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Date: Sat, 01 Nov 1997 00:25:35 -0600 To: Whitney Discussion Group <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com> From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com>

Subject: WHITNEY: Listings in Woodard Genealogy

All of the following WHITNEY entries are from:

  Harold Edward Woodward, Some Descendants of Nathaniel Woodward who
  came from England to Boston about 1630 (Boston: New England Historic
  Genealogical Society, 1984)


p. 58

[Children of David Woodward and Deidamia Hare]

vii.Emmeline Blanche, b. 29 Feb. 1828; m. (1) 29 July

   1843 James Harvey Harris; Harris deserted her and
   she m. (2) 1844 as a plural wife Mormon Bishop
   Newel K. Whitney, who d. 1850; m. (3) 10 Oct. 1852
   as a plural wife Daniel Hanmer Wells. Wells was a
   general in the Mormon "Nauvoo Legion," a close
   friend of Brigham Young, and a high officer in the
   Mormon church. Emmeline was a leader of Mormon
   women and Utah feminist. She joined the Mormon
   exodus from Nauvoo, Il. to the Salt Lake Valley
   early in 1846. See her biography in NotabIe
   American Women, vol. III, pp. 561-563. Ch.
   (surname Harris): 1. Eugene Henry, b. 1844;
   (surname Whitney) 2. Isabel Modelena, b. 1848; 3.
   Melvina Caroline, b. 1850; (surname Wells): 4.
   Emmeline, b. 1853; 5. Elizabeth Ann, b. 1359; 6.
   Louisa Martha, b. 1862.


p. 138

[Children of John Woodward and Mary Hodgkins]

ix.Bethia, twin, b. 17 May 1787; d. at Lisbon, 3 Nov.
   1864; m. at Lisbon in 1807 Benjamin Whitney, b. 29
   Nov. 1776, d. 14 Nov. 1853, son of Abraham and
   Aphia (Coombs) Whitney of Lisbon. Ch. (surname
   Whitney): 1. Jane, b. 25 Oct. 1808, m. 9 Dec. 1830
   Rutus Soule; 2. Priscilla Woodbury, b. 22 Dec. 1810,
   m. 25 Nov. 1829 Jeremiah Gould; 3. Melvin Storr, b.
   9 Oct. 1812, m. in 1834 Sarah Langley; 4. Peleg
   Tallman, b. 12 Nov. 1814, m. (1) 2 Oct. 1838 Mary E.
   Varney, m. (2) 25 Jan. 1860 Louisa V. McLachlan; 5
   Joseph Davis, b. 9 March 1817, m. (1) 1843 Lorada
   Harwood Whitney, m. (2) 14 March 1850 Ann Sarah
   Whitney, m. (3) 21 Jan. 1858 Margaret Masterson; 6.
   Bianca, b. 22 Jan. 1819, m. 1844 John H. Whitten of
   Orono, Maine; 7. Hezekiah Whittemore, b. 22 Jan.
   1821, m. (1) 1848 Emeline Chandler, m. (2) 29 April
   1851 Harriet M. Treat; 8. Stephen Gould, b. 2 Feb.
   1823, d. 11 Sept. 1838; 9. Caroline Godfrey, b. 9
   Aug. 1825, d. 2 Oct. 1834; 10. Octavia, b. 9 Feb.
   1827, m. 31 Dec. 1848 Albert C. Neal; 11. Charles,
   b. Aug. 1831. d. 21 Apri1 1832.


p. 152-3

   36. WILLIAM WOODARD (John, James, Robert), born at Lisbon, Maine,
   15 Aug. 1789; died at Lewiston, Maine, 28 January 1880. He
   married first at Lisbon Falls, 1 January 1812 SARAH WHITNEY, born
   22 February 1792, died 20 February 1845, daughter of Abraham and
   Aphia (Coombs) Whitney. He married second 19 October 1845 BETSY
   CLOUGH, died 18 September 1873, daughter of Jeremiah and
   Mehitable (Strang) Clough of Lewiston.
   William Woodard was a farmer at Lisbon until 1834 when he
   moved to Lewiston. In the War of 1812 he served as a sergeart
   He was selectman in Lisbon and a justice of the peace in Lisbon
   and Lewiston. For sixty-five years he was a member of the
   Freewill Baptist Church. He was an anti-slavery advocate.
   Children by first marriage, born at Lisbon:

56. i. Moses, b. 22 Oct. 1812. 57. ii. Nathan Coombs, b. 17 Aug. 1814. 58. ii. Abram Whitney, b. 4 Feb. 1817.

    iv. Harriet Whittemore, b. 1 March 1819; d. at Lewiston 23
        Feb. 1843; m. 4 June 1840 Hosea Fuller, d. at Lewis-
        ton, 1880, son of David and Sally (Garcelon) Fuller.
        No issue. He m.(2) in 1848 Rebecca Gowel1.
     v. Jane Smullen, b. 2 Dec. 1820; d. at Lewiston, 10 July
        1896; m. at Lewiston, 28 Jan. 1841 Joseph S.
        Garcelon, d. 8 Oct. 1897, son of Samuel and Hannah
        (Robinson) Garcelon. Ch. (surname Garcelon): 1.
        Harriet Fuller, b. 22 Oct. 1841, m. 13 Jan. 1864
        Leonard C. Judkins from whom she was later divorced,
        2 eh.; 2. Fred Woodard, b. 6 Sept. 1846, d. 23 June
        1850; 3. William, b. 7 Oct. 1851, d. 23 Oct. 1851;
        4. Abram, b. 25 Dec. 1854, m. at Lewiston, 1 June
        1879 Abbie 1. Gowen, 2 ch.; 5. Samuel Dyer, b. 21
        July 1858, unm.
    vi. Marcia Ann, b. 6 May 1824; d. at New Orleans, La., in
        childbirth, 11 Jan. 1852; m. 5 Sept. 1849 Thomas
        Godfrey, d. at New Orleans, 13 Jan. 1860, son of
        John and Mary (Whitney) Godfrey of Lisbon.

59. vii. William Gardner Frost, b. 24 April 1830.

  viii. Susan Elizabeth, b. 22 May 1837; m. at Lewiston, 1
        Jan. 1866 Daniel W. Garcelon, b. 6 Feb. 1836, son of
        Daniel and Mary (Hinckley) Garcelon. In 1898 they
        lived at Lewiston. Ch. (surname Garcelon): 1.
        William Woodard, b. 10 Aug. 1866, d. 10 Nov. 1883;
        2. Daniel, b. 31 Aug. 1869, d. 1 Nov. 1883; 3.
        Sarah, b. 23 Sept. 1872, d. 18 May 1882.


p. 175

   89. EDWIN COX WOODWARD (Uriah, dames, Samuel, James, Robert),
   born at Damariscotta, Maine, 1 August 1849; died 1916. He
   married 6 Aug. 1885 ANNIE T. WHITING, born 16 Jan. 1853, died
   1916, daughter of Leonard and Frances (Whitney) Whiting of
   Castine, Maine.
   Edwin Cox Woodward graduated from Bowdoin College in 1870.
   He was a teacher for fifteen years, then a chemist with American
   Smelting Company at Leadville, Col.
   Child, born at Leadville:
i. Elizabeth Cox, m. Leroy McWilliams. She was a member
   of the DAR.

Tim Doyle tdoyle@doit.com / tdoyle@netcom.com

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From: "Roger, Carolyn or Randy Winch" <gumby@edge.net> To: "Whitney Family discussion list" <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com> Subject: Online database updated with Witney12.ged Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 01:22:03 -0600

Hi All,

I've finally updated the online database with the witney12.ged and ctwhit2.ged data. I have removed references to living individuals (those that have birthdates). If anyone has additional data that is not included, email me about getting it into the online database.

Database is located at http://www.rootsweb.com/~gumby/genweb/Whitney/Whitney.html

Randy Winch GEDCOM utilities page http://www.rootsweb.com/~gumby/ged.html Main Database page http://www.rootsweb.com/~gumby/index.html


From: Linda Sue Cox Wildes <genwildes@globaldialog.com> To: "'WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com'" <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com> Subject: What happened to Melendy? Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 08:41:20 -0600

I have a Melendy Whitney B.? M.3 Oct. 1857 in Two Rivers

Manitowoc co; WI. to Thomas G. Fenton. She died 14 Nov.

1870 her father was Irem and mother Marilla S. (nee?) her

and Thomas had a son on 1860 census in Brillion, Calumet co

WI. born ab.1858 his name was Irem. After she died Thomas

remarried a Mary Ann Dobson. He died out in Portland, OR.

21 May 1886.I found this out from his war records. I don't

know where Melendy died just the date and her mother gave

this info in thePension records and she was living in St.

Lawrence co; N.Y. at the time (4 July 1893) I know my Fenton

Lived in St.Lawrence co NY before comeing to WI. they lived

in the town of Canton in the 1840's.

Did Thomas and her go back out there? and she died there?

because her mother says she was with her daughter at the time of death. and what ever happened to there son? Have not

found him any more then on the one census.

Thanks to any one who can help.

Linda Sue at genwildes@globaldialog.com

From: LorenMC1@aol.com Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 10:34:20 -0500 (EST) To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: re: Online database updated with Witney12.ged


I just went to the above database. A few months back I was trying to link my Ezra Whitney (1781 Boston) with the Early Whitney lines. Someone on the list (Allan??) kindly sent me the connection...that Ezra was the son of John and Hannah. Out of curiosity (did it kill this cat??) I looked the line up on the data base (copied and pasted below) but didn't find Ezra as a child of John and Hannah. Can anyone straighten me out??? The only info I know for sure at this point is that Ezra Whitney married Mary Slack and had a son Ezra Slack Whitney (b.1808)

John Whitney •Sex: M •Born: 10 Mar 1742/43 Father: James Whitney, b. 4 Jun 1718 Mother: Patience Leland Family 1 Molly Family 2 Hannah Holbrook 1.John Whitney 2.Hannah Whitney, b. 3 Sep 1768 3.Nathaniel Whitney, b. 12 Jul 1772

Could anyone help a confused dangling Whitney descendant?? Laurie

Date: Sat, 01 Nov 1997 12:06:53 -0600 To: Whitney Discussion Group <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com> From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com> Subject: WHITNEY: Listings in Hurlbut genealogy

The following WHITNEY entries are from:

 Henry Higgins Hurlbut, The Hurlbut Genealogy, or Record of the Descendants
 of Thomas Hurlbut, of Saybrook and Wethersfield, Conn., who came to America
 as early as the year 1637. With Notices of others not identified as his
 descendants, (Albany, NY: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1888)


p. 138 & 139

496 Gideon Hurlbut 3d, (Gideon Jr., Gideon, Thomas 3d, Thomas Jr., Thomas) was b. in Westport, Ct., 3 Nov. 1752. He m. Hannah Olmstead. Mr. H. was a Rev. soldier and his name was on the Pension Roll in the year 1818, as I notice from a certificate by Mr. Calhoun, Sec. of War in that year. He d. 12 Dec. 1821; she d. 14 March (or May) 1835, aged 77 years. Mr. H. in his last years, I have been told, was afflicted with partial insanity; his brother Taylor Hurlbut was appointed trustee to manage his affairs.

1048. James, b. Westport, Ct., bap. 17 March 1781, Greens Farms ch'h Rec. 1049. John, b. in Westport. 1050. Seth, b. in Westport, bap. 16 Nov. 1783. 1051. Gideon 4th, b. in Westport, bap. 18 Oct. 1805, bel. to have d.

     9 March 1809.

1052. Hannah, b. in Westport, bap. 18 Oct. 1805, m. Louis WHITNEY. 1053. Sarah, b. in Westport, bap. 18 Oct. 1805, m. (1) Sam. Vader, m.

     (2) Geo. Finch.


p. 465

1563 Nancy Hurlbut, dau. of David and Lovisa, was b. in Poultney, Vt., m. Solomon WHITNEY, of Poultney, Vt. She d. in Greene Co., Wis. [From her placement among her siblings, it appears that Nancy was born

between 1796 and 1801.]

Tim Doyle tdoyle@doit.com / tdoyle@netcom.com

WWW homepage: http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/ ftp directory: doit.com pub/tdoyle

Date: Sat, 01 Nov 1997 13:37:56 -0600 To: Whitney Discussion Group <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com> From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com>

Subject: WHITNEY: Listings from Hooker Genealogy

The following WHITNEY entries are from:

 Edward Hooker, The Descendants of Rev. Thomas Hooker, Hartford,
 Connecticut, 1586-1908, (Rochester, NY: E.R. Andrews Printing Co, 1909)


p. 90

386 Pierpont Edwards (Sarah Pierpont,4 Mary,3 Samuel,2 Thomas1), son of Rev. Jonathan and Sarah (Pierpont) Edwards of Northampton, Mass., b. April 8, 1750, at Northampton; m. May 1769, Frances Ogden, daughter of Moses. She died July 7, 1800. He married No. 2, Mary Tucker. He graduated from Princeton College 1768, and saw active service in the Revolutionary War. He became an eminent lawyer of Connecticut, was Judge of the U. S. Court, member of Congress, etc. He died at Bridgeport, Conn., April 14, 1826.

   CHILDREN, EDWARDS.

965 Mary, b. 1770 d. 1775. 966 Susan, b. 1771; m. Samuel William Johnson, Stratford, Conn., 1791. 967 Henry Waggaman, b. 1773, d. young. 968 Mary, b 1775. d. young 969 John Stark, b. 1777, m. Louisa Morris (his cousin). 970 Henry Waggaman No. 2, b. 1779; d. 1847; m. Lydia Miller;

   graduated from Princeton 1797.

971 Moses Ogden, b. 1781. m. Hannah Penfield. 972 Henry Alfred Pierpont b. 1784, m. Deborah Glover. 973 Henrietta Frances, b. 1786; m. Eli WHITNEY (inventor of Cotton Gin). 974 Horace. 975 Sally, m. Hon. William Bristol, Judge of U. S. Dis't Court.


p. 262

1710 Sarah Lodema Hooker (Lewis,8 Joseph,5 Joseph,4 John,3 Samuel,2 Thomas1), daughter of Lewis and Lodema (Todd) Hooker of Litchfield, N. Y., b. September 17, 1810 at Litchfield, N. Y.; m. February, 1833, Lucius Wood, son of Benjamin and Abigail (WHITNEY) Wood of Litchfield, N. Y. b. April 1, 1809, at Litchfield, N. Y. He was a farmer at Litchfield, N. Y., but the family eventually removed west. He died Aug. 28, 1869, at DeKalb, Ill.

    CHILDREN, WOOD.

3169 Lewis Hooker, b. Dec., 1837, at Litchfidd, N. Y., d. April, 1853

    at Utica, N. Y.

3170 Harriet Josephine, b. Dec. 13, 1840, at Litchfield, N. Y. 3171 Sarah Elizabeth, b. March 16, 1845, at Litchfield, N. Y 3172 Mary Ella, b. Dec. 16, 1853, at Utica, N. Y.


p. 362 2709 John Daggett Hooker (Henry,7 Seth,8 John,5 John,4 John,3 Samuel,2 Thomas1), son of Henry and Marv (Daggett) Hooker of Hinsdale, N. H., b. May 10, 1838, at Hinsdale, N. H.; m. August 26, 1869, Katherine Putnam, daughter of Samuel Osgood and Elizabeth (WHITNEY) Putnam of San Francisco, Cal., b. May 2, 1849, at Milwaukee, Wis. He was educated at Holliston (Mass.), Academy and Williams College; went to California, 1861, was in San Francisco until Dec., 1865, then went to Los Angeles, where he is at the head of an immense iron works. Through all his busy life he has been intensely interested in the study of Astronomy. The upper story of his residence in Los Angeles he has fitted up as an observatory, not only for his own use but also for that of the Southern California Academy of Science, of which he has been a member from its inception. As a result of his munificence, Carnegie Institute Observatory on Mt. Wilson is to have a reflector with a hundred inch speculum.

    CHILDREN, HOOKER.

4279 Laurence Whitney, b. June 14 1873, at San Francisco; died of

    bloodpoisoning Dec. 11, 1894 at New Haven, Conn.; he was a
    student in Senior Class, Yale Law School.

4280 Marion Osgood, b. July 15, 1875, at San Francisco.


p. 424

3685 Andrew Jackson Hooker (Riverius,7 Riverius 6 Riverius,5 Daniel,4 Daniel,3 Samuel,2 Thomas1), son of Riverius 3rd, and Hannah Butler (Chaddock) Hooker, b. Oct. 23, 1836, at South Lee, Mass.; m. Nov. 23, 1859, at Gardiner, Me., Harriet Coombs Knox, b. at Bowdoin, Me.

    CHILDREN, HOOKER.

4948 Harry Herbert, b. Nov. 10, 1860, at Gardiner, Me.; living at

    Lynn, Mass.

4949 Frederick Fessenden, b. Sept. 18, 1865, m. Cora Gardner. 4950 Calvm Boston, b. April 13, 1867, at Gardiner, Me.; d. July 30, 4951 Grace Louise, b. Sept. 13, 1875; m. Orville J. WHITNEY, June 2, 1902.



Tim Doyle tdoyle@doit.com / tdoyle@netcom.com

WWW homepage: http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/ ftp directory: doit.com pub/tdoyle

From: "John L. Whitney" <jwhitney@megabits.net> To: <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com> Subject: Re: Abraham Whitney and Aphia Coombs Date: Sun, 2 Nov 1997 14:47:10 -0500

Seeking any information on the descendants of Abraham and Aphia (Coombs) Whitney. In particular I need information on their son John Whitney, born Lisbon, Me 26 February 1800. Who did he marry, names of their children, etc. Anything appreciated.

John L. Whitney jwhitney@megabits.net

Date: Sun, 02 Nov 1997 16:34:07 -0500 To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com From: Remi DuBois <dubois@infi.net> Subject: Whitney Connection to Downs

Hi I wonder if anyone can help me. I'm trying to find the intersection of the Downs portion of my family to the the Whitney family.

I have photocopies of an affidavit describing my grandfather, Joseph Whitney Ganson being born in Jersey City, NJ as stated by copy of page 2454 of the 'Whitney family of Connecticut Geneology'. I was wondering where I could find this Whitney family of CT Geneaology.

Also the my grandfather's maternal grandfather was named John Whitney Downs (d1878 Branford, Ontario). I wonder if this John Whitney Downs's mother had a maiden name of Whitney. That would be the link providing me the ability to go further back on this line.

Can anyone help or suggest sources? Thank you

Remi DuBois


_____________________________________________________________ dubois@infi.net Strategic Writing - Advance Network Corp. http://members.aol.com/jremid

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From: "Beverly Helton" <helton@worldnet.att.net> To: <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com> Subject: USGENWEB.COM Date: Sun, 2 Nov 1997 17:27:32 -0700

I have used the url www.usgenweb.com many times, but the last few days, I get a message that it cannot be found. Have they changed the address? Has anyone else had a problem? I also went into another list and tried to connect from their link to usgenweb, but again, the screen said that it could not be found. HELP!!

Beverly helton@worldnet.att.net

Date: Sun, 02 Nov 1997 18:59:12 -0800 From: Paul and Brenda Nichols <pauli007@pacbell.net> To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: William & Mary JSTOR database.

Hi all.

 Go to:
 http://www.jstor.org/demo/
 click on browsing.....and mess around.
 found references (13) to whitneys under search.  went to one and

found two 1700's Harvard grads...didn't look any further.

 Paul of San Diego

From: Jeffgev@aol.com Date: Sun, 2 Nov 1997 22:29:09 -0500 (EST) To: whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Employees of Payne Whitney family

Saw your genealogy site - Am researching own background- Reason to believe grandparents & great-aunt employed by Payne Whitneys in early 1900's. Would appreciate help verifying. tnx- jeffgev@aol.com

Date: Mon, 03 Nov 1997 00:17:46 -0500 From: Michael Middleton <Kafka@world.std.com> To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Hiram Stevens... genealogy

I was wondering if you could link the Hiram Stevens in your Whitney genealogy with any of the three in my own genealogy (who were also in Maine)... the eldest can be found at http://www.world.std.com/~kafka/D0002/I183.html, and his son and grandson of the same name are linked from there. Thank you for you time.

