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1780-1800

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WHY WE ARE INTERESTED IN THIS FAMILY:
The research puzzle is to connect William White and Hannah Tompkins who came to Sidney Township, Upper Canada around 1800 into the White families residing in and near Beekman Patent, Dutchess County, NY after the Revolutionary War period. We feel we have identified this White family in NY. The evidence is of a strongly suggestive type since the neighbouring families intermarried and many came to Upper Canada around 1800. There is speculation in the work below, so be careful.

This web page is a collection of research notes to keep track of our thinking and guide us in finding more information. There is a team of people working on this and I want to express my thanks to all of them:
Thanks to Jon Acker, Jackie Crerar, Peter Johnson, Barb McGill, Jeanne Ross, Bonny Campbell, Linda Smith and Carol Collins. Thanks to Frank Doherty for his additional information.


These links will take you to the sections below on this web page.
  1. Overview
  2. 1790 Census
  3. Beekman records 1790's
  4. Sundry "White" records in Beekman
  5. William White of Mabbettsville, Washington Tp.
  6. William White m Joannah Palmer
  7. 1800 Census
  1. Earlier White families in 1760 to 1780's
  2. Andrew White 1735 - 64, (son of Benjamin) m Amy Palmer
  3. Quaker Removal records
1790
1790 NY census, Beekman, page 65
1. OVERVIEW 
William White (1751 - 1810) married Hannah Tomkins and they and their children leave NY state from either Dutchess County or Schoharie for Sidney Township, Upper Canada, around 1800. No marriage or birth records have been found for them. The key question is - "Is the family of William and Hannah Tomkins in Upper Canada the same family referred to as William White in Beekman in the 1790 census of NY? We think the answer is 'yes'. Note the proximity of Tomkins families living on adjacent farms in the 1790 NY census above. For William White, the number of children in the census fits if one assumes that there was an older son who was deceased by 1810.

William and Hannah's children have been identified from Canadian records. Their oldest son (in 1810) Cornelius White (1776-1844) marries Elizabeth Acker in NY. The other children Fanny and Reuben for sure and likely Stephen and Elizabeth settle and marry in Canada. There is also a Sarah White, said to be a cousin of Reuben, who marries Smitton Simmons and settles in Cramahe Tp., UC.

The two pieces of key evidence linking the NY family to this Canadian family involve Elizabeth Acker. Her birthdate of 1 Jul 1772 is recorded in the records of the Hopewell Dutch Reformed Church, Hopewell Township of East Fishkill (Beekman) in NY and another completely separate Canadian record has her birth date as 11 June 1772, an image of which is on the web page of William White.  This record is a near match and considering how it was collected around 1890 we accept that the two dates refer to the same person.

Jon Acker eloquently makes the argument that we have identified the emigrating White family: "It's easy for me to accept, from the Acker perspective, that the White family of Canada and Beekman are the same family, since by and large people married within their own communities.  We know that Cornelius White married our Elizabeth Acker (thankfully, her date from the White info closely matches the date from the Hopewell church).  We know Cornelius was the son of William and Hannah (Tompkins) White, and sure enough there is a William White residing "next door" to Tomkins families (one of whom is named Cornelius) not far from the Eckarts (Ackers) in Beekman in 1790. We know that both the Whites and Ackers later resided in the same area of Ontario where a large number of other Beekman residents had relocated."

We even have a later account of the Whites possibly having resided in Schoharie region before moving on to Canada, which fits the known movements of the Acker family.

In the absence of actual vital records (probably lost) we just can't expect to find much more perfect supportive evidence than that.  In fact, for us to think that Elizabeth Acker had married some other Cornelius White belonging to a different William and Hannah (Tompkins) outside the tiny Beekman community, when the one living right nearby them matches the profile so perfectly, would simply be beyond implausible."

There are 12 men in the 1790 NY census with the name William White and below we eliminate all of them except "William White of Beekman" as the William White who emigrated to Upper Canada.

Regarding the marriage of son Cornelius to Elizabeth Acker we note that Elizabeth was baptized in 1772 at the Hopewell Dutch Reformed Church. The fact that Cornelius married a non Quaker suggests he was not a Quaker at this time and by extension that his parents were likely not Quaker. In Canada, William and his son Cornelius request and are accepted as members in the West Lake Quaker meeting located in Hallowell Township. Cornelius is recorded in the 1799 Beekman tax lists (see item 4).

Nine Partners was a Quaker Monthly Meeting in Dutchess and in 1798 set up the Adolphustown Meeting as a subordinant meeting. Quite quickly Adolphustown became its own Monthly Meeting and West Lake was establish under its wing. Aaron White, somehow connected to the family, was a Quaker in Duanesburgh, NY and was in Canada by 1794 and is in the Adolphustown Quaker minutes in 1798. Aaron may have had some role in encouraging the migration to Canada. Many Quakers from Dutchess migrated to Adolphustown and West Lake. Later, in Canada, a son of Aaron marries a daughter of Cornelius White. There is a statement in PLBQ that the two White families are related.

Another William White (see below) who marries Joannah Palmer is in the local NY record and he is a more unlikley candidate for the William White referred to in the 1790 census. The Palmers also lived nearby, some of whom emigrated to Canada. Aaron White married Mary Palmer, sister of Joannah. More work needs to be done to trace this family.

It does not appear that William White is linked to the family of Benjamin and Andrew White (below) who were in the area by 1760. Unfortunately our William White and Hannah Tomkins are not mentioned in probate records, land records and church records and only sparsley recorded in other records. We may never be able to link them into other White families with any confidence.



2. 1790 NY CENSUS
There are the 12 men in the 1790 census with the name William White and below we eliminate all of them except William White of Beekman as the William White who emigrated to Upper Canada.

