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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. 123

log house 18 feet square and roofed it up with bark, and returned home to Conway in the fall. In 1791 with his family he moved to the "Old Castle" farm with ox teams and were some seventeen days on the road. Jonathan was in the Revolutionary war and was at the siege of Ticonderoga. The trees about the fort had been felled to allow the guns to be used. One tree, however, remained upright, against which another had fallen in a slanting direction. He climbed into the crotch of the upright tree and fired into the fort, a party under the tree loading the guns and handing them up to him. It was some time before he was discovered and driven away by the garrison. His military record is as follows: Revolutionary War Archives --------------------- Lexington Alarm, Vol. 13, p. 21 Jonathan WHITNEY, Sarg., Conway, No. miles 216, served 16 days Capt. Robert OLIVER's co., in ye Regiment commanded By Samuel WILLIAMS Who march for the Relief of the Country April 22d, 1775. Robert OLIVER, Capt. Vol. 28, p. 112. List of Militia Officers 1776, Appointed and Commissioned 5th Regt., in Hampshire Co. Thomas FRENCH Capt. May 3, 1776, 7th Co. Jona. WHITNEY 1st Lieut. May 3, 1776, 7th Co. Jonathan WHITNEY Lieut. engaged July 10th, discharge Aug. 12, 1777,in Capt. Benj. PHILLIP's Co., Col. Elisha PORTER's Regt., from Hampshire Co. Vol. 28, Mass. Militia Officers Hampshire Co., June 19, 1780. Jonathan WHITNEY Capt. 7th Co. 5th Regt. He d. Aug. 22, 1792; res. Milford and Conway, Mass., and Milo, NY 1670. i. NATHAN, b. Oct. 18, 1761; m. Olive WHITNEY and Thankful CALDWELL. 1671. ii. ABIGAIL, b. Mar. 12, 1764; m. in Conway Apr. 2, 1787 Simeon AMSDEN, b. Apr. 20, 1763; d. Aug. 16, 1832 [NOTE]. 1672. iii. JOEL, b. Nov. 13, 1766; m. Sybil WHITMORE [NOTE]. 1673. iv. ESTHER, b. Dec. 16, 1769; m. in Conway Aug. 31, 1789 Solomon GATES, b. Oct. 4, 1761 [NOTE]. She d. Aug 16, 1848. 1674. v. EXPERIENCE, b. June 6, 1772; m. June 25, 1789 at Conway [NOTE], Immer CRITTENDEN, b. Mar 17, 1776 [NOTE], d. Dec 16, 1826. She d. Feb 5, 1826. 1675. vi. JONAS, b. May 12, 1775; m. Catherine PARKER. 1676. vii. RUTH, b. Feb. 18, 1778; d. young [NOTE]. 1677. viii. AMMI, b. Jan. 18, 1781 [NOTE]; m. Anna AMSDEN. 1678. ix. PARKHURST, b. Sept. 15, 1784 [NOTE]; m. Celinda COWING. 658. DAVID WHITNEY (Jonathan, Jonathan, Benjamin, John), bap. Sept 21, 1746; m. Rachel ----- [NOTE]. He was a farmer; res. Conway, Mass. 1679. i. JONATHAN, b. Mar. 13, 1770; m. Lucy WASHBURN 1680. ii. MERCY, b. Sept 10, 1771; m. Dec 26, 1795, Ezra BOND, of Conway 1681. iii. LYDIA, b. Feb 13, 1773; m. Nov 4, 1794, Mark BANGS, of Montague. 1682. iv. RACHEL, b. Apr 1, 1775; d. 1784. 1683. v. RUBY, b. Mar 3, 1776 [NOTE]; m. Oct 14, 1798, Calvin BARTLETT, of Conway. 1684. vi. PRUDENCE, b. Mar 12, 1778; d. 1796 [NOTE]. 1685. vii. POLLY, b. Nov 22, 1779; m. Oct 22, 1800, Abel DE WOLF, of Conway. 1686. viii. LEINDER [NOTE], b. Dec 9, 1781. 1687. ix. DAVID, b. Apr 19, 1785; d. 1787 [NOTE]. 1688. x. RUTH, b. Sept 26, 1788; d. in infancy [NOTE]. 1689. xi. RUTH, b. Sept 26, 1789 [NOTE]. 661. ELIAS WHITNEY (Elias, Jonathan, Benjamin, John), b. June 15, 1750; m. Apr 10, 1772, Lucy BARNES, b. Hingham, Mass., June 15, 1750 [NOTE]; d. Oct 15, 1818. He

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