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Consider White, whose ancestry is unknown, was born possibly at Sharon, Connecticut, 12 August 1763.1 He died at Greenwich, Washington Co., New York, 6 January 1837,2 and was buried at the Bottskill Baptist Church Cemetery, Greenwich, Washington Co., New York.2

Consider married (1) Sarah Washburn, daughter of Noah Washburn and Bathsheba Sexton, at Hartford, Connecticut, 4 October 1788;1,3 he married (2) Sarah Tefft, daughter of William Tefft and Elizabeth James, at Greenwich, Washington Co., New York, 18 July 1819.4,1

****Genealogical Hypothesis****


The possible ancestry of Consider White from John and Prudence (Carrier) White is now disproven. My hypothesis that Consider was their son is shown to be false by an affidavit of a resident of Sharon, Connecticut identifying the members of the John and Prudence White family. Consider is not listed. The original hypothesis is shown here:
The ancestry of Consider White from John and Prudence (Carrier) White is unproven. My hypothesis that Consider is their son given here as a suggestion for further research that may prove fruitful.

In 1808, Consider wrote his daughter Sarah that he had lost his parents as an "infant", the term infant indicating only sometime before he was of legal age and most likely before he joined the army in April, 1780 at age 16. John White died probably in late 1774 as two of his sons chose guardians in January 1775 and John was mentioned as late of Alford, deceased. It is not certain when Prudence died, but in 1769, a John White joined the Sharon church by himself, and there is no sign that Prudence was ever a member.

There is a gap (1762-1767) in the births of the confirmed children of John and Prudence. Consider easily fits in the family. The twins born in 1761 in Kent were numbered as the 7th & 8th children of John & Prudence. This is accurate if the daughter Prudence is born somewhat earlier than thought, but the numbering could also be in error.

Consider gave the name Augustus or Augusta as a middle name to four of his own children. John and Prudence had a child Augustus (or Argulus) born in 1768 who would be Consider's younger brother. Consider also named a child George, possibly after his would-be grandfather, George White, and another child named Sarah, possibly after his grandmother, Sarah (Bumpas) White.

In his will, George White specified: "Imprimis I give to the heirs of my eldest son John White, Deceased, the sum of twenty shillings Lawful Money." The distribution was made 19 Sep 1788 and shows 1-0-0 given to "The Heirs of John White" without naming them or indicating how many there were. Given 20 shillings to the pound, it would appear the bequest was a token to ensure John's heirs could not contest the will.

Of possible interest, Hannah White married 2nd, Amos Allen. From her 1st marriage, her daughter Marilla married Daniel Barker. Of Consider's daughters, Clementina married Joseph Allen and Mary Augusta married Peter Barker. Was this coincidence or did these families know they were relatives and the couples became acquainted through their distant relationships?

At present, no further records have been found that might associate him with his would-be brothers or sisters, his Carrier grandparents, nor any aunts or uncles from either side. Timothy Carrier left no probate records and no land records of use.5,6,7

***Military Service***

Consider was a private in the revolution as shown in the muster rolls and payrolls of various Connecticut units in Continental service:

In Lt Col Jonathan Johnson's Company of Col Phillip Bradley's 5th Connecticut Regiment, Consider is shown as having enlisted 2 April 1780 for a term of 1 year, 8 months. He appears on the rolls for July, September, October, and December; other months in the period are missing. A pay roll for July shows him being paid $6.60 for 3 months, 2 days of service through 2 August 1780. He is shown in an accounting of that regiment having enlisted 2 Apr 1780, being paid £17-8-2 in wages for 8 months, 23 days, and reimbursement for blanket, less the value of cloth supplied.

The Connecticut Line was reorganized in early 1781, reducing the number of units, but generally retaining the same strength. This could easily explain some of the missing paperwork for this period. Consider is next found on the muster rolls for Capt John St. John's Company (succeeded by Capt David Strong) of Col Heman Swift's 2nd Connecticut Regiment for March through July 1781, with the same enlistment date and term of service. Connecticut records show his term commenced 1 Jan 1781 and ended 7 Dec, for 11 months, 7 days, and was paid £22-9-11 for his services, with adjustments made for rations and blankets.

