Mailing List:2001-11-08 04, Re: John Whitney, by Larry Tracy

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From: "Larry Tracy" <tracycomm -at-> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] John Whitney Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 09:26:28 -0500 References: <v01540b00b80f31d01bff@[]> Hello Bill, Recently on research into N.B./N.S. The following facts through documents at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia in Halifax were found. The pre-Loyalist land petitions exist in an index, withoriginals not in existence. Neither are they available at PANB (Provincial Archives of New Brunswick), Fredricton, N.B. Horton Township Land Grants totaled, I believe, 100,000 acres and encompassed the areas now Kentville/wolfville in the Annapolis Valley, Kings County. Checking the Kings County deeds to determine the disposition of John Whitney's land in the Horton Township, only 4 Whitney names appear to have bought or sold land: Elisha, John, Nathan and Rachel. (Rachel may have an oconomastic relationship.) Only 1 land transfer between Whitneys' occured on September 12, 1776. Elizabeth Dodge of Kent (N.B.?), Samuel Whitney of Mechoias(Machias), A(nn) a Randal of Annapolis, Mary Whitney and Abagail Whitney of Horton sold their share of the late John Whitney's land to Elisha Whitney of Horton. Therefore, John Whitney of Horton died prior to September 12, 1776. It should be noted that Samuel Whitney of Machias was a "rebel" in the Revolution and a bit is written on him. Also, a John Whitney lived on the "road to Annapolis in 1819. Hope this may further your research. Regards, LarryTracy Jr. Kennebunkport, Maine ----- Original Message ----- From: "W. WHITNEY" <whitney -at-> To: <WHITNEY-L -at-> Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2001 1:57 PM Subject: [WHITNEY-L] John Whitney > I'm still trying to find the right JOHN WHITNEY. He was > a Planter (farmer) from Connecticut who emigrated to > Nova Scotia to occupy the lands left vacant by the > expulsion of the Acadians when they refused to sign > allegiance to Britain. He was in Horton, Nova Scotia > in 1760 and married to Desire Avery d/o Nathaniel > Avery and Rachel Yeomans. He had at least one son > named John. Desire was born in 1736 in Lyme, Conn.. > > I wonder if this was the John #14 in Phoenix who sold > all his properties and disappeared without any further > trace. > > Any help appreciated, > > Bill Whitney whitney -at- > >

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