1790 CENSUS FOR WILLIAM WHITE IN NY
Males incl Head >16, Males <16, All Females incl Head,  All other slaves
      William White,  Beekman Town, Dutchess, NY, 2/3/3 - our man
X   William A White, Washington, Dutchess, NY, 1/2/3 - see the Mabbettsville Whites below
X   William, The 1st White, Washington, Dutchess, NY, 3/1/3 - see the Mabbettsville Whites below
X   William, The 3d White, Washington, Dutchess, NY, 1/2/2 - see the Mabbettsville Whites below
Those below are very unlikely candidates
X   William White, Schenectady, Albany, NY, 1/3 - was a patriot and died in Schenectady.
      William White, Canajoxharrie, Montgomery, NY, 1/2/3
      William White, New Windsor, Ulster, NY, 1/1/6
      Willm White, Half Moon, Albany, NY, 3/2
      Wm White, Southfield , Richmond, NY, 1/2
      Willm White, Queensbury, Washington, NY, 1/1/3
X   Willm, Jr White, Hillsdale, Columbia, NY, 2/2/3 
X   William White,  New York City Out Ward New York, NY, 1/1
X = also named in the 1800 census

Note the William White in Beekman next door to Tomkins farms - is this our man?
In this family below there were 2 males over age 16, 3 males under age 16 and 3 females - this could be father William and an oldest son (who died or did not come to Canada) and 3 sons Cornelius, Reuben, Stephen and wife Hannah and two daughters Fanny and Elizabeth. A perfect match!

#1 = free white males over 16 and family head
#2 = free white males under 16
#3 = free white females and family head
#4 = all other free persons
#5 = slaves

BEEKMAN ONLY (In the order the census was taken)
Bull, Josiah Jr. 3-2-4-0-0
Doty, Joseph 1-2-1-0-0
Doty, David 1-0-2-0-0
Doty, William 1-3-2-0-0
Hayt [sic], Daniel 2-1-5-0-0
Blunt [Blount], Cornelius 1-0-3-0-0
Cunningham, Charles 2-1-2-0-0
Dean, Stephen 3-3-3-0-0
Dean, Daniel S. 2-0-2-0-0  [Gaius Dean settled UC ca 1799/Hamilton Twp Assess. Role]
Titus, Isael 2-1-7-0-0
Over Ocken [sic], Martinus 4-3-3-1-0
Wheeler, Mark 1-2-4-0-0
Dean, Lawrence 1-1-4-0-0
Dean, Gilbert 1-3-2-0-0
Dean, Samuel 1-3-3-0-0
Dean, Moses 1-2-3-0-0  [Lawrence to Moses all together]
Eighmey [sic], George the 2d 1-1-4-1-0
Cronekrite [sic], William 1-2-1-0-0
Bull, Stephen 1-0-2-0-0
Over Ocken [sic], John 1-1-1-0-0
Tripp, John 1-3-2-0-0
Tripp, Hannah 0-5-4-0-0
Tripp, Israel 2-3-3-0-0
Eighmy [sic], Peter 2-2-3-0-0
Brownell, Luther 2-0-2-0-0
Ketcham, Isaac 1-5-3-0-0
Tomkins, Cornelius 4-0-2-0-0
Overhizer, Abraham 1-5-5-0-0
Tomkins, Nehemiah 1-1-2-0-0
Tomkins, John 1-1-2-0-0
White, William 2-3-3-0-0
Taylor, Solomon 1-1-2-0-0 [Tomkins, Cornelius to Taylor, Solomon adjacent]
Ketchum, Stephen 1-2-3-0-0
Noxon, James 2-1-3-0-1
Noxon, Benjamin 3-4-4-0-0

Source: 1790 census, Beekman, Dutchess Co., NY, Microcopy No. T-498, Roll 2, p. 65, researcher J. Crerar

ALL THE WHITES of DUTCHESS 1790
Asa White, Pawling Town, Dutchess Cty NY
Elijah White, Frederickstown, ", "
Jeremiah White, Philipstown, ", "
John White, Fishkill, " , "
John White Jr., Clinton, ", "
Joseph White, Pawling, " , "
William White, Beekman Town, Dutchess Cty. NY
Source: 
researcher J. Crerar


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3. 1790'S BEEKMAN PATENT

1794 Overseers of the Highways
Hezekiah Rogers               Samuel Curtis
Nicholas Emigh, s. of Philip  William Tanner
John Emigh, s. of Nicholas    Andrew Sincerbox
Henry Cornwell                James Simmons
Isaac Ketcham                 John Houghtaling Jun.
Elijah Reynolds               Jonathan Washburn
Jonathan Bowerman             Joseph Doane (?)
Martinus Overocker            John Sleight
William White                 John Acker
Tillie Pine                   John Huling
John Wilkinson                Abraham Storm
Joseph Tompkins               George Peters
Jacob Fowler                  Nehemiah Oakley
Israel Vail Jr.               Joseph Esmond
David I. Brill                Peter Drake
Benjamin Noxon                Adam Ackert
Jeremiah Haxton               Maurice Pleas
Thomas Baker Jr.              Henry Hilliker Jr.
Joseph Denny                  Silas Austin
John F. Losee
Source: Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Frank Doherty, 1990, 247 - 1 Apr 1794, Beekman Town meeting, researcher J. Crerar

1795 BEEKMAN PATENT
Samuel Dorland Jr.,  William White, John Dorland, James Simmons
Source: Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Frank Doherty, 1990, 250 - 7 Apr 1795, Beekman Town meeting

1797 BEEKMAN PATENT
William White,  James Simmons, Daniel Tompkins,John Brill Jr., Benjamin Noxon
Source: Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Frank Doherty, 1990, 257 - 4 Apr 1797, Beekman Town meeting


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4. SUNDRY "WHITE" RECORDS IN BEEKMAN
I thank Frank Doherty, well known author of the Settlers of Beekman Patent,  for supplying the records in this section. Our William White is not identified in these records, however Cornelius White, likely his son, is listed in the 1799 tax list below.

