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
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, De Lancey P.
White, Fortune C.
White, Henry D.
White, Hugh, Hon.
White, Moses T.
White, William M.
White, William P.
Young, William C.
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
Oneida County, NY
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