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Whitney, William L[ebbeus], Some of the Descendants of John and Elinor Whitney, Who Settle in Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635. (Pottsville, PA: M. E. Miller, Steam-Power Printer, 1890).

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OF
THE DESCENDANTS
OF
JOHN AND ELINOR WHITNEY,
WHO SETTLED IN WATERTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS,
IN 1635.
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COMPILED BY
WILLIAM L. WHITNEY.
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Haec olim meminisse juvabit.
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EDITION PRIVATE.--100 COPIES
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POTTSVILLE, PA.
M. E. MILLER, STEAM-POWER PRINTER.

1890.

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PREFACE
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This work is a compilation. It is the result of long and patient labor and research, much of which has been bestowed by others than the compiler, who claims but little originality. His chief labor has been in the preparation of that part of the genealogy beginning with the third generation after John and Elinor Whitney. For the earlier genealogy, he is greatly indebted to Mr. Henry Austin Whitney, late of Boston, whose contributions to the New England Historical Genealogical Register, with some alterations and additions, have been closely followed: and many interesting facts in the history of the family have been taken from the rare work, entitled Whitney as A Surname, of which he has made liberal use. This has been done by permission, of which the compiler has freely availed himself, as this volume is for private circulation, and not for his pecuniary profit. He is further indebted to Mr. D. Williams Patterson, Genealogist, of Newark Valley, New York, who has devoted many years to the study of the Whitney families, and to Dr. Bond, the historian and genealogist of Watertown.

The last five generations of the family have been so widely separated, that it has required much correspondence and other labor to make a work as nearly complete s that here presented. Some now living have neglected, others have refused, to furnish infor-


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mation asked for--and for errors and omissions caused by want of such data, the compiler will not be responsible. He will gladly receive advice of these, and of any others that may be noticed. His task was undertaken for the information and entertainment of his immediate family and himself, and with no thought of giving the genealogy a wider circulation, but so much interest in it has been shown, and so many of his relatives have desired to have it, that he consents to put it in print. As its title indicates, it does not purport to be a full line of the descendants of John and Elinor Whitney.

WILLIAM LEBBEUS WHITNEY.

POTTSVILLE, PA., 16 Jaunary, 1890.


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WHITNEY.
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The name Whitney is of Saxon origin. Witan, in the Anglo-Saxon signified wise men, and its genitive, witena, of the wise men. Thus we find that the Witena-gemot, or, as Blackstone wrote it, wittena-gemote, was the council or meeting of the wise men, or the Parliament; and, adopting this etymology, Witan-eye, or Witan-iye, would signify the island of the wise men, or of the Parliament.

The parish of Whitney, in Oxfordshire, England, has been written at different times, Wittney, Witenie, Witeney, Witteneye, Wyteney, Wyttney, Wytteney, Wytteneye, Whiteney, Whitteneye and Whitney. The town of parish of Whitney, in Herefordshire, has been otherwise written Witenie, Whytenyey: and from this the surname Whitney, which was taken about the time of the Norman Conquest, in 1066, seems to have been derived. It is spelled Witenie in the Domesday Book.

The family was seated in Herefordshire before the Conquest, and soon afterwards, Eustace (or Eustacius,) who was Lord of Whitney, in conformity with the Norman custom, took the surname Whitney from his estate, and ws the ancestor of a long line, distinguished for four or five centuries, in the field and otherwise. [See Appendix A.]

The patronage of the Church of Pencomb was long


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enjoyed by the lords of the manor. Some instances and dates of its exercise follow:

1277, Eustacius de Whitney, presented John de Chaundes.
1353, Robert de Whitney, " Baldwin de Whitney.
1357, Baldwin de Whitney, " Richd. de Hartelsleigh.
1419, Robert Whitney, Knt., " Robert Burleston.
1539, Robert Whitney, " John Burghill.
1567, Robert Whitney, Knt., " John Morse.

Among the Sheriffs of Herefordshire were:

Reign of Richard II., 1377, Robert Whitney
    "     " Henry VI., 1422, Robert Whitney, Knt.
    "     " Edward IV., 1464. Robert Whitney.
    "     " Elizabeth, 1558, James Whitney, Knt.
    "     " Charles I., 1625, Robert Whitney, Knt.

Of the members of Parliament of the name were:

Reign of
    "     " Edward II., 1307, Eustace de Whitney.
    "     " Edward III., 1358, Eustace de Whitney.
    "     " Richard II., 1395, Robert Whitney.
    "     " Henry V., 1417, Robert Whitney, Knt.
    "     " Henry VI., 1422, Robert Whitney.
    "     " Edward IV., 1461, Eustace Whitney.
    "     " Elizabeth, 1558, Robert Whitney, Knt.

In the will of James Whitney, of Whitney, Knt., dated 28 May, 1587, the testator desired to be buried at the Church at Whitney, among his ancestors.

Eustace de Whitney was of Flemish descent. Of his mother, Agnes, it is recorded in Domesday Book, "Agnes, relicta Turstini Flandrensis, et Eustacius Miles, filius ejus, dominus de Whitney, dederunt ecclesiae Sancti Petri, Glocest: unam hidam terrae in Pencomb, etc." [Agnes, widow of Turstin the Fleming, and sir Eustace her son, Lord of Whitney, gave to the Church of St. Peter, at Gloucester, one hide


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(120 acres) of land in Pencombe, &c.] Some of the early Lords of Whitney were of Welsh descent, one of whom, Sir Piedge Exrog, was a Knight of the Round Table, and "to King Arthyr's time he lived att his castle att Cardmore at Cardiganshire."*

In the Church of St. Giles, Cripplegate, London, (where are the graves of Milton and John Fox) in the wall, near the clock, is the massive monument, to Constance Whitney, a grand-daughter of Sir Thomas Lucy, of Charlecote, who prosecuted Shakespeare for poaching. It represents a woman rising from her coffin. A legend says: After the young lady ws buried, the verger descended into her vault, opened the coffin, and began to cut off the finger of the maiden on which a precious ring had been left. On the knife entering the flesh she rose, and it ws found that Miss Whitney had been interred alive, a deep trance having been taken for death. But it was probably intended to be emblematic of the Resurrection.

There is no date on the monument, but on the Church Register, in the columns of "Burialls in May 1628" is "Mrs. Constance Whitney, gentlewoman." The title of Mrs. or Mistress was not then used, as now, to denote married women only. The inscription is as follows:

TO THE MEMORIE
of Constance Whitney, eldest daughter to Sr. Robert Whitney, of Whitney, the proper possession of him and his ancestors, in Herefordshire for above 500 yeeres past. Her mother was the fowrth daughter of Sir Thomas Lucy of Charlecote, in Warwickshire, by Constance Kingsmel, daughter and heyre of Richard Kingsmel, surveiour of the Court of Wardes, this lady Lucy her grandmother, soe bred

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* Most of the foregoing with much more of the early history, is to be found in Whitney as a Surname.


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her, since shee was 8 years old, that shee excelled in all noble qualities becomminge a virgin:
of so sweete proportion of beauty and harmonie of parts,
shee had all sweetnesse of manners answerable,
a delightfull sharpeness of witt,
an offensles modestie of conversation,
a singuler respect and pietie to her parents,
but religious even to example.
She departed this life most Christianly at seaventeene, dying the griefe of ll, but to her grandmother an unreoverable loss, save in her expectation shee shall not sty long after her, and the comfort of knowing whose shee is, and where in the resurrection to meete her.*

The Whitney family in America is very numerous, not only in New England, but in many other portions of the United States. A very large number of those who bear the name are the descendants of JOHN and ELINOR WHITNEY, of Watertown. No relationship has yet been traced between John Whitney and Henry Whitney of Norwalk, Conn., 1665, a genealogy of whose descendants is the subject of the very elaborate work, in three volumes, of Mr. S. Whitney Phoenix, late of New York.

JOHN WHITNEY was born in England, in 1589, and dwelt in the Parish of Isleworth, on the Thames, opposite Richmond, nine miles from London, from May 1619, to January 1623-24. He embarked at London in April, 1635, with his wife Elinor and five sons, in the Elizabeth and Ann, Roger Cooper, master,† and settled in Watertown, Massachusetts, in June of
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  * For engraving of the monument &c. see Account of the Church and Parish of St. Giles, Cripplegate, by Baddely.--London, 1888, page 89.
  † Abigail Eaton, the forebear of the Eatons of Dedham, and her two children Mary and Thomas, were among the passengers on this vessel;


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that year, where his son JOSHUA was born, on the 15th July following--he being the first of this line born in America. The death of John Whitney is registered in the Church Record of Watertown, 1673, thus: "John Whetny, widdower, deceased first of June, aged abought eighty-four years." His wife, Elinor, mother of his eight sons, died in Watertown, 11 May, 1659, aged about 60 years (tho' called 54). He married Judah (Judith?) Clement, 29 September, 1659.

He purchased a homestall of 16 acres upon which he continued to reside. At the same time he owned eight other lots, amounting to 212 acres to which he afterwards made additions. Later, the homestall became the property of his son Joshua, of Groton, who sold it to Deacon Nathan Fiske, on 29 Oct., 1697. He was admitted freeman 3rd. March, 1635-36, appointed constable of Watertown, by the General Court in 1641. Besides the ordinary duties of that office, the constable then was the collector of the taxes of the town; he paid the debts of the colony to the people of the town, supplied its weights and measures, set in order the watchmen, and inflicted the punishments ordered by the Court, "unless he could get another to do it." He was selectman, 1635-1655 and town clerk, 1655. His early admission as a freeman, and his electionas a selectman show that he held a respectful position. His will, dated 3 April, 1673, disposed of real and personal estate. Odd bequests were an "iron kitle and a great brass skilet" to his son Jonathan; and to Benjamin, "the old mare, if she live."
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and it is probable that her husband came with them. In 1640, she was described as our sister Eaton of ye Xh. at Watertowne.


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ABBREVIATIONS.
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b.--born.
bap.--baptized.
bu.--buried.
chil.--or chn.--child or children.
d.--died.
dau.--daughter.
Fay.--Fayette, Mississippi.
F.G.--family graveyard of John M. Whitney, near Fayette, Miss.
m.--married.
n.--near.
Phila.--Philadelphia.
Potts.--Pottsville, Pa.
s.p.--without issue.
unm.--unmarried.
Wat.--Watertown, Mass.
wid.--widow or widower.


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GENEALOGY


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1. JOHN WHITNEY, b. in England, in 1589, settled in Watertown, Mass., in June 1635, d. there, 1 June, 1673.
2. ELINOR, his wife, b. in England, d. in Watertown, 11 May. 1659.
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FIRST GENERATION--Children of JOHN and ELINOR WHITNEY.
3. I. Mary, bap. at Isleworth, England, 23 May, 1619; died young.
4. II. John, b. in Englnad, 1624;* d. in Wat., 12 Oct. 1692. See 4.
5. III. Richard, b. in England, 1626. See 5.
6. IV. Nathaniel, b. in England, 1627; not mentioned in his father's will, probably d. young.
7. V. Thomas, b. in England, 1629; d. in Wat. 20 Sep. 1719. See 7.
8. VI. Jonathan, b. in England, 1634; d. in Sherburne, about 1702. See 8.

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  *The record "of persons permitted to embark at the port of London after Christmas, 1634," manuscript folio, page 35, in Rolls Office, Chancery Lane, gives the following names and ages:

John Whitney . . . . . . . . . . 35 Nathaniel . . . . . . . . . . 8
Elinor Whitney . . . . . . . . . . 30 Thomas . . . . . . . . . . 6
John . . . . . . . . . . 11 Jonathan . . . . . . . . . . 1
Richard . . . . . . . . . . 9

The ages of John Whitney and his five sons, as thus given, were all too young. The Parish Register of Isleworth contains the following entries:

1621--September 14 John Whitne and Ellin had John there son baptized.
1623-4--January 6, John Whitne and Elinor his wife had the sone Richard baptized.

What was the motive for making them younger than they were is not known; but it is suggested that the Non-Conformity acts might have had some influence in the matter.


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9. VII. Joshua, b. in Wat., 15 July, 1635; d 7 Aug. 1719; bu. in Groton, Mass. See 9.
10. VIII. Caleb, bu. in Watertown, 12 July, 1640.
11. IX. Benjamin, b. in Wat., 6 June, 1643; d. in Sherburne, 1723. See 11.
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JOHN WHITNEY Jr. of Watertown. He m. in 1642,
12 RUTH REYNOLDS, dau. of Robert Reynolds, of Wat., Weathersfield and Boston. Admitted freeman, 26 May, 1647; was selectman from 1673 to 1679. He d. 12 Oct. 1692. Will, not proved, was written 27 Feby. 1685; subscribed "in the year 1690." This will, written by himself, though informal and not on record, may be found in the files of the Middlesex Probate Office, and provides, inter alia, as follows: "If som by going to Law or troublesom to thr brethren I say they shall lose the share of what I have bequeathed them. I desir they should live in love to God and on toward anothr."
ISSUE.
13. I. John, b. 17 Sep., 1643. See 13.
14. II. Ruth, b. 15 Apl., 1645. M. 1, John Shattuck, (4 chn.) 2, Enoch Lawrence, (4chn.)
15. III. Nathaniel, b. 1 Feb., 1646-7. See 15.
16. IV. Samuel, b. 28 July, 1648. See 16.
17. V. Mary, b. 29 Apl., 1650. Unm. 1693.
18. VI. Joseph, b. 15 Jany., 1651-2. See 18.
19. VII. Sarah, b. 17 Mch., 1653-4; m. Daniel Harrington, (6 chn.)
20. VIII. Elizabeth, b. 9 June, 1656; m. Daniel Warren, (10 chn.)
21. IX. Hannah, Unm.
22. X. Benjamin, b. 28 June, 1660. See 22.
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RICHARD WHITNEY; m. in Wat., 19 March, 1650-1,
23. MARTHA COLDAM. He moved from Wat. to Stow in 1681.
ISSUE.
24. I. Sarah, b. 17 Mch., 1652-3.
25. II. Moses, b. 1 Aug., 1655. See 25.
26. III. Johanna, b. 16 Jany., 1656-7.
27. IV. Deborah, b. 12 Oct., 1658.
28. V. Rebecca, b. 15 Dec., 1659; d. -- Feby., 1660.
29. VI. Richard, b. 13 Jany., 1660-1. See 29.
30. VII. Elisha, b. 26 Aug., 1662.
31. VIII. Ebenezer, b. 30 June, 1672, of Stow 1714; m. Anna.
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THOMAS WHITNEY, of Watertown. He gave his son Elnathan and dau. Martha, spinster, all his real and personal estate. He was admitted freeman 18 April 1690; m. 11 Jany. 1654-5,
32. MARY KEDALL. He died 20 Sep., 1719, aged 90 yrs.

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ISSUE.
33. I. Thomas, b. 24 Aug., 1656. See 33.
34. II. John, b. 9 May, 1659; d. young.
35. III. John, b. 22 Aug., d. 26 Aug. 1661.
36. IV. Eleazer, {twins. See 36.
37. V. Elnathan, {b. 7 Apl., 1662. Elnathan was a town charge in Jany., 1727-8.
38. VI. Mary, b. 22 Dec., 1663; d. young..
39. VII. Bezaleel, b. 16 Sep., 1665.
40. VIII. Sarah, b. 23 Mch., 1667; m. Chas. Chadwick, (3 chn.)
41. IX. Mary, b. 6 Aug., 1668; d. 16 Sep. 1669.
42. X. Isaiah, b. 16 Sep., 1671, of Cambridge; m. Sarah, dau. of Geo. Woodward, and wid. of Jno. Eddy. 7 chil:--John, Isaiah, John, Nathaniel, Sarah, Elijah, Jonas.
43. XI. Martha, b. 30 Jany., 1673-4; unm.
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JONATHAN WHITNEY, of Sherburne, 1679. His father gave him 39 acres of land, about 1659, which he sold

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to Thomas Flagg for £40, 7 Nov. 1664. He died 1702. Will dated 21 Dec., 1702. He m. 30 Oct., 1656,
44. LYDIA JONES, dau. of Lewis Jones, of Wat.
ISSUE.
45. I. Lydia, b. 3 July, 1657; m. Moses Adams, (9 chn.)
46. II. Jonathan, b. 20 Oct., 1658. See 46.
47. III. Anna, b. 28 Apl., 1660; m. Cornelius Fisher, of Wrentham.
48. IV. John, b. 27 Jun3, 1662. See 48.
49. V. Josiah, b. 19 May, 1664. See 49.
50. VI. Elinor, b. 12 Oct., 1666; d. 23 Nov., 1678.
51. VII. James, b. 25 Nov., 1668; d. 30 Nov., 1690.
52. VIII. Isaac, b. 12 Jany., 1670-1; d. 2 Dec. 1690.
53. IX. Joseph, b. 10 Mch., 1672-3. See 53.
54. X. Abigail, b. 18 Aug., 1675.
55. XI. Benjamin, b. 6 Jany., 1678-9; of Sherburne; m. 24 Oct., 1700, Mercy Travis. s. p.
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JOSHUA WHITNEY, b. 15 July, 1635, at Watertown, Mass. He ws the first of this line born in America. He was one of the early settlers, a deacon and original proprietor at Groton, Mass., and dwelt there, probably, until it was burnt by the Indians, during King Philip's war, in the spring of 1676; then returned to Watertown for a few years; d. 7 Aug. 1719. Will, dated 17 Apl., 1713, proved 6 Oct., 1719, mentions several children whose births ar not recorded. He was bu. at Groton.* Wives:
56. 1. LYDIA.
57. 2. MARY; d. 17 Mch., 1671-2.
58. 3. ABIGAIL TARBALL, m. 30 Sept., 1672, in Wat.

