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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. 313

York and was at Alexandria, Va., waiting to join Banks' expedi- tion, Herman wrote, begging pardon and asking to obtain his release from the army. Mrs. HALLOCK went at once to Alexandria, and found that the last remnant of Herman's regiment had left four hours before her arrival. A personal interview with Gen. HALLOCK, her husband's relative, and with Mr. STANTON, then Secre- tary of War, failed to free the child. At last a letter to Gen. N. P. BANKS giving the prominent facts in Herman's case, reached the general's hands, and in one day less than a year the drummer boy came home, having been in two battles, one at Port Hudson, the other on Red River. Herman's restless spirit took him in a few years on a whaling voyage. He sailed in the barque "Roman," from New Bedford, Mass., in the last of Aug., 1868. In Sept. of that year he went in a small boat with the captain to one of the Canary Isles. The captain, one man and Herman all died within three days after of African fever. Herman was buried at sea off the coast of Africa. 4656. ii. WM. FREDERICK, b. May 16, 1815; d. Feb. 20, 1820. 4657. iv. JOSEPH LORENZO, b. Jan. 16, 1819; m. Elizabeth Moulton SWIFT. 4658. v. MARY SELINA, b. Nov. 11, 1820; d. Oct. 27, 1827. 4659. vi. ELIZA ANN, b. Oct. 8, 1822; m. at Albany, N.Y., Sept. 5, 1854, Edmund HALLOCK, b. Apr. 21, 1815; res., s. p., Somers, N.Y. Before her marriage she studied at America seminary two years, taught in Wesleyan seminary, at Newark, N.J., two years, and at Louisa, Va., and Somers, N.Y. 4660. vii. SALLY DESIRE, b. Dec. 23, 1824; unm.; res. Somers. 4661. viii. AMELIA SELINA, b. Oct. 3, 1828; m. Hosea More. She d. at Sandis- field, Mass., July 21, 1861. 4662. ix. SUSAN CAROLINA, b. Aug. 6, 1830; m. at N.Y. city, Rodney Sid- ney GARRETT; res. Collinsville. 4663. x. WM. EDWIN, b. Aug. 22, 1833; d. at Somers, Aug. 28, 1868. 4664. xi. EDWARD WALCOTT, b. Oct. 23, 1835; d. Otis, Aug. 6, 1856. 4665. xii. FRANKLIN EDWARD, b. Apr. 22, 1850; unm., res. New Haven, Conn.; a steam and gas fitter. 2347. Dr. WILLIAM WHITNEY (Jonathan, Timothy, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Cayuga, N.Y., Aug. 15, 1815; m. at Troy, Oct. 7, 1841, Elizabeth J. TURNER, dau. of John B. TURNER; b. Malta, Saratoga Co., N.Y., Aug. 12, 1810. She res. on Schiller St., Chicago, with her brother, Henry A. TURNER. Capt. TURNER was one of the originators of the Chicago & Galena Railway, and later its president. This road is now known as the Chicago & Northwestern. He was also president of the North Chicago Street Railway Co. Dr. William WHITNEY died at his residence in Chicago Friday morning, Nov. 13, 1863, of pneumonia. He was born at Cayuga, N.Y., Aug. 15, 1815, and graduated at Geneva College in 1839, and afterward studied medicine, the practice of which he followed in western New York for ten or twelve years, but was then compelled to give it up on account of his health. In 1847 he emigrated to Chicago, where he since continued to reside. He was son-in-law of Capt. John B. TURNER and was con- nected with several of the most respectable families in that city. He was a man of fine talent, generous impulses and sterling integrity. He has been especially noted for his kindness to the poor, and spent a large portion of his time in ministering to their needs. He d. Nov. 13, 1863; res. Mt. Morris, N.Y., and Chicago, Ill. 4666. i. CHARLES TURNER, b. Nov. 13, 1842; d. unm. Nov. 7, 1866. 4667. ii. ELIZABETH WATKINS, b. Oct. 4, 1852; d. unm. Dec. 8, 1891. 4668. iii. MARY CLARISSA, b. Dec. 2, 1853; m. Sept. 25, 1879, Edward Fisher CHAPIN; res. Lake Forest, Ill. Ch.: Louisa, b. June 30, 1882; Elizabeth, b. Sept. 5, 1884; Edward F., Jr., b. Jan. 13, 1886; Mary Whitney, b. Sept. 18, 1888. Mr. CHAPIN was born in Brookline, Mass., June 21, 1846. He came to Chicago in Mar., 1876, and is at present senior member of the firm of Chapin & Edwards, commission merchants, 6 and 8 Sherman St., Chicago, Ill. 2348. CHARLES HENRY WHITNEY (Jonathan, Timothy, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Cayuga, N.Y., Jan. 25, 1824; m. in Chicago, June, 1852, Elizabeth LOWE, dau. of Capt. Samuel J., sheriff of Cook County, Ill., in 1839.

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