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Joseph White, of Mendon

Birthdate:
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."

Sources

  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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▼ Biography From Descendants of Thomas White of Weymouth, Mass.:

2. 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."

On May 11, 1668, Joseph White was elected Surveyor for the town, and on May 19, he is on a committee to purchase land from the Indians. In 1670, he was one of a "Committee to settle, as Minister, the Rev. Joseph Emerson, from Welles, Maine." On 1 Jan 1673, he is called Sergeant Joseph White, and is elected Selectman. On Nov 15, 1675, Sergeant Joseph White is in command of a company of Scouts in "King Philip's War."

On May 25, 1685, he signs a petition to the General Court at Boston, asking for effectual laws to stop the sale of liquors to the Indians.

He was a sergeant in the local military company on Jan 3, 1686, when he was elected Selectman, which office he also held in January 1689, in which year he was called Captain. ...

▼References ↑ 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.

↑ 2.0 2.1 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); ...'

↑ 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.'

 The Family White, in Genealogy of Fourteen Families of the Early Settlers of New England by Elisha Thayer, 1835.

THE FAMILY OF WHITE.*

  • No. 1. THOMAS WHITE, of Weymouth, was Representative 1636 and 1637 ; died Aug. 1679, leaving children, 1. Joseph of Mendon—2. SamUel, born 1642—3. Thomas of Braintree—4. Hannah, who married John Baxter, (See Adams, No. 3,)—5. Ebenezer, born 1648; died 24 Aug. 1703, who was father of Ebenezer White, H. C. 1692, minister of Bridge Hampton, L. I. who died 1756, aged 84.—[Shattuck. Farmer.
  • No. 2. I A. Capt. JOSEPH WHITE, a son of the preceding, with his wife Lydia, had one child born in Weymouth, 1. Joseph, born 17 Dec. 1662; died young. He afterwards removed to Mendon with a colony from Braintree and Weymouth, where they continued till the breaking out of the Indian war in 1675, when they returned and remained among their friends until about 1679 or 1680. (See Thayer, No. 98. Note.) Their children born in Mendon were,
  • 2. Experience, bom 1 Dec 1680
  • 3. Hannah, « 29 Nov 1681
  • 4. Joseph, « 19 Oct 1683
  • 5. Lydia, « 10 May 1686
  • 6. Thomas, "26 Nov 1688
  • 7. Hannah, « 9 Dec 1691
  • 8. Abigail, born 10 Nov 1693 _9. William," 1696
  • 10. Samuel, "21 Sept 1700
  • 11. Benjamin, « 28 May 1701
  • 12. Ebenezer, who died 24 Aug 1726.
  • 13. Capt. Joseph White died 23 March, 1706. Lydia, wife of Joseph White, died 8 May, 1729.

Note that this source has a combined list of some of the children of Joseph and Lydia (Rogers) White and the children of their son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Lydia (Copeland) White. It also assigns (an incorrect version of) the death date of Lydia (Copeland) White to Lydia (Rogers) White.

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Capt. Joseph White's Timeline

1636
1636
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1660
1660
Age 24
Mendon, Worcester, MA, USA
1661
July 5, 1661
Age 25
Weymouth, Norfolk, MA, USA
1662
December 17, 1662
Age 26
Weymouth, MA, USA
1665
April 1, 1665
Age 29
Mendon, Worcester, MA
1667
February 14, 1667
Age 31
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1668
December 3, 1668
Age 32
Weymouth, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
1673
1673
Age 37
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1673
Age 37
Weymouth, MA, USA
1680
December 5, 1680
Age 44
Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts