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The Whitney Family of Connecticut

by S. Whitney Phoenix
(New York: 1878)

Transcribed by Robert L. Ward.

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Whitney Family.
650 V. William Onderdonk Wilson, b. at Hempstead Harbor, N. Y., 21 Oct. 1789; a merchant-tailor; moved from Troy, N. Y., to Cooperstown, N. Y., In March 1811; married, 31 Dec.1811, at Cooperstown, by Rev. Daniel Nash, Episcopal, to Aurelia Osborn, born at Vergennes, Vt., 31 Dec. 1793, dau. of Elnathan and Sarah (Jarvis) Osborn. They dwelt in Cooperstown, where he died, 22 Sept. 1866, and was buried in Lakewood Cemetery. "Possessing a real and generous sympathy with the poor and unfortunate; a keen sense of the humorous and pathetic; a fine appreciation of music and poetry, with a tendency to happy and harmless eccentricities, he was loved by his friends, honored and respected by all, and left an enviable reputation for uprightness and honesty." He was noticed in the History of Cooperstown, pp. 17, 122-3, as the captain of a volunteer company of sappers, miners, and excavators, whose performances added much to the amusement of those who gathered at Cooperstown, 26 Oct. 1825, to celebrate the opening of the Erie Canal. His wife, who was still living at Cooperstown in Feb. 1874, was immortalized in the same book, p. 198, as the "little black-eyed girl" whom J. Fenimore Cooper carried on his shoulder, about 100 rods, in his celebrated foot-race. 2242

651 VI. Nicholas Wilson, b. at Hempstead Harbor, N. Y., 16 Jan. 1792; a farmer; married, 2 Jan. 1813, at Mechanicsville, N. Y., Mary Bradshaw, born 8 Sept. 1793, dau. of George Bradshaw. They dwelt at Cohoes, N. Y., Otsego, N. Y., and, last, at Greenfield, Mich., where he died, 26 Feb. 1852. She died at Detroit, 14 Nov. 1873, and was buried there, as was her husband. He was a soldier in the war of 1812. 2246
652 VII. Hephzibah Wilson, b. in New York City, 11 Nov. 1794; married, 19 Jan. 1810, in Troy, N. Y, Henry EnEarl, a blacksmith, born at Dover, N. Y., 8 May 1786, son of Henry1 and Mary (Rowe) EnEarl, of Dover, N. Y., and afterward of Charlton, N. Y. They lived at Troy, N. Y., Cohoes, N. Y., and at Waterford Road, near Cohoes; where he died, 21 Aug. 1872, and was buried in Waterford Cemetery. She was living at Waterford Road, in Feb. 1874. 2257

Chil. of Henry and Ruth (St. John) Whitney. 157

653 I. Mary Whitney, b. at Ridgefield, Conn., 31 May 1795; married, 28 Nov. 1813, at Fairfield, Vt., by Ebenezer Phelps, J. P., to Harvey Bradley, a blacksmith, born in Ridgefield 14 Nov. 1788, son of Ezekiel and Martha (Wood) Bradley, of Fairfield. They dwelt in Fairfield till Feb. 2269
  1 It is said that Henry EnEarl, a Hessian soldier, deserted the British forces, joined the American army, and served through the Revolutionary War. Another account asserts that he fought under Washington at White Plains, was wounded there, and invalided in consequence.
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