BEEKMAN STORES
White,
Abner’s son (Charles?), C374
Abners son Charles, C307
Benjamin, A16
Charles, C374
George, C507
James, B82, C263, C274, C433
Jonathan’s son, C108
Sal (Josiah Dean), C443
William, B21, B23, B34, B50 [Note: The dates of opertion of this store may be a little early for our William to be this man.]
 
The B store was in Beekman (East Fishkill, you should note, is not in Beekman but was part of the Rombout Patent).  The only Whites in this store which flourished 1767 through 1773 or so, are James and William. 
 
Caleb White (of the Clove - per the storekeeper's note) was at another store (Schenck) about the same time period. 
 
Asa & Nathaniel White were at a store in Pawling 1790-95.  Asa & Ichabod White were at the Merritt store on Quaker Hill, Pawling 1767-1775 +/-. 
 
DEED BOOKS
The only Whites listed in the first 25 books of deeds and mortgages in Beekman (up to 1815 or so) are: Asa, Charles, John Jr. and Thomas.  
 
TAX LISTS
The tax lists ended in 1778 in Beekman. The only list after that is the Oct. 1799 list.  Cornelius White is on that list, as is Charles.  Cornelius is dirt poor- only $26 personal property, no real property.  
[Note: This is likely Cornelius White, son of our William, as a young married man.
 

LEASES
There are no leases for Whites in Beekman in any of my sources. 
 
QUAKERS    
The Oblong Quaker records show Andrew, Ichabod, Joshua and Ruloff White in the 1757-1780 minutes. 
 
"The only records I haven't looked at are court records and a few other minor ones.  This area is tough for records if the name doesn't show up in probate, land or church."
Source: Frank Doherty by email, Mar 2009



5. WILLIAM WHITE OF MABBETSVILLE, WASHINGTON TP, DUTCHESS
These three men below are named in the 1790 and 1800 NY census.
William A White, Washington, Dutchess, NY
William, The 1st White, Washington, Dutchess
William, The 3d White, Washington, Dutchess

Kathy Osmond, a descendant of this line, wrote in April, 2014 that:
"1. William the 1st is the father of William White Jr. or William White the 3rd.
2. William A. White is the son-in-law of William White the 1st and brother-in-law of William White the 3rd. He is married to Eunice White.
3. William White the 3rd or William White Jr. is the son of William White the 1st and his sister, Eunice White is married to William A. (Abner) White.

The William White Jr. (the 3rd) living in Nine Partners is the same William White that later moved to Rensselaerville, Albany, New York. His grandfather, Benjamin White came from Salisbury, Connecticut and was welcomed to the Nine Partners Quaker Monthly Meeting the 16th day of the fifth month 1748.

I am a descendant of David White born 1764, a brother of this William White Jr. David was born at Nine Partners/Washington, same as his brother, William White Jr. David and William White Jr. left Dutchess County in the early 1800's to live in Rensselaerville, Albany, New York. William White's Quaker records state they Cert to Coeymans 3-21-1805 to settle in Oak Hill. Their children that were born by that time were also mentioned. [FHL US/CAN Film #873511] William married Joanna or Gehannah Palmer, daughter of Benjamin Palmer Jr. and Judith or Judah Lapham. She is mentioned in her mother's will who was also living in Rensselaerville.

I don't know exactly who David White married. The quaker records has David White and wife, Phebe, removing to Coeyman's Monthly Meeting too. Another brother, Silas White has David's wife's last name listed as Lapham in his bible and I can't seem to place her with parents. Silas has Johanna's first name blank and last name as Palmer. David White joined the Preston Hollow Baptist Church but William White Jr. and his family are in the Coeyman and Rensselaerville Quaker records.

Some of the information about the family is found in this on line excerpt from the Nebraska and Midwest Genalogical Record, Apr, 1927, pages 41-43. There is also a Supreme Court document that lists all the living members in 1850 of the William and Ruth Husted White family (William Jr.'s great-grandparents) The complete document mentions relationships and where they are summoned. [LDS Family History Library US/CAN film #926511, no. 53]

I'm not sure where David White, my ancestor, is living in 1790 or 1800. I'm wondering if he was married first to a different wife who died and then he married Phebe because his children aren't mentioned in any of the Quaker records, only Phebe. His first son, Jeremiah was born around 1790 so David was probably married. He and his brother, William White Jr. are both in the Rensselarville, Albany, New York census in 1820 and both died there."
Source: email, Kathy Osmond, Apr 2014

Kathy Osmond's email fits with our previous conclusion that the three William White families of Washington Tp are not the William White of Beekman in the 1790 NY census. Note the two White lineages below come together with the marriage of William A White and Eunice White. Jeanne Ross and Jackie Crerar have been examining New England and early NY records trying to find a link that makes sense. Thanks to them for the lineages below.
Jeanne Ross writes,"Consider this below with caution – it is mostly compiled from other researchers’ work (more than one, and they didn’t appear to be copying one another).  I looked for supporting records, and found some.  Quite a lot of the New York material is also in the Quaker records.  My opinion is that it is fairly accurate, but don’t assume it is gospel. Also – I do have two generations further back in the White line – but this is all from other researchers and I don’t know if it is true or not.  Here it is – the couple that begins the attached is highlighted."

