Biography of Merritt P. White
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White, Merritt P., born in Connecticut on March 4, 1831, was educated in the common schools and spent two years in the academy at Warren, Mass. On February 16, 1860, he married Susan P. Adams. of Westford, Conn. In 1863 he enlisted in the Fourteenth Heavy Artillery New York Volunteers and was honorably discharged in 1865. Mr. and Mrs. White have had eight children, of whom four survive, viz.: Harvey W., Charles A., Paul A., and William C. Mr. White is a member of Baldwin Post, No. 6, G. A. R., of Elmira, and is also a Free Mason. His father, Moses White, was born in Uxbridge, Mass., April 26, 1790, and married Betsey Paul, of Tolland County, Conn., December 1, 1814, by whom he had six children; Julia, Laura, Marcia, Moses, Merritt P., and Cornelia. Mr. and Mrs. White are lineal descendants of the original families of White and Adams familiarly known among the early settlers of New England.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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