Mailing List:2004-04-12 02, Re: Capt Asa Whitney, by Ron Kyser

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Mailing List Archives > 2004-04-12 02, Re: Capt Asa Whitney, by Ron Kyser

From: R R Kyser <sorryken -at- att.net> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Capt Asa Whitney Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 01:26:26 -0500 In-Reply-To: <1db.1eb08879.2dab7a06@aol.com> This Asa is (if this line is correct) first cousin once removed to the Asa who pitched his early vision of a transcontinental railroad to Congress: <a href="http://www.whitneygen.org/archives/biography/asa2.html">http://www.whitneygen.org/archives/biography/asa2.html</a> Neither of these Asas is to be confused with the railroad wheel manufacturer who descends from Jonathan rather than Joshua: <a href="http://www.whitneygen.org/archives/biography/asa1.html">http://www.whitneygen.org/archives/biography/asa1.html</a> Cheers, and a happy Easter Monday, Ron Kyser On Sunday, April 11, 2004, at 11:50 PM, ALLAGREEN -at- aol.com wrote: > Asa6 Whitney, m. Betsy Childs > Joshua5 Whitney, m. Ann Ashley > Joshua4 Whitney, m. Amy Blodgett > William3 Whitney, m. Lydia Perham > Joshua2 Whitney, m. Abigail Tarbell > John1 Whitney, m. Elinor ________ > > Since this puts Asa in the 6th Generation, I thought to check Robert > Ward's > 6-gen study of the family, which I printed out long ago. However, he > shows a > different wife for Joshua5, and no further descent. It is, of course, > possible > that Ann Ashley was a second wife, but the lack of documented sources > in the > big database (beyond the e-mail reference, which isn't helpful about > data > sources) there is no way to tell with the resources at hand.


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