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White, Matthew J.
B: 1838
D: 1898
M: Bridget Clements b. 1840 d. 1917 who emigrated from County Monaghan, Ireland in 1860

FN: Michael White
MN: Catherine Murphy

Matthew J. White bought 38.5 acres of land from the Government of PEI in 1880 for $31.80. The transaction was registered on 12 Jan 1893 (code 96). The land extended from the Dunk River on the south to the PEI Railroad on the north. This railroad crossing on the Dunk River Road, was called "White's Crossing." The intersection connecting the Nodd Road, and the Dunk River Road was called "White's Corner.

Matthew was a carpenter by trade, and also did some farming. He made caskets, and sold them in a store in Emerald. It was stated in Matthew's will that the 38.5 acre farm and home would go to his son, John Thomas White at Matthew's death. Source: Freetown Past and Present

Children of Matthew J. White and Bridget Clements:

1. Mary E. White
B: 1861
M: John Moynagh, who resided in Freetown, PEI

2. Catherine Ann White
B: 1862
M: Unknown Halfpenny of Dorchester, Mass.

3. Daniel Joseph White
B: 1865
D: 1944 - He lived in Emerald

4. Anastasia White
B: 1867
D: 1939
M: 16 Jul 1901 (1) Dennis Hogan Jr.
M: (2) Austin Cosgrove, d. 1935 at Pictou, NS. They had one son, Aloysuis.

5. Martinee Alice White
B: 1870
D: 1939
M: David Andrew Cameron, Wellington. They had 7 children. He owned a mill dam and saw mill. He died 1910.

6. John Thomas White
B: 1873
D: 1936
M: Jane Josephine Cameron, Richmond.

7. Margaret Ellen White
B: 1874
D: 1959
M: Unknown Clough. They resided in Boston, Mass.

8. Michael Ambrose White
B: 1877
D: 1877

9. Susannah White
B: 1879
D: 1954
M: Jeremiah Hynes. They lived in Spring Valley and had two children:

1. Mary Elizabeth Hynes
M: Charles MacLellan

2. Lauretta Hynes d. in infancy