Sincerely, Michael Middleton Kafka@world.std.com


Date: Mon, 3 Nov 97 09:29:31 UT From: "Jeff Gevarter" <jeffgev@classic.msn.com>

To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Employees of Payne Whitney Family

I saw your genealogy site on the web. i'm doing research on my own background and I have reason to believe that my grandparents, and a great-aunt were employed by the Payne Whitney family in the early 1900's. Is there any where I can get info re: employee records ?

Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 19:06:40 -0500 (EST) From: Barry Whitney <barryw@therock.mcg.edu> To: Cousins <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com> Subject: Mass. Soldiers/Sailors in Rev. War


In case any of you might be interested: 20 day free searching


http://www.ancestry.com/ancestry/search.asp Ancestry Library Mass. Soldiers/Sailors in Rev. War

Description: Prepared by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, this is an indexed compilation of the records of the Massachusetts soldiers and sailors who served in the army or navy during the Revolutionary War. There are over 620,000 records which give, when available, the name and age of the individual, town of residence, the date and location of enlistment, areas and length of service, date of discharge, and description of their physical features.

Bibliography: Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Boston: Wright and Potter Printing Co., 1896.


Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 20:40:58 -0500 From: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com> Subject: Samuel and Mary's Children Sender: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com> To: Blind.Copy.Receiver@compuserve.com

After I posted my message about Samuel & Mary, I realized that those children could not have been theirs. I figured everybody would realize my goof and ignore it. Tired eyes again!

-) Jeanne

Date: Mon, 03 Nov 1997 22:05:22 -0600 To: Whitney Discussion Group <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com> From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com> Subject: WHITNEY: Additional evidence that Rebeckah was dau of Moses

I received a package from Jan Whitaker today which included photocopies of several posts from this list dated back in February. Jan had asked Robert L. Ward why he believed that Rebeckah WHITNEY, wife of John-4 WHITNEY (Isaiah-3, Thomas-2, John-1) was the daughter of Moses-3 WHITNEY (Richard-2, John-1). The response by Mr. Ward was very detailed and highly documented, and the results appear to have been 'likely by a preponderance of the evidence'.

When I first learned that my Ezra WHITNEY of Rockingham, Vermont was actually a son of this John-4 and Rebeckah (WHITNEY) WHITNEY, I noted that Ezra's son Moses (bp. 1 Sep 1776, First Church of Rockingham, Rockingham, Windham Co., VT) was probably named after his great-grandfather Moses-3 WHITNEY. At the time, I was not aware that Rebeckah's identification was based on preponderance of the evidence, and didn't think more about it. It wasn't until Jan pointed this all out that we realized that this was an important clue to Rebeckah's placement.

To recap, I believe that the fact that Ezra-5, son of John-4 and Rebeckah (WHITNEY) WHITNEY named a son Moses lends further credibility to the hypothesis that Rebeckah was indeed an unrecorded daughter of Moses-3 and Sarah (KNIGHT) WHITNEY.



Tim Doyle tdoyle@doit.com / tdoyle@netcom.com

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Date: Mon, 03 Nov 1997 22:44:36 -0600 To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com From: Jerry McClure <jmac@getonthe.net> Subject: W.H.H. Whitney in Vermont

1870 census records for Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS, show the following:

William H. H. Whitney age 30 M W Real Estate Agent b. Vermont Susan R. Whitney age 28 F W Keeping house b. Vermont Henry C. Whitney age 8 M W at home b. Vermont Charles L. Whitney age 5 M W at home b. Vermont

My wife's ancestral relative, William Henry Harrison Whitney who was born July 15, 1841, in Randolph Co., NC, became a resident of Douglas Co., KS, also and we are trying to determine if there is a connection between the two men. We would appreciate any information about the ancestry of these Vermont Whitneys. Thanks!

Jerry McClure jmac@getonthe.net

Date: Mon, 03 Nov 1997 23:05:44 -0600 To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com From: Jerry McClure <jmac@getonthe.net>

Subject: Joseph Whitney

Does anyone have any knowledge of a marriage between a Joseph Whitney and a Sarah Margaret Ferguson in any state during the 1795-1815 time period? We would appreciate any information. Thanks!

Jerry & Helen McClure jmac@getonthe.net

From: CLARK1528@aol.com Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 12:51:34 -0500 (EST) To: helton@worldnet.att.net cc: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: USGENWEB.COM

I've had the same problem. I get to the state pages through Cyndi's list - that seems to work.

Jennifer clark1528@aol.com

From: MsSnowbal@aol.com Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 15:35:01 -0500 (EST) To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com cc: GenTips-L-@rootsweb.comrollcall-l@rootsweb.com Subject: WHITNEY 1920 MI CENSUS

B J WHITNEY 33<PA>NY>OH>MI


                                                                  WHINNIFRED

WHITNEY 34 <NY>OH>MI

                                                          RUTH WHITNEY  11

<NY>OH>MI


                                                                      EDWARD

WHITNEY 13 <NY>OH>MI

                                                                   OLLA

WHITNEY 8<OH>MI


                                                                     MAYNARD

WHITNEY 3<OH>MI

                                                                          I

know that there were other children born after 1920, names I remember are DORIS and LOIS


                                                                      NORMAN

WHITNEY 23<PA>NY>OH>MI>TX

                                                     MARGARET WHITNEY 24
OH>MI>TX
                                                                   Norman

and Margaret moved to Texas I don't knowwhat year and they also had children.

                                                                          If

you have any info please e mail me Mary

From: ALLAGREEN@aol.com Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 17:36:46 -0500 (EST) To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: Samuel and Mary's Children

Hi Jeanne:

I can understand. I do a lot of this stuff in the middle of the night and have also had a tired brain as well as tired eyes. According to Robert Ward, they weren't theirs but they were his with a first wife - you did see that post, didn't you? I still have it if you need it forwarded.

Allan

From: "David and Tracey Lackey" <davidll@pacbell.net> To: <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com> Subject: Whitney Lookups Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 20:07:10 -0800


To the Whitney Mailing List ~

I have checked out a set of 4 volumes from my local library. Volume 4 (S-Z) of this set contains 5 pages of WHITNEY information. The book information is as follows:

                   A Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New

England showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register - authored by James Savage and originally published between 1860 and 1862. Reprinted in 1965 by the Genealogical Publishing Company.

The information contained in these books gives birth, marriage, and death details as well as some children names and assorted family facts. This set could be used to link or confirm ancestral lines.

If you think you have a WHITNEY settler who might be listed in this book, please e-mail me privately with the information on your ancestor. I will look it up and get back to you.

Hope this set helps someone as much as it has helped me.

Tracey L. Lackey davidll@pacbell.net

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I am searching for the following ancestors ~ Aad, Andrews, Annable, Bailey, Baker, Bartlett, Bault, Benjamin, Bray, Carberry, Carlsgaard, Casslen, Chittenden, Clore, Collins, Cooper, Curtis, Davidson, Davis, Day, Dewey, Dittemer, Durant, Elam, Ellis, Fiscus, Ford, Fowler, Geary, Hache, Hammer, Harlow, Haslonde, Hatch, Hatche, Hecche, Hershner, Houston, Huston, Ingersoll, Jackson, Janes, Jenkins, Judd, King, Knight, Kroger, Krüeger, Lackey, Larriford, Leete, Lidden, Lord, Lyman, Lyon, McClure, McGee, McKeen, Miller, Momford, Morrissette, Nelson, Nielsen, Ogden, Page, Peasley, Perrin, Phelps, Poole, Poor, Porter, Poston, Primm, Rounds, Ruhl, Sayward, Schenk, Sheaffe, Skov, Smith, Stevenson, Thompson, Tilden, Tilley, Trowbridge, Walk, Webster, White, Whitney, Wilson, Young with the assorted spellings.


Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 07:56:10 -0500 (EST) To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com From: janwhit@MA.ultranet.com (Janice Whitaker) Subject: William B.WhitneY

Dear WRG's Here's what appears to be an unconnected Whitney. Found this among papers "to be filed"-a HELPLIST LOOKUP response . Hope someone can identify: William B. Whitney, a leading businessman of Healdsburg, Sononma Co. CA. Born in Maine 8 Dec.1852, the son of William and Mary H.(Condon) Whitney. he moved to Healdsburg in 1868, and lived to be 96 yrs old.He bought the Wright&Brown drug store, and was married to Laura A.Cavanagh of Petaluma. They had foour children, William C.;Inez;Jean Marion; & Laura M.. Received info from KVHicks@aol.com. If any one makes a connection I'd be interested to hear. My line goes from Maine out to Petaluma,Sonoma Co. as well. Is Mal gone from the group, entirely? Wonder what she knows about this-right out there "in her backyard"!!Cheers. Jan


Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 13:25:59 -0500 (EST) From: Barry Whitney <barryw@therock.mcg.edu>

To: Cousins <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com> Subject: England Look-up Exchange


This site lists volunteers willing to look up information in English counties. Has anyone tried contacting any of them?

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/8555/lookup.html Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 11:37:16 -0800 From: Shawn Whitney <cyberboone@worldnet.att.net> Organization: AT&T To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Questions, questions

Dear Whitney Group,

Hi everyone! I have recently joined the group and am quickly learning that the group has different information than I have. Here is my Whitney line:

John WHITNEY (1589-1673) & Elinor ?

Benjamin WHITNEY* (1643-1723) & Jane ?
 Jonathon WHITNEY (1681-1753) & Susanna WHITNEY
  Jonathon WHITNEY (1704-1755) & Lydia JONES
   Jonathon WHITNEY Captain (1737-1792) & Esther PARKHURST
    Ami WHITNEY (1781-1867) & Anna AMSDEN
     Ami WHITNEY* (1814-**) & Ann SHERMAN (SHEARMAN)
      Thomas Densmore WHITNEY (1852-1938) & Jane Ann POTTER
       Frank Robert WHITNEY (1881-1934) & Ada Augusta MANNING
        Robert William WHITNEY Sr. (1920-) & Helen Louise TAYLOR
         James Thomas WHITNEY (1955-) & Shawn BOONE (ME)

All of the information that I have above Captain Jonathan Whitney, has come, for the most part, from Federick Pierce's book. I have a copy of the book. Here are a few questions that I have concerning discrepancy's between my database and the group's:

  1. 1 I understand that the group does not agree with Pierce in regard

to the connection between John and Elinor and the Whitney family in England, "Whitney on the Wye". Do you have another connection and what was found that disproved Pierce?

  1. 2 The group database shows that John remarried after Elinor died? I

would love to have that info.

  1. 3 My records indicate that my 2nd generation Benjamin's wife's name

was (1st) Jane ?? and (2nd) Mary Poor. The group database shows Jane Poor and then Mary Poor. Are these two sisters?

  1. 4 My records indicate that my 3rd generation Jonathan's wife's name

was Susanna Whitney. Another group member indicated that it was Fairbanks. Does the group have anything on this?

Well thanks loads, if anyone can help me. This is so exciting.

-- Always looking, Shawn Boone Whitney cyberboone@worldnet.att.net

Researching Ger-Rus surnames: KNODEL,KREITER,RIEKER

Also: BOONE, ELDER, ELLIS, EWING, GAMBLE, GODLEY, HUGGINS, JACKSON, KINNE, MANNING, OHMER, SMALL, STONE, TAYLOR, TOWER, WHITNEY, YOUNGS and others

Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 20:00:30 -0500 From: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com>

Subject: Re: Your Whitney Line Sender: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com> To: "INTERNET:cyberboone@worldnet.att.net" <cyberboone@worldnet.att.net>,

       1ALLWHITNEYS <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com>

Dear Shawn: Saw your posting to the Whitney "Group". You've done the best thing. I'm sure you'll see some responses come through soon. (You'll probably see this message come through twice, as I have copied it to everybody too.)

Actually, I'm not "in charge" of the John and Elinor database. Jon Aston (who is on vacation for about a month) is the one who maintains the database <email: Mrj79@msn.com>.

I personally think you should by-pass me altogether and deal with "the group". There are quite a few folks who use Reunion for the MAC who can get you access to the database in that format.

One very knowledgeable person in the group is Robert L. Ward <email: <img src="/robertward.gif">>. He is the one who provided the last name for SUSANNAH FAIRBANKS, wife of Jonathon Whitney. I have her born 17 Mar 1682, dau. of George Fairbanks, Jr. & Susanna ?.

Get in touch with Robert Ward and/or Jon Aston about adding your descendancy to the database for its next update (Whitney #13).

Good Luck & Welcome to our discussion group!

-) Jeanne (Whitney) Muse

Sent on: 11/5/97


Always looking for information on the surnames: WHITNEY, GOLDSMITH, MUSE, REED

See my Roots Home Page at this URL: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jwmuse/roots.htm



From: RayWhit79@aol.com Date: Thu, 6 Nov 1997 09:56:32 -0500 (EST) To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Polly Whitney

Dear WRG.

    In my long search for info on my Great Grandfather Daniel James Whitney, I

think I may have now found a possibility, but I need some additional help.

In checking 1850 Census have found that my Great Grandmother Dilly Jane

Flint's family moved from New York and are shown in Downers Grove, Ill. with her entire family and she was only 12 years old in 1850, so she undoubtedly married in Illinois. In the 1860 census she is shown in Dekalb, Ill., maried to Daniel with their first two children, Harvey, my grandfather, and Delmar, my great Uncle, and these are proven.

    I searched the Ilinois Census for 1850  for Daniel or James Whitney, as he

has been shown various times singly with one of these two first names. I found in the 1850 Census for Iroquois County, Ill., a Polly Whitney, age 46, with no spouse; however she had six children listed, viz. James 17, Josiah 15, Lucy 13, Seneca 12, William 10, and Lucinda 8. Also shown with her was a Sarah Reese 20, all of these having been born in New York. The James shown is the right age to be my Great Granfather, and inasmuch as their locations are fairly close in Illinois, feel that Dilly Jane and James might have met and married, as my Grandfather, Harvey was born in 1856, when Dilly Jane would have been 18 and James 24.

    What I am asking is if any of you have any data that might confirm my

supposition and also whether your info might show who Polly Whitney's husband might have been? Undoubtedly, he must have been deceased or gone someway as he is not in the census entry. I have looked at Robert Ward's Website Data Base but nothing of help did I find. I did find in there a Polly Whitney born in 1804 which would be right for this Polly, but she was a Whitney and apparently married someone else, who is not shown. Also looked at the 12 GED which I have imported into my PaF, but no help there.

    If any of you can help I sure would appreciate it.  Thanks.  Ray Whitney

Date: Thu, 06 Nov 1997 17:12:40 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com, RayWhit79@aol.com From: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif"> Subject: Re: Polly Whitney

At 09:56 AM 11/6/97 -0500, you wrote: >Dear WRG. > In my long search for info on my Great Grandfather Daniel James Whitney, I >think I may have now found a possibility, but I need some additional help. > In checking 1850 Census have found that my Great Grandmother Dilly Jane >Flint's family moved from New York and are shown in Downers Grove, Ill. with >her entire family and she was only 12 years old in 1850, so she undoubtedly >married in Illinois. In the 1860 census she is shown in Dekalb, Ill., maried >to Daniel with their first two children, Harvey, my grandfather, and Delmar, >my great Uncle, and these are proven. > I searched the Ilinois Census for 1850 for Daniel or James Whitney, as he >has been shown various times singly with one of these two first names. I >found in the 1850 Census for Iroquois County, Ill., a Polly Whitney, age 46, >with no spouse; however she had six children listed, viz. James 17, Josiah >15, Lucy 13, Seneca 12, William 10, and Lucinda 8. Also shown with her was a >Sarah Reese 20, all of these having been born in New York. The James shown >is the right age to be my Great Granfather, and inasmuch as their locations >are fairly close in Illinois, feel that Dilly Jane and James might have met >and married, as my Grandfather, Harvey was born in 1856, when Dilly Jane >would have been 18 and James 24. > What I am asking is if any of you have any data that might confirm my >supposition and also whether your info might show who Polly Whitney's >husband might have been? Undoubtedly, he must have been deceased or gone >someway as he is not in the census entry. I have looked at Robert Ward's >Website Data Base but nothing of help did I find. I did find in there a >Polly Whitney born in 1804 which would be right for this Polly, but she was a >Whitney and apparently married someone else, who is not shown. Also looked >at the 12 GED which I have imported into my PaF, but no help there. > If any of you can help I sure would appreciate it. Thanks. Ray Whitney

Of course the databases are rather incomplete, so the nonappearance of any single person in them is not very surprising.

This being said, in CTWHIT2, there is a possibility:

Henry-6 WHITNEY, b. Dec 1799, Ridgefield, CT, son of Henry-5 and Ruth (ST. JOHN) WHITNEY [Henry-4, Henry-3, John-2, Henry-1], d. Otsego Co., NY, date not given. He m. in Sidney, Delaware Co., NY, date not given, Polly YOUNG, no data on her given. No data on children is given. I would check out Delaware and Otsego Cos., NY, and their records to try to fill out this family group.

See http://www.erols.com/rlward1/whitney/henry/ctwhitn.html#id159 for the family group of his father, Henry-5 WHITNEY.

Regards,

Robert

Robert L. Ward <img src="/robertward.gif"> http://www.erols.com/rlward1/ 12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832 301-776-1659

From: ALLAGREEN@aol.com Date: Thu, 6 Nov 1997 17:50:24 -0500 (EST) To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Free Colonial Era Journal Access (for a while)

Dear WRG:

I got this through the Northeast-Roots maillist, and thought it was worth passing on, especially to our Southern Branch.

AEG

To all rooters who have colonial ancestors:

W & M College Quarterly Magazine from 1883 to 1922 is on-line and is fully searchable. The outfit doing this is recruiting educational entities for this service. This is a Demo of the service. So, it may not last for a long period of time. Please pass this along to other lists you belong to. It really is neat.

http://www.jstor.org/journals/00435597.html

(That's William and Mary College, and it is a very highly respected journal for Virginia History - AEG)

Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 21:44:22 -0500 From: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com>

Subject: Web Site with Whitney Info Sender: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com> To: 1ALLWHITNEYS <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com>

Hi gang! Larry Smith (I think he's one of us!) sent me a lead on my MUSE family on the Internet .. and low and behold there are WHITNEYS too!

Point your browser to this site & search:

http://www.jpunix.com/~ckp/index.htm

Enjoy!

-) Jeanne

Date: Fri, 07 Nov 1997 20:27:48 -0800 From: Paul and Brenda Nichols <pauli007@pacbell.net> To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: [Fwd: Whitneys]

    id m0xTy5e-000mL7a; Fri, 7 Nov 1997 15:45:26 -0800 (PST)
    (Linux Smail3.2.0.92 #7) id m0xTxxe-000mMYC; Fri, 7 Nov 1997 15:37:10 -0800 (PST)
    id RAA13533; Fri, 7 Nov 1997 17:35:55 -0500 (EST)

Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 17:35:55 -0500 (EST) To: new-brunswick@listserv.northwest.com From: WHITNEY@netcom.ca (W. WHITNEY) Subject: Whitneys Sender: owner-new-brunswick@listserv.northwest.com

Looking for descendants of :

Polly Whitney (1774) and Samuel Hicks (1769) Sally Whitney (1776) and Amos Adams (1768) William Whitney (1783) and Elizabeth Seely (1791)

Whitneys all descendants of Sylvanus Whitney and Betty Hoyt. Sylvanus was a Loyalist who came to Saint John in 1783. Was a city alderman. magistrate, first warden of St.George's Church, Carleton. His children and grandchildren intermarried with many of the other Loyalist families - Wetmore, Flewelling, Kierstead, Whelpley, Theall, Olive, Pickett, Adams, Lamoreaux, Seely, Gedney, Hicks, Puddington, Parlee and more.

Have over 40,000 entries in my data base. Will be happy to exchange and share information.

      Bill Whitney                       whitney@netcom.ca
      Woodbridge, Ontario.


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Date: Sun, 09 Nov 1997 09:48:42 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com From: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif"> Subject: Re: Free Colonial Era Journal Access (for a while)

At 05:50 PM 11/6/97 -0500, Allan Green wrote: >Dear WRG: > >I got this through the Northeast-Roots maillist, and thought it was worth >passing on, >especially to our Southern Branch. > >AEG > >To all rooters who have colonial ancestors: > >W & M College Quarterly Magazine from 1883 to 1922 is on-line and is fully >searchable. The outfit doing this is recruiting educational entities for >this service. >This is a Demo of the service. So, it may not last for a long period of >time. Please pass this along to other lists you belong to. It really is >neat. > >http://www.jstor.org/journals/00435597.html > >(That's William and Mary College, and it is a very highly respected journal >for >Virginia History - AEG)

Regretfully, the southern branch of the WHITNEY family will find no references to their ancestors in this reference! The northern branch, however, has the following three items:

Thomas, R. S., "A List of Graduates of Harvard Who Were Tories in the American Revolution, Residing in Massachusetts," _William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine_, vol. 7, no. 2 (Oct 1898), pp. 76-81.

p. 79: "WHITNEY, Rev. Aaron .........1737,...Cong. Minister

        WHITNEY, Ephraim ....................Medical Doctor"

The former is Rev. Aaron-5 [Moses-4, Moses-3, Richard-2, John-1]. The latter I have yet to identify. Possibilities are:

 Ephraim-4 [Joseph-3, Jonathan-2, John-1] (1715/6- )
 Ephraim-6 [Nathaniel-5, Nathaniel-4, Nathaniel-3, John-2, John-1]
   (1722-1797)
 Ephraim-5 [Abraham-4, Moses-3, Richard-2, John-1] (1723- )
 Lt. Ephraim-5 [Moses-4, Moses-3, Richard-2, John-1] (1724-aft 1776)
 Ephraim-5 [Jonas-4, Moese-3, Richard-2, John-1] (1728-1801)
 Ephraim-5 [Zachariah-4, Ebenezer-3, Richard-2, John-1] (1740- )
 Ephraim-6 [David-5, Nathaniel-4, Nathaniel-3, John-2, John-1] (1747-1832)
 Ephraim-6 [Ephraim-5, Moses-4, Moses-3, Richard-2, John-1] (1749-aft 1776)
 Ephraim-6 [Jonas-5, Jonas-4, Moses-3, Richard-2, John-1] (1754-1824)
 Ephraim-5 [Daniel-4, Richard-3, Richard-2, John-1] (1755-1784)
 Ephraim-7 [Ephraim-6, Ephraim-5, Moses-4, Moses-3, Richard-2, John-1]
   (1756-1827)

Anyone who can shed light on this problem, please do so.

Goodwin, John S., "The Goodwin Families in America: Delaware Water Gap, Pa., Tompkins Co., N. Y., and Luzerne Co., Pa., Goodwins," _William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine_, Vol. 8, No. 2, Supplement (Oct 1899), pp. 61-95.

pp. 82-83:

Elliott WHITNEY, m. Polly GOODWIN (b. say 1796), dau. of Abraham and Catherine (KING) GOODWIN of Delaware Water Gap, PA, and Exeter Twp., Luzerne Co., PA.

p. 90:


WHITNEY, m. Deborah Kidder (ROBINSON)(GOODWIN) HOLLIDAY, b. 30 Mar 1817,

New York, dau. of Thomas and Lucretia (FRISBIE) ROBINSON, res. Kidder's Ferry, PA.

I cannot further identify either of these. Any help greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Robert

Robert L. Ward <img src="/robertward.gif"> http://www.erols.com/rlward1/ 12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832 301-776-1659

From: Linda Sue Cox Wildes <genwildes@globaldialog.com> To: "'WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com'" <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com>

Subject: Whitney Melendy Date: Sun, 9 Nov 1997 04:44:43 -0600

Still looking for info on Melendy who married Thomas Fenton

3 oct 1857 in Manitowoc co; WI. she died 14 nov 1870

father was Irem Whitney he lived in St. Lawrence co; NY.

Melendy and thomas had son Irem born ab. 1856 in WI.

Thanks for any help Linda Sue genwildes@globaldialog.com

Date: Sun, 09 Nov 1997 12:11:22 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com From: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif"> Subject: Re: Mass. Soldiers/Sailors in Rev. War

At 07:06 PM 11/3/97 -0500, Barry Whitney <barryw@therock.mcg.edu> wrote: > >In case any of you might be interested: >20 day free searching > > >http://www.ancestry.com/ancestry/search.asp >Ancestry Library >Mass. Soldiers/Sailors in Rev. War > >Description: Prepared by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, this is an >indexed compilation of the records of the Massachusetts soldiers and >sailors who served in the army or navy during the Revolutionary War. >There are over 620,000 records which give, when available, the name and >age of the individual, town of residence, the date and location of >enlistment, areas and length of service, date of discharge, and >description of their physical features. > >Bibliography: Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and >Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Boston: Wright and Potter Printing >Co., 1896.

Right now only Volume 1 is included, A-BER. We need Volume 17 which includes WHI-ZYR for the WHITNEY family.

Regards,

Robert

Robert L. Ward <img src="/robertward.gif"> http://www.erols.com/rlward1/ 12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832 301-776-1659

Date: Sun, 9 Nov 1997 06:36:43 -0800 To: cyberboone@worldnet.att.net, Whitney-L@rootsweb.com From: sherrill madden <mssherrill@fishnet.net> Subject: Re: Questions, questions

At 11:37 AM 11/5/97 -0800, Shawn Whitney wrote: >Dear Whitney Group, > >Hi everyone! I have recently joined the group and am quickly learning >that the group has different information than I have. Here is my

Shawn, although none of your WHITNEY line match mine, I noticed that you also had TAYLOR which I have marrying my WHITNEY in Niagara county NY. My TAYLORS were from Erie County, NY back to 1840 .. anything close?

Sherrill Madden > >

Date: Sun, 09 Nov 1997 11:12:12 -0500 From: "Duke D. Allen" <dukea@pop.erols.com> Organization: CARDU, Ltd. To: whitney-l@rootsweb.com Subject: Arminda Whitney

Hi all, I'm new to this Whitney newsgroup and I'm looking for information on my gg-grandmother, Arminda Whitney. The information I have (from family bible record) is that she was born April 16, 1850 in Lake County, Illinois. She married George Albert Allen (also born in Lake County, Illinois - February 16, 1849). They married in Vernon County, Wisconsin on January 17, 1869.

    Would appreciate hearing from anyone having information about Arminda.

I have quite a bit of the Allen info but probably would only be of interest to family of Arminda and I will be happy to share what I have.

Regards, Duke Allen Norfolk, VA

From: Leedarl092@aol.com Date: Sun, 9 Nov 1997 11:29:39 -0500 (EST) To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Joh Darling of Fairfield

Have you determined that the likely father of John Darling was a George Darling of Salem MA. George born in Scotland in 1614 - 1620 timeframe?

Thanks for responding.

Date: Sun, 09 Nov 1997 20:38:21 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com, Steve Kraus <103002.2212@compuserve.com> From: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif"> Subject: Re: VR Conflicts

At 04:20 PM 11/9/97 -0500, you wrote: >Greetings. > >In comparing some of the WRG data (which I assume is mainly based on >Pierce) >to the Vital Records of Watertown (Watertown Records) uploaded to Maiser >by Peg Sanborn et al, >there seems to be a two month discrepancy in the earlier listings.. >example: > >Joshua(2) s. of John & Elinor. >WRG - b. 15 Jul 1635 >VR - p. 4, b. 15 5m 1635 > >Caleb(2) s. of John & Elinor. >WRG - bur. 12 Jul 1640 >VR - p. 8, bur 12 (5) 1640 > >Benjamin(2) s. of John & Elinor >WRG - b. 6 Jun 1643 >VR - p. 11, b. 6 (4) 1643 > >The VR listing for John, s. of John & Ruth b. 17 Sep 1643 (p. 10) matches. >After three of the first four listings were consistently 2 months off, >I thought I'd check and see if I'm missing something here. > >Steve Kraus

The apparent discrepancy, which is illusory, is due to the calendar change of 1752. Before that time, New Years Day was 25 March, not 1 January, so that March was the first month, not the third. Thus the fourth month was June, and the fifth was July.

See any large encyclopedia under "Calendar."

Regards,

Robert

Robert L. Ward

<img src="/robertward.gif"> http://www.erols.com/rlward1/ 12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832 301-776-1659

Date: Sun, 09 Nov 1997 20:55:46 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com From: D&M&B&L Carter-Whitney <carterw@interlog.com> Subject: Looking For Artemus & relatives

Greetings all! I am new to the group but would like anyone's help in placing my family in the Whitneys that were in Royalston, Mass in the early 1800s. We have traced back to Artemus N. Whitney (see data below) but have not been able to determine who his parents were. Here is the information I have:

Artemus N. Whitney (not sure what the N. stands for) Born: March 15, 1815 South Royalston, Mass Moved: 1)to Yarmouth, Upper Canada (now Ontario - near St. Thomas) 1840 2) to Michigan (first location uncertain - to Cedar Springs 1870) Married: 1844 to Caroline Brush (b: 1820/21, d: Dec 1, 1893) in Yarmouth, U.C. Died: November 10, 1892 Cedar Springs, Mich. Children: one son

Herschel H. Whitney Born: 1845 (or perhaps 46), Yarmouth, Upper Canada Married: July 4, 1871 to Ida Brickley (b: 1850?, d:Aug 29, 1888) Died: April 11, 1906 Grand Rapids, Michigan Children: one son - Hebert C. Whitney (he used the C. but there was no given middle name) Born: February 3, 1971/72? Died: October 27, 1937

There is another Whitney family member of interest here: Stilman Whitney (son of Edward and Rhoda) was born on March 14, 1815 in Royalston (he appears in the census records online). He also moves to Yarmouth, U.C. in 1840 (is shown on land records - Artemus isn't), disposes of his land in 1844 and moves to Michigan. He dies in 1870 (approx) in the Grand Rapids area as well I believe. Given the proximity of ages and travel locations, they surely were travelling together and it is quite possible that they were closely related.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

David Carter-Whitney carterw@interlog.com

Date: Sun, 9 Nov 1997 16:20:01 -0500 From: Steve Kraus <103002.2212@compuserve.com> Subject: VR Conflicts Sender: Steve Kraus <103002.2212@compuserve.com> To: WRG <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com>

Greetings.

In comparing some of the WRG data (which I assume is mainly based on Pierce) to the Vital Records of Watertown (Watertown Records) uploaded to Maiser by Peg Sanborn et al, there seems to be a two month discrepancy in the earlier listings.. example:

Joshua(2) s. of John & Elinor. WRG - b. 15 Jul 1635 VR - p. 4, b. 15 5m 1635

Caleb(2) s. of John & Elinor. WRG - bur. 12 Jul 1640 VR - p. 8, bur 12 (5) 1640

Benjamin(2) s. of John & Elinor WRG - b. 6 Jun 1643 VR - p. 11, b. 6 (4) 1643

The VR listing for John, s. of John & Ruth b. 17 Sep 1643 (p. 10) matches. After three of the first four listings were consistently 2 months off, I thought I'd check and see if I'm missing something here.

Steve Kraus

From: mwverde@gmail.com Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 10:21:25 +0000 To: WHITNEY-D@rootsweb.com Subject: [Fwd: Whitneys in Canada?]

Date: Sun, 09 Nov 1997 20:23:59 +0000 From: mwverde@gmail.com To: WHITNEY@netcom.ca Subject: Whitneys in Canada?

I saw your item on the list. My maiden name was Whitney and I've mostly traced my line from Iowa to Vermont to Watertown, MA.

But I have two Titus brothers on my TITUS line who married Whitney sisters. And they lived in Ontario, Canada. Probably somewhere around Norwich, though I haven't found them in the records there, like I did another brother (Israel Titus m. Margaret DeLong). These two brothers moved back to the states--one to NY and one was in Ohio. The girls were Mary/Miriam and Almera Whitney, supposedly daughters of George Whitney of Nattick, MA. Mary was born about 1800 in Ct. and md. Stephen B. Titus, and Almera m. Gilbert.

Do you have anything in your records to substantiate any of this??

Marcia W. Green


From: MsSnowbal@aol.com To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: WHITNEY-FULLER Date: Mon, 10 Nov 97 08:20:59 PST Sender: karen@rand.org

Looking for Mantle (Manville) WHITNEY BORN 1863 in ??? He married Mary Fuller from PA ,around 1887, in PA or NY. T hey had five sons Bert ( not for sure he Mary's child) ,Irwin b 1888 in PA, Lewis b 1892 PA, Norman b in1896 in NY, Robert b in 1901 in NY. In 1920 the sons were in MI . Any one with any info please email me . Thank you Mary

Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 00:52:31 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com From: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif">

Subject: Index to Massachusetts Whitney Vital Records

Dear WRG,

The latest addition to my website is an index to all of the Massachusetts WHITNEY vital records posted there. I have collated all the towns, and sorted them by the given name of the WHITNEY person to which the record pertains. Included for each event is a link to the town vital records for the pertinent town. For your convenience in loading, I have chopped the file (about 735K bytes) into 25 pieces, according to the first letter of the given name.

Check it out at the following URL:

  http://www.erols.com/rlward1/whitney/mass/combined/index.html

As usual, any additions, corrections, suggestions, etc., would be most welcome.

Once we have a substantial number of vital records from some of the other states, such as Maine or Connecticut, I suppose I'll do the same for them, as well.

Probably my next project will be a revision of the five-generation John WHITNEY of MA descendancy given at the following URL:

  http://www.erols.com/rlward1/whitney/john/index.html

I am seriously considering making it six-generation and using a format similar to the six-generation Henry WHITNEY of LI and CT descendancy at

  http://www.erols.com/rlward1/whitney/henry/index.html

Ideas for other projects will be seriously entertained.

Regards,

Robert

Robert L. Ward <img src="/robertward.gif"> http://www.erols.com/rlward1/ 12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832 301-776-1659

Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 21:43:45 -0800 From: Shawn Whitney <cyberboone@worldnet.att.net> Organization: AT&T To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com, NEWYORK-ROOTS-L@LISTSERV.INDIANA.EDU Subject: Whitney in Ontario Co., NY

Dear NY Rooters and WRG,

I need some information on our 2G-GF.

Ami WHITNEY (Ami,Jonathan,Jonathan,Jonathan,Benjamin,John1)

 b.  22 June 1814  Flint Creek, Ontario, NY
 d.  ??????        Seneca area, Ontario, NY
 m 1.  Ann SHEARMAN 19 Sept 1843
 m 2.  Rebecca Cassandra RIPPEY 17 Dec 1864

Could anyone do a lookup for me in Ontario County (or existing Whitney records) for his death date and burial place?

I know that he lived out his life in the Seneca area of Ontario County and that he is NOT in the Sandhill Cemetery with his sons and daughters. I know that there is a Whitney Cemetery near the intersection of Rt #4 and Whitney Road outside Seneca. Maybe he is there?

BTW, I am still looking for the parents of his wife Ann Shearman/Sherman reportedly from Catlin, Chemung County, NY.

Can anyone help me? I would be so very grateful.

Stuck in Seattle, Shawn Whitney cyberboone@worldnet.att.net

From: mwverde@gmail.com Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 11:44:04 +0000 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com CC: <img src="/robertward.gif"> Subject: Re: WHITNEY-D Digest V97 #132 References: <199711111431.GAA18076@bl-14.rootsweb.com>

It seems I got part of the answer to my question (about George Whitney of Natick,and daus. Miriam and Almira) in the very next entry, namely from Robert Ward's Mass. index (vital records.)


THANK YOU VERY MUCH.........

Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 09:35:17 -0500 (EST) From: Barry Whitney <barryw@therock.mcg.edu> To: Cousins One & All <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com> Subject: Jefferson County (NY) Whitneys


Can we help Phil with one Joanna Whitney b. 1787 dau of William, who married Philip Ainsworth of Jefferson County, NY?




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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 16:49:57 -0400 From: Phil Ainsworth <painsworth@hcbe.edu.on.ca> To: barryw@therock.mcg.edu Subject: Re: Jefferson County Whitneys

Barry:

I am researching Joanna Whitney who married Philip Ainsworth of Jefferson County, NY.

Joanna Whitney's father was William Whitney. That is all I have. Joanna was born 1787. She is reputed to be descended from a cousin of Eli Whitney, the inventor. That is all I know.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Phil

> Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 10:32:27 -0400 > From: Barry Whitney <barryw@therock.mcg.edu>

> Reply-to: barryw@therock.mcg.edu > To: painsworth@hcbe.edu.on.ca > Subject: Jefferson County Whitneys

Phil Ainsworth R. R. # 4 Stirling, Ontario Canada K0K 3E0

(613)395-3953

painsworth@hcbe.edu.on.ca

Genealogy surnames: AINSWORTH [Eng>Mass>Conn>NY>Ont], MUNRO [Scot>NY>Ont], RALLISON [Norfolk, Eng>Ont], KIMMERLY [PA>NY>Ont], WICKS, GAY [Ire>Ont],

DURRANT
[Norfolk,Eng], OAKLEY [Ont]


Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 10:31:59 -0500 (EST) From: Barry Whitney <barryw@therock.mcg.edu> To: Cousins <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com> Subject: Surname Distributions


http://www.hamrick.com/names/names.cgi?surname=Whitney&year=1990&type=html

http://www.hamrick.com/names/ for another name or year

This site will build you a map showing the distribution of surnames across the US, based on three earlier census years or the 1990 phone book.


(Maybe some Whitneys need to move to Alabama? This time of year, that might appeal to some of us who live in colder parts of the country. 8^)


Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 16:58:25 -0500 (EST) To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com From: janwhit@MA.ultranet.com (Janice Whitaker) Subject: Massachusetts VR Index

Dear Robert Ward,

    Three cheers for you!!!!  This new index is such a great addtion to

our research capabilities. I had originally copied each Town's VR's and put them all in a three-ring binder(a neat idea I learned from our good friend, Peg Sanborn). Now I can call up this new Index, and with my notebook at hand have a good time looking for people! Thank you so much. Jan PS Remember all the "VETs" of all wars, popular and unpopular who deserve our thanks and respect on this Veteran's Day(from a retired RN from the VA).


Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 08:45:27 -0800 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com From: sherrill madden <mssherrill@fishnet.net> Subject: WHITNEY-TAYLOR Niagara/Erie Co, NY

>Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 23:01:29 >To: WHITNEY-L@Roots.com >From: sherrill madden <mssherrill@fishnet.net> >Subject: WHITNEY-TAYLOR Niagara/Erie Co, NY > >Wow, I sure feel as though I opened a can of worms with my WHITNEY-TAYLOR comments. >So, here goes .. this is what I have and where I found it. > >The Los Angeles City Library has the Lockport City Directory on microfilm from the late 1800's to the first of the 1900's. I found most of my information there, and some at the National Archives in Laguna, CA on the census rolls and the Civil War Soldiers/Widows/Survivors films. > >Russell Whitney presumed to have been born in VT, 1800 (I believe he had brother ROYAL) >m. Billicent ? b. 1801, VT > Royal Edwin Whitney b. 1828, Lisbon, St. Lawrence Co., NY > m. Martha Paulina Wilcox b. St. Lawrence d. Lockport 1899 > Laura Billicent Whitney b. Canton, St. Lawrence Co, 1889 > m. Frank P. Van Norwick (this line has died out, but would like info, if avail) > Russell Truman Whitney b. 1854, Canton d. 1923, Lockport > not married > > Horace Martin Whitney b. 1856, Canton d. 1935, Lockport > m. Emma lucretia Quay b. 1869, Lockport > Carle Edwin Whitney > HELEN LAURA WHITNEY > m. BURNELL EVERLY F. TAYLOR b. 1894, N. Collins, NY > > Harry Edwin Whitney b. 1860, Morley, St. Lawrence Co., NY > J. Carle Whitney b. 1875 > Horace Edwin Whitney b. 1827, Madrid, St. Lawrence Co., NY > Samuel N. Whitney b. 1833, St. Lawrence Co., NY > Catherine Hurley Whitney b. 1840, St. Lawrence Co., NY > >I have more on these WHITNEY's and spouses... If you can make connection I will share info. > >TAYLORS: >Morris Emory Taylor (w/possible older brother Lafayette) N. Collins, Erie Co., NY, abt 1838 >m. Anna Marilla Roscoe b abt 1844 > (all children b. North Collins or Town of Brant, Erie County, NY) > George Taylor, 1861 > Emory Roscoe Taylor, 29 Apr 1866 (my line) > m. Grayce Louise Tucker b. North Collins, NY > BURNELL EVERLY F. TAYLOR m. Helen Laura WHITNEY, Lockport, NY > Albert Taylor, 1870 (Albert aka: Bert/Burt) > Alice Taylor (may be twin to Albert - unconfirmed) 1870 > Florella Taylor, 1874 > Mark Taylor, 1877 > >PS; I am trying to locate a Mr. Warren TAYLOR 316 Eagle St. Fredonia, NY who -- to the best of my knowledte -- is the "leader" of a TAYLOR REUNION every year in western NY .. my letters have gone unanswered, but my cousin got an invitation to the reunion last year. (couldn't attend :{ ) >Anyone who knows Mr. TAYLOR gets my deepest gratitude .. if they can get him to share info with me. Mr. Warren TAYLOR is supposed to have the entire TAYLOR line. >

Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 21:19:16 -0500 From: Ron & Marsha Bokleman <ninnie@ime.net> Organization: N/A To: whitney <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com> Subject: Alice (Whitney)

Hi,

Back in October a question arose as to the surname of the Alice married to Nathaniel Woods. I had in my data Alice as a Whitney and was quite sure of my information but could not come upon my original source. As I have had the opportunity I have been looking and came across a few interesting pieces of information. Perhaps with a little digestion and help we can put all this together. I am not thin skinned so if this is 'blowing in the wind' please feel free to jump right in with both feet. The only way to learn is to listen. The question was posed by a new person to the group and I think she was looking for help and advice. No advice from me, just more questions. Here goes ---

I found on Carolyn P. Winch's Home Page Alice listed as a Whitney married to Nathaniel Woods.

On Randy Winch's Home Page the same as above.

Dan Cotton has the same information on his home page.

A member of Tripod researching the Woods family has Alice Whitney as you know who's wife. The name of the researcher is not given.

>From Family Tree Maker on-line the Descendants of Clovis lists Alice Whitney daughter of Joshua married to Nathaniel Woods.

There were several sites at Family Tree with the same information.

And last but not least, one of my origianl sources was Joseph Czyzk who was at Northwestern University studying for his PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences. He is no longer there and is listed as employed by Argonne National Labs if anyone wants to try to make contact. He had the same information, Nathaniel Woods married to Alice Whitney at his sight.

I will keep looking and see what else I can come up with, if anyone has something to add please feel free. I am aware that it has been said by this group that mistakes can be copied over and over. Lets see what we can find. Thanks Marsha

I can type in any of the pages and send the complete information, but it would be repeating the same fact over and over with little variation. The main differences seem to be the number of children, varying by no more than 2 in number with the names, births etc remaing the same.

Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 21:22:23 -0500 From: Ron & Marsha Bokleman <ninnie@ime.net>

Organization: N/A To: whitney <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com> Subject: W H Whitney

Am I mistaken or was someone looking for information on William Henry Whitney? I have found information on a William b. in California. Would this help? Marsha

From: Strude@aol.com Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 23:16:45 -0500 (EST) To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Sarah Elizabeth WHITNEY

I'm not a WHITNEY researcher, but I have found Sarah Elizabeth WHITNEY to be a collateral in one of my families. She d. 1869 in Hardin County, IA, and was wife of Asa Putnam BETTS. Appears to have been the daughter of Anson WHITNEY, a native of North Carolina, and Mary HUFFAN.

Anson WHITNEY & Mary HUFFAN m. Warren Co., IL, 1837.

Some information is contained in the Hardin County, Iowa, history...and for which I can find no specific reference in a quick glance through records.

She had five sons, whose families I have outlined and documented in my 1996 history of the BETTS family.

Hope someone who is interested in this family finds these bits helpful.

Rev. Dave McDonald

Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 11:17:13 -0500 From: "Vickie (Elam) White" <102657.1616@compuserve.com> Subject: Re: Alice (Whitney) Woods Sender: "Vickie (Elam) White" <102657.1616@compuserve.com> To: "INTERNET:ninnie@ime.net" <ninnie@ime.net> Cc: Whitney Family List <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com>

Marsha wrote --

<< No advice from me, just more questions. Here goes ---

I found on Carolyn P. Winch's Home Page Alice listed as a Whitney married to Nathaniel Woods.

On Randy Winch's Home Page the same as above.

Dan Cotton has the same information on his home page.

A member of Tripod researching the Woods family has Alice Whitney as you know who's wife. The name of the researcher is not given.

>From Family Tree Maker on-line the Descendants of Clovis lists Alice Whitney daughter of Joshua married to Nathaniel Woods.

There were several sites at Family Tree with the same information.

And last but not least, one of my origianl sources was Joseph Czyzk who was at Northwestern University studying for his PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences. He is no longer there and is listed as employed by Argonne National Labs if anyone wants to try to make contact. He had the same information, Nathaniel Woods married to Alice Whitney at his sight.>>

This is one of our favorite questions: was Alice, the wife of Nathaniel WOODS, a WHITNEY by birth? Marsha cited the above as arguments *for* Alice being a WHITNEY. The problem with this is that the various researchers have simply taken their information from some unknown (to me, since I didn't see the above pages myself) sources, borrowing from one another. This happens frequently in genealogy. And that's one very good reason to always document your sources. <G>

Anyway, we need to get back to the original argument for Alice being a WHITNEY. That may have been Bond. Savage gets his info from Bond, and I think this error is simply being spread like a bad virus. Under the children of Joshua WHITNEY, Savage says Bond listed a "d. Woods, wh. he thot. was Alice, w. of Nathaniel W. but the last is uncert." We now know she was Hannah WHITNEY, the wife of Thomas WOODS.

And as has been posted to this list several times, Joshua WHITNEY does not list a daughter Alice in his will, which was written when Alice (--) WOODS was still living. Nor does he mention any grandchildren who would have been her children.

Take a look at the website of Robet Ward, another WHITNEY researcher. My argument about the surname of Alice (--) WHITNEY is there, in full. That page can be found at www.erols.com/rlward1/whitney/correct.html

As I have said, I believe strongly that Nathaniel WOODS' wife was Alice _____, whose surname is still unknown. He had no first wife named Eleanor.

After Alice died, he remarried twice.


Vickie (Elam) White 102657.1616@compuserve.com


From: mwverde@gmail.com Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 23:26:28 +0000 To: trees@pcom.net CC: WHITNEY-D@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: WHITNEY-Iowa, VT, Watertown References: <199711140315.WAA22594@primemail1.primecomm.net>

Hi, Barb,

      My Iowa Whitneys lived in Dresden/Deep River--had a store there.

Myron Whitney and his brother Newton. They were born in Poultney, Vt. to Solomon Whitney/Nancy Hurlbut. Solomon (1793) was the son of Solomon (1766) and Polly Marshall. He was born in Canaan, Ct., the son of still another Solomon (1733) and Sarah??. From this Solomon the line goes through David and Joshua to John.

      If any names match, let me know!  I have done some research back to

Solomon and Polly Marshall and have material on the Marshall line. The rest I have just taken on faith from Pierce's book.

Marcia

Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 00:19:12 +0000 From: "Howard L. Carr III" <ywsg@psouth.net>

Organization: Your Weekly Shopping Guide To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Whitney Genealogy


Hello; I am trying to trace my wife¹s family (Whitney) but can't seem to get beyond her great grandfather; he is

Charles Eli Whitney b. March 20, 1856; d. July 1, 1898 in Portland, Maine m. Emma F. Thompson b. Jan. 14, 1856; d. Sept. 17, 1930 in Somerville, Mass.

 Had the following children
    Everett B. Whitney  b. July 1881;  d. April 26, 1902
    Roy S. Whitney  b. May 1884;  d. Sept. 12, 1884
                        Ethel G. Whitney  b. February 1887;  d. March 17, 1891
    Walter Skillings Whitney (my wife's grandfather)
       b. March 21, 1889;  d. Sept. 5, 1944
    Inez E. Whitney  b. 1897;  d. June 23, 1967

Any help will be much appreciated

Howard L. Carr III 35 Maple St. Cornish, Maine 04020

email ywsg@psouth.net

From: "Roy & Grace Farr" <rgfarr@uslink.net> To: "Whitney" <whitney-L@rootsweb.com> Subject: roots Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 13:24:02 -0600

roots web huh? must be genealogy in the blood to use that as a name? Don't know if I go your address right but will try a short message! We have been doing genealogy for about 25 years and with new computer programs really keeps one on their toes!

From: Jeni Ann Kaelin <jeniann@wa.net> To: "'bclayton@gower.net'" <bclayton@gower.net>,

       "'conover@radix.net'"
     <conover@radix.net>,
       "'dhickman@swcp.com'" <dhickman@swcp.com>,
       "'redorris@aol.com'" <redorris@aol.com>,
       "'Whitney-L@rootsweb.com'" <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com>

Subject: Hendrix/Hendricks Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 16:56:52 -0800

I got your address off the gendex Index. I am looking for the parents or any information on my gg grandmother Rebecca Hendrix/Hendricks born abt. 1804 in NC. She married John Cartmill 2-21-1822 in Bath Co.,KY. They resided there until abt. 1830 and went to IL. John died sometime between 1850 (DeWitt Co. Census) and 1860 when Rebecca is living alone in Livingston Co.,IL. They had the following known children: William H. b. 1825 KY m/ Maria Burton 1850 Polly b. 1831 KY m/ Jesse Towler 1851 Julia Ann b. 6-18-1832 m/ George Davenport 1852 Tarlton b. 1839 John H. b. 1834 d. 1849


From: "Mary & Jack Landkamer" <cn85313@navix.net> To: <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com>

Subject: Whitney ancestry Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 21:24:34 -0700

I believe Amos Whitney, Jr. born York, Maine 1852 to Amos Whitney and Sarah Payne are my ancestors. Amos Whitney, Jr. married Anna Weston 1776 and moved back and forth between Gorham and Buxton. She died before 1790 when he married 2nd to Mary Smith 1790 in Buxton. They moved to Newburgh, Maine about 1803 where Amos died about December 1806. Amos and Anna (Weston) were parents of Ephraim, Robinson, William, Sarah and Mary. Ephraim born about 1780 was my ancestor. By his 2nd wife, Mary Smith, he had John, Betsey and Ruth. Do you have other descendants of Amos Whitney, Jr. 1752-1806 in your file?

                Sincerely,    Mary Landkamer, Box 512, Broken Bow, NE 68822

From: "Mary & Jack Landkamer" <cn85313@navix.net> To: <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com> Subject: Whitney descendants Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 21:32:46 -0700

Hi, I believe my Whitney ancestors were Amos Whitney born May 1852 to Amos Whitney and Sarah Payne/Paine York, Maine. They moved to Gorham, Maine. Amos Whitney,Jr. married Anna Weston in 1776 in Gorham, Maine. Soon they moved to Buxton, Maine. They were the parents of Ephriam, born 1780, Robinson, about 1782, Sarah about 1783, William about 1786 and Mary. Anna Weston died before 1790 when Amos Whitney, Jr. married Mary Smith. Their children were John, Betsey and Ruth. About 1803 they moved to Newburgh, Maine where Amos died about Dec. 1806. Ephraim was my ancestor. He married Keziah Moffatt 1805 in Hampden, Maine. They moved to Tuscawaras Co. Ohio about 1817. Do you contact with other descendants of Amos Whitney and Anna Weston and 2nd wife, Mary Smith.?

                             Thank you,
                              Mary Landkamer, Box 512, Broken Bow, NE 68822

Date: Sat, 15 Nov 1997 07:47:51 -0500 From: Bob Newton <rnewton@wiscasset.net> To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Jeremiah Whitney

Seeking info on JEREMIAH WHITNEY b. 4/17/1766 ? WELD, ME. His son JACOB A. WHITNEY m. RHODA DALE HUTCHINSON. Jacob b. 2/9/1802 in WELD, ME. JEREMIAH m.LYDIA ? I hope someone can help - been searching for years!

Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 09:14:25 +0000 From: Shawn Whitney <cyberboone@worldnet.att.net> Organization: AT&T To: rwenck@yourinter.net CC: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: Anne Whitney References: <346F03FD.7AEC@yourinter.net>

Rick Wenck wrote: > > Greetings to one and all-- > > I am a doctoral student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and am am > pursuing the possibility of doing my thesis on the 19th American > sculptor, poet and feminist Anne Whitney. Does anyone have any > information, any leads, etc. on where I can track down more information > on this fascinating and much neglected woman? I am particularly > interested in trying to track down some primary sources, but ANY > information whatsoever will be greatly appreciated. > > sincerely > > Christine Severson


Dear Christine, I have a copy of the book "The Whitneys - an informal portrait 1635-1975" by Edwin P. Hoyt. Chapter 5 of this book is titled "The Lady Who Would Not Conform". It deals with your Anne Whitney. Are you familiar with this book? If you can't find a copy, please let me know and I can help you further. -- Always looking, Shawn Boone Whitney cyberboone@worldnet.att.net

Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 09:24:14 +0000 From: Shawn Whitney <cyberboone@worldnet.att.net> Organization: AT&T To: rwenck@yourinter.net, Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: Anne Whitney References: <346F03FD.7AEC@yourinter.net>

Dear Christine Severson and WRG. What I failed to mention regarding Edwin Hoyt's book "The Whitney's" is that it contains a pretty extensive bibliography. Some of the bibliography entries refer to newspaper articles and of course the genealogy books. There is Melville and Pierce, but one I had not heard of ...

Whitney, William L. "Whitney Genealogy". Pottstown, Pennsylvania: Privately printed, 1890.


Anyone heard of this? If its on Robert Ward's listing, don't email me back...I just haven't looked yet  :-o  :-}  ;-)

-- Always looking, Shawn Boone Whitney cyberboone@worldnet.att.net

From: SteveEWhit@aol.com Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 06:26:03 -0500 (EST) To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: whitney

PLease add my name to the data base Stephen Eustace Whitney b.1928 m. Margaret Isabelle Brown on 7/17/48 Thank you

Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 08:53:56 -0500 From: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com>

Subject: Westminster Whitneys Sender: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com> To: 1ALLWHITNEYS <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com>

Hello all! The most promising lead I have had in a long time on connecting to John & Elinor is this family.

Does anyone have the children of: John-7 WHITNEY (Abner-6, Samuel-5, William-4, Nathaniel-3, John-2, John-1) and Susanna(h) SMITH.

John-7 WHITNEY was born 28 Jul 1772 in Westminster, Massachusetts, the son of Abner-6 WHITNEY and his first wife Elizabeth GLAZIER. John-7 married Susanna(h) SMITH in Westminster on 7 Feb 1796.

In Pierce, John-7 is referenced as person #1941 (p147) - I don't have further pages to help.

I'm hoping that John-7 and Susanna(h) had a child named Benjamin, b. 17 Sep 1796.

-) Jeanne (Whitney) Muse

Sent on: 11/16/97


Always looking for information on the surnames: WHITNEY, GOLDSMITH, MUSE, REED

See my Roots Home Page at this URL: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jwmuse/roots.htm



Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 09:32:30 -0500 From: rwenck@yourinter.net (Rick Wenck) To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Anne Whitney

Greetings to one and all--

I am a doctoral student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and am am pursuing the possibility of doing my thesis on the 19th American sculptor, poet and feminist Anne Whitney. Does anyone have any information, any leads, etc. on where I can track down more information on this fascinating and much neglected woman? I am particularly interested in trying to track down some primary sources, but ANY information whatsoever will be greatly appreciated.

sincerely

Christine Severson

From: Linda Sue Cox Wildes <genwildes@globaldialog.com> To: "'WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com'" <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com> Subject: RE: Whitney Melendy Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 08:35:02 -0600


To: 'WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com' Subject: Whitney Melendy

Still looking for info on Melendy who married Thomas Fenton

3 oct 1857 in Manitowoc co; WI. she died 14 nov 1870

father was Irem Whitney he lived in St. Lawrence co; NY.

Melendy and thomas had son Irem born ab. 1856 in WI.

Thanks for any help Linda Sue genwildes@globaldialog.com

From: Linda Sue Cox Wildes <genwildes@globaldialog.com> To: "'WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com'" <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com> Subject: RE: Whitney's in Canton, St. Lawrence co; N.Y. Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 08:43:55 -0600




I'm looking for a Melendy Whitney who's father was Irem and

mother Marilla S. (nee?) they lived in St. Lawrence co N.Y.

about 1886. Melendy married Thomas Fenton 3 oct 1857 in

Two Rivers, Manitowoc co; WI. she died 14 Nov. 1870 I

don't no where. Thomas remarried a Mary Ann Dobson

27 Mar 1878 in OR. he died 21 May 1886. I don't know when

or where Melendy was born . I'm hopeing you have come

across her mother and father because Thomas's parents lived

in Canton, NY in 1830-40 census. have you every came

across Graton Fenton married to a Hannah Wells? I'm hope-

ing because of your Whitney's liveing in Canton NY. and in

Thomas penshion papers Melendy's mother had wrote a

letter telling about her daughters death and it was from

St. Lawrence co; NY. I know this is a long shot but in family

researchyou go for it. Also Thomas and Melendy had a son

Irem born about 1858 in WI.

Thanks for your time and any help.

Linda Sue genwildes@globaldialog.com

Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 11:16:41 -0500 From: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com> Subject: Whitneys Sender: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com>

To: 1ALLWHITNEYS <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com>

On 11/7 we had a query from Bill Whitney of Woodbridge, Ontario <whitney@netcom.ca>.

Bill is looking for descendants of Sylvanus WHITNEY and Betty HOYT. He listed specifically:

>>Polly Whitney (1774) and Samuel Hicks (1769) Sally Whitney (1776) and Amos Adams (1768) William Whitney (1783) and Elizabeth Seely (1791)<<

The above line fits into our HENRY WHITNEY (of Long Island and Connecticut) database.

Sylvanus-5 WHITNEY (Eliasaph-4, Nathan-3, John-2, Henry-1) b. 3 Feb 1748/9 Stamford, CT; d. 24 Aug 1827 Carleton, St.John, N.B., Canada; m. on 30 Sep 1772 in Norwalk CT Betty HOYT who was b. 7 May 1751 and d. 3 Dec 1808.

Bill - Our Henry Whitney database contains 5 children of WILLIAM WHITNEY and ELIZABETH SEELY as follows: 1) William Henry Whitney b. 3 Nov 1819 2) Elizabeth Whitney b. 29 Jan 1823 3) George Walter Whitney b. 29 Jan 1823 4) James Augustus Whitney b. 15 Sep 1825 5) Henry Bates Whitney b. 15 Jun 1830

I'll take you up on your offer to "share" the information from your "40,000 entries"! Could you send me a Gedcom of your HENRY WHITNEY descendants?

Look forward to your reply!

