Josiah White Family

Compiled by Jean Leeper May 2009 and all rights reserved.

Much of the below is based on Quaker records extracted by Hinshaw into the Encyclopedia Quaker Genealogy. There are seven volumes to this set. Volume II contains some New Jersey and Pennsylvania meeting records.

First Generation --------------------------------------------------

1. Thomas WHITE, M. Born ca 1620 in England. Thomas married ?Rebecca?, F. They had one known child: 2 i. Christopher WHITE, M (aft 1642-1693)

Second Generation --------------------------------------------------

Family of Thomas WHITE (1) & Rebecca?

2. Christopher WHITE, M. Born aft 1642 in Comrew, Cumberland, England. Christopher died at Allawayes Creek, Salem CO N J, in 1693; he was 51. He left a will that was recorded December 28, 1693. In it are lists his wife Esther Children – Esther, Josiah, Joseph, both sons under age, grandchild George Bettle. (Salem Wills, A, p 104)

Christopher, s Thomas, b after the year 1642 at Comrew in Cumberland married Esther Beetle. Christopher White and Esther wd of John Wieat b. Popular in Stapney Parish, near London. ch: Esther born about 1669 at Shadwell, near London, Josias born about 1675 in Brooks St., Parkliefe “nigh London” Joseph b 11-5-1678 at Salem West N. J. (Christopher White arrived at Salem 6-28-1877 coming on the ship Kent, Gregory Marley, master. He brought his wife Easter, her son John Bettle who was born at Poplar in Stepney Parish 9-18-1663 and two servants, Thomas Britton and Jane Ash) The above all from page 46, Volume II, Salem Mtg, HEQG

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Above from New Jersey Colonial documents

White's Deen - "1678, June 7.,- Return of survey to Christopher White carpenter, of 984 acres to be called White's Deen, on Allowayes Creek, alias Monmouth River, said river being the north bounds." (NJA-21:542) (from book of name places in New Jersey)

Christopher married Esther (Hester) WYATT (WIEAT), F. Born ? 1635 in England. Esther (Hester) died near Munmouth River, Salem County, N J, in 1698; she was 63. She also leaves a will, which was recorded June 24, 1698. It lists her daughter Hester Harrison, who has two children Joseph and Sarah Harrison, son John Biddle and his four children, 1 son2 Josiah White. (Salem Wills, III., p. 12)

They had the following children:

i. Esther (Hester) WHITE, F. Born ca 1669 in Shadwell, near London.

1693, 12,26 Israell Harrison ltm Easter White p 77 Salem MM, Volume II, HEQG

1701 7, 29 Hester Harrison ltm Simon Andrews of Phila. (same volume as above)

page 31 of same volume Sarah d/o Israel and Hester Harrison born 12-14-1696. Her mother's will shows there was a son Joseph born before Esther/Hester White's death in 1698.

3 ii. Josiah WHITE, M (13 Jul 1675-1713)

iii. Joseph WHITE, M. Born on 5 Nov 1678 in Salem West N. J. Joseph married Mary SMITH, F.

Third Generation --------------------------------------------------

Family of Christopher WHITE(2) & Esther (Hester) WYATT (WIEAT)

3. Josiah WHITE, M. Born on 13 Jul 1675 on Brooks St, Parkliefe, London, England. Josiah died near Alloways Creek alias Monmouth River, Salem County, N J, in 1713/14; he was 37. He also leaves a will proved May 10, 1714, listing his wife Hannah. Children spoken of but not named. Witnesses – Esther Hancock, George Bettle, James Butler, John Firth Lib 1, p 447

List of children and dates of birth from page 46, Vol II, Salem Mtg. , HEQG

1698, 1,28 Josiah at liberty to marry Hannah Powill, page 110, Volume II, Salem Mtg., HEQG

In 1698 when Josiah was 22, he married Hannah POWELL, F, daughter of Henry POWELL (POWEL), M & Susanna, F, in Salem MM New Jersey. Born in 1678 in Salem N J. Hannah died in Philadelphia PA, on 14 Jun 1717; she was 39.