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  * The following inscription is copied from his tombstone, in the old Burying Ground in Groton:

[Death's head]

Here Lyes the
Body of Mr.
JOSHUA WHITNEY,
Aged 83 Years,

Decd. August 7th 1719.

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ISSUE.
59. I. Hannah, m. Thomas Woods, of Groton. (4 chn.)
60. II. Joshua, b. 14 June, 1666, in Groton, by wife Lydia. See 60.
61. III. Sarah, b. 10 Oct 1668 in Groton; m. Nathaniel Jewell, or Juell, 11 July, 1704. Children, Sarah, b. 24 July, 1711. Abigail, b. 3 Nov., 1718.
62. IV. Abigail, m. John Hutchins. (5 chn.)
63. V. Mary, b. 1 July, 1675, in Groton; m. Ephraim Pierce. (9 chn.)
64. VI. William, b. 28 Feb., 1677-8. See 64.
65. VII. Cornelius, See 65.
66. VIII. David, See 66.
67. IX. Martha, m. Isaac William, Jr., of Newton. (8 chn.)
68. X. Elizabeth, m. Eben Farnsworth. (8 chn.)
69. XI. Eleanor, m. ----- Shepherd.
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BENJAMIN WHITNEY, of York, Cocheco, Wat., and Sherburne. Received an inhabitant in Cocheco, 1667; d. in Sherburne, 1723. Sold to his brother Joshua, in 1670, house and land in Wat., given him by his father. Wives:
70. 1. JANE, d. in Sherburne, 14 Nov., 1690.
71. 2. MARY POOR, m. in Marlborough, 11 Apl., 1695.
ISSUE.
72. I. Jane, b. in Wat. 29 Sep., 1669, m. Jona. Morse. (6 chn.)
73. II. Benjamin, See 73.
74. III. Jonathan, b. 1680. See 74.
75. IV. Joshua, b. in Sherburne, 21 Sep., 1687.

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SECOND GENERATION.
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JOHN WHITNEY, of Roxbury. Wife,
76. ELIZABETH HARRIS; named in his will, made Sep., 1718, proved 13 Mch., 1726-7.
ISSUE.
77. I. Elizabeth, b. 9 Sept., 1670. Will names "her heirs."
78. II. John, b. 1 Apl., 1672; not named in will.
79. III. Ruth, b. 31 Aug., 1674; m. Joseph Adams.
80. IV. Timothy, b. 16 Apl., 1678. See 80.
81. V. Daniel, b. 3 Dec., 1681. See 81.
82. VI. Sarah, b. 7 Aug., 1684; not in will.
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NATHANIEL WHITNEY, of Wat., m. 12 Mch., 1673-4,
83. SARAH HAGAR, who d. in Weston, 7 May, 1746, aged about 88. He died in Weston, 7 Jany., 1732-3, aged about 90.
ISSUE.
84. I. Nathaniel, b. 5 Mch., 1675-6. See 84.
85. II. Sarah, b. 12 Feb., 1678-9; m. 1. Jonathan Ball, (6 chn.) 2, Charles Chadwick, Jr.
86. III. William, b. 6 May, 1683. See 86.
87. IV. Samuel, bap. 17 July, 1687; of Stratford.
88. V. Hannah, bap. Mch., 1688-9; m. ----- Billing.
89. VI. Elizabeth, b. 15 Dec., 1692.
90. VII. Grace, bap. 3 Dec., 1710, aged 10; d. 23 Mch., 1719-20.
90 1/2. VIII. Mercy, m. ----- Greaves.
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SAMUEL WHITNEY, of Wat., m. 16 Feb., 1683-4,
91. MARY BEMIS, dau. of Joseph and Sarah Bemis. Will dated 12 Feb., 1730-1.

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ISSUE.
92. I. Mary, b. 30 Sep., 1689; m. Josh Fiske, Jr., 7 June, 1711. Chil. John, Mary,

Abigail, and Sarah.

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JOSEPH WHITNEY, of Wat., m. 24 Jany., 1674-5,
93. MARTHA BEACH, dau. of Richard and Mary Beach. He d. 4 Nov., 1702.
ISSUE.
94. I. Joseph, b. 15 Aug., 1675; m. Hepzibah Flagg, 10 Apl., 1701. Will dated 7 Jany., 1736-7, widow only surviving.
95. II. Martha, b. 20 Dec., 1677, d. prior to 1702.
96. III. John, b. 29 July, 1680. See 96.
97. IV. Isaac, b. 10 Mch., 1681-2; d. 20 Mch., 1681-2.
98. V. Isaac, b. 4 Feby., 1682-3; d. prior to 1702.
99. VI. Benjamin, b. 31 Jany., 1684-5. See 99.
100. VII. Mary, b. 21 Apl., 1694; m. John Knapp, Jr., of Newton, 3 July, 1715.
101. VIII. Sarah, bap. 20 June, 1697.
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BENJAMIN WHITNEY, of Wat., m. 30 Mch., 1687,
102. ABIGAIL HAGAR.
ISSUE.
103. I. Abigail, b. 3 May, 1688; m. Richard Sawtell, (2 chn.)
104. II. John, b. 15 Jun3, 1694. See 104.
105. III. David, b. 16 June, 1697. See 105.
106. IV. Benjamin, bap. 10 July, 1698. See 106.
107. V. Ruth, bap. 10 July, 1698; m. John Bond, 7 July, 1715, (10 chn.)
108. VI. Daniel, b. 17 July, 1700. See 108.
The order of baptism, all 10 July, 1698, is Benjamin, John, David, Abigail, Ruth.

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MOSES WHITNEY, of Stow; m. Sep., 1686, in Stow,
109. SARAH KNIGHT.
ISSUE.
110. I. Sarah, b. 2 July, 1687, in Stow.
111. II. Moses, b. about 1690. See. 111.
112. III. Abraham, b. 29 May, 1692. See 112.
113. IV. Jonas, See 113.
114. V. Jason, d. 19 Feb., 1785, in 81st year; wid. Anabella, d. 28 Sep., 1785, 82nd year. Gravestones in Stow.
115. VI. Lemuel, "youngest son," per his father's deed. See 115.
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RICHARD WHITNEY, Jr. of Stow. Made will Dec. 1723, d. 5 Dec., 1723, aged 62, (per gravestone.) Wife,
116. ELIZABETH, d. 24 Nov., 1723, aged 56.
ISSUE.
117. I. Richard, d. 27 Apr., 1775 in 71st year. 1st wife, Hannah Eyres, who d. 17 Nov., 1743, in 50th year. 2nd wife, Hannah, d. 27 Sept., 1775, in 71st year.
118. II. Jonathan, m. Alice Willard, 25 Feb., 1718-19
119. III. Hannah, m. Samuel Farr.
120. IV. Elizabeth, m. John. Wetherbee. (Pub. in Stow 29 Dec., 1722.)
121. V. Sarah, in 20th year, 1723; m. Hezekiah Hapgood.
122. VI. Ruhamah, in 18th year, 1723; named in will.
123. VII. Joshua, in 16th year, 1723; named in will..
124. VIII. Hepzibah, in 13th year, 1723; m. Seth Sawyer, 12 Oct., 1732.
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THOMAS WHITNEY, of 1. Watertown; 2. Stow; 3. Lancaster. He bought 11 1/2 acres in Cambridge, 10 March,

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1679. In Feb., 1681-2, Geo. and Elizabeth Lawrence gave son and daughter Thomas and Elizabeth Whitney, land by deed. Feb., 1682-3 he bought of John Hayward of Boston 60 acres in Pompascitticut, (Stow,) where his first 5 children, mentioned below, were born. He m. 29 Jany., 1678-9 in Wat.,
125. ELIZABETH LAWRENCE, dau. of George and Elizabeth Lawrence. They both d. 1742.
ISSUE.
126. I. Thomas, b. 17 Sept., 1681; m. in Concord, 26 July 1704, Mary Baker. Issue: 1. Samuel, b. 1714; 2. David, b. 4 Oct., 1722; 3. Joseph, of Roadstown, Hampshire Co.
127. II. Elizabeth, b. 16 Feby., 1682-3.
128. III. John, b. 13 May, 1684; m. in Wat., 2 March, 1709-10, Eliz. Barnard. Lived in Stow, Lancaster, and Bolton. His will, 3 Sept., 1747, names wife Elizabeth. Daus. Elizabeth Sawyer, and Sarah, b. 2 Oct., 1716; m. Abraham Whitney.
129. IV. Mary, b. 13 Jany., 1685-6.
130. V. Benjamin, b. b. 7 Oct., 1687. See 130.
131. VI. Nathan, m. 18 Nov., 1719, Mary Holman, dau. of Jeremiah and Abigail Holman. Children, Nathan and Jeremiah, Phebe Warner, Mary Priest and Eunice Warner.
132. VII. Susanna, named in her father's will.
133. VIII. Abigail,  ?; m. 27 Feb., 1773-4, Jona. Rand, of Stow.
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ELEAZER WHITNEY, of Watertown--of Sudbury 1692. m. 11 Apl., 1687,
134. DOROTHY ROSS, dau. of Jas. Ross, of Sudbury. She d. in Wat., 22 June, 1731.
ISSUE.
135. I. Sarah, b. 1688, in Sudbury.
136. II. James, e, 12 Feb 1697-8, in Wat.
137. III. Thomas, bap. 28 Jany., 1699-1700, in Wat. See 137.
138. IV. James, bap. Jany. 28, 1699-1700, in Wat., d. young.

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139. V. Mary, bap. 28 Jany., 1699-1700, in Wat.
140. VI. Dorothy, bap. 16 June, 1700.
141. VII. Eleazer, bap. 15 Apl., 1702.
142. VIII. Elnathan, bap. 5 May, 1705; m. 24 Sep., 1729, Sarah Perry, in Roxbury. (8chn.)
143. IX. James, bap. 1 June, 1708; m. Mercy Flagg, (8 chn.)
144. X. Jonas, bap. 14 July, 1723, in 2nd Church, Wat., (aged about 15.)
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JONATHAN WHITNEY, of Sherburne and Concord. Will, proved 18 Mch., 1735. His wife,
. SARAH HAPGOOD, survived him.
ISSUE.
. . , b. 2 Mch., 1692-3; m. Jon. Warren. (12 chn.)
. . , b. 27 Sep., 1694; d. young.
. . , b. 22 Aug., 1696; m. 1. Jacob Fulham, (4 chn.) 2. George Parkhurst, (5 chn.) 3. Samuel Hunt.
. . , b. 12 Oct. 1698, or Northtown; m. 5 Jan., 1731-2, Prudence, wid. of Thomas Lawrence. She d. 25 Dec., 1762. He d. 8 Aug., 1764. Both bu. in old Burying Ground at Groton. S. p.*
. . , b. 25 Nov. 1700; supposed d. 1755.
. . , b. 22 May, 1702; m. Eben Cutler, of Weston. (7 chn.)
. . , b. 1 May, 1705, named in Shadrach's will.
. . , b. 16 Nov., 1707, in Sudbury; m. in Concord, Mary Wheeler, 23 May, 1734. Will made 10 Mch., 1739-40. Sons Zaccheus and Jonathan.

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  * Upon his gravestone is the following inscription:

Memento Mori.

[Death's Head.]
Here lies the Body of
MR. SHADRACH WHITNEY
who departed this life
August the 8th A. D. 1764,
in the 67th Year of
his Age.

from death Arrest no Age is free.

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154. IX. Timothy, b. 20 Feb., 1708-9, in Concord. Settled in Groton. Wid. Submit, m. Reuben Woods. Only child Sybil, b. 31 Mch., 1739, m. Oliver Lakin.
155. X. Daniel, m. in Shrewsbury, Mch., Thankful Allen; b. in Sudbury, 1 Dec., 1713. Chn.--1. Levi, b. 5 Dec., 1739; m. in Townsend, 1780, Lydia Rice. Had son Asa, whose son was Asa, of Phila., b. 1 Dec., 1791, in Townsend, the inventor of corrugated and annealed car wheels. President of Phila. and Reading R. R. Co., 1860; d. 4 June, 1874, in Phila. 2. Timothy, b. 25 Oct., 1743; m. Dec., 1768, Catharine Davenport. (7 chn.) 3. Daniel, b. 4 Sep., 1746; m. 1771 to Catharine Stone, of 'County Gore,' 7 (chn.)
156. XI. Isaac, of Concord, glazier.
156 1/2. XII. James, named in will of his uncle Benjamin, [55.]
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JOHN WHITNEY, of Framingham; m. in Wat., 10 Apl., 1688.
157. 1. MARY HAPGOOD, dau. of Shadrach.
158. 2. SARAH HAVEN, dau. of Richd. and susanna H., of Lynn. She d. 23 Apl., 1718.
159. 3. MARTHA WALKER, 10 Nov., 1718. She d. 14 Nov., 1721. His inventory taken 1735.
ISSUE.
160. I. Mary, b. 27 Mch., 1689; m. Danl. Moore.
161. II. Elizabeth, b. 29 Jany., 1690-1; m. Jona. Willard.
162. III. James, b. 28 Dec., 1692; m. Martha Rice, dau. of Jonathan R. (7 chn.)
163. IV. Lydia, b. 29 Apl., 1695, by 2nd wife; m. Richard Haven. (14 chn.)
164. V. Hannah, b. 27 Sep., 1697; m. Ezekiel Rice, brother of Martha. (9 chn.)
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JOSIAH WHITNEY, of Wrentham. Inventory 15 Jany., 1717-8
165. ABIGAIL, his wife, survived him.

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ISSUE.
166. I. Josiah, b. about 1698; m. Elizabeth Grant of Concord, in Weston, 28 Feb., 1725-6. Chn. Elizabeth, bap. 13 July, 1735; Phinehas, bap. 11 May, 1740.
167. II. Jonathan, b. about 1704. Estate settled 1768. Left wid. name not given.
168. III. Abigail, aged 9. Uncle Benjamin her guardian, 10 Apl., 1718; m. 20 Sep., 1729, Preserved Hall.
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JOSEPH WHITNEY, of Sherburne; m. (it is sup.)
169. REBECCA BURGE, in Charlestown, 26 May, 1706.
ISSUE.
170. I. Jonas, b. 7 June, 1708.
171. II. Joseph.
172. III. Sylvanus.
173. IV. James.
174. V. Ephraim.
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JOSHUA WHITNEY, b. 14 June, 1666, at Groton. He moved to Plainfield, Windham Co., Conn., (see History of that County.) He was prominent in the settlement of the County and the organization of several towns. In 1719, he was elected Deacon of the Plainfield Church.
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WHITNEY WHITNEY, of Groton. Wives:
175. 1. LYDIA, d. 24 Aug., 1716. Her gravestone, in Groton, bears this inscription:
[Death's Head.]

Here Lyes the Body
of MRS. LYDIA WHITNEY,
Wife to Mr. William
Whitney: Aged 42
Years; Deceased, the 24th

of August, 1716.

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176. 2. MARGARET MIRICK,* of Newton; m. 25 Apl., 1717.
ISSUE.
177. I. William, b. 5 May, 1701. See 177.
178. II. Lydia, b. 26 Dec., 1710.
179. III. Joshua, b. 1 Nov., 1714.
180. IV. John, b. 30 Jany., 1717-18; bap. 2 Feb.†
181. V. Elizabeth, b. 12 Aug., 1719; bap. 16 Aug.†
182. VI. Caleb, b. 10 Sep., 1721, at Plainfield, Connecticut. See 182.
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CORNELIUS WHITNEY, of Groton. Wife
183. SARAH -----.
ISSUE.
184. I. Sarah, b. 17 Apl., 1715.
185. II. Abigail, b. 9 Dec., 1717.
186. III. Matthias, b. 26 May, 1720. See 186.
187. IV. Mary, b. 20 Aug., 1722.
188. V. Joshua, b. 1 Dec., 1724.
189. VI. Lydia, b. 23 Apl., 1729.
190. VII. Sarah, b. 8 Jany., 1731-2.
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DAVID WHITNEY, of Groton; m. 20 Jany., 1712-13,
191. ELIZABETH WARREN, dau. of Jacob Warren, of Plainfield, Conn.
ISSUE.
192. I. Elsor, (Elinor?), b. 1 May, 1714.
193. II. David, b. 16 Sep., 1716.
194. III. Joshua, b. 11 Oct., 1718; m. 8 Apl., 1743, Ann Bloggett, d. "Feby., ye 10th 1761, with ye small-pox."

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  * For pedigree of Margaret Mirick, or Merrick, see Appendix B.
  † Record of baptism, in the old Church at Groton:
1717-18. Feb 2nd, Johannes, Filius Gulielmi & Margt. Whittney.
1719. August 16th. Elizabeth, Filia Gulielmi & Margarettae Whitney.


