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Ebenezer White

Also Known As: "Ebenezer", "Waite", "Captain", "White"
Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Weymouth, Norfolk , MA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Thomas White, of Weymouth and Hannah (Ann) White
Husband of Hannah White
Father of Dea. Thomas White, of Weymouth; Hannah Alden; Benjamin White of Weymouth; Benjamin White of Plymouth; Experience King Pool and 5 others
Brother of Capt. Joseph White; Hannah (Anna) Baxter; Capt. Samuel White, of Weymouth and Sgt. Thomas White, of Braintree

Occupation: LT
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About Lt. Ebenezer White, of Weymouth

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


I was born on November 25, 1648 in Weymouth, Massachusetts, the youngest child of Captain Thomas and Ann (Workman) White.

On June 2, 1671, at the age of 22, I married Hannah Phillips, the daughter of Nicholas and Hannah (Salter) Phillips. Hannah was born on November 25, 1654 in Weymouth and was 16.

Hannah's parents were married in Boston on December 4, 1651. Mr. Phillips was one of the first settlers from Old England and tradition will tell you that I built Nicholas Phillips a house.

I lived and died in Weymouth in the house afterwards occupied by my great great grandson, Deacon Abiel White, an accomplished cabinetmaker who was known for his furniture and clock cabinets. The place was not far from the dwelling of the Honorable Christopher C. Webb, a respected Weymouth lawyer.

I was very prominent in my church in Weymouth and was admitted a freeman in 1674. This was important because this status gave me full civil and political rights in the community, including the right to vote and hold office. I served as a town selectman and the townspeople considered me "a man of integrity and worth and a respected and useful citizen". No man could have kinder words bestowed upon him.

I was commissioned an officer in the Weymouth Company of militia in 1690. I served in the expedition to Canada against the French and Indians. This conflict came to be known as King William's War and took place from 1690 - 1691. I have been recognized for reaching both the rank of lieutenant (placed on my headstone) and captain.

I died on August 24, 1703 at the age of 55. My will was dated July 19, 1703 and an inventory of my property determined the value to be 955 pounds,10 shillings, and 6 pence.

Hannah and I had 9 children. I am including a brief description of each of them below:

  • Ebenezer - He was born Feb. 17, 1672. He was ordained a minister on Oct. 9, 1696 after graduating from Harvard (1692). He worked at a church in Southampton, Long Island where he died in March of 1756. He was married to Hannah Pierson.
  • Deacon Thomas White - He was born in Weymouth on Oct.19, 1673. He married Hannah White and Silence French before dying at age 78 on April 28, 1752.
  • Samuel - He was born in 1676. Samuel was a shoemaker and lieutenant in the Weymouth Company. He married Anna Pratt around 1700 and died at age 84 on August 18, 1760.
  • Joseph - He married twice to Sarah ? and Catherine Andrews (1743). He moved from Weymouth to Boston and lived on Hanover St. near the Universalist Meeting House. He died around 1750.
  • Hannah - She was born on May 5, 1681. She married John Alden and lived in Middleborough, Massachusetts until her death on Oct. 5, 1732.
  • Abigail - She was born on March 3, 1683. She lived in Mendon with her husband, Samuel Reed.
  • Benjamin - He was born on Feb. 2, 1684/85. He was married to Ruth Reed and Ann Bicknell before he died in Middleborough, Massachusetts on Dec. 10, 1750.
  • Experience - She was born on July 1, 1686. She married Joseph Pool of Dighton.
  • Elizabeth - She was born on Nov. 9, 1688. She married David Pierson of Long Island, the brother of Hannah, his brother's wife.

Supporting Evidence The Vinton Memorial History and Genealogy of the White Familes in Weymouth and Braintree. A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England The New-England Historical and Genealogical Register

  1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 53 (Google eBook) New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1899 - New England. Vols. 37-52 (1883-98) include section: Genealogical gleanings in England, by H. F. Waters. Page 393


Birth: Nov. 25, 1648 Weymouth Norfolk County Massachusetts, USA Death: Jul. 24, 1703 Weymouth Norfolk County Massachusetts, USA

Husband of Hannah Phillips Children of Ebenezer & Hannah: Ebenezer Thomas Benjamin Experience Elizabeth Samuel Joseph

Family links:

 Thomas White (1599 - 1679)
 wife White

 Hannah Phillips White (1654 - 1732)*

 Hannah White Alden (1681 - 1732)*
 Benjamin White (1683 - 1750)*
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Burial: North Weymouth Cemetery Weymouth Norfolk County Massachusetts, USA

Created by: Beckie Cross Record added: Aug 20, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 57388032

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Lt. Ebenezer White, of Weymouth's Timeline

November 25, 1648
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
February 17, 1672
Age 23
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
August 19, 1673
Age 24
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Age 27
Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
March 1, 1678
Age 29
Marshfield, Massachusetts, Plymouth, County
May 5, 1681
Age 32
Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
March 3, 1682
Age 33
Weymouth, Norf., MA
February 21, 1683
Age 34
Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
February 21, 1683
Age 34
Weymouth, Norfolk, MA