FAMILY #1
Jeanne writes, "This is an extremely interesting family because the names look “right” and also because the marriage I marked in red is the merging of two White families.  There’s even a Sarah which could possibly be “my” Sarah White who married Smiton Simmons. 

1          Benjamin White            b: 17 May 1702 in Esopuser (later Kingston), Kinderhook, New York              d: Bet. 12 Dec 1756 - 07 Feb 1764 in Crom Elbow Precinct, Duchess County, NY         
..                      +Catryntye Rees           b: 1706 in Esophus (later Kingston), NY           m: 1725 in Columbia, New York            d: 18 Oct 1750 in Salisbury, New Haven, Connecticut 

........    2          Peter White      b: in Livingston, Columbia County, New York                          
........    2          Arratje White                                      
........    2          Andrew White  b: Abt. 1735 in Crom Elbow Precinct, Duchess County, NY                 d: 20 Mar 1810 in Plattsburg, New York   Residence: 1790 Cambridge, Albany, New York
............                        +Amy Palmer   b: Jun 1743      m: 1758            d: 27 Mar 1827 in Peru Township, Clinton Co., New York        Residence: 1783 Hoosac, New York
...................     3          Edward White  b: 21 Aug 1759 in Crum Elbow, Nine Partners, Dutchess Co, NY                    d: 07 Aug 1842 in Peru, Clinton County, New York        
.......................             +Rachel Dusenbruy      b: Abt. 1761                 d: 31 Oct 1806
...................     3          Oliver White     b: Abt. 1761 in New York                                Residence: 1800 Providence, Saratoga, New York
...................     3          Phebe White     b: 27 Oct 1761 in Town of Washington, Duchess Co., NY                              
...................     3          Rachel White    b: 18 Jan 1764 in Nine Partners, Dutchess County, New York              d: 26 Sep 1824 in Mt. Gilead, Morrow Co., Ohio           
.......................             +Jonathan Wood          b: 09 Dec 1760 in Dartmouth, Massachusetts    m: 28 Sep 1783 in Dutchess County, New York       d: 07 May 1838 in Mount Gilead, Ohio
...................     3          Peter White      b: 03 Jan 1765             d: 25 Dec 1859 in Cardington, Morrow Co, OH            Residence: 1800 Peru, Clinton, New York
.......................             +Nancy Allen   b: Abt. 1770                            
...................     3          Joshua White    b: 15 Oct 1767 in Nine Partners, Dutchess County, New York                         Residence: 1791 Easton, New York
.......................             +Deborah Lounsbury                m: 16 Jan 1792 in Nine Partners, Dutchess County, New York            
...................     3          Reuben White   b: 12 Jan 1770 in Nine Partners, Dutchess County, New York              d: 1842 in Collins, New York       Residence: 1792 Easton, New York
.......................             +Deborah Wilbur         b: 09 Jul 1775  m: Bef. 20 Dec 1795    d: 18 Aug 1832           
...................     3          Elizabeth White b: 30 Dec 1771 in City of Washington, Duchess Co., New York                                  
...................     3          William White   b: 15 Nov 1773 in Nine Partners, Dutchess, NY                       d: Bef. 1850 in Delaware, Porter, Ohio Residence: 1800 Peru, Clinton, New York
.......................             +Margaret Banker        b: 11 Jun 1781 in Peru, New York       m: 1798 in New York   d: Bet. 1850 - 1860 in Morrow County, Ohio          
...................     3          Mary White      b: 18 Dec 1775 in City of Washington, Duchess Co., New York                                  
.......................             +? Beardsley                m: 26 Apr 1810 in Peru Township, Clinton Co., New York                 
...................                 *2nd Husband of Mary White:                                     
.......................             +Unknown Thomson                m: 1816                       
...................     3          Benjamin White                                               
...................     3          Catherine White                                               
...................     3          Nehemiah White                                              
...................     3          Palmer White                                       
.......................             +Betsey White  b: 1793 in Vermont       m: Abt. 1813               
........    2          William White   b: 19 Apr 1732 in Claverack, Columbia Co., New York,  d: Bef. 19 Dec 1821 in Washington, Dutchess, N.Y.   [Note: This Wm White is described as William White the 1st in the 1790 NY census according to Kathy Osmond.]
............                        +Ruth Husted   b: 28 Feb 1728/29 in Greenwich, Fairfield CO., Connecticut                            
...................     3          Hannah White   b: 30 Jun 1757 in New York                           
.......................             +Silas Deuel                                        
...................     3          Benjamin White            b: 18 Nov 1758 in New York                          
...................     3          William White   b: 04 Dec 1760 in New York married Joanna Palmer [Note: This Wm White is described as William White the 3rd in the 1790 NY census according to Kathy Osmond. For more, see section 6 below.]                          
...................     3          Eunice White    b: 29 Jun 1762 in Nine Partners, Dutchess, New York    d: 20 Dec 1816           
.......................             +William A. White   b: 1756 in Mabbetsville, Dutchess Co., NY    d: 24 Aug 1802 in Mabbetsville, Dutchess Co., NY   Residence: 1790 Washington, Dutchess, NY [Note: John Acker writes: William of Mabbetsville is from Nine Partners territory and in fact his wife Eunice was one of the Nine Partners Whites.  Where he might be on the census I don't know, but I strongly doubt that William and Eunice are the 1790 Beekman household.]
...................     3          David White     b: 29 Oct 1764 in New York                           
...................     3          Joshua White    b: 02 Sep 1766 in Nine Partners, Dutchess, New York             d: 25 Jul 1834 in Nichols, Tioga Co., New York
.......................             +Rhoda Deuel  b: in Dover, Dutchess Co., New York              d: 01 Sep 1840           
...................     3          Catherine White            b: 21 Jul 1768 in New York                 d: Bef. 1804    
.......................             +Unknown Angevine                                       
...................     3          Silas White       b: 07 Feb 1770 in Nine Partners, Dutchess, New York             d: 02 Nov 1847           
...................     3          Ruth White       b: 17 Feb 1772 in Nine Partners, Dutchess, New York             d: Bef. 06 Sep 1811           
.......................             +Timothy Tripp            b: Bet. 19 Dec 1769 - 1778 in Millbrook, Dutchess, NY          m: Abt. 1790 in Nine Partners, Dutchess, New York    