A portion of this company under Capt St. John (succeeded by Capt Elijah Chapman) formed one of eight "light infantry" companies that went to Yorktown under Lafayette, but Consider is not on that list.

In Capt David Strong's 8th Company, 2nd Connecticut Regiment, he appears on the Roll and Muster reports for April through August 1782 which show he enlisted 1 April 1782 for a one year term. In September and October he is shown on the roll as "transporting wood to West Point." In November he had returned to post with 4 months remaining on his term and as having last mustered in September. He appears in the December (combined with January) through March reports with the last noting he was discharged 1 April 1783. Published Connecticut records reflect the same enlistment and noted his residence as Sharon.

In Pierce's Register of payment certificates there are two entries for Consider White: Certificate #51945 for $60.00 and #42041 for $19.32. Per the general index to the register, the first is in a series for an unidentified regiment paid to 1 Jan 1783; the second is in a series made out for a Regiment, supposed to be Connecticut, paid to 4 Nov 1783.

In sum, the records show total service of 2 years, 8 months with a four month break between December 1781 and April 1782.

His pension application includes this deposition:

State of New York
Washington County…Consider White of Greenwich in said County being duly affirmed saith that he made application for a pension under the act May 15th 1828 and that he then made a declaration agreeably to the said act that his declaration bore date agreeably to the best of his recollection on the twenty first day of January 1831 and this deponent further saith that the only evidence he has of his service is his own personal oath and that his said declaration was duly qualified by his own affirmation and contained the truth which declaration this affirmant caused to be forwarded to the City of Washington by mail and received an answer from the Secretary of the Treasury that his claim was disallowed because it appeared by the record that this affirmant enlisted for Twelve months and this affirmant further saith that his said declaration was not returned to his knowledge and he supposes that it is still in the department which letter bore date the 17th February 1831—And this affirmant further saith that although his enlistment appears to have been for but one year yet he did serve as set forth in his said declaration until the close of the war and this affirmant further saith that when he entered the service Colonel Swift had the command of the first Regiment in the Brigade and this deponent served in said Regiment until after Swift was promoted to the office of Brigadier General, and until the close of the war.—and received an honorable discharge on West Point which discharge is lost. And this affirmant further saith that at the time of making his application under the act 15th of May 1828 he resided in the Town of Greenwich in the County of Washington and State of New York and still resides at the same place.

Sworn the 17th day of July 1832.

One further note to his military service record: An 1868 article in the Register reports a Consider White in Rounsville's militia from Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts that marched on the Alarm of April 1775. The record was transcribed in 1868 by the historian of the town of Freetown but on the original document, the line is on a crease in the paper and is difficult to read. The author, General Ebenezer Pierce determined the name was Consider, but as early as 1832 the Massachusetts Office of the Secretary of State was reporting this service as belonging to Simpson White as shown in his pension file. Simpson White is also on later muster rolls of Rounsville's company during the seige of Boston and his service at the Lexington Alarm was credited to Simpson White in Massachusettes Soldiers & Sailors

It's unlikely the Massachusetts office erred in reading the document, but it is tempting to consider the possibility. John White and Consider Crapo were sergeants in this company. John and Consider Crapo were probably neighbors and had trained together in the Minute company. Could John have named his son Consider after his friend Consider Crapo, and taken his son with him as part of the militia company? Probably not. In 1775 he would have been not quite 12 years old which is really stretching the bounds of credibility, presuming his birth date is accurate. Consider White is not recorded in Massachusettes Soldiers & Sailors for any service and this service is not mentioned in his pension file. There is a family story that he was a drummer but this may have been during his first enlistment, when he was not yet 17.8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18

After his discharge in 1783 at age 20, he next appears on the records in Hartford, Connecticut, where he is on the 1790 Federal Census as Consider White, 1-0-2. According to his bible, he married in 1788 and his first two children were likely born in Hartford. Later in life he was member of a Baptist church and so far, neither his marriage nor baptism records for any of his children (other than his own Bible) have been found.19,1,20

Newspaper ads or court records show the creation, existence, or disolution of partnerships:
Hartford, 12 Aug 1794, dissolved with Benoni Case
Hartford, 25 March 1797, dissolved with James Burr
Worthington, 24 Sep 1798, he and Asa Bigelow of Worthington, traders, were plaintiffs in a suit brought in Berkshire Co.
Troy, 3 May 1804, he, Randal Rice, and Henry Townsend were named as joint dealers in Merchandise under the firm of Rice, White & Townsend as plaintiffs in a suit in Berkshire Co., Massachusetts


In Troy he was a member of the Troy Baptist Church.

