We have located a Google book online called A
Genealogical History of the descendants of Peter White, of New Jersey,
From 1670, and of William White and Deborah Tilton his wife Loyalists by James E White. This book was printed in 1906 in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada.
This book follows the descendants of a branch of the White family that
were Loyal to the British Crown during the Revolutionary War. The book
traces this Loyalist family back to Thomas White, a carpenter, who
was born in Deal, England, and died in New Jersey around 1684.
Our White ancestors were rebels or patriots, depending on your point
of view, and are also descendents of the same Whites of Deal, England.
The White family tree depicted here is drawn from our family's handwritten
notes that have been passed down without documentation for generations.
White on this tree, his son Peter White who married Mary Worthy and
their son Robert White who married Margaret Hartshorne are all corraborated
by the book (pages 1-2 or pdf file pages 16-17). However, there
is a big monkey wrench thrown into our neat genealogy in the first page
of the appendix. Peter White, who married Mary Worthy, may not have been
the son of Thomas White but rather his brother (page 89 or pdf file page
The Loyalist branch of the family were descendents of Robert's brother
Peter White II. This book of White history begins with a few
pages of who begat whom but there are some interesting stories about
the Loyalist Whites during the Revolutionary War in the first eight
pages. This Loyalist branch of Whites also had a few schooner sailors.