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From: Colleen Knights <knights -at-> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Daniel WHITNEY b. Gilsum NH Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2000 17:06:58 -0600 Can anyone provide further information about parents, etc. of Samuel and Joshua Whitney below? >From "Commemorative Bigraphical Record of the Fox River Valley, Counties of Brown, Outagamie, and Winnebago" (Wisconsin) p. 83 "Daniel Whitney....founder of Green Bay.... Mr. Whitney was born September 3, 1795, in Gilsum, N. H., a son of Samuel and Mary Whitney, the former of whom was a native of Massachusetts, born August 5, 1758, in Newton, whence in an early day he removed to New Hampshire, becoming a very prominent man in the town of Gilsum, that State. He there married Miss Mary Whitney, daughter of Capt. Joshua Whitney, a prominent citizen of Worcester, Mass., and captain of a volunteer company raised there, serving throughout the Revolutionary war. Samuel Whitney, father of our subject, was a soldier in that struggle, a member of Capt. Flagg's company of "Minute Men." His son Daniel, of whom this sketch pertains, was reared in New Hampshire, and received his education in part a tthe schools of the neighborhood of his home, in part in Boston, Mass. In 1816 he paid his first visit to Green Bay, to "spy the land," and returning east again in 1819 came here to make his permanent home in the new country, being twenty-four years old at the time. Here he established himself in mercantile busness near Camp Smith, two and one half miles above the present site of Green Bay, where the village then was; and this was the starting point of all his subsequent numerous enterprises." Further info from this article: He (Daniel) m. at Middlebury, Vt., September 1, 1826 to Miss Emmeline Henshaw, a native of that place, b. July 21, 1803, d. of Daniel and Sarah (Prentis) Henshaw, natives of Connecticut. She d. October 25, 1890 at Green Bay. Seven children: 1. Daniel Henshaw b. Shantytown, WI June 7, 1827 m. Mar. 10 1863 to Miss Rosena Bader d. 17 Nov 1866 Menasha, WI 2. Joshua 3. William Beaumont b. Navarino, 4 Apr 1832 m. Piqua Ohio to Laura Margaret Clewell who d. May 4, 1884. 4. Charles Richards b. 27 Sep 1837 5. John Prentis Kane b. 10 Nov 1840, d. 30 Oct 1841 6. Harriet Hayward, b. 18 Oct 1842 7. Henry Clay b. 12 Apr 1847, d. 28 Sep 1847

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