Transcription of Above Will:
In the name of God Amen. I Eliphalet White of Attleborough in the County of Bristol and Commonwealth of Massachusetts yoman Considering the uncertainty of life and being of sound and perfect mind and memory do make and put forth this my last will and testament as follows. First I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Bethanie the lot of land in regarding where I now live with all the buildings, privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging to her and her heirs and assigns forever also all my personal estate except which is hereafter ?(maybe specified) ? Secondly I give and devise to my eldest son Damon White his heirs and assigns forever Two Notes, both amount to Twenty-four hundred dollars which I hold against him be given up to him by his paying to my wife the sum of forty-eight dollars a year as Right of Dower during her natural life. Thirdly I give and devise to youngest son Deronza White his heirs and assigns forever a Deed of the farm whereon he now lives which I have enumerated and which is in my keeping it to be given to him.
Fourthly my wish is that my Daughter Mary Shepard had paid her yearly by my executors the income of one thousand dollars during her natural life and at her death give and bequeath to her children the sum of one thousand dollars to be paid them by my executor in equal shares, but in case her children should not live to come of lawful age my will is that my executors receive the same equally. Fifthly I give nothing to my son in law James Ware. Sixthly I do constitute my tw0 sons Damon and Deronza my conditions of this my last will and testament. In witness where of I have set my hand as seal this Twelfth day of February in the year of our Lord Eighteen-hundred & thirty-five. Signed sealed publicized by the above named Eliphalet White to be his last will & testament in the presence of us who at his request & in his presence have herein unto ?affixed our names and ?writinges to the same.
Almira Briggs Aldrich White (1817-1904)
(Mrs. Deronza White)
Mother of Frank Edgar White
Maybe a daughter of Deronza and Hannah Tyler White Holmes. Hannah was Deronza's second wife. They had a daughter Hannah Tyler H. White. (1843-1926) If we assume picture of Almira (her stepmother) was taken in1867 based on her being about 50 in the photo at left, then Hannah would be be 24, about right for the photo.
Frances Maria Allen (Fannie) Maxcy, b. Attleboro (1856-1934)
She looks like Almira Augusta White seen later.
Alden DeronzaWhite (1884-1958)
Bertha White Graduation 1900
Bertha White (1882-1975)
Mount Vernon, VA, March 24, 1913
George Bartlett; Wm Startz; Miss Johnson(?) Teacher Later Mrs. ??????; Josephine A. Bailey Raymond (1862-1930) (Clarence A. Raymond’s mother); Elsie Godspeed; Gertrude Briggs; Elaine Briggs; Earle Pearson; Lawrence Albert White, S. Attleboro, son of Damon A. and Annie White ; Unknown Tour Guide.
Gertrude Holden; Florence W. Holden; Florence Bailey Peachey (Falk) (1889-1991), (?) Sheldonville School Teacher Later Mrs. Merrill Nelson Falk, Plainville; Marion Startz; Dorothy Castleton; Ethel Kirkton (1888-1921) (Later Mrs. Murray Winter); Marion Farrington; Louise Brastow; Mary Leonard Later Wignall; Jessla(?) Gibson who worked at Clarence Raymond’s house.
Note: Lawrence Albert White, nineteen at the time of the photo, will, in four years be serving in France. He returned from WWI in 1919. He worked in a Near East Relief program. Shortly after returning, he applied for a passport to return to Europe to be married. His passport photo is at right. In 1920, he married Vera Petrosky, a young woman born in Petrograd. They were married in Constantinople, Turkey. They returned to the U.S. and moved to Detroit where they opened a beauty parlor. Lawrence died in Detroit in 1971. He was a great-great grandson of Eliphalet White.