MIDDLETOWN UPPER HOUSES

a history of the north society of Middletown, Ct.
from 1650 to 1800
with genealogical and biographical chapters
on early families.

Charles Collard Adams
New York: Grafton Press, 1908.

THE WHITE FAMILY

[transcribed by Coralynn Brown ]




   
In 1860 there was published the "Memorials of Elder John White and of His Descendants," a very remarkably complete work and the numbers given here are the same as those in that volume. Since that publication appeared the antecedents of Elder John White have been ascertained. The biographical notices of Elder John White and his son, Nathaniel White, were principally prepared by the late Henry White, Esq., of New Haven, whose re-tiring sons contributed fifty dollars toward the erection of our Memorial and forbade the use of their individual names in connection therewith. Robert White, of Messing, Co. Essex, England, yeoman, buried June 17, 1617; resided at Shelford from June 24, 1585, the date of his marriage to Bridget Allgar, baptized as " Brydgette Allgar," March 11, 1562, dau. of William Allgar, the elder. The baptism of nearly all the children of Robert White is re-corded at Shelford, also the marriage of his two daughters : Mary, 1614; Elizabeth, 1617. His will names his wife Bridget, daughters Sarah, wife of James Boutell; Marie, wife of Joseph Lummis; Elizabeth, wife of William Goodinge (Goodwin), of Hartford; Bridgett and Anna, who were single, and sons Nathaniel, John, and Daniel.


  • 1. Elder John1 White had m., Dec. 26, 1622, Mary Levit, probably daughter of William Levett, whose will; 1626, was witnessed by John White. He came with Elder GG William Goodwin, in the ship Lyon. which sailed about June 22, 1632, and arrived at Boston, on Sunday, Sept. 16. He settled in Cambridge, his homelot being on the street then called Cow-Yard Row, now occupied by "Gore Hall," of Harvard University. Admitted freeman. Mar. 4, 1633; townsman in 1635; sold his homestead and other lands, describing himself on May 30, 1836, as "of the new towne upon the Quinetacquet River," and the land as "in Newtowne in the Massachusetts "; came to Hartford, 1636, with the Hooker company. His homelot was on the east side of what is now "Governor Street," about ten rods south of Park river, being next to Governor Hopkins and near Governor Wyllys. In 1642 he was a townsman and again in 1646, 1651, and in 1656. In 1653 he was granted various tracts in Middletown, evincing an intention to remove thither. Rev. Thomas Hooker dying in 1647, the divergence of views on church matters reached such a pass that John White, Elder Goodwin, and others in 1659 founded the town of Hadley, in Mass., where he held many offices. He returned to Hartford in 1670 and united with the South Church and became an elder, hence his title, and it exempted him from holding town office or performing civil services. But as an arbitrator; referee, and counsellor in ecclesiastical matters, he performed good services to the churches. He died between Dec. 17, 1683, the date of his will, and Jan. 23, 1684, the date of his inventory. He lived to see all his children married and to hold his great-grandchildren in his arms. His children were Mary, Nathaniel, John, Daniel, Sarah, Jacob.

    • 3. Nathaniel2 White, b. in England about 1629, removed in 1650 or '51 to the Upper Houses. He early acquired great influence, was the most prominent settler of all Middletown, and held a high position in the early colony. He was first chosen in 1659 to the Great and General Court, and from 1661 to 1710, he was chosen once and generally twice a year to sit in the Legislature of the Colony, having been elected eighty-five times. In 1669 he was appointed by the legislature a magistrate and commissioner for Middletown and in 1684 for Middletown, Haddam, and the district of Meriden, holding local courts. He rose to the rank of Captain and then the " north traine band " was termed " the first " and a second was established on the " south side" In the organization of the Church, 1668, he was prominent, being chosen to unite with pastor Collins in laying hands on the first deacons elected, one of whom was Samuel Stocking, his nearest neighbor. He was pre-eminent in his interest in schools and having seen the school in the Upper Houses receive by act of the Legislature, Oct., 1709, its proper share of the school tax money he in his will, made Aug. 16, 1711, gave one-fourth of his share in the common and undivided land to "the schools already agreed upon in the Town of Middletown, for-ever." The will is written on one page with lines exceeding 14 inches in length. His wife, Elizabeth____ , died in the year 1690,' " aged about 65 years." Her tombstone is in Riverside Cemetery, Middletown, by the side of his own. He married (2) Mrs. Martha Mould, widow of Hugh _Mould, of New London, Conn., and daughter of John Coit and Mary Jenners. Two of her daughters had married his sons, one had married William= Savage, one had married Daniel Stocking, and Esther Mould had married Samuel' Stow. Widow White d. Apr. 14, 1730, " aged about 86." She is buried next to Esther Mould, and her four other daughters are buried by the side of their respective husbands. The town's record that she was in " ye 77th year of her age," is evidently an error. Capt. White was " aged about 82," according to his tombstone record.

      "The good that men do lives after them," and on Jan. 6, 1902, when Cromwell's first fine schoolhouse was opened for use the town unanimously voted to name it, as was proposed by the compiler of this volume,
      "The Nathaniel White Public School."

      Children:
      • 8. Nathaniel3, b. July 7, 1652; m. Elizabeth Savage. He rem. to Hadley to his grandfather's estate there; d. Feb. 15, 1742. She d. Jan. 30, 1742, after a married life of 63 years, 10 mos., and 2 days.
          [Ebenezer4 White, b. Apr. 9, 1701: m. Ruth Atherton ; Ebenezer5 White, m. Sarah Church ; Elijah6 White, m. Lucy Pierce ; Jogiah7 White, m. Hannah Cushing ; Josiah8 White, m. Hannah C. Peaser ; Nellie A.9 White, b. June 25. 1857, m. May 23; 1877, Walter Collyer Faxon, who is descended from several lines of Upper Houses. Res. Hartford, Ct]
      • Elizabeth, b. Mar. 7, 1655; m. John Clark (see Clark Family).
      • John, b. Apr. 9, 1657 ; m. Mary _____; settled in Hartford on his grandfather's homestead, and d. July, 1748, aged 91.
      • Mary3, b. Apr. 7, 1659; m. (5) Jacob Cornwall.
          [Wait4 Cornwall, m. Mercy Todd; Mary5 Cornwall, m. Nath'l Cornwall ; Elizabeth6 Cornwall, m. Joseph Coe ; Calvin7 Coe, m. Harriet Rice ; Frances8 Coe, m. Wm. L. Bradley ; Abby Anna9 Bradley, b. July 23, 1852. Res. Hingham, Mass.]
      • 10. Daniel, b. Feb. 23, 1662.
      • 11. Jacob, b. May 10, 1665.
      • 12. Joseph, b. Feb. 20, 1667.

