New York, Land Records, Allegany Deeds:
Samuel S. White, born Oct. 17, 1796, in Hopkinton, R. I., removed with his father to Alfred, married Nancy Teater and came to Independence in 1819, settled on lot 50 where he remained until his death, Sep. 4, 1860. Mrs. White died Jan. 25, 1863. Mr. White built the first hotel in Whitesville. conducted it and a store for several years, was a large dealer in cattle, an extensive farmer and and owner.
His was the first framed house in Whitesville. His children were Dugald C., the first child born in the town, Clark, Serena Cynthia, Sophia, George S., Minerva and Samuel E. 4 survive, 3 live near the place of their birth.