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195. IV. Elizabeth, b. 26 Feb., 1720-21.
196. V. Jacob, b. 13 July, 1723; d. 20 Sep. 1738.
197. VI. Tarball, b. 1 Nov., 1725.
198. VII. Mary, b. 13 Mch., 1727-8; d. 28 June, 1729.
199. VIII. Josiah, b. 11 Aug., 1731, at Plainfield, Conn. Grad. Yale 1752. LL. D., Harvard, 1802. Called pastor to Church at Pomfret, in 1755.* Died there in 1824, aged 93.
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BENJAMIN WHITNEY, of Framingham, Innholder, drew land in Douglas, 1715; m. in Boston, 7 Aug., 1705,
200. ESTHER, wid. of James Waverick.
ISSUE.
201. I. Benjamin, b. 22 May, 1709, at Sherburne; m. Margaret Sanderson, in Wat., 24 Feb., 1731-2; issue.
Jonathan, b. 25 Sep., 1734.
Persis, b. 20 Aug. 1739.
Amos, b. 27 Sep., 1746.
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JONATHAN WHITNEY, of Sherburne, b. 1680. Will, 2 Feby., 1753. Wife,
202. SUSANNA, (supposed Whitney.)
ISSUE.
203. I. Susanna, b. 20 Jany., 1702-3; m. Gershon Eames.
204. II. Jonathan, b. 17 Oct., 1704, of Mendon; d. 1755, wife Lydia. Their chn. were:
1. Jesse.
2. Jonathan, b. 1737. His son Nathan, b. 18 Oct.,

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  * His letter of acceptance was as follows:
      To the Society of Brooklyn, in Pomfret:
Gentlemen: Whereas, on the 17th of Nov., last, you proceeded to give me a call to settle in the work of the Gospel Ministry with you, and proposed one hundred and twenty pounds, lawful money, for a settlement, and sixty five pounds, lawful money, for a salary--I do now hereby accept said proposal, and may the Lord bless us, and lead us in the way everlasting.
JOSIAH WHITNEY.
BROOKLYN, Jan. 7, 1756.


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1761. Otis, son of Nathan, b. 19 Oct., 1786, and Julia Ann, dau. of Otis, m. T. H. Abbey, of Watkins, N.Y.
3. Sarah.
4. David.
5. Susanna, m. Isaac Tenny.
6. Lydia, m. S. Bowker.
205. III. Kezia, b. 31 July, 1706; m. Abraham Jones.
206. IV. Dorothy, b. 28 Aug., 1708; m. Ebenezer Hunt.
207. V. Mary, b. 28 May, 1710; m. Joseph Jones.
208. VI. Lydia, b. 3 Mch., 1711-12; m. Isaac Hill.
209. VII. Jesse, b. 8 Feb., 1713-14.
210. VIII. Hannah, b. 11 Feby., 1714-15.
211. IX. Elias, b. 14 Nov., 1716.
212. X. Mehetable, b. 27 Dec., 1719; m. David Cutler.
213. XI. George, b. 12 Aug., 1721; d. 1752, wife Sarah Cozzens. Issue: Isaac, Hannah, Mercy, and Sarah.
214. XII. Eleanor.
THIRD GENERATION
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TIMOTHY WHITNEY, of Roxbury; m. 12 June, 1706,
215. MARGARET BACON.
ISSUE.
216. I. Sarah, b. 28 Feby., 1707.
217. II. Caleb, b. 7 Apl., 1711. See 217.
218. III. Moses, b. 20 June, 1741; m. Rebecca Hyde. (12 chn.)
219. IV. Joseph, b. 1 Feb., 1716; m. Mary Hastings. (5 chn.)
220. V. Timothy, b. d. young
221. VI. Timothy, b. b. 30 Apl., 1721.

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DANIEL WHITNEY, of Roxbury; m. 21 June, 1704,
222. SUSANNA CURTIS.
ISSUE.
223. I. John.
224. II. Elizabeth.
225. III. Susanna.
226. IV. Daniel.
227. V. Anna.
228. VI. Elijah.
229. VII. Ruth.
230. VIII. Elisha, b. 5 Oct., 1722.
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NATHANIEL WHITNEY, of Westn; m. 7 Nov., 1695,
231. MERCY ROBINSON, who d. 31 Dec., 1740. He d. 23 Sep., 1730.
ISSUE.
232. I. Nathaniel, b. 23 Jany., 1695-6. See 232.
233. II. Sarah, m. Ephraim Rice.
234. III. Amos.
235. IV. Elizabeth, m. Daniel Bigleow.
236. V. Jonas.
237. VI. James.
238. VII. Susanna, m. Abraham Gregory.
239. VIII. Solomon, of Weston; m. Martha Fletcher, (6 chn.)
240. IX. Samuel, of Weston; m. Elizabeth Hastings. (13 chn.)
241. X. Ebenezer.
242. XI. Joshua.
243. XII. David, in 15 year, 1731.
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WILLIAM WHITNEY, of Weston; m. 17 May, 1706,
244. MARTHA PIERCE. He d. 24 Jany., 1720-1.

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ISSUE.
245. I. William, b. 11 Jany., 1706-7, of Weston; m 10 Sep., 1725. 1. Hannah Harrington, who d. 30 Apl., 1740. 2. Mary Pierce, 30 Mch., 1742, who d. 23 Feb., 1756. 3. Margaret Spring, 12 Aug., 1756. 4 Sarah Davis, of Brookline, 1763. Family:
1. William, b. 10 Apl., 1736; by his wife, Mary Mansfield, has son William.
2. Hannah, wife of Henry Spring.
3. Revd. Phineas, of Shirley, b. 23 Apl., 1740; grad. Harvard, 1759. Minister over 50 years. Wives: i. Miriam Willard; ii. Lydia Bowes; iii. wid. Jane Garfield. (10 chn.) His 2nd son, Rev. Nicholas Bowes Whitney, b. 21 Mch., 1772; d. 1835.
4. Mary.
5. Mary, wife of Amos Fiske.
6. Sarah.
7. Nathaniel.
8. Joel.
9. Susanna, wife of Isaac Mead.
10. Abigail, wife of Samuel Custis.
274. II. Judith.
275. III. Amity.
276. IV. Martha, m. Timothy Mossman.
277. V. Samuel, m. Abigail Fletcher, settled in Westminster. See 277.
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JOHN WHITNEY, of Weston, m. 22 Feb., 1703-4,
278. SARAH CUTTING, dau. of Zechariah Cutting. His will Nov. 17, 1749; proved 15 Dec., 1760.
ISSUE.
279. I. Isaac, b. 2 Sep., 1710; m. Elizabeth Gale, had Elizabeth, bap. 19 July, 1741.
280. II. Zechariah, m. Sarah Boynton, both of Lunenburg, 11 Apl., 1739. Children: 1. Sarah, b. 27 Feb., 1739-40. m.(?) 3 March, 1763, Silas Dutton. 2.

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Jane, b. 22 Sept. 1742. 3. Abigail, b. 17 Jan., 1746. 4. Zechariah, b. 16 Jan., 1747. 5. Mary, b. 8 Apl., 1752. 6. John, b. 16 Apl., 1756.
287. III. John, m. Bethiah Cutter.
288. IV. Abraham, m. Tabitha Allen.
289. V. Joseph, m. Mary Child.
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BENJAMIN WHITNEY, of Wat'n. m. March 1st 1709-10.
290. ELIZABETH FISKE. His will 14 June, 1736; proved 8 Nov., 1736.
ISSUE.
291. I. Joseph, m. Mary Child. (6 chn.)
292. II. Benjamin.
293. III. Samuel.
294. IV. Elizabeth, b. 9 Mar., 1718-19; m. Wm. McCune. (2 chil.)
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JOHN WHITNEY, of 1. Watertown; 2. Westford, m.
295. SUSAN -----.
296. BERIAH PIERCE, wid. of Joseph P., formerly wid. of Daniel Child--dau. of John Bemis; m. 28 Nov., 1754.
ISSUE.
297. I. Susanna, bap. 31 May, 1730.
298. II. John, m. Mary Benjamin. (1 child.)
299. III. Jonathan.
300. IV. Amos.
301. V. Abraham, m. 10 July, 1766, Elizabeth Whitney.
302. VI. Moses.
303. VII. Ezekiel, m. Katherine Draper. (5 chil.)
304. VIII. Stephen, m. Relief Stearns. (10 chil.)
305. IX. Aaron.
306. X. Ruth, bap. 6 July, 1748; d. 5 Apl., 1751.

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DAVID WHITNEY, of Waltham, Ensign, b. 16 June, 1697. Wife,
307. REBECCA -----.
ISSUE.
308. I. Rebecca, b. 2 Nov., 1721; m. Thomas Stowell.
309. II. David, b. 25 Dec., 1723; e. 25 June, 1769; m. Mary Meriam. Children: Mary, David, b. 9 July, 1753, Sarah, Ruth.
314. III. Anna, b. 8 Aug., 1725.
315. IV. Nathan, b. 12 Mch., 1726-7.
316. V. Ruth, b. 23 Feb., 1728; d. 3 Apl., 1757.
317. VI. Josiah, b. 22 Nov., 1730, in Stow; d. 24 Jan., 1806, at Ashby, Mass. See 317.
318. VII. Jonas, b. 25 June, 1733.
319. VIII. Jonathan, b. 10 Feb., 1735; d. 9 Apl., 1757.
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BENJAMIN WHITNEY, of Watertown, m.
320. REBECCA -----.
ISSUE.
321. I. Mary, b. 12 July, 1733.
322. II. Benjamin, b. 25 Aug., 1736.
323. III. Rebecca, b. 4 Feb., 1738-9.
324. IV. Samuel, b. 7 Apl., 1742.
325. V. Henry, bap. 12 Jan., 1745.
326. VI. Josiah, b. 17 June, 1746.
327. VII. Lydia, bap. 18 Oct., 1747.
328. VIII. Sarah, bap. 15 Sep., 1749.
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DANIEL WHITNEY, of Watertown. Wife,
329. DOROTHY TAINTER, dau. of Simon Tainter. She d. 7 Aug., 1788, aged 82 years.

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ISSUE.
330. I. Benjamin, b. 12 Apl., 1723; w. Deliverance. (4 chn.) 1. Henry, 2. Sarah, 3. Benjamin, 4. Deliverence.
335. II. Abigail, b. 5 June, 1725; m. Edmund Fowle, 17 Mch., 1745.
336. III. Simon, b. 30 May, 1727; d. 16 Oct., 1797. See 336.
337. IV. Joanna, b. 20 Sep., 1729; m. 20 Sep., 1750, John Cooke.
338. V. Mary, b. 10 Sep., 1731; m. John Woodbridge, 10 June, 1762, of S. Hadley.
339. VI. Dorothy, b. 31 May, 1733; m. Nathaniel Coolidge.
340. VII. Daniel, b. 7 Dec., 1735, of Waltham; m. Mary Harrington. Children: 1. Mary Kimball. 2. Katharine. 3. Daniel. 4. Charles, b. 16 Nov., 1780; m. Ruth Chinery. (6 chil.)
345. VIII. Joshua, b. 3 Apl., 1737; m. 26 Jan., 1759, Mary Clarke.
346. IX. Henry, b. 3 Dec., 1738; m. 5 Jan., 1769, Hannah Tombs. (7 chn.)
347. X. Israel, b. 6 Aug., 1741; m. Jemima. (5 chil.)
348. XI. Lydia, bap. 1743.
349. XII. Grace, b. 22 Oct., 1744; m. 30 Sep., 1765, Josiah Biscoe.
350. XIII. Elisha, b. 27 Feb., 1747; grad. Harvard, 1766. Surgeon in Revolutionary Army; d. 1807. M. Eunice Farley, and had chn., of whom Israel, m. Mary Hopkins Flagg. (10 chn.)
352. XIV. Lucy, b. 30 June, 1749; m. Benj. Dana, of Cambridge, 11 May, 1766.
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MOSES WHITNEY, of Nashobee and Lunenburg. Wives:
353. 1. ELIZABETH, of Groton.
354. 2. SARAH GARY, m. 20 Nov., 1766, survived him. He d. 1778, aged 88.

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ISSUE.
355. I. Salmon, b. 8 Jany, 1712; m. 4 June, 1734, ----- d. 16 Mch., 1759; He left wid. Sarah, and dau. 1. Lois, aged 19, and 2. Susanna, aged 14 in 1763. 1. Lois, m. Col. Joseph Bellows and had 14 chn: John, the 2nd son, was the father of Revd. Henry Whitney Bellows, who was b. in Boston, 11 June, 1814, d. at New York, 30 Jany., 1882. He ws pastor of All-Soul's Church, in the latter city for over 40 years Was chosen President of the U. S. Sanitary Commission in 1861, and directed the distribution of $15,000,000, in supplies and $5,000,000, in money. 2. Susanna, m 6 Dec., 1768, Edmund Stone, of Templeton.
360. II. Revd. Aaron, b. about 1714; grad. Harvard, 1737; m. 1st Alice Baker, 12 July, 1739, 2nd Madam Ruth Stearns, 6 Nov., 1768. His chn. were: 1. Abel, b. 1740; d. 15 Mch., 1756. 2. Peter, b. 6 Sep., 1744; d. 29 Feb, 1816.* 3. Charles. 4. Aaron. 5. Alice. 6. Lucy; m. Samuel Kendall, D. D. 7. Paul, b. 23 Mch., 1753; d. 9 Mch., 1795. 8. Abel, b. 15 Mch., 1756; d. 2 Mch., 1807; m. Clarissa Dwight, 23 Dec., 1783. (11 chn.) His eldest son, Josiah Dwight, b. 9 July, 1786; m. Sarah Williston, 4 Dec., 1818. (5 chn.) Their eldest son, Josiah Dwight, the noted geologist and author, was b 23 Nov., 1819. Mt. Whitney, the highest mountain in the United States, was named in honor of him. Their second surviving son, William Dwight Whitney, the celebrated philologist and Sanskrit scholar, professor at Yale University, was b. 9 Feby., 1827. He is now, (1890,) editing the new Standard Encyclopedic Dictionary of the English Language, to be in six volumes. 9. Richard, b. 23 Feby., 1767; d. 1806. 10 and 11 names not ascertained.
377. III. Sarah, m. 11 June, 1734, Jonathan Wood, of Stow.
378. IV. Lydia, m. Samuel Taylor.

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  * See Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. VI. p. 490.


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379. V. Mary, m. in Lunenburg, 22 Feby., 1753, John White.
380. VI. Ephraim, of Lunenburg, m. Jane Bancroft, 16 Jan., 1745-6. He d. at Chesterfield, N. H., at an advanced age. Chn.: 1. Moses, b. 11 Jany., 1747. 2. Ephraim, b. 12 Aug., 1749. 3. Molly, b. 25 Sep., 1755.
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ABRAHAM WHITNEY, of Stow. Wives:
384. 1. MARY, d. 7 Oct., 1766. In 78 year.
385. 2. ELIZABETH, who survived him.
ISSUE.
386. I. Abraham. Grandsons, Abraham and Isaac Whitney.
389. II. Keziah Hale.
390. III. Mary, m. Silas Jewell, Jr.; granddaughters, Mercy Furbush, Lucy Whitcomb, Eunice Maynard, Mary Dunton. He d. Sept. 15, 1778, aged 86 yrs. 3 m. 17 d. per gravestone.
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JONAS WHITNEY, of 1. Stow; 2. Harvard. Wives:
395. 1. DORCAS WOOD. Pub. 19 Jan., 1723-4; d. 1725.
396. 2. MARGARET STRATTON. Pub. 12 Mch., 1725-6. He made will, 12 Dec, 1769. Proved 15 Oct., 1770.
ISSUE.
397. I. Child, d. 21 Feb., 1725, in Stow.
398. II. Jonas.
399. III. Aaron H..
400. IV. Moses.
401. V. Ephraim.
402. VI. Timothy, b. 12 Feb., 1730; m. Mar., or May, 20, 1752, Alice Whitney, of Harvard, b. 13 Apl., 1733. He d. 23 June, 1803. They had 14 chil.--12 of whom married and had families. One of their children was Paul Whitney, well known in Bos-

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ton for many years as a skillful accomptant and teacher of penmanship; another son Simon, had 11 chil., one of whom is Lewis Whitney of Petersham.
406. VII. Margaret, m. a Wheeler and had Margaret.
407. VIII. Rebecca.
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LEMUEL WHITNEY, of Stow; d. 23 Jan, 1755,
408. SYBIL, hiw wife survived him.
ISSUE.
409. I. Elias.
410. II. Lemuel.
411. III. Isaac.
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BENJAMIN WHITNEY, of Marlborough, and Bosyton. Wives:
412. 1. SARAH BARRETT, m. 7 Feby., 1710, dau. of John Barrett Jr. b. 28 Nov., 1692; d. 15 Feb., 1729.
413. 2. ABIGAIL BRIDGE, m. 1730, dau. of Matthew Bridge, b. 1 Apl., 1696; d. 1 aug., 1767, in Boston. He d. there, 1737, aged 50 years.
ISSUE.
414. I. Deborah, b. 7 Nov., 1711; m. Jos. Wheeler. (12 chn.)
415. II. Barrett, b. 22 Sep., 1715; m. 16 June, 1737, Elizabeth Adams, in Boston.
416. III. David, b. 21 Jany., 1716-17; m. Mercy -----.
417. IV. Persis, b. 10 Jany., 1718-19, m. Nathan Goodale. (13 chn.)
418. V. Solomon, b. 20 Dec., 1721; m. Elizabeth Smith, 5 Oct., 1749, d. 1758. Children: 1. Marian, b. 31 July, 1751. 2. Benjamin, b. 10 June 1753. His chn. were: Benjamin, Job, Solomon, Newall, Susan, (Mrs. Gelason.) Lucinda, (Mrs. Cushing) Miriam. 3. Job, b. 25 June, 1755. 4. Sarah, b. 11 Aug., 1757.
430. VI. Sarah, b. 13 July, 1723; m. Abraham Joslin. (9 chn.)