      • 10. Ensign Daniel3 White (Nathaniel, John), b. Feb. 23, 1662, Upper Houses; m. Mar. 1683, Susanna Mould, b. Apr. 2, 1663, New London, Conn., d. Sept. 7, 1754. He was a townsman, a constable, and an ensign in the North traine band. He inherited the western part of the homestead. He d. Dec. 18, 1739. He had eleven children, of which:
        Children:
        • 23. Daniel, b. Dec. 8, 1683.
        • 26. Hugh, b. Feb. 15, 1691.
        • 27. John, b. Nov. 27, 1692.
        • Susanna, b. Oct. 16, 1694; d. Sept. 28, 1786; m. Jan. 2, 1718, Thomas Johnson, Esq. (bro. to Anne who m. Willett3 Ranney, which see). He d. Apr. 22 (24), 1761, in Wallingford, aged 72. Of their Children:
          • Thomas, b. Oct. 18, 1718; dea. and d. Dec. 26, 1774; m. Mary Edwards.
          • Stephen, b. Feb. 14, 1720; d. Sept. 17, 1776; m. Mar. 5, 1741, Mary4 Sage (John, John, David), b. 1720; rem. to Chatham.
          • Hepzibah, b. Nov. 21, 1724; m. (1) Nov. 8, 1744, Edward Shepard ; m. (2) Dr. Aaron Roberts.
          • Daniel, b. Apr., 1729; prob. a captain in French-Indian War, and d. June 18, 1756, at Schenectady, N. Y.
          • Amos, b. Jan. 27, 1731; m. Nov. 8, 1753, Mary4 Kirby (John, Joseph, John), b. Dec., 1727. He d. Sept. 19, 1758, in camp at Lake George. She m. (2) Dec. 17, 1764, Guilford, William Parmelee, b. 1724, son of Joseph Parmelee and Abigail Kimberly, who d. Mar. 13, 1799; she d. Feb. 13, 1813.
            Children:
            • James Johnson, b. Sept. 1, 1754; m. June 1, 1780.
            • Hepzibah Hubbard; living, 1789, in Wethersfield.
            • Hepzibah Johnson, b. May 5, 1756 ; d. Oct. 17, 1762.
            • Luther Johnson, b. Mar. 25, 1758; d. Oct. 5, 1762.
          • Thankful, b. July 5, 1735; m. May 6, 1755, Elisha4 Savage (William, William, John), b. Dec. 9, 1728; a Rev. soldier. Rem. to Berlin, previously Upper Houses. Children; Seth, Sarah, Selah, Rachel, Abigail, Susanna, Elisha, Asahel, Luman, Ruth, Mercy.
        • Isaac, b. Nov. 9. 1696; m. June 30, 1726, Sibbil Butler. b. Mar. 6, 1702, d. Nov. 7, 1781.
          Children:
          • 72. Moses, b. Aug. 22, 1727.
          • Elias5. b. May 5, 1734.
              [Isaac6 White, m. Priscilla Plumb ; Henry Champlin7 White, m. Mary F. Browning ; Samuel Howes8 White, m. Cecilia A. Stillman ; Richard Allyn9 White, b. June 9, 1860, Hartford, Ct.. grad. 1881. Trinity. Auditor N. Y. C. & H. R. R. Co. Res Greenwich. Conn.]

      • 11. Jacob3 White (bro. to Ensign Daniel3), b. May 10, 1665, Upper Houses ; m. (1) Feb. 4, 1692, Deborah Shepard, who d. Feb. 8, 1721, aged 51; m. (2) Dec. 16, 1729, Rebecca (Willett) Ranney, widow of Thomas2 Ranney. His father bought for him the lot originally given to David Sage, and which went to Joseph2 Kirby, who sold it to Capt. Nathaniel White. It remained in the White family till Miss Augusta White, dau. of (178) Capt. Thomas White, sold it a few years ago. Of their ten
        Children:
        • Deborah, b. Feb. 26, 1694; m. Dec. 23, 1731, Willett Ranney (see The Ranney Family).
        • Hannah, b. Mar. 28, 1699; m. Jan. 2, 1728, Joseph Frary. Their son Joseph m. Dec. 22, 1762, Elizabeth Kirby.
        • Thomas4, b. Aug. 14, 1701; m. (1) Dec. 23, 1725, Sarah Miller; (2) Feb. 3, 1737, Hannah Woodward, b. July 19, 1710, dau. of Henry Woodward and Sarah Burrows. He d. after 1773, Coventry, Conn.
          • 78. Joel5, b. Oct. 20, 1750; m. Sarah Osborne. Child:
            • 175. Gershom, b. May 28, 1778.
        • 31. John4, b. Oct. 19, 1712.

      • 12. Joseph3 White (bro. to Ensign Daniel), b. Feb. 20, 1667. Upper Houses ; m. Apr. 3, 1693, Mary Mould, b. July 26, 1665, d. Aug.. 11, 1730. He inherited the eastern half of the homestead, including the house, of his father ; took a leading part in school and church affairs; d. Feb. 28, 1725. Of their
        Children:
        • Martha, b. Dec. 6, 1698; m. Thomas Stow, Jr. (see the Stow Family).
        • 32. Ebenezer, b. May 22, 1707.
        • 23. Daniel4 White (Ensign Daniel, Nathaniel, John), b. Dec. 8, 1683, Upper Houses ; m. Jan. 19, 1709, Alice Cook, b. June 3, 1681; d. July 26, 1762, dau. of Thomas Cook, Jr., and Sarah Mason, of Guilford, Conn. He inherited the west part of his father's homestead, being the corner opposite "Stocking Triangle." He d. Jan. 10, 1758.
          Children:
          • Alice, b. Feb. 25, 1714; m. Nathaniel Eells (see The Eells Family).
          • Sarah, b. Apr. 22, 1716 ; m. Daniel Wilcox (see Wilcox Family).
          • Jedediah, b. Jan. 23, 1730; m. Barbara Wilcox. Rem. to Paris, Oneida Co., N. Y., in 1798, to a farm now occupied by his descendants. He d. Nov. 9, 1822. Child:
            • Polly6 White, b. Feb. 10, 1781; m. Jared Whitney.
                [Polly7 Whitney, m. Wm. G. Young ; Laura Betseys Young, m. Orris H. Hart ; Dr. Charles Roscoe9 Hart, b. Oct. 13. 1864: m. Nov. 2, 1892, May Eleanor Gardner. Grad. IIni. of N. York. Four children. Res. New Hartford, N. Y.]
        • 26. Hugh4 White (bro. to Daniel4), b. Feb. 15, 1691, Upper Houses; m. Aug. 13, 1717, Mary Stone, b. Feb. 13, 1690-91, d. July 9, 1770, dau. of Samuel Stone and Mary Tainter, of Guilford, Conn. He held many local offices. Purchased the land of his grandfather given for schools and leased it for 999 years. He inherited the east half of the homelot of his father. He d. abt. Mar., 1778.
          Children:
          • Bathsheba5, b. Apr. 5, 1721; d. June 6, 1793 ; m. Oct. 10, 1738, Gideon3 Sage, b. 1718 (John, David).
              [Olive6 Sage, m. Hugh Brown; Mary AnnT Brown, m. Julius Hill; Benj. Scranton9 Hill, m. Elizabeth S. Jones ; Edwin Allston9 Hill, b. Jan. 18, 1850. Grad.,Yale, 1875; M. S. and Ph. D. Columbia IIni. ; m. June 18, 1884, Ida Maria Wood, b. Nov. 5, 1854. Asst. Ex. U. S. Patent office, Washington, D. C.]
          • 68. Aaron, b. Oct. 25, 1723.
          • 69. Hugh, b. Jan. 25, 1733.

        • 27. John4 White (bro. of Daniel), b. Nov. 27, 1692, Upper Houses; m. Oct. 6, 1715, Susanna Alling, b. 1694, d. Oct. 18, 1776, dau. of John Alling, Esq., of New Haven. Was a sea captain; rem. 1720 to New Haven, Conn., where he d. Jan. 15, 1783. Of their
          Children:
          • 70 Stephen, b. June 8, 1718.
          • 71. John, b. May 19, 1722.


        • 31. John4 White (Jacob, Nathaniel, John), b. Oct. 19, 1712, Upper Houses; m. Oct. 31, 1736, Elizabeth Boardman, b. Dec. 22, 1713, Wethersfield, Conn., d. Nov. 17, 1800, dau. of Samuel Bordman and Mehitable Cadwell, of Wethersfield (see Boardman Genealogy). He inherited the homestead and d. Feb. 9, 1801.
          Of their Children:
          • 79. Jacob, b. Nov. 7, 1737.
          • Sarah, b. Jan. 16, 1743 ; d. July 25, 1774; m. John Collins.
            Children:
            • Freeman Collins, bapt. Aug. 9, 1767; m. Lucy White (see 79).
            • Sarah, bapt. July 23, 1769; m. Capt. Timothy Savage (see the Savage Family).
            • John, bapt._____; m. 1805, Margaret (Ranney) Keith. (See the Ranney Family.)


