Albert's death certificate might have his father's name. In NY State I understand it's much easier to get the death record at the town clerk's office then it is through the State. You didn't say when and where William and Phebe died.
The 1840 census of Wayne County shows only one promising candidate as the father, Thomas White of Palmyra Twp. He is the only one to have three sons in the right age brackets. It might be worth checking into. One source might be the Wayne County Orphans Court records. If any of the children were to inherit anything while a minor they would have had guardians appointed. Another possibility is any land the father owned may have been sold off by the heirs. It might have happened shortly after his death, after Harriet's death or even long after. Check with the Wayne County Recorder of Deeds office. However, they won't do research for you.
The Wayne County Historical Society might be able to help you as might the Minisink Valley Historical Society in Port Jervis.
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