He sued Calvin Clark for debts in 1808, and in the newspaper notice of his daughter Sally’s marriage (1812), he was called a merchant.21,22,23,24

In April 1791 at age 27 he advertised his services:
"CONSIDER WHITE Respectfully informs his customers and the public, that he as taken him a shop at the head of ferry lane, in Hartford, where he keeps for sale the best of Linseed Oil prepared for painting--White Lead, and all kinds and colours of Paint ground in oil, mixt, or dry--and two or three hundred weight of Putty, very low.---He also carries on the business of House and Ship Painting, Papering and Glazing in all its various branches. The satisfaction he has given his customers in the quality of his work encourages him still to continue, with a determination to his work as well and as low as can be done by any workman inthe state. The least favour will be gratefull acknowledged by their obedient servant.
N.B. Wanted, a likely Lad that may be trusted, as an apprentice to the above business."


In March 1792 he advertised a lot for sale in the Hartford Courant [the land record is not yet located] and the ad again noted that he "carries on the business of House and Ship Painting, Papering and Glazing and the least favour will be thankfully acknowledged, as he is determined to use his utmost skill in giving satisfaction to his customers." If he was ever bound to an apprenticeship to learn that trade, those records have not yet been found.25,26

By August 1794 he and Benoni Case ended their partnership as merchants in Groceries and Dry Goods.

Consider had moved to Worthington in Hampshire Co., Massachusetts and formed a new partnership with James Burr of Hartford by 1796. From January 1796 to late 1797 they are both named as joint plaintiffs in at least nine small claims actions in the Court of Common Pleas in both Hampshire and Berkshire counties. In 1797 he was awarded 25 acres in Berkshire County by an execution against John Newman.

Worthington, and his later residences in Troy, Rensselaer Co. and Greenwich, Washington Co., New York were all very close to where he might have grown up in Alford, Berkshire Co., and Sharon in Litchfield Co. Connecticut.27,28,29

In 1795 he was of Worthington when he loaned his father-in-law, Noah Washburn of Hartford, 595 pounds, 18 shillings by a mortgage. Noah was in financial difficulty, and eventually lost a suit in 1796 to Michael and Thomas Bull of New York. Noah still lost a small portion of his property to the Bulls. This transaction is likely what Consider was alluding to in the first of his letters when he wrote of what he had done for the Washburns who had apparently been very kind to him.

Consider appears in numerous other land records of Hampshire, Berkshire, Rensselaer, and Washington Counties. Most of these seem to be related to his various business dealings. They show movement between various localities, but not any particular relationhips between the grantees/grantors.

There is one very curious 999 year easement he made with neighbors to a partnership (which included some of the neighbors) to allow the laying of "leaden pipes" to carry water. No wonder our ancestors died young!30,31,32,33,34,35,36

While at Worthington he was one of the founding members of the Franklin Lodge of Free Masons in Cheshire, Berkshire Co. This lodge was the earliest in Western Massachusetts and nearest to Worthington. Records from the Lodge were lost in a fire and records from the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts only show he was “in existence 1795-1835.” Later he was a member of the Apollo Lodge in Troy but withdrew in March 1806. The records of the Rising Sun lodge in Greenwich are scant, and do not show him as a member.37,38,39 In the 1800 census he is shown living in Chesterfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, very near to Worthington, but by 1801 it appears he had moved to Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York where he was a member of a committee of the local Federalist Party working to elect a slate of candidates for state office.40,41

