Biography of Phineas White of Alabama, NY

Phineas White, born in Massachusetts in 1783, came to Stafford when 27 years of age, taking up land sufficient for farming purposes. In 1810 he married Polly Beswick, and their children were Salma, deceased; Laura, who married James Patterson (deceased); Silas, of Illinois; Alma, who married Thaxter Waterman (deceased), and their daughter was Almira, also deceased, aged 16; Louisa, who married Frederick Barney; Mary A., who married Thaxter Waterman; Orrin, who died in Iowa; Jane, who married Allen Watson, of Michigan; and Phineas B., born 1828, who was reared on the farm. The latter married Harriet N. Graves in 1850, who died 1853. He then married (1855) Elma S., daughter of Anthony Waterman. Their children were Merton, deceased, aged 14; Arthur P., who married Lottie Huffcut, in 1888, of Alabama; Harriet N. (deceased); and Anna S., who married H. Selden, of Stafford. For his third wife Mr. White married, in 1867, Mrs. Laura Ann (Lawrence) Horning, widow of Eli. They have one daughter, Lillian M. Mr. White located here in 1867, and is a farmer on road 17.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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