Joel White Family

Russia, NY

Information about Joel White and his family was contributed by Michele Perryman!

Joel White was born October 20, 1750 in Coventry, Tolland County, Connecticut, removed to Massachusetts where he married Sarah Osborn about 1774, and then removed with his family to Russia, Herkimer County, New York about 1803 (then Norway), where he was a wheelwright and lived until his death on May 3, 1826.

Joel enlisted as a Private in the Connecticut Continental Line during the Revolutionary War in Col. Israel Putnam's 3rd regiment in Capt. Ephraim Manning's company and served at the Battle of Rhode Island on August 28, 1778.

He appears on the 1810 and 1820 U.S. Federal Census for Russia, Herkimer, New York.

Joel and Sarah had the following children who survived to adulthood:

Gershom, b. 28 May 1775; m. Sally Parks
Joel, b. 28 Feb 1779; m. Isabel Stewart
Clarissa, b. 15 Dec 1788; m. Philander McMaster of Russia, NY
Orrilla, b. 9 Jun 1793; m. Gilbert Gardner of Russia, NY
Polly Anna, b. 2 Dec 1795; d. 18 Mar 1825 (unmarried)
Corintha, b. 2 Jan 1798; m. 1818 Sidney Gardner of Russia, NY; d. 1 Mar 1842


Kellogg, Allyn Stanley,. Memorials of elder John White, one of the first settlers of Hartford, Conn., and of his descendants. Hartford: Printed for the family by Case, Lockwood and Co., 1860.

Lineage Book of the Charter Members of the DAR Vol 075.

From: "History and Biography of Meeker County, Minnesota," published 1888, page 192.

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