        • 32. Ebenezer4 White (Joseph, Nathaniel, John), b. May 22, 1707, Upper Houses ; m. May 27, 1737, Ann Hollister, b. Jan. 16, 1707; d. June 16, 1787, dau. of Joseph and Ann Hollister, of Glastonbury. He was the only surviving son, inheriting the homestead. His estate was inventoried at 14,270, 2s., 6d. He d. Mar. 26, 1756. Of their
          Children:
          • Mary5, b. July 11, 1740; m. Dec. 23, 1762, Gideon Hale, of Glastonbury. Child:
            • Anna6 Hale, b. Sept. 21, 1763; m. May 2, 1782, Samuel Welles, of Glastonbury. Their son,
              • Gideon7 Welles, was Secretary of the Navy under Abraham Lincoln.
          • 80. William5, b. Sept. 10, 1742.
          • 81. Elizur5, b. Feb. 19, 1750; m. Hannah Cooper.
            • 183. Elizure White, m. Hannah Savage (Ames).
                [Sally7 White, m. Benj. Leavens ; Emily8 White Leavens, m. Samuel Henry St John ; Florence9 St. John, b. Mar. 13, 1852, N. Y. City, m. Feb. 11, 1886, Edwin Watson Pond, b. June 17, 1853, New Hartford, Conn. Res. Walton, N. Y.
                Children:
                • Martha10 Watson, b. Dec. 26, 1886, d. 1888.
                • Emily St John, b. Mar. 14, 1888, d. 1888.
                • Sarah Elizabeth, b. Apr. 2, 1889.
                • Samuel Henry, b. Aug. 24, 1891.]


          • 68. Aaron5 White (Hugh, Daniel, Nathaniel, John), b. Oct. 25, 1723, Upper Houses ; m. Apr. 6, 1749, Sarah Olmsted, b. 1724; d. Mar. 18, 1814, Upper Houses, dau. of James Olmsted and Mary Butler, of East Hartford, Conn. At the time of his coming of age the northwest part of the then town of Middletown was being surveyed and set off to descendants of the "proprietors." He made a home in the northwest part of the present town of Cromwell. His house being on the line of travel between Middletown and Farmington was well situated for a tavern. He served in the French-Indian War, and in the Rev. War, both on the land and the water, unless his son Aaron served on the water. At the time of his death there was only the old cemetery in the village. Israel Kelsey, who had bought the near-by homestead, with mill, of his brother Hugh, had given land for a cemetery, reserving in the deed the right for himself and heirs to pasture young stock on it. Aaron White was the first buried in it. The inscription, partly obliterated, was as follows:

            West side:
            Ye mourning mortals
            That now think and see
            Read these few lines
            Which lead your thoughts to me
            Whom fate has fixed
            In this [indistinct].

            SACRED TO THE MEMORY
            of Mr. Aaron White
            Who died Feb. 17: 1802
            In the 80th year of his age.

            North Side:
            In dedicating this
            ground for the
            purposes of the dead
            This monument is
            Sacred to the occasion
            The first mortal
            Remains are
            Enterred beneath
            Here follows her inscription (indistinct).

            East Side:
            Receive this portion
            Tho it be but small
            Its large enough
            To satisfy us all
            Free is the gift
            Tho destitute of charmes
            Tis necessary for us
            Dying worms.



            The surviving daughters sold their interest in the homestead to their brother Samuel, and all removed to Central New York.
            Children:

            • Aaron, bapt. May 26, 1754 ; d. unm. in the W. I. Feb. 5, 1782.
            • Sarah, bapt. Sept.. 12, 1756; m. Gideon Savage (see the Savage Family).
            • Rebecca, bapt. Mar. 11, 1759 ; m. (1) Nathaniel Loomis; (2) Gen. Edward Paine, who founded Painesville, 0.
            • 147. Samuel, b. July 3, 1762.
            • Chloe, bapt. May 5, 1765 ; m._____Olcott.
            • Lydia, bapt. Dec. 20, 1767; m. James Carey.


          • 69. Hugh5 White (bro. to Aaron), b. Jan. 25, 1733; m. (1) Aug. 23, 1753, Mary Clark, b. Feb. 10, 1734, d. 1774, dau. of Daniel3 Clark ; m. (2) Mrs. Lois Davenport, widow of Rev. Ebenezer Davenport, of Greenwich, Conn., and dau. of Jonathan Marsh and Elizabeth Loomis, of New Hartford, Conn. He settled in the northwest part of the present town of Cromwell, building a mill on the stream. Later (1771) he sold that homestead of 30 acres with mill, to Israel Kelsey, and came back to the house in which he was born. He served in the French-Indian War and was a captain in the Rev. Army, three sons serving also: His was

              THE PIONEER, FAMILY OF CENTRAL NEW YORK.

              It may be that the observation of the soldiers from the Upper Houses in the campaign up the Mohawk Valley to capture Fort Stanwix, where Rome was founded in 1788 by Willett Ranney and his large family, with his two Wright brothers-in-law, led. Capt. Hugh White to unite with Ezra L'Hommedieu, a member of the Continental Congress from New York, but residing in Upper Houses, 1780-1784, Zephaniah Platt, and Melancthon Smith in the purchase of a 6,000-acre tract, known as Wallace's Patent, which had been forfeited to the State of. New York by reason of his being a Tory refugee. This tract " lay in this valley extending from the mouth of the Sadaqueda, at the Point, up the Mohawk, and back from it on each side, including a remarkable combination of interval with higher level plains and gently rising hills." (Address of the Hon. Charles Tracy at Whitestown Centennial. Trans-actions of the Oneida Historical Society at Utica, N. Y., 1881-1884).         Being fifty-one years of age, the hero of two wars, he became the pioneer English settler in all Central New York. In May, 1781, with four sons, a daughter, and daughter-in-law, they started for Albany, where they bought a batteau, and while some went by land, the others went by water up the Mohawk river. VV hen they reached the last German settlement, German Flatts, now Herkimer, they plowed and planted the fields deserted by the home-less Dutch who had fled in war times, then proceeded to the Patent, where he built a cabin on the bank of the river. The sons returned at times to cultivate their fields at German Flatts and in the fall they garnered the crops, 20 miles from home. In the fall of 1784 La Fayette and the other United States Commissioners, en route for Fort Stanwix to make a treaty with the Indians, visited Capt. Hugh White in this cabm. In 1824 La Fayette visited the second wife, then a widow, in a framed house. On Mar. 7, 1788, the " Town of Whites Town " was organized. The first town meeting was held. April 6, 1789, in the tavern of Daniel Clark White. It included all of New York State west of a line drawn north and south from the St. Lawrence River to the Pennsylvania line, and passed through what is now Utica, which city includes a part of the Wallace Patent. The population was in 1789 only 200.

              Capt. White returned to Upper Houses in the Spring of 1785, bringing samples of the crops he had raised and created a furore which had no limit, and sent a hundred families from Middletown. He became a judge, and when he died there were 300,000 people living within the limits of the Town of Whites Town of 1789. The reader needs to peruse the history of Central and Western New York to enter upon details. His descendants have been very noted in the public walks of life. The limits of this chapter forbid further details. On June 5, 1884, the Centennial was celebrated and the account of it is found in the " Transactions " referred to above. The Hon. William Mansfield White read a genealogy of the White Family, from which the following is taken:

              "He divided his purchase of about 1,500 acres among his sons and his daughters, who accompanied him, or joined him in settling this town. And yet, to-day, there is not in the town of Whitestown, nor yet in the County of Oneida, a male resident of his name and lineage (Utica is in another county). And so it comes to pass that you to-day, are celebrating, not the arrival of a family now with you, and of you, but are commemorating the first settlement of Western New York, which happened to be made by Hugh White (my ancestor). You are celebrating the founding of the first colony, outside of New England, by the Puritans, the first swarm of the Puritan hive. And these boulders of New England granite are to be, for all time, witnesses of the first settlement of Whitestown by Hugh White, and family, of Middletown, Conn., and in the annals of the future may be looked upon as the second Plymouth Rock. . . . The peculiarity of the settlement of Whitestown was that it was settled by one family, and all the members of that family joined in the enterprise. . . . Permit me to add, speaking for the family, and the whole family, whether they bear the name of White or have been given in marriage and now bear other names, that this movement of the Oneida Historical Society, and this generous co-operation of the citizens of Oneida county to do honor to our common ancestor, and to mark the spot where the first home was, in the wilderness of Western New York, and the time when it was made, and to commemorate the actors, and their memory, has gratified our pride, has warmed our hearts, has increased our faith in humanity, has strengthened our love. And we reverently thank God that our fathers and mothers were of those 'whom the people delighted to honor.'"

