Biography of the White Family
Oneida County, NY Biographies

In preparing the history of Oneida county, it becomes necessary to outline briefly the history of the White family, and the proprietary settlement of this county by this family and the development of the commerce of the state through its waterways by Canvass White, one member of the family, and a similar development of its commerce by railroads by William Clark Young, another member of the family; and in fact the family's continuous association with the growth and development of central New York ever since the original settlement here, June 5, 1784.

The family trace their descent from Elder John White, one of the first settlers of Cambridge in Massachusetts, of Hartford in Connecticut and of Hadley in Massachusetts. Elder John White landed in Boston, Massachusetts, on the good ship Lyon, September 16, 1632, and his home lot was on the street called "Coward Row" not far from Gore Hall, where the beautiful library building of Harvard University now stands. The standing of the family was that of the well to do middle class, their home life in England had been one of comfort, and their departure for this country was on account of religious intolerance.

John White and his family moved, as one of the followers of the Rev. Thomas Hooker, to what is now the city of Hartford, Connecticut, where he assisted in founding the settlement, and where he died in 1684, about the age of eighty one years. He held several offices of importance, such as magistrate, selectman, member of the general court (legislature), and lived an active, ususefuld Christian life, respected by all who knew him. He was the founder of a numerous family, many of whose members became prominent and influential factors in civil, social and business affairs His descendants, without exception, have held high rank in their respective communities, and are numbered today among the most patriotic and useful citizens.

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.

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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