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 Hannah North <I>Benedict</I> White

Hannah North Benedict White

Walton, Delaware County, New York, USA
Death 10 Mar 1904 (aged 91)
Walton, Delaware County, New York, USA
Burial Walton, Delaware County, New York, USA
Plot Sec. 1, Lot 80, Grave 3
Memorial ID 101026744 · View Source
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Mrs. Hannah North White, widow of the late William E. White, of Woodford, died at the home of her son, Charles H. White, on March 10, in her ninety-second year. There was no disease and the end was falling to sleep after a lifetime of more than usual length.

Mrs. White was a direct descendant of one of the pioneers of the town, her mother being a daughter of Gabriel and Deborah North, who in 1786 formed with his brother, Robert North, Wm. Townsend, William Furman and Joshua Pine, and their families, the little band that made the settlement of Walton.

Caleb Benedict married Deborah North and cleared up a farm on the Woodlawn road near North Walton. They had seven children. Mrs. White being the last surviving.

On September 19, 1836, she was married to William E. White who had in anticipation of setting up for himself, bought land in the little valley running up from West Brook, some six miles from Walton and which afterwards, when the railroad came to be built, was known as the zig-zag. Here the farm was cleared and Mrs. White, in recalling pioneer days, often spoke of having helped to clear up two farms.

To William E. White and wife were born five children, John N., Gabriel, Mary, Catherine and Charles. Of these but two are living, G. E. White and Charles H. White, both of whom reside on the original farm.

For a number of years in the sixties Mr. and Mrs. White lived in Walton village and then returned to the farm which remained their home until death came. At the time of her death, Mrs. White was the oldest living native of the town of Walton, Mrs. Ann Steele, of this village, who is 93, having been born in the town of Hamden.

Mrs. White was a remarkable woman in many ways. Although her life was an unusually busy one and passed when advantages were few, she attained a high degree of culture. She was a lover of the best in literature, and up to within two years of her death was able to read and enjoy books. She was a gentle woman in every sense of the word. For many years she was a member of the Congregational Church of Northfield, in fact was among the first to bring about organized church work in that field. The funeral of Mrs. White was held Monday from her late home. Rev. James Deane conducting the services. Burial was made in the Walton Cemetery. (Source: The Walton Reporter, March 19, 1904 issue, page 4)

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