            The monument was then unveiled by descendants of Capt. Hugh White. The first white child born in the State after the Revolution, west of the German Flatts, was Esther, b. in 1785, dau. of Daniel Clark White.
            Capt. Hugh White had five daughters and five sons. Mary Stone married Col. John Young, the founder of Youngstown, O. His five sons were:
            Children:
            • 148. Daniel Clark, b. Mar. 2, 1759 ; d. June 4, 1800.
            • 149. Joseph, b. Jan. 16, 1761; d. June 17, 1827.
            • 150. Hugh6, b. Jan. 16; 1763.
            • 151. Ansel6, b. Jan. 11, 1765.
            • 152 Philo, b. June 25, 1767; d. Apr. 12, 1849.

            Descendants of these sons have been very distinguished in various walks.
            The line of (150) Hugh White is represented by the following:

            • Canvass7 White, son of (150) Hugh, b. Sept. 8, 1790, Whitestown, N. Y., spent his early life on the farm. At 17 he became a clerk in a store. In 1811 he went as supercargo on a voyage to Archangel in Russia. In 1814 he was a Lieutenant in the regiment of Col. Dodge, and was on the Niagara frontier, at the sortie of Fort Erie. He was one of the engineers on the Erie Canal and rose to great eminence in his profession. He was engaged on the Union, Lehigh and on the Delaware and Raritan canals; built the Delaware breakwater. Failing in health, he died Dec. 18, 1834, only 44 years of age. As an indication of his ability, capacity and standing, it is related that Henry Clay said to a gentleman seeking an engineer for the construction of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, " Get Canvass W hite. No man is more competent, no man more capable, and while your faith in his ability and fidelity in-creases, your friendship will grow into affection."

            • Hugh7 White, son of (150) Hugh, b. Dec. 25, 1798; was graduated at Hamilton College in 1823, and fitted for the bar in the office of Colonel Charles G. Haines, but turned to business. In 1825 he was located in Chittenango, engaged in boating on the Erie canal. and in the manufacture of water lime, called "White's water-proof cement," for his brother Canvass White, it being the first made in America, and afterwards at Rondout, N. Y. He established and built up the Rosendale cement works, where he manufactured much of the cement used on the Croton aqueduct. He was largely en-gaged in the development of the water power at Cohoes. In 1844 he was chosen representative to Congress, where he served three terms, and was actively engaged with others in building the Michigan Southern and Northern Indiana Railroad. He married, April 10, 1828, Maria Mills Mansfield, of Kent, Conn. Died at his home; Waterford, N. Y., on Oct. 6, 1870.

            • William Mansfield8 White, son of Hugh7, and grandson of (150) Hugh, b. at Waterford, New York, July 8, 1833, was son of Hugh White and Maria (Mills) Mansfield, of Kent, Conn. At the age of 12 he entered Galway Academy and in 1846-49 attended the military school of Prof. Kinsley, at West Point. Graduated at Hamilton College in 1854; m. Jan. 22, 1863, Anna Pierrepont of Pierrepont Manor, b. Oct. 3, 1841, d. Sept. 22, 1884. Rem. in 1882 from his father's residence to Utica. Pres. of State Agricultural Society in 1884. Director and then President of Second National Bank. Held many offices in various corporations and educational institutions. Prominent in the Episcopal Church, wardeii of Grace Church, member of the standing committee of the Diocese of Central New York. Presided, 1884, at the Centennial of Whitesboro, instrumental in having erected in the village park the monument to his distinguished ancestor, Hugh White, giving utterance at the dedication to this sentiment : " Royal blood is an inheritance. Noble blood, if it begets noble deeds, is a blessing. But above all is the inheritance of a pious God-fearing and God-serving ancestry." On New Year's Day, 1896, he was on the street greeting his friends, was taken ill suddenly and died Jan. 3, 1896. The Utica papers gave editorial expression to his being the leading citizen in that community. His eleven children are members of the Society of Middletown Upper Houses. Children. residing in Utica:
              • Hugh, b. Aug. 29, 1865; lawyer.
              • Wm. Pierrepont, b. Apr. 8, 1867; lawyer.
              • Anna Maria, b. Aug. 14, 1868.
              • Hubert Lawrence, b. Oct. 12, 1869.
              • Florilla Mansfield, b. Sept. 7, 1871.
              • Mary Pierrepont, b. July 14, 1873.
              • Cornelia Butler, b. July 2, 1874.
              • Isabel, b. Apr. 18, 1876.
              • DeLancey Pierrepont, b. July 12, 1878.
              • Charles Carroll, b. June 3, 1880.
              • John Dolbeare, b. Aug. 26, 1883.

          • 70. Stephen5 White (John, Daniel, Nathaniel, John ), b. June 8, 1718, Upper Houses ; m. Sept. 2, 1741, Mary Dyer, b. Jan. 31, 1719, d. May 27, 1802, dau. of Col. Thomas Dyer and Lydia Backus. He rem. with his father, Capt. John, to New Haven; grad. Yale, 1736. Ordained pastor of the Congregational Church, Windham, Conn., Dec. 24, 1740, as the successor of President Clap, of Yale College. He died .Tan. 9, 1794, having ministered to the same church for more than 53 years. The Rev. Elijah Waterman, his successor at Windham, in his published Centennial sermon thus describes him : " Mr. White possessed good natural abilities, improved by early education. In his station he was a workman that needed not to be ashamed, and the manuscript sermons left behind him are a testimony of real piety and faithfulness, He was constitutionally modest, and, unless with his acquaintances, reserved in conversation. In his domestic relations he was tender and indulgent; and the same affectionate temper he manifested towards his church and people." His thirteenth child was
            • 154. Dyer, b. May 20, 1762.

          • 71. Deacon John5 White, b. May 19, 1722, New Haven, Conn. ; d. Nov. 24, 1797; m. Dec. 27, 1744, Mary Dickerman of New Haven, dau. of Isaac Dickerman and Mary Atwater.
            Child:
            • Hannah6, b. Nov. 13, 1749; d. Sept. 20, 1803; m. July 19, 1771, Robert Townsend of New Haven, who d. Nov. 14, 1806. Child:
              • Nancy7 Townsend, m. Augustus Maltby. Child:
                • George Williams8 Maltby, m. Sarah Bogart. Child:
                  • Geo. Ellsworth9 Maltby, m. Georgia Morehouse. Child:
                    • Dorothy Lord10 Maltby, m. Clarence Sidney Verrill. Res. Soulsbyville, Cal.


          • 72. Moses5 White (Isaac, Daniel, Nathaniel, John), b. Aug. 22, 1727, Upper Houses ; m. Oct. 12, 1749, Huldah Knowles, of Hartford. He was a hatter. Rem. in old age to Newport, N. H., where he d. abt. 1812, "very suddenly, while standing, conversing with his son" (James).
            Of his Children:
            • Huldah, b. Feb. 10, 1751; m. Feb. 22, 1776, Nathaniel Eells, Jr. (see Eells Family).
            • Ruth, b. 1754; m. June 29, 1778, Joseph Ranney (see the Ranney Family).
            • 158. Moses, b. 1757.
            • 160. Calvin, b. Dec. 17, 1762.

          • 79. Jacob5 White (John, Jacob, Nathaniel, John), b. Nov. 7, 1737, Upper Houses ; m. Nov. 25, 1760, Lucy Savage, b. July 16, 1741, d. Aug. 20, 1812, dau. of Capt. Joseph Savage. He served as Lieut. on a privateer in Rev. War. Buried in Upper Houses.
            Children:
            • 177. John, b. 1766 ; m. Ruth Ranney (see the Ranney Family).
            • Jacob, bapt. Apr. 7, 1771; drowned Aug. 29, 1819, unm.
            • 178. Thomas, b. June 10, 1773.
            • 179. Lemuel, b. Dec 20, 1776.

