Family:Whitney, Austin Dewitt (1847-1893)

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Rev. Austin Dewitt8 Witney (David7, Thomas6, Benjamin5, Joseph4, Joseph3, Jonathan2, John1), son of David7 and Maria (Smith) Whitney, was born 17 Jan 1847, Washington, VT, and died after 1893.

He married, 24 Oct 1877, Mary Etta Lynch. She was born 1850, PA, and died after 1893.

Austin D. Whitney was born in Washington, VT, 17 Jan 1847. Went to Wisconsin when but four years of age. His first recollections of Wisconsin are playing along the streams near Ft. Atkinson with cousins--members of Captain Whitney's family--feeding fish as they sprang from the clear brooks to catch the bits of bread thrown by childish hands. Having a bilious temperament malaria soon produced fever and ague. The remedy often being packed in a cold wet sheet, afterward the inevitable cholagogue. The first ten years were spent in the common schools where the writer mastered the common branches and was honored with a certificate entitling him to teach in Jefferson County. He spent some time in the State Normal school at Whitewater, WI. He taught six terms of school. In 1864 he enlisted in the 40th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry and served four months, came home with the sick of his regiment and was honorably discharged at Madison, WI. Was converted in Jun 1867, and soon after entered the ministry of the United Brethren church. He has served his conference in the relation of presiding elder seven years. Has been three times elected as delegate to the general conference of his church, and two years held the position of conference evangelist. Is treasurer of the missionsary society and always identified with the educational interests of the church; resided Burr, WI.

Children of Austin Dewitt8 and Mary Etta (Lynch) Whitney:

i. Grace9 Whitney, b. 20 Jan 1881.
ii. Estelle Whitney, b. 10 Feb 1887; d. 23 Feb 1887.
iii. Dore Whitney, b. 21 Jun 1889; d. 12 Jul 1889.
iv. Beryl Whitney, b. 16 Nov 1893.

Census

Anst WHITTNEY 34 Self M M W VT Minister VT VT Mary WHITTNEY 29 Wife F M W WI Keeping House PA PA

123 134 Reynolds, John P. Head W M May 1829 70 mar 33 Maryland Virginia Virginia N.G., Owns Free House -----, Anna M. Wife W F Nov 1840 59 mar 33 2ch 1liv Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Whitney, Grace Brdr W F Jan 1881 19 sgl Wisconsin Vermont Wisconsin Student

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