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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. 383

until the breaking out of the war in 1861, when he entered the army as chaplain of the 21st Regiment, New York Volunteers, and remained faithful in this position until the expiration of the term of service, when, with his regiment, he came home. Soon after his return he was appointed presiding elder of the Buffalo district, on which he labored with earnest effort and untiring zeal for nearly four years. In the fall of 1869 he became one of the proprietors and editors of that paper, in which position he continued to work on with his usual devotion and promptness. Feeling that he must have rest, he disposed of his interest in the paper, and soon started on a trip to New York, for the benefit of his health, returning to Cowlesville, where he suddenly died. He was genial and hearty in his friendships, benevolent almost to a fault, always ready to go on calls to visit the sick and com- fort the dying. Unbending in his integrity, he lived to work for the church and humanity, and he died well. He d. in Buffalo, May 26, 1872. She d. Aug. 6, 1890. Ch.: Sarah Robie SNOW, b at Homer, N.Y., July 28, 1839; d. Sept. 26, 1878; m. to Dr. George B. SNOW, June 1868; no children; Francis Helen, b. Sept. 10, 1841, d. May 19, 1842; Francis Ellen, b. Aug. 22, 1843; d. Oct. 21, 1848; John E., b. Oct. 3, 1846; m. Mar. 17, 1894, Harriett L. LOVEJOY; b. Apr. 23, 1871. Is treasurer of the Buffalo Dental Mfg. Co.; s. p.; res. 587 Main St., Buffalo. N.Y. 5780. iii. ADALINE, b. Jan. 14, 1814; m. Rev. Daniel O'FARRELL. She d. in Winnebago, Ill., leaving three ch. 5781. iv. BENAJAH TICKNOR, b. Dec. 18, 1816; m. Sarah E. HATHAWAY. 5782. v. ALBERTUS B. F., b. July 11, 1820. he d. in Buffalo, N.Y.; has children living in California. Was interested in the manu- facture of dental goods. 5783. vi. ARAMINTA D., b. Dec. 30, 1819; m. Jan. 25, 1842, Judge Lucien B. PROCTOR; b. Mar. 6, 1819. He res. Albany, N.Y. She d. Jan 20, 1889, at Port Huron, Mich. She was educated at Homer Female Seminary, and was a woman of fine culture. Was a member of the Presbyterian church, and was respected by all who knew her. Ch.: Dr. Whitney C., b. at Port Byron, N. Y., Dec. 18, 1843. Dr. W. C. PROCTOR, a nephew and pupil of the late Dr. B. T. WHITNEY, has effected business relations with Dr. Charles A. HASTINGS, an eminent dentist of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dr. P. sailed for that cit in the steamship South America. He took with him letters from distinguished officials at Washington to our resident minister, our consul genera, and to Captain Roe, commanding the American squadron of Rio Janeiro. Dr. PROC- TOR, though a young man, has already gained a high position in his profession, and he carries with him the best wishes of a large circle of friends; d. at Gowanda, Cattaraugus Co., N.Y., April 27, 1892; Whitney C., Jr., Gowada, N.Y.; Gertrude Proctor CURRY, b. Dansville, Livingston Co., N.Y., July 24, 1850; m. Jan. 1, 1877, Rev. W. W. CURRY, a Pres. clergyman, b. Dec. 14, 1848; res. Canaan, Four Corners, N.Y.; s.p. 5784. vii. TRYPHENA COOLE, b. -----; d. ae. 8. 3086. CHRISTOPHER WHITNEY (Christopher, William, William, William, Joshua, John), b. Tinmouth, Vt., Nov. 12, 1782; m. Rhoda WILDER; d. Dec. 29, 1856. He had twelve children and at his death 100 grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was a teacher and farmer. He d. Oct. 19, 1864; res. Lock and Allegany, N.Y. 5785. i. JOHN TICKNOR, b. Mar. 14, 1830; m. Mandana McCLURE. 5786. ii. LYMAN, b. Oct. 6, 1806; m. Elizabeth WEATHERBY. 5787. iii. NOAH, b. Jan. 26, 1816; m. Clarissa McFADDEN. 5788. iv. RUFUS LEROY, b. Mar. 16, 1819; m. Maria Louise MOSES. 5789. v. OLIVE, b. Oct. 8, 1808; m. Archibald CASE; dau. Mrs. Sarah GROAT, Brush Creek, Ia. 5789 1/2. vi. ELIZA, b. Dec. 3, 1810; m. Wilber WARREN; dau. Mrs. Nellie PECK; res. Greenwood, Col.

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