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Moses White

Birthplace: Scotland
Death: Died in New Castle, Delaware, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Adam White and Isabella White
Husband of Eleanor White and (No Name)
Father of John White; Joseph White; David White; Joseph White, Sr. and John White
Brother of Hugh White

Managed by: Martin Severin Eriksen
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About Moses White

Moses White came to America, Octerrera Creek, PA., before 4 NOV 1722 with his brother Hugh. This date is when they joined the Dutch Reformed Church at Neshaminy, PA.. Later it turned into the Presbyterian Church, which they belonged to in Scotland. Moses was a schoolmaster in New Castle, DE. until his death in 1735. Moses was born shortly after his father Adam White, was confined in Liffey Prison (Ireland) in 1664. Moses and Hugh took up land which would later become Lancaster County, PA. in 1729. Ref; "A Line of White", by Jack D. White

His will is dated: March 12, 1735.


  • Born Moses White in 1665
  • Died March 12, 1735
  • Son of Adam White and Isabella White
  • Brother of Hugh White
  • Married Eleanor Lawson (1690-1722) in 1703;
  • Married ??(either Isabella Cochran or Mary Campbell) in 1719

Children of Eleanor Lawson:

  • David White (1703-1767)
  • Joseph White (1710-1808)
  • John White (1719-1831)

Other Children:

  • James White (1711-1770)
  • Jane White (1712-1713)
  • Mary White (1714-  )
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There’s something sketchy about Old Moses. The records indicate he may have had as many as 3 wives – possibly at the same time – and as many as 12 children. There are numerous and conflicting records. The information below seems to be agreed upon by most:

  • Before Nov. 4, 1722: arrived in the US
  • Nov 4, 1722: he joined the Dutch Reformed Church of Nesaminy, Pa.
  • Occupation: school master
  • His Last Will and Testament was written Mar 12, 1735 and probated Mar 16, 1735 in Newcastle Co., De.
  • MacGillebhain is White in Gaelic.


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Moses White's Timeline

Age 38
Donegal, Ireland
Age 38
Donegal, Ireland
Age 44
Age 45
Northern Ireland
Age 54
Donegal, Ireland
March 12, 1735
Age 70
New Castle, Delaware, United States