1698,1,28 Hannah Powill ltm Josiah White Volume II, page 93, HEQG, Salem Mtg.

They had the following children:

i. Christopher WHITE, M. Born on 23 Jun 1699.

4 ii. Josiah WHITE, M (21 Jun 1705-12 May 1780)

iii. Hester WHITE, F. Born on 6 Oct 1707.

iv. Hannah WHITE, F. Born on 22 Feb. 1710.

v. Abigail WHITE, F. Born on 11 Jun 1713.

Fourth Generation --------------------------------------------------

Family of Josiah WHITE (3) & Hannah POWELL

4. Josiah WHITE, M. Born on 21 Jun 1705 in Salem, NJ. Josiah died in Burlington N. J., on 12 May 1780/81; he was 74. Index to N J Wills 10795C. B, 22, p 285 W 1781

Three children listed on page 187 Vol II HEQG Burlington MM

Josiah get Burlington MM 3 26 1729 p 110 Vol II HEQG Salem

1734, 9, 4 Josias got Hattonfield MM and 1735, 5, 7 Rebecca rocf Hattonsfield MM. page 271, Vol II Burlington MM, HEQG

Built a fulling mill and owned the Three Tuns Tavern and ran a school for Quaker families.

On 5 Oct 1734 when Josiah was 29, he married Rebecca FOSTER, F, daughter of Josiah FOSTER, M & Amy BORDEN, F, in Hattonfield MM. Born on 1 Oct 1708/1718 in New Jersey.

They had the following children:

i. Hannah WHITE, F. Born on 28 Nov 1739/1740. On 15 Dec 1762 when Hannah was 23, she married Thomas PRYOR, M, son of Thomas PRYOR, M & Mary, F, in MH near Holly N. J. p 271, Vol II HEQG.

ii. Rebecca WHITE, F. Born on 15 Mar 1745. On 21 Oct 1767 when Rebecca was 22, she married Thomas REDMAN, M, son of Thomas REDMAN, M & Hannah, F, in MH near Mt. Holly N. J. p 271, Vol II, HEQG.

5 iii. John WHITE, M (9 Jul 1747-21 Aug 1785)

Fifth Generation --------------------------------------------------

Family of Josiah WHITE (4) & Rebecca FOSTER

5. John WHITE, M. Born on 9 Jul 1747 in Mount Holly, N. J. John died on 21 Aug 1785; he was 38.

1775, 7, 3 John rmt Rebecca Haines, Vol II, Hinshaw’s Encyclopedia of QG p 271

He operated in New Jersey a store and the fulling mill built by his father. The mill continued to be run by his wife for awhile after his death.

On 3 Jun 1775 when John was 27, he married Rebecca HAINES, F in Mt Holly MM, New Jersey. Born on 27 Sep 1744 in Northampton, Burlington, N. J. Rebecca died in Carbon, PA, on 22 Mar 1826; she was 81.

They had the following children:

i. John WHITE, M. Born in 1776 in Burlington N. J.

ii. John WHITE, M. Born on 2 Apr 1777 near Mt Holly MM, New Jersey. John died in 1796; he was 18.

iii. Christopher WHITE, M. Born on 17 Sep 1779. Christopher died in 1796; he was 16.

6 iv. Josiah WHITE, M (4 Mar 1781-14 Nov 1850)

v. Hannah WHITE, F. Born on 3 Feb. 1783 near Mt. Holly MM, New Jersey. Hannah died near Mt. Holly MM, New Jersey, on 13 Sep 1783; she was <1.

7 vi. Joseph WHITE, M (28 Dec 1785-25 May 1827)

Sixth Generation --------------------------------------------------

Family of John WHITE (5) & Rebecca HAINES

6. Josiah WHITE, M. Born on 4 Mar 1781 near Mt. Holly MM, New Jersey. Josiah died in Philadelphia PA, on 14 Nov 1850; he was 69. Buried in bEG.

His children and their dates of birth and death are listed on pages 435 and 722 of Volume II, HEQG

-- -- -- Josiah a minor rocf Mount Holly MM dated 1797, 1, 5 from p 684 Volume II HEQG Phila MM

1805, 2, 22 Josiah get Mount Holly Mtg to marry and 1805, 6, 28 Catherine, wife Josiah rocf Mount Holly MM dated 1805, 6,6 page 684 Volume II Phila MM HEQG

Josiah and second wife Elizabeth are both buried in Eastern Burying Ground also called Arch Street Burial Ground/Mulberry Street Meetinghouse Burial Ground. Moved to the Southwestern Burial Grounds in Upper Darby

bef 6 Jun 1805 when Josiah was 24, he first married Catherine RIDGWAY, F in Mount Holly MM N. J. Born on 26 Feb 1779 in Burlington N. J. Catherine died in Burlington N. J., on 8 Jul 1807; she was 28.

On 6 Sep 1810 when Josiah was 29, he second married Elizabeth WHITE, F in Philadelphia PA. Born on 24 Aug 1780 in Philadelphia PA. Elizabeth died in Upper Darby, Delaware, PA, on 4 Apr 1855; she was 74. Buried in bEG.

They had the following children:

i. Hannah WHITE, F. Born on 29 May 1811. Hannah died in Philadelphia PA, on 1 May 1882; she was 70. Buried in Western Grounds. New Castle County, Delaware

marriage from page 774, Volume II HEQG 1841, 8,12 Hannah dt Josiah and Elisabeth, Phila., m Richard Richardson, son of Ashton and Mary, New Castle County, Del at Mulberry Street Mtg., Phila.

On 12 Aug 1841 when Hannah was 30, she married Richard RICHARDSON, M, son of Ashton RICHARDSON, M & Mary, F, in Mulberry Street Mtg, Phila. Born on 18 Apr 1808. Richard died in Philadelphia PA, on 27 May 1882; he was 74. Buried in South Western Burial Grounds.

The 1850 and 1860 census do not list any children for them. They are called Gentleman and Lady in the 1860 Philadelphia census. Date of death for he and his wife from page 716, Volume II, HEQG for Philadelphia MM (Orthodox)

Page 762 --- -- --Richard, rocf Wilmington MM dtd 1842, 1,1 1841, 8, 12 Richard son of Ashton and Mary, New Castle County, Delaware married Hannah White dt. Josiah and Elizabeth, Phila., at Mulberry Street Mtg., Phila.

ii. John Christopher WHITE, M. Born on 22 Sep 1812 in Philadelphia PA. John Christopher died in Philadelphia PA, on 9 May 1822; he was 9.

iii. Solomon WHITE, M. Born on 16 Oct 1813 in Philadelphia PA. Solomon died in Philadelphia PA, on 20 Feb 1832; he was 18.

iv. Josiah WHITE, M. Born on 23 Jan 1815 in Philadelphia PA. Josiah died in Philadelphia PA, on 1 Feb 1820; he was 5.

v. Rebecca WHITE, F. Born on 15 Dec 1816 in Philadelphia PA. Rebecca died in PA on 27 Apr 1906; she was 89.

7. Joseph WHITE, M. Born on 28 Dec 1785 in Burlington N. J. Joseph died in Philadelphia PA, on 25 May 1827; he was 41.

On 17 Dec 1807 when Joseph was 21, he married Rebecca SMITH, F in Mount Holly PA. Born in 1785. Rebecca died in 1827; she was 42.

Listing of their children from page 435, Volume II, Phila. Mtg, HEQG

They had the following children:

i. John WHITE, M (10 Dec 1808-)

ii. Daniel WHITE, M. Born on 25 Nov 1810.

iii. Elizabeth WHITE, F. Born on 21 May 1813.

iv. Anna WHITE, F. Born on 15 Mar 1817.

v. Howard WHITE, M. Born on 2 Jan 1818.

vi. Barclay WHITE, M. Born on 4 Apr 1821.

vii. Anna Maria WHITE, F. Born on 14 Aug 1826.

Josiah White, the man who had the vision and who provided funding for White's Institute (now Quakerdale), left no descendants on this earth; as his married daughter (per 1850 and 1860 census) had no children and his youngest daughter never married. But his ideas and name lives on through his Indiana and Iowa children's homes, which are today still helping children in need.

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