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Alexander White, Sr
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Birth: Sep. 8, 1709
Yarmouth
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep., 1776
Sussex County
New Jersey, USA

Alexander White is the 4th generation of Americans from the Mayflower. Alexander migrated west, upon arriving in New Jersey from his birthplace of MA, he married Mary McMurtrie in N.J., 1736. He prospered as a shoemaker, farmer and lawyer. The Whites built a most imposing home in he Warren Co., NJ, region, proudly named WHITE HALL. General (George) Washington was sakd to have stayed at WHITE HALL en route to his army encamplent at Morristown, in 1780. William Henry Harrison, the Whig who opened up Ohio and Indiana for settlement after defeating the Shawnee Indians and Tecumseh at Tippecanoe, delivered a presidential campaign speech from the upper veranda of WHITE HALL.

Alexander White and his wife Mary saw three of their sons join the fight for the colonies' independence from England. "Oxford Township claims credit for the first two soldiers from our country to join the revolution...Captain McMurtrie and Lieutenant William White, both of whom were in the Sussex Co., committee of Safety, joined the Army at Bston right after the Battle of Bunker Hill. Lieut White is the son of Alexander White." That battle was fought June 17th 1775 and William White was approx 38 yrs old. Son Alexander also fought in the rev war. The youngest son, Samuel White, was 18 when he enlisted a year later.

Alexander White drew his last will and testament on Sep 7th, 1776, naming his wife Mary, and his son, William, his executors.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Jonathan White (1658 - 1737)
  Margaret Elizabeth Alexander White (1670 - 1718)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary McMurtrie White (1711 - 1781)
 
 Children:
  Alexander White (1752 - 1815)*
  Samuel Alexander White (1758 - 1841)*
  John White (1794 - 1875)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: Family Plot
 
Created by: aoutcalt
Record added: Aug 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95830567
 


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