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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 1282-1283 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

This branch of the White family came into Vermont from Massachusetts. Grant White was the first of the name to cross the mountains, settling on a farm near Bennington, where he died and was buried at Bennington Falls. He married and had issue.

(II) Salem, son of Grant White, was born in Bennington, Vermont, where he died after a lifetime spent on a farm in the town. He was a Democrat and a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Children:

  1. John, farmer, near Bennington, Vermont;
  2. Hiram and
  3. Nathan, who both settled on a farm in the vicinity of Bennington;
  4. Henry, settled in Rochelle, Racine county, Wisconsin, where he was sheriff of the county and prominent in business and public life; he married a Miss Weeks and had issue;
  5. Salem (2), of whom further.

There were also several daughters who married and settled in the town.

(III) Salem (2), son of Salem (1) White, was born in Bennington, Vermont, 1827, died September 3, 1906. He was a farmer all his days. The farms of Grant, Salem and Salem (2) were all in the same locality and lay within a few miles of each other. Salem (2) was an active prominent Democrat and held many public offices, being school trustee, highway commissioner, etc. He married (first) Caroline Fuller, who died 1871 in Bennington, daughter of Lemuel Fuller. Children:

  1. Maria, married George Northup, whom she survives, a resident of Worcester, Massachusetts; had three children, two deceased, one living, Mirtie.
  2. Williard.
  3. Frank, married Ida E. Gardner; child,
    1. Guy Herbert, died in childhood.
  4. Fred.
  5. Kitty.
  6. Elizabeth, married Samuel J. Wilde, of Boston, Massachusetts; one child, deceased.
  7. Salem Henry, of whom further.
  8. Lucy.
  9. Lines, married Elizabeth Tabor; two children, one of whom is living.
  10. Nettie, married Sheldon H. Rockwood, of Bennington; two sons, both deceased.

Mr. White married (second) Emily Wickmire, of Bennington, by whom he had one son,

  1. William, died in infancy.

(IV) Salem Henry, son of Salem (2) and Caroline (Fuller) White, was born in Bennington, Vermont, December 25, 1862. He was educated in the public schools and Troy Business College. At the age of fourteen he began his business life as clerk in a grocery and meat market. At the age of twenty-five he had accumulated sufficient capital to engage in business for himself. He established in Hoosick Falls a grocery and meat business, continuing in successful operation for fifteen years. In 1900 he became actively interested in the manufacture of hot air furnaces, and in 1907 sold out his mercantile business and devoted himself exclusively to manufacturing. In 1900 he purchased the controlling interest in the Brien Heater Company, of which he became the head, disposing of same together with all his interests pertaining thereto in 1907, and is now (1910) engaged in real estate and insurance, also owning and operating a farm on the North Hoosick road. He is a director of the First National Bank of Hoosick and has given much time to the public service. He is an Independent in politics, having formerly acted with the Democratic party. He was treasurer of Hoosick Falls, 1892-95 and received the unanimous renomination, but declined; supervisor of the town, 1896-97, also renominated for re-election unanimously: police commissioner, 1906-08, and again appointed in 1910. In 1907 he was chairman of the appraisal committee of the board of water commissioners to purchase the water works. In 1909 he was appointed public improvement commissioner, but resigned the same year. He is a member of the Masonic Order and of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He married, December 12, 1883, Carrie A., daughter of Hyde Sweet, of near Bennington, Vermont. They have one child,

  1. Forest Sales, born August 3, 1889, educated at Hoosick Falls high school and Albany Business College.

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