White Family in
Cayuga County, New York
Ancestors of George N. White
George White was born August 5, 1912,
in Throopsville, New York.
He was the only son born to Thomas B. and
Grace V. White.
He died on October 4, 1968 and is
buried in Mt Pleasant Cemetery in Port Byron, New York.
Washington James White was born
September 13, 1810 in Vermont. According to census information
his father was born in England and his mother in Connecticut. He
married Betsy Mary Campbell on October 23, 1831. Betsy was born
December 23, 1812 in New York. Her parents were born in
Washington supported his family by farming and
from the time they were married they lived in the Throop area with the exception of a short time
they lived in Michigan and three years they lived in Auburn.
Washington and Betsey raised eight children, all born in New
York except one daughter who was born in Michigan.
The family were members of the Disciples Church
in Throop with Washington credited for donating the land to
build the church. Several of their children are named for
neighbors who were also members of the church. Washington was a
deacon and also in charge of money for the poor.
Washington died September 28, 1891 and Betsy
Mary died October 5, 1892. They are buried in the Throopsville
Rural Cemetery with other family members.
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Children of Washington
James and Betsy Mary Campbell White
Mary Elizabeth White was born November 9, 1832
in Cayuga County, NY. She married David Mullen on March 6, 1852.
David was born September 28, 1819. They had one daughter, Clara,
who was born in 1854 and died October 4, 1909. Clara never
married. David died June 30, 1904 and Mary died March 21,
1923 after outliving her parents and all her siblings. They are
all buried in the Throopsville Rural Cemetery.
Amelia Ann White was born April 5, 1835 in
Michigan. She married Wheelock Halcy Derby on July 30, 1857 in
the Cato Disciples Church. Wheelock was the son of Dexter and
Lucy Elitharp Derby. He was born August 30, 1836 in Bridport,
Vermont. Wheelock was an architect and developer and in Auburn
he named three streets for his son. The family were members of
the Disciples Church and attended in Auburn.
Amelia and Wheelock had one son, Warren
Dexter Derby who was born in 1865 in Auburn. Warren married
Annie Peacock who was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England in
1867. They had eight children, Fred, Evelyn, Fay, Iva, Frank,
Payson, Clarence and Emily.
Amelia died January 17, 1907 and Wheelock died
April 29, 1918. Warren died in 1942 and Annie died in 1940. They
are all buried in the Throopsville Rural Cemetery. With the
exception of one son, Rev. Payson Derby, all the children of
Warren and Annie are buried in the Throopsville Rural cemetery.
Rev. Derby, his wife Dorothy and one son, Roderick are buried in
Pine Hill Cemetery in Throop.
William Allen White was born April 1, 1838 in
Throop. His first wife was Josephine Everts who was born in Cato
in 1838. Her parents were Caleb and Hadassah Everts. Caleb was
listed as one of the original members of the Disciples Church of
Cato and was a prominent farmer.
William and Josephine had one son, Llewellyn
Washington White who was born July 18, 1859. Josephine died
March 27, 1861 and Llewellyn died April 12, 1880 having never
recovered from typhoid fever. Josephine and her son are buried
in the Cato Union Cemetery with Josephine's family.
William married a second time, Sarah A. McIntyre
who was born in 1835. They had two sons, Bertie who was born in
1866 and Edgar who was born in 1870. Bertie died March 6, 1869
and Edgar died in 1877. William, Sarah, Bertie and Edgar are
buried in Throopsville Rural Cemetery.
George Washington White was born March 12, 1840
in Throop. During the Civil War he enlisted on November 26, 1861
in the 75th NY Infantry, Co. E as a corporal. He was discharged
September 4, 1863 for promotion to Second Lieutenant Co. D, 88th
USCI. He was stationed in Port Hudson, LA and involved in
After the war he returned home and married Eliza
Ann Johnson on April 15, 1866. Eliza was born April 18, 1838 in
Throop. Her parents were Levi and Eliza Johnson. Levi's sister,
Minerva, was the wife of Harris Vorce.
