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William Mansfield White

Birthplace: Waterford, Saratoga County, New York, United States
Death: January 02, 1896 (62)
Utica, Oneida County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hon. Hugh White and Maria Mills White
Husband of Anna Maria White
Father of William Pierrepont White; Hubert Laurence White; John Donbeare White; Hugh White; Anna White and 6 others
Brother of Florilla Mansfield White; Sarah White; Maria White and Isabel Niles

Managed by: Alfred "Ed Moch" Cota
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About William Mansfield White

Only son of Hugh White, United States Congressman from New York. Graduated from Hamilton College in Clinton New York in 1853. Managed a family farm in Canaseraga, New York for about 10 years. This is probably Sweet Briar Farm in the town of Ossian, Livingston County, New York, which was originally owned by his father Hugh White. Ossian was in Allegheny County, New York but became part of Livingston County in 1856. William Mansfield White is in the 1870 and 1880 census for Ossian, Livingston County, New York.

He married Anna Maria Pierrepont on Jan. 23, 1863 of Pierrepont Manor, New York, daughter of William Constable Pierrepont and Cornelia Butler. Around 1883, they moved to Utica, New York where Anna Maria died September 22, 1884 at age 42, a year after the birth of her youngest child and William Mansfield died on January 2, 1896. There were six sons and five daughters.

A biography of William Mansfield White was written in: Oneida County, New York Biographies by Daniel Wagner. Our County and Its People, Part II: Biography. Pg. 89-91. Boston: The Boston History Company, 1896.

William Mansfield White and his sister Isabel White Niles (1837-1910) wife of William Watson Niles of the Bronx, New York, (only two surviving adult children of Hugh White & Maria Mansfield) were partners in land leases in Waterford, New York (Cohoes is often mentioned and this is next to Waterford), according to papers held at the New York State Library: SC11036 Manuscripts and Special Collections-White Papers. Other papers are at Cornell.

Children: [1.] Hugh White b. 29 August 1865 m. Theodora Miller [2.] William Pierrepont White b, 5 April 1867 m. Mary Antoinette Wheeler. [3.] Anna Maria White b. 14 Aug. 1868 d. 21 April 1911 [4.] Hubert Lawrence White b. 12 Oct. 1869 m. Emma Ruth Decker. d. 15 Nov. 1953 in Los Angles CA. [gravesite unknown] [5.] Florilla Mansfield White b. 7 Sept. 1871 [6.] Mary Pierrepont White b. 14 July 1873 [7.] Cornelia Butler White b. 2 July 1874 [8.] Isabel White b. 18 April 1876 d. 1910 [9.] DeLancey Pierrepont White b. 12 June 1878 m. Maud Mather. [10.] Charles Carroll White b. 3 June 1880 d. 9 Dec. 1958 m. Edith Le Moyne. [gravesite unknown] [11.] John Dolbeare White b. 26 August 1883 m. Dorothy Handy.

Granite square memorials placed in rows around the large Hugh White monument at Albany Rural Cemetery are: 1. Diana Godfrey Edmunds and her great grandfather William Mansfield White 1833-1896-In front of Hugh White and his wife Maria Mills Mansfield. Anna Maria Pierrepont, wife of William Mansfield White is in the Church/family plot at Pierrepont Manor. 2. Hugh White 1798-1870 and his wife Maria Mills Mansfield 1808-1888. 3. Three stones behind their parents: Florilla Mansfield White 1830-1852; Charlotte White Niles 1843-1864; Sarah White 1840-1844.