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ISSUE.
431. VII. Timothy, b. 6 July, 1725; d. young.
432. VIII. Dinah, b. 12 July, 1727; m. 1756, Elijah Livermore, d. 30 Sep.., 1759, having one dau. Abigail, who m. Rev. Elisha S. Williams. (11 chn.)
434. IX. Job, b. 22 Oct, 1729, grad. Harvard, 1758, d. 13 June, 1761, unm.
435. X. Abigail, b. 13 May, 1731; m. Samuel Austin, 1769. She d. 1793. S. p.
436. XI. Benjamin, b. 9 May, 1732; d. 22 Mch., 1750-1.
437. XII. George, b. 25 Mch., 1733; d. 26 Dec., 1751.
438. XIII. Samuel, b. 5 Sep., 1734. See 438.
439. XIV. Anna, b. 27 Oct., 1736; m. William Bowes, of Boston, 22 Dec., 1761. She d. Jan., 1762.
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THOMAS WHITNEY, 1. of Wat., 2. of Shrewsbury, m. 1 July, 1720,
440. HANNAH SMITH, who survived him.
ISSUE.
441. I. Eleazer, b. 30 Nov., 1720.
442. II. Thomas, b. 2 Sep., 1722.
443. III. Hannah, b. 17 July, 1724; m. Eben Sanderson.
444. IV. Nathan, bap. 3 Mch., 1728.
445. V. Joshua, bap. 14 May, 1728,
446. VI. Susanna, bap. 17 May 1729.
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WILLIAM WHITNEY, b. 5 May, 1701. His son,
ISSUE.
447. I. Thomas, was b. 27 Feb., 1727-8. See 447.
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CALEB WHITNEY, b. 10 Sep., 1721, at Plainfield, Windham County, Connecticut.
See Appendix C.
He married,
449. MARGARET -----.

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ISSUE.
450. I. Lebbeus, b. 25 Aug., 1745; d. 5 Oct., 1785. See 450.
451. II. William, b. William, b. 8 Aug., 1747. In 1815 lived 6 miles from Albany, N. Y.*
452. III. Margaret, b. 22 Feby., 1750.
453. IV. Jedidiah, b. 13 Nov., 1751; "slain in battle," in his 25th year.
454. V. Mary, b. 12 Oct., 1753; d. 13 May, 1779.
455. VI. John Merrick, b. 18 July, 1758; d. in Georgia, several years prior to 1819. See 455.
456. VII. James Rex, b. 16 Oct, 1760; d. at Washington, Miss., 4 Feby., 1822, bu. there. See 456.
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MATTHIAS WHITNEY, b. 26 May, 1720. Wife, ----- .
ISSUE.
457. I. Mary, b. 19 Apl., 1743.
458. II. Asa, b. 19 Feby., 1745.
459. III. Matthias, Jr., b. 22 Feby., 1747.
460. IV. Cornelius, b. 5 July, 1749.
461. V. Joshua, b. 23 Nov., 1751.
462. VI. Alles, (Alice?), b. 20 Mch., 1753.
463. VII. Samuel, b. 2 Jan., 1757; d. 7 Jan., 1850. See 463.
464. VIII. John, b. 27 Mch., 1759.
465. IX. Jonathan, b. 28 Nov., 1761.
466. X. David, b. 3 May, 1764.

FOURTH GENERATION
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CALEB WHITNEY, b. 7 Apl., 1711. Wife,
467. HANNAH CHENEY, m. 1736, dau. of Jos. and Sarah (Wiswall) Cheney, of Newton.

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ISSUE.
468. I. Hannah, b. 3 Mch., 1737; m. Nathaniel Parker, 1772.
469. II. Caleb, b. 17 June, 1740; m. Elizabeth Hyde, 1765. Chn. Oliver, Amariah, Ruth, Sarah, Abigail.
475. III. Sarah, b. 23 Oct., 1743; m. James Richards, Jr., 1769. She d. 1771.
476. IV. Thaddeus, b. 10 July, 1747; m. Temperance Hyde, 1772, dau. of Lieut. Noah Hyde; d. 1832. She d. 1842. Chn. Temperance, Ruth, Hannah, Thaddeus.
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NATHANIEL WHITNEY, v. 23 Jany., 1695-6, d. 27 Jany., 1776; m. in Weston, 20 July, 1721,
481. MARY CHILD. She d. 3 Dec., 1776.
ISSUE.
. . Ephraim, b. 22 June, 1722, in Groton.
. . Oliver.
. . David.
. . Mary.
. . Nathaniel.
. . Anna.
. . Amos.
. . Lucy.
. . Love, m. John Taft.
. . Lois.
. . Eli, of Westboro; bap., 3 May, 1740; m. Elizabeth Fay, 9 Feb., 1765. She d. 18 Aug., 1777. His 2nd wife was Judith Hazeldean, of Sutton. He d. 12 aug., 1807. Chn: i. Eli, b. 8 Dec., 1765; grad. Yale College, 1792, d. 8 Jany., 1825. He was the inventor of the Cotton Gin. Macauly said: "What Peter the Great did to make Russia dominant, Eli Whitney's invention of the Cotton Gin has more than equalled, in its relation to the power and progress of the United States." He m. Henrietta Frances Edwards, dau. of Hon. Pierpont Ed-

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                    wards of N. Haven, by his wife Frances, dau. of Mosees Ogden of Elizabethtown, N. J., and granddaughter of Rev. Jonathan Edwards. Their chn. were: 1. Frances E., m. Chas. L. Cheplain, of Cambridge, Md., 2. Elizabeth Fay. 3. Eli, m Sarah P. Dallibie.

ii. Benjamin, d. 28 Dec., 1842, aged 77 yrs.
iii. Josiah, b. 31 Mch., 1770.

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SAMUEL WHITNEY. Wife,
499. ABIGAIL FLETCHER; their son was Capt. Silas Whitney, b. 1752, in Westminster; m. Sarah Withington. Removed to Ashburnham. "The size of his barns and granaries and the numbers of his horses and cattle, are the living theme of tradition."
                    His son Capt. Silas, b. 1779, in Ashburnham, m. Hannah Cushing.
Milton, son of Silas and Hannah, b. 1823, in Ashburnham, m. Annie M. Weston, of Baltimore, where they afterwards resided. He was a noted criminal lawyer, and as such rendered great service to that city by his vigorous and successful prosecution of a band of desperadoes known as "Plug Uglies." Died 3 Sep., 1875. Their children were: 1. Annie Weston, b. 14 Oct., 1848, in Fitchburg, Mass. 2. Alden Weston, b. 14 Mch., 1853, in Baltimore; d. 3 Nov., 1869. 3. Sara Hannah, b. 13 Nov., 1855, in Baltimore, m. Henry R. Goodnow, of Brooklyn, N. Y. 4. Milton, b. 2 Aug., 1860, in Baltimore. 5. Mary Meredith, b. 10 May, 1862, in Baltimore. 6. Walter Shepley, b. 20 Nov., 1866, in Baltimore, d. 3 Apl., 1867.
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      JOSIAH WHITNEY, b. at Stow; d. 24 Jany., 1806, at Ashby, Mass., bu. there. He was one of the Boston Tea Party, and served during the Revolutionary War; known

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as Col. and Genl. Whitney.* He was a representative in the Legislature of Mass., 1780, '88 and '89. Delegate to Constitutional Convention, 1787. Wives,
509. SARAH FARR, m. 9 Sep., 1751. (16 chn.)
510. SARAH DWELLY, m. 3 Feb., 1774. (9 chn.) She was b. at Bridgewater, Mass., d. 29 Feb. 1816, at Whitingham, Vt.
ISSUE.
Of the children of the first marriage, all d. young except 3, viz.:
511. I. Josiah, Jr., b. 25 Feby., 1753, in Harvard, Mass. See 511.
512. II. Betsey, b. 7 May, 1755.
513. III. Stephen, b. 1 May, 1757. Was in the Battle of Bennington, 16 Aug., 1777. Grandfather of William C. Whitney, late Secretary of the Navy.
The children of the second marriage were,
515. I. Sarah.
516. II. Oliver.
517. III. Artemus.
518. IV. Dwelly.
519. V. Susanna.
520. VI. Lemuel.
521. VII. Daniel, (12 chil.) one of whom is Eilliam Minott Whitney, of Albany, N. Y.
523. VIII. John Hancock.
524. IX. Moses Gill.†

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  * Upon his gravestone is the following inscription:

Erected in memory of

JOSIAH WHITNEY, Esq.
who died Jany., 24th 1806.
aged 74 years 4 months and 13 days.
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Cease dear friends for me to weep,
For Christ my bed has blest;
Beneath this stone I sweetly sleep

In God's eternal rest.

  † Soon after his son, John Hancock, was born, and named after Governor Hancock, Col. Whitney was in Boston, where he met the Governor and the Lieut. Governor, Moses Gill. The Col. informed the Governor that he had just named his 24th child after him. The Lieut. Governor requested that the 25th should bear his name, and he did--honoring the name for more than fourscore years.


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SIMON WHITNEY, b. 30 May, 1727; d. 16 Oct., 1797. Wives,
525. MARY RUGGLES, m. 26 May, 1757. She d. 12 Mch., 1773.
526. MARY SEAVER.
ISSUE.
527. I. Nathaniel Ruggles, b. 19 Mch., 1759. See 527.
528. II. Dorothy, b. 22 July, 1760; d. 1761.
529. III. Mary, b. 10 Jany., 1762; d. 1765.
530. IV. Grace, b. July, d. Sep., 1763.
531. V. Lucy, bap. 25 Oct., 1767.
532. VI. Anna, bap. 22 July, 1769.
533. VII. Sarah, b. 25 Jany., 1773; m. Phineas Jamison, 29 Aug., 1792.
534. VIII. Simon, b. 12 Apl.,. 1778.
535. IX. Richard, b. 12 Jany., 1782.
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SAMUEL WHITNEY, of Boston, Concord and Castine; b. 5 Sept., 1734. He m. in Boston,
536. ABIGAIL CUTLER, 20 Oct., 1757, dau. of David and Lydia Cutler. He resided in Concord from 1767-1777. Was delegate from Concord to the first provincial Congress, so called, in 1775, and was a leading member of the town committees of safety, correspondence and inspection. When Concord had rasied two hundred men, he was appointed muster master, was a participant in the engagement incident to the battles of Concord and Lexington, and at that time had a large amount of the public stores in his dwelling. Mrs. Whitney used to relate that on the day of the "Concord fight," she was being conveyed out of the way of danger with several of her children, when a bullet passed through the carriage, grazing the head of one of the boys. He removed to Castine about 1791, the year of its incorporation. In politics he was a Federalist. He d. at Castine, 29 May, 1808. She d. at Castine, 2 July, 1813.

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ISSUE.
537. I. Samuel, b. 15 July, 1759, in Boston, d. unm. aged 24.
538. II. David, b. 14 Aug., 1761; d. 17 Sept., 1838; m. in Concord, 1 June, 1786, Betsey Derby. Children: i. Samuel, b. 7 Dec., 1788; m. 27 Mch., 1811, 1st Fanny Hudson, (7 chil.)) He d. 20 Sept., 1851. She d. 10 Oct., 1826. He m. 2nd, Lydia Sawyer, Apl., 1828. (2 chil.) ii. Betsey, b. 2 Jan., 1792; m. 29 Mch., 1814, Robert Hudson, Jr., of Lancaster. iii. Nancy, b. 20 Mch., 1794; m. 4 Oct., 1814, Joseph Powers, of Rutland. She d. 20 July, 1832. (5 chil.) iv. Sally, b. 20 May, 1796; m. 1 July, 1823, William B. Sanger, of Templeton. She d. 15 Jan., 1851. (1 child.) v. David, b. 14 Apl., 1798; d. 7 Mch., 1816. vi. Lucy, b. 6 June, 1800; m. 28 Dec., 1818, Joel Brown, of Concord, Mass. (11 chil.) vii. Joseph, b. 12 aug., 1802; m. 14 Apl., 1830, Eliza Saunders, of Townsend, Mass. (6 chil.) viii. Nathan, b. 30 July, 1804; m. 25 Feb., 1827, Eliza Stevens, of Townsend. He d. 6 Nov., 1856. She d. 1 Feb., 1852. (8 chil.)
547. III. Benjamin, b. 11 Apl., 1763; d. unm. aged 21.
548. IV. Anna, b. 30 July, 1764; m. 13 Sept., 1787, James Adams of Antigua, West Indies; where she died the following year, aged 24.
549. V. George, b. 22 Sept., 1765; d. in Baltimore, aged about 40. He m. and left one dau. Abigail, who m. 1st Dudley Tyler. (2 sons.) 2nd a Mr. Brown. She d. in Mariettta, Ohio, in 1821.
551. VI. James, b. 1 Dec., 1766; d. in Jamaica, W. I., aged 30, unm.
552. VII. Abigail, b. 22 Apl., 1768; d. unm. 4 June, 1808, at Castine.
553. VIII. Lydia, b. 19 June, 1769; d. in early infancy.
554. IX. Samuel Austin, b. 27 Sept., 1770; m. 28 July, 1801, Ruth Perkins. He d. 15 Oct., 1846, at Lincolnville, Me. She d. 15 Sept., 1849, aged 72. Children, i. Samuel, b. 30 July, 1802; m. 21 Nov., 1844, Rebecca Witherle Howe. They were both drowned while crossing Penobscot Bay, 31 Mch., 1846. ii.

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Lucy, b. 1 Apl., 1804; m. 17 Nov., 1829, William Ludwig, M. D. (2 chil.) iii. John Perkins, b. 30 Dec., 1805; m. 27 Oct., 1829, Tempe Perkins Johnston. (5 chil.) iv. Mary Jane, b. 2 July, 1811; m. 10 Dec., 1843, Wm. A. Schenck. (2 chil.) v. Phebe, b. 5 July, 1816; m. 22 May, 1843, Edward Wm. Hook, M. D. (4 chil.)
560. X. Joseph, b. 19 Sept., 1771; d. 24 June, 1812. See 560.
561. XI. William, b. 13 Nov., 1772; d. in Charleston, S. C., unm. aged 37.
562. XII. John, b. 19 Dec., 1773; d. in Jamaica, W. I., aged 30.
563. XIII. Cyrus, b. 24 Dec., 1774; m. 28 Dec, 1795, Mary Brewer. Their dau. m. David B. Downing, of Genoa, N. Y.
564. XIV. Sarah, b. 2 Feb., 1776; m. 5 May, 1808, David Howe, of Castine. She d. 16 Nov., 1857, the last survivor of the brothers and sisters. (5 chil.) 1. Abigail Whitney, 2. David, 3. Joseph, 4. Sarah Ann, 5. Rebecca.
570. XV. Mary (Polly), b. 14 Sept., 1777; d. young.
571. XVI. Ebenezer (Eben), b. 17 Mch., 1780; d. 3 Feb., 1823. See 571.
572. XVII. Henry, b. 29 Jan., 1783; m. 27 Mch., 1807, Lucy Perkins. He d. at Havre, France, 27 Apl., 1837. Chil. all b. at Castine. 1. Nancy, b. 15 July, 1808, m. 1825, Joshua C. Adams, d. 15 Jan., 1852. (15 chil.) 2. Henry, b. 15 Feb., 1810; unm. a merchant in Liverpool, England. 3. William, b. 17 Nov., 1811; d. 8 Feb., 1814. 4. Lucy, b. 15 Aug., 1813; m. Moses Gay, Jr. She d. at Havre, France, 26 Sept., 1841, s. p. 5. William Cutler, b. 20 July, 1815; d. 30 Sept., 1816. 6. Charles, b. 29 Oct., 1817; drowned in Penobscot Bay, 1 Oct., 1831. 7 and 8. Samuel Austin, John Perkins, twins, b. 20 Jan., 1820; Samuel A. d. at N. O., 28 Oct., 1850. m. Ann Elizabeth Auld, s. p. John P. d. unm. at N. O., 11 Aug, 1839. 9. Frances, b. 3 Apl., 1823; m. 7 Oct., 1847, 1st Leonard J. Whiting. (2 chil.)

