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Joseph White, of Mendon

Birthplace: Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Thomas White, of Weymouth and Ann White
Husband of Lydia White
Father of Joseph White, Jr.; Lydia Cooke; Sgt. Thomas White; Samuel White; John White and 4 others
Brother of Hannah (Anna) Baxter; Capt. Samuel White; Sgt. Thomas White, of Braintree and Lt. Ebenezer White, of Weymouth
Half brother of Mary Holbrook

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About Capt. Joseph White

Joseph White

  • Birth: 1645 - Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA.
  • Parents: Thomas White, Ann Workman
  • Wife: Lydia Rogers
  • Death: Mar 28 1706 - Mendon, Wochester Co., MA.

This line is NOT directly related to William "Mayflower" White - they arrived 15 years later, at Weymouth.

from "Thomas White (1599-1679) Immigrant Ancestor of Weymouth, MA" by Evelyn Gramse White, 1990

Joseph White born in Weymouth moved to Mendon before Sept 1663 with the Holbrooks and Thayer s. He was one of the original proprietors of Mendon and his name appears in the records of all divisions of land until his death. In 1669 he was listed as surveyor and on May 19, 1669 was on committee to purchase land from the Indians. In 1670 was on committee to call a minister and was a selectman in 1673-1686-1689. Resigned as assessor in 1694. He was the largest taxpayer in the town for many tears. Was a Sgt in command of a company of scouts in Nov., 1675. Was in command of the garrison at Mendon in King Philip's War and in 1689 was called captain. "

From Descendants of Thomas White of Weymouth, Mass.:

"Joseph White, married Lydia Rogers Sept 19 1660 at Weymouth, Mass. He died March 23, 1706. She died May 8, 1727. He and his wife went to Mendon, Mass, in 1662, in which year he had an allotment of land in that town. He had another lot laid out to him in July 1663, which was renewed in December of the same year. At about this time the settlement was broken up by Indians (it was then known as a plantation called Scahapange, first settled Oct 16, 1660 by people from Braintree, Mass., they having petitioned the General Court for an allotment of a Township). Joseph White and his family returned to Weymouth, where they remained a few years, and then with other settlers again made their home in Mendon. He was given a thirty-five acre lot when the town was organized May 15, 1667 and on July 14 of the same year, he was one of a Committee to divide the "Meadow Lands."


  1. Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Suffolk County Wills, NEHGR 31:375, Secondary quality. "Deacon John Rogers. --8: 12: 1660: ... If his sonne, John, dy without wife or Childe, then his sonne in law, Joseph White, shall haue ye land Adjoyneing Thomas Dons house, provided Joseph White pay out of it to his sonne in law, John Rane, 10 pounds."
  2. Smith, Dean Crawford, and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton 1878-1908. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2008), 1:507.

'Capt. JOSEPH WHITE, ... born say 1636; died Mendon, MA 23 March 1706 (MVR, 514); ...'

  1. Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Mendon, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter, 1920), page 514, Deaths. 'WHITE, ... Joseph, Capt., Mar. 23, 1706.'


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Capt. Joseph White's Timeline

Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Age 24
Mendon, Worcester, MA, USA
July 5, 1661
Age 25
Weymouth, Norfolk, MA, USA
December 17, 1662
Age 26
Weymouth, MA, USA
April 1, 1665
Age 29
Mendon, Worcester, MA
February 14, 1667
Age 31
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
December 3, 1668
Age 32
Weymouth, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 37
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Age 37
Weymouth, MA, USA
December 5, 1680
Age 44
Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts