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  •  Or pioneer widows of men (8+ / 0-)

    that didn't survive one of the early winters. My great-great-great-great-grandfather David White was a revolutionary war soldier. In the 1790's he was one of the first white men in the wilds of western New York and along with 5 other men settled what is now Palmyra-Macedon outside of Rochester, NY. He came out one year with the other men to start the settlement. Went back to western Mass to retrieve his wife and children. In Sep. 1793 with his wife Martha Cottle White pregnant with twins he died "of a bilious fever." Oct. 25, 1793 she gave birth to the twins Orin and Orpheus. The oldest son, David, was 13, the next son from whom I descend, William, was 8, another, James, 6, and 3 daughters, Salome and Martha, 4 and 2. I'm guessing the oldest boys, David and William, had to grow up fast to help out.

    "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

    by Andrew C White on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 07:25:46 PM PST

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