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                                          2nd m. Samuel Kidder Whiting, 1 May, 1859. (3 chil.)
10. Sarah, b. 15 June, 1825; d. 2 Apl., 1842. 11Phebe, b. 11 May, 1829.
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THOMAS WHITNEY, b. 27 Feb., 1727-8. His son,
584. Joshua, was b. 27 Nov., 1748; d. 26 Sep., 1793. See 584.
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LEBBEUS WHITNEY, b. 25 Aug., 1745; d. 5 Oct., 1785. Wife,
585. MARY ANN, b. June, 1754.
ISSUE.
586. I. Lebbeus, Jr., b. 3 Sep., 1775; d. 7 Mch., 1776.
587. II. Margaret, b. 25 Aug., 1776; d. 11 Sep., 1846, at Charleston, S. C., m. 1st John Gardner, 30 Mch., 1794, who d. at Charleston, 26 Mch., 1822, in the 56th year of his age; m. 2nd William H. Booth, sho d. at Charleston. See 587.
588. III. Jacob, b. 2 Nov., 1779; d. 9 Nov., 1779.
589. IV. Thomas Harvey, b. 4 Jany., 1781.
590. V. Archibald, b. 28 May, 1785. See 590.
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        JOHN MERRICK WHITNEY, b. 18 July, 1758; d. in George, several years prior to 1819.
ISSUE.
591. I. Andrew G., Attorney at Law; d. at Detroit, Mich., in 1826, of cholera. He was married; none of his chil. survived him.
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        JAMES REX WHITNEY, b. 16 Oct., 1760; d. 4 Feb., 1822. Wife,

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592. MARY ALLEN. She d. at Charleston, S. C., 22 Nov, 1814; bu. there.
He died at the home of his son, John M. Whitney, in Washington, Miss., and was buried there. Years afterward, and after removing to his plantation near Fayette, Miss., this son prosecuted a claim against the United States, for services of his father, during the Revolutionary War. The money recovered was expended in the purchase of a marble monument intended to be erected over his remains, but his grave could not be identified, the "neat enclosure put around it" having disappeared. In June, 1857, it was erected in the private graveyard of John M. Whitney on his plantation. On this cenotaph is the following inscription:
"In memory of

JAMES R. WHITNEY,
a native of Middletown, Connecticut.
He died February, 4th 1822.
He was a soldier of the Revolutionary War, of Commo-
dore Paul Jones' Squadron of the Navy of the United
States, and was in that memorable battle lf the Richard
and the Serapis, on the 23rd Sept., 1779, and shared in the<br severest struggle, to the honor and renown of his country's

effort for Liberty."

It bears also the emblem of the square and compasses, which indicates that he was a Freemason. The story of his services as he related them to his son John, is, in short, as follows: He was first in the land service, in Captain Lowrey's company of New York Militia. Afterward, he went to Boston, and entered the Navy. Went to sea on a cutter, and was captured by two British vessels. Paul Jones sighted these vessels, pursued them, made fight and captured them, together with the cutter and her crew. Thereupon, he joined Paul Jones' squadron, and was with him when he landed upon the estate of Lord Selkirk, on the coast of Scotland.


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ISSUE.
593. I. Jedidiah, b. 3 Mch., 1782; d. 2 Sept., 1826. See 593.
594. II. Lebbeus, b. 8 Oct., 1785; d. 7 Sept., 1849. See 594.
595. III. Mary, b. in Georgia; d. in Southern Missouri; m. Richard Hardin In 1823, he lived at Hadden's Ford, Ga. In 1827 she had seven children.
597. IV. William, b. 1790, in Georgia; d. 22 Apl., 1864. See 597.
598. V. John Merrick, b. 4 June, 1792; d. 18 Nov., 1867. See 598.
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SAMUEL WHITNEY,* b. 2 Jan., 1757; d. 7 Jan., 1850; m. 28 Apl., 1784,
599. TABITHA WARREN, d. 22 Aug., 1846.
ISSUE.
600. I. Lucy, b. 10 June, 1785.
601. II. Calvin, b. 10 Aug., 1787.
602. III. Samuel, Jr., b. 3 Mch., 1792.
603. IV. Sally, b. 21 Feb., 1800.
604. V. infant, b. 5 Sept., 1803.
605. VI. Warren, b. 5 Dec., 1805, at Ashford, now Eastford, Conn., d. 7 Sept., 1885; m. Diana R., dau. of William Johnson, a soldier of the Revolution. She d. 17 July, 1872. (4 chn.) Their son Lorenzo Milo, b. 5 Nov., 1828, at Ashford; m. Esther M. Moore, 11 Sept., 1853. Their children are: 1. Eli Munroe, b. 2 Sept., 1857; m. Mary B. Brague. 2. Susan J., b. 11 Jany., 1860; m. William H. Harrington, 18 June, 1881. 3. John Milo, b. 3 Nov., 1866.

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  * His grandson, Lorenzo, writes to the compiler: My grandfather served during the Revolutionary war; was at Valley Forge in the winter of 1778 under Washington, and assisted in rescuing his horse from the mire and saving it from drowning, by means of a rope, for which service he was personally thanked by Washington.
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FIFTH GENERATION.
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JOSIAH WHITNEY, Jr., b. 25 Feb., 1753, in Harvard, Mass., m.,
610. NANCY SCOLLAY, b. 17 Aprl., 1756.
ISSUE.
611. I. Nancy, m. ----- Breed.
612. II. Sally, b. 26 June, 1778, at Nelson, N. H., m. 15 June, 1802, Pious Upton Burnap. Their chil. were: 1. John, b. 4 Apl., 1803. 2. Upton, b. 20 June, 1804. 3. Josiah, b. 26 Aug., 1805. 4. Eli, b. 15 Feb., 1807. 5. Polly, b. 20 Sept., 1808. 6 Nancy, b. 13 May, 1810, at Nelson, N. H., m. Asa Taft, 30 Sept., 1828. Their chil. were: i. Nancy Marietta, of Keene, N. H., b. 11 Apl., 1830. ii. Asa Albert, b. 15 Sept., 1832. iii. William Hollis, b. 30 Mch., 1834. iv. Charles Curtis, b. 7 Nov., 1836. v. James Scollay, b. 16 July, 1844. vi. Emoretta Maria, b. 26 Aug., 1849. 7. Mary, b. 26 June, 1812. 8. Lura, b. 13 Apl., 1814. 9. James, b. 6 Sept., 1816. 10. George, b. 15 July, 1818. 11-12. Laura and Loren, b. 13 Oct., 1819.
631. III. Lois, m. ----- Wardwell.
632. IV. Stephen.
633. V. Lucy, m. ----- Laurence.
634. VI. Josiah.
635. VII. James.
636. VIII. Lydia, m. ----- Melville.
637. IX. Scollay.
638. X. Betsey, m. ----- Spaulding.
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NATHANIEL RUGGLES WHITNEY, b. 19 Mch., 1759. Wife,
639. ABIGAIL FROTHINGHAM.

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ISSUE.
640. I. Nathaniel Ruggles, b. 25 May, 1782. See 640.
641. II. Polly, b. 10 Feb., 1784.
642. III. James Bradish, b. 23 Mch., 1786.
643. IV. Francis, b. 29 June, 1788.
644. V. Hannah, b. 5 July, 1791.
645. VI. George Call, b. 18 Aug., 1793.
646. VII. William, b. 20 Oct., 1795.
647. VIII. Simon, b. 30 Oct., 1797. Grad. Harvard College, 1818, M. D. Of Framingham.
648. IX. John, b. 10 Oct., 1800
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JOSEPH WHITNEY, b. 19 Sept., 1771, at Concord, Mass., d. 24 June, 1812, in Boston; bu. in Granary burial ground. Wives,
649. 1. SALLY COLLINS, m. 24 Sept., 1793, dau. of Elijah and Susannah Collins. She d. 22 Sept., 1799, at Newburyport, of yellow fever.
650. 2. CATHERINE SMITH, m. 18 Oct., 1803; d. 20 June, 1809.
651. 3. CATHERINE (Whitney) who d. a widow, 27 May, 1836, aged 62.
ISSUE.
652. I. Joseph, b. 11 June, 1796. See 652.
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EBEN WHITNEY, b. 17 Mch., 1780, in Boston; m. 27 Aug., 1807, at Philadelphia,
653. BATHSHEBA TINKIN HESTON, dau. Col. Thos. Heston, of Revolutionary Army. He d. 3 Feb., 1823, at Glassboro, N. J., bu. in Trinity Church-yard, Sweedsboro, N. J.
ISSUE.
654. I. Samuel, b. 21 Oct., 1808; d. 17 Jan., 1810.
655. II. Abigail Cutler, b. 4 June, 1810; m. 28 Apl., 1839, Woodward Warrick. She d. 31 Oct., 1854. Chil. 1. Thomas Whitney, 2. Harriet Jane, 3. Anna Matilda, 4. Lucy Minett, 5. Samuel.

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661. III. Thomas Heston, b. b. 4 Jan., 1813. See 661.
662. IV. Harriet, b. 5 Dec., 1814; m. 28 Dec., 1842, Myles Synnott, M. D. Chil.: 1. Abby, 2. Thomas Whitney, 3. Fanny Whitney, 4. Martin.
667. V. Eben Wharton, b. 28 Jan., 1817; m. 14 Mch., 1848, Lucy Warrick, dau. of Wm. Warrick. Chil.: 1. Austin, 2. Orla, 3. Annie Ayres, 4. Henry Clay.
672. VI. Samuel Austin, b. 7 July, 1819; unm.
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JOSHUA WHITNEY, b. 27 Nov., 1748; d. of yellow fever, 26 Sept., 1793, at Wind Gap, Pa., on his return journey from Phila., where he had been to purchase merchandise. Wife,
673. HANNAH GREEN.
ISSUE.
674. I. Joshua, b. 24 aug., 1773; d. 13 Apl., 1845. See 674.
675. II. Sarah, b. 8 May, 1775.
676. III. Thomas, b. 5 Aug., 1778.
677. IV. John, b. 31 Jan., 1780.
678. V. Hannah, b. 29 Jan., 1782.
679. VI. Lucy, b. 26 June, 1784.
680. VII. Olive, b. 21 Nov., 1786.
681. VIII. Ebenezer, b. 27 July, 1789.
682. IX. William, b. 21 Apl., 1791.
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MARGARET WHITNEY,* b. 25 Aug., 1776; d. 11 Sept., 1846, at Charleston, S. C. Married,
683. 1. JOHN GARDNER, 30 Mch., 1794. He d. 26 Mch., 1822.
684. 2. WILLIAM H. BOOTH. He d. at Charleston.
ISSUE.
685. I. Henry Whitney Gardner, b. 22 Dec., 1794; d. 31 July, 1824. See 685.

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----- 590 -----
ARCHIBALD WHITNEY, b. 28 May, 1785; m.
686. MARY DRENNES, dau. of George and Martha Drennes, Aug., 1808.
ISSUE.
687. I. Claudius George, b. 24 Nov., 1809.
688. II. Eugenia Mary Ann, b. 6 Apl., 1811.
689. III. Elvira Martha, b. 5 Jan., 1812. See 689.
690. IV. Adalina Margaret, b. 7 July, 1813.
691. V. Octavius Lebbeus, b. 22 Mch., 1815. See 691.
692. VI. Cornelius Drennes, b. 26 Dec., 1816.
693. VII. Theodore Archibald, b. 26 Aug., 1818. See 693.
694. VIII. Cecelia Margaret, b. 28 June, 1820.
695. IX. Caroline Elizabeth, b. 23 Mch., 1822.
696. X. Cornelius Gardner, b. 10 Feb., 1824. See 696.
697. XI. Irvenia Davidson, b. 25 Oct., 1825.
698. XII. Lebbeus Drayton, b. 20 June, 1827.
699. XIII. Margaret Gardner, b. 17 June, 1829.
700. XIV. Alonzo George, b. 16 Apl., 1831.
701. XV. William Drayton, b. 9 June, 1833.
702. XVI. Placida Emma, b. 25 Oct., 1834.
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JEDIDIAH WHITNEY, b. in the State of New York, 3 Mch., 1782; d. 2 Sept., 1826, bu. in Baptist Church-yard, Charleston, S. C., m., in Georgia,
703. KEZIAH BARRETT, 7 May, 1805. She was b. 25 Sept., 1786; d. 18 Oct., 1831, at Edensville, S. C.
ISSUE.
704. I. Maria Austin, b. 17 July, 1806; d. 22 Sept., 1807.
705. II. James Barrett, b. 28 Sept., 1809; drowned at sea, 10 Sept., 1837, in shipwreck, between New York and New Orleans.
706. III. Margaret Mary, b. 8 Dec., 1813; d. 27 Sept., 1886. See 706.
707. IV. John Jackson, b. 13 Dec., 1814; d. 15 Aug., 1873. See 707.

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----- 594 -----
LEBBEUS WHITNEY, b. 8 Oct., 1785, d. 7 Sept., 1849. Married, 1808,
708. ELIZABETH, dau. of Lawrence and Elizabeth (Albert) Ford of Philadelphia, where she was b. 9 Aug., 1786; d. 3 Feb., 1873 Both d. in Pottsville, and were bu. there in Mt. Laurel Cemetery.

[Signature
L. Whitney*]
  His parents emigrated from New York to Georgia, in 1785, and while on their way thithre, he wsa born in Hillsborough, N. C. When a lad, he went from Georgia to Charleston, S. C., nd thence, before his majority, to Philadelphia, nd for manby years was a clerk and teller in the Schuylkill Bank. In July, 1832, he removed to Port Carbon, Pa., and was Cashier of the branch of that Bank there, until 1840, when he went to a farm near Orwigsburg, Pa., and thence to Pottsville, in 1845.

ISSUE.
709. I. Mary Ann, b. 24 aug., 1810. See 709.
710. II. Lawrence Ford, b. 5 Oct., 1812; d. 10 Sept., 1878. See 710.
711. III. Charles Albert, b. 5 Mch., 1815; d. 6 Mch., 1885. See 711.
712. IV. John Ford, b. 22 Sept., 1817; d. 12 Apl., 1855. See 712.
713. V. Catharine, b. 28 Feb., 1820.
714. VI. William Lebbeus, b. 16 Jan., 1823 See 714.
715. VII. Elizabeth Ford, b. 1 Jan., 1826.
716. VIII. Anna Margaret, b. 27 Nov., 1828; d. 28 Sept., 1864. See 716.
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WILLIAM WHITNEY, b. 1790, in Georgia; d. 22 Apl., 1864, at Jefferson County, Miss., bu. there in F. G. Wives,

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  * Attention is called to this form of the initial letter W, which has been quite commonly used in signatures of the family for generations, and its adoption by those now living is strikingly frequent. Is this accidental?


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717. 1. -----, d. a few months after marriage; s. p.
718. 2. SARAH LEGGETT; m. in Georgia; d. 1821; bu. n. Fayette, Miss.
719. 3. MARY SMITH, wid. (m. 31 July, 1823,) dau. of Israel and Elizabeth Coleman, of Jefferson Co., Miss.; d. there.
720. 4. ----- KING, wid. Henry King, dau. of ----- Witherspoon, m. 1831; d. July, 1832, at Meadville, Franklin Co., Miss., bu. there; s. p. He was a soldier in the war of 1812. For several years prior to his death, he was an ordained minister of the Baptist Church, and had charge of congregations in Louisiana and Mississippi.
ISSUE.
721. I. James Jackson, b. in Georgia; d. Aug., 1832, aged 17 years, at King's Hill, n. Selserstown, Miss., bu. there.
722. II. Caroline, b. in Georgia; d. 1842, at Washington, Miss.; m. Mch., 1832, at King's Hill, Geo. W. Weast. (4 chn.) William, Sarah, and twins, one of whom was George. None are now (1890) living.
727. III. Mary Ann, b. 3 Mch., 1820. See 727.
728. IV. Elizabeth Jones, b. Sep., 1828, n. Natchez, Miss., m. 3 June, 1875, at Port Gibson, Miss., Elias Barry Thompson. He ws b. 4 Apl., 1820, s. p.
729. V. Mary (or Polly), b. 1830; d. 1840, n. Washington, Miss., bu. there.
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JOHN MERRICK WHITNEY, b. 4 June, 1792, at Franklin, Georgia; d. 18 Nov. 1867, n. Fayette, Miss.; m. 19 Oct, 1818, to
730. CLARISSA, dau. of Samuel Montgomery. She was b. 21 Apl., 1798; d. 9 June, 1871. Both bu. in his family graveyard, on his plantation.
ISSUE.
731. I. Alexander Montgomery, b. 19 Jan., 1817; d. in Louisiana and bu. there. He was a clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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732. II. William H., b. 15 Aug., 1818; d. 14 Nov., 1835, at Augusta, Ky., bu. there.
733. III. John Snodgrass, b. 19 Apl., 1820; d. 20 July, 1858. See 733.
734.. IV. Catharine Louisiana, b. 23 Jun3, 1823, n. Fay., Miss., d. 21 May, 1824.
735. V. Emily, b. 13 May, 1825. See 735.
736. VI. Samuel Franklin, b. 29 Aug., 1827; d. 5 Sept., 1866. See 736.
737. VII. Charles Wesley, b. 15 Oct., 1829. See 737.
738. VIII. Catharine Louisiana, b. 12 Dec., 1831.
739. IX. James Jefferson, b. 11 Jan., 1834. See 739.
740. X. William H., b. 19 Apl., 1836, n. Fay.; d. 28 July, 1841; bu. F. G.
741. XI. Prosper King, b. 23 Sept., 1838. See 741.
742. XII. Mary Elizabeth, b. 31 May, 1841, m. Fay.; d. 12 Jan., 1857, at Holly Springs; bu. F. G.

