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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. 311

enter the house without giving the countersign. The children saw three men killed in front of the house at different times, they not being able to give the password. It was there that he lost most of his property. He also had to be christened by dif- ferent tribes of Indians. The ceremony consisted of dancing, whoops, and hand- shaking. He d. Aug. 7, 1851; res. Chester, Mass., and Agawam, Mass. 4643. i. CHARLOTTE ADELIA, b. Nov. 27, 1820; m. at Danbury, Conn., Apr., 1864, Aaron FRINK; res. Bridgeport, Conn. 4644. ii. FRANCES AMELIA, b. Oct. 6, 1822; m. May 1, 1844, James Hezron HARMON, a grocer and hardware dealer, b. June 14, 1821; res. W. Suffield, Conn., and moved to Wallingford, Conn. He was son of Deacon Ozias HARMON, who was noted for his great piety, being considered one of the pillars of the church. The house was the oldest in the village, being formerly owned and occupied by Rev. Daniel WALDO, who lived at the great age of 102 years. Her children, two sons and two daughters, were all born at the old homestead. 4645. iii. MARTHA SHELDON, b. July 3, 1824; m. Nov. 1, 1842, Hezekiah King NOONEY. He was a blacksmith; res. Hartford, Mich. 4646. iv. ELIZABETH ALLEN, b. July 12, 1828; m. May 18, 1854, Goodrich BARNES; m. 2d, May 12, 1862, Elisha Vinner POMEROY. She d. June 21, 1872; res. Brandford, Conn. 4647. v. CATHERINE FOWLER, b. June 18, 1830; m. Francis Ashbury GROVER, who d. Dec. 20, 1869; res. Wallingford, Conn. 4648. vi. ALICE PELTON, b. Sept. 19, 1832; m. at Agawam, Roland HARMON; res. W. Suffield, Conn. 4649. vii. MARILLA ANN, b. Nov. 27, 1835; m. Mar. 24, 1862, at W. Meriden, Conn., Henry Graves SMITH. She d. at W. M. June 13, 1871. 2327. GEORGE WHITNEY (Silas, Timothy, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Stock- bridge, Mass., Jan. 6, 1795; m. at Lebanon, N.Y., July, 1817, Pamela Fellowes FENN; b. Feb. 28, 1794; d. July 26, 1872. George WHITNEY was born in Stockbridge, where he always resided. After fin- ishing his education he studied law with Judge BYINGTON, and afterward practiced with him at Stockbridge. He was one of the registers of probate, in Lenox, from 1823 to 1824, and later was elected a representative in the Massachusetts Legislature. He d. Dec. 18, 1825; res. Stockbridge, Mass. 4650a. i. WM. HOPKINS, b. May 14, 1818; m. Matilda IRWIN. 4651a. ii. GEORGE FENN, b. Feb. 29, 1820; m. Mary E. LYNCH. 4652a. iii. CORNELIA, b. June 14, 1822; m. July 12, 1847, Major Joseph Caun- cey CANNING; res. Orange, N.J., and Stockbridge. He was b. May 30, 1821; d. Sept. 25, 1868. Major Canning started in life as auditor in the hall of records of the city of New York, and left for a pursership on board the S.S. Baltic of the COLLINS line of steamers, the first to run between New York and Liverpool. When given up he returned to New York in business, and enlisted, when the war broke out, as paymaster on board the U.S.S. "Cambridge," afterward in same position on the "Mohi- can," and one of the Monitors. He was in the naval engage- ment at Hampton Roads between the "Merrimac" and "Monitor" as well as both battles of Fort Fisher; was honorably discharged at the end of the war, and entered government ser- vice on land in Washington, afterward in New York internal revenue office as deputy collector, where he was at the time of his death in 1887. Ch.: Reginald, b. July 21, 1850; m. Oct. 29, 1873; d. in Wilmington, Del., Jan. 18, 1895; Josephine, b. Mar. 31, 1852, unm.; res. Stockbridge, Mass.; Isabel, b. Aug. 25, 1855; New York City; Ada, b. Sept. 1, 1857; m. June 17, 1885, ----- Thomas; res. 71 Halsted St., East Orange, N.J. 2328. Dea. WILLIAM WHITNEY (Silas, Timothy, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Stockbridge, Mass.; m. Sept. 2, 1822, Anna JONES; b. Dec. 5, 1801. The death of no citizen of Stockbridge would have been felt as a more severe blow or a greater loss than that of Wm. WHITNEY, Esq., who died on the 26th inst., aged 69. A native of the town in which he died, his long life was one of respecta-

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