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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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nection with his commission (grain) business, and finding there was money in it built a line of boats and gave his whole attention to buying the grain of the Scioto valley and shipping it, until the building of the railroad. Corrupt legislation against keeping up the canal, and ill health ruined his fortunes. He was no politician and never sought office, but filled a few unremunerative city offices to oblige his fellow citizens. In party he was a Whig until after the war, when he voted Repub- lican. In religion he was an Episcopalian. All his life was given to the service of his family, and a long invalidism was borne with patience and gentleness. His purity of life always was a most remarkable part of his character. A filthy jest, slang, or profanity or rough manners were his abhorrence. His creed was "to live and let live;" not meaning by that self-indulgence, but a belief in making use of the good things of this life, but at the same time giving everybody else a chance, even if one must forego some advantage to do it. He never resided anywhere but Ports., O., after going there with his father in 1821. He d. Feb. 5, 1889; res. Portsmouth, O., 429 Waller St. 8599. v. ISABELLA OLIVE, b. July 4, 1851; res. at home unm. 8600. vi. MARY JANE, b. July 23, 1853; m. Aug. 30, 1876, Charles Edwin JEWELL, b. Apr. 14, 1851; d. June 14, 1889. Ch.: Elsie H., b. Sept. 4, 1877; Charles G., b. June 28, 1880; Susie M., b. Dec. 18, 1883; d. June 12, 1884; Tom WHITNEY, b. June 14, 1889. WHITNEY genealogy of Elsie HOWARD, Charles GORDON and Tom Whit- ney JEWELL through their father, Charles Edwin JEWELL, as shown by "Jewell Register" and book of Wm. L. WHITNEY, of Potts- ville, Pa. Richard WHITNEY, son of John and Elenor WHITNEY, of Watertown, Mass., b. England, 1626; had Moses, by wife Martha COLDAM, b. Watertown, Aug. 1, 1655. Moses m. Stow, Mass., Sarah KNIGHT; had among other children Abraham, b. May 29, 1692. Abraham had daughter Mary who m. Silas JEWELL Jr., Nov. 22, 1748; had among other children Silas C., b. Sept. 9, 1751; d. Marlboro, Mass.; m. Abagail GARFIELD; had Lewis, b. Apr. 11, 1781; m. 1st Lucy GOODWIN, 1810; had Silas T., b. May 23, 1812; Silas T. resided Harmar, O.; had by his 2d wife Harriet HOWARD, Chas. EDWIN, who m. Mary Jane WHITNEY, Ports., O. 8601. i. RULUFF, b. Aug. 26, 1837; m. Ellen M. CASSIDAY and Mary Louis ADAMS. 8602. ii. SUSANNAH, b. Sept. 5, 1840; m. July 31, 1887, John S. WOMBLE, b. N. Carolina, May 4, 1841; res. s. p., Oviede, Orange Co., Fla. 8603. iii. WM. FLEMING, b. Nov. 2, 1843; m. Lizzie M. JONES. 8604. iv. JAMES, b. Apr. 23, 1847; d. Apr. 25, 1847. 8605. vii. ELSIE G., b. June 6, 1858. 8606. viii. MARTHA W., b. Jan. 18, 1860; d. July 18, 1862. 8607. ix. TERESA, b. May 3, 1863; m. Nov. 25, 1886, at Des Moines, Ia., Allan C. MCARTHUR, b. Mar. 4, 1854; res. Circleville, O. Ch.: Dorothy, b. Nov. 18, 1887. 5771. JOHN WHITNEY (Ruluff, Christopher, William, William, William, Joshua, John), b. Solon, N. Y., Aug. 15, 1801; m. Parnell FITCH, dau. of Elias and Rachel, b. Salisbury, Conn., June 29, 1812; d. s. p., Aug. 11, 1839; m. 2d Mrs. Arenia (Fleming) KELLEY, b. Ky., June 14, 1814. He d. Dec. 25, 1854; res. Portsmouth, O. 8608. i. JOHN NESBIT, b. Mar. 7, 1845; d. unm. July 2, 1884. 8609. ii. JAMES G., b. Apr. 22, 1847; m. Linda Della CARR. 5781. DR. BENAJAH TICKNOR WHITNEY (Billa, Christopher, William, William, William, Joshua, John), b. Tompkins Co., N. Y., Dec. 18, 1813; m. 1840, Sarah E. HATHAWAY, d. in 1872. Benajah T. WHITNEY was born in Tompkins County, N. Y., Dec. 18, 1813. At the age of twenty-four he commenced the study of medicine with a Dr. PERRY, nephew of Commodore PERRY, of Cumberland, in the state of Maryland; but com- pleted the required time of pupilage with Drs. GOODYEAR and HYDE, in Cortland village, in New York, and received the degree of doctor of medicine from the Fair- field Medical college in the spring of 1840. While in attendance upon the lecture course at Fairfield, a Dr. MCNAUGHTON, then of Saratoga, was practicing and giving instructions at that place, in the art of dentistry, and thinking better to qualify him- self for the general practice of medicine, Dr. WHITNEY availed himself of the instruc-
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