Mailing List:2007-01-02 07, Re: WHITNEY Y-DNA, by Gerald A. 'Gerry' Eberwein

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From: "Gerry Eberwein" <NacoGerry -at-> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY] WHITNEY Y-DNA Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2007 19:12:18 -0700 In-Reply-To: <> In that era the huge Phelps - Gorham Purchase occurred and there were a lot of New England families that headed out to pioneer the wilderness. Although we can't imagine eastern New York State as a wilderness; west of the immediate Hudson River area was just that. Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo were not even imagined at that time. Also, the government reserved tons of land for revolutionary soldiers to claim. That, my friend is what persuaded many a family, kids and all to go west. Many Quaker families moved because being in places populated with fewer religions lessened the supposed 'bad' influences that attended the 'other' churches. Thus, the area became a haven for them and an attraction for the others seeking to flee the massive population crowding in on them. Are you familiar with the Finger Lakes Mail List here on Rootsweb? You may also find some answers there. Many of the FLakes may have a line on the info you are seeking. (FLakes is a term we lovingly use to refer to us, the subscribers on the FingerLAKES list.) And you may have solved the mystery of the "other" Whitney clan I keep running into in my research. What area of the Finger Lakes were they? Gerry Tracing Orson Burgess and Elizabeth O'Bolger, their lineage and posterity of the Finger Lakes Region in New York. BURGESS, FELTON, CHAFFEE, CLARK, MACK, METCALF, SLAYTON, TENNEY, WATKINS, WHITNEY; plus HUGHES, MCMAHON, MORRIS, O'BOLGER, TROY and several more. Gerald Eberwein PO Box 605 Naco AZ 85620-0605 (520) 432-1231 NacoGerry -at- -----Original Message----- From: whitney-bounces -at- -at- On Behalf Of Gerald E. Whitney Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 2:06 PM To: Whitney-L Subject: [WHITNEY] WHITNEY Y-DNA Hi WRG members and friends, I would like to thank Tim Doyle, Whitney Keene,Robert Ward, and all that entered their information. Leonard Albert Whitney, I thought I could help you and then you turned the tables and helped me. Thank You. I did not know my line at all, for the last 10 years, I was following the wrong line because I didn't have anything more to go on. Here is my new line to follow. My known line is myself Gerald E.(Jerry) Whitney12, Earl E.11, Herman G.10, Crosby9, George8, Crosby7 (my last documented) then info left by George was Reuben and Ruth(unk) from Maine. I'm now looking at Reuben6 (6 Nov 1762), Jacob Sgt5, Jonas4, Eleazar3, Thomas2, John1 .If Reuben is in Maine, where at? How would a 18 year old boy get to the Finger Lakes, New York to persuade a 18 year old Quaker girl(Mary Carman) to marry him? He only lived six more years(1828). Anyone wanting to comment, pro or con, please do so. Happy New Year, Gerald E.(Jerry) Whitney gwhitney -at- ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to WHITNEY-request -at- with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

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