SIXTH GENERATION.
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NATHANIEL RUGGLES WHITNEY, b. 25 May, 1782; d. 17 May, 1873, aged 91 years. Clerk of Middlesex Courts. Married,
743. SALLY STONE. She d. 29 May, 1886, aged 101 years, 7 months, 14 days.
ISSUE.
744. I. Nathaniel Ruggles, d.
745. II. Jonathan Stone, d.
746. III. Alexander, d.
747. IV. James Frothingham, d. 17 Dec., 1886.
748. V. Edward, m. -----, s. p.
749. VI. Sarah Watson.
750. VII. Anne, b. at Wat., 1821--Sculptor--Among her works are statues of Samuel Adams, the patriot, (Rome,

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  1865,) and Leif Ericson, the Norse-Icelandic discoverer of America. (Boston, 1886.)
----- 652 -----
JOSEPH WHITNEY, b. in Newburyport, 11 June, 1796; m. 23 July, 1822.
751. ELIZABETH PRATT, dau. of John and Mary (Tewksbury) Pratt. She was b. 29 Aug., 1800; d. 5 Jan., 1890.
ISSUE.
752. I. Caroline Elizabeth, b. 25 Oct., 1823; m. 28 Nov., 1847, Hezron Ayres Johnson, of N. Y. Chil.: 1. Josephine Whitney, 2. Fanny Laurence, 3. Alice Willington.
756. II. Henry Austin,* b. 6 Oct., 1826, in Boston; grad. Harvard College 1846; m. 3 Mch., 1852, Fanny Laurence, dau. of Wm. and Susan Ruggles (Bordman) Laurence. She was b. 19 aug., 1828. He d. 21 Feb., 1889. Chil. all b. in Boston. 1. Henry Laurence, b. 27 Oct., 1853. 2. Joseph Cutler, b. 7 Dec., 1856. 3. Ellerton Pratt, b. 21 Aug., 1858. 4. Elizabeth, b. 23 Mch., 1860.
761. III. Sarah Josephine, b. 18 Jan., 1837; d. 25 Mch., 1842.
----- 661 -----
THOMAS HESTON WHITNEY, b. 4 Jan., 1813, at Glassboro, N. J.; m. 8 Mch., 1853, at New Orleans,
762. JOSEPHINE ALLEN WHITNEY, dau. of his cousin John Perkins Whitney, of N. O. She was b. 12 Mch., 1835. He d. 4 May, 1882. Chil. all b. at Glassboro.
ISSUE.
763. I. John Perkins, b. 30 Nov., 1854; m. 8 Apl., 1885, E. T. Stevenson. Child, Josephine, b. 6 Sept., 1888.

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  * Mr. Whitney was the author of A Brief Account of the Descendants of John and Elinor Whitney, Whitney as a Surname, and other works upon the genealogy of the family; and to him the compiler of this present volume is indebted for much of the material used in its preparation.


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764. II. Thomas Heston, b. 29 June, 1856; m. Jan., 1887, May Owen. Chil., 1. George Parmly, 2. Thomas Heston, Jr., 3. Herbert Owen.
768. III. Eben, b. 11 Aug., 1858.
769. IV. Fanny Owen, b. 9 Sept., 1860; m. 17 June, 1885, Frank C. Hatch Child, Frank C., Jr., b. 13 Sept., 1886.
771. V. Samuel Austin, b. 5 Aug., 1864.
772. VI. Cutler, b. 7 Mch., 1869.
773. VII. G. Dudley, b. 22 Mch., 1872.
----- 674 -----
JOSHUA WHITNEY, JR.,* b. 24 Aug., 1773; d. 13 Apl., 1845. Wife, -----.
ISSUE.
774. I. Pamela, b. 12 Apl., 1794.
775. II. Virgil, b. 5 Feb., 1796; d. Feb., 1889, at Binghamton, N. Y.
776. III. Vincent, b. 12 Apl., 1799.
777. IV. George, b. 12 Aug., 1801; d. 27 June, 1863. See 777.
778. V. Washington, b. } twins; b. 22 July, 1803.
779. VI. Franklin, b. } twins; b. 22 July, 1803.
780. VII. Joshua, b. 19 Dec., 1806.
781. VIII. Rhoda, b. 14 Apl., 1808.

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  * He was known as General Whitney. When about 20 years of age, he was sent by his father from Binghamton to Philadelphia, with a drove of cattle 17 in number. Part of his way was through a wilderness, with nothing but marked trees to direct his path. He went alone, starting late in the Fall. He drove to Great Bend, thence through the Nine Partners to Hop Bottom, on Tunkhannock Creek, and thence to Thorn Bottom. The cattle subsisted often by browsing in the forests. He next reached Wilkes-Barre, and he drove thence to a branch of the Lehigh near Pocano Mountain, where his cattle were poisoned by eating laurel, on account of which he suspended his journey for over a week, and then proceeded by Wind Gap and Nazareth to Philadelphia. There he sold his cattle, and purchased mercantile goods, which he placed upon Pennsylvania wagons and transported to Middletown, Pa., on the Susquehanna. There he put them on what was called a Durham boat pushed by six hands, and they were thus carried 255 miles to Owego, most of the distance against a strong current. Often he was obliged to be midway in the water, amid cakes of floating ice, for hours together. He reached Owego a little before Christmas.
--Annals of Binghamton, Chap. VI.


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782. IX. William, b. 28 Sept., 1810; d. 13 Sept., 1837. He was the first husband of Myra Clark Gaines. He d. in New Orleans.
783. X. Mary, b. 2 Oct., 1812.
784. XI. Charles, b. 21 Apl., 1815.
785. XII. Robert, b. 21 Apl., 1818
All b. in Binghamton, N. Y.
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HENRY WHITNEY GARDNER, b. 22 Dec., 1794; d. 21 July, 1824, in Sumter District, S. C.; m. 6 Feb., 1816,
786. MARY E. SIMS
ISSUE.
787. I. John Theodore, b. 23 Dec., 1816; d. 9 Nov., 1820.
788. II. William Sims, b. 19 Feb, 1819; d. 17 Jan., 1824.
789. III. Margaret, b. 26 Aug., 1821.
790. IV. Henry Whitney, b. 9 Nov., 1824.
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ELVIRA MARTHA (WHITNEY) SUDER, b. 5 Jan., 1812; m. 7 Nov., 1832,
791. PETER JOHN SUDER; d. 1852.
ISSUE.
792. I. Martha Ann, m. 23 May, 1855, C. E. Kirk, of Columbia, S. C. Their chn. were: 1. Melvin Darby, b. 26 Sept., 1857. 2. Charles Evans, b. 8 Aug., 1860; m. 5 Jan., 1880, R. H. Brown. 3. Estelle Conina, b. 19 Dec, 1865. 4. Irene McLeod, b. 3 Jan., 1868; d. 15 Aug., 1870. 5. Minnie Constance, b. 3 Jan., 1871; m. 23 Jan., 1890, Max G. Bryant.
793. II. Mary Eliza, d.
794. III. William Henry, d.
795. IV. George Young, d.
796. V. Archibald.
797. VI. Elvira Armstrong.
798. VII. Mary Ann.

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. VIII. Peter John, d.
. IX. Alice Elizabeth.
. X. Eugenia Drennes, d.
. XI. Everline Eliza, d.
. XII. William Adger, d.
----- 691 -----
OCTAVIUS LEBBEUS WHITNEY, b. 22 Mch., 1815. Wife,
804. ELIZABETH LUTTHER.
ISSUE.
805. I. Isabelle.
806. II. Mary Elizabeth.
----- 693 -----
THEODORE ARCHIBALD WHITNEY, b. 26 Aug., 1818. Wife,
807. SARAH McCLOUD VANDYKE.
ISSUE.
808. I. Theodore Archibald.
809. II. Eli Geddings.
810. III. Adalaide.
811. IV. Ellen Theodora.
812. V. Ida.
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CORNELIUS GARDNER WHITNEY, b. 10 Feb., 1824. Wife,
813. ELIZABETH BURRELL.
ISSUE.
814. I. Mary Ellen.
815. II. William Burrell.
816. III. Cornelius.

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MARGARET MARY (WHITNEY) DeLORME, b. 8 Dec, 1813, at Charleston; d. 27 Sept., 1886, at Dovesville; bu. at Sumter, S. C.; m. 26 Mch., 1835,
817. WILLIAM M. DeLORME. He was b. 28 Nov., 1800, at Charleston; d. 9 Dec, 1870, at Sumter. Bu. there.
ISSUE.
818. I. John Francis William, b. 10 Jan., 1836. See 818.
819. II. Susan Maria, b. 11 Jan., 1838. See 819.
820. III. James Jedidiah Whitney, b. 23 Sept., 1839, at Sumter; d. there, 30 Sept., 1840.
821. IV. Franklin Martial, b. 3 Jan., 1842, at Sumter; killed 29 Aug., 1862, at 2nd battle of Manassas, (Bull Run,) bu. on the field.
822. V. Elizabeth Octavia Haynesworth, b. 28 Jan., 1845. See 822.
823. VI. Charles Whitney, b. 20 Sept., 1846, at Sumter; d. there, 24 Mch., 1865.
824. VII. Anthony White, b. 13 July, 1848, at Sumter; d. there, 29 Sept., 1849.
825. VIII. Samuel Mayrant, b. 24 May, 1850, at Sumter; d. there, 27 July, 1850.
826. IX. William Moultrie, b. 28 June, 1851.
----- 707 -----
JOHN JACKSON WHITNEY, b. 13 Dec., 1824, on Sullivan's Island, S. C.; d. at Phila., 16 Aug., 1873; bu. there in Monument Cemetery; m. at Phila., 14 Jan., 1841,
827. FRANCES ANN LEWIS, dau. of John Lewis. She was b. 20 June, 1822.
ISSUE.
828. I. John Lewis, b. 2 Oct., 1841; d. 7 May, 1843, at Phila.; bu. there.
829. II. Marie Elizabeth, b. 20 Jan., 1843. See 829.
830. III. Anna Matilda, b. 4 Jan., 1845; m. 22 Sept., 1881, George Messner Gaulbert, at Phila. s. p.

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831. IV. Placicia Emma, b. 26 Oct., 1846.
832. V. Cornelia Margaret, b. 10 Aug., 1848.
833. VI. Josephine Hufty, b. 10 Oct., 1850; d. 23 Jan., 1852; bu. Phila.
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MARY ANN (WHITNEY) BOSBYSHELL, b. 24 Aug., 1810, at Phila.; m. at Pottsville, 2 Apl., 1835,
834. OLIVER CHRISTIAN BOSBYSHELL, son of Christian and Elizabeth (Alberry) Bosbyshell, of Phila. He d. 9 Nov., 1838; bu. at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
ISSUE.
835. . Lebbeus Whitney, b. } twins, b. 10 May, 1836, at Port Carbon, Pa.; d. 1 Feb., 1886, at Phila; bu. at Potts. unm. See 836.
836. . Charles Albert, b. } twins, b. 10 May, 1836, at Port Carbon, Pa.
837. . Oliver Christian, b. 3 Jan., 1839. See 837.
----- 710 -----
LAWRENCE FORD WHITNEY, b. 5 Oct., 1812, at Phila.; d. 10 Sept., 1878, at Pottsville, Pa.; bu. there; m. 30 Apl., 1844, at Manheim Township, Schuylkill Co., Pa.,
838. HANNAH POTT, dau. of Benjamin and Christina Pott. She was b. 12 Aug., 1817, at Potts.; d. 12 Sept., 1885; bu. there.
ISSUE.
839. I. Christina Elizabeth, b. 14 Jan., 1845, at Port Carbon, Pa., d. there 4 Jan., 1848; bu. at Potts.
840. II. Benjamin Pott, b. 1 July, 1846, at Port Carbon, d. at Potts., 3 June, 1871; bu. there; unm.
841. III. James Rex, b. at Port Carbon; d. there, 11 July, 1849, aged 17 months; bu. at Potts.
842. IV. Lebbeus Rex, b. at Port Carbon; d. there 14 Jan., 1853, aged 3 yrs. 4 mos; bu. at Potts.
843. V. Sarah Vantine, b. 16 July, 1851, at Port Carbon.
844. VI. Lawrence Ford, b. 20 July, 1853, at Port Carbon; d. 2 Sept., 1879, at Potts.; bu. there; unm.

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845. VII. Emma, b. 7 Jan., 1856, at Port Carbon.
846. VIII. Maria Pott, b. 1 Jan., 1858, at Port Carbon.
847. IX. George Ford, b. 17 Jan., 1861, at Potts. Grad. M. D. at Univ. of Penna.; m. 29 Aug., 1889, Susan Emily, dau. of Wm. B. and Anna M. Wells, of Potts. Now (1890) resides at Cincinnati, O.
----- 711 -----
CHARLES ALBERT WHITNEY, b. 5 Mch., 1815, at Philadelphia; d. 6 Mch., 1885, at New York; bu. at Tarrytown; m. 2 Apl., 1839, at New York,
848. SOPHIA FAURE, dau. of Vincent and Abigail Faure. She was b. 28 Mch., 1810; d. Apl., 1881; bu. at Tarrytown.
ISSUE.
849. I. Mary Margaret, b. about 1 Jan., 1840, at New York; d. in infancy.
850. II. Helen Margaret, b. Mch., 1841, at New York; m. there Edward Hicks Carle. He d. there, and was bu. at Tarrytown; s. p.
851. III. Elizabeth Sophia, b. 15 July, 1843, at Jerusalem, L. I. See 851.
852. IV. daughter, not named, d. in infancy.
853. V. Charles Albert, b. 12 Nov., 1846, at New York.
854. VI. Mary Faure, b. 15 July, 1849, at New York.
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JOHN FORD WHITNEY, b. 22 Sept., 1817, at Phila.; d. 12 Apl., 1855, at Potts., bu. there; m. 24 Sept., 1838,
855. ELIZABETH RITTER RUCKEL, dau. of Samuel Ruckel, at New York, where she was b. 11 May, 1813; d. 24 June, 1875, at Potts., bu. there.
ISSUE.
856. I. Samuel Ruckel, b. 22 Aug., 1839, at Port Carbon.
857. II. Lebbeus, b. 23 Feb., 1841, in Manheim Township, Schuylkill Co., Pa.; d. 4 Dec., 1855, at Potts.; bu. there.

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858. III. Frank, b. 26 Feb., 1843, at Port Carbon.
859. IV. Jessie, b. 17 Dec., 1844, at Potts.
860. V. Thomas Bloodgood, b. 3 Aug., 1849, at Potts.; d. there 9 Mch., 1865; bu. there.
----- 714 -----
WILLIAM LEBBEUS WHITNEY, b. 16 Jan., 1823, at Phila.; grad. Dickinson Coll., 1843. Taught at Port Gibson, Miss., 1844; clerk in Miners' Bank of Pottsville, 1847; admitted to the Bar of Schuylkill County, 1580; Cashier Miners' National Bank of Pottsville, 1870, and President 1882. Married,
861. 1. ANN TEMPLIN POTTS, dau. of Thomas M. and Hannaette R. Potts, 19 Dec., 1850, at Jefferson Furnace, Schuylkill County, Pa. She was b. at Cumberland Furnace, Dickson Co., Tenn., 21 Apl., 1827; d. 19 Sept., 1854, at Pottsville, bu. there.
862. EMMA ST. CLAIR NICHOLS, dau. of Francis B. and Anna M. Nichols, of Pottsville, 2 Oct., 1862, at Elizabeth, New Jersey. She was b. 26 Sept., 1840, at Pottsville.
ISSUE.
863. I. Potts, b. 18 Oct., 1851; d. 21 Dec., 1869, at Pottsville; bu. there.
864. II. Nattie Annie, b. 31 Aug., 1853.
865. III. Harriet Nichols, b. 12 Dec., 1863; d. 27 Dec., 1863, at Pottsville; bu. there.
866. IV. William Anna, b. 6 Dec., 1864.
867. V. Francis Nichols, b. 1 Apl., 1868.
868. VI. Emma St. Clair, b. 16 Mch., 1870.
These 6 chn. were b. at Pottsville.
----- 716 -----
ANNA MARGARET (WHITNEY) HEGER, b. 27 Nov., 1828, at Phila.; d. 28 Sept., 1864, at Point Lookout, Md., bu. at Potts. Married,
869. ANTHONY HEBER, Asst. Surgeon, U. S. Army, (son of Anthony Heger, M. D.,) 30 Sept., 1856, at Pottsville. He was b. 4 Dec., 1828, at Vienna, Austria.

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ISSUE.
870. I. William Simcoe, b. 17 June, 1857. See 870.
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MARY ANN (WHITNEY) SPIELMAN, b. 3 Mch., 1820, in Jefferson County, Miss. Married,
871. ABSALOM SPIELMAN, 24 Apl., 1834, at Washington, Miss. He was b. 24 Mch., 1810, in Washington County, Md.; d. 26 July, 1887, at Greenville, Ohio; bu. there.
ISSUE.
872. I. Roseanna Lucinda, b. 17 June, 1836, at Natchez, Miss., d. 5 Jan., 1845, n. Fayette; bu. F. G.
873. II. Sarah Elizabeth, b. 21 Feb., 1839, at Natchez; d. 2 Apr., 1840; bu. there.
874. III. Emma Gertrude, b. 8 May, 1841, at Natchez; d. 13 Sept., 1842, at Tiffin, O.; bu. there.
875. IV. Joseph Neibert, b. 17 Feb., 1844, at Natchez; d. 2 Apl., 1844, n. St. Joseph, La. ?
876. V. Clara Edna, b. 24 Aug. 1846, n. Fayette. See 876.
877. VI. William Whitney, b. 5 Jan., 1849, n. Fayette. See 877.
878. VII. James Nathaniel, b. 8 May, 1850, n. Fayette.
879. VIII. David Coleman, b. 6 Sept., 1851, n. Fayette; m. 17 June, 1888, Mrs. Jennie Burnett, dau. of Tunis and Margaret Denise, of Greenville, O.
880. IX. Lizzie, b. 26 July, 1853, n. Fayette; d. 19 July, 1854; bu. F. G.
881. X. babe, b. and d. 29 Aug, 1855.
882. XI. Fannie Caroline, b. 7 May, 1857, n. Fayette. See 882.
----- 733 -----
JOHN SNODGRASS WHITNEY, b. 19 Apl., 1820, at Natchez, Miss., d. 20 July, 1858, at Decatur, Ill. Married,
883. MALISSA ANN COLEMAN, Dec., 1844, in Jefferson Co., Miss, dau. of Isaiah Coleman. She d. 24 May, 1858, at Decatur. Both bu. there.