FAMILY #2
Descendants of William White
                                                                       
            1          William White   b: Abt. 1683                 d: Bef. 03 Oct 1780 in Dartmouth, MA
..                      +Elizabeth Cadman       b: Abt. 1692     m: Bef. 1718               
........    2          William White                           d: in Dartmouth, MA    
............                        +Abigail Thurston         b: 07 May 1700 in Little Compton, RI  m: 02 Oct 1729                       
...................     3          Jonathon White                         d: 1804 in Westport, MA        
.......................             +Abigail Wing  b: 1734            m: 01 Jan 1756 in Dartmouth, MA        d: 1806           
...................     3          Hannah White   b: 1731                        d: 1819           
........    2          George White                           d: in Dartmouth, MA    
............                        +Deborah Shaw                       m: 18 Feb 1729/30       d: in Dartmouth, MA    
........    2          Hannah White                           d: 09 Jun 1792 in Dover Plains, NY     
............                        +William Taber b: 18 Feb 1704/05 in Dartmouth, MA   m: 27 Dec 1730           d: Bef. 04 Apr 1758 in Dartmouth, MA       
...................     3          Thomas Taber  b: 22 Jan 1732/33 in Dartmouth, MA                d: 18 Sep 1783           
.......................             +Annetherase Pearce    b: 12 Nov 1733 in Little Compton, RI               d: 29 Aug 1805 in Prawling, Dutchess Co, NY        
........    2          Roger White                             d: Bef. 17 Jun 1802 in Hopkinton, RI   
............                        +Rebecca Grinnell        b: 16 Dec 1710 in Little Compton, RI   m: 04 May 1736                      
........    2          Christopher White                                d: in Tiverton, RI          
............                        +Elizabeth Thurston      b: 24 Sep 1719 in Little Compton, RI   m: 04 Mar 1738/39                 
........    2          Susanna White                                     
........    2          Elizabeth White                         d: Bef. 13 Feb 1748/49           
............                        +Benjamin Slocum        b: in Newport, RI         m: 24 Apr 1737            d: in Adams, MA         
........    2          Thomas White                                     
........    2          Sarah White     b: Abt. 1720                 d: in Tiverton, RI          
............                        +John Brownell            b: in Little Compton, RI            m: 23 May 1726           d: in Tiverton, RI           
........    2          Oliver White     b: Abt. 1722 in Dartmouth, Bristol, MA                        d: Bef. 19 Apr 1791 in Hopkinton, RI       
............                        +Mary Sherman           b: 10 Aug 1725 in North Kingston, RI  m: 21 Jan 1746/47 in N. Kingston, Washington, RI            
...................     3          Godfrey White  b: 1761 in Hopkinton, RI                                     
...................     3          Susanna White  b: 1766 in Hopkinton, RI                                 
...................     3          Walter White    b: Bef. 1768                            
...................     3          Mary White      b: Bef. 1770                            
...................     3          Sarah White     b: Bef. 1772                            
...................     3          Oliver White     b: Abt. 1774                            
...................     3          Christopher White        b: Abt. 1776                            
...................     3          Penelope White            b: Abt. 1778                            
........    2          Abner White     b: 24 Apr 1724 in Dartmouth, MA                    d: 1794 in Mabbetsville, Dutchess Co., NY           
............                        +Ruth Brownell            b: 29 Dec 1727 in Little Compton, RI   m: 14 Apr 1746            d: 28 Mar 1806 in Mabbetsville, Dutchess Co., NY         
...................     3          Mary White      b: 09 Jan 1747/48 in Little Compton, RI                                  
.......................             +Unknown Harris                                            
...................     3          Charles White   b: 1753 in Little Compton, RI               d: 17 Apr 1822 in Washington, Dutchess, N.Y.    Residence: 1790 Washington, Dutchess, NY
.......................             +Elizabeth Doty                        m: Abt. 1778               
...................     3          William Abner White   b: 1756 in Mabbetsville, Dutchess Co., NY  d: 24 Aug 1802 in Mabbetsville, Dutchess Co., NY   Residence: 1790 Washington, Dutchess, NY [Mabbetsville is part of Washington township which, according to French's Gazetteer, was "mostly comprised within the Great Nine Partners Tract"]
.......................             +Eunice White  b: 29 Jun 1762 in Nine Partners, Dutchess, New York   d: 20 Dec 1816           
...................     3          James White     b: Abt. 1759 in Mabbetsville, Dutchess Co., NY                                  
...................     3          Ruth White       b: Abt. 1759 in Mabbetsville, Dutchess Co., NY                                  
.......................             +Unknown Merritt                                           
...................     3          Thomas White  b: 1770 in Mabbetsville, Dutchess Co., NY                              Residence: 1800 Washington, Dutchess, NY
.......................             +Rebecca Vail  b: 09 Jul 1770 in Union Vale, Dutchess County, NY     m: 1789            d: 1840 in Broome County, NY   
...................                 *2nd Wife of Thomas White:                                       
.......................             +Tamar Vail     b: 31 Mar 1795 in Nova Scotia, Canada           m: 15 Oct 1841


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6. WILLIAM WHITE m JOANNAH PALMER 1785
This William White appears to be the son of William White and Ruth Husted above.

