Biography of Hon. Fortune C. White
Oneida County, NY Biographies





FORTUNE C. WHITE.
Another grandson of Hugh White, the pioneer, was Hon. Fortune Clark White, son of Colonel Daniel Clark White. He was born in Whitestown, New York, July 10, 1787. He was a prominent lawyer in the county of Oneida, having studied law in the office of Judge Jonas Platt, and for nearly half a century maintained a prominent position in the most brilliant bar west of Albany at that day. He was elected the first chief judge of the court of pleas and quarter sessions of Oneida county from 1837 to 1843, and attained a high reputation as a jurist and an able expounder of the law.

Endowed with a commanding presence and a proclivity for martial display, he was a member of the New York state militia, serving in two campaigns in the war with Great Britain in 1812, being in command of a company at Sacket Harbor in 1813, and aide-de-camp to General Collins in 1814. He was twice a member of the legislature. He died at Whitestown, August 27, 1866, leaving four sons and one daughter.


White family members in Oneida County
White Family
White, Canvass
White, De Lancey P.
White, Fortune C.
White, Henry D.
White, Hugh
White, Hugh, Hon.
White, Moses T.
White, Philo
White, William M.
White, William P.
Young, William C.


From:
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1912


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