Biography of George G. White
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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White, George G., a resident of Philadelphia, Jefferson county, was born in the town of Watertown, August 13, 1823, a son of Gardner and Deborah (Adams) White. Gardner was a grandson of one James White, who came from Portugal about 1716, settled in Connecticut and raised a numerous family; he died in 1786 aged eighty-eight years. Adonijah, third son of James (Gardner's father), a captain in the Revolutionary war, was born in Connecticut in 1752, married Hannah Kingsbury May 1, 1777, and raised a family of nine-four girls and five boys: Lydia, born February 4, 1778; Nancy, born January 19, 1780; Sally, November 13. 1781; Gardner, February 11, 1784; Lemnel, June 19, 1786; Dr. George White, August 10, 1788; Sybil, February 9, 1792; Dr. Adonijah White, April 3, 1794; Augustus Kingsbury White, January 22, 1796, who wrote a history of New York State. Gardner White moved from the town of Watertown May 4, 1835, and located upon the farm now owned by George G. White, and died September 6, 1862. George G. was reared upon the farm and educated in the common school. October 22, 1857, he married Georgianna, daughter of Henry Danforth. brother of A. W. Danforth, member of assembly. They had four daughters: Carrie C. (deceased), M. Virginia, Susie F., and Hettie Georgia. George G. in politics is a Republican having served his town as inspector of election, town auditor, highway commissioner and at the present time as assessor.

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