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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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262 WHITNEY GENEALOGY.

with merchandise for New Orleans, going down the river with the intention of return- ing by Springfield, Vt. Nothing has since been heard from him. 1888. DEA. ELIJAH WHITNEY (Lemuel, Joshua, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Springfield, Vt., July 3, 1788; m. Jan. 1, 1812, there, Susannah OAKS; b. Cohas- set, Mass., Jan. 14, 1793; d. July 29, 1854; m. 2d, Jan., 1855, Susan JAMES. Elijah WHITNEY, youngest son of Dea. Lemuel and Thankful GRIFFITH WHITNEY, was born in Springfield, Vt., He was a man of large frame and powerful muscular development. In his youth and early manhood he was very fond of athletic sports, in which he excelled. He was also very fond of gunning and trapping, and in early life added not a little to his income by sales of peltry. He was a farmer most of his life, but at tone time owned a saw mill, in which he was very seriously hurt, after which he returned to farming. He inherited his father's aptitude in the use of tools, which in turn was inherited by his son James. He studied the veterinary science so far as it was then understood, and successfully practiced the art for many years. In 1822 he joined the Congregationalist church in Springfield and in 1832 was elected to the office of deacon. He was a man of earnest faith, and one of his wealthiest townsmen said, while looking into his open grave, "I would give all I am worth if I could die with Dea. WHITNEY's trust." Dea. WHITNEY died from the effects of a fall on the staircase of his own home. He d. Apr. 24, 1855; res. Springfield, Vt. 3951. i. LUCRETIA O., b. Nov. 3, 1815; m. Mar. 6, 1840, James LOVELL; one dau., Mary O., b. 1841, res. Rogers Park, Ill. The mother d. July 29, 1853. 3952. ii. THEDOTIA H., b. Mar. 20, 1819; d. Feb. 12, 1826. 3953. iii. JAMES, b. July 1, 1823; m. Martha DAMON. 3954. iv. THEDOTIA M., b. Jan. 1, 1826; d. Feb. 12, 1826. 3955. v. MARY JANE, b. June 13, 1830; d. Oct. 18, 1832. 3956. vi. JULIA ANN., b. June 8, 1833; d. June 22, 1835. 1889. JOSEPH WHITNEY (Lemuel, Joshua, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b Springfield, Vt., Feb. 21, 1786; m. in 1810, Orinda STAFFORD; b. in 1789; d. May 28, 1870. He resided in Springfield, Vt., where he was reared, until 1829, when he removed with his family to Uniontown, Lower Canada, and engaged in farming, lumbering and general merchandise, where he remained until his removal to Moores, N.Y., where he died. He d. Sept. 9, 1855; res. Springfield, Vt., and Moores, N.Y. 3957. iv. JOSEPH C., b. Apr. 14, 1818; m. Eliza BAIRD. 3958. v. LOUISA B., b. 1821; M. Mar. 14, 1850, Jonathan MATHER; res. Whal- lonsburg, N. Y. He was b. 1821; is a farmer. Ch.: Roswell H., b. May 7, 1851; m. Frankie BROWN; res. W.; Elisha N., b. Oct. 18, 1852; m. Ella REYNOLDS; res. W.; Sarah C., b. Aug. 17, 1854; m. Chas. W. TUCKER; res. Essex; Mary L., b. Apr. 13, 1856; m. Erwin W. AVERY; res. Willsborough; John, b. Dec. 7, 1859, all res. W. 3959. i. LEMUEL G., b. Dec. 10, 1812; m. Catherine E. CONROW. 3960. ii. KINGSBURY, b. -----; d. unm., killed by horses running away. 3961. iii. ELIJAH, b. -----; d. unm., killed by horses running away. 1891. WARHAM WHITNEY (John, Joshua, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Mass., Apr. 27, 1786; m. June 30, 1811, Nancy MORDOFF; b. Feb. 2, 1792; d. Oct. 21, 1843. Died, at Rochester, on the 21st day of October, in the 51st year of her age, Mrs. Nancy WHITNEY, relict of the late Warham WHITNEY, Esq. "Did not her holiness of life proclaim (as man can know) her interest in those promises of endless happiness which are conditionally made to us in the gospel covenant of grace? Did we not know her will? Did we not prize her worth? And it is for us now to praise that Christian character, one of whose eminent and peculiar features it was to retire as far as possible from human gaze and be content with spreading the light of holy example, as the best of sisters, daughters, and mothers, around an extensive circle of most devoted relatives, and conveying into the chamber of distress and hut of poverty not only the comforts of time, but also the hopes of eternity! Blessed with abundant means for such relief, how did she, as one of that band of sisters who are seeking out in the abodes of our city the suffering and the lost, indus- triously pervade street after street, and in secret minister those sympathies and avails which her sex only can confer upon the human family! What thanksgivings has he who is addressing you hard uttered for her kindness by the poor sufferer,

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