George and Eliza had three children, Jennie Mary
White born 1869, William Johnson White born December 23, 1873
and Clara Louise White born February 2, 1877.
George died January 4, 1889 in Throopsville and
Eliza died June 15, 1911 in Fleming. They are both buried in the
Throopsville Rural Cemetery.
Jennie married Jay Post, who had been born in
Fleming, NY. They had one daughter, Bessie, born in 1892. Bessie
married Frederic Worden. Jen and Jay are buried in Ft Hill
Cemetery in Auburn, NY.
William married Orilla Brown born in 1873. They
had one daughter, Jessie White, born August 8, 1894. William and
Orilla are buried in Throopsville Rural Cemetery.
Jessie married John Brignall and they had one
son, William who was born in 1924. Jessie and John are buried in
Springbrook Cemetery, Seneca Falls, NY.
Clara married Oscar Shaver on December 21, 1904.
Oscar had been born September 26, 1879. They had two daughters,
Erma and Mildred. Erma married Kenneth Schiller in 1925 and they had three children, Mildred, Martha and Kenneth. Mildred married Millard Knapp.
Nelson M. White was born August 27, 1842 in
Throop. He married Cynthia Ann Thomas on January 12, 1869. Annie
was born April 30, 1843 in Throop. She was a Hopping descendent
and when they married they moved to the Hopping Homestead and
raised their family of three while farming and taking care of
elderly family members.
Nelson died November 10, 1919 in Throop and
Annie died April 20, 1913 in Auburn. They are buried with family
in the Throopsville Rural Cemetery with their son, George W.
White who died at three months.
Martia Tyler White was born January 24, 1845 in
Throop. After the Civil War she married Silas Barber who was the
youngest son of Friend Barber and his wife, Eunice.
Silas was born January 14, 1841 in Throop,
youngest of 16 children. He enlisted in the 75th Co. E as a
corporal with Martia's brother, George White. They served
together including promotion to the 88th USCI where Silas was a
Captain. Silas had been ill during most of the war and died
January 15, 1866. He is buried in the Throopsville Rural
Cemetery on the Barber lot with his parents.
They had one son, Clarence Eugene Barber who was
born May 22, 1865. He married Nellie Jane Lewis on July 19,
1893, the daughter of George and Ann Lewis. Nellie had been born
Clarence and Nellie had one daughter, Gladys
Elizabeth Barber who was born February 27, 1895. She married
Edward Ramsay on June 11, 1919. Edward was born October 31,
1893. They had two daughters who are both living.
Martia later married George Lewis, her
daughter-in-law's father, who was a widower and in poor health
and took care of him. She was living on Lewis Road in Throop,
next to the mill pond where she also took care of her parents at
the end of their lives. When she died November 17, 1896, she was
buried in the Throopsville Rural Cemetery on the White lot with
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Lewis McCarty White was born December 23, 1848
in Throop. He married Helen J. Wright on March 4, 1868. Helen
was born January 23, 1847 in Lewis County, NY. They had five
daughters and two sons. One son, George, was born February 5,
1881 and died May 19, 1883.
Charles Herbert White was born August 30, 1870
and married Ella Francis Lewis. They had two daughters, Myrtice
Viola Mary White married William Kelland and
they had one son, Clifford.
Maude Louisa White married Fred Chappel and they
had one daughter, Harriett.
Flora May White married William Carpenter.
Lulu Bell White married Cleveland Jones.
Ida Helen White married Allan Charles Lee and
they had one son, Glenn.
Lewis died on July 28, 1922 in Auburn and Helen
died February 12, 1906 in Auburn. They are both buried in the
Throopsville Rural Cemetery on the White lot.
Achsah Clapp White was born April 24, 1850 in
Throop. She married George W. Weller on January 25, 1868. George
was the son of Nathaniel and Nancy Fleming Weller who are buried
in the Throopsville Rural Cemetery with their daughter,
Caroline. George was born in 1840.
