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John White[1]

Male - 1685


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  • Name John White  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Jun 1685  Pocomoke, Somerset County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I2263  Main
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2004 

    Family Sarah Keyser,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 27 Jun 1672  Somerset County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Stevens White,   b. 10 Sep 1679,   d. 1718, Somerset County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    +2. John White,   b. Abt 1675, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2004 
    Family ID F938  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Jun 1672 - Somerset County, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Jun 1685 - Pocomoke, Somerset County, MD Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • One of the founders of Old Somerset Co. Maryland. John White was a member of the first court for Somerset County, commissioned August 22, 1666.

      He owned the plantation called "Cordicall" located near the Pocomoke River.

      The following from Katherine Goodman's notes:

      1664 First came to the Eastern Shore, associating himself with the Pocomoke River section 4/1/1666 Commissioner 5/15/1676 Delegate to Assembly 11/1/1678 Tobacco List 4/1/1679 Gentleman, living in 1679 9/3/1679 Sheriff; Gent Possessed of a large landed estate and lived on a plantation called Cordicall, near the Pocomoke River and in the neighborhood of Rehoboth, in Somerset County.

      1666 By proclamation on 8/22/1666, Lord Baltimore "erected" Somerset County (named after his sister, Mary Somerset). To govern Somerset a body of eight commissioners, or justices, was appointed. The first appointees were Col William Stevens, Stephen Horsey, Capt. William Thorne, George Johnson, John White, John Winder, James Jones and Henry Boston. Capt Thorne was also commissioned to command all armed forces and Stephen Horsey was appointed Sheriff. 1669 On 2/9/1669, commissioend captain of a company of horse for the whole of Somerset county 1678 Representative from Somerset in the Lower House of the Maryland Assembly 1681 Sheriff of Somerset County WILL ABSTRACT WHITE, JOHN - 9 Sept 1682 - 19 Feb 1682(??) - To son John White, Jr, planta. where I now live & all other lands which I purchased of Col Custis adj. where I now live; son to be at age at 17. To dau. Sary Whtie (under 15) Wife Sarah Exec. Obedience Johnson & Thomas Parramore overseers. Witt: Obedience Johnson & Thomas Parramore -p325 (W&D 1676-1690vi)

      Died: Plantation of Col. William Stevens, called Rehoboth [3, 4, 5]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S715] Barbara Cox - GHOTES web site, Barbara Cox, (December 2001) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S907] Katherine C Goodman, Katherine C. Goodman, (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=kcgoodman), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=kcgoodman&id=I6021 (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S712] Clayton Torrence - Old Somerset, Torrence, Clayton, (Richmond, VA Whittet and Shepperson 1935).

    5. [S910] They Lived In Somerset: 17th Century Marylanders, Wilmer O Lankford, (Manokin Press, Princess Anne, MD 1990).