THE ANCESTORS OF THE WILLIAM WHITE FAMILY
MONONGALIA COUNTY, MAPLE, VA/WV
The White Family in England p. 1
The White Family in Maryland p. 2
Grafton White and Margaret Denny p. 7
William White and Mary Darling, Maple, WV p. 9
Ancestors of Mary Darling p. 9
Ancestors of Margaret Denny p. 11
White-Hawkins Connection p. 11
Lineage Societies p. 12
THE WHITE FAMILY IN ENGLAND
I, Rebecca Snyder Bromley, a great granddaughter of William White, became interested in doing research into the antecedents of Stephen White who came to Maryland in 1659. There had been no documented information about Stephen White’s parents only speculation that he might have been the son of Stephen White of Staunton, St. John, Oxford. Melba Zinn, a local genealogist, found copies of the genealogy research that Israel Charles White, known as I.C.White, had commissioned in England in 1909 among his papers in the West Virginia University archives. Over 220 White wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1604 to 1660 and all White Administration Grants were read and 20 Stephens were found. One will was for Stephen White of Stanton St. John Oxford who was mentioned in prior research. The individual who did the work in 1909 suggested that the remaining White Wills also be examined.
One of our cousins, Charles Rice Bourland Jr., shared with me the cost of completing the research. We contacted Neil D. Thompson, a professional genealogist in Salt Lake in 1998. He read the remaining wills and completed the research. He concluded that Stephen White was definitely not the son of Stephen White of Staunton, St. John, Oxford but rather was more likely the son of William and Marie White and was baptized at St. Giles, Reading on 6 December 1635. Mr. Thompson was unable to trace the family any further. I thought it was worth another attempt in 2016 to trace Stephen White since many more documents are now easily accessible online. I contacted an English genealogist who did further work. He reviewed all the information we had and found an error in the abstracts of the wills that had been reviewed. We are back to square one. Stephen White is not the son of William and Marie White as we had thought. Perhaps further research or DNA testing will one day enable us to link our family to the Stephen White’s family in England.
The White Family in Maryland
Morgantown, W. Va. May 26, 1909
Mr. Simon White,
Maple, Monongalia Co. W.Va.
My dear Uncle Simon-
I have recently had an expert genealogist, Prof. Christopher Johnson of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore look up the history of the White family in this country. He made a thorough search of all the records in Baltimore County, Maryland and the result of his work has been to show that the first immigrant ancestor of the family, Stephen White, came to Maryland in 1659. Prof. Johnson has traced the history of the family very completely from this first of the Stephens. As you will be interested in the matter I have had a copy of the record made and transmit to you herewith to be held by you in trust for the benefit of the White re-union. Should any of the other Whites desire copies of the same you can let them make them from this one. It is possible that a few extracts from this history to be read at the next annual reunion would prove of more interest than any other kind of talk.
We are all quite well and all join me with kindest regards and best wishes to you and yours.
Very truly your nephew,
The below report was prepared by Professor Christopher Johnson of Johns Hopkins University from the Maryland records at the request of I.C. White and published in “Genealogical and Personal History of the Monongahela Valley, West Virginia” in 1912.
STEPHEN WHITE (1), immigrant ancestor of this family, came to Maryland in 1659. Under date of 23 Dec. 1663, James Southeard demands land for the transportation of Ralph Castle in the year 1657, James Phillips in the year 1654, STEPHEN WHITE and Robert Saunders in the year 1659, Thomas Mallard in the year 1660, and a number of other persons, his claim amounting to seven hundred acres, for which he duly received a warrant (Land office, lib. 5, fol. 488). On 16 Jan. 1666-7, a warrant was granted to one John Dixon upon six rights assigned to him from Richard Lake, among them being Robert Saunders and STEPHEN WHITE (Land Office, lib. 10, fol. 599). How STEPHEN WHITE became possessed of this second right is not stated. He lived on the south side of the Patapsco river, near the line between Baltimore and Anna Arundel countries, and is sometimes designated as of the former, sometimes of the latter county. In Oct. 1674, a patent issued to STEPHEN WHITE, of Anna Arundel Co., of a tract called White’s Addition, in Anna Arundel Co., on the south side of the Patapasco river, adjoining Radnage, formerly laid out for George Yates, and containing one hundred and eighty acres, due the said STEPHEN WHITE by assignment from Robert Wilson (Land Office, lib. 18 fol.225). In the same year STEPHEN WHITE is designated as of Baltimore Co.
