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Memorials of Elder John White, One of the First Settlers of Hartford, Connecticut, and of His Descendants, by Allyn S. Kellogg (Hartford, 1860). 4to, xxi + 322 pages of text, including thirty-five pages of indexes. Digital Edition on CD-ROM © April 2003.

John White came from London aboard the Lyon in 1632.  He settled, first, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, then removed to Hartford, Connecticut, in 1636 in the company of Reverend Thomas Hooker.  In 1659, as a result of squabling in the church at Hartford following Hooker's death, John White was one of the group that separated to form a new community up river, at Hadley, Massachusetts.  He returned to Hartford about 1670, where he died about 1684, having named in his will (1683) four sons and two daughters.  The fecundity of the family was such that, by 1860, when this genealogical history was published, there were "heads of households" in the tenth generation.

Mr. Kellogg, compiler of John White's genealogy, was a painstaking researcher.  He described his labors in these terms: "The facts contained in this volume have been drawn from the records of the Colonies of Connecticut and Massachusetts, from the records of Probate Courts and the Registries of Deeds, from town and church records, from inscriptions on tombstones, from family records and oral statements, and from the replies to more than six hundred letters of inquiry. Besides the labors of those who have aided his researches, the compiler has visited about forty towns, and has personally examined more than sixty sets of public records."  'Tis a pity that he failed to cite his sources.  On the other hand, his account is exceedingly judicious, and much of the information supplied by those who responded to his letters of inquiry is unlikely to be found in any other place.  The compilation contains four indexes -- descendants named White, descendants having other surnames, persons connected by marriage, and persons named but not connected.  The first two of these indexes are noteworthy in having specified the generation to which each entry belonged.

Among related families, the following are most significant:  ALVORD, BARTLETT, BLISS, BROWN, CADY, CHAPMAN, CLARK, COLE, COOK, DAY, DICKINSON, GILBERT, GRAVES, HALL, HUBBARD, JOHNSON, JONES, JUDD, KELLOGG, LOOMIS, LYMAN, MILLER, MORGAN, NASH, NORTON, OLMSTED, PARSONS, SAGE, SAVAGE, SMITH, STEBBINS, STRONG, TAYLOR, WARD, WARNER, WELLS, WILCOX, and WILLIAMS.  To view the indexes in their entirety, download the Name List.
 

The Digital Edition:  Complete with three two files (1.8 Mb) and thirteen image files (facsimiles of autographs) in GIF format (23 Kb).

Enhancements:  Lineage-tracking hyperlinks and hyperlinks from text to images.  Additionally, several pages of errata and additions have been integrated in the text, as specified by Mr. Kellogg.

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Of Related Interest:  The Digital Edition of Judd's History of Hadley.
 
 
 

Ancestral, Chronological Record of the William White Family from 1607-8 to 1895, by Thomas and Samuel White (Concord, 1895), 8vo, 318 pages (not including the index).  This Digital Edition, © December 2008, is published on CD-ROM.

In this volume is found the history of William White of the Mayflower (1620), of his sons, Resolved and Peregrine White, and their descendants, typically through the ninth, and sometimes the tenth generations, in both male and female lines.

The Preface (albeit framed in somewhat stilted and sometimes ungrammatical language) is worthy or repeating:

   The family record herein submitted … embraces not only records of families, but incidents, historical facts, and personal reminiscences which are calculated to show the great part taken in the colonization and building up of our great and prosperous country.
    Peregrine White being the first-born white child in New England, and the active part taken by Resolved's and Pere-grine's posterity in shaping and establishing our institutions, morally and religiously, offer and impart an elevating influence extending throughout our vast domain.
    No traditional statements have been introduced into this work which do not rest upon substantial grounds, deemed equally entitled to credit to those of historical records. After the death of William White his widow married Gov. Edward Winslow, and Resolved and Peregrine were introduced into their family, receiving those principles of religion and love of freedom which have shown in the after life of their posterity. The character of this work is to disseminate into this large family a desire to imitate their virtues and pass lightly over the errors of our Pilgrim Fathers, and if this is accomplished the object of the authors will be attained.


Among related families, the following are especially noteworthy: ADAMS, BATES, BLANCHARD, CHAMBERLAIN, CLARK, DAVIS, HALL, HUNT, JOHNSON, PHILLIPS, REED, SHAW, SIMMONS, SMITH, THAYER, THOMAS, TURNER, WHEELER, WILLIAMS, WOOD, and YOUNG.  For all the names, see the on-line index.
 

The Digital Edition: Complete with two text files (1.14 Mb) and forty-four image files in JPG and GIF format (8.1 Mb).

Enhancements: The volume originally had a thirty-six page “index” that is of doubtful merit, being nothing more than a list of William’s descendants in the order in which they appeared in the text.  In place of this “index,” we have supplied an alphabetical index consisting of two parts (an index of Whites by given names, and a list of other surnames).  Additionally, we have supplied several hundred lineage-tracking hyperlinks, as well as hyperlinks to assist in navigation.

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