-) Jeanne (Whitney) Muse

Sent on: 11/16/97


Always looking for information on the surnames: WHITNEY, GOLDSMITH, MUSE, REED

See my Roots Home Page at this URL: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jwmuse/roots.htm



Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 11:16:43 -0500 From: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com> Subject: Free Colonial Era Journal Access Sender: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com> To: 1ALLWHITNEYS <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com>

Dear Robert & All:

In reply to Allan Green's post on 11/6, Robert Ward wrote:

>>pp. 82-83: Elliott WHITNEY, m. Polly GOODWIN (b. say 1796), dau. of Abraham and Catherine (KING) GOODWIN of Delaware Water Gap, PA, and Exeter Twp., Luzerne Co., PA.<<

I can identify this person as:

Elliot-7 WHITNEY (Elisha-6, Joshua-5, Nathaniel-4, Nathaniel-3, John-2, John-1)

-) Jeanne (Whitney) Muse

jwmuse@compuserve.com 11/16/97

Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 11:16:45 -0500 From: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com>

Subject: Whitney descendants Sender: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com> To: 1ALLWHITNEYS <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com>

On 11/14/97, we had a query posted from Mary Landkamer <cn85313@navix.net> regarding "Amos Whitney born May 1752 to Amos Whitney and Sarah Payne/Paine"

Although I could not find more references in Pierce, nor in our master database, I can identify the above persons as:

Amos-5 WHITNEY (Amos-4, Nathaniel-3, Benjamin-2, John-1)

Mary, I think your line of descent should be added to our "master" database. You may want to get in touch with Jon Aston, who maintains the John & Elinor database, and get instructions from him about adding your line. Jon's e-mail address is: Mrj79@msn.com

Can anyone else help Mary with descendants of Amos?

-) Jeanne (Whitney) Muse

Sent on: 11/16/97


Always looking for information on the surnames: WHITNEY, GOLDSMITH, MUSE, REED

See my Roots Home Page at this URL: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jwmuse/roots.htm




From: "Doneva Shepard" <doneva@wcn.net> To: <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com> Subject: abook Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 11:18:02 -0800


Does anyone out there have the book about the Whitney/Keeler connection that is on the computer in the library section at the Mormon FHC. This is what I got off the computer;

"Keeler - Stepehen Whitney" US/CAN Book area 929.273 W611ps

Henry Whitney (1620 - 1673) Immigrated by 1649 from England to Southold Long Island, NY, He moved to Huntington, Long Island, NY by 1658 and to Jamaica, L. Island, New York by 1661. By 1665, he had moved to Norwalk, CT. Descendants and relatives lived in NY, CT and the rest of New England, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and throughout most of the U.S. Some descendants immigrated to N. Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, and elsewhere in Canada. Included is family history and genealogy, data about ancestry to the early 1200's in England. Other descendants are shown in Europe."

Sounds good, doesn't it!

Doneva Shepard(my grama was a Keeler) Doneva@wcn.net


From: Dizzy2250@aol.com Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 17:36:14 -0500 (EST) To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: the decendants of Thomas Mott Whitney (1833-1899)

My name is Elizabeth Lindsay Padin. I hold in my lap the Whitney-Lindsay Genealogy written by William Trider Lindsay. The Whitney side of the Genealogy goes back to the year 1066. I was born in 1981, and can trace my heritage back long past Henry Whitney. However, in your files, there is no evidence of Thomas Mott Whitney having any children.

In my genealogy, after TMW, this is listed:

"Isaac King Whitney, second son of the above: born on Cape Negro Island, Berrington, N.S. January 4th 1833. A master mariner, went to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, 19th April 1855. Married at her father's house, on Stephan's Island, now called Young's Island, in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, 28 January 1858, Louisa Sara Ann, born 4th August 1836, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Hirtte) Young. They dwelt in Lunenberg until 1867, and in Shilburn until 1871, when they returned to Lunenburg and lived there the remainder or their lives. He died May 1st 1899 aged 66 She died December 11th 1903 aged 66 Their six children were: Mary Elizabeth, born 5 May 1859 William Fraser, born 19 October 1861 Charles Issac Fenwick, 14 January 1866 Louisa Ellen, born 2 December 1867 Elizabeth Eldora, born 26 February 1870 Sadie Cecelia, born 30 November 1873

This completes the authentic record of 30 generations, covering 850 years"


Later on in the book, on the Lindsay side, it states that Louisa Ellen Whitney married William Trider Lindsay, the author of the genealogy. They had 4 children, one of whom is my great grandmother.

I hope that I have not bored you with the grueling details of my family history, but please make the appropriate additions to your records. If you would like any additional information on any of the above mentioned people, please e-mail me. By the way, parts of your bio on Henry Whitney are word for word what is in my book. Somewhere along the way, our sources must have matched. Thank you for your time. Sincerly, Elizabeth Lindsay Padin

Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 18:09:54 -0500 From: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com> Subject: abook Sender: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com> To: Blind.Copy.Receiver@compuserve.com

Doneva Shepard wrote:

>>Does anyone out there have the book about the Whitney/Keeler connection that is on the computer in the library section at the Mormon FHC. <<

According to what I have found while working on our "Henry Whitney of Long Island & Connecticut" database, the Keelers integrate much into the "Henry Whitney" line. I don't have the book you mentioned, but it sounds like it might expand upon Phoenix's "Whitneys of Connecticut". Sounds like it might be worth ordering a film of it from your local LDS library so you can review it.

Keep me posted if you find something I should add to our Henry database! Good luck!

-) Jeanne (Whitney) Muse

Sent on: 11/16/97


Always looking for information on the surnames: WHITNEY, GOLDSMITH, MUSE, REED

See my Roots Home Page at this URL: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jwmuse/roots.htm




Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 19:21:06 -0500 From: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com>

Subject: the decendants of Thomas Mott Whitney (1833-1899) Sender: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com> To: 1ALLWHITNEYS <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com>

Dear Elizabeth: How delightful to hear from another Henry Whitney descendant! I'd be pleased to add your families to our ever-growing database. I'll add what you sent in your e-mail to the Whitney Group on Thomas Mott Whitney, but it would be even better to have a Gedcom file. Would that be possible?

I am the 2nd person to have the responsibility of "maintaining" the Henry database. Our first volunteer had a serious illness last year, but before that she accomplished her goal - to insert information from Phoenix's Volume 1 of descendants. She accomplished much of her goal in that ... but my goal is to keep it updated, making sure that corrections are done and descendants added. Correspondence like yours will help me with my goal.

Thanks again! e-mail me!

-) Jeanne (Whitney) Muse

jwmuse@compuserve.com Sent on: 11/16/97


Always looking for information on the surnames: WHITNEY, GOLDSMITH, MUSE, REED

See my Roots Home Page at this URL: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jwmuse/roots.htm



Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 18:59:56 -0800 From: knights <knights@badger.tds.net> To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Adolphus Whitney

I'm looking for any information about an Adolphus Whitney, birthdate & place unknown. Father of Edward Whitney m. Adeline Balch b. abt 1828 and Hiram Whitney 1810 - 1889 m. Achsah Philena Balch. Hiram and Achsah had children Hulda D. b. 1833 d. 1833, Hulda Ann b. 1835 d. 1881 m. Lowell Levi Balch b. 1832.

Colleen Knights

From: ALLAGREEN@aol.com Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 00:32:02 -0500 (EST) To: cn85313@navix.net, Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Amos Whitney's wife:

Dear Mary:

To continue what Jeanne Muse has begun on your behalf, my copy of the Vital Records of Gorham, ME, show that Amos-4 and Sarah Payne (daughter of Thomas of York) had their last three children (Elias, b. Apr. 2, 1763; Jotham, b. Apr. 2, 1766; and Ruth, b. June 25, 1769) in Gorham. It also shows that Amos-4 married secondly Hannah Johnson of Falmouth on Aug. 14 1773.

Amos-5 (called Amos Jr.) married Anna Watson in Gorham on Oct. 5, 1776, and that he later married (while "of Buxton") Mary Smith on June 27, 1790

All three marriages cited above were listed among the Marriage Intentions on pp. 68 - 70, but did not appear in the listing of Marriages on pp. 99 - 100.

There were no recorded deaths of any of the above in the Whitney transcriptions from this source that I have.

Hope this will be helpful.

Allan E. Green <allagreen@aol.com>

From: ALLAGREEN@aol.com Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 00:32:10 -0500 (EST) To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: To the Southern Whitneys in the WRG

Dear Friends:

This below, courtesy of Penny Woodward, might be of some help to you.

Allan

    I finally unearthed the name of that book I said had info on

Whitneys from Bermuda, VA, NC, SC, and KY. It's "Some Southern Colonial Families" Vol. 5 by David A. Avant, JR. It's very interesting and seems to be well documented.

From: ALLAGREEN@aol.com Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 15:00:09 -0500 (EST) To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: A Whitney from Maine in the Civ/War

Dear WRG:

Ran across this in a list of men drafted on 12 Aug 1863 (into the Union Army, I assume) from Calais, Maine, on another list today.

A Charles Whitney included among 30+ others.

Thought there might be more to add, but this is it for this afternoon.

Allan

From: ALLAGREEN@aol.com Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 15:01:01 -0500 (EST) To: Dizzy2250@aol.com cc: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: the decendants of Thomas Mott Whitney (1833-1899)

Dear Elizabeth:

Thank you for your posting and welcome to the Whitney Research Group. We would be most interested in the information you have on the ancestry of Henry Whitney - who is, I assume, the Henry Whitney who came to Long Island and Norwalk, CT in the 1640's, and whose American arrival and descent is chronicled by Stephen Whitney Phoenix in his 3 volume set.

Are you aware of the existence of the two articles published in "The American Genealogist", the first by Donald Lines Jacobus in 1933 and the second by Paul C. Reed just a couple of years ago? If not, you might find it worth your while to visit the web site of Robert Ward, one of our members, who has posted the full text of these two articles. They fairly effectively demolish the ancestral linkages between Henry and those who had been reported to be his ancestral line as being the result of a fraud by a hired English researcher who cited and quoted numerous non-existent sources and references.

I believe that there is also to be found at that site a copy of a report

that I secured last year in London that further exposes the fraud mentioned above.

This material may be found at:

http://www.erols.com/rlward1/Whitney/

If you have details and lineage for this Henry that has been determined conclusively from sources other than those used by Phoenix, you will have made the most significant find and contribution to the family's research in the two years that the Whitney Research Group has been in existence, and we will be most anxious to have you share it with us.

I want to thank you for your contributions to our knowledge of the descent from the point you cite. Do you have some more information about this William Trider Lindsay whose book you mention - i.e., does he have a bibliography or list of sources that he has used in finding his material, particularly that Whitney material prior to the connection of the two families.

I am looking forward with great anticipation to your response. It is a real treat to find a member of your generation this interested in family history.

I hope that we can help you to nurture and develop that interest.

Sincerely,

Allan E. Green <allagreen@aol.com>

Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 18:50:17 -0500 From: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com> Subject: Putney Vermont Vital Records to 1900 Sender: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com>

To: 1ALLWHITNEYS <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com>

Enjoy everyone!  ;-) Jeanne (Whitney) Muse


VITAL RECORDS OF PUTNEY, VERMONT TO THE YEAR 1900

Compiled and edited by Ken Stevens A project of The Genealogical Society of Vermont to commemorate the two hundreth anniversary of the granting of statehood to Vermont. July 1, 1992

INTRODUCTION: (in part) "Approximately one-half of our listings of births, intentions of marriage, marriages and deaths come from the entries of the town clerks in these beautifully preserved town record books, from the earliest available, through the year 1899. This material has been augmented by the records of baptisms, marriages and deaths found in the diaries of Rev. Elisha D. Andrews, the third pastor of Putney, coverning the years 1807 - 1829; and of his successor, the Rev. Amos Foster, covering the years 1833 - 1870. There are also a few entries from the fragmentary records of the Rev. Josiah Goodhue, first pastor of Putney, who served from 1776 to 1797. Baptisms shown herein as "baptized, no date," are from the undated list of Rev. Goodhue.

Thirdly, we have included dates of births and deaths copied from gravestones in all fifteen cemeteries in Putney, a source which accounts for approximately one-third of the total. In evaluating material from this source one should realize that some of these deaths and many of the births did not occur in Putney, also that we have ignored relationships suggested by the proximity of names, and have listed only those which are spelled out on the stones."

KEY: CR = Ministerial records, except for baptisms GS = Gravestones - followed by the number indicating the cemetery

PUTNEY CEMETERIES: 1. Mount Pleasant Cemetery 2. Old North Burial Ground 3. Maple Grove Cemetery 4. East Putney Cemetery 5. Dipping Hole Cemetery 6. West Hill Cemetery 7. Houghton Farm Cemetery 8. Dusty Ridge Cemetery 9. Lowell Cemetery 10. McWain Cemetery 11. Alpin Cemetery 12. Joy cemetery 13. Davis Cemetery 14. Kathan Cemetery 15. West Dalts Cemetery


Births and Baptisms Pages 123-124

WHITNEY Abel, son Elijah and Lydia, Feb. 15, 1778. Allice Maria, dau. Morgan, blacksmith and farmer, and Lucy, both b. Westminster, Vt., May 24, 1857. [wife George I. Bishop. GS-1] Carroll, son Milo E., laborer, b. P., and Mary (Reynolds), b. Westford, Vt., Nov. 27, 1884. [Carroll M. GS-1] Charlie E., May 1, 1849. GS-5 Charlotte L., wife George W. Underwood, Mar. 23, 1839. GS-1 Chloe, wife David Kidder, Nov. 22, 1785. GS-1 Elias, son Elijah and Lydia, Apr. 26, 1774. Elijah, son Elijah and Lydia, June 26, 1776. Eliphalet, ch. Eliphalet and Sarah, Aug. 2, 1789. Emason, twin ch. Eliphalet and Sarah, Aug. 4, 1808. Emily, twin ch. Eliphalet and Sarah, Aug. 4, 1808. Florence A., wife Thomas P. Carpenter, 1887. GS-1 Florence M., wife Carroll M., 1885. GS-1 George Frances, son Nathan H., farmer, b. Bridgewater, Vt., and Hellen M., b. Westminister, July 11, 1886. Girtie E., dau. Milo E., laborer, b. P., and Myra (Reynolds), b. Westford, Vt., May 9, 1886. [Gertrude. GS-1] Grace Ella (Tatro), wife Norman H., 1889. GS-1 Ida E. (Marsh), wife James P., Nov. 6, 1853. GS-1 James P., Feb. 14, 1845. GS-1 Jenneavia, dau. Milo, laborer, b. P., and Myra, b. Westford, Vt., Mar. 5, 1887. [Florence added in pencil.] Laura R. (Hunt), wife Milo E., 1857. GS-1 Leland S., Nov. 12, 1861. GS-5 Lois, ch Eliphalet and Sarah, Sept. 7, 1797. Lucy, ch. Eliphalet and Sarah, Mar. 21, 1792. Lucy (Sanderson), wife Morgan, July 6, 1817. GS-5 Lucy C., wife Lyman A. Boutwell, June 30, 1829. GS-3 Lucy Ellen, dau. James P., farmer, b. Westminster, Vt., and Ida, b. Goffstown, N.H., Sept. 10, 1883. Lula, dau. Chas., wood turner, and Georgia, Nov. 30, 1866. Lydia, dau. Elijah and Lydia, Dec. 28, 1779. Lydia Read, ch. Eliphalet and Sarah, Aug. 14. 1806. Marietta Sophia, dau. Selah, farmer, b. Westminster, Vt., and Lucy, b. P., July 30, 1859. Martha, ch. Eliphalet and Sarah, May 6, 1794. Mary F., Mar. 5, 1840. GS-1 Milo E., 1853. GS-1 Minnie Frances, dau. Jas. P., farmer, b. Westminster, Vt., and Ada (Marsh), b. Goffstown, N.H., Aug. 3, 1870. [Apr. 3, 1870. GS-5] Minnie F., dau. Jas. P., farmer, b. Westminster, Vt., and Ida (Marsh), b. Goffstown, N.H., Aug. 24, 1875. Morgan, July 11, 1814. GS-5 Myra J. (Reynolds), wife Milo E., 1854. GS-1 Norman Harlan, 1883. GS-1 Selah Leland, son Selah, farmer, b. Westminster, Vt., and Lucy, b. P., Nov. 12, 1861.


Marriages and Intentions

Pages 247-248

WHITNEY Adolphus, of Westminster, Vt., and Martha Powers, Aug. 31, 1808. Benjamin, Jr., and Sukey Badger, both of Westminster, Mar. 18, 1798. Catherine, and Saml. A. Leland, both of P., Apr 17, 1850. Cynthia M. and Reuben Clough, both of P., May 23, 1842. Eliphalet, Jr., and Sally Ryan, both of P., Aug. 28, 1814. Eliphalet, of P., and Annah Closson, Feb. 13, 1844. [widow Anna Closson. CR] F. A., of Brattleboro, and Eveline Mason, Feb. 19, 1855. Freedom, of P., and James F. Stoddard, Sept. 9, 1846. Hannah, of P., and Gardner Plympton, Apr. 4, 1833. James P., of P., 24 y., farmer, b. Westminster, son Morgan and Lucy (Sanderson), 1st m., and Ida E. Marsh, Mar. 13, 1869. Kittie A., of P., 20 y., 1st m., b. Westminster, dau. Milo and Laura (Hunt), and Bertie A. Smith, Sept. 19, 1899. Leland, and Vilatty Peirce, Aug. 4, 1812. CR Lois, of P., and John Snell, Nov. 24, 1823. Lydia, of Westminster, and John Nichols, int. Apr. 2, 1797. Maria, of P., and Marcus P. Howard, Jan. 8, 1839. Mary E., of P., 23 y., b. Dummerston, dau. Asa and Marcia (Wellman), 1st m., and Frank O. Downs, Mar. 31, 1873. Milo E., of P., 23 y., laborer, b. P., son Selah and Lucy S. (Allen), 1st m., and Laura A. Hunt, Apr. 17, 1877. Nellie E., of P., 18 y., b. P., dau. Morgan and Lucy (Sanderson), 1st m., and Oliver B. Wood, Mar. 13, 1869. Samuel, of Jamaica, and Unis Wellman, Jan. 10, 1793. Selah, and Lucy Allen, both of P., June 16, 1851. Thomas, and Abigail Houghton, both of Rindge, N.H., Sept. 22, 1841.


Deaths

Pages 358-359

WHITNEY Charlie E., Mar. 27, 1854. GS-5 [ch. Morgan, about 3 years. CR] Chloe, dau. Richard and Sarah, May 24, 1876, 80-9-x, b. Brookline, Vt. [wife David Kidder. GS-1] Cynthia Miriam, dau. Eliphalet and Sarah (Ryan), May 12, 1894, 74-9-24, widow, b. Putney. [C.Merrium, wife Reuben Clough, 74-8-24. GS-1] Eliphalet, 1816, about 60 years. In the state of Ohio. CR Eliphalet, Capt., Apr. 23, 1850, 61 years. CR Emily, Feb. 11, 1827, 18 years. CR Laura R. (Hunt), wife Milo E., 1880 GS-1 Leland, Jan. 18, 1890. GS-5 Lucretia M., dau. Joshua and Percis, wife -----Farr, May 15, 1897, 60-8-15, b. Bridgewater. Lucy (Sanderson), dau. Sam'l. and Charlotte, Aug. 14, 1884, 67-1-8, married, b. Westminster, Vt. [wife Morgan. GS-5] Melinda (Batchelder), dau. Azel and Sarah, Dec. 14. 1863, 74-10-12, widow, b. Bradford, N.H. [wife Norman S. GS-1] Minnie F., dau. Jos. P. and Ada (Marsh), Dec. 7, 1870, 0-8-4, b. Putney. [dau. J.P. and I.E. GS-5] Morgan, Nov. 1, 1899. GS-5 Myra Jane (Reynolds), dau. Dan and Caroline (Robertson), Dec. 3, 1894, 40-2-23, married, b. Westford. [wife Milo E. GS-1] Norman S., Feb. 19, 1863, 71-8-28, farmer, b. Westminster, Mass. Sally, wife Capt. E., July 1843, 50 years. [wife Eliphalet, July 1, 1843. GS-2] Sarah, Jan. 2, 1843, wid. Eliphalet. [ae. 78-7-x. GS-2] Sarah C. (Willson), dau. Joseph and Abigail, Mar. 28, 1880, 66-11-x, b. Dummerston, Vt. Selah, June 18, 1863, 34-10-x, married, farmer, b. Westminster, Vt. Tryphosa W., dau. Elijah, May 30, 1862, 72-2-28, b. Winchester, Mass. [ae. 52 years. GS-1]


, inf. ch. -----, June 27, 1813. CR
, ch. Eliphalet, Dec. 26, 1824, 2 years. CR
, son Morgan and Lucy, Dec. 17, 1861, stillborn.
, ch. Milo and Myra, Apr. 1, 1889, stillborn.