On 3 Aug 1674, STEPHEN WHITE and Anne (Rockhold) his wife, of "Baltimore Co,", convey to Joseph Symons, of the same co., planter, one hundred acres, part of tract Radnage, on the south side of the Patapsco, "opposite the rocks" (Baltimore Co. lib. T.R., N.R.A., fol.224). How STEPHEN WHITE acquired Radnage does not appear. The deed was probably recorded in Anne Arundel Co. and was destroyed when the Annapolis Courthouse was burned in 1707. In the rent-roll of 1707, by a change of the county line, both tracts are found in Baltimore Co., and are thus described:
Radnage, 160 acres-surveyed 3 Oct. 1667, for George Yates on Ye S. side of Patapsco opposite to ye Rocks at a sound locust by ye river side, Possessors:-60 a. William Hawkins, 50 a. Xtopher Cox, 50 a. Thomas Knighthead, WHITE'S addition, 180 acres, surveyed 3 Nov. 1678(sic) for STEPHEN WHITE on ye s. side Patapsco at a bound poplar by a pocoson. Possessor sd. WHITE'S orphan, (Baltimore Co. Rent Roll, p. 150).
The date given for the survey of WHITE'S Addition is manifestly erroneous, as the patent was issued in 1674. "The Rocks" opposite Radnage must, of course, have been the well-known "White Rocks" at the mouth of Rock Creek. The will of Thomas Jones of Baltimore Co., dated 18 Aug. and proved 13 Nov. 1675, leaves int. al. to testator's friend Sarah Gray, "one cow and calve at STEPHEN WHITE'S" (Testam. Proceedings, lib. 7, fol. 152.)
STEPHEN WHITE died late in 1676 or early in 1677, more probably the latter, and the following is an abstract of his will:
STEPHEN WHITE of Anne Arundel Co., will dated 1 Sept. 1676 proved 19 Mar. 1676-7 (Annapolis lib. 5, fol. 208). To my son Stephen White, one feather bed with its appurtenances, and my two guns, being a fowling piece and a musket. All the rest of my real and temporal (sic) estate to by loving wife Anne, "only my land and cattle to be sold to pay my debts; my said wife sole executrix." Witnesses: Matthias Stevenson, Joshua Meorrikin.
24 Apr. 1677, Anne WHITE," widow and executrix of Stephen WHITE, late of Anne Arundel Co., deceased," returned an inventory of his estatem (Test. Proc. lib. 9, fol. 95.) It is recorded in Inventories and Accounts, lib. 4, fol. 13, as an "Inventory of the estate of Stephen WHITE deceased "appraised by Ralph Hawkins and Ralph Duncalfe, 7 Apr. 1677," as it was brought to our sight knowledge and view by Anne WHITE, wife of the deceased and executrix of the aforementioned Stephen WHITE." Before 1679 the widow married William Hawkins of Anne Arundel Co., as we find from the following: 13 Aug 1679; account of William Hawkins and Anne his wife, of Anne Arundel Co., administratrix (sic) STEPHEN WHITE, late of same co., deceased (Inventories & Accounts, lib. 6, fol. 441).
Anne White, wife of STEPHEN WHITE, was evidently a sister of John Rockhold, of Anne Arundel County, who in his will, dated 17 Feb. 1698, mentions "my two cousins" (i. e., nephews) Stephen White and William Hawkins, Jr.(Annapolis, lib. 6, fol. 202), these being Anne's sons by her two marriages. Her second husband, William Hawkins, there designated as of "Baltimore Co.", left bequests of personalty to "my three grandsons John, Stephen, and William White, and to "my sons-in-law Edward Smith and Charles Baker." To his son William Hawkins, he leaves right for 150 acres at Magothy River (Annapolis, lib. 13, fol. 215). the “grandsons” were, of course, the sons Stephen WHITE, the testator's stepson. STEPHEN WHITE and Anne (Rockhold) WHITE had issue:
STEPHEN WHITE(2, son of Stephen(1) and Anne (Rockhold)is mentioned in the will of his father, and in that of his uncle, John Rockhold, both cited above. He appears in a list of taxables for 1692 as living in South side of Patapsco Hundred (Baltimore Co. lib. f., No. 1, fol. 225), and also in similar lists for the years 1699-1706 (Ms. at Maryland Hist. Soc.). He inherited the tract, White's addition and reacquired Radnage. On 8 Jun. 1710, Christopher Cox, of Baltimore Co., innkeeper, and Mary his wife, convey to Stephen WHITE, of the same co., planter, "all their right, title and interest of a tract of land" called Radnage, in Baltimore Co., on the south side of Patapasco river, "opposite to the Rocks,"containing one hundred and sixty acres per certificate of survey dated 10 Jan. 1667 (Baltimore Co., lib. T. R., No. A., fol. 76). STEPHEN WHITE (2) died about 1717, as witness the following: 17 Feb. 1717-18, administration bond of the estate of Stephen WHITE (2), late of Baltimore Co., in the sum of 150 pounds, the administrators being John Cornelius and Sarah his wife, with William Jones and Richard Hampton, their sureties, all of Anne Arundel Co. (Baltimore Co., Admin. Bonds, lib. 4, fol. 51). The administrators were the widow of the deceased and her second husband.