This William White is not the William White in the Beekman census of 1790. Jon Acker writes, "I really doubt that the Beekman William is the William who married Joannah Palmer who was from Nine Partners which was way up in the northeast corner of Dutchess county (near the border of Columbia Co to the north, and CT to the east).  On a modern map, locate towns such as Pine Plains and Northeast Center, and you'll have found the Nine Partners region.  Beekman was down in the southern portion just west of Pawling (Poughquag and Green Haven on a modern map are towns that were within Beekman township.  And of course Hopewell Junction). Nothing about the info I see suggests to me that William and Joannah might have resided in Beekman. "
 
Jon further speculates that William White who married Joannah Palmer 24 Nov 1785 is probably the brother to Aaron White who married Mary Palmer - sister to Joannah above, who relocated to Prince Edward County by 1794. [This has yet to be proven.] William White and his wife Joannah with children removed from Nine Partners to Creek 21 of 3m 1805. 
Listed children were: Leonard & Juday (both free of marriage intentions therefore both of age to marry), Solon, Mary, Margaret, William, Sidney, Eben and Abiah.
Source: Marriages of Dutchess County, NY; NEHGS online
Source:  Quaker Removals, p. 73-77
Source: Jackie Crerar

Aaron White married Mary Palmer 1787, April 15 [this certainly being the Aaron and Mary (Palmer) White who removed/moved to Prince Edward County/Upper Canada. Probably 2 brothers marrying 2 sisters. SO....Aaron White is NOT on the 1790 NOR the 1800 Census for  ALL of Dutchess County but he does show up early (by 1794) on the north shore of Lake Ontario "...with a large family and later moves to Hallowell. He is in the Quaker minutes in 1794. William White IS on the 1790 census but is NOT on the 1800 census....I have found a William White who died intestate ..town of Rensselaer Ville, Co. of Albany, proved Nov. 5, 1818 ... what's interesting is that the Administration of the intestate William was given to his widow Joanna and to the son in law of William and Joanna, one Timothy R. Potter [decree on serial 1532 set; Eardely abstracts, NY Wills/Probate; NEHGS online]. Later, one Ebenezer White of Mass. argued successfully to remove Potter...so it gets complicated.
Source: Jackie Crerar


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7. 1800 NY CENSUS

1800 DUTCHESS COUNTY
John White (noted as son of John White Sr and wife Tabitha in Tabitha's Will)
             1 male under age 10, 1 male aged 16-26, 1 female aged 16-26
             [John White Sr. of Dutchess County married Tabitha and they had kids...when John died he left no Will but his wife Tabitha did - pvd 2 March 1810 filed at Poughkeeppsie NY and names the sons: Jonathan, John, Ameriah, Joseph, Daniel and married daughters among whom Elizabeth Coon.]

Amariah White (noted as son of John White Sr and wife Tabitha in Tabitha's Will)
             1 male aged 26-45, 1 female aged 26-45 (newlyweds I think)
David White (relationship to John/Tabitha not confirmed)
             2 males under age 10, 1 male over age 45, 1 female under age 10,
             1 female aged 26-45
Caleb Coon (his wife was Elizabeth White, daughter of John and Tabitha White, noted in Tabitha's Will ca 1810)
             1 male under age 10, 1 male aged 10-16, 1 male aged 16-26,
             1 male aged 26-45, 2 females under age 10, 1 female aged 26-45.
Source: Jackie Crerar

1800 CLINTON CITY
[Clinton is on the west side of Lake Champlain the northernmost reach of the Hudson River and very close to Canada)
Andrew White Peru Town
James White, Peru Town
Peter White, Peru Town
Thomas White, Plattsburgh Town
William White, Chateaugay Town soooo...this William stayed put with his family..not our William.
Source: Jackie Crerar


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[Early] 1. WHITE'S IN DUTCHESS 1760 - 1780

All the information below deals with earlier families in an attempt to find a connection for William White of Beekman who is in the 1790 census.

Benjamin (father) and his son Andrew White in the records below suggest that Benjamin is a widower by 1860. 


1760 MEMBERS AT NINE PARTNERS - Quaker Meeting

Reuben Palmer and wife
Jonathan Hoag and wife
Jacob Haight and wife
Stephen Haight and wife
Andrew White and wife
Benjam White
Hannah Thorn
Pater Palmer and wife
Joseph Haight and wife
John Haight and wife
Micah Palmer and wife
Ezekial Hoag and wife
Solomon Haight
Nathan Bull
Hannah Tripp
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[Early] 2. ANDREW WHITE (1735-1810) m AMY PALMER,
Benjamin White (1702-1764) of Dutchess County, the father of Andrew White, dies abt 1764.
Andrew and Amy White are Quakers at Nine Partners. It appears from the work below that our William White is not of this family who are in Dutchess quite early.

