Laura Canfield White

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Francis Cooke to Adele (Force) Cooke
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James Chilton to Adele (Force) Cooke
Catherine, Dutchess of Cambridge and Adele (Force) Cooke
King Edward III to Adele (La Force) Cooke
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William Howard Taft - Adele (Force) Cooke
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Laura Canfield White, daughter of Consider White and Sarah Washburn, was born at Hartford, Connecticut, 9 January 1792.1,2,3 She died at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, 12 March 1865,4,5 and was buried at Mt. Ida Cemetery, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York.5,6

Laura married Dr. Simeon Zelotus Henry, MD, whose parents are not known (or are untraced), at Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York, 17 November 1814.1,7

From the Troy Post, 27 Dec 1814, Col 3, pg3: Married: In this village on 17th ultimo by the Rev. Mr. Clark, Dr. Simon Z. Henry of Pittsfield, Mass to Miss Laura C. White, Daughter of Mr Consider white, Merchant of this town.

A note from Sarah (Henry) Covel to either Emma (Force) Atkins or Adele (Force) Cooke:
My Father & Mother were married on the 17th day of Nov 1814 in the village of Troy, State of New York. So that he must have gone to the states to study before he was married for it was then that he met my mother and then moved back. All of the children were born in La Prarie but your mother who was born in Montreal- we all came to the states except my eldest brother who came sometime before us. I was 9 years old when we moved to the states and was married at 20. Note is unsigned and unaddressed.

A record from what appears to be the Covel Family Bible states she died 12 Mar 1865 in New York City, ae 73yrs/2mos/3dys;

From the Troy Daily Whig, p 3 col 4: Death of Mrs. Henry - On our obituary head this morning, appears the notice of the death of Mrs. Henry, relict of the late Dr. S. Z. Henry formerly a well-known physician of this City. Her remains will be brought here for interment.

Henry: In the City of New York on Sunday March 12th Mrs Laura C. Henry, relict of the late Dr. S. Z. Henry of Troy. Her remains will be interred in Ida Hill Cemetery on Wednesday the 15th inst;

From th Mt Ida Cemetery interment record: ae 73yrs/2mos/3dys, died of paralysis, lived at 235 W. 36 St. (NYC), born in Hartford, Connecticut, to Consider White. James Covel, informant.5


Dr. Simeon Zelotus Henry, MD b. Jun 1792, d. 1 Jan 1852
  • James L. Henry, MD8 b. Dec 1815, d. 28 Mar 1842
  • Nancy Henry9,8 b. Jul 1821, d. 1 Oct 1857
  • Laura Caroline Henry+8,10,11 b. 30 Apr 1825, d. 10 May 1903
  • Sarah Maria Henry8 b. 5 Apr 1828, d. 11 Jul 1912
  • Edmund S. Henry9,12 b. abt. 1830, d. 16 Nov 1870
  • Clementine Henry8 b. 4 Nov 1833, d. 28 Feb 1854
  • Frances J. (Fannie) Henry8,9 b. 18 Apr 1836, d. 1 Oct 1863
This person was last edited on27 Jul 2023


  1. [S205] White Bible Records, Bible Record of Consider White (Unknown publisher, bef 1803); Kathy Ruff, Riverside, California Photocopy Gregory Cooke.
  2. [S457], 1850 United States Census [on-line database and images] (, Third Ward, City of Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York, population schedule, sheet #116, dwelling #1078, family #1686, Simeon Z. Henry household, age 58, born in Connecticut; original data: NARA micropublication M432, Seventh Census of the United States, 1009 rolls, roll #584.
  3. [S458], 1860 United States Census [on-line database and images] (, 1st District, 10th Ward, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, population schedule, sheet #139/141, dwelling #736, family #1036, L C Henry household, age 70, born in New York; original data: NARA micropublication M653, Eighth Census of the United States, 1438 rolls, roll #769.
  4. [S153] "Letter, 9 Aug 1989", 9 Aug 1989, Doris R Sheridan (4 Sunset View Avenue, Troy, New York 12180), to Virginia Cooper (Lambertville, New Jersey), Troy Daily Whig March 14, 1865, 3:4; Gregory Cooke, Clarkdale, Arizona. Hereinafter cited as "Troy Extracts."
  5. [S150] "Inscriptions of Graves From Mt. Ida Cemetery: Pawling Ave., Troy, N. Y," Typescript,, (Daughters of the American Revolution Philip Schuyler Chapter, 1923), 39, FHL microfilm 17974, further cited as Mt. Ida Inscriptions.
  6. [S2323] Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed Aug 2022), memorial page for Laura Canfield White Henry, Find a Grave memorial #121727751, maintained by tofftroy, further cited as Find A Grave.
  7. [S153] Sheridan, "Troy Extracts", Troy Post Dec. 27, 1814, 3:3.
  8. [S149] Covel Family, Bible Record, Gregory Cooke Clarkdale, Arizona.
  9. [S457] 1850 United States Census, Third Ward, City of Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York, pop. sch., sheet 116, dwelling 1078, family 1686, Simeon Z. Henry hshld.
  10. [S1015] Laura Caroline Jackson, Death Certificates, File No. 19950 (1903), New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Trenton, New Jersey.
  11. [S155] "Letter, Aug 4, 1989", August 4, 1989, Ruth Sweet (Troy, New York), to Victoria Cooper (Lambertsville, New Jersey); Gregory Cooke, Clarkdale, Arizona. Hereinafter cited as "Troy Newspaper Extracts."
  12. [S263] "Obituary Notices," New York Times, 18 Nov 1870, 5; digital image, (unknown repository address : ).