The register of St. Anne's Parish, Annapolis, records the marriage, 6 Feb. 1718, of John Cornelius and Sarah WHITE, of Westminster Parish, and the same Sarah, with her second husband, John Cornelius, resigns, 31 Jul 1731, her dower rights in WHITE'S addition by deed recorded in Anne Arundel Co. The "account of John Cornelius and Sarah, his wife, administrators of Stephen WHITE, late of Baltimore Co., deceased," dated 13, Jul 1719, shows an inventory of 73 pounds - 9 shillings and accounts for 32 pounds - 4 shillings thereof. At the end it has the following: "John WHITE & Hannah, Stephen, Anne, Sarah, Joshua WHITE, orphans" i.e., of the deceased (Baltimore Co., Accounts, lib. 5, fol. 360).
STEPHEN WHITE and Sarah (Hall) his wife had issue: John, Hannah, Stephen, William,(mentioned in William Hawkins' will, 1711, died in 1719) Anne, Sarah, Joshua (married, 8 Jul 1740, Mary Ashley, children: Nilkiah, b. 7 Dec. 1742; Samuel, b. 4 Dec. 1744; Thomas, b. 8 Sep 1751)(Westminster Parish Records).
JOHN WHITE (3)son of Stephen (2) and Sarah White is named in 1711 in the will of William Hawkins and in 1719 in the account of his father's estate, both cited above. He seems to have been twice married. The register of St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore Co., records the marriage in 1722 (day and month not given) of John WHITE and Mary Rencher (Renshaw) and the birth, 23 Mar 1722-23, of their daughter Anne, and there are no further entries. The adjoining parish of Westminster in Anne Arundel Co. records the births of the following children of JOHN and Mary WHITE, Viz: Stephen (4), b. 26, Jan 1723-24; Mary, b. 16 Jan 1726-27; John, b. 25 Dec 1727; Comfort, b. 31 Mar 1729; Sarah, b. 31 Mar 1731.
It also records that "JOHN WHITE" and Mary Wood were married in Jan A.D. 1726." There is no evidence that any other JOHN WHITE was living in the parish, so that it would seem that the first wife died perhaps at the birth of her son Stephen, and the JOHN WHITE married his second wife, Mary Wood, in Jan 1726, i.e., doubtless in 1725-26.
In 1731 JOHN WHITE sold the land he had inherited from his father. On 6 Apr. 1731 JOHN WHITE, of Anne Arundel Co., planter (with consent of his wife), conveys to Thomas Cockey, of said Co., two tracts, viz: 1.Radnage, 160 acres, on the south side of the Patapsco river, opposite the Rocks, and 2. WHITE'S addition' 180 acres, on the south side of the Patapsco adjoining Radnage. The said JOHN WHITE warrants against all persons claiming by, from or under Stephen WHITE, late father of said John, the grantor (Anne Arundel Co., lib. J.H. and T.I., No. 1, fol. 252). After disposing of his property JOHN WHITE seems to have removed with his family to St. John's Parish, Baltimore Co., which lay along the Gunpowder River and centered at Joppa, then the county town.
The register of St. John's records the birth of Joshua WHITE, son of John and Mary WHITE, b. 4 Nov 1735, and the death of JOHN WHITE, 14 Nov 1737. It also records the marriage (given below) of Stephen Comfort, and Sarah White, who were clearly the children of this JOHN WHITE, their births being recorded in the register of Westminster parish. The connection with the Baker family affords further evidence of this John WHITE'S identity.