            • 147. Samuel6 White, b. July 3, 1762, Upper Houses; m. Oct. 3, 1787, Anna Merrow, b. Nov. 19, 1764, East Hartford, Conn., dau. of Elisha Merrow. He purchased all other interests in the Aaron White homestead and in 1814 sold out to John Hand, a Rev. soldier, descendants still occupying it, and rem. to Holland Patent, N. Y., where he d. Mar. 1833. She d. Feb. 2, 1851, aged 86.
              The oldest Child:
              • Aaron7, b. Nov. 2, 1788, Upper Houses ; m. Rhoda Bagg, b. Feb. 27, 1795, Lanesboro, Mass. He d. Mar. 1833; she d. Feb. 2, 1857. Children:
                • Charles Merrow8, b. Nov. 25, 1817, unm., d. May 9, 1906, in the house in which he was born. Left $100,000.
                • Martha8, born Nov. 15, 1823, Holland Patent, N. Y.; m. Sept. 10, 1851, Simeon Russell Fuller, b. Nov. 1, 1821, Steuben, N. Y., son of Russell Fuller and grandson of Capt. Simeon Fuller, soldier in the Revolutionary War from. Bolton, Conn., who followed Baron Steuben into the township of Steuben and settled on land still owned by his descendants. Mr. Fuller d. June 5, 1902. The widow res. on the site of the house built by her grandfather, Samuel White.
                  Children:
                  • Clara Cornelia, b. Aug. 26, 1852, Steuben, N. Y., is owner and principal of the "Ossining School for Girls "; Regent of Mohegan Chapter, D. A. R.; mem. of Sorosis, N. Y. City; unm.; res. Ossining, N. Y.
                  • Frank Russell, V. Nov. 21, 1856, Steuben, N. Y.; architect; res. Holland Patent, N. Y.

            • 151. Ansel5 White (Capt. Hugh), b. Jan. 11, 1765, Upper Houses; d. Feb. 21, 1858, Whitesboro, N. Y., at the advanced age of 93. He m. Jan., 1791, Anna Root, b. July 7, 1770, d. Nov. 2, 1854. There were ten children, of which
              Children:
              • Fanny, b. Feb. 19, 1797; m. (1) 1820, Daniel Sprague, who d. Aug., 1824; m. (2) 1832, Robert Robertson ; d. 1861. Child:
                • Catharine A. Robertson, b. 1833, Whitesboro, N. Y.; m. 1871, Cornwall-on-Hudson, George Wheeler, b. 1836, Northport, L. I. He d. 1896. Widow and daughter, Mary Antoinette, b. Jan. 7, 1868, reside at Northport, L. I.

            • 154. Dyer6 White (Stephen, John, Daniel, Nathaniel, John), b. May 20, 1762, Windham, Conn.; m. (1) Mar. 18, 1791, Susanna Whittelsey, b. Sept. 25, 1766 ; d. Oct._2, 1796, dau. of Rev. Chauncey Whittelsey, pastor of the First Congregational Church in New Haven; m. (2) Mar. 11, 1801, Hannah Wetmore, b. May 28, 1773, d. June 20, 1830, dau. of Seth Wetmore and Mary Wright, of Middletown, Conn. ; m. (3) Oct. 24, 1832, Mrs. Eunice Bassett, widow of Rev. Amos Bassett, D.D., of Hebron, Conn.
              Mr. White studied law with the Hon. Charles Chauncey and remained in its practice in New Haven till his death, Nov. 2, 1841.
              Children of second marriage:
              • A son, b. Jan. 9, 1802; d. same day.
              • 306. Henry, b. Mar. 5, 1803.

            • 158. Moses6 White, b. 1757, Upper Houses; m. Nov. 15, 1779, Melitta Porter, dau. of Dr. Joshua Porter, who m. (2) Oct. 25, 1786, Dr. Perez Mann of Burlington, Conn., and d. Nov. 19, 1789. According to family tradition he joined the Rev. Army and was taken prisoner in Canada. His dau. states that he left Southington, Conn., Jan. 22, 1783, sailed from New Haven, was taken prisoner and carried to Tortola, W. I., where he was set at liberty. He reached Cape Francis, Cuba, where he died Nov., 1783.
              Child:
              • Laurinda Porter7, b. Apr. 22, 1782 ; m. May 17, 1801, John Miles of Cheshire, Conn. The fourth Child:
                • Almeron8, b. June 1, 1808; d. July, 1876; m. Sept. 12, 1833, Caroline Laurens. Child:
                  • Frances Elizabeth9, b. June 13, 1836 ; m. Sept. 19, 1855, William Hollister Risley, b. Sept. 8, 1823, Berlin, Conn.; d. Jan. 17, 1897. Widow res. Hartford, Conn. Children:
                    • Jennie10, b. July 9, 1856; m. Frank Chaffee. Res. Meriden, Conn.
                    • Kate M., b. June 8, 1858.
                    • William Miles, b. Jan. 31, 1862, unm. K. T., Red Men. Res. Hartford, Conn.
                      Leoni, b. Jan. 7, 1867; m. Horace Eddy.

            • 160. Calvin6 White (Moses, Isaac, Daniel, Nathaniel, John), b. Dec. 17, 1762, Upper Houses, and bapt. Dec. 19; grad. Yale, 1786; ord. 1789; pastor of Presb. Ch., Hanover, N. J., 1791-95; ord. Deacon in Epis. Ch. June 28, 1798, and priest Dec. 1, 1799. Elected rector of Christ Ch., Middletown, and served awhile* asst. to Rev. Dr. Richard Mansfield, at Derby, 1804-1819; received into Roman Catholic Ch., 1820; remained in Derby, where he d. Mar. 21, 1853.

                        * I do not know what news to tell you. Mr. Jarvis, I believe, was removed before you left home. Mr. White exhibited at the Church to-day & is talked of as being settled here, he has however come up by invitation to try & be tryed. there were a great number of his old Parishioners at Church, Mr. Coe was one & attended all day-Capt. I. Wetmore is not very well but made out to get to Church & say amen. I was myself at Church with Etty. you must judge for yourself about his Oratory or Divinity when you come home, as I pretend not to judge about the latter, and as to the former I shall suspend my opinion for another time.-From a letter by Dr. Stephen Ranney, Jr., to his daughter.

              He m. (1) Feb. 28, 1792, Phebe Camp, of Newark, N. J., dau. of Capt. Nathaniel and Rachel Camp, b. June 18, 1770; d. Nov. 23, 1826; m. (2) 1827, Jane Mardenbrough. At the death of Mr. White the New Haven Palladium gave from the pen of an intimate friend a sketch of him from which we quote:

                "After withdrawing from the Episcopal Church he remained in the parsonage house until the day of his death ; although some-what more than a quarter of a century ago in the uninfluenced exercise of his own judgment, he adopted the Roman Catholic faith. He, however, did not enter the priesthood of that Church. His letter announcing his secession to his friend, Bishop Hobart, which is published in the life of that prelate, is singular and interesting. He was a devoted and accomplished scholar, and one of the few who loved and thoroughly mastered the Hebrew tongue. In the Revolution Mr. White was a Tory in principle. His youth at that time did not, however, secure him from a severe trial of his loyalty and his fortitude. There were then, as there always will be in such times, bands of reckless and desperate men who make the name of Liberty a cloak for license and violence. Into the hands of one of these Mr. White fell. They suspected him to be a Tory, and ordered him to shout for " Property and Liberty," under pain of death, which they had already inflicted on several. His only reply was : ` Property and Liberty! What have ye to do with these? ye have not the one, and ye do not deserve to have the other.' They instantly offered to hang him upon the nearest tree, and the halter was actually put around his neck ; but the calm, unflinching boldness of the stripling scholar impressed some of the more generous spirits among, these profaners of the name of Liberty, and for the sake of his manhood they let him pass unharmed. Throughout his long life Mr. White was honored and beloved by all who knew him. Those who learned to reverence him during his ministry, had nearly all died, or left the quiet village where he lived, for busier scenes, and in the tranquil retirement of his later years his Christian purity of life, the kindness of his heart, his intelligent and somewhat quaint conversation, and the gentle courtesy of his bearing secured him continued respect and affection.         " Mr. White preserved his faculties and his health perfectly. Until a few weeks before his death, he was as mentally capable as any of his sons, carried himself as erect as any one of his grand-sons, and was as light-hearted and as simple-minded as the youngest of his great-grandchildren. His funeral took place from the house in which he had lived for half a century. High mass was performed at the Roman Catholic Church in Birmingham, near Derby, where the funeral services took place, but he was interred in the old. Episcopal burying-ground in the latter place. Of such as he it may be truly said 'requiescat in pace.'

