Biography of Samuel J. White
Potter County, PA Biographies

SAMUEL J. WHITE, his eldest son, was also in the service. He was born January 16, 1839; enlisted in September, 1861, in Company C, Eighty fifth New York Volunteers, and was a prisoner at Andersonvile and Florence prisons ten months and eight days. He was honorably discharged at Elmira, N.Y., in June, 1865. He died at his home in East Sharon, August 16, 1889, of disease contracted while in the army; at the time of his death he was serving his fifth term as commander of G. H. Barnes Post, No. 175, G. A. R., his funeral being attended by about 600 persons; he is much missed in county, town and home. In 1866 he was married to Maryette, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Preston) Jones, of Sharon township, and they have six children, viz.: Gertie (Mrs. Alfred Prince), Josie, Ernest, Laphron, Ola and Leon. Mr. White resided on his farm in Sharon township from 1867 until his death. He served his township two terms as school director, and inspector and judge of elections one term. In politics he was a Republican.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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