Children of JOHN and Mary (Rencher or Renshaw) WHITE, his first wife: Anne, b. 23 Mar 1722-23 (St. Paul's Parish Register). Children of Mary Wood, his second wife: Mary 16 Jan 1726-27; John b. 25 Dec. 1727; Comfort b. 31 Mar 1729, married 21 Feb 1747, John Brown (St. John's Parish); Sarah b. 31 Mar 1731, married 8 Jan 1756, Francis Ingram (St. John's Parish), Joshua, b. 4 Nov 1735 (St. John's Parish). The dates of birth of the children of second wife, the exception of Joshua, were from Westminster Parish Register.
STEPHEN WHITE (4), son of John and Mary (Rencher or Renshaw) WHITE, was born according to Westminster Parish Register 23 Mar 1723-24, and accompanied his father when the latter removed to St. John's Parish. He married 1 Jan 1751, Hannah Baker (St. John's Register), d/o Maurice and Christian (Grafton) Baker, the latter a d/o William Grafton. STEPHEN WHITE died in 1754. On 4 Dec 1754, administration bond of Hannah WHITE as administratix of Stephen WHITE, late of Baltimore Co., deceased, in 100 pounds with Maurice Baker and William Grafton, Jr. as her sureties (Baltimore Co., Admin. Bonds, lib. 4, fol. 175). The sureties were respectively the father and the uncle of the widow, about a year later, she married again, the St. John's register recording the fact that Samuel Everett and Hannah WHITE were married 9 Dec 1755. Samuel Everett and Hannah his wife, administrators of Stephen WHITE, late of Baltimore Co., deceased, filed an account Jan 1756, which has at the end the following "The deceased left two children, Grafton about 3 years old, Stephen, about 1 year old (Baltimana Co., accounts, lib. 5, fol. 21)
shows that 28 May 1756, Samuel Everett and Hannah his wife "Administratrix of Stephen WHITE", returned a balance of 151 pounds - 6s -1 3/4d., to the widow 1/3 and the residue equally divided between Grafton and Stephen WHITE. STEPHEN and Hannah (Baker) WHITE had issue: GRAFTON (5) and Stephen b. 1754.
Grafton White and Margaret Denny
GRAFTON WHITE 5, Stephen 4, John 3, Stephen 2, Stephen 1
b. about 1752, in St. John's Parish, Baltimore Co., MD;
d. 15 July 1829 on Robinsons Run (now Maidsville), Monongalia Co., VA (now WV).
m.(1) 10 Jan 1781 in Port Tobacco Parish, Charles Co., MD
Margaret Denny daughter of Simon Denny (Dinney) and Margaret Forwood b. 11 Dec 1760; d. in 1801, Monongalia Co., VA (WV)
m.(2) _____ Elizabeth _____ d.18 Feb. 1849,90 years,11 months,13 days.
Grafton was a Revolutionary Patriot of Harford County Maryland. He signed an Oath of Fidelity and Support to the State of Maryland, March Court 1778. He was in Western VA (WV) in 1774. He settled on a farm of 300 acres at Maidsville, near Morgantown, Monongalia County and lived there until his death.
There is a land survey (6 Sept. 1787) for Grafton White assee of William Owens assee of James Cumberford assee of Benjamin Archer 400 acres of land in Monongalia County agreeable to a certificate from the commissioners for adjusting the claims to unpatented lands in the counties of Monongalia, Yohogania and Ohio dated the 23rd day of April 1782. Including his settlement made in the year 1774; bounded as followeth (Viz):Beginning at a white oak in the forks of Robinsons Run and Running N 30 degrees E 320 ps. crossing said run to a white oak 542 degrees W 243 ps. crossing said run to a black oak corner to Amos Smith 56 degrees E 02 ps. to a black oak S 18 degrees E 72 ps. to black oak N 64 degrees E 272 ps. to the Beginning. Sam Hanway. S.M.C.
Grafton patented 400 acres of land on Mar 14, 1789 on Robinson Run. He bought 188 acres on Robinsons Run on Sept. 1799 from Benjamin Reeder and wife. In 1807, he purchased 400 acres on the Kanawa River from Benjamin Reeder, another 500 acres on the Kanawa River in May, 1808 from Benjamin Reeder. He purchased 1055 acres on Dunkard Creed from Benjamin Reeder in Jan. 1809. It is believed that Grafton and Margaret White were buried on the Grafton White farm in Maidsville.