BENJAMIN WHITE WILL (Father of Andrew)
Benjamin White who left a Will (d. 1764, Crum Elbow, Dutchess Cty) stating all his stuff to go to his 3 sons: Andrew, William and Peter. No mention of a wife, and William and Andrew were Execs. Andrew married Amy Palmer 22 NOV1758 at Nine Partners Meeting and their children (noted from his Will - d. 1810, Peru Town, Clinton Cty NY): Edward, Peter, Joshua, Reuben, William, Nehemiah, Benjamin, Ruluf and the last son, Palmer White and daughters Phebe White Irish (husband George Irish was witness to the Will); Rachel Wood, Elizabeth Baker, Mary Baker (dec'd) and eldest daughter of Mary Baker - Cathrine Bordsley.
Source: 
New York Wills, 1626-1836, NEHGS online database, "Benjamin White 2038 (W 27) 1756, 31st Day, 12th Month; 1764, Febry. 7",  Will Abstracts compiled by Eardely, researcher J.Crerar

MARRIAGE of ANDREW AND AMY
Andrew White of Crum Elbow m. Amy palmer of Crum Elbow, 22 of 11m 1758 at Nine Partners.
Source: Oblong Monthly Meeting, researcher J. Crerar

ANDREW WHITE WILL
I have Andrew White's Will...he had moved to Peru, Clinton County NY and he died in June of 1810 (his father was Benjamin and his son was also named Benjamin).  Andrew White had married Amy Palmer back in Beekman and they list kids: Edward, Peter, Joshua, Reuben, William, Nehemiah, Benjamin, Phebe Irish, Rachel Wood, Elizabeth Baker, Cathrine Bordsley (probable eldest dau. of Mary Baker and married), Ruluf (shades of Ruluf Ostrom group??), Palmer (sons). Ruluf and Palmer got the home farm. Ruluf and Palmer were the youngest sons, so it seems to me that Andrew had already settled lands/money on his elder sons who moved elsewhere. So these folks really did move around a fair bit., and I really doubt that the Palmers, Cunninghams, Ostroms and Whites were strangers to each other once they started to 'tame' Upper Canada!
Source: Abstracts of Wills, Administrations and Guardianships in N. Y. State", 1787-1835 compiled by Eardely, Andrew White, Will proved June 8, 1810, pages 15-17, Will Record A, Plattsburg, NY, 
NEHGS online database, researcher J. Crerar.  

BENJAMIN WHITE
Benjamin White b: 17 May 1702 in Esopuser (later Kingston), Kinderhook, New York  d: Bet. 12 Dec 1756 - 07 Feb 1764 in Crom Elbow Precinct, Duchess County, NY     
….     +Catryntye Rees  b: 1706 in Esophus (later Kingston), NY   m: 1725 in Columbia, New York  d: 18 Oct 1750 in Salisbury, New Haven, Connecticut         
………..     3          Peter White b: in Livingston, Columbia County, NY                   
………..     3          Arratje White                                        
………..     3          Andrew White  b: Abt. 1735 in Crom Elbow Precinct, Duchess County, NY  d: 20 Mar 1810 in Plattsburg, New York   Residence: 1790 Cambridge, Albany, New York                                       
                                    +Amy Palmer   b: Jun 1743  m: 1758  d: 27 Mar 1827 in Peru Township, Clinton Co., NY  Residence: 1783 Hoosac, New York

………..     3          William White  b: 19 Apr 1732 in Claverack, Columbia Co. NY. d: Bef. 19 Dec 1821 in Washington, Dutchess, N.Y.  
                                   +Ruth Husted    b: 28 Feb 1728/29 in Greenwich, Fairfield CO., Connecticut        

Source: Jeanne Ross

ANDREW WHITE and AMY PALMER
Andrew White is the son of  Benjamin White who's will probated in 1764 states;
1 Andrew White b: Abt. 1735 in Crom Elbow Precinct, Duchess County, NY d: 20 Mar 1810 in Plattsburg, New York Residence: 1790 Cambridge, Albany, New York
.. +Amy Palmer b: Jun 1743 m: 1758 d: 27 Mar 1827 in Peru Township, Clinton Co., New York Residence: 1783 Hoosac, New York
........ 2 Edward White b: 21 Aug 1759 in Crum Elbow, Nine Partners, Dutchess Co, NY d: 07 Aug 1842 in Peru, Clinton County, New York
............ +Rachel Dusenbruy b: Abt. 1761 d: 31 Oct 1806
........ 2 Oliver White b: Abt. 1761 in New York Residence: 1800 Providence, Saratoga, New York
........ 2 Phebe White b: 27 Oct 1761 in Town of Washington, Duchess Co., NY
........ 2 Rachel White b: 18 Jan 1764 in Nine Partners, Dutchess County, New York d: 26 Sep 1824 in Mt. Gilead, Morrow Co., Ohio
............ +Jonathan Wood b: 09 Dec 1760 in Dartmouth, Massachusetts m: 28 Sep 1783 in Dutchess County, New York d: 07 May 1838 in Mount Gilead, Ohio
........ 2 Peter White b: 03 Jan 1765 d: 25 Dec 1859 in Cardington, Morrow Co, OH Residence: 1800 Peru, Clinton, New York
............ +Nancy Allen b: Abt. 1770
........ 2 Joshua White b: 15 Oct 1767 in Nine Partners, Dutchess County, New York Residence: 1791 Easton, New York
............ +Deborah Lounsbury m: 16 Jan 1792 in Nine Partners, Dutchess County, New York
........ 2 Reuben White b: 12 Jan 1770 in Nine Partners, Dutchess County, New York d: 1842 in Collins, New York Residence: 1792 Easton, New York
............ +Deborah Wilbur b: 09 Jul 1775 m: Bef. 20 Dec 1795 d: 18 Aug 1832
........ 2 Elizabeth White b: 30 Dec 1771 in City of Washington, Duchess Co., New York
........ 2 William White b: 15 Nov 1773 in Nine Partners, Dutchess, NY d: Bef. 1850 in Delaware, Porter, Ohio Residence: 1800 Peru, Clinton, New York
............ +Margaret Banker b: 11 Jun 1781 in Peru, New York m: 1798 in New York d: Bet. 1850 - 1860 in Morrow County, Ohio
................... 
........ 2 Mary White b: 18 Dec 1775 in City of Washington, Duchess Co., New York
............ +? Beardsley m: 26 Apr 1810 in Peru Township, Clinton Co., New York
........ *2nd Husband of Mary White:
............ +Unknown Thomson m: 1816
........ 2 Benjamin White
........ 2 Catherine White
........ 2 Nehemiah White
........ 2 Palmer White
............ +Betsey White b: 1793 in Vermont m: Abt. 1813
Source: Jeanne Ross