He appears often in court records from Hampshire and Berkshire Co between 1796 and 1804. Most if not all the cases are what we would call today "small claims" arising out of his business dealings as a merchant. He was usually the plaintiff attempting to collect from customers who failed to make good on their promises to pay. The records are useful in pinpointing both his residence, and his various trading partners.42,43

Sarah’s sister, Abigail Bigelow, died in childbirth at Worthington in 1805. Sarah and Consider apparently cared for the child as Worthington death records show it died in Troy six months later.44

In Troy he served as a Village Fire Warden in the Second District area from Ferry Street north to State Street from 1809-1812 and was ennumerated in the 1810 census of that city.45,46

Two advertisements describe the nature of his business and goods that he sold. In 1814 he advertised, "a consignment of
     50 Bundles Cotton twist and filling
     3 Boxes, cotton cards
     3 Rolls Harness leather
“A constant supply of cotton yarn will be kept at wholesale and retail, at the Factory prices.
The Cards and Leather will be sold in whole or small lots, at reduced prices for cash”
He also “has on hand of superior quality,
     Old Jamaica Spirits,
     Cogniac Brandy,
     India Point Gin,
     St. Crox Rum
     and “a general assortment of other Groceries & Dry goods”

In 1816 he advertised a consignment of wines that were “represented in the letter of consignment” to be “of the best quality and to be sold at New York prices by the cask only:
     4 quarter casks Sherry,
     4 quarter casks Malaga
     3 quarter casks Calmanar
In the same ad he requested “all whose notes and accounts have become due to make payment by the 20th of February—more especially those of more than one year’s standing, which will, if not settled by the said 20th day of February, be prosecuted for collection without any further notice.”.47,48

A deed made 7 Feb 1818 but not recorded until 1856 shows he was of Troy at the time, but his urgent letter of July 1818 shows he was in Greenwich, and his wife is buried there.49,7

In 1819, the New York City Postmaster advertised that Consider had a letter remaining at the post office [I wonder if he ever received it?].50 It appears he remained in Greewich for the rest of his life, appearing there in both the 1820 and 1830 Federal Census' and in the 1825 and 1835 New York state census' for Greenwich.51,52,53,54

Two letters surfaced recently that say much about the man Consider was. He certainly was a god-fearing man who cared deeply for his family.

The first letter was to his daughter Sally who married Joshua Robbins. In 1808 she appears to have been visiting her grandparents (Washburn) in Hartford. Genealogically, it explains much about why we can't identify his parents, who we now know died when he was an infant. The last page is missing, and the daughter is unidentified, but the letter is owned by a descendant of the Robbins. Words or blanks in brackets [ ] are best guesses on my part or the word is indecipherable to me. I've added paragraphing to indicate where there are page breaks, either from being torn or moving to the second page.

Troy Sept 16th 1808
Dear Daughter
Your kind Epistle of the 29th August was received in my absence and I have but just returned [say] from Canada. Whare I have been a long a Dangerous and tiresome journey which I have been obliged to perform, & travel both night & day exposed to the lake fogg & [ ] has made me great un will, but am now threw the protection & mercy of a good god in good health together with all the Family. Your mam & and Aunt Hawkins left home on Monday to make Aunt Grayham a visit at Catskill,--you seam to rite very pressing for me to

[consent] to have your mam make a visit to hartford to see grandmam in her old age—and you seam to think that. could I possess those tender feelings of a mother, I should not object—here my daughter let me state that although a father cannot posses those feelings of Nature, as keen as a mother yet they have them impressed on their sences and on their judgements, which will always promp them to action with that. Decorum & prudence which most commonly terminates to the good of the whole of all the family in connection—you or to [Rightest] also, my child. That he who is now Riting to you was Bereafet of his parents in his Infant days—of Course, your grandpaw & grandmam become his and I think I feel for them as much as any of their naturall children Does-- if any think not, Let what I have done for them come in as a Witness, which I think will speak in my behalf—notwithstanding this however