Church Admissions and Dismissals

Page 382

WHITNEY Fanny (Mrs.), from Dummerston, January 1836. Henry, his wife, and their daughter ----- Howard, to Wardsboro, Mar. 14, 1839. Henry, and wife, from Wardsboro, July 1844. Henry, and wife Fanny, to North Adams, Mass., Nov. 28, 1847. Norman, Malinda his wife, Tryphasa Whitney his sister, and Mrs. Lucinda Pratt, from Chester, Vt., March 1850.


Heads of Household, 1771 - 1840

Page 405

WHITNEY [name not given] 1800 E. 1840 Eliphalet 1800 1810 1820 1830 Eliphaz 1800 Henry 1830 Winslow 1830


From: "John L. Whitney" <jwhitney@megabits.net> To: <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com> Subject: Ephraim S. Whitney Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 20:03:48 -0500

Seek siblings of Ephraim Stinchfield Whitney b. 18 june 1801 Phillips(town) Cumberland, Me. Parents were Joseph and Rebecca (Stinchfield) Whitney. Ephraim married Mary Livingston (marriage license states Pollly Levison) 2 April 1824 in WarrennCounty, Ohio.

Thanks John L. Whitney

               jwhitney@megabits.net

Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 22:49:29 -0600 To: Whitney Discussion Group <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com> From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com> Subject: WHITNEY Query

The current issue of Heritage Quest magazine (Nov/Dec 1997, page 129) includes the ahnentafel of Maura E. Nelson, 2315 S. Anderson Pl, Kennewick, WA 99337. In it are mentioned the following:

12. Noah Parmelee O'FARRELL was born on 14 Oct 1843 in Georgetown, NY. ... 24. David McDonald O'FARRELL was born on 15 Dec 1809 in Pompey, NY. 25. Adaline WHITNEY was born on 11 Jan 1811/12 in Groton, Tomkins Co., NY.

The parents of Adaline WHITNEY are not listed.



Tim Doyle tdoyle@doit.com / tdoyle@netcom.com

WWW homepage: http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/ ftp directory: doit.com pub/tdoyle

Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 01:27:39 -0500 (EST) From: "John E. Fischer" <fischer@TSO.Cin.IX.Net> To: whitney-l@rootsweb.com, fischer@TSO.Cin.IX.Net Subject: Re: "Whitney Genealogy" question

Shawn Boone Whitney wrote:

> >......There is Melville and Pierce, but one I had not heard of ... > >Whitney, William L. "Whitney Genealogy". Pottstown, Pennsylvania: >Privately printed, 1890. > >Anyone heard of this? If its on Robert Ward's listing, don't email me >back...I just haven't looked yet  :-o  :-}  ;-) >

This may well be "Some of the Descendants of John and Elinor Whitney who settled in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635" by William L (Lebbeus) Whitney Published by M E Miller, steam-power printer; Pottsville PA 1890.

I have a microfiche and would be willing to do a limited number of lookups.

Happy Hunting

John E Fischer fischer@tso.cin.ix.net Cincinnati Ohio USA

From: "Doneva Shepard" <doneva@wcn.net> To: <whitney-l@rootsweb.com>

Subject: Whitney query Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 23:46:18 -0800

There is some dispute about the marriage of one of Joseph Keeler and Elizabeth Whitney-keeler's children, Isaac Keeler, b. ca 1715, Ridgefield, CT. Some say he married 1st Mary Whitney who d. in 1750 and others say he md 1st Mary Morehouse. I doubt very much it would be a relative of his mothers? But, ??? I wouldn't attest to it. Anybody know? Doneva Shepard Doneva@wcn.net


Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 09:07:13 -0600 To: Whitney Discussion Group <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com> From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com> Subject: WHITNEY Query 2

The Mar/Apr 1997 issue of Heritage Quest magazine (page 131) includes the ahnentafel of Margaret Cass, 920 Andorra Rd, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444. In it are mentioned the following:

5. Helen HOPKINS was born in 1832 in Camillus, NY. ... 10. Anson HOPKINS was born in 1803 in Salem, NY. 11. Jerusha WHITNEY was born on 26 Apr 1804 in Greenwich, VT. ... 22. Asaph WHITNEY was born on 21 Jun 1790 in Dalton, MA. 23. Bethia HOPKINS was born on 2 Jun 1777 in Preston, CT.

The parents of Asaph WHITNEY were not listed.



Tim Doyle tdoyle@doit.com / tdoyle@netcom.com

WWW homepage: http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/ ftp directory: doit.com pub/tdoyle

Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 07:22:37 -0800 From: knights <knights@badger.tds.net> To: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com> CC: Whitney Discussion Group <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com> Subject: Re: WHITNEY Query References: <3.0.32.19971118224925.00738e04@204.214.7.1>

I have a copy of a will written by Adaline M. Whitney (maiden name not stated), Town of Malone, NY, Franklin Co. m. Luther Whitney. Heirs include Minnie A. Perkins and Martha J. Barry, executors Dwight Dickinson and Frank D. Barry. Witnessed by Wm. P. Badger and C.E. Perkins all of Malone.

This will was written May 8, 1904. No note of registration following her death is includedd.

Tim Doyle wrote: > > The current issue of Heritage Quest magazine (Nov/Dec 1997, page 129) > > 25. Adaline WHITNEY was born on 11 Jan 1811/12 in Groton, Tomkins Co., NY. > > The parents of Adaline WHITNEY are not listed. > > -------------------------------------------------- > Tim Doyle > tdoyle@doit.com / tdoyle@netcom.com > > WWW homepage: http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/ > ftp directory: doit.com pub/tdoyle

Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 07:22:37 -0800 From: knights <knights@badger.tds.net> To: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com> CC: Whitney Discussion Group <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com>

Subject: Re: WHITNEY Query References: <3.0.32.19971118224925.00738e04@204.214.7.1>

I have a copy of a will written by Adaline M. Whitney (maiden name not stated), Town of Malone, NY, Franklin Co. m. Luther Whitney. Heirs include Minnie A. Perkins and Martha J. Barry, executors Dwight Dickinson and Frank D. Barry. Witnessed by Wm. P. Badger and C.E. Perkins all of Malone.

This will was written May 8, 1904. No note of registration following her death is includedd.

Tim Doyle wrote: > > The current issue of Heritage Quest magazine (Nov/Dec 1997, page 129) > > 25. Adaline WHITNEY was born on 11 Jan 1811/12 in Groton, Tomkins Co., NY. > > The parents of Adaline WHITNEY are not listed. > > -------------------------------------------------- > Tim Doyle > tdoyle@doit.com / tdoyle@netcom.com > > WWW homepage: http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/ > ftp directory: doit.com pub/tdoyle

Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 16:16:03 -0800 From: JS&MA Lindsay <malincal@netdex.com> To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Whitney-Lindsay connection

Hello cousins and fellow researchers, Tis I, wishing you all a good day. I think I should be very offended! This new information came in from Elizabeth Whitney Padin who has a connection to a Lindsay and no one but Barb Black in Sacramento thought to contact me! How quickly we forget our best buddies! Please don't leave me out in the cold, I am still interested in my family, even tho I am not on the list at this time. Thanks to all of you for all your messages of support, I will be waiting with baited breath (whatever that means) for more on the Lindsay-Whitney connection. Thanks. Have a good Thanksgiving.

MAL

From: "Doneva Shepard" <doneva@wcn.net> To: <whitney-l@rootsweb.com> Subject: Richard Whitney bio Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 18:02:06 -0800

I have a Richard Whitney (Aug.1, 1888-Dec 5, 1974) biography w. sources. Son of George Whitney.

Anybody interested?

Doneva@wcn.net


From: "Doneva Shepard" <doneva@wcn.net> To: <whitney-l@rootsweb.com> Subject: Whitney query Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 18:54:08 -0800

Question for today!!!

   One time when I was at the Portland, OR, library,

just at closing time, I found a book that I was able to hook my Richard Smith, father of Elizabeth Smith who m. John Whitney into the Smith's of Smithtown, L.I., NY. The next time I was able to get back to the Portland library, it had moved into it's current (old, remodelled, historic) headquarters and for the life of me, I can't find that book. But, at the time I was looking at it, firecrackers went off inside my head because I KNOW it was my Richard. Why, you say, was I so sure? Because it mentioned Richard Smith whose daughter Elizabeth who m. John Whitney and moved to CT. The dates were the same and everything. That was probably 3 years ago and I have looked and looked ever since to try and find anything that would give me a hint of that and there has been nothing. Anybody have any 'clues'? Smith is not the easiest name to research and I think a lot of people leave it up to 'somebody else' . . . (me, I do. haha). But, since I found that article, I think it should be very easy to track down if anybody has Smithtown, L.I.,NY information. I had been looking at the NEHGR's that day and was where the periodicals were. But, I've been through anything that could possibly lead to Smithtown and can't find anything. Any ideas? Doneva

From: "Doneva Shepard" <doneva@wcn.net> To: <whitney-l@rootsweb.com>

Subject: Richard Whitney bio Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 18:59:34 -0800

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Richard

Whitney </U></STRONG> (Aug. 1, 1888 - Dec 5, 1974), banker, investment counselor, and embezzler, was born in Beverly, Mass.  He was descended from immigrants who arrived in Massachusetts in 1630.  His father, George Whitney, was a leading Boston banker.  Whitney graduated from Groton and from Harvard, where he was elected to the prestigious Porcelland Club.  He moved to New York City in 1910 and became a member of the New York Stock Exchange in 1912, at the age of twenty-three.  Soon afterward he was principal broker for J.P. Morgan and Company, of which his brother, George, was later vice-president.  During WWI, Whitney was a dollar-per-year executive for the Food Administration, headed by Herbert Hoover, in Washington, D.C.</DIV>

 
    In the 1920's Whitney was a

member of every major club and organization to which a member of the eastern aristocracy should belong.  He was treasurer of the New York Yacht Club.  He had large and opulent estates; he bred horses; and he was reputed to spend $5,000 per month on maintenance alone, a huge figure for that time.  He was married in 1916 to a young widow, Gertrude Sheldon Sands; they had three children.  Whitney took over her father's investment business, Cummings and Markwald, and immediately renamed it Richard Whitney and Company.  In 1919 he was elected to the governing board of the New York

Stock Exchange.
 
    Whitney epitomized the

"old guard" of the New York Stock Exchange, a loose grouping of wealthy individuals who acted as leaders in its affairs.  At the height of the panic on Oct. 24, 1929, as representative of this group, he moved onto the floor of the exchange and placed purchase orders in an effort to stem the rush of selling.  The story of his arrival at the floor location for transactions in the share of U.S. sTEEL, and casually placing an order for ten thousand share at 205, forty points above the market price, elevated him to public fame.  He also placed orders that day, acting for the governing consortium, for from fifteen to twenty other blue-chip stocks, in an attempt to stabilize prices.  These orders were estimated to amount to $20 million to $20 million during that single afternoon, the largest personal trading episodes of all time.  Everyone on the exchange assumed that he was trading in the Morgan intereset, and the effort did help to stabilize trading for the time

being, at least in the blue-chip share accounts.
 
    Whitney served on virtually

every significant committee of the exchange, including the business conduct committee.  At the time of his efforts in 1929, he was vice-president and acting president.  He served five terms as president of the exchange beginning in 1930.  During this time he was the spokesperson for "the Old Guard," which came increasingly under attack from the newly created Securities and Exchange Commission, a part of the New Deal of Franklin Roosevelt.  He appeared as a witness at congressional hearings throughout

the period from 1932 to 1935.
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    (continued)   
    Whitney

chose not to run again for the presidency of the exchange in 1935, as reform elements, become more active in its affairs, indicated that he would be opposed.  He was heavily involved at this time in speculative investments in firms manufacturing apple brandy, peat fertilizer, and marine colloids.  In order to keep these companies afloat, he borrowed heavily from friends and acquaintances, using his ties with J.P.Morgan as a sort of collateral.  In March 1938, his world collapsed.  New and tighter reporting regulations on personal finance revealed that Whitney had been a terrible manager of his own and other people's money.  Investigation of his affairs demonstrated that he had been borrowing against funds in his trust since at least

1926.
 
    When the

final investigations were made public, it was estimated that Whitney had borrowed over $30 million from his friends, his family, and the accounts in his trust.  When he declared bankruptcy, he owed approximately $6.5 million.  He was indicated on one count of misuse of funds, from his father-in-law's estate, and pled guilty as charged.  He served three years

and four months of a five-to-ten-year
sentence in Sin Sing. 

His brother eventually paid all of his debts.  When Whitney was released from prison, he moved to a family-owned dairy farm in Barnstable, Mass., where he dropped out of public view.  His wife stood by him during his problems, selling all of their assets, except her personal jewelry.  Whitney died in

Short Hills, N.J.
 
    Much of

the reform of the practices of the New York Stock Exchange and other bond and share money markets can be dated to the events of Richard Whitney's life.  His activities on the exchange, which had shocked the world of the wealthy--Franklin Roosevelt came close to breaking down when he heard of the defalcations--provided the impetus to reform and reconstruct the money market.  In a sense, then, his life ultimately had a substantial positive

impact.
 
(sources:  No

collections of papers or biographies are known.  Books that have a good deal of information on Whitney's life and his career include Ferdinand Pecora, "Wall Street Under Oath" (1939); John Nixon Brooks, "Once in Golconda" (1952); John Kenneth Galbraith, "The Great Crash" (1954); Cedric B. Cowing, "Populists, Plungers and Progressives"

(1965); and Joel Seligman, "The Transformation of Wall Street" (1982).  See also Securities and Exchange Commision, "In the Matter of Richard Whitney", 2 volumes. (1938); and "Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as Amended to February 5, 1976" (1979) and . . . "to 1991" (1991).  Contemporary coverage is in the New York Times, Mar 9 and 15, Apr 10 and Oct 25, 1938.  An obituary is in the New York Times, Dec

6, 1974.)
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From: BCofer612@aol.com Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 01:40:47 -0500 (EST) To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: WHITNEY-D Digest V97 #139

Hi,

    The current issue of the Whitney Digest (#139) was supposed to have 7

messages, but I only received the first one. Is this happening to others, as well? Barbara Cofer

Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 11:07:32 -0400 From: Rich Whitney <whitney09@earthlink.net> To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: "Westminster" Whitneys

Greetings,

My direct patrilineal ancestors are from Westminster MA, and many of them are buried there. A quick search of the database for my grandfather, Richard Augustine Whitney, and his father Leon Augustine Whitney, did not result in any findings.

My grandmother kept the geneology of our particular twig of the Whitney family tree and has every generation back to old John and Elinor. I plan to both research this site and refer to her work and see whether there's anyting I can add or confirm.

This is a great site! I'm excited to find out more about all those who came before me

Regards, Richard Augustine Whitney II

Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 12:36:20 -0500 (EST) From: "J. Michael Poston" <poston@helix.nih.gov> To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: MARKLE, John (fwd)

WGR,

Can anyone help Marjorie? I was going to write her directly telling her about our group, but I find that I have mis-filed my instructions for subscribing.

Mike Poston Rockville, Maryland


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Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 07:01:53 -0800 From: Marjorie Newton <newtm@pacbell.net> To: VA-WVA-ROOTS-L@LISTSERV.INDIANA.EDU Subject: MARKLE, John

I am searching for the name of the wife of John MARKLE, son of Charles MARKLE and Tibitha WHITNEY. John MARKLE was born Nov. 25, 1784 in Stauton, Augusta County, later Liberty, Virginia. He had one son Richard Bruer MARKLE, born August 15, 1818 in Liberty, Bedford County, Virginia and possibly a second son Jefferson MARKLE, born about 1824. Richard Bruer was also married, wife's name unknown. John and Richard moved to Missouri where Richard acquired a second wife, Minerva. In 1849 John MARKLE went to California. He was joined by Jefferson and later Richard and Minerva in Sonoma County, California. I would appreciate it very much if someone would be so kind as to check the appropriate census records for these people. Thank you in advance. --

                                   Margie Newton
                                  newtm@pacbell.net

Searching for: MARKLE, ROBERTS, BLOOD, SPARROW, WILLIAMS

              in Baker County Oregon
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Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 13:04:01 -0500 From: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com> Subject: "Westminster" Whitneys Sender: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com> To: Whitney Research Group <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com>


Richard Augustine Whitney II wrote on 11/21/97: >>My grandmother kept the geneology of our particular twig of the Whitney family tree and has every generation back to old John and Elinor. I plan to both research this site and refer to her work and see whether there's anyting I can add or confirm.<<

Welcome to the Whitney Research Group, Richard! All of your Whitney "cousins" look forward to seeing your line of descent from John & Elinor. We hope you will allow us to add it to our database for the benefit future researchers. Remember that only 5 generations are included on the web site. The full database has *everyone* we have been able to "connect". The database is made available to all who request it in Gedcom form, and is updated about once a year (more often if necessary).

If you would like the full database in Gedcom form, post a message here. Specify whether you use a PC or a MAC and the name & version of the software you use for your genealogy. Someone will respond to give you more information.

-) Jeanne (Whitney) Muse

jwmuse@compuserve.com

From: Mrj79@msn.com Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 20:08:02 -0500 (EST) To: whitney-l@rootsweb.com Subject: Back home

Hello All;

Returned to terra firma after a lenghty cruise from New York to Miami via Bermuda, St. Thomas, Dominica, St. Vincent, Caracus, Aruba, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel.

Keep in touch

Jon Aston

Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 19:20:45 -0700 From: Nancy Carter <nmcarter@mail.conxnet.com> Organization: To-Na-Pa Ltd. To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Susan Whitney, Boston, MASS ??

Does anyone have a Susan Whitney who married Isha (?) Harrington and had a daughter, Mary Ann Harrington born 1836 Boston, Mass. married Abel Locke and died 11 Oct 1903 in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Mass. All I have on Mary Ann is her death certificate and haven't been able to

locate any further information (I've been looking for years) Maybe, Susan and Isha were nicknames, rather than actual names, I just don't know but would sure like to find someone who is linked to this family that has been more successful than I have been.

-- Nancy in Williams, AZ Genealogy= Where you confuse the dead and irritate the living! http://www.azaccess.com/~nmcarter


Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 10:33:07 +0000 From: Shawn Whitney <cyberboone@worldnet.att.net> Organization: AT&T To: Larry Knigga <lknigga@pop3.utoledo.edu> CC: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: Whitney rifle/carbine history? References: <01IQB4Q0EEO6000IM3@uoft02.utoledo.edu>

Larry Knigga wrote: > > I realize that gun lore is not the scope of this list, but one of the > historical arms of the US prior to the Civil War was a Whitney > Rifle/Carbine. Would anyone have any knowledge of this bit of Whitney > history? > > Larry > > lknigga@pop3.utoledo.edu

Larry, Did you receive my last post? I copied to the WRG list but did not see it come through. To repeat, I have copies of 3 articles that discuss Eli's involvement in the early American gun industry. Would you like to have then emailed to you?