1870 Census: Ossian, Livingston County, New York; Post Office Danville [William Mansfield White & Anna Maria Pierrepont m. 1863] 186/177 William M. White Age 37 Farmer/ 63,000/ 30,00/ New York Anna M. Age 29 Hugh Age 5 William P. Age 3 Anna M. Age 1 Hubert 8/12 born in Oct. Aurilia Segnir? Age 45 Nurse/ b. in New York/ 5,000 Personal estate Margaret Wilson Age 23/ Cook/ Canada/ Parents foreign Honoria Crucin? Age 22/ Nurse/ b. in New York/ Parents foreign Margaret Sheetly Age 18/ Waiter/b. in New York/ Parents foreign Eliza Wilson Age 18/ Domestic servant/ Canada/ Parents foreign George Devins Age 28/ Works on farm/ 100/ New York/ Foreign Eliza Lund/ Age 30/ Seamstress/ New York/ Parents foreign

1875 New York State Census: Ossian, Livingston County, New York 246/ Frame/ 6,000/ Family 246/ Wm. M. White/ Age 43/ b. Saratoga Co./ Married/ Farmer/ Native/ Owner of land. Anna M. White/ Age34/ Wife/ Jefferson Co./ Married. Hugh White/ Age 10/ Son/ Livingston Co. Wm. P. White/ Age 8/ Son/ Livingston Co. Anna M. White/ Age 7/ Daughter/ Livingston Co. Hubert L. White/ Age 5/ Son/ Livingston Co. Florilla M. White/ Age 3/ Daughter/ Livingston Co. Mary White/ Age 2/ Daughter/ Livingston Co. Cordelia Burton/ Age 1/ Livingston Co. Aurella Sigur/ Age 50/ Jefferson Co./ Single/ Housekeeper [probably Aurella Segur 1819-13 Dec. 1895 #82202302] M. J. Macloud/ Age 23/ Maryland/ Single/ Governess Elizabeth Grasby/ Age 40/ England/ Single/ Cook Margaret Hare/ Age 33/ State of Jersey/ Single/ Laundress Eveline Keen/ Age 17/ Allegheny/ Single/ Maide Martha Ames/ Age 17/ Steubin/ Single/ Maide Rose Alvord/ Age 18/ Livingston/ Single/ Maide Peter Forter/ Age 28/ Ireland/ Single/ Useful man

1880 Census: Ossian, Livingston County, New York 208/213 Wm. M. White Age 46 Farmer/ NY NY Conn Anna M. [Anna Maria Pierrepont] Age 39/ Wife/ NY NY NY Hugh Age 14/ Son William P.[Pierrepont] Age 13/ Son Anna M. Age 12/ Daughter Hubert L.[Lawrence] Age 11/ Son Florilla M.[Mansfield] Age 9/ Daughter Mary Age 7/ Daughter Age 7/ Daughter Mary Cornelia B.[Butler] Age 6/ Daughter Isabel Age 4/ Daughter Delancey P.[Pierrepont] Age 2/ Son Aurelia Segur Age 55/ Servant/ Keeping house/ NY NY NY Mary Windsor Age 35/ Servant / School teacher/ NY NY NY Lizzie Barnes Age 40/ Servant/ Servant/ Canada Ireland Ireland Elize Fleming Age 22/ Servant/ Canada Ireland Canada Hannah Fleming Age 18/ Servant/ Canada Ireland Canada Emma Taylor Age 19/ Servant/ New York England New York Byron Bennet Age 34/ Servant/ NY England England

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p. 355

In April, 1852, he took up his residence on his present homestead, a delicacy of constitution making it impossible for him to follow a professional life; he turned his attention to agriculture, and by farming and an outdoor life sought health and vigor in the mountain atmosphere of our “Southern tier.”

When the rebellion broke Out he made three attempts to enter the army, but was prevented by physical causes from taking the active part in the war that his patriotism prompted him to take.

Mr. White was the first Republican Supervisor of the town of Ossian, and in 1872 he was the candidate of the Liberals for Representative in Congress, but since then he has acted with the Republican party.

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William Mansfield White's Timeline

July 8, 1833
Waterford, Saratoga County, New York, United States
April 5, 1867
Canaseraga, Allegany County, New York, United States
October 12, 1869
Canaseraga, Allegany County, New York, United States
July 2, 1874
Canaseraga, Allegany County, New York, United States