I am a direct descendant of Thomas White (b 1737). After many attempts, I have drawn a blank regarding this individual's origins. He was born in Hempstead, NY in 1737, married Dorothea Brass at St. George's Church in Hempstead on February 1, 1761. He had four boys (William b 1759, Jacob b 1780, Isaac b 1767 and Thomas b 1774) and one girl (Sarah b 1762). Thomas 1737 was a Loyalist soldier in the American Revolution (New York Volunteeers, Cameron's Coy). He subsequently re-located to what is now New Brunswick, Canada in 1783/4 where he briefly lived in Saint John, before being granted land on the Keswick River. He died in 1816 and is buried in York County, NB.
Now the hard part. Where did 1737 Thomas come from? I have found one reference to a Thomas White (b 1682 - wife Hannah Curtis/Curtice b 1686) as having been the 1737 Thomas' father, however, that would mean his mother was >50 years of age when she gave birth to the 1737 Thomas.
Does anyone have any other information on this individual?