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ISSUE.
884. I. Lucy, b. 8 July, 1847. See 884.
885. II. Hattie Coleman, b. 18 July, 1854. See 885.
886. III. Mary Clarissa, b. 15 May, 1858, at Decatur; m. Feb., 1876, in Madison Co., Miss., Samuel C. Divine. He d. 20 Jan., 1889, at Canton, Miss. S. p.
----- 735 -----
EMILY (WHITNEY) BOOTH, b. 13 May, 1825, at Washington, Miss. Married,
887. REVD. HORACE M. BOOTH, 16 Oct., 1845, n. Fayette, Miss. He was b. 23 Oct., 1815, in Claiborne County, Miss. They now (1890) reside at Rockport, Texas.
ISSUE.
888. I. Charles Whitney, b. 14 Mch., 1848. See 888.
889. II. Howard Douglass, b. 18 July, 1851, n. Fayette.
890. III. Clara Virginia, b. 31 Jan., 1855. See 890.
891. IV. John Merrick, b. 16 Oct., 1857, in Claiborne Co., Miss.; m. 13 Oct., 1882, Laura Heffner, at Shreveport, La. She was b. in Shreveport 1860.
892. V. Horace Drake, b. 14 Mch., 1860. See 892.
----- 736 -----
SAMUEL FRANKLIN WHITNEY, b. 19 Aug., 1827, n. Fayette, Miss.; d. 5 Sept. 1866, n. Grand Gulf; m. 13 Dec., 1854,
893. MATTIE EMANUEL, b. in Virginia.
ISSUE.
894. I. Sims Emanuel, b. 1858, n. Fayette.
895. II. Bayard, b. 1859, n. Grand Gulf; d. 1859.
896. III. Ada Lorena, b. 1860, n. Grand Gulf; d. 1860.
897. IV. Mary Lelia, b. 14 Sept., 1861, n. Grand Gulf; m. Dr. T. Ritchie Stone, at Washington, D. C.
898. V. Mattie Franklin, b. 1866, n. Grand Gulf, Miss.

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CHARLES WESLEY WHITNEY, b. 15 Oct., 1829, n. Fayette, Miss.; married,
899. SARAH CUNNINGHAM FLEMING DARDEN, 23 Nov., 1848. She was b. 29 Jan., 1831.
ISSUE.
900. I. Eugene, b. 15 Sept., 1849; d. 25 Sept., 1849; bu. Jefferson Co., Miss.
901. II. Pendleton Darden, b. 22 Dec 1851. Assassinated, 25 Aug., 1876; bu. Jefferson Co.
902. III. John Merrick, b. 1 Sept., 1854; d. 25 Sept., 1872; bu. Jefferson Co.
903. IV. Maggie, b. 22 Dec., 1857. See 903.
904. V. Katie, b. 1 Dec., 1861. See 904.
905. VI. Emmie, b. 12 Jan., 1865. See 905.
906. VII. Josephine Jefferson, b. 4 Nov., 1867.
907. VIII. Charles Wesley, b. } Twins, b. 21 Apl., 1870.
908. IX. Putnam Darden, b. } Twins, b. 21 Apl., 1870.

All b. in Jefferson County, Miss.

----- 739 -----
JAMES JEFFERSON WHITNEY, b. 11 Jan., 1834, n. Fayette, Miss. Married,
909. JOSEPH DARDEN, 18 Feb., 1858, dau. of Jno. P. Darden. She was b. 20 Oct., 1838.
ISSUE.
910. I. Stanhope, b. 14 Dec., 1858; d. 4 Sept., 1864; bu. F. G.
911. II. Eva, b. 25 Dec., 1860; d. 4 Sept., 1864; bu. F. G.
912. III. William Henry, b. 31 Dec., 1862. See 912.
913. IV. Marion Darden, b. 24 Dec., 1864; d. 16 Dec., 1857; bu. F. G.
914. V. Annie Montgomery, b. 5 Jan., 1867.
915. VI. Charles Cunningham, b. 19 Mch., 1869.
916. VII. Lena Landrum, b. 8 Aug., 1871.

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917. VIII. Della J. J., b. 3 Nov., 1873.
918. IX. Eula, b. 13 Aug., 1876.
----- 741 -----
PROSPER KING WHITNEY, b. 23 Sept., 1838, n. Fayette; married,
919. HELEN SOPHIA McCALEB, 8 Feb., 1860, dau. of James F. McCaleb, of Pine Ridge, Miss. She was b. 23 Sept., 1839.
ISSUE.
920. I. James McCaleb, b. 12 Dec., 1860, n. Fayette. See 920.
921. II. Carrie Darden, b. 24 July, 1863, m. Fayette. See 921.
922. III. John, b. 10 Nov., 1864, in Jefferson Co., Miss.
923. IV. Prosper King, Jr., b. 19 June, 1866, in Jefferson Co.
924. V. Mary Elizabeth, b. 24 Mch., 1868, in Jefferson Co.
925. VI. Mattie, b. 17 July, 1870, in Jefferson Co.
926. VII. Sophie Moore, b. 22 Jan., 1872, in Jefferson Co.
927. VIII. Willie Dunbar, b. 15 Nov, 1874, in Jefferson Co.
928. IX. Helen Nina, b. 27 Dec 1875, in Jefferson Co.
929. X. Hattie Pendleton, b. 28 Feb., 1877.
930. XI. Lizzie Burch, b. 24 Dec., 1879.
931. XII. Laura Angell, b. 28 Aug., 1881; d. 25 Sept., 1882; bu. F. G.
932. XIII. Lula May, b. 5 Feb., 1885.

SEVENTH GENERATION.
----- 777 -----
GEORGE WHITNEY, b. 12 Aug., 1801; d. 27 June, 1863; m. 25 July, 1824,
933. SOPHIA SILK EVANS, she was b. 28 May, 1806, at Kidderminster, England; d. 22 Mch., 1886.

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ISSUE.
934. I. Mary Elizabeth, b. 1 July, 1825; m. 24 July, 1846, Charles White. She d. at Honesdale, Penna., s. p.
935. II. William Henry, b. 10 July, 1827.
936. III. Sophia, b. 10 May, 1830; m. 8 Jan., 1857, Thomas Webb. She d. 24 Feb., 1860, at Binghamton, N. Y.
937. IV. Jane, b. 18 Apl., 1833; m. 26 Mch., 1859; d. 31 Oct., 1875, at Pt. Dickinson, N. Y.
938. V. James Evans, b. 18 Jan., 1836; m. 11 Apl., 1860, Alice Angell, resides at Bay City, Mich. (1889)
939. VI. George, b. 12 Feb., 1839; m. 1st, 16 Sept., 1869, Flora Adelaide Paddock, she d. Feb., 1871. M. 2nd, in Oct., 1873, M. Louise Stoddard.
940. VII. Thomas Waterman, b. 18 June 1840; d. 3 Apl., 1887, unm.
941. VIII. Franklin, b. 30 Oct., 1844; d. 24 Nov., 1844.
942. IX. Rhoda, b. 11 Jan., 1847.
All born at Chenango, N. Y.
----- 818 -----
JOHN FRANCIS WILLIAM DeLORME, b. 10 Jan., 1836, at Sumter, S. C.; m.
943. ELIZABETH M. JAMES, 16 Feb., 1871, at Charleston, S. C.
ISSUE.
944. I. Edith Margaret, b. 14 Oct., 1872, at Sumter, S. C.
945. II. John Grenville, b. 11 Dec., 1874, at Sumter, S. C.
946. III. Ella Riker Elise, b. 11 Mch., 1880, at Sumter, S. C.
----- 819 -----
SUSAN MARIA (DeLORME) LaFAR, b. 11 Jan., 1838, at Sumter; d. there 30 Aug., 1863; bu. there; m. 7 Jan., 1858,
947. MARION L. LaFAR, at Sumter.
ISSUE.
948. I. Susan Maria, b. 13 Oct., 1858, at Sumter, S. C.; d. 12 Dec., 1876, at Dovesville; bu. at Sumter.

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949. II. William Martial, b. 7 Aug., 1860, at Sumter; d. there 21 June, 1861.
940. III. Marion Franklin, b. 26 Oct., 1862, at Sumter; d. there 30 Mch., 1864.
----- 822 -----
ELIZABETH OCTAVIA HAYNESWORTH (DeLORME) DOVE, b. 28 Jan., 1845, at Sumter; m.
951. J. C. DOVE, 28 Dec., 1871.
ISSUE.
952. I. infant daughter, b. and d. 20 Sept., 1872.
953. II. Leon Caldwell, b. 29 Aug., 1873.
954. III. Mary Elvira, b. 5 Dec., 1874.
955. IV. Nina Estelle, b. 16 Oct., 1876.
956. V. William Martial, b. 15 July, 1878; d. Nov., 1878, at Dovesville; bu. there.
957. VI. Eunice Octavia, b. 15 Oct., 1879.
958. VII. Addie Pauline, b. 19 Sept., 1881.
959. VIII. John Cornelius, b. 5 Mch., 1883.
960. IX. Alice Elizabeth, b. 17 Oct., 1887.
----- 829 -----
MARIE ELIZABETH (WHITNEY) LYNCH, b. 20 Jan., 1843, at Philadelphia, Pa.; d. 23 Nov., 1884; m. 25 Jan., 1866,
961. FRANK A. LYNCH, in Philadelphia. He d. 7 June, 1887. Both bu. at Phila.
ISSUE.
962. I. Fannie Whitney, b. } Twins, b. 12 Sept., 1866; d. 3 Dec., 1866, at Phila.; bu. there.
963. II. Annie Finette, b. } Twins, b. 12 Sept., 1866.
964. III. Francis Dunbar, b. 21 Jan., 1869; d. 25 Apl., 1876, at Phila.; bu. there.
965. IV. Bertha Whitney, b. 7 Sept. 1870.
966. V. Howard Thomas, b. 10 June, 1880.

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----- 836 -----
CHARLES ALBERT BOSBYSHELL, b. 10 May, 1836, at Pt. Carbon, Penna.; m. 24 Oct., 1868, at Potts., Pa.,
967. ELMIRA DRILL,* dau. of John Herman and Maria Caroline Drill, of Potts. She was b. 25 Dec., 1847.
ISSUE.
968. I. John Albert, b. 20 Sept., 1870, at Phila.
969. II. James Rex, b. 22 Jan., 1876, at Philadelphia.
----- 837 -----
OLIVER CHRISTIAN BOSBYSHELL, b. 3 Jan., 1839, at Vicksburg, Miss.; m. 24 June, 1863,
970. MARTHA ELLEN STEM, dau. of Revd. Nathan and Sarah Potts Stem. She was b. at Warwick Furnace, Pa., 4 Sept., 1839. He is (1889) Superintendent of U. S. Mint, Philadelphia.
ISSUE.
971. I. Nathan Stem, b. 25 Oct., 1864, at Warwick Furnace, Chester Co., Penna.; d. 6 May, 1888, at Los Angeles, Cal.; bu. at West Laurel Hill, Philadelphia.
972. II. Whitney, b. 14 July, 1866, at Pottsville.
973. III. Oliver May, b. 1 Mch., 1868, at Pottsville.
974. IV. William Lebbeus, b. 28 Apl., 1874, at Philadelphia.
----- 851 -----
ELIZABETH SOPHIA (WHITNEY) TRUMAN, b. 15 July, 1843, at Jerusalem, Long Island; married,
975. MUMFORD MEAD TRUMAN, at New York.
ISSUE.
976. I. Edith Sophia, b. Jan., 1879, at New York.
977. II. Margery Cornelia, b. at New York; d. Apl., 1881, at New York; bu. at Tarrytown.

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978. III. Whitney, b. Aug., 1883, at New York.
979. IV. Marie Faure, b. 19 May, 1887, at Yonkers, N. Y.
----- 870 -----
WILLIAM SIMCOE HEGER, b. 17 June, 1857, at Fort Simcoe, Washington Territory; educated at Polytechnic Institute, Vienna, Austria, and Stevens Institute, Hoboken; grad. M. E., 1879; m. 7 Dec., 1882,
980. ALICE LEA FERRIS, dau. of Ziba and Esther Lea Ferris, at Wilmington, Del. She was b. 16 Feb., 1858.
ISSUE.
981. I. Esther Lea, b. } Twins, b. 9 Apl., 1884, at Wilmington, Del.
982. II. Margaret Whitney, b. } Twins, b. 9 Apl., 1884, at Wilmington, Del.; d. there 5 June, 1884; bu. there.
983. III. William Simcoe, Jr., b. 7 Mch., 1889, at Wilmington, Del.
----- 876 -----
CLARA EDNA (SPIELMAN) HAMILTON, b. 24 Aug., 1846, n. Fayette; married, 2 Jan., 1866,
984. SAMUEL FILPOT HAMILTON, son of Gavin and Ann Hamilton, at Greenville, Ohio. He was b. 2 Apl., 1845, n. Greenville.
ISSUE.
985. I. Minnie Maud, b. 29 Sept., 1866, at Greenville; m. at Nashville, Ohio, 1887, Webster Manuel, son of Harvey and Mary Ann Manuel. He was b. 1865, at Greenville. See 985.
986. II. Ida Everletta, b. 20 Feb., 1868.
987. III. Bessie Whitney, b. 12 Feb., 1870.
988. IV. William Dively, b. 30 Dec., 1875.
989. V. Charles Percy, b. 17 Oct., 1878.

They were all b. at Greenville, Ohio.

----- 877 -----
WILLIAM WHITNEY SPIELMAN, b. 5 Jan., 1849, at Fayette, Miss.; m. 16 Jan., 1871, n. Port Gibson, Miss.,

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990. MARTHA FLORENCE WILLIAMS, dau. of George B. and Bebrosa Mackey Williams. She was b. 13 Sept., 1845, at Vicksburg, Miss.
ISSUE.
991. I. Charles Mackey, b. 25 Dec., 1872; d. 6 July, 1873, bu. at Port Gibson.
992. II. William Whitney, Jr., b. 7 Jan., 1874; d. 8 Oct., 1874; bu. at Vicksburg.
993. III. Cora Mackey, b. 28 Sept., 1875, at Port Gibson.
994. IV. Blanche Montgomery, b. 20 June, 1878, at Greenville, Ohio.
995. V. Joseph Neibert, b. 29 Aug., 1880, at Port Gibson.
996. VI. James Arthur, b. 28 Aug., 1883, at Greenville.
997. VII. infant, b. 5 Mch., 1886, at Greenville; d. 19 Mch., 1886; bu. there.
----- 882 -----
FANNIE CAROLINE (SPIELMAN) CURTIS, b. 7 May, 1857, n. Fayette, Miss.; m. 25 May, 1880, at Greenville, Ohio,
998. HORACE DORWIN CURTIS, son of Leonard and Ann Curtis. He was b. May, 1856, at Greenville.
ISSUE.
999. I. Myra Elsie, b. 24 apl., 1881
1000. II. Ethel Whitney, b. 16 Nov., 1882.
1001. III. Mabel Fern, b. 17 Apl., 1884.
1002. IV. Orlander Absalom, b. 1887.

They were all b. at Greenville, Ohio.

----- 884 -----
LUCY (WHITNEY) BALDWIN, b. 8 July, 1847, at Fayette, Miss.; m. there 8 Oct., 1868,
1003. W. O. BALDWIN, son of O. W. Baldwin.
ISSUE.
1004. I. Lucile, b. 31 July, 1869.
1005. II. Mattie Belle, b. 1 Feb., 1871; d. July, 1872, at Canton, Miss.

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1006. III. William Percy, b. 18 Dec., 1873.
1007. IV. Maude, b. 12 Apl., 1876.
1008. V. Hattie May, b. 14 Jan., 1878.
1009. VI. Evelyn, b. Sept., 1880; d. Feb., 1882.
1010. VII. Willie, b. 19 Aug., 1882.
1011. VIII. Annie, b. 14 Jan., 1884.

All b. at Canton, Miss.

----- 885 -----
HATTIE COLEMAN (WHITNEY) COLEMAN, b. 18 July, 1854, at Fayette; m. 1879, at Sharon, Miss.,
1012. H. H. COLEMAN, son of Asa Coleman, of Jefferson Co., Miss.
ISSUE.
1013. I. Lucy, b. Oct., 1880; d. 1883; bu. at Sharon.
1014. II. Horace, b. 1883; d. 1884; bu. Sharon.
1015. III. Mary Divine, b. 10 Jan., 1886.

All b. at Canton, Miss.

