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The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, by Frederick Clifton Pierce (Chicago: 1895)

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WHITNEY GENEALOGY. 115

d. Pittsford, Monroe Co., N.Y., July 28, 1843. He was a farm- er, stockraiser and dealer. He purchased his cattle in St. Louis, and drove them through to western New York, many hundred miles. He commenced this business as early as 1837. Ch.: Mary Ann, b. Penfield, Monroe Co., N.Y., Oct. 12, 1834, unm., res. West Henrietta, N.Y.; William Whitney, b. Perinton, Monroe Co., Dec. 18, 1836, res. 1405 Polk St., Topeka, Kan.; Sarah Colt, b. Pittsford, Monroe Co., Apr. 16, 1839, d. East Leb- anon, N.Y. 1499. vi. WEALTHY, b. Jan. 6, 1788; m. Feb. 27, 1806, Levi GOODRICH. He was b. Dec. 9, 1785; d. Aug. 8, 1868; she d. July 24, 1858. Ch.: Horace, b. Apr. 29, 1807; d. Nov. 18, 1807; Mary W., b. Dec. 5, 1808; m. Sept. 15, 1837, Francis HINSDALE, and d. Jan. 22, 1841; Noah W., b. May 17, 1811; m. Sept. 26, 1832, Abby P. GOODRICH; he d. Jan. 9, 1875; Horace P., b. Mar. 16, 1813; m. Oct. 3, 1843, Mary E. MILLS; res. Cortland, N.Y.; Milton, b. July 1, 1815; m. Nov. 29, 1840, Caroline O. BARNES; he d. Sept. 4, 1851; Har- riett E., b. Aug. 16, 1817; m. Apr. 20, 1837, Geo. A. FOXCROFT; she d. Apr. 20, 1894; a daughter res. Pittsfield, Mass., Wealthy A., b. Mar. 17, 1820; m. Sept. 10, 1846, Edwin SAUNDERS: she d. June 20, 1887; he res. Pittsfield, Mass.; Caroline W., b. Dec. 18, 1822; m. May 13, 1846, Dr. Charles BAILEY; res. Pittsfield, Mass.; Lucy P., b. Aug. 23, 1825; m. May 1, 1845, Thaddeus CLAPP; res. Pitts- field; Abby Maria, b. Apr. 24, 1828; d. May 8, 1841. 1500. vii. PORTER, b. Nov. 8, 1781; d. June 18, 1801. 1501. viii. CHARLOTTE, b. Apr. 7, 1792; d. Aug. 22, 1865. 1502. ix. WILLIAM, b. May 21, 1786; d. July 12, 1787. 584. ASA WHITNEY (Joshua, David [NOTE], Joshua, John), b. in 1743 [NOTE]; m. Aug. 5, 1762, Sarah ----- [NOTE]; m. 2d, in Salisbury, Conn., Oct. 23, 1776, Hepsibath WATROUS, b. 1745 [NOTE]; d. May 21, 1815. He was born in Preston, Conn., in 1743; resided there and afterwards at Salis- bury, where he married his second wife. About 1786 he moved to Pittsfield, Mass., where he afterwards lived and died. He sold land at Mt. Washington, Mass., May 24, 1792. He d. Aug. 10, 1803; res. Salisbury and Preston, Conn., and Pittsfield, Mass. 1503. i. ANNAH, b. Mar. 4, 1764; d. Jan. 29, 1765. 1504. ii. SARAH, b. Feb. 1, 1766; m. Feb. 27, 1786, Elijah Williams COBB; res. Berkshire, N.Y. He was b. Sept. 24, 1765; res. Canaan, Conn., until 1802. They rem. to Lennox, Mass., and later to Berkshire, N.Y., where he died in May, 1816, ae. 51, and she June 13, 1825, ae. 54. They are both interred in the same cemetery with John BROWN, and near his grave. 1505. iii. JOSHUA, b. Mar. 20, 1768; d. Jan. 3, 1773. 1506. iv. LUCY, b. May 18, 1770; d. Dec. 18, 1797. 1507. v. SHUBAEL, b. Aug. 15, 1772; m. Sarah MITCHELL. 1508. vi. GEO. WASHINGTON, b. Sept. 1, 1777; d. Dec. 12, 1777. 1509. vii. APPLETON D., b. Jan. 4, 1779; m. Esther JEWETT [NOTE] and Dolly WYMAN. 1510. viii. MARY, b. Nov. 6, 1780; d. same day. 1511. ix. SARAH, b. Nov. 6, 1780; d. same day. 1512. x. JAMES WATROUS, b. Jan. 19, 1782. James W. WHITNEY was a noted character in the early days of Pike county, Ill. He was more generally known as "Lord Coke," on account of his knowl- edge of the law. He was a teacher of the second school at Atlas, but having no family or permanent home he was often about the county and at Springfield. He was the first circuit and county clerk and held many local offices, was a native of Massachusetts, a man of considerable education and had a knowledge of Latin. He went to Illinois before it was a state and resided near Edwardsville. It is said there was a hidden sorrow in his early life which was a delicate matter to touch upon. He wrote a very peculiar hand. At first sight he would be taken for a well-preserved preacher or schoolmaster of the days of the earlier Adamses. His dress was plain and even homely, his hair was sparse and all combed to the back of his head and often tied with a buckskin string or black shoestring as

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