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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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138 WHITNEY GENEALOGY.

Chester OLDS, and Judge Chauncey N. OLDS, all well known in Ohio. 1874. x. JONAS, b. June 20, 1791; m. Dec. 6, 1812, Lovicey HOUGHTON, dau. of Capt. Nahum, and res. Marlboro. 1875. xi. LYMAN, b. Dec. 2, 1793; d. May 20, 1826. He was graduated at Middlebury college in 1817, and at Andover Theological Sem- inary in 1821; was ordained a Congregational minister at Columbia, Conn., in 1821, and died a home missionary at Ash- ville, N.C. 1876. xii. DEWEY, b. Oct. 8, 1796. 764. PHINEHAS WHITNEY (Joshua, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John)), b. Spencer, Mass., June 24, 1740; m. at Worcester, May 20, 1770, Sarah HARRINGTON, of Worcester. Phineas lived in Spencer, Mass. Afterwards moved to Dudley, Worcester Co., Mass.; then moved and finally settled near German Flats, N.Y. He was a chair maker. His son Elisha settled in Stockbridge, Mass., on the homestead of his grandfather Wilson; res. Spencer and Dudley, Mass., and Oswego, N.Y., near Mohawk River. 1877. i. ELISHA, b. -----; res. Stockbridge, Mass. 1878. ii. JOSEPH, b. 1777; m. in Herkimer, N.Y., Sylvia WOODBURY. He d. Feb. 28, 1870; res. Vernon, N.Y. 1879. iii. LYMAN, b. -----. 1880. iv. FRANKLIN, b. -----. 1881. v. SALLY, b. -----. 1882. vi. PHINEHAS, b. Mar. 10, 1788; m. Martha MATTISON and Deborah PALMER. 765. DEA. LEMUEL WHITNEY (Joshua, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John)), b. Leicester, Mass., in 1743 [NOTE]; m. in 1769, Thankful GRIFFETH, b. Plymouth, Mass., 1745; d. 1818. He lived successively in Spencer, Mass., Tolland, Conn., and Springfield, Vt. He and all his brothers and all his brothers-in-law were in he Revolutionary army, but perhaps his chief help to the country was in the manufacture of saltpetre, which was made into gunpowder. This he made, both in Mass. and Conn., from earth dug from under old buildings. He was both a farmer and a carpenter, and after he went to Vermont he engaged in the manufacture of brick, of rope and of chairs. He was a man of strong faith and religious character and much interested in the Congrega- tional church in S., of which he was the first deacon. The church rates then were mostly paid in wheat and cattle, and Mr. W. used to redeem these with money received from his manufactures and send them to Boston receiving money again, an almost unknown article to the average farmer in the new state then. I suppose the amount he received would seem small to the modern farmer, but it was comfort, if not wealth, then. He died Feb 1, 1813, of epidemic pneumonia. He was a man of large frame and great endurance. It is said that he once walked from Springfield, Vt., to Spencer, Mass., a distance of 80 miles, in a day. His wife was small, fair, with auburn hair, a shrewd, capable woman and a notable housewife. She was of Welch descent. He d. Feb. 18, 1813; res. Leicester, Mass., Tolland, Conn., and Springfield, Vt. 1883. i. JOHN, b. Oct 20, 1774; m. Elizabeth SAFFORD. 1884. ii. CYRUS, b. Sept. 20, 1770; m. Ruth MAYO. 1885. iii. BENJAMIN, b. in 1774; m. Betsey BRAGG. 1886. iv. LEMUEL, b. Jan. 3, 1779; m. Ellen KIMBALL. 1887. v. SALLY, b. Sept. 29, 1780; m. in Springfield, Daniel SAFFORD. Sally Whitney moved with her husband to Essex Co., N.Y., about 1818, and settled on an extensive farm one mile west of Whalons- burgh. She was a woman beloved by all who knew her; an exemplary Christian, and a member of the Presbyterian church. Ch.: Parmelia H., b. Dec 11, 1808; d. Sept. 11, 1811; Whitney, b. July 19, 1806; m. Ruth MATHER, res. Whalonsburgh, N.Y.; Henrietta M., b. Jan 24, 1810; d unm., Sept. 14, 1883; Thankful R., b. June 22, 1813; m. Orrin REYNOLDS, d. Essex, N.Y., Sept. 20, 1870, son W. A., res. Whalonsburgh; Lydia L., b. Sept. 17, 1815; d. unm. Feb. 6, 1878; Daniel Henry, b. Dec. 22, 1817; d. Sept. 29, 1831; Wm. E., b. May 27, 1820; d. Apr. 28, 1826. 1888. vi. ELIJAH, b. July 3, 1788; m. Susannah OAKS and Susan JAMES. 1889. vii. JOSEPH, b. Feb. 21, 1786; m. Orinda STAFFORD.

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