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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. 449

1888; trustee Presbyterian church, 1883-1893; vice-president Champlain Valley Agricultural Society, Burlington, Vt., 1887- 1888-1889; original member 1887 Lake Champlain Yacht Club; member executive committee, 1887-1888-1889; member Benedict Club, Port Henry, N.Y.; member Babylon Club, Babylon, L.I.; member New York Society sons of the Revolution; member New York Society of Colonial Wars; member Iroquois lodge No. 715 F. & A. M., Essex, N.Y.; Cedar Point lodge No. 269, R. A. M., Port Henry, N.Y.; De Soto Commandery No. 49, K. F., Plattsburgh, N.Y.; Keeseville Lodge. No. 56, I.O.O.F.; Keeseville, N.Y. I am at present acting as assistant secretary of the Long Island Chautauqua Assembly Association which is located on the great South Beach at Point o' Woods, Suffolk, Co., L.I." 7185. iii. MARY, b. Jan. 14, 1843; m. 1863, Ira BIGELOW; res. Essex. He was b. Mar. 10, 1845. Ch.: Frank, b. Mar. 25, 1867; m. Jan. 21, 1890; res. Wadham's Mills. 7186. iv. LUNA, b. Oct. 26, 1843; m. 1865, George BURT; res. Minneapolis, 2229 Emerson Ave. 7187. v. EUNICE, b. Dec. 25, 1844; d. July, 1874. 7188. vi. HOMER A., b. Sept. 7, 1846; m. -----. 7189. vii. H. GENIO, b. June 25, 1847; m. Nettie E. BELLOWS. 3953. JAMES WHITNEY (Elijah, Lemuel, Joshua, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Springfield, Ct., July 1, 1823; m. Jan. 5, 1854, Martha DAMON; b. July 1, 1822. He differs from other farmers, who are worthy citizens and fairly good tillers of the soil, only in his enormous frame and his extraordinary knowledge of local history. He is childless, but ever since he has been a householder he has given a home to some boy who else would have had none outside the almshouse; res. Springfield, Vt., s.p. 3957. REV. JOSEPH C. WHITNEY (Joseph, Lemuel, Joshua, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Springfield, Vt., Apr. 14, 1818; m. July 10, 1849, at New York City, Eliza BAIRD; b. Dec. 11, 1826. He worked for his father until he was twenty years of age, then he devoted his time to obtaining an education. He went to Oberlin college in 1840, graduated 1845; 1847 went to Union Theological seminary, New York, and graduated in 1849. In June, 1849, he was licensed to preach by the 4th Presbytery, New York. He was married to Miss Eliza BAIRD and removed to Minnesota, and in May, 1850, he was ordained to the gospel ministry by the Presbytery of Galena, Ill. He settled at Still- water in 1849 and organized the First Presbyterian church, Stillwater, Minn., Decem- ber, 1849. He removed to Minneapolis, September, 1853, and took charge of the First Presbyterian church of Minneapolis during 1859, 1860 and 1861. He was at Forest City, Minn., and in August, 1862, re-enlisted in the army and became captain of Co. D, 6th Regt., Minnesota Vol. He was in the campaign of 1862-63 against the Indians of Minnesota under Gen. SIBLEY, and was in all the engagements of those two years against the Indians. In 1864 the regiment went south, located at Helena, Ark., and in the fall and winter were quartered at St. Louis. Then went south to New Orleans at the battle of Blukeley, near Mobile, and up to Montgomery, was promoted to Capt. A. Q. M., May, 1865. Since the war he has resided at Minne- apolis engaged in educational and church extension and being active in any line of business; res. Minneapolis, Minn. 7190. i. WINONA P.O., b. Apr. 30, 1850; res. M. 7191. ii. OLIVER B., b. July 23, 1853; m. Pauline A. HYLAND. 7192. iii. ELIZABETH B., b. Apr. 19, 1857; m. Apr. 19, 1883, John K. DOOLIT- TLE. Ch.: Helen E., b. Mar. 7, 1884; d. Dec. 23, 1888; Mar- guerite B., b. June 7, 1888; William K., b. July 17, 1890; res. M. 7193. iv. EDWARD D . N., b. July 15, 1859. 7194. v. JOSEPH H., b. Oct. 4, 1862. 7195. vi. WILLIAM A., b. Apr. 21, 1869; d. July 15, 1871. 3959. LEMUEL GRIFFITH WHITNEY (Joseph, Lemuel, Joshua, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. Springfield, Vt., Dec. 10, 1812; m. Dec. 10, 1834 at St. Armands, P. Q., Catherine Elizabeth CONROW; b. Jan. 22, 1815; d. Apr. 1, 1890. He d. Aug. 14, 1859; res. P. Q., and Moores, N.Y.

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