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The WHITE families of the Quinte area, arrived c. 1800

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Pioneers of the Bay of Quinte

Since 2005, a number of researchers have been working on the Quinte area WHITE family to find out who were the parents of Reuben White Esq. In the process we identified his parents as William White and Hannah Tompkins from NY and we are still trying to place them there. We also identified a brother and sister and perhaps a second brother and second sister.

There is a family claim that this White family descends from Peregrine White of the Mayflower. We are a long way from proving it!

In the process we have accumulated a lot of information and this is presented on several web pages on this site.
The purpose of this page is to help direct you between these pages.

Thanks to: Jon Acker, Carol Collins, Jackie Crerar, Peter Johnson, Barb McGill, Jeanne Ross, Bonny Campbell, Linda Smith.



Below are all the WHITE related web pages on this web site.

The parents who came to the Quinte area around 1800.
  1. William WHITE (1751-1810) and Hannah TOMPKINS (1751-?) - parents of Cornelius, Reuben, Fanny Cunningham and possibly Stephen White and Elizabeth Kelley.

Their children and possible* children.
  1. Cornelius WHITE (1775-1844) who married Elizabeth ACKER and then Dolly WETMORE.
  2. Reuben WHITE (1779-1858) who married Esther MARSH, dau of Matthias MARSH.
  3. Fanny WHITE (1784-1858) who married William CUNNINGHAM.
  4. *Elizabeth WHITE (1777-1841) who married William KELLEY
  5. *Stephen White - seems to be with the family early on and probably died abt 1810. Mentioned in the Overview on his possible parents web page.

Other WHITE and TOMPKINS families in the Quinte area
  1. Aaron WHITE (1766-1853) and Mary PALMER, Quakers, of Prince Edward County
  2. Nathaniel WHITE (1760-1815) of Prince Edward County
  3. William WHITE (1779-1850) and Chloe CHARD of Sidney Township.
  4. Various TOMPKINS families in Upper Canada at an early period.

Finding William WHITE and Hannah TOMPKINS in Dutchess County, NY
  1. WHITE families in Dutchess County, NY, in the 1790 and 1800 census.
  2. WHITE & TOMPKINS families of Philippse Precinct, Dutchess County, NY, from 1772.
  3. The work of John Stephenson Barker, 1832-1901 - his work helped identify Wm White & Hannah Tompkins. See his important charts from a family Bible.