Henry White

Henry White was a resident of Ashford on August 13, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. D of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was discharged April 11, 1863.

The descriptive muster roll of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 31 and his occupation as farmer.  He is described as 5’ 8” tall with a light complexion and blue eyes and sandy hair.  His marital status is married.

He was born about 1831 in Chaplin, Connecticut to Jeremiah and Alice (Utley) White. In the 1860 U.S. census in Ashford, he is a 29 year old farmer and head of household. Henry White married Mary/Mariette H. Abbe on May 3?, 1854 in Mansfield; she died on April 4, 1856. He married second, Mary Ann Nason on September 15, 1856 in Mansfield. Children from his second marriage include: Mariette E. White, born about 1859; Willie E. White, born about 1860; George H. White, born about 1862; Truman E. White, born about 1865 and Olin A. White, born about 1868. Henry White moved to Mansfield by 1870 and worked as a farmer.

On February 6, 1892, he applied for an invalid pension under No. 1,089,709 that was granted under certificate No. 836,093.

Henry White died on March 1, 1919 in Mansfield and is buried at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Mansfield.