Hannah <I>Scarborough</I> White

Hannah Scarborough White

Death 21 Jan 1721 (aged 77–78)
Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 35017533 · View Source
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Daughter of John Scarborough of Roxbury, Mass., who was born in England and arrived in the this country in 1640, and Mary Smith, daughter of Francis Smith.

Married Joseph White of Roxbury in 1670, who was the son of John White b abt 1620 in England and was one of the first settlers of Muddy River. Their is a bio on John White and his descedants in a historical book titled "John White of Muddy River" by Benjamin White. Muddy River became Brookline, Massachusetts.

Joseph inherited large tract of land in Muddy River aka Brookline after the death of his father in 1691. He removed his family to Brookline shortly after, abt 1692.

Joseph and Hannah had five children, 3 sons and 2 daughters. All did their parents proud!

Hannah b. 1672/4 Roxbury; d. 13 Jan 1762 Brookline. She married Ebenezer Davis, he was a successful and served his community of Brookline thoughout his life. Both are buried in Brookline.

Benjamin b. 1675 Roxbury; d. 19 Feb 1749 Brookline. He married Margaret Weld of Brookline in 1701. Benjamin was appointed Deacon of the First Parish Church of Brookline in 1717, served as their Deacon until his death in 1749. He was a highly respected and aided in the development of the new town named Brookline, along with his father and his name sake; Uncle Benjamin. Benjamin and his wife are buried in Brookline.

Rev John White b. 1677 Roxbury; d. 16 jan 1760 Gloucester, Massachusetts
John graduated in 1698 from Harvard University with two degrees; one in business and another in Ministery. He was ordained in 1703. He became Gloucester's Minister of their First Parnish Chuch in that same year and remained their minister for the next 58 years. He became one of the largest land owners in Gloucester. He was buired with his wife Lucy (Wise) White at the First Parnish Cemetery, Gloucester. His wife Lucy, was the dau of Rev John Wise, who was an Harvard graduate as well.

Frances b. Mar 1680 Roxbury; d. 21 Nov 1765 Brookline. She married in 1703 Henry Winchester. Their gr grandson was Oliver Winchester the developer and owner of the "Henry Rifle aka the Winchester repeat Rifle." Their gandson Samuel was Oliver's father. Frances and Henry are buried in Brookline.

Samuel b. 3 Dec 1684 Roxbury; d. 7 Apr 1760 Brookline. Samuel m. Ann Drew, their only surviving daughter named Ann married Chief Justice Henry Sewall. Samuel became a very wealthy man of business and land ownership, he was referred to as Esq Samuel White and his wife as Madam Ann White.

Hannah and her husband Joseph are listed as one of the first members of Brookline First Parish Church, were assigned pew seats in the honorary section. Her husband was also one of the original members to vote for a meeting house to be bulit in 1713. He served as selectmen of Brookline as well.

Hannah and Joseph along with most of their children lived, died and buried in Brookline, Massachusetts; Walnut Street Cemetery. The only exception was her son Rev John White who lived, died and buried in Gloucester, Massachusetts and his sons removed to Falmouth, Maine in about 1730.

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  • Maintained by: Christine Morrill
  • Originally Created by: Jeff Zinsli
  • Added: 20 Mar 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 35017533
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hannah Scarborough White (1643–21 Jan 1721), Find a Grave Memorial no. 35017533, citing Walnut Street Cemetery, Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Christine Morrill (contributor 47423343) .