He is the son of Perrigrine and Mary White.
Captain Malachi White served as a private soldier in the last war with England and was promoted to Ensign of 2d foot Co., of infantry, in Freetown, Aug. 10, 1824; and Captain, May 4, 1830. Honorably discharged April 15, 1835. Honesty, sobriety and industry characterized him through his long life. His father was a soldier in the war of the American Revolution, and promoted to Capt. of the Co.(afterward commanded by the son), July 1, 1781, Peter Crapo (grandfather of Col. Henry H. Crapo, Governor of Michigan) being his Lieut." (N.E.Historic-Geneological Society, vol. 19 or 22?*, p. 83.
Captain Malachi White married 8 Sep 1811 in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, Content CRAPO born 12 Oct 1792 in Freetown, Massachusetts. She died 1 Mar 1886 in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. She is daughter to Peter and Content (Peckham) Crapo.
Content Crapo White
1791–1886 (m. 1811)