Person:Moses White (25)

Moses White
b.c. 1675 Scotland
  1. Hugh WhiteEst 1671 - 1741
  2. Moses WhiteEst 1675 - 1735
  3. Henry White
  • HMoses WhiteEst 1675 - 1735
  • W.  Isabel Cochran (add)
  1. Joseph White1696 - 1808
Facts and Events
Name Moses White
Gender Male
Birth? c. 1675 Scotland
Death? 12 Mar 1735 New Castle, Delaware, United States
Moses White was born in Scotland about 1675 and died in New Castle, Delaware in 1735. He, his brother Hugh, and their families arrived in Pennsylvania as immigrants before 4 November 1722. David White, son of Moses White, was the ancestor of the founders of the White Furniture Company of Mebane, NC. David told his descendants that his parents were Presbyterian Covenanters in Scotland during the third and final "Covenanter War" in which Britain sent troops to kill members of the Presbyterian Church and destroy their organization. David was old enough to remember the killings followed by the journey to America. David's line preserved the family's coat of arms, and it was displayed on the catalog of the White Furniture Company of Mebane. The coat of arms is listed in Burke's "The General Armory 1884, England, Scotland, and Wales. It was issued to Sir John White, Lord Mayor of London when he was knighted in 1563.
Immigration: 1719-1722, Pennsylvania, Chester County, Donegal Township. 1719 immigration to Chester County, Pennsylvania. On record in 1722 in Donegal Township: Robert McFarland and sons Robert and James (Presbyterian). Additional families recorded were: Robert Wilkins and his sons Thomas, William, Peter, and John; Gordon Howard and his sons Thomas and Joseph; Hugh, Henry and Moses White. Came from lands west of River Foyle (Tyrone County?), Ireland. Information taken from "Scotch Irish Pioneers in Ulster and America" by Charles Knowles Bolton, 1910 (pp. 271).
After arriving in America the White brothers (Moses and Hugh) and their families moved to Neshaminy, Pennsylvania, where they joined the Dutch Reform Church. The newcomers from "Eerlant" (Ireland) were received by certificate on 4 November 1722. Eventually, the new group became so aggressive that the Dutch withdrew and the church became Presbyterian. Within a year Hugh White moved to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania where he reared his sons.
Moses White moved his family to New Castle, Delaware, where he became a schoolmaster in Bucks County. He died soon after writing his will on 12 March 1735. He named his children, all of them adults at the time, in his will, presumably in order of birth.
Moses White provided that his estate be divided equally among his six children. Noting that his sons, Joseph, James, and John were unmarried, he provided that if one of them died before marrying, then the deceased's share of his estate would be divided among the survivors. Children of Moses White mentioned in will: 1. David White (b. c.1695, Ireland); 2. Jane White (b. 1708), m. Edwards; 3. Joseph White (b. c. 1710, Ireland; d. 11 Feb 1808, Anson County, North Carolina); 4. James White (b. 1711); 5. Mary White (b. 1713), m. Jones; 6. John White (b. 1719).
Children of Hugh White (b. c. 1671, Ireland; d. 1741, Chester, PA), brother of Moses White, and Jane (Unknown) are: 1. Moses White (b. c. 1696, Ireland; d. 5 Oct 1757, Rapho Township, Lancaster, PA); 2. Henry White (b. c. 1698, Ireland; d. 1789, Waxhaws, Lancaster, SC); 3. Thomas White (b. c. 1701; d. 1779, Lancaster Co., PA); 4. Robert White (b. c. 1705, Ireland); 5. Isaac White (b. c. 1706, Ireland; d. 1782); 6. Joseph White (b. c. 1708, Ireland; d. 1785, SC); 7. William White (b. c. 1712; d. SC); 8. Col. Stephen White (b. c. 1715, Ireland; d. 1803, Union District, SC); 9. James White (b. c. 1717, Ireland; baptism: 1 Apr 1722, PA).
References
  1.   Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers: In Ulster and America. (Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States: Bacon and Brown, 1910)
    Page 271.

    IMMIGRATION: 1719-1722 PENNSYLVANIA, Chester County, Donegal Township. 1719 immigration to Chester County, Pennsylvania. On record in 1722 in Donegal Township: Robert McFarland and sons Robert and James (Presbyterian). Also
    families recorded were: Robert Wilkins and his sons Thomas, William, Peter, and
    John; Gordon Howard and his sons Thomas and Joseph; Hugh, Henry and Moses White.
    Came from lands west of River Foyle (Tyrone County?), Ireland.