Husband: John White (1)
Wife: Joane West (3)
From Wayne Olson:
From "Genealogy of the Descendants of John White of Wenham and Lancaster, MA, 1638-1900", by Almira Larkin White, Chase Bros., Haverhill MA, 1900:
Was of Salem in 1638; unknown name of ship and when he came.
"That his great grandfather came from the west part of England; that he had two sons, Thomas, who settled in Wenham, and Josiah, who settled on his father's estate in Lancaster, and his son Josiah, Jr., lived on the same estate, and his son Jonathan in Leominster, and his sons, James and Asaph, then lived in Charlemont. "
Aug 1640- John White was received an inhabitant of Salem and granted 60 acres of land.
Feb 15, 1642, granted 6 more acres of meadow at Enon (Wenham)
The first saw and grist mill in Wenham was built by Robert Haws, upon the brook running through John White's grant of land.
His wife Joane was admitted to the first church in Salem, Feb 26, 1642-3, where 3 of their children were baptized. His name does not appear upon the church roll. The children are baptized in the mother's name.
John White is first mentioned in Lancaster May 1, 1653. His house there was burned first by Indians in 1676, and again by accident 1816. Granted land in Lancaster, and petitioned for the building of a cornmill.
Listed in LDS Ancestral File, AFN: 52KR-3Q
Listed in "Pioneers of MA", by Pope:
John, yeoman, Lynn, propr. 1638. Salem, recd. inhabitant and granted 60 acres of land 8 (6) 1639. Propr at Wenham (Enon) in 1642. Rem. to Lancaster. Wife Joane adm. chh. 26 (12) 1642. dism. to Wenham chh. 10(2)1645. Ch. Sarah bapt 9 (2) 1643, Josiah bapt 4 (4)1643. Ruth bapt 8 (7)1644.
Will prob. 27 (4) 1673. Son Josiah; Ruth, widow of dec. son Thomas, her son Thomas and other ch.: dau. Joane, Elizabeth, Marie and Sara, already married; youngest dau. Hannah who has lived with him.
Per Wayne Olsen: see "Genealogy of the Descendants of John White of Wenham and Lancaster,MA, 1638-1900", by Almira Larkin White, Chase Bros., Haverhill MA, 1900:
Revised: November 26, 2016