              Third Child:
              • 325 Richard Mansfield, b. May 26, 1797.

            • 175. Gershom6 White (Joel, Thomas, Jacob, Nathaniel, John), b. May 28, 1775, Blandford, Mass.; m. 1804, Sally Parks of Russell, Mass., d. Apr. 15, 1833, while on a journey in N. Y. State.
              Child:
              • Roland Parks7, b. 1816; m. Lucy Almira Shepard ; was a merchant in Russell, Mass.; d. July 11, 1853.
                Child:
                • William Roland8 White, b. Nov. 9, 1844; m. (1) Apr. 26, 1867, Susan Adelia Bailey, b. Sept. 19, 1844; d. Mar. 8, 1884; dau. of Christopher S. and Loraine L. Bailey; m. (2) July 30, 1894, Chester, Mass., Lida Haseltine Twiss, b. July 16, 1843, dau. of William Twiss and Lois Bigelow. Merchant and for many years proprietor of principal hotel in Chester. K. T., S. A. R., Soc. Colo. Wars. Res. Westfield, Mass.
                  Children:
                  • Cora Grace White, b. Oct. 1, 1868 ; m. George K. Smith.
                    Children:
                    • Howard
                    • Elsie.
                  • Alice Adelia, b. July 7, 1869; m. (1) Robert H. Tenney; (2) F. P. Finning.
                  • Roland, b. Apr. 28, 1872 ; d. Mar. 1, 1906.
                  • Ethel Daisy, b. Apr. 11, 1872.
                  • Harold Orville, twin Ethel Daisy.

            • 177. John6 White (Jacob, John, Jacob, Nathaniel, John), b. 1766, Upper Houses ; m. Mar. 31, 1789, Ruth Ranney. (See the Ranney Family.) He purchased what had been the homestead of Capt. Hugh White. He was a sea captain and was drowned at sea, Mar. 19, 1799. A widow for 63 years, she d. Dec. 25, 1862, aged 92 years and 10 months.
              Children:
              • John, b. June 26, 1790; m. (1) Emily Savage; (2) Mrs. S. Jones.
              • 354. Jacob, b. Apr. 27, 1792.
              • 354a. Harriet, b. Jan. 12, 1795.
              • Alma, b. July 18, 1797; m. George Ranney (see the Ranney Family.)
              • Luther, b. Jan. 11, 1799 ; m. Maria Hayden.

            • 178, Thomas6 White (bro. to John), b. June 10, 1773, Upper Houses ; m. (1) Sept. 8, 1803, Kitty Lions Keith, b. Jan. 20, 1779, dau. of William Keith and Polly Lions Callahan, who d. Aug. 19, 1807; m. (2) Mrs. Rebecca Edwards, b. Sept. 24, 1780, widow of John Edwards and dau. of Joseph Ranney and Ruth White. He d. Sept. 13, 1849. She d. May 14, 1871. He was a ship master.
              Child by the first marriage:
              • Sarah Maria, b. July 26, 1804; d. Aug. 26, 1849, unm.
              Children by the second marriage:
              • Catherine Lions, b. July 9, 1811; d. Oct. 15, 1833.
              • Ruth, b. June 6, 1813 ; d. Sept. 10, 1856; m. Sept. 19, 1839, Edmund Beaumont. Children:
                • William, b. Jan., 1855; d., 3 days.
                • Thomas White, b. Sept. 3, 1856 ; m. Jennie Hanmer. Post-master in Cromwell.
              • Clarissa, b. July, 1815 ; d. Aug. 8, 1815.
              • Augusta, b. Jan. 1, 1821; d. Aug. 28, 1897, unm. She inherited the homestead, which had come down from Jacob, son of Nathaniel2.

            • 179. Lemuel6 White (bro. to Capt. Thomas), b. Dec. 20, 1776, Upper Houses ; rem. to Westfield Society, Middletown, and died there Aug. 5, 1847. He m. (1) Feb. 14, 1799, Abigail Bartlett, who d. May 23, 1818; m. (2) Mar., 1819, Sarah Dowd, who d. Nov. 9, 1822 ; m. (3) May 6, 1823, Anna Johnson, who d. July 29, 1845. Had 15 children, of which
              Children:
              • 357. Aaron Johnson, b. Sept. 7, 1829.
              • Isaac S., b. Sept. 18, 1833 ; res. in St. Paul, Minn.
              • 357a. Henry Hobart, b. July 23, 1835.
              • John L., b. Feb. 10, 1842. In 22d Reg. Conn. Vols.; res. in Chicago, Ill.


              • 306. Henri. White (Dyer, Stephen, John, Daniel, Nathaniel, John), b. Mar. 5, 1803, New Haven, Conn. ; m. Jan. 7, 1830, Martha Sherman, b. Feb. 13, 1807, dau. of Roger Sherman and Susanna Staples and granddaughter of Roger Sherman, signer of the Declaration of Independence.

                The following notice of the death of Henry White was prepared for The New England Historic Genealogical Society, by the Rev. Increase N. Tarbox, and printed in the April, 1881, number of the N. E. Hist. and Gen. Register:

                  "HENRY WHITE, A. M., a corresponding member, was one of the best-loved and most honored citizens of New Haven, Conn. In that town he was born, March 5, 1803. Here he lived through his long life, and here he died Oct. 7, 1880.
                          "He was graduated at Yale College in 1821, at the age of eighteen, with the highest honors of his class. In 1823 he became a tutor in the college, holding the office for two years. Soon after he entered upon the profession of the law, in which he has been in the highest sense successful. We mean by this that his life has been full of business, while he has used his office only for the most just and honorable ends. He has been such a man as will always be found a real treasure in any community; one of those to whom men in perplexity go, feeling that they shall find a sure friend and wise counsellor. As a lawyer Mr. White made a specialty of real estate and trusts, and few men anywhere have been more sought for in this large and responsible department. He was a man of that noble Christian type of which New England has reared many. During the long period of forty-three years, from 1837 till his death, he filled the office of deacon in the Center Church of New Haven, one of the most important churches in New England. Here, for a long course of years, he was brought into intimate and friendly relations with Dr. Leonard Bacon. As pastor and delegate they have attended together many ecclesiastical councils, and it is rare to find a man wiser to give good advice on such occasions than was this distinguished layman.
                          "Mr. White became a corresponding member of our society Feb. 9, 1854, and though his life has been very busy, yet, amid the multiplicity of his cases, he has felt a real interest in our work and its results.
                          "In 1830 he was married to Miss Martha Sherman, daughter of Roger Sherman, Esq., of New Haven, granddaughter of the famous Roger Sherman of olden memory. By this marriage he had seven sons, of whom six survive, and four of them chose the legal profession.
                          "Being such a man as he was, it was almost inevitable that he should be called into many positions of public responsibility and trust. He was a corporate member of the American Board for a long course of years. He was connected as president or director with the American College and Education Society from 1844 to 1879. Indeed, he was a director and counsellor in very many Christian organizations, and it will be hard to find another man who will exactly fill his place in the various spheres in which he acted."
                Children:
                • Henry Dyer, b. Sept. 24, 1830; grad. 1851, Yale.
                • Charles Atwood, b. Nov. 11, 1833; grad. 1854, Yale: res. New Haven, Conn.
                • Willard Wetmore, b. Feb. 7, 1835; d.____.
                • Roger Sherman, b. Dec. 26, 1837; grad. 1859, Yale; res. New Haven, Conn.
                • Thomas Howell, b. Feb. 4, 1840; physician; res. Yonkers, N. Y.
                • Oliver Sherman, b. Nov. 2, 1842 ; res. New Haven, Conn. George Edward, b. Mar. 17, 1845; res. New York City.