Children of Grafton and Margaret White
Simon White - b. Oct. 15, 1781 – He was not named in the settling of Grafton’s estate.
WILLIAM WHITE (6) - b. Aug. 15, 1783 in Maryland.
Hannah White b. Sept. 8, 1785
m. -----Butters, possibly John
Nancy Ann White b. March 21, 1788
Rebeckah White b. July 16, 1790 d. Sept. 5, 1827
m. ----- Gidley, possibly John b. 1776 DE d. March 1860 Mon. Co. VA
Stephen White - b. Oct. 31, 1792 d. Dec.5, 1834.
Michael White - b. June 16, 1795
m. Mary Sanders July 19, 1827 no children. Michael received his father’s property on Robinsons Run. They are buried at the Bethel Church in Maidsville, WV. No children
Grafton White, Jr. b. Oct 29, 1797 d.1826 in Morgantown, WV
m. Dec 31, 1818 Susannah Courteny, daughter of Michael Courtney and Nancy Ann George
b. Dec. 8, 1799 d. August 15, 1874, Memphis MO.
Children of Grafton Jr. and Susannah White
m. Joshua M. Davis
John W. b. 1821
Joseph G. b. 1822
m. 1854 Nancy Kirkhart
Ann b. Oct. 3, 1823 d. Dec. 3, 1861
m. Sept. 13, 1861, Daniel Marchant Capen
Michael b. 1829
Children of Nancy and_________Murphy
Grafton Ezekiel G.
William Mary Ann
Child of Grafton and Elizabeth White
Margaret White - b. 1804 - d. at age of 8 months.
WILLIAM WHITE and MARY DARLING
WILLIAM WHITE 6, Grafton 5, Stephen 4, John 3, Stephen 2, Stephen 1
b. 15 Aug 1783 in Baltimore Co.,Maryland d. March 2, 1860, Monongalia Co. VA
m. 25 Dec. 1809 to Mary Darling, daughter of James and Rachel (David) Darling;
b. 30 Sept. 1791, Kent Co., Delaware d. Sept. 28, 1878.
They are buried in the family cemetery where the White Family Reunion Grounds are located. William was about five years old when he came, with his parents, to the east side of the Monongahela River near Morgantown,(West) Virginia. He lived the first ten years of his married life near Morgantown, (West) Virginia. About 1820, he and his family moved to Battelle District, Monongalia Co., (West) Virginia near the head of Dunkard Creek on the farm his father had purchased in 1809. William was a teacher, a farmer, a surveyor, a weaver, and Methodist church leader. He and his neighbors built above Jollytown, PA, a church they called Mt. Tabor. This is “old” Mt. Tabor in contrast to “new” Mt. Tabor located in Monongalia County, West Virginia.
Children of William and Mary White
Stephen Lydia Ann
John Darling Richard Armstrong
James Grafton Simon Lauch
William b. July 27, 1819 d. April 1, 1835
ANCESTORS OF MARY DARLING
Mary Darling’s parents were James Darling (3) and Rachel David Darling. James Darling was born before 1751 in Kent Co. DE and died before May 13, 1796 in Duck Creek, Smyrna, Kent Co. DE. He married Rachel David before 1784. She was the daughter of Daniel David and Eleanor Reese. James Darling was the son of James Darling (2) born about 1732 in DE and died after December 9, 1768 in Kent Co. DE. His wife’s name was Mary. James Darling (2) was the son of James Darling (1) born about 1708 died after September 5, 1753 in Kent Co. DE. Wife’s name is unknown. No further information about this Darling family.
Daniel David, Mary Darling’s father, was born before 1717 in Wales and died in 1791 in Kent Co. DE. He married Eleanor Reese after the death of her first husband, Morris Howell, in 1750. The records of the Welsh Tract Baptist Church, the oldest Old School Baptist church in America and still in existence, state that he was received from Wales on November 4, 1749. The church was founded by members from Pembroke and Caermarthen, South Wales who came to Philadelphia in December 1701 on a ship names “James and Mary”. There is further information about the Welsh Tract Baptist Church and its fascinating history on line. The David surname is very common in Wales and a search of the Welsh records, even assuming he came from Pembroke or Caermarthen, now the County of Dyfed, for Daniel David would probably be quite costly. I received an estimate of $600 to do an initial search.
