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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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Sixth Generation.
1521 VIII. John Wiley Whitney, b. at Fishkill, N. Y., 2 July 1814; a carriage-maker; married at Albany, N. Y., 10 Nov. 1835, Eliza Grimwood, of Albany, born in Suffolk, England, dau. of Isaac and Susanna (Cooper) Grimwood. He settled in Poughkeepsie; and, in 1849, went to California, where he resided, for several years, in San Juan, and was a justice of the peace, or alcalde, and postmaster. He was living at Stockton, Cal., in 1874. 4973
1522 IX. Francis Rowland Whitney, born at Fishkill Plains, N. Y., 2 March 1816. He went to New York, 20 Nov. 1835, and sailed for Texas, in the brig Mattawamkeag, with a company of volunteers for the Texan army. They were captured as pirates by a British war-vessel, and taken to Nassau, New Providence; but, after considerable detention, were released, and reached Texas in the Spring, in season to assist in the defeat of Santa Anna at San Jacinto. After a life of adventure and vicissitude in Texas, he returned, in May 1845, to Poughkeepsie, N. Y., where he was married, 2 Nov. 1845, in Washington Street, by Rev. Charles Van Loon, Baptist, to Mary Ann Robinson, of Poughkeepsie, born at Hyde Park, N. Y., 2 Oct. 1826, dau. of William and Letitia Ann (Mott) Robinson. He remained in Poughkeepsie, working at his trade of carriage and house painter, till Ap. 1851, when he removed to Mayfield, N. Y., and still resides there. In 1862 he joined the 10th N. Y. Cavalry, and served till 28 Dec. 1863, when his health became so much impaired as to necessitate his discharge. 4978

Chil. of John and Phebe (Whitney) Travis. 411

1523 I. Pamelia Travis, b. in Yorktown, N. Y., 8 Jan. 1798; married in 1818, at Yorktown, Henry Hallock, a carpenter, of New York City; died in New York, and was buried in Yorktown. 4991
1524 II. Joseph Travis, b. in Yorktown, N. Y., 13 June 1801; a carpenter; married, 17 Nov. 1824, at her father's house in Yorktown, Abigail Tompkins, who was born in Yorktown, 8 Dec. 1801, dau. of William and Lydia (Lane) Tompkins. They settled in New York City; and, in 1831, moved to Yorktown, and thence to Peekskill, N. Y., where she died, 16 Nov. 1859. He died, 27 June 1864, at the homestead, in Yorktown, and was buried near his wife, in the burial-ground of the Baptist Church, four miles south of Crompond Village. 4998
1525 III. Susanna Travis, b. in Yorktown, N. Y., 7 Ap. 1804; married in New York City, Frederick Conegeser, a carpenter, of that city; and was living in Jane Street, New York, in Nov. 1874, a widow. 5003
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