obtained from the tributes.com website. Additional information such as images and details about the records can be found on the source’s website.


Over 5.7 million new articles and 20 new titles have been added to our collection of historical British Newspapers.

The new titles available to search include:

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·         Southern Times and Dorset County Herald
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·         Bournemouth Guardian
·         Forres Elgin and Nairn Gazette, Northern Review and Advertiser
·         Christchurch Times
·         Crawley and District Observer
·         Good Morning
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·         Worthing Gazette
·         Bournemouth Graphic
·         County Advertiser & Herald for Staffordshire and Worcestershire
·         Macclesfield Courier and Herald, Congleton Gazette, Stockport Express, and Cheshire General Advertiser.
·         Stroud News and Gloucestershire Advertiser
·         Cirencester Times and Cotswold Advertiser
·         Oxfordshire Telegraph
·         Luton Reporter
·         Cheltenham Journal and Gloucestershire Fashionable Weekly Gazette
·         Cheltenham Examiner
·         English Lakes Visitor

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Disclosure:  I have a complimentary subscription to Findmypast, and have accepted meals and services from Findmypast, as a Findmypast Ambassador.  This has not affected my objectivity relative to Findmypast and its products.

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52 Ancestors - Week 227: #352 William White (1708-1780) of Dartmouth, Massachusetts

William White (1708-1780) is #352 on my Ahnentafel List, my 6th great-grandfather, who married #353 Abigail Thurston (1700-1770)  in 1729 in Little Compton, Rhode Island.


I am descended through:

*  their son #176 Jonathan White (1732-1804) who married #177 Abigail Wing (1734-1806) in 1756. 
*   their son, #88 Humphrey White (1757-1814) who married #89 Sibel Kirby (1764-1848) in 1786.
*  their son, #44 Jonathan White (1803-1850) who married Miranda Wade (1804-1850) in 1824.
*  their son #22 Henry Arnold White (1824-1885) who married Amy Oatley (1826-1864) in 1844.
*  their daughter #11 Julia E. White (1848-1913) who married #10 Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) in 1868.
*  their daughter #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) who married #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) in 1900.
*  their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)

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1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):


*  Name:                   William White Jr.[1–5]    

*  Sex:                      Male    

*  Father:                 William White (1683-1780)    
*  Mother:                Elizabeth Cadman (1685-1768)  

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
*  Birth:                   about 1708, probably Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[1]    

*  Deed:                  19 August 1744 (about age 36), bought 92 acres of land in Dartmouth from James Tripp; Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[3]    

*  Death:                 before 3 October 1780 (before about age 72), Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[4]    
*  Probate:              3 October 1780 (about age 72), Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[4–5]

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Spouse 1:           Abigail Thurston (1700-1770)    
*  Marriage 1:        2 October 1729 (about age 21), Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States[2]    

*  Child 1:             Sarah White (1730-    )    
*  Child 2:             Hannah White (1731-1819)    
*  Child 3:             Jonathan White (1732-1804)    
*  Child 4:             Elizabeth White (1734-    )    
*  Child 5:             Abigail White (1736-    )  

4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):    
The book Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Volume 13: Family of William White has a sketch of William White and his family[1].  

William White was born in about 1708 in Dartmouth, Massachusetts to William and Elizabeth (Cadman) White[1].  He was the oldest child of 7 sons and four daughters.

On 2 October 1729, William White married Abigail Thurston in Little Compton, Rhode Island[1-2].  Abigail was the daughter of Jonathan and Susannah (--?--) Thurston of Little Compton.  William and Abigail had five children between 1730 and 1736, one son and four daughters, all probably born in Dartmouth.  There are no town records for the births of the children.

William White was a blacksmith[1].  He resided in that part of Dartmouth that later became the town of Westport.  

On  10 August 1744, William White, Junior, blacksmith of Dartmouth, bought land in Dartmouth from James Tripp, yeoman of Dartmouth, for 1,720 pounds  in good passable bills of public credit old tenor[3].  The parcel of land was 92 acres and 47 rods of salt meadow and upland in Dartmouth and was the easterly half of Tripp's homestead defined by metes and bounds, and bounded westerly by the other half of Tripp's land, northerly by Tripp's land, easterly by the Atcoscset River, and southerly on Nathaniel Kerby's land.  The deed was recorded 5 February 1750.

William White died before 3 October 1780, probably in Dartmouth[4].  There is no known burial location for William White or his wife, Abigail (Thurston) White.

William White, "son of William White of Dartmouth, Blacksmith," died testate. He wrote a will dated 17 February 1777, which was proved on 3 October 1780.  The will was abstracted by George Ernest Bowman, in "The Wills of William White of Dartmouth and his Son William," published in The Mayflower Descendant, Volume 22, Number 1, January 1920[4-5].  The abstracts include:

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"

To "my Eldest Daughter Hannah Kirby" 115 pounds "in Silver or Gould"; also 25 pounds "in Paper Currency also one Cow & one more neat kind Two year old ... to be her full Part & Portion in my Estate with what she hath all ready had and the one Third Part of my houshold goods which I do hereby give her"

To "my Second Daughter Elisabeth Peckham" 115 pounds "in Silver or Gould"; also 25 pounds "in Paper Currency also ... one Cow & one more neet kind Two years old also the one third Part of all my house hold goods & these gifts with what she hath all ready had to be her full Part & Portion in my Estate"

To "my youngest Daughter Abigail White" 115 pounds "in Silver or Gould"; also 25 pounds "in Paper Currency also ... one Cow & one more neet kind Two years old also ... the one third Part of all my household goods & these Gifts with what she hath allready had to be her full Part & Portion in my Estate"

"debts funeral Charges & Just Expences of all Sorts together with the Settleing of my Estate" are to be paid "by my Executor herein after named out of that Part of my Parsonal Estate ... given him"

"all the Rest & Reasudue of my Estate ... I give the same to my son Jonathan the better to Enable him Pay Lagacies & to discharge debts & Charges"

"My son Jonathan White" was appointed sole executor.

The witnesses were Joseph Tripp, Philip Tripp and Justus Kirby.

On 3 October 1780, Philip Tripp and Justus Kirby testified that they witnessed William White make and sign his will.  Administration was granted to Jonathan White, the executor named in the will[5].

The inventory of his estate was taken on 30 September 1780.  It totaled 793 pounds, 4 shillings, 4 pence, including 377 pounds, 0 shillings, 8-3/4 pence in lawful silver money at the rate of six shillings and eight pence per troy ounce.  Jonathan White presented the inventory on 3 October 1780.
 
5)  SOURCES


1. Robert S. Wakefield (editor), Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Volume 13: Family of William White (Boston, Mass.: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), page 129, William White sketch.

2. "Rhode Island, Vital Records Extracts, 1636-1899," indexed database and digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), Vol. 04: Newport County, Births, Marriages, Deaths > Little Compton -- Intentions & Marriages, page 64, Abigail Thurston and William White entry.

3. "Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986," digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org :, Bristol County, "Deeds, 1748-1750, Vol. 36-37," Volume 37, page 498 (image 553 of 587), James Tripp to William White, 10 August 1744, recorded 5 February 1750.

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. Bristol County, Massachusetts, Probate case files, Case file 28021 - William White 1780; "Bristol County (Massachusetts) Probate Records, 1636-1899," digital images, New England Historic Genealogical Society, American Ancestors ((http://www.americanancestors.org: accessed 17 May 2018).

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