Thomas White, Revolutionary War Patriot

Some time ago Cousin Mark Myers was in to PA for a visit and asked if we had any White’s who fought in the Revolutionary War.  I answered that I thought they came to late, but then questioned if I ever looked.  I set out to look for an ancestor and with little effort found Thomas White.  Actually, Thomas was not a soldier, but pay the Pennsylvania Supply Tax that helped fund the war.  So Mark,  yes we do have an ancestor that makes you eligible for Sons of the American Revolution or Sons of the Revolution.  Two separate organizations.

Well, it finally was approved.  My two submissions for Revolutionary War Patriot, Thomas White, was approved adding two more bars to my NSDAR chest of pins.  Because Thomas’ great grandchildren married, I can apply for two lines for the same patriot.  I recently was approved for a second line of Adam Shafer.

So, all of you White’s who want to join NSDAR, I have paved the way for this line.  Just let me know if you are interested in joining the Daughters of the American Revolution and I can help with your application.

While I’m on the subject of White Descendants, we will be having a White Reunion next July 2016.  I am looking for a place to hold the picnic, but hope to have a Lancaster County, PA site soon.  So stand by and keep checking my blog.  With this much lead time, I’m hoping the Westcoast cousins will try to make it in for the occasion.

About Deb

Genealogical Research in Central Pennsylvania for 40+ years. BSN from Thomas Jefferson University, Certificate in Family History- Genealogy, accent on British research from Brigham Young University, Certificate in Genealogy Consultant/Volunteer and member National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Association of Professional Genealogists, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Genealogical Society of PA, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, National Genealogical Society, Lycoming County Historical Society, Pennsylvania Heritage Society, Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, LancasterHistory.org, Bradford Co. Historical Society, Dauphin County Historical Society, The Perry Historians, The Scottish Society of Central PA, Guild of One-Name_Studies- Duart, Federation of Genealogical Societies, Hershey- Derry Township Historical Society, Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865. United States Daughters of 1812; The Welcome Society
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5 Responses to Thomas White, Revolutionary War Patriot

  1. Kayla Hoffman says:

    Deb. My name is Kayla Hoffman, and I have traced my ancestors to Thomas White. I am wondering if anyone has any information on Thomas from Ireland or farther back. Thank you for any leads!

    • Deb says:

      Joyce Hughes from Canada was working on this, but has since passed away. Her information was passed on to Marsha Pilger, who is working on a book, but I don’t know where she stands on this. We know that our White’s came from Lurgan, Co. Armagh. His parents were James White and Agnes McCloskey. I have hired a researcher in Ireland many years ago and they could not get me back much further than this. Their research centered around Co. Armagh.
      Good luck,
      Deborah

  2. My husband is descended from Thomas White. Was wondering if he can be traced to anyone on the Mayflower?

    • Deb says:

      I don’t think so, but definitely the Revolutionary War. This White was born in Lurgan, Co. Armagh about 1725 and came over about 1766. I have hired a researcher in N.Ireland some years ago and they were not too successful in finding any of the Whites left behind.
      Deborah

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