-- Always looking, Shawn Boone Whitney cyberboone@worldnet.att.net

Researching Ger-Rus surnames: KNODEL,KREITER,RIEKER

Also: BOONE, ELDER, ELLIS, EWING, GAMBLE, GODLEY, HUGGINS, JACKSON, KINNE, MANNING, OHMER, SMALL, STONE, TAYLOR, TOWER, WHITNEY, YOUNGS and others

Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 08:35:50 -0700 From: "R. Edward Knight" <eknight@slate.Mines.EDU> Organization: Colorado School of Mines To: WHITNEY-L <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com>

Subject: Gedcom

I would like to get the GEDCOM of the full whitney database. I use a PC and PAF 3.0.

-- Ed Knight - email - eknight@mines.edu


Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 11:36:52 -0500 From: Larry Knigga <lknigga@pop3.utoledo.edu> Subject: Whitney rifle/carbine history? To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com

I realize that gun lore is not the scope of this list, but one of the historical arms of the US prior to the Civil War was a Whitney Rifle/Carbine. Would anyone have any knowledge of this bit of Whitney history?

Larry

lknigga@pop3.utoledo.edu

Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 19:38:59 +0000 From: Shawn Whitney <cyberboone@worldnet.att.net> Organization: AT&T To: WRG <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com> Subject: Gedcom request

I would like a full GEDCOM. I use a MAC, and I use Reunion.

-- Always looking, Shawn Boone Whitney cyberboone@worldnet.att.net

Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 12:20:11 -0800 From: knights <knights@badger.tds.net> To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: Whitney rifle/carbine history? References: <01IQB4Q0EEO6000IM3@uoft02.utoledo.edu> <34773DEF.5EA2@badger.tds.net>

knights wrote: > > Keeping in mind I only guessing as I have no references readily available on that subject, - Is it possible that the relationship > is that Eli Whitney is less commonly known as the inventor of mass > production, particularly related to production of guns with > interchangable parts? I'd check that out. > > Colleen Knights > Larry Knigga wrote: > > > > I realize that gun lore is not the scope of this list, but one of the > > historical arms of the US prior to the Civil War was a Whitney > > Rifle/Carbine. Would anyone have any knowledge of this bit of Whitney > > history? > > > > Larry > > > > lknigga@pop3.utoledo.edu

Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 18:13:12 -0500 From: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com> Subject: Whitney rifle/carbine history? Sender: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com> To: Blind.Copy.Receiver@compuserve.com

>>one of the historical arms of the US prior to the Civil War was a Whitney Rifle/Carbine. <<

I remember reading that Eli Whitney's cotton gin, although his most famous invention, was not his most lucrative. The cotton gin was copied by various others, and not patented properly, he made very little profit on it. If memory serves me, his guns and rifles were what made him a living.

Is this documented in your history of Eli Whitney, Robert Ward?

-) Jeanne (Whitney) Muse

From: Catlover70@aol.com Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 18:35:14 -0500 (EST) To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Tri-State Whitney's

Noticed alot of research of Whitney's in the far Eastern Coast, but I am in search of Whitney's in the Ohio, Pa area. Of most interest in Belmont or Monroe County Ohio. My Florence was a Whitney married to a Quarterman, her father was George Whitney married to a Gatchell, and his father was Enoch Whitney married to a Bradfield. Can't get any farther than that. If anyone has infor to share would greatly appreciate it.

 Thanks,
             Nedra

Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 16:15:35 -0800 From: "Robert W. Cameron" <bobcameron@sssnet.com>

Organization: retired To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: WHITNEY-D Digest V97 #141 References: <199711221529.HAA14679@fp-1.rootsweb.com>

> >> > If you would like the full database in Gedcom form, post a message here. > Specify whether you use a PC or a MAC and the name & version of the > software you use for your genealogy. Someone will respond to give you more > information. > > :-) Jeanne (Whitney) Muse > jwmuse@compuserve.com

I would like a full GEDCOM. I use a PC, and I use PAF.

                      Bob Cameron,
                        Canton, OH

Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 19:48:21 -0800 To: bobcameron@sssnet.com, WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com From: sherrill madden <mssherrill@fishnet.net> Subject: Re: WHITNEY-D Digest V97 #141

At 04:15 PM 11/22/97 -0800, Robert W. Cameron wrote: >> >>> >> If you would like the full database in Gedcom form, post a message here. >> I have a PC and use FTM .. and would love a copy of the GEDCOM Sherrill Madden

From: ALLAGREEN@aol.com Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 01:14:30 -0500 (EST) To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com cc: malincal@netdex.com Subject: First of all, genealogy is fun!

Dear WRG:

As some of you know, I subscribe to a lot of different maillists - always on the lookout for Whitney related material and/or queries. Recently on one of those lists I ran across this posting, which I thought some of you might find interesting.

Allan

                                           ****************************

When searching for all those recent family names becomes too frustrating for me, I go back to my interesting, really old records. I have just started entering these records onto a separate file in my computer, and I am sure some of you out there have some of the same ancestors. Please help!

My earliest known ancestor is Eric the Confused. He was born either in Ireland or in Egypt - I'm not entirely sure. I do have a copy of a birth tablet for him and it seems he was born in 8___ B.C., according to the tablet. (Some of the carved numbers are worn away.) I have names for a couple of his children - including that renowned ancestress of many of us modern researchers, Matilda the Strong. She had an interesting bunch of children, and they married into a very mixed bag of nomadic tribespeople. Since her children were all very prolific, I am sure some of you can tell me more.

I volunteer to keep records of any of these ancestors you can tell me about. I am interested in the commonplace, boring branches of the family as well as the exciting, historical figures. I haven't been able to link any of these early ancestors to my people in this country yet, but maybe someday we can all find that we are connected - way back! I do know that some of these early relatives explain a good deal about many of us, even today. (That's why I worked so hard on finding Eric.)

Anelle (Proud to be related to the Confused)


From: Babseeb@aol.com Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 04:16:52 -0500 (EST) To: lknigga@pop3.utoledo.edu, WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: Whitney rifle/carbine history?

    It is in WHITNEY Portraits (I think that is the title) by Hoyt.  I have a

copy of the book but it will be several days before I can get the information. But it is true that this was one of Eli Whitney's inventions.

    I am the care-taker for my husband who recently had Open heart surgery to

replace the Aortic valve in his heart. He is progressing as it is supposed to but still needs a lot of attention. So my time is limited at this time. I believe there is someone else on the list who has been doing lookups in the same book. BARbara Black in Sacramento

Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 10:15:43 +0000 From: Shawn Whitney <cyberboone@worldnet.att.net> Organization: AT&T To: WRG <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com> Subject: [Fwd: Re: Whitney rifle/carbine history?]

Good morning everyone! I have received so many requests for this information on Eli Whitney and his guns that I thought I would just post it to the list.

Have a great day! Shawn Boone Whitney Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 19:31:10 +0000 From: Shawn Whitney <cyberboone@worldnet.att.net> Organization: AT&T To: Barry Whitney <barryw@therock.mcg.edu>

CC:

    "Larry Knigga <lknigga@pop3.utoledo.edu> Jeanne Muse"

<JWMUSE@compuserve.com> Subject: Re: Whitney rifle/carbine history? References: <Pine.A32.3.96.971122183848.89418A-100000@therock.mcg.edu>


Barry Whitney wrote: > > > see it come through. To repeat, I have copies of 3 articles that > > discuss Eli's involvement in the early American gun industry. Would > > you like to have then emailed to you? > > I would like to have these articles. If they are not already available on > a web page, I would be glad to get them ready to go online for you! > Okay everyone, here is the deal......:-)

What I have, are three sets of photocopied pages from ³gun collector² type books. These pages were stuck in a book that my father in law gave to me ³The Whitneys....by EP Hoyt. (that¹s a whole different discussion)

The articles are not big and are in fact just a few highlighted sentences with references to Eli Whitney. I am not sure that they could be published on the web because of copyright laws. I will type out what is here and if someone wants to investigate further, they can feel free. I really don¹t think that there is enough info to worry about, but its a place to start.

There is actually much more information in the Hoyt book regarding Eli's problems with his patents and his years of financial hardship and near bankruptcy. He then hit it big with his assembly line ideas in the manufacture of guns in 1798 and barely finished his order of 10,000 before the war of 1812. He was an overnight sucess! ----only the night was about 10 to 11 years long------

So here are the quotes from the articles:

AMERICAN FIREARMS and the CHANGING FRONTIER Written by Waldo E. Rosebush for the Eastern Washington State Historical Society Spokane, Washington 1962

page 41

The First Army Revolver, 1847

    After this time the Mexican War threatened and United States

troops under Zachary Taylor were sent to Texas. Among the Texas Rangers hoping to join Taylor in case of actual war, came Samuel Walker who served in the war against the Seminole Indians under Lieutenant Colonel William S. Harney in whose command Colt¹s revolvers and rifles had been used. After war was declared Walker was made a captian in the new regiment of Mounted Rifles. He was sent to his home area at Baltimore on recruiting duty. He met Sam Colt and coached by Sam, with the help of the President and the Secretary of War, he was soon endeavoring to get Colt revolvers for his new regiment. The result was the first official army revolver, the Colt-Walker, of which 1100 were made by Eli Whitney, Jr. One thousand were for the army and 100 for disposition otherwise - mainly for gifts or promotional advertising. This was a very large and heavy weapon. It weighed 4 lbs 9 oz. and had a nine-inch barrel. Its .44 caliber required concial balls running 32 to the pount or round balls of 48 to the pound. So the conical balls weighed about 1/2 oz each. With fifty grains of black powder, this was almost a load fit for a rifle. The full story of the revolver and its history in the Mexican War is told in Frontier Ste_?_ published by the Eastern Washington State Historical Society.

                                     [ picture of the Colt-Walker]


EARLY AMERICAN FIREARMS by Robert Abels The American Arts Library

page 43

Chapter 3. Percussion Revolvers

Samuel Colt, whose name is a byword in the history of arms making, was born in Hartford, Connecticut, in the early part of the Nineteenth Century. On a sailing trip in his youth he was fascinated by the rotation of this ship¹s wheel, which always stopped at a certain point. This gave him the idea of a revolving pistol, with which he experimented to the extent of finally building a factory in Paterson, New Jersey, where he produced a quantity of revolvers and rifles util its destruction by fire. During his period of manufacture, between 1836 and 1840, he produced for the Texas Ranges a revolver with a folding trigger made in 28, 34 and 40 calibers. These arms are rare today.

Captain Samuel Walker of the Texas Rangers contracted with Colt for a heavier revolver than those in use and, with the aid of Eli Whitney, produced the Whitneyville Walker revolver, today one of the rarest of American arms.

page 58

Chapter  ? Cartiridge Revolvers

....The Whitneyville Armory revolver, in 22 and 32 caliber, produced in Connecticut, was a popular revolver in the 1865 period........


GUN COLLECTORS GUIDE (OLD GUNS FOR PROFIT) The Complete Guide to Antique Gun Collecting by Martin Rywell Pioneer Press Harriman, Tennessee

page 6

...........The United States is the story of the invention of mechanical miracles and astonishing progress. The gun was the genesis of mass production. Mass production gave us industrial supremacy and now though we have only 7 percent of the population of the world, we produce 65 percent of the manufactured goods.

    Eli Whitney, whom we know for his invention of the cotton gin, also

accomplished another feat fully as important. He received a government contract in 1798 to build fifteen thousand flintlock muskets. Each gun until then was an individual forged weapon, made by a single workman. The weapons resembled each other but the parts were not interchangeable. Whitney separated the gun into uniform, standard and interchangeable parts and manufactured the components parts by machinery. That is how mass production was born.

    The Remington gun factory, founded in 1816 by Eliphalet Remington,

farmer and blacksmith, produced the first breech-loading rifle that gained worldwide acceptance.

    Samuel Colt, Connecticut Yankee whose career was fantastic, invented

the first practical repeating revolver in 1835.

    Oliver Winchester backed the first practical repeating rifle, and

also helped finance Horace Smith and Daniel Baird Wesson. They became Smith & Wesson, a synonym for the cartridge revolver.

    John M. Browning, a Morman gunsmith of Ogden, Utah, was one of the

greatest and most prolific inventors of firearms.

    Behind the names of Eli Whitney, Simeon North, Henry Deringer, Alfred

Mordecai, Ethan Allen, Eliphant Remington, Camuel Colt, Horace Smith, Daniel Baird Wesson and John M. Browning are important and dramatic stories as well as the unsung craftsman who supplies many fascinating details. Vital to the story of American technical ingenuous skill and progess is the American method of belt assembly lines and interchangeable parts, contributed by gunsmiths.

page 123 Chapter 24 History of Firearms at a Glance

1798: AMERICAN MASS PRODUCTION THROUGH INTERCHANGEABLE PARTS

    Eli Whitney of New Haven, Conn., famous as inventor of the ³Cotton

Gin² obtained a contact for 10,000 muskets model 1795 in 1798.

    Up to then each gun was individual handmade as was every machine.

Eli Whitney changed this. He broke down the musket to its component parts. He standardized these parts with uniform measurements. They could be reporduced exactly and used interchangeably.

    It took Eli Whitney eleven years to complet these ten thousand

muckets. Its start was slow. the method gained momentum. Progress rapidly developed America into the world¹s industrial giant.

    In 1942 Springfield Arsenal turned out 3000 Garand rifles in a day;

thus 122 years later we find three years work done in one day and with a complex mechanism as compare to a simple one.


-- Always looking, Shawn Boone Whitney cyberboone@worldnet.att.net

Researching Ger-Rus surnames: KNODEL,KREITER,RIEKER

Also: BOONE, ELDER, ELLIS, EWING, GAMBLE, GODLEY, HUGGINS, JACKSON, KINNE, MANNING, OHMER, SMALL, STONE, TAYLOR, TOWER, WHITNEY, YOUNGS and others

Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 11:12:46 +0000 From: "Howard L. Carr III" <ywsg@psouth.net> Organization: Your Weekly Shopping Guide To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Gedcom Request

Please send me a full GEDCOM. I use a Mac and I also use Reunion.

Thanks;

Howard L. Carr III

ywsg@psouth.net

Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 09:39:50 -0800 From: Paul and Brenda Nichols <pauli007@pacbell.net> To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: Gedcom Request References: <34780FAE.596F@psouth.net>

Hi.

 I'll take the GEDCOM. I use a PC and Family Origins..plus Family

Tree on another PC.

 Brenda.

Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 09:52:01 -0800 From: Don Livingston <donaldl@apex.net> To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Van Alen Genealogy

Hi

    I saw your name on the Gendex system and it was connected with a

Deiana Van Alen. You say she was born 11 Aug.1785 in Pittstown, New York.

    I am a descendant of John Van Alen, born on 11 May 1796 in

Pittstown, New York. They could possibly be brother and sister. I was wondering if you had any information on Deiana's ancestry - father and mother, etc???

    My John Van Alen, was the son of Emanual Harmonous Van Alen and

Mary Northrup. Manuel Van Alen is listed in the 1800 Census of Rensselaer County, New York and it says he had 4 boys and 2 girls at that time. I have a great deal on the Van Alen Family, but I have hit a stone wall on John's mother, Mary Northrup - I know absolutely nothing about her. Can you help???

Thanks - Don in West Tennessee

Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 10:53:16 -0700 From: Nancy Carter <nmcarter@mail.conxnet.com>

Organization: To-Na-Pa Ltd. To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Susan Whitney, Boston, MASS

I'm new to the list so I don't know if there has been any discussion on the Whitney's in the Boston, MA area. I've been trying to locate, for years, the parents of Susan Whitney. All the info I have is just her name on her daughters death certificate. She was married it Isha Harrington (actual name or nickname I don't know, can't find his parents either) Their daughter, my grgrgrandmother was Mary Ann Harrington born 1836 in Boston, MA died 11 Oct 1903 in Jamaica Plain, a suburb of Boston, buried in Arlington Cemetery. Is there anyone out there who might have something on this Susan? Internet seems to be my last resort. I can't locate her in any of the books on Whitney. I would be grateful for any information.

-- Nancy in Williams, AZ Genealogy= Where you confuse the dead and irritate the living! http://www.azaccess.com/~nmcarter


From: mwverde@gmail.com Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 18:59:26 +0000 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: WHITNEY-D Digest V97 #142 References: <199711231459.GAA03878@fp-1.rootsweb.com>

I also would like a Whitney GEDCOM. I use a PC with PAF 3.0.

Thank you,

Marcia Whitney Green mwverde@gmail.com

And how do we add our information to the file?

Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 12:58:56 -0800 From: pj thompson <pj@apex.net> Organization: pj's country kennel To: whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: whitney/paf

Thank you i would like to have the gemcom, i use paf3....thanks pj

Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 16:33:46 -0500 From: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com> Subject: Van Alen Genealogy Sender: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com> To: Blind.Copy.Receiver@compuserve.com

>>I saw your name on the Gendex system and it was connected with a Deiana Van Alen. You say she was born 11 Aug.1785 in Pittstown, New York.

       I am a descendant of John Van Alen, born on 11 May 1796 in

Pittstown, New York. They could possibly be brother and sister. I was wondering if you had any information on Deiana's ancestry - father and mother, etc???<<

Don - Unfortunately, I have no other information on the Van Alen family. This information was given in the books about the Whitney family by S. Whitney Phoenix "The Whitneys of Connecticut". Nothing else was listed besides Deiana's birth date, place and marriage year with place of marriage as Ellisburgh, NY.

>>but I have hit a stone wall on John's mother, Mary Northrup - I know absolutely nothing about her. Can you help???<< Nothing on a Mary in any of my databases.

Sorry I can't help! Good luck!

-) Jeanne (Whitney) Muse

Sent on: 11/23/97


Always looking for information on the surnames: WHITNEY, GOLDSMITH, MUSE, REED

See my Roots Home Page at this URL: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jwmuse/roots.htm



From: JoGen@aol.com Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 17:14:10 -0500 (EST) To: whitney-l@rootsweb.com Subject: Whitney E-mail

Would you please send me that Whitney gedcom information via E-mail?

Thanks

Jogen

Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 05:40:13 -0600 From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@just.doit.com> Sender: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@just.doit.com> Subject: Whitney: London To: whitney-l@rootsweb.com

I currently am on vacation in London and will be here the rest of the week. Yesterday, I visited St. Margaret's Church where John Whitney was baptised and there purchased a book about the church as well as a few postcards. I will send more information on this when I return home. What I'd like to know is if there's anything else useful to our research that I might be able to do while I am here. Would checking the St. Margaret's registers for any omitted data from the web page help, or has this been done? Are there any other churches in the area that we know of that might help? Are there any other sites that have a Whitney connection that we might like a photograph of?

If anyone does have anything that they suggest for me, please e-mail me directly as these messages stand out much better than the mailing list messages do, and I do not have my mail filtering software with me.

Happy hunting!



Tim Doyle / tdoyle@doit.com / tdoyle@netcom.com / 73267.260@compuserve.com

WWW homepage: http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/ ftp directory: ftp.doit.com pub/tdoyle


From: Maynard4ms@aol.com Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 10:52:49 -0500 (EST) To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: WHITNEY-D Digest V97 #141

To Robert Cameron you wrote:

From: Maynard4ms@aol.com Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 10:56:29 -0500 (EST) To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: WHITNEY-D Digest V97 #141

To Robert Cameron you write: If you would like the full database in Gedcom form, post a message here. Specify whether you use a PC or a MAC and the name & version of the softward you use for your genealogy. Someone will respond to give you more information.

I would also like the full database in Gedcom form. I use an IBM compatible PC with Family Tree Maker for Windows, version 4.