MORE ON THIS FAMILY
Jeanne Ross writes,"Consider this below with caution – it is mostly compiled from other researchers’ work (more than one, and they didn’t appear to be copying one another).  I looked for supporting records, and found some.  Quite a lot of the New York material is also in the Quaker records.  My opinion is that it is fairly accurate, but don’t assume it is gospel. Here it is – the couple that begins the attached is highlighted:

                                                           
1          William White    b: Abt. 1666 in Isle of Wight, England                  d: 05 Jan 1747/48 in Salisburg, Litchfield Co., CT.            Residence: Salisbury, Connecticut
..          +Judith Elizabeth Meales            b: 25 Dec 1664 in St. Peters, Sheffield, York, England      m: 1693 in Esopus, NewYork                       
........    2          George White    b: Bef. 03 Jun 1694 in Kingston, Ulster, New York                                   
............            +Adrianntje Denisse                   m: in Athens, New York             
........    2          William II White b: Bef. 16 Feb 1694/95 in Kingston, Ulster, New York                   d: Bef. 18 Jul 1738 in New York     Residence: 1703 Dock Ward, New York City, New York
............            +Jannetje Scherp           b: 08 Sep 1695 in New Albany, New York            m: 1720 in Ulster, NY                
...................     3          Annatje White    b: 24 Jan 1736/37 in Linlithgo, NY                                  
.......................             +Robert Roorbach          b: 09 Oct 1738 in Greene County, NY      m: 02 Dec 1758 in Claverack, New York                
........    2          Joshua White    b: Bef. 01 May 1698 in Esophus (later Kingston), NY                    d: 04 Nov 1765 in Salisbury, Litchfield, Conneticut     
............            +Christena Dutcher        b: 08 Aug 1703 in Kingston, Albany, NY  m: 24 Nov 1720 in Claverack, New York              
...................     3          Margaret White  b: 1717                        
.......................             +Andries Serdam                                              
...................     3          Jannetjen White b: 01 Jul 1722                           
...................     3          Ruloff White       b: Abt. 1724 in Of Salisbury, Litchfield, Ct                                   
.......................             +Maritjen Knickerbocker b: 1727 in Linlithgo, Columbia, Connecticutt         m: 24 May 1748 in Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticutt              
...................     3          William White    b: 22 May 1725 in Connecticut                           
........    2          Petrus White     b: 31 Dec 1699 in Kingston, Ulster, New York                             
........    2          Benjamin White b: 17 May 1702 in Esopuser (later Kingston), Kinderhook, New York                      d: Bet. 12 Dec 1756 - 07 Feb 1764 in Crom Elbow Precinct, Duchess County, NY     
............            +Catryntye Rees            b: 1706 in Esophus (later Kingston), NY   m: 1725 in Columbia, New York  d: 18 Oct 1750 in Salisbury, New Haven, Connecticut         
...................     3          Peter White       b: in Livingston, Columbia County, New York                               
...................     3          Arratje White                                        
...................     3          Andrew White  b: Abt. 1735 in Crom Elbow Precinct, Duchess County, NY                  d: 20 Mar 1810 in Plattsburg, New York   Residence: 1790 Cambridge, Albany, New York
.......................             +Amy Palmer   b: Jun 1743      m: 1758            d: 27 Mar 1827 in Peru Township, Clinton Co., New York         Residence: 1783 Hoosac, New York
...................     3          William White    b: 19 Apr 1732 in Claverack, Columbia Co., New York                   d: Bef. 19 Dec 1821 in Washington, Dutchess, N.Y.  
.......................             +Ruth Husted    b: 28 Feb 1728/29 in Greenwich, Fairfield CO., Connecticut                                  
........    2          Elizabeth White b: 09 Apr 1704 in West Camp, Ulster, New York                          
........    2          Isaac White       b: 10 Aug 1710 in Esophus (later Kingston), NY                          
............            +Eleanor Rinders                       m: 13 May 1741            
...................     3          Elizabeth White                                    
...................     3          Cornelia White   b: 1743 in Esopus, Ulster, New York                              
.......................             +Gideon Bronson                       m: 16 Apr 1761             
...................     3          John White        b: 12 May 1745 in Esopus, Ulster, New York                    d: 1816 in Georgia, VT   
.......................             +Bathsheba Fiairchild     b: in Strattford, CT          m: 1773 in Arlington, Vermont                
...................     3          Isaac White       b: 04 Dec 1746                         
...................     3          Catherine White b: Bet. 25 Apr 1749 - Apr 1750                           
...................     3          Harmon White   b: 05 Jan 1753                          
........    2          Annatje White    b: Abt. 1714 in Westcamp, Ulster, New York        



[Early] 3. QUAKER REMOVAL RECORDS  
The above Andrew White leaves the area in 1783.   
        

Andrew White and sons, Peter, Joshua, Reuben, William, Nehemiah, and Benjamin from Nine Partners to Saratoga, 16 of 7m 1783;
Amey white, wife of Andrew and daughters, from Ninepartners to Easthoussack, 16 and 17 of 4 m, 1783 (Daughter's names, Phebe, Elizabeth and Mary).
Source:
Nine Partners Monthly Meeting removals, researcher J. Crerar

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