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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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WHITNEY GENEALOGY. 441

3865. HOLLIS WHITNEY (Guilford, Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Dec. 30, 1793; m. 1816; Charlotte WALLIS; m. 2d, 1836, Sarah BURNETT; res. Strongsville, O., and Kenosha, Wis. 7103. i. PHEBE, b. -----; m. ----- BELL; res. Kenosha. 7104. ii. PAMELIA, -----; m. Roswell OTIS; res. K. 7105. iii. CHARLOTTE, b. -----; m. ----- WEBSTER; res. Buffalo, N.Y. 3870. FLAVEL WHITNEY (Guilford, Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Sept. 30, 1804; m. 1828, Clarinda TUTTLE; d. 1830; m. 2d, 1830 Electa HERVEY; d. 1831; m. 3d, Nov. 1832, Amelia ALLEN, d. Aug. 2, 1847; m. 4th, 1849, Mrs. Catherine Amanda BARNES; res. Strongsville, O. He d. -----. 7106. i. WATSON H., b. Oct. 6, 1833. 7107. ii. JOHN F., Feb. 1, 1839. 7108. iii. HENRY M., b. Dec. 2, 1835. 7109. iv. ELECTA, b. July 3, 1841. 3871. JUBEL WHITNEY (Guilford, Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Aug. 6, 1806; m. Sept. 6, 1832, Abigail GILBERT; b. Oct. 25, 1798; res. Strongs- ville, O. 7110. i. JUBEL, b. Apr. 24, 1837; d. July 28, 1837. 3875. NEWEL KIMBALL WHITNEY (Samuel, Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathan- iel, John, John), b. Marlborough, Vt., Feb. 5, 1795; m. Kirtland, O., Oct. 20, 1822, Elizabeth Ann SMITH; b. Dec. 26, 1800; d. Feb. 15, 1882; m. 2d, Feb. 14, 1845, Emme- line B. WOODWARD; m. 3d, Feb. 8, 1846, Anna HOUSTON; b. in Jackson, O., May 8, 1821; d. Sept. 23, 1848. Emmeline m. 2d, Oct. 10, 1852, Daniel H. WELLS. Newel Kimball WHITNEY, son of Samuel and Susanna Kimball WHITNEY, was born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vt., on Feb. 5, 1795. The time of his removal from his native town and state is uncertain. In the year 1804, when Newel was an urchin of nine, his father's family resided at Fairfield, N.Y. They continued to dwell in that state, though not in the same place, for many years. Newel left home at an early day, and went out into the world to seek his fortune. Possessed of energy busi- ness tact, and strict honesty of heart and purpose, he was not long in quest of employment before finding it. At nineteen he was a sutler, or merchant in a small way, at the historic village of Plattsburg, on the west shore of Lake Champlain. Here occurred during the war of 1812, the battle of Plattsburg and the naval battle of Champlain, in both of which the British were defeated. Newel took part in the engagement on land, Sept. 11, 1814, defending his country against the foreign invader. Having lost all or most of his property by the war, he next established himself as an Indian trader at Green Bay, Lake Michigan. An incident occurred while there, which came near costing him his life. A drunken red-skin, incensed at the young trader's refusal to supply him with liquor, was pursuing him with knife or tomahawk in hand, when a young Indian girl named Modalena seized the irate savage and restrained him until his intended victim was well out of the way. The presence of the initial M. in the name of a daughter of Newel K. WHITNEY is thus explained, Pocahontas, whom in act she so much resembled, was not more revered by Capt. SMITH and his descendants than the dusky heroine Modalena by Newel K. WHITNEY and his posterity. Leaving Lake Michigan, he went to Painesville, O., where he fell in with a merchant named A.S. GILBERT, who employed him in his store and gave him a knowledge of book-keeping. We next hear of the prosperous firm of GILBERT & Whitney, at Kirtland, not far inland from Lake Erie. Here Newel married, Oct. 20, 1822, Elizabeth Ann SMITH, a young lady from Connecticut, who had come out west with a maiden aunt. Ohio, then a new state and its northern part almost a wilder- ness, was the "far west," at that time to the people of New England. In religion, the WHITNEYs were Reformed Baptists, or Campbellites, but in the fall of 1830 they joined the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called Mormons), which had been organized about six months previously in the state of New York, and was already sending its missionaries westward. Early in 1831 the church removed its headquarters to Kirtland, and in December following Newel K. WHITNEY became its second bishop. He was an excellent business man, and as the bishopric represents the temporal wing of Mormon church government, he was well adapted for the duties of his calling. He remained in Ohio, where his father and mother and other relatives joined him, until after the exodus of his people to Missouri, but in the fall of 1838 set out to rejoin them. Reaching St. Louis, he learned of their expulsion from Missouri, and so, having temporarily settled his family at Carrolton, Greene

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