                  Henry Dyer White, b. Sept. 24, 1830; d. May 18, 1905. From the New HavenRegister:

                    Henry D. White, the oldest member of the law firm of White Brothers, New Haven, died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Miss Elizabeth T. White. He had been in ill health for three years, but attended to his law practice up to this week, when his condition became critical. He was seventy-five years of age, the son of the late Henry White, also a lawyer. The system of keeping title abstracts to real estate established by the latter has been continued by the sons and these records are generally accepted by banks in real estate transfers.
                            Mr. White was graduated from Yale in 1851 and afterward studied law. He was a trustee of the New Haven Savings Bank for fifty years and was its counsel and also a director of the New Haven County National Bank.
                    The following resolutions were passed May 19, 1905, by the New Haven County Bar Association:
                            The bar of New Haven county desire to place on record in this minute a brief tribute to the memory of their friend and associate, the late Henry D. White, an honored member of the legal profession, and for more than fifty years a practitioner at this bar.
                            Born in New Haven of distinguished ancestry, educated at Yale College, and bred to the law in the office of his eminent father and that of the late John S. Beach, he was by birth, education, training and family connection a typical product of the New England environment and in a peculiar and special degree a representative of the traditions of his native town. Learned and skillful in those branches of the law to which he devoted himself, endowed with a fund of robust common sense, and possessed of untiring energy in all matters committed to his care, he was, for over half a century, the friend and trusted counsellor of those who sought his advice and assistance. How faithfully he served them his reputation in this community bears witness. Honest, faithful, capable, he was not only a sound lawyer, a sagacious adviser and an erudite antiquarian, but a public spirited citizen and an important factor in the development of the community in which he lived. His ready sympathies and the innate and unfailing kindliness of his disposition will be long remembered by those who were brought into personal contact with the man.
                    As a mark of respect for his memory, the president of the bar association is requested to present this minute to the Superior Court for New Haven County, and ask that it be spread upon its records, and to cause a copy of the same suitably engrossed, to be transmitted to the family of the deceased.
                    LOUIS H. BRISTOL,
                    JOHN W. ALLING,
                    HENRY STODDARD, Committee.


              • 325. Richard Mansfield7 White, third child of Rev. Calvin White, and named after the celebrated Rev. Dr. Richard Mansfield, for seventy-two years rector at Derby, Conn., was b. in Bloomfield, N. J., May 26, 1797. In 1815 he was appointed " a Cadet in the service of the United States," but resigned the appointment, entered the office of his elder brother, Robert, and became a shipping merchant. He was afterwards secretary and financial manager of the Allaire Iron Works. He took a leading part in the movement which resulted in the establishment of the first Episcopal Sunday schools in New York and Brooklyn. He m. May 25, 1820, New-town, Conn., Ann Eliza Tousey, b. Aug. 5, 1802 ; d. June 8, 1842, dau. of Donald Grant Tousey and Lucretia Beers. He d. Jan. 19, 1849, Orange, N. J.
                • 515. Richard Grant8 White, eldest son of Richard Mansfield White, b. May 23, 1821, N. Y. City; was intended for the church, but after graduating in 1839, from the University of the City of New York with the degree of B. A. he studied medicine and law, and was admitted to the bar in 1845. His pronounced literary taste led him, however, to become an art critic and afterward an assistant editor, on the New York Courier and Enquirer. From 1858 to 1878 he was head of the United States Revenue Marine in the district of New York. Mr. White was the writer of the weekly letters, signed "A Yankee," to the London Spectator during the Civil War, published. books on the English language, on England, two volumes of essays on Shakespeare, and edited two separate editions of Shakespeare's Plays and Poems. He also contributed many articles on music and various other subjects to the leading magazines. His life was very retired, his chief recreation being music of which he had a thorough knowledge. He m. Oct. 16, 1850, Alexina Black Maese, of N. Y., b. July 4, 1830, dau. of Charles Bruton Maese and Sarah Graham, who resides at St. James, Long Island. Their children are
                  Children:
                  • Richard Mansfield, b. Dec. 25, 1851.
                  • Stanford9 White (youngest son of Richard Grant White), b. Nov. 9, 1853, in the City of New York, was educated in private schools and under tutors, and received the degree of A. M. from the University of the City of New York. At an early age he showed a decided taste and ability for the study of architecture, and was trained for that profession in the office of Charles D. Gambrill and H. H. Richardson, and by a course of study for three years in Europe, whence he returned in 1880 to become a partner with Charles F. McKim and William R. Mead, in forming the firm of McKim, Mead & White. Among many public buildings designed by Mr. White may be mentioned the Washington Arch, the Madison Square Garden, the University of the City of New York, the Knickerbocker Trust Co., the Madison Square Presbyterian Church, and the Tiffany Building all in New York; besides many public buildings and private dwellings throughout the country. He m. Feb. 8, 1884, Church of the Heavenly Rest, N.Y. City, Bessie Spring Smith, dau. of John Lawrence Smith and Sarah N. Clinch, both of Smithtown, L. I. He d. July 25, 1906. Child:
                    • Lawrence Grant10 White, b. Sept. 26, 1887; is a student at Harvard University.

              • 354. Jacob7 White (John. Jacob, John. Jacob, Nathaniel, John) , b. Apr. 27, 1792, Upper Houses: m. Nov. 22, 1815, Upper Houses, Susan Sage, b. Mar. 28, 1796, Upper Houses, dau. of Capt. William Sage and Abigail Eells, widow of William White and dau. of John Eells. He was a tanner; rem. in 1819 to Sandisfield, Mass., where for some years he carried on a large tannery. Ret. to Upper Houses, where he became owner of the James Ranney house, built, for his son James, by Ebenezer Ranney, being the north quarter of the original Ranney homestead. He d. Jan. 13, 1849. The widow m. James Goodrich and d. Feb. 2, 1869, Cromwell. A fine granite obelisk has been erected by his sons.
                Children:
                • William Sage, b. July 22, 1816.
                • Henry S., b. Feb. 12, 1818.
                • 526. Luther Chapin, b. Dec. 25, 1821.
                • Harriet M., b. Oct. 3, 1825; m. Joseph Edwards. (See the Edwards Family.)
                • 527. Jacob Watson, b. Sept. 19, 1827.
                • Abigail Eells, b. Oct. 23, 1831; d. Sept. 24, 1833.
                • Orrin Sage, b. Aug. 10, 1834; d. Dec. 6, 1841.
                • Jane Augusta, b. Dec. 27, 1837 ; d. Dec. 19, 1841.

              • 354a. Harriet7 White (sister to Jacob), b. Jan. 12, 1795, Upper Houses; m. (1) Sept. 30, 1816, Capt. William Keith, b. Apr. 28, 1784; d. July 18, 1818 (see the Keith Family) ; m. (2) Dec. 21, 1827, Miles Merwin of Durham, Conn., who d. July 17, 1879. She d. June 5, 1858.
                Child by 1st marriage:
                • Harriet Stocking, b. Dec. 22, 1817; d. June 8, 1902; m. Alpheus Tibbals.
                Children by 2d marriage:
                • Wealthy Sage, b. Nov. 24, 1828; m. John Ives, b. Dec. 25, 1825, Meriden, Conn., son of Othniel Ives and Rosetta Yale. Retired merchant. Res. Meriden, Conn.
                  Children:
                  • Leland Howard, b. Oct. 16, 1859.
                  • Harriet White, b. Sept. 14, 1861; m. Dec. 2, 1885, James Perry Platt, U. S. Dist. Judge ; son of late U. S. Senator Orville P. Platt. Res. Meriden, Conn. Child: Margery, b. Dec. 30, 1886.
                • Caroline Ellen, b. June 28, 1831; unm. ; d. Feb. 17, 1863.
                • Phebe Camp, b. Oct. 24, 1832; m. (1) Apr., 1853, Gershom Birdsey, b. May 5, 1832, Meriden, Conn., son of Alanson B. Birdsey and Clarissa Wilcox ; m. (2) Jan., 1861, Abner Canfield. Wetmore, b. Oct. 21, 1815, Haddam, Conn., son of Samuel Wetmore and Martha Scovill, who d. June 3, 1883. She d. Jan. 5, 1869. Children:
                  • Martha Scovill, b. Oct. 8, 1861. Res. Meriden, Conn.
                  • Julia Merwin, b. Apr. 20, 1868; m. Apr. 30, 1889, Wm. L. Hatch. Res. New Britain, Conn. Child: Harold, b. Jan. 24, 1900.
                  • Margaret, b. July 10, 1836 ; m. Abner C. Wetmore.
                  • Maria White, b. Sept. 25, 1839; m. E. J. Black. Res. Middlefield, Conn.