Eleanor Reese was born about 1720 in DE and died before 1791 in DE. Her first marriage was to Morris Howell, son of James Howell. Her second marriage was to Daniel David after August 23, 1750. Eleanor was the daughter of Evan Rees who died August 1737 in Kent Co. DE and his wife Eleanor (possibly Jones). Evan Rees was the son of John Rees, born about 1692 died April 1728 in Duck Creek, Kent Co. DE and his wife Elener (possibly Empson). My research indicates there were several, Rees/Reese/Reece names in early Kent Co. DE.
ANCESTORS OF MARGARET DENNY
Margaret Denny was the first wife of Grafton White, father of William White, and the daughter of Simon Denny and Margaret Forwood. Her father, Simon Denny, was probably born around 1710. he died before June 3, 1786 in Harford Co. MD. He first appears in the records in 1750 when he owned two lots in Joppa Town. He signed the Oath of Fidelity in 1778. I have been unable to link him to other known Denny families. There is a DNA study ongoing that might give us some clues. Simon Denny married Margaret Forwood born Feb. 19, 1715/16 in DE died November 21, 1791 in Harford Co. MD.
Margaret Forwood was the daughter of William Forwood born 1692 in Ireland, died 1777 in DE and Maria Stedham born 1693 in DE ,died 1785 in DE. William Forwood was possibly the son of George Forwood born 1666 in Gloustershire, England and died 1695. He may have been illegitimate. This information is uncertain.
Maria Stedham was the daughter of Erasmus Asmund Stidham, born 1658 in DE died after August 26, 1711 in DE and Margaret Samuelsdotter. They were married in 1693. Margaret was the daughter of Samuel Petersson and Brita Andersson.
Erasmus Stidham was the son of Timen Stiddem/Stedham/Stidham, wife’s name unknown.
Timen Stiddem was born in Hammel, Denmark and died after February 1, 1684/85 in DE. He came to the area now known as Wilmington, DE aboard the “Kalmar Nyckel” in March, 1638 with the first group of Swedish colonists to found New Sweden, a short lived colony. He was the barber-surgeon on the ship. He made five voyages across the Atlantic from Sweden the last in 1654. He is often called the first doctor of Delaware. Timen Stiddem’s father Luloff Stidden died before July 3, 1639 in Gothenburg, Sweden. More fascinating information about Timen Stiddem and New Sweden can be found on line at the Timen Stidham Society and the Swedish Colonial Society. A replica of the “Kalmar Nyckel” has been built and can be seen in Wilmington, DE.
THE WHITE-HAWKINS CONNECTION
Stephen White (1) who came to Maryland in 1659 married Anne Rockhold daughter of Robert Rockhold and his wife Sarah. Robert Rockhold came to MD in 1649 from Nasemond County, VA where he had property in 1647. Anne Rockhold White married William Hawkins after Stephen White’s death in 1676. William Hawkins was the son of Ralph Hawkins, who came to MD from England in 1652 and served one term in the MD Colonial Legislature. Ralph Hawkins died after September 19, 1669. William Hawkins died in 1711. William Hawkins had a daughter named Hannah. Hannah’s mother may have been William Hawkins first wife, Elizabeth, or possibly Anne Rockhold White.
Hannah Hawkins married Charles Baker, son of Maurice Baker (1675-1762) and his wife Elizabeth. Hannah and Charles’ son, Maurice Baker (died 1774), married Christian Grafton (died 1793). Christian was the daughter of William Grafton (died 1767). Hannah Baker, daughter of Maurice Baker and Christian Grafton was born 18 May 1733. Hannah Baker married Stephen White(4) (1723-1754), great-grandson of Stephen White (1) on January 1, 1751. Their son, Grafton White, was the father of William White.
See: “Baltimore County Families 1659-1759” by Robert Barnes for additional details on the Hawkins, Rockhold, Grafton and Baker families
Descendants of William White and Mary Darling are eligible to join the following lineage societies:
Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sons of the American Revolution through Grafton White or Simon Denny, who both signed Oaths of Fidelity in Maryland.
Colonial Dames of the XVII Century through Stephen White who owned land in Maryland prior to 1700.
National Association of Colonial Dames of America through Ralph Hawkins who served in the Maryland Colonial Legislature.
Swedish Colonial Society through Timen Stiddem who came to Delaware in 1638 to help establish “New Sweden”.