Archive:The Descendants of John Whitney, page 443

From WRG
Jump to: navigation, search

Archives > Extracts > Archive:The Descendants of John Whitney > The Descendants of John Whitney, page 443

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.


Previous page Next page
WHITNEY GENEALOGY. 443

June 1, 1878; Eugene S., b. Sept. 14, 1882; Edward Brenton Main, b. June 19, 1885; address of all, Salt Lake City, Utah. 7123. xiii. MELVINA CAROLINE, b. Aug. 18, 1850; m. Nov. 7, 1874, William W. WOODS; res. Osborn, Idaho; b. Jan. 24, 1841, lawyer; res. Wallace, Idaho. Ch.: Daisie D., b. June 5, 1868; Verona M., b. Dec. 11, 1869; m. Apr. 30, 1889, B. Nugent HILLARD; res. Murray Idaho. Ch.: Helen Louise, b. Jan. 16, 1890; d. Mar. 14, 1891; Leslie A., b. Apr. 30, 1872; d. July 23, 1882; Winnifred I., b. Oct. 16, 1875; d. Dec. 28, 1879; Percival, b. Apr. 23, 1878; d. Oct. 20, 1887. 7124. xiv. HORACE KIMBALL, b. July 25, 1823; m. Helen Mar KIMBALL, Lucy BLOXAM and Mary CRAVATH. 3889. MARTIN WHITNEY (Simci, Samuel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Aug. 16, 1810; m. Apr. 3, 1833, Electa BUEL; dau. of Daniel, of Wilmington; Res. Cambridgeport, Mass. 7125. i. FRANCES ELLEN, b. -----; m. Charles M. STRATTON; res. C. 7126. ii. SARAH MARIA, b. Jan. 18, 1842. 3897. LYMAN HUBBARD WHITNEY (Solomon, Nathaniel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. July 2, 1814; m. Emeline GOODNOW, dau. of Major William; b. Jan. 17, 1815. He d. Feb. 2, 1883; res. Whitingham, Vt. 7127. i. ALBERT W., b. -----; d. -----. 7128. ii. LUCY L., b. -----; d. -----. 3903. SOLOMON WHITNEY (Solomon, Nathaniel, Samuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Marlboro, Vt., Mar. 10, 1832; m. at Little Compton, R.I., Apr. 4, 1852, Sarah CHASE; b. May 7, 1829; d. Jan. 17, 1879; m. 2d, Jan. 21, 1880, Lucy J. (CROSBY) COZARD. Solomon WHITNEY, Jr., was born in Vermont, March 10, 1832. Attended the district school about 6 months in the year, 3 months summer and 3 months win- ter. When 15 years old, owing to financial embarrassment, his father gave him his time; worked that summer for neighboring farmers for $15 per month; in the fall attended the Whitingham academy 3 months. In the winter taught a large and successful school in the town of Wilmington Vt. In spring attended a sugar bush in company with a friend, where they made 1,200 lbs. of sugar. Worked on a farm through the summer again, and in the fall went to Rhode Island and attended Provi- dence Conference seminary at East Greenwich. Next winter taught school again at Sencomet Point in Little Compton, R. I. Attended 3 terms at the P. C. S. at East Greenwich. Taught school again at Westport Harbor, Mass., at Tiverton, R. I., until he was 20 years old, when he married Sarah CHASE, daughter of Thomas CHASE of Little Compton. Moved with his wife back to the home in Whitingham, bought a half interest in the home farm, but after a trial of 3 months found that the partnership with his half brother, Lyman, was not flattering in any particular, he sold back his interest in his home and again moved to R.I. In the following year he taught school at Dartmouth, Mass. The winter following he taught at Tiverton, Mass., with his usual grand success. In the spring of 1854 rented a large farm in Little Compton, R.I., and went into the dairy business, and followed this business with but fair success until the fall of 1861, when he determined to en- list in the Union army, and went to Providence, R.I., first, and then to Washington, D.C. Visted all the camps in and around Washington; staid till McClellan started with his 200,000 for Richmond. Accompanied general U.S. regulars as far as Fair- fax Court House, when an order was received to return to Alexandria where sick- ness compelled him to leave the army and return home. The next 2 years were spent for the recuperation of his health on the waters of the ocean and bay in the seine fishery business, teaching winters; then farmed with not very flattering re- sults till the spring of 1866, when he moved with his family of wife and 6 children to Kansas and engaged to travel for the firm of ANDREWS & LAMB, school furnishers, of Leavenworth; visted every county that then had a county superintendent of public instruction, delivering MITCHELL's outline maps according to act of Legislature. Followed this till fall, when he engaged a school at Louisville, Pottawatomie Co., for the winter. In spring of 1867 rented a farm in Manhattan, Riley Co., Kan., for 3 years and commenced the producer's life anew. In the fall of 1869 went to work for the M., K., & G. R. R. Co. in their land department to assist in surveying and appraising their 3,000,000-acre land grant, which work he accomplished to the entire satisfaction of

Previous page Next page

Copyright © 1999, 2006 The Whitney Research Group

Personal tools