1Almira Larkin White, Genealogy of the Descendants of John White of Wenham and Lancaster, Massachusetts 1638-1900, Vol. 1, pp. 7, 12, 16 (1900).
"1. JOHN White was of Salem in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, 1638. Wehave been unable to learn just when he came, the name of the ship he came on; or the maiden name of Joane, his wife. Oct. 28, 1784, Col. Jonathan White4 (150), of leominster, told his son, Dea. James White5 (554), of Heath, Mass.; (and he made a note of it, with the date in his account book):
That his great grandfather came from the west part of England; that he had two sons, Thomas2, who settled in Wenham, and Josiah2, 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.
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Joane, his wife, died in Lancaster, May 18, 1654.
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2. John, Jr. ,2 no account found of him except in James Savage's Gen. Dict.
3. Joanna ,2 +.
4. Elizabeth ,2 +.
5. Thomas ,2 +.
6. Mary ,2 +.
7. Sarah ,2 +.
8. Josiah ,2 +.
9. Ruth ,2 bapt. first church, Salem, Sept. 8, 1644; d. before 1673.
10. Hannah ,2 +.".