Achsah and George moved to Shiawassee, Michigan
where they had five children. Achsah had returned home for a
visit and apparently was taken ill with typhoid and died at her
parents home on July 2, 1879. She is buried in the Throopsville
Rural Cemetery on the White lot. George remarried in Michigan
and had two more children, twins Ambert and Albert born on
January 30, 1885. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Shiawassee
County, Michigan with his second wife, Mary Sutton Weller.
Frances Weller, born 1868 married William Fred
Voight and they had five children, Jessie, Mittie, Chris, Roy
and Helen Barbara. Frances remarried and is buried in Long Beach
California as Frances Kressler.
Alfred was born 1870 and married Eva Hubbard.
They had six children, Helen, Frank, Bessie, Donald, Avery and
Charles was born 1872 and married Hannah Nelson.
They moved to Chicago, Illinois where they had two sons, Charles
Nellie Helen was born 1875 and she married Frank
Davis. They had three children, Mildred, Frank and Helen.
George was born 1876. After his mother's death
in Throop he lived with his aunt and uncle, Mary and David
Mullen and took their last name. He moved to Chicago, Illinois
and worked for a time with his brother, Charles. On 1902 he
married Norah Francis Malone and they had two children, Marie
and George. They moved to Norfolk Virginia where George Weller
Mullen died in 1970. His son, George Mullen, died in September
of 1975 in Virginia Beach City, VA.
Children of Nelson and
Cynthia Annie White
Josephine White was born November 11, 1869. She
married Charles Bunn on September 7, 1892. Charlie was born
March 14, 1866 in Throop.
They had two children, Ethel White Bunn and
Harold Nelson Bunn. Ethel married Walter Doling September 13,
1919 and they had one son, Robert Charles Doling. Harold married
Mary Elizabeth Powers and they had two children, Carol and
Josie and Charlie are buried in the Throopsville
Thomas Bininger White was born July 1, 1873 in
Throop. He married Grace Vorce on October 14, 1908. They had
three children, Mary Grace White, George Nelson White and Anna
Thomas died on September 15, 1937 and is buried
in the Throopsville Rural Cemetery with his parents. Grace died
on September 22, 1954 and is buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in
Port Byron with her parents.
Mary married Howard Stone in 1935. Howard was
born in Elbridge and was a dentist with offices in both
Weedsport and Port Byron. For 20 years he had been the Port
Byron school dentist. Mary worked as his assistant in the dental
office and the school. Mary and Howard had no children.
Howard had previous been married to Polly Wood from Elbridge. He
is buried with her in Mt Pleasant Cemetery in Elbridge. Mary
died November 29, 2003 and is buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in
Port Byron with her mother and Vorce relatives.
George married Jessie Ruth Langworthy who was
born August 26, 1913 in Port Byron. Her parents were Ross and
Jessie Race Langworthy. George was a tool and die maker and
worked in the Troy Arsenal during WWII and at the Columbia
Rope Company in Auburn. However, what he loved and did for most of
his life was farming. He was on the Board of Education in the
Port Byron School District for many years.
George and Ruth had three daughters. George died
October 4, 1968 in Port Byron and Ruth died April 27, 2009 in
Throopsville, where she was living with one of her daughters.
George and Ruth are buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Anna married Earl Howell on August 9, 1947. Earl
was born in Conquest, Cayuga County, N.Y.. son of Elbert & Ida
Belle Morrison Howell. He served in WWII, 860th
Engineering Aviation Battalion. They had one daughter.
Anna was an elementary school teacher for many
years, starting in a one room school house in Throopsville.
Earl died June 29, 1965 and Anna died May 29,
2011. They are both buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Mary Eunice White was born November 13, 1881.
She married Nyrum Lloyd Armstrong, the son of Nyrum & Sarah C. Armstrong and they had five children, Nell,
Charles, Mary, Margaret and Sidney.
Nell married Guy Smith and they had four
Charles married Juanita Bennett and they had one
daughter, Cynthia Anne Armstrong.
Mary married Robert Harvey in 1922
Margaret married Howard Koppin and they had two
children, Carol and Donald.
Mary Eunice died May 2, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan and
she is buried in the Throopsville Rural Cemetery with her son,
Sidney who died in 1909 at eight months old.
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