Mailing List:2002-08-30 01, re: Ruluff-- anno nuptiarum Whitneyorum, by Ron Kyser

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From: R R Kyser <sorryken -at- att.net> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] re: Ruluff-- anno nuptiarum Whitneyorum Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 00:07:51 -0500 The "Ruluf" in Laura's citation from the Fitch genealogy: [1: 405 Whitney, John, b. 15 Aug. 1801, Salem, N.Y., s. Ens Ruluf & Susanna (Glenny) Whitney] is Ruluff-7, Christopher-6, William-5, William-4, William-3, Joshua-2, John-1 (#3083, p. 380 in Pierce; Pierce leaves out a William on p. 212). Pierce notes that Ruluff and Susanna's is the first wedding recorded in Virgil, N.Y. It certainly made an impression on the locals, according to the county history: The first marriage occured in 1800.  The parties were Ruluff Whitney, of Dryden, and Susan Glenny, of Virgil. The event was regarded with more than usual interest, and formed an era, or starting point, from which future events were to be dated. And it is worthy of remark, that when we were collecting our historical materials, we frequently met with individuals, who, when interrogated with reference to certain points, would immediately refer to the marriage of Miss Glenny in 1800, and then figure backward or forward, as the case might be, and thus arrive at what they concluded to be positive periods of time, or certain points of fact. p. 191, Pioneer History of Cortland County --H.C. Goodwin, N.Y.: 1859, A.B. Burdick Cheers, Ron Kyser


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