their still remains something of more importance for our consideration, (Viz) that should we labour hard from day to day & obtain a little money, and should we possess breath & spirits, to travil and Vissett even as often as our Inetination would let us yet this would not preserve life a moment nor benefit our famalyes, neither would it bring salvation & comfort to our poor souls, --Let me here (my child) observe for your consideration (provided you should ever become a parent after he who is now Riting may be laid in the cold clods of the earth)—(Viz) that there is two of the greatest of obligations that a parent is bound to observe, first to give themselves up unreservedly to god, soul & body to be his, to love, serve & obay him in all his commands to forsake all even father mother, houses & lands for Christ

sake—Second, when we make a choice of a partner in life, we are again brought to relinquish, our near [and] dear friends and even parents and most solemnly promiss to, cherish love & obay this connetion is most commonly brought to more Indearing ties, when their is aded a number of small children and babes to Nurse cherrish & provide fore. it is then the natural duty for both, say, father & mother to give up their time and talants to nurture & provide for their little family which a good & kind god may see fit to bless them with, their is also an other great and important duty for parents jointly to attend to (Vez)—Educate, advise, & Instruct them the true fear of god & saviorer Jesus Christ to warn them, Constantly, against a wicked & ungodly life ways & manners,--now my child, it so happens sometimes that mothers, Don’t always have those thoughts on their minds—and sometimes that fathers don’t…[rest is missing]

The second letter was written when his wife was suddenly stricken and he urgently pleaded for Sally to come home:

Grenich July 9th 1818
Dear Children,
I wish you to hasten home if you expect ever to see your mother again. She was attacked yesterday morning with a fitt and all medical aid seems to have no affect. I have sent a waggon after you. You had Best to leave your oldest child and if Joshua cannot come I hope Sally will make no delay—Ride night & day if you can stand it—in haste yours in great affliction C. White

Although some detail has been lost in conversion to images for the web, scans of the original letters can be seen in the exhibits attached to this note.7 He left a will dated 5 August 1834.55

Family 1

Sarah Washburn b. 5 Dec 1770, d. 13 Jul 1818
Children
  • Bathsheba Sexton White1,4 b. 16 Feb 1790, d. 11 Jan 1850
  • Laura Canfield White+56,57,1,4 b. 9 Jan 1792, d. 12 Mar 1865
  • Sarah White4,1 b. 8 Sep 1794, d. 23 Oct 1870
  • Juliann Mariah White4,1 b. 28 Oct 1796, d. 9 Nov 1865
  • Clementine White4,1 b. 15 Apr 1799, d. 9 Jun 1858
  • Albert Augustus White4,1 b. 28 Jul 1801, d. bef. 1834
  • William Augustus White4,1 b. 1 Apr 1803, d. aft. 1837
  • Albert Consider White4,1 b. 14 Mar 1806, d. 17 Apr 1890
  • Fisher Ames White4,1 b. 11 Mar 1808, d. aft. 1880

Family 2

Sarah Tefft b. 18 Mar 1796, d. 6 Jan 1881
Children
  • George Henry White4,1 b. 10 Mar 1821, d. 23 Apr 1911
  • Mary Augusta White4,1 b. 17 Nov 1823, d. aft. 1900
  • Noah Washburn White4,1 b. 25 Jul 1826, d. 9 Sep 1827
  • James Tefft White4,1 b. 21 Nov 1828, d. 28 Sep 1903
  • Darwin Washburn White4,1 b. 8 Mar 1832, d. 29 Oct 1909

Citations

  1. [S205] White Bible Records, Bible Record of Consider White (Unknown publisher, bef 1803); Kathy Ruff, Riverside, California Photocopy Compiler's genealogy files.
  2. [S744] Cemetery Records: The Town of Greenwich, Washington County, New York, (Glen Falls, New York: Historical Data Services, 2001), 12. Hereafter cited as Greenwich Cemetery Records.
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  7. [S1489] Letters from Consider White, owned by Anne Kaufman, Wayzata, Minnesota.
  8. [S1122] John Pierce, Pierce's Register: Register of the Certificates Issued by John Pierce, Esquire, Paymaster General and Commissioner of Army Accounts for the United States, to Officers and Soldiers of the Continental Army Under Act of July 4, 1783 (1913-1914; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 8, 542. Hereafter cited as Pierce, Pierce's Register.
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