Capt. WHITE Lemuel[1]

Male 1750 - 1813  (63 years)


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  • Name WHITE Lemuel 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born 1750  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 77E4E3E83A1845789DE1A93500716C4EBC2F 
    Died 11 Feb 1813  Shrewsbury, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Aft 11 Feb 1813  Shrewsbury, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Shrewsbury Center Cemetery 
    Capt. Lemuel White gravestone
    Capt. Lemuel White gravestone
    Capt. Lemuel White
    Died Feb.
    11th 1813
    in the 63 year
    of his
    Age.
    -----
    The Sweet Remembrance
    of the just,
    Shall Flourish while they
    Sleep in dust.
    Notes 
    • "Capt. Lemuel WHITE was the first settler in Shrewsbury, coming thither from Rockingham, Vt., in the year 1777, settling on the farm now owned by Willard SMITH, where he cleared the first land and built the first house in the town. It was in this house that the charter meeting of the town was held, March 20, 1781, at which Mr. WHITE was chosen moderator, four years after his settlement. On the 23d of July, 1778, Lemuel was married to Zilpha BOWDISH, the first marriage ceremony that occurred, and was performed by Joseph BOWKER, a justice of the peace. As a fruit of this marriage, there was born to them a daughter, Anna, on 15th of August, 1779; being the first birth that occurred in the town. Lemuel was also captain of the first militia and first representative of the town, a man possessed of much shrewd, common sense, although he could neither read nor write. The following anecdote, which is related of him, may perhaps give some insight into his character: 'Farming tools were not so plenty in those days but that people had to borrow from one another. A Mr. ALDRICH sent to borrow Capt. WHITE's harrow. Capt. WHITE returned word that if Mr. ALDRICH would bring his land there he might use his harrow.' He died of the great epidemic of March. 1813, and many of his descendants still reside in Shrewsbury and vicinity."

      [Source: Gazetteer and business directory of Rutland county, Vt., for 1881-82 by Hamilton Child; courtesy of Gar Watson]
    Person ID I92607  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2011 

    Family NICHOLS Zilpha,   b. 17 Nov 1756, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1836, , Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married Bef 1783  [2
    Children 
     1. WHITE Alexander,   b. 27 Dec 1792, Shrewsbury, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1876, Wallingford, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F36894  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Feb 1813 - Shrewsbury, Rutland, Vermont Link to Google Earth
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    Shrewsbury Center Cemetery - Aft 11 Feb 1813 - Shrewsbury, Rutland, Vermont
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #19792656.

    2. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #19793341.