              • 357. Aaron Johnson7 White (son of Lemuel6), b. Sept. 7, 1829, Westfield Society, Middletown ; m. Jan. 1, 1854, North Branford, Conn., Jane Deborah Chapman, b. May 16, 1832, Guilford, Conn., dau. of Peter Chapman and Eliza Harding. Corporal Co. C, 74th Reg. Ill. Vols., Aug. 9, 1862-June 10, 1865; Rep., Cong., I. O. 0. F., farmer in Hammond, La.
                Children:
                • George Sherman, b. Dec. 27, 1854; m. Elizabeth Knox; res. Hammond, La.
                • Annie Maria, b. Mar. 25, 1856; m. Mar. 25, 1877, Thomas Johnson Brown ; res. North Platte, Neb. Children : Alice, Gertrude R, Lucy J., and George W.

              • 357a. Henry Hobart7 White (brother of Aaron Johnson White), b. July 23, 1835, Westfield Society, Middletown; m. Dec. 25, 1866, Middletown, Conn., Jemima Augusta Sloper, b. July 16, 1832, England, d. Oct. 12, 1887, dau. of Jacob and Mary Sloper. Private, Co. G, First Oregon Cay., Jan. 26, 1863-Feb. 10, 1866; Rep., Cong., F. & A. M., G. A. R.; res. Meriden, Conn.
                Child:
                • Laura Anna, b. Oct. 27, 1868; d. June 23, 1901; m. Emil W. Schewe.
                • 526. Luther Chapin8 White, b. Dec. 25, 1821, Sandisfield, Mass.; m. Nov. 28, 1844, Waterbury, Conn., Jane Amelia Moses, b. July 19, 1825, Waterbury, Conn. She mem. 1st Cong. ch.; d. Mar. 14, 1899, Tampa, Fla. His early boyhood was spent in Cromwell, Conn. At the age of twenty he went to Waterbury, where most of his life was spent. He was a very successful mfr., being interested in the mng of the first burners for oil lamps. Afterward he established the firm of White & Wells to carry on the paper box business started by his brother, J. Watson White. He was also president of The L. C. White Co., makers of button backs and largely interested in western straw-board mills. A Rep. in politics, mem: 1st Cong. ch. ; d. Apr. 15, 1893, Waterbury, Conn.
                  Children:
                  • William Henry9, b. May 7, 1847; d. Aug. 22, 1873.
                  • 526a. George Luther9, b. July 15, 1852.
                  • 526b. Harriet Sage9, b. Mar. 4, 1854.


                  • 526a. George Luther9 White, b. July 15, 1852, Meriden, Conn. ; m. Apr. 15, 1874, Fairfield, Conn., Julia Phelps Haring, dau. of James D. Haring and Caroline Phelps. Pres. of The New England Watch Co.; The White & Wells Co.; The L. C. White Co., all of Waterbury; V. P. of Philadelphia Paper Mfg. Co. A very prominent resident of Waterbury, Conn.
                    Children:
                    • Caroline Haring10, b. Apr. 10, 1875; m. Feb. 4, 1902, Robert Foote Griggs, son of Henry G. Griggs and Mary Foote; res. Waterbury, Conn. Children:
                      • Haring White, b. Nov. 16, 1904.
                      • Carolyn, b. Dec. 1, 1906.
                    • William Henry10, b. Nov. 26, 1876; m. June 17, 1903, Mary Elizabeth Wade, dau. of Henry L. Wade and Martha Starkweather. Grad. 1900, Yale; Sec. and Treas. of New England. Watch Co.; res. Waterbury, Conn.
                      Child:
                      • Elizabeth Wade, b. June 8, 1906.
                    • George Luther10, b. July 14, 1873; grad. 1901, Yale ; Sec. of The L. C. White Co.; m. Aug. 7, 1907, Caroline A. Armstrong of Ossining, N. Y.; res. Waterbury, Conn.

                  • 526b. Harriet Sage9 White (sister to George Luther), b. Mar. 4, 1854, Waterbury, Conn. ; m. Sept. 30, 1886, Waterbury, Conn., Hon. Lynde Harrison, eminent lawyer of New Haven, who d. June 8, 1906, Mrs. Harrison has taken a great interest in the work of the Society of Middletown Upper Houses and this volume is dedicated to her. She is mem. of Trinity Episcopal church of New Haven. Spends much time abroad, being at present in Dresden, Germany, where her daughter is a pupil.
                    Child:
                    • Katherine White10, b. Aug. 3, 1892.

                • 527. Jacob Watson8 White, b. Sept. 19, 1827, Sandisfield, Mass.: m. (1) Sept. 19, 1850, Hartford, Conn., Anna Eliza Welles, b. May 7, 1828, Hartford, Conn., dau. of Chauncey Welles and Hannah King and descendant of Gov. Thomas Welles, fourth Gov. of Conn. She was mem. 2d Cong. ch., Waterbury, and d. Apr. 29, 1862. He m. (2) Sept. 10, 1863, Waterbury, Conn., Nancy Maria Welles, widow of Richard Moses and descendant of Gov. Thomas Welles. She d. Apr. 20, 1895. Mr. White res. in Cromwell, 1831-1850, when he rem. to Waterbury and established the White & Wells Co. Was an original mem. of 2d Cong. ch., and took a deep interest in church and municipal affairs. He d. July 5, 1865, Waterbury, Conn.
                  Children:
                  • Chauncey Welles, b. May 12, 1852; d. Dec. 11, 1852.
                  • 527a. Edward Luther10, b. Dec. 12, 1853.
                  • Chauncey Howard, b. Mar. 24, 1856; m. May, 1901, Jennie Button Gates. Edu. at Williston Seminary. V. P. White & Wells Co.; d. Aug. 23, 1901, Waterbury, Conn.
                  • Anna Sophia, b. Sept. 20, 1858; teacher in St. Margaret's School, Waterbury, Conn.
                  • Mary Welles, b. May 2, 1861; grad. 1880, St. Margaret's School, Waterbury, Conn. Mem. Melicent Porter Chapter, D. A. R.; res. Waterbury, Conn.

                  • 527a. Edward Luther10 White, b. Dee. 12, 1853, Waterbury, Conn. ; m. Jan., 1877, Laura Virginia Ogden, b. New York, dau. of Judge James Lawrence Ogden, of Jersey City, N. J. He was edu. Williston Sem.; grad. 1875, Yale Scientific School; mgr. White & Wells Co. till 1886 ; Sec. and Gen. Mgr. Waterbury Watch Co.; Delta Psi, I. O. 0. F., F. & A. M., K. T. Widow is mem. St. John's Epis. ch. and Waterbury Women's Club; res. Waterbury, Conn.
                    Children:
                    • Ogden Watson11, b. Sept. 10, 1877; unm. ; grad. Yale, 1901; Uni. and Grad. Clubs, New Haven ; Yale Club, N. Y. City. Connected with the New Haven Register.
                    • Howard Sage11, b. Apr. 10, 1880; unm. ; grad. Yale, 1903; Alpha Delta Phi; Yale Club, N. Y. City. Connected with American Ring Co., Waterbury, Conn.
                    • Lucien Shepard, b. July 10, 1883; d. Feb. 5, 1884.
                    • Edward Luther, b. Apr. 9, 1886; student in Class of 1909 Yale.


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