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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)
Transcribed by the Whitney Research Group, 1999.
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He was High Constable of Cook Co., Ill., in 1839, for three years; first asst. eng. of the Chicago Fire Department. In 1840 he was captain of the local military com- pany. In 1842, as sheriff, he sold the first and, I think, only black man, Edwin HEATHCOCK, at public sale for the munificent sum of 25 cents to M. D. OGDEN. He is a well known resident at Dansville, N.Y., and has followed agricultural pursuits all his life. He was one of the founders of the town of Fairbanks, Florida, where at one time he owned and extensive orange grove; res. Dansville, N.Y. 4669. i. FANNIE L., b. Feb. 1, 1855; m. June 9, 1879, Edward F. GORTON; res. s. p. Lake Forrest, Ill. Attorney at law, 107 Dearborn Street, Chicago, Ill. He was b. Ashtabula, O., May 6, 1854. He was brought up in Rochester, N.Y., where he attended the public schools, and graduated at Wilson's private school. In 1871 he went to Columbus, where he remained until 1883, when he went to Chicago. He studied law at the Union College of Law, and was graduated with honors in June, 1876, and was at once admitted to the bar and began practice. He is an able and successful advocate and counselor. 4670. ii. GEORGE WILLIAM, b. Nov. 19, 1865; unm.; res. Dansville, N.Y. He is a native of Dansville, and is the proprietor of one of the most extensive nurseries in the state. 2349. Squire EDWIN HERBERT WHITNEY (Jonathan, Timothy, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Cayuga, N.Y., Oct. 7, 1806; m. May 29, 1850, Jane HORTON, b. Jan. 20, 1826; d. Feb., 1858; m. 2d, May 18, 1859, Eliza J. KYLE, b. Oct. 15, 1818; d. Feb. 5, 1890. He was the eldest son of Dr. Jonathan WHITNEY, of Cayuga. Possessed of a most genial temperament, which attached to him all who were brought within his influence, active in business, and with a capacity to take a prominent place in any of the growing cities of New York, he was nevertheless content to pass a long life of humble usefulness in the village of his birth, enjoying the independence of such posi- tion and happy in the opportunities which it afforded. Through most of his mature life he was a justice of the peace of his town, the counselor and advisor of the com- munity in matter of business, and the kind friend to whom all looked for sympathy and assistance in time of affliction or pecuniary disaster. In his temperance, cheer- fulness, industry and benevolence he blessed his own life and the lives of all about him. Few men in Cayuga Co. were so well known as he. A Rochester paper in a lengthy obituary says: "It is doubtful if there survives him any one born within the country who has attained a more advanced age and certainly no one more respected through a long life in the community in which he lived." He d. Mar., 1891; res. Rochester, N.Y. 4671. i. MARY H., b. July 23, 1851; d. Jan. 19, 1870. 4672. ii. CLARA L., b. Sept. 23, 1854; m. May 2, 1878, James R. MERCEREAU; res. 18 Boardman Ave., Rochester, N.Y. Ch.: Eliza May, b. Sept. 20, 1881; d. Sept. 30, 1881; Edwin H., b. Jan. 4, 1883; d. June 21, 1884; Ruth Clara, b. Feb. 20, 1892. 4673. iii. LILLY POMROY, b. Nov. 5, 1857; d. Sept 15, 1858. 2353. GEORGE SHALER WHITNEY (Jonathan, Timothy, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Cayuga, N.Y., Feb. 25, 1810; m. Elcie Kellogg; b. -----; d. -----; m. 2d, Feb. 24, 1870, Mrs. Rhoda BOND; b. Mar. 24, 1829. She res. Norwich, Conn. He d. Oct. 31, 1884; res. Corning, Ia., s.p. 2358. ERASTUS MARVIN WHITNEY (Jonas, Timothy, Jonas, Moses, Richard, John), b. Otis, Mass., July 28, 1797; m. there Mrs. Mary E. (JACKSON) DAVIDSON; b. Apr. 5, 1797; d. Oct. 17, 1876. He was a blacksmith. He d. May 17, 1869; res. Otis, Mass. 4674. i. LEVERET, b. Sept. 28, 1824; d. July 26, 1826. 4675. ii. MARY ELMIRA, b. Apr. 28, 1828; m. Sept. 2, 1853, Elisha BROWN; b. Oct. 27, 1816; res. Blandford, Mass. 4676. iii. HARRIETT AMELIA, b. June 26, 1831; m. May 8, 1851, Lorenzo D. LOVELAND; b. Sept. 9, 1818. He is a farmer in Otis, Mass. Ch.: Mary A., b. Mar. 15, 1852; John Lewis, b. Mar. 18, 1873. 4677. iv. CHARLOTTE JACKSON, b. Oct. 22, 1833; m. May 8, 1851, William H. HAWLEY; b. June 24, 1828; res. Sandisfield, Mass. He is a farmer. Ch.: Flora Elizabeth, b. Mar. 13, 1858; m. June 25, 1883, Martin Luther BUTLER; he d. Sept. 20, 1885; she m. again, Apr.
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