----- 888 -----
CHARLES WHITNEY BOOTH, b. 14 Mch., 1848, n. Fayette; m. 20 June, 1871, at Fayette,
1016. ENDORA GORDON, she was b. Apl., 1844, in Copiah County, Miss.
ISSUE.
1017. I. Ethel, b. Apl., 1871, at Hazelhurst, Miss.; d. Sept., 1874, at Longview, Texas.
1018. II. Herbert Gordon, b. Apl., 1874, at Marshall, Texas.
1019. III. Eugene Whitney, b. 31 May, 1876, at Longview.
1020. IV. Kennett, b. July, 1878, at Longview; d. there, 1879.
1021. V. Charles Edwin, b. 30 May, 1880, at Longview.
1022. VI. Horace Murray, b. 20 June, 1884, at Longview.
----- 890 -----
CLARA VIRGINIA (BOOTH) LONG, b. 31 Jan., 1855; m. Oct., 1880, at Longview, Texas,
1023. JAMES P. LONG. He was b. in Georgia, in 1850.

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ISSUE.
1024. I. Emmie Lucille, b. 7 Jan., 1882.
1025. II. daughter, not named, b. and d. in Sept., 1884.
1026. III. Horace Milton, b. 25 Dec. 1885.
1027. IV. Blanche Estelle, b. 25 Nov., 1887.</br>

All b. at Longview, Texas.

----- 892 -----
HORACE DRAKE BOOTH, b. 14 Mch., 1860, at Claiborne, Miss.; m. 17 Nov., 1886, in Tyler, Texas,
1028. MATHILDE BOON. She was b. 1869, in Marshall, Texas.
ISSUE.
1029. I. Percy Welborne, b. 8 Dec, 1887, at Tyler, Texas.
----- 903 -----
MAGGIE (WHITNEY) BLANKINSHIP, b. 22 Dec., 1857; m. 21 Mch., 1878,
1030. PROF. J. E. BLANKINSHIP.
ISSUE.
1031. I. Cunningham, b. 10 Apl., 1879, at Fayette, Miss.
1032. II. Emma Jean, b. 14 Jan., 1886, at Danville, Arkansas.
----- 904 -----
KATIE (WHITNEY) HARRISON, b. 1 Dec., 1861; m. 1 Dec., 1881,
1033. RIVERS HARRISON.
ISSUE.
1034. I. Birdie May, b. 17 Feb., 1886, at Fayette, Miss.; d. there 2 June, 1887.
----- 906 -----
EMMIE (WHITNEY) WEST, b. 12 Jan., 1865; m. 18 June, 1884,
1035. HOWELL F. WEST.

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ISSUE.
1036. I. Alma, b. 4 Mch., 1887, at Natchez, Miss.
----- 912 -----
WILLIAM HENRY WHITNEY, b. 31 Dec., 1862; d. 24 Apl., 1886; bu. n. Fayette; m. 18 Feb., 1881,
1037. NAOMI BURCH CAMPBELL.
ISSUE.
1038. I. Camille, b. 21 June, 1884; d. 21 Sept., 1885; bu. F. G. n. Fayette, Miss.
1039. II. Earl Frost, b. 30 June, 1885.
----- 920 -----
JAMES McCALEB WHITNEY, b. 12 Dec., 1860, n. Fayette; m. 1st, Nov. 6, 1882, at Longview, Texas,
1040. DELLA STEVENS, she d. there, Dec., 1885; bu. there; m. 2nd, Aug., 1887, at Fayette, Miss.,
KATIE MAYBERRY, dau of Henry J. Mayberry.
ISSUE.
1042. I. Katie Juanita, b. 12 Jan., 1884, at Longview, Texas.
----- 921 -----
CARRIE DARDEN (WHITNEY) CAMPBELL, b. 24 July, 1863, n. Fayette; m. 8 Feb., 1882,
1042. ROBERT W. CAMPBELL, JR., son of Robert W. Campbell, of Fayette.
ISSUE.
1043. I. Prosper Whitney, b. 7 Aug., 1883.
1044. II. Helen Robert, b. 4 Oct., 1886.

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EIGHTH GENERATION.
----- 985 -----
MINNIE MAUD (HAMILTON) MANUEL, b. at Greenville, O., 29 Sept., 1866; m. at Nashville, Ohio, 1887,
1045. WEBSTER MANUEL, son of Harvey and Mary Ann Manuel. He was b. 1865, at Greenville.
ISSUE.
1046. I. Hazel, b. Mch., 1888, n. Nashville, Ohio.

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ADDENDA

The following data--which the compiler is unable to classify-- are added, with the hope that they may be interesting and helpful to some of the name. They are numbered for the sake of easy index reference.

----- 1047 -----
WILLIAM ONEY WHITNEY, (cousin of Lebbeus, No. 594.), m.,
1048. RUTH PAYNE, she d. about 1868. He was shot and killed in the fall of 1828.
ISSUE.
1049. I. Harriet Payne. See 1049.
1050. II. Thomas Payne, d. at Shelbyville, Tenn., in 1836, leaving an infant dau. who afterwards m. and d.
1051. III. James Grant, d. in 1840. See 1051.
----- 1049 -----
HARRIET PAYNE (WHITNEY,) m. 1st, Philip J. Scudder, from New Jersey, from whom she was divorced. 2nd. William H. Wisener, of Shelbyville, Tenn. She d. there in 1873.
ISSUE.
1052. I. James Lockhart Scudder, b. 1824; d. Oct., 1882, at Shelbyville. See 1052.
1053. II. William Henderson Wisener, Jr., d. at Shelbyville, 1 Mch., 1880.
1054. III. Mary Frances Watson Wisener. See 1054.

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----- 1051 -----
JAMES GRANT WHITNEY, son of Wm. Oney Whitney; m.,
MINERVA HALL GREER.
ISSUE.
1055. I. son, d.
1056. II. Jane Grant, m. James H. Neil, a lawyer, of Shelbyville, Tenn.
----- 1052 -----
JAMES LOCKHART SCUDDER, m. Oct., 1852,
1057. CAROLINE DAVIDSON, at Shelbyville.
ISSUE.
. . Mria Louise Bascom, wife of Bascom Mynott, of Americus, Georgia.
. . Philip Johnson, of Chattanooga, Tenn.
. . James Baily, of Texas.
. . George Davidson, of Texas.
. . Jannie Davidson, lives at Shelbyville.
. . Alberta Marks, lives at Shelbyville.
----- 1054 -----
MARY FRANCES WATSON (WISENER) HAMMOND, m. at Murfreesboro, Tenn., 9 Nov., 1866,
1064. HENRY CLAY HAMMOND, of Boonsboro, Md. She d. 29 June, 1880, at Kansas City; bu. at Shelbyville.
ISSUE.
1065. I. William Henderson Wisener, b. 15 May, 1869, of Atlanta, Ga.
1066. II. Henry Clay, b. 8 Nov., 1870, of Atlanta, Ga.
1067. III. Horace Saladin, b. 3 Oct., 1872, of Atlanta, Ga.
1068. IV. Julia Gertrude, b. 17 Oct., 1876.

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From Town Clerk's Office, Plainfield, Conn.
----- 1069 -----
ENOCH WHITNEY, m. Dec., ye 21st, 1732,
1070. THANKFULL PARKE.
ISSUE.
1071. I. Samuel, b. 24 May, 1734.
1072. II. Susanna, b. 13 Mch., 1739.
1073. III. Rosanna, b. 29 Aug., 1740.
----- 1074 -----
EZEKIEL WHITNEY, wives:
1075. 1. SARAH -----.
1076. 2. ELIZABETH KNIGHT, m. 17 Mch., 1757.
ISSUE.
1077. I. Hester, b. 6 Mch., 1734.
1078. II. Lydia, b. 2 May, 1737.
1079. III. Aaron, b. 6 Sept., 1739.
1080. IV. Moses, b. 10 Sept., 1742.
1081. V. Ezekiel, b. 15 May, 1758.

From Town Clerk's Office, Canaan, Conn.
----- 1082 -----
SOLOMON WHITNEY, m. 27 Nov., 1755,
1083. SARAH ROBERTS. He d. 29 July, 1772.
ISSUE.
1084. I. Sarah, b. 18 Jan., 1757.
1085. II. Samuel, b. 6 June, 1759.
1086. III. Tarball, b. 30 June, 1763.
1087. IV. Solomon, b. 15 Nov., 1766.

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----- 1088 -----
DAVID WHITNEY, JR., m. 23 Sept., 1739,
1089. MARY GUN.
ISSUE.
1090. I. Mary, b. 16 July, 1740; m. 7 May, 1767, Lemuel Kingsbury.
1091. II. Easter, b. 5 Mch., 1743.
1092. III. Elizabeth, b. 26 Feb., 1746.
1093. IV. Sarah, b. 30 Apl., 1748; m. 7 Mch., 1773, Joel Holcomb, Jr.
1094. V. Jacob, b. 13 Apl., 1750.
1095. VI. Kezia, b. 21 Feb., 1752.
----- 1096 -----
ELIJAH WHITNEY, m. 24 Sept., 1772,
1097. CHLOE BECKLEY.
ISSUE.
1098. I. Elijah, b. 25 Feb., 1773.
1099. II. Elisha, b. 10 Aug., 1774.
1100. III. Joseph, b. 21 July, 1776.
----- 1101 -----
JOSHUA WHITNEY
1102. ANNE -----.
ISSUE.
1103. I. Anna, b. 6 July, 1774.
1104. II. Joshua, b. 6 Jan., 1777.

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APPENDIX.

APPENDIX A.

The family of WHITNEY is of Saxon origin, and was seated in Herefordshire, England, before the Norman conquest.

In the year 1086, Eustace, who was Lord of Whitney, in the County of Hereford, in conformity with the Norman custom, took the surname of Whitney, and was the ancestor of a long line of knights and gentlemen, who distinguished themselves in the field, &c., for four or five centuries.

Sir Randolph de Whitney, the grandson of Eustace, accompanied Richard Coeur de Leon to the crusades, and distinguished himself greatly by his personal strength and great courage. On one occasion he was sent by Richard on a mission to the French commander, and, as he was leaving the British camp, the brother of Saladin (whom he had twice before defeated), followed him with two Saracens in his company, and, riding round a small hill, made a furious attack upon de Whitney, who defended himself with the greatest vigor; but his assailants were gaining upon him, when a furious Spanish bull, which was feeding near the field of conflict, was attracted by the red dresses of the Saracens, and becoming angry at the color flitting before him, made so vigorous an attack upon them that they were diverted from their intended prey, and sought safety in flight.

Sir Randolph soon succeeded in wounding his single assailant, whom he left for dead, and then, overtaking the two Saracens, dispatched them, and proceeded upon his mission from the King.

According to the superstition of that time Sir Randolph attributed the event to the especial interposition of the Virgin, a medal of whom, consecrated by the Pope, he had continually worn upon his breast.


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On his return to England, de Whitney erected a chapel to the Virgin, at Whitney, which was called Our Lady of Palestine's Oratory, the walls of which remain, adjoining the grounds of the original family mansion.--Noble's British Family Antiquities, as quoted by Sir John Yonge, Garter King at Arms at London.

ARMS, azure, a cross chequy or and sable. Upon a canton, gules, a lion rampant, argent. Crest, a bull's head couped sable--horned argent: horns tipped with red.

Motto, Fortis sed non ferox.

The authenticity of this legend has been questioned by Mr. Henry A. Whitney, late of Boston. The first descendant of John and Elinor Whitney who was known to have borne arms, was Revd. Aaron Whitney, who graduated at Harvard Coll., 1737; d. 1779. His arms were a paly of six or and gules, chief vert. Crest, bull's head couped sable, horns argent, tipped gules.

It is noticeable that in the coats of arms claimed or used by the different generations and branches of the Whitney family, there is a similarity in composition and meaning. The bull's head furnishes the crest, in all casees known to the compiler. It would seem, however, from a comparison of them, that they had a common origin and history. And yet it may be, that some who have adopted them have drawn liberally upon fancy and imagination. Be the truth as it may, it is of little consequence to the descendants fo the yeomen who early settled in New England. Their pride should be satisfied with the knowledge that their ancestors, with others, gave to the young Commonweaths their character of boldness, faithfulness, and love of civil and religious liberty; and whilst it is well to know all that is attainable of their English fathers, their long line, their chivalry, arms and honors, it is from the sturdy immigrant and his sons that comes the title to American citizenship.


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PEDIGREE OF MARGARET MIRICK AND CALEB WHITNEY. APPENDIX B. Thmoas Trowbridge, from Taunton, Humphrey Athertn, of Dorchester, Mass., 1630, Thomas Tarball, born prob- = Mary ----- Engd., settled in Dorchester, Mass., Came, probably, from Preston, Engd. Member of ably in England, in 1618. Lived | Vide Bond's Histo- abt. 1634. New Haven, Conn., 1637. Artillery Co., 1683; Captain, 1650. Selectman and in Watertown, Mass., in 1656. | ry and Geneal. of Returned to Engd. Died there, 1672. representative. Major Genl., 1650. Died Sep., 1661. Died as early as 1681. | Watertown. | | | -------------------------------------- --------------- ------------------- | | | John Mirick, a coo- = Hapstill ----- Dea. James Trowbridge, = Margaret Ather- John Whitney = Elinor ----- came | per, born 1614. Ad- | Born 1619; admitted b. in Dorchester, Mass. 1636, | tn; birth not b. in Engd., 1589, | from Engd., with | mitted inhabitant of | to Church, at Charles- d. 22 May, 1717. Vide Jack- | known; Married d. 1 June, 1673, at | her husband in 1635; | Charlestown, Mass., | town, 1644. son's Hist. of Newton. | 30 Dec., 1659; died Watert'n, Mass. | d. at Watertown, 11 | 14 Feby., 1641-2. | | 17 June, 1672. See No. 1. | May, 1659. | ---------------- ---------------------------- ----------------- ------------- | | | | John Mirick, a turner, sup- = Elizabeth Trowbridge, b. at Lydia ----- = Joshua Whitney, b. at = Abigail Tarball, third posed from Charlest'n, Mass., | Newton, Mass., 12 Oct., 1660; No record. Watertown, 15 July, 1635, | wife, b. in Engd. Mar- settled in Newton, Mass., died | m. there, 1682; d. there, 1731. Mary ----- = Died at Groton, 1719. See | ried at Watertown, 30 there, 11 July, 1706. | 2nd wife. No. 9. | Sep., 1672. See Bond's -------------------------- --------------------------------- Hist of Watertown. | | Margaret Mirick, (otherwise written Merick, Myrick and = William Whitney, born at Watertown, Mass., = Lydia -----, first wife, Merrick), second wife, of Newton, Mass., b. about 1683; m. | 28 Feb., 1677-8. Dwelt at Groton, Mass., until about died at Groton, 22 Jany. 25 Apl, 1717. Vide Jackson's Hist. Newton, p. 366. | 1720; then moved to Plainfield, Conn. See No. 61. 1715-16, leaving 3 children. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ | | | John Whitney, b. in = Elizabeth -----, Elizabeth Whitney, b. at Caleb Whitney, born 10 = Margaret -----. Groton, 30 Jany., 1718; died 14 May, 1790, aged Groton, 12 Aug., 1719. Sept., 1721, at Plainfield, d. 13 Nov., 1793. 71 years. Conn. See No. 182.


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APPENDIX C.

In a small volume entitled the Children's Bible, published in London, 1759, (belonging to Edith M. DeLorme of Sumter, S. C.,) are inscriptions from which the following are copied literatim.

Peggy Whitney Her Bible Given Her By Her Grand Father Caleb Whitney and Grand Mother Margrat Whitney, July, 29, 1783, This Book we Gave to our Son Jedediah who was Slain In Battel August 23, 1778* a Goldsmith By Trade. In the 25th year of his Age. My Littel Grand Daughter We Give you this Book. May God give you Grace Tare in to Look and not to Look But understand Learning is Better than House and land when House and Land is gone and Spent   Then Learning is most Excelent. We also with this Book give you an account of thte Age of your uncles and aunts.

APPENDIX D.

Letter from James Rex Whitney to his son, Lebbeus Whitney:

NATCHEZ, Mississippi, Jany. 8th, 1821.

DEAR SON:
I have at length attempted to write you again. I wrote you very lengthy from Binghamton in the State of New York and also from Batavia more particulars than I can at present recollect. However, to give you a small sketch of my travels: I went on to N. York, from there to Albany where I found your uncle William and family all well. I tarried there 4 months. I then went on to Binghamton; tarried there 8 months. From there I took the stage with a view to go to Detroit, where you cousin Andrew G. Whitney lives, who is practicing the Law with a great deal of success, but was prevented by ice on Lake Erie. In the Spring, Andrew came to Batavia which pre-

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vented my going to Detroit. In May I went by land to the head waters of the Allegheny River, where I took water for Pittsburg, 300 miles, where I purchased a akiff. Myself and another man descended the Ohio River to the mouth, 1100 miles, where I had my boat stolen from me with everything in it. I then bought another boat and hired another man, to descend the Mississippi to Natchez, 650 miles, where I landed after a passage of 17 weeks, where I found your brothers John and William living in Jefferson County, 25 miles from Natchez. John is now living in this city and doing very good business in the mercantile line. William is in Jefferson, planting. They are both married and have three children each. I myself have lately been elected to Sergeant at Arms, for the legislature of this State, which is now sitting, at 4 dollars per day. I have not heard one word from you since I left Philadelphia, altho' I wrote you several times. I hope and trust you will write me immediately on the receipt of this. Direct your letters to Greenville, Jefferson County. My respects to your wife and all the family. Permit me to remain yors most affectionately,
JAMES R. WHITNEY.

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