Biography of John B. White
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





White, John B., is one of the oldest citizens of the town of Hoosick and a personal landmark. He has been a resident since 1818, when he came here with his father, George W. White, who conducted a blacksmith shop. The death of the latter occurred in 1867, after a long life of eighty one years. John B. was born in Massachusetts in 1815 and labored on the farm and at the blacksmith business until he became a resident of Hoosick Falls, twenty seven years ago. He is emphatically a selfmade man and acquired his wealth by speculation in cattle, sheep and wool, and. now owns considerable real estate here. He was once commissioner of highways, but is hot interested in politics now. Mr. White married in 1851 Almeda Wood of Hoosick. Of their five children none is living.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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