Michael Maynard Maynard4ms@aol.com

From: JoGen@aol.com Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 11:15:03 -0500 (EST) To: whitney-l@rootsweb.com Subject: WHITNEY GED COM

I would like to have a copy of the Whitney ged com. I have a PC. Thank You

Jogen@aol.com

From: LorenMC1@aol.com Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 12:39:02 -0500 (EST) To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Martin Whitney 1850

I just read a historical profile of our local cemetaries. The newest one (1850) has a historical distinction involving a Whitney. There is no other info other than the following:

The first person to be buried in the Mt. Hope Cemetary (No. Attleboro, MA)

was Martin Whitney 1850. If anyone has or knows of info relating to Martin e-mail me!!! Regards, Laurie

From: LorenMC1@aol.com Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 12:39:02 -0500 (EST) To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Martin Whitney 1850

I just read a historical profile of our local cemetaries. The newest one (1850) has a historical distinction involving a Whitney. There is no other info other than the following:

The first person to be buried in the Mt. Hope Cemetary (No. Attleboro, MA)

was Martin Whitney 1850. If anyone has or knows of info relating to Martin e-mail me!!! Regards, Laurie

From: "Ann O'Hara" <yannster@ptd.net>

To: "Whitney Mailing List" <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com> Subject: Gedcom Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 13:32:13 -0500

I would like to have the Whitney gedcom. I use a PC with Family Treemaker for Windows95, Version 4.0.

Ann O'Hara

Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 21:06:29 To: LorenMC1@aol.com From: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif"> Subject: Re: Martin Whitney 1850 Cc: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com, Macosg@aol.com

At 12:39 PM 11/24/97 -0500, you wrote: >I just read a historical profile of our local cemetaries. The newest one >(1850) has a historical distinction involving a Whitney. >There is no other info other than the following: > The first person to be buried in the Mt. Hope Cemetary (No. Attleboro, MA) >was Martin Whitney 1850. >If anyone has or knows of info relating to Martin e-mail me!!! >Regards, >Laurie

Martin-7 WHITNEY was b. 17 Jun 1787, Sherborn, MA, son of James-6 and Susanna (HILL) WHITNEY [Benjamin-5, James-4, John-3, Jonathan-2, John-1]. He "of Bristol, R.I." m. Nancy ORNE of Attleborough, 10 Dec 1810, Attleborough, MA.

Mary Anne Carter Cosgrove (Macosg@aol.com) is a direct descendant:

John-1 WHITNEY, m.(1) Elinor ----- Jonathan-2 WHITNEY, m. Lydia JONES John-3 WHITNEY, m.(1) Mary HAPGOOD Dea. James-4 WHITNEY, m.(1) Martha RICE Benjamin-5 WHITNEY, m.(1) Esther LELAND James-6 WHITNEY, m. Susannah HILL Martin-7 WHITNEY, m. Nancy ORNE (see below) James Orne-8 WHITNEY, m. ----- ----- Mary-9 WHITNEY, m. Charles Crawford CARTER Richard Whitney CARTER, m. Mary [maiden name omitted by request] Mary Anne CARTER, m. ----- COSGROVE

She can supply you with more information.

Regards,

Robert


Robert L. Ward <img src="/robertward.gif"> http://www.erols.com/rlward1/ 12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832 301-776-1659

Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 23:28:33 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com From: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif"> Subject: Which Widow Sarah WHITNEY d. 1746, Weston?

Dear WRG,

Here is another correction, which can also be viewed at the following URL:

  http://www.erols.com/rlward1/whitney/correct.html

The vital records of Weston, Massachusetts, p. 80, show the death of Sarah WHITNEY, widow of Nathaniel, on 7 May 1746, aged 88 years. Who was she?

Her age at death implies that she was born about 1658. Due to her age, her husband must have been Nathaniel-3 WHITNEY [John-2, John-1], b. 1 Feb 1646[/7], Watertown (p. 12), whose death is recorded in Weston (p. 80), on 7 Jan 1732/3, aged 90 years. The marriage of Nathaniel-3 WHITNEY and Sarah HAGAR was on 12 Mar 1673[/4] in Watertown (p. 37). Many authors have assumed that this is the widow Sarah WHITNEY who died in 1746.

Sarah HAGAR, daughter of William and Mary (BEMIS) HAGAR, was born 3 Sep 1651, Watertown. This clearly disagrees with the age at death of the above widow Sarah WHITNEY. Furthermore, there is an additional record pertinent to this problem: the death of "Sarah, wife of Nathaniel WHITNEY, Sen.," __ ___ 1722, Weston (p. 386). Again, this can only be Nathaniel-3 WHITNEY, since the record calls him "Sen.", and furthermore no other Nathaniel WHITNEY of Weston had a wife named Sarah. This earlier death record must pertain to Sarah (HAGAR) WHITNEY. Then who does the later death record apply to?

It must be that Nathaniel-3 WHITNEY had two wives, both named Sarah. First he married Sarah HAGAR, born 3 Sep 1651, who died in 1722. Then he married some other woman named Sarah, born about 1658, who died 7 May 1746, aged 88 years. Unfortunately, no record of this second marriage has been found, and no clue to her identity has yet appeared.

Please modify the WITNEY13.GED database to reflect this.

Regards,

Robert

Robert L. Ward <img src="/robertward.gif"> http://www.erols.com/rlward1/ 12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832 301-776-1659

From: "Doneva Shepard" <doneva@wcn.net> To: <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com> Subject: neat site to search! Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 23:34:03 -0800

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A good place to go to search for genealogical material is
 
 
I just received copies of wills for 2 Keeler ancestors who died in the 1850's and I was
extremely pleased with the transaction.  These are wonderful documents
to have copies of and I'm only out $10.00 for both. Well worth the effort and expense.
 
While there tonight, I perused the Franklin County, NY area

and found 7 WHITNEYS.  They are as

follows;
Adaline M. Whitney
Joseph Whitney
Maria Whitney
Samuel A Whitney
Sarah Whitney
Sealand Whitney
William A.Whitney
Franklin County is close to the Canadian border in upper

NY.  A lot of the Revolutionary war veterans took land there instead of a pension.  My Keeler ancestors did and probably their Whitney cousins did

the same. 
 
Doneva Shepard
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Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 12:38:36 -0600 From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@just.doit.com> Subject: Whitney: Boyd's Marriage Index To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com cc: j.whitney1@physics.oxford.ac.uk, ALLAGREEN@aol.com

In response to my last letter regarding possible research that could be done while in London, John Whitney sent several pages of notes, including a portion of a letter in which Allan Green suggested that Boyd's Marriage Index might be searched to find the possible second marriage of Thomas Whitney. I spent two hours today at the Society of Genealogists here in London and I think I may have found it.

The Marriage Registers of St Gregory by St Paul, London 1559-1650 & 1651-1700, transcribed from a Manuscript Copy. The Church was burnt in the Great Fire; it was not rebuilt but united to St Mary Magdalen, Old Fish Street, which Church was likewise burnt, but rebuilt. It was yet again burnt in 1836 whereupon it was not rebuilt but united to St Martin, Ludgate.

p. 92: 1631 Apr 11 WHITNEY Tho GRIFFIN Mary

p. 97: 1632[/3] Jan 31 WHITNEY Tho GEORGE Mgt

More later - my connection here is very slow...

Does the Fish Street mention above in any way link this (our?) Thomas to Henry??



Tim Doyle / tdoyle@doit.com / tdoyle@netcom.com / 73267.260@compuserve.com

WWW homepage: http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/ ftp directory: ftp.doit.com pub/tdoyle

Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 14:07:37 -0500 (EST) From: Barry Whitney <barryw@therock.mcg.edu>

To: Cousins <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com>, BRINSON-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Thought you all might enjoy this... A small <GRIN>...


Originally from: "Christopher L. DeHoff" <c_dehoff@GibraltarDesign.Com> Originally dated: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 09:28:29 -0000

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To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com From: Charles Beal <charlesbeal@worldnet.att.net> Subject: Re: Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 05:01:27 +0000

>If you would like the full database in Gedcom form, post a message here. >Specify whether you use a PC or a MAC and the name & version of the softward >you use for your genealogy. Someone will respond to give you more >information. > I would also like the full database in Gedcom form. I use an IBM compatible PC with Family Tree Maker for Windows, ver. 4.

Thanks!

Charles Beal charlesbeal@worldnet.att.net


Charles Beal

From: arvwhit@juno.com To: sinker@globalnet.co.uk Cc: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 00:12:19 -0700 Subject: Re: Whitney descendants of Fairbanks References: <1.5.4.32.19970629180326.0071fe78@mail.globalnet.co.uk>

Hey, Cuz, Wouldn't you know it but we are not only cousins through the Whitney line, but also through the Fairbanks line. My great grandmother is Mary Zerviah Fairbanks (Oren,(( her father)), Daniel, Jabez, George, Jonathan, George, Jonathan who m. Grace Lee prob. 1600)

From: KTrouvat@aol.com Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 04:23:17 -0500 (EST) To: whitney-l@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: WHITNEY GEDCOM

Hi WRG,

Please, a copy of the GEDCOM for me too...

Regards, Karen Trouvat

Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 07:45:18 -0600 From: Dwayne Crandall <crandald@ext.missouri.edu> Organization: University of Missouri System To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Arthur, Elmer, Finley, Fredie WHITNEY

Anyone have these WHITNEY brothers born ca 1860s-1870 in KS and moved to OK after 1895? Mother was Sarah, sisters of above included Eva, Minnie, and Sydia.

I am not a WHITNEY list subscriber, please respond directly to below address.

Dwayne Crandall dcrandal@mail.coin.missouri.edu http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/1949

From: ALLAGREEN@aol.com

      by mrin39.mail.aol.com (8.8.5/8.7.3/AOL-2.0.0)
      id MAA06790;
      Wed, 26 Nov 1997 12:28:22 -0500 (EST)

Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 12:28:22 -0500 (EST) To: tdoyle@just.doit.com cc: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: Whitney: Boyd's Marriage Index

Dear Tim:

The second of the two marriages, the one to Margaret George on 31 Jan 1632/33, may well be the one that represents the second (third?) wife of "our" Thomas Whitney of Westminster, as a wife (actually, widow) named Margaret is shown in the listing of a Mr. (no first name given) Whitney under Burials at St. Margaret Westminster in 1637, after the first wife, Mary Bray, is shown earlier as having been buried 25 Sep 1629. Further to the point of identifying this Mr Whitney as our Thomas, in addition to the fact that the two named sons, Francis and Robert, were given administration of his goods, Melville cites the churchwarden's accounts at that time as showing "Mr Thomas Whitney, for his grave Vs - IIIId (five shillings, four pence), for his cloth IIs - VId (two shillings, sixpence) and for the Bells VIs - VId (six shillings, sixpence - seemingly for the bellringers (vergers?) to ring the churchbells, possibly at the occasion of his burial).

Indeed, the other marriage of a Thomas Whitney to Mary Griffin could also be the same Thomas, in which case we would need some record of a death for that Mary prior to the January 1632/3 date. The Parish Registers of St. Gregory by St. Paul from 1559 are transcribed and available at the Library of the Society of Genealogists - a search of those records might shed some more light on the identity of the Thomas Whitney cited in your previous note. If the data that you cited came from Boyd's only, then there might be an "of Westminster" in the actual direct transcription of the PR of one or the other or both of those marriages, and might include not only the death of the (second?) wife, Mary between April 1631 and January 1632/3, but also the death of the (third?) wife, Margaret who could have returned to her original parish after the death of her husband in 1637.

All this is speculative, of course, but as a scenario, is chronologically possible. The sense I have of Thomas Whitney "gentleman" is that he would expect to be "cared for" by a wife, and thus would be quite likely to remarry after a reasonably decent interval in order to provide such comforts. I have to say I cannot document this "sense" of his character beyond stating that it represents an impression gleaned over the years from little hints in the Pierce and the Melville, particularly in the description in the latter of his wife's involvement in the Church without his name being equally mentioned.

Melville speculates that it was because he had embraced Puritanism, and had

thus separated himself from active participation in the Church. However, there seems to be little evidence that his son, John, pursued this course, or indeed that his father had led him in this direction. Thus, my "impression" that Thomas Whitney was somewhat more secular and maintained a house and life appropriate to a "gentleman". This impression is also supported by the fact that he must have owned his own house in the Westminster Parish, as in the administration of his "estate" it shows that his only significant outstanding debt was in the amount of L40 or 40 pounds to divers carpenters, bricklayers, glaziers, for repairs to his dewelling house - and no man would spend that kind of money on a house that he didn't own [Melville].

I hope that this catches you (Tim) in time to take a quick look at that parish register at the Society. John and Ed, if you see anything amiss in the above analysis and ideas, please jump in with other suggestions and thoughts.

Happy Hunting to all

Allan

From: ALLAGREEN@aol.com Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 12:28:22 -0500 (EST) To: tdoyle@just.doit.com cc: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: Whitney: Boyd's Marriage Index

Dear Tim:

The second of the two marriages, the one to Margaret George on 31 Jan 1632/33, may well be the one that represents the second (third?) wife of "our" Thomas Whitney of Westminster, as a wife (actually, widow) named Margaret is shown in the listing of a Mr. (no first name given) Whitney under Burials at St. Margaret Westminster in 1637, after the first wife, Mary Bray, is shown earlier as having been buried 25 Sep 1629. Further to the point of identifying this Mr Whitney as our Thomas, in addition to the fact that the two named sons, Francis and Robert, were given administration of his goods, Melville cites the churchwarden's accounts at that time as showing "Mr Thomas Whitney, for his grave Vs - IIIId (five shillings, four pence), for his cloth IIs - VId (two shillings, sixpence) and for the Bells VIs - VId (six shillings, sixpence - seemingly for the bellringers (vergers?) to ring the churchbells, possibly at the occasion of his burial).

Indeed, the other marriage of a Thomas Whitney to Mary Griffin could also be the same Thomas, in which case we would need some record of a death for that Mary prior to the January 1632/3 date. The Parish Registers of St. Gregory by St. Paul from 1559 are transcribed and available at the Library of the Society of Genealogists - a search of those records might shed some more light on the identity of the Thomas Whitney cited in your previous note. If the data that you cited came from Boyd's only, then there might be an "of Westminster" in the actual direct transcription of the PR of one or the other or both of those marriages, and might include not only the death of the (second?) wife, Mary between April 1631 and January 1632/3, but also the death of the (third?) wife, Margaret who could have returned to her original parish after the death of her husband in 1637.

All this is speculative, of course, but as a scenario, is chronologically possible. The sense I have of Thomas Whitney "gentleman" is that he would expect to be "cared for" by a wife, and thus would be quite likely to remarry after a reasonably decent interval in order to provide such comforts. I have to say I cannot document this "sense" of his character beyond stating that it represents an impression gleaned over the years from little hints in the Pierce and the Melville, particularly in the description in the latter of his wife's involvement in the Church without his name being equally mentioned.

Melville speculates that it was because he had embraced Puritanism, and had

thus separated himself from active participation in the Church. However, there seems to be little evidence that his son, John, pursued this course, or indeed that his father had led him in this direction. Thus, my "impression" that Thomas Whitney was somewhat more secular and maintained a house and life appropriate to a "gentleman". This impression is also supported by the fact that he must have owned his own house in the Westminster Parish, as in the administration of his "estate" it shows that his only significant outstanding debt was in the amount of L40 or 40 pounds to divers carpenters, bricklayers, glaziers, for repairs to his dewelling house - and no man would spend that kind of money on a house that he didn't own [Melville].

I hope that this catches you (Tim) in time to take a quick look at that parish register at the Society. John and Ed, if you see anything amiss in the above analysis and ideas, please jump in with other suggestions and thoughts.

Happy Hunting to all

Allan

From: Hogle1@aol.com Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 17:10:12 -0500 (EST) To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: WHITNEY-D Digest V97 #145

This digest came with only 1 of 5 messages on it.

Could someone please forward a copy of the entire digest to me?

Thank you!

Jo Hogle HOGLE1@aol.com

Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 22:50:23 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com From: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif"> Subject: Groton Vital Records, additions

Dear WRG:

The version of Groton Vital Records posted at

  http://www.erols.com/rlward1/whitney/mass/groton.html

are apparently quite incomplete. I have found additional entries. The new, more complete list of entries dated before 1800 are as follows:

Births:

WHETNEY, John, s. William and Margaret, Jan. 30, 1717/8.

  Josuah, s. William and Lydia, Nov. 1, 1714.
  Lydia, d. William and Lydia, Dec. 26, 1710.

WHITTNEY, Benjamin, s. Joseph and Abigail, Oct. 27, 1741.

  Lydia, d. Joseph and Abigail, Aug. 18, 1743.

WHITNEY, Abigall, d. Curnelus and Sarah, Dec. 9, 1717.

  Abigall, d. Joseph and Abigail, Aug. 16, 1740.
  Amaziah, s. Abner, bap. Aug. 4, 1771.
  Elizabeth, d. William and Margret, Aug. 12, 1719.
  John, s. John and Hannah, bap. June 14, 1761.
  Joshua, s. Joshua, June 14, 1665.
  Joshua, s. Cornelius and Sarah, Dec. 1, 1724.
  Lidia, d. Cornelius and Sarah, Apr. 23, 1729.
  Mary, d. Joshua, 1:5:[16]75.
  Mary, d. Cornelius and Sarah, Aug. 20, 1722.
  Matthias, s. Cornelies and Sarah, May 26, 1720.
  Molley, d. Abner, bap. Sep. 25, 1774.
  Sarah, d. Joshua, Oct. 10, 1668.
  Sarah, d. Curnellus and Sarah, Apr. 17, 1715.
  Sarah, d. Cornelius and Sarah, Jan. 8, 1731/2.
  Seabill, d. Timothy and Submet, Mar. 31, 1739.
  Susanna, d. Cornelius and Sarah, bap. May 12, 1734.
  William, s. William and Lydia, May 5, 1701.

Marriages:

WHETNEY, William and Lydia Perham of Chelmsford, at Chelmsford, Mar. 16, [1699 or 1700]. WHITNEY, Benja[min], Lt., of Pepperell, and Olive Farnsworth, at Pepperell, Mar. 5, 1794.*

  Elizabeth and Ebenezer Farnesworth, Apr. 17, 1706/7.
  Ephraim and Esther Woods, Dec. 18, 1744.
  John, Jr., of Shirley, and Hannah Sawtell, Feb. 26, 1759.
  John, Jr., of Shirley, and Elizabeth Sawtell, of Shirley, Apr. 15, 1762.
  Joseph and Abigail Nutting, Dec. 6, 1737.
  Martha and Isaac Williams of Newton, Feb. 1, 1708/9.
  Mary and Richard Briant, Apr. 16, 1789.
  Rebeccah and Joseph Chamberlain, b. of Pepperell, Apr. 10, 1781.
  Sarah and Benja[min] Wilson, Nov. 26, 1747.
  Shadrach, of North Town [Townsend] and Prudence Lawrence [wid.], 5 Jan

1731/2.

  Sibble, of Pepperell, and Stephen Lunn, of New Ipswich, 14 Aug 1771.
  Submit and Reuben Woods, June 11, 1740 or 1741.
  Sybil and Peter Gilson, May 27, 1756.
  Timothy, of Townsend, and Submit Parker, May 24, 1738, at Townsend.

Deaths:

WHETNEY, Joshua, Dea., Aug. 1, 1719 [a. 83y.].

  Lydia [w. William], Aug 22, 1716 [a. 42y.].
  Prudence, w. Shadrach, Dec. 25, 1762 in her 68th yr.
  Shaderah, Aug. 8, 1764, in his 67th yr.


These need to be integrated with the Groton VRs distributed to the Group.

Regards,

Robert

Robert L. Ward <img src="/robertward.gif"> http://www.erols.com/rlward1/ 12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832 301-776-1659

From: "Beverly Helton" <helton@worldnet.att.net> To: <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com>

Cc: "Beverly Helton" <helton@worldnet.att.net> Subject: WHITNEY Gedcom, Please Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 18:09:01 -0700

Please send me the complete Whitney Gedcom. I have a PC and use Family Treemaker, Ver. 4.

Thank you much. Beverly

From: ALLAGREEN@aol.com Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 21:37:09 -0500 (EST) To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Some Kentucky Whitney material

Dear WRG:

I accompanied my librarian wife to the state capital yesterday while she went to a meeting about getting more public access computers in her two libraries, and while she was in the meeting at the State Library, I visited the Ky State Archives and the attached room operated by the Kentucky Genealogical Society.

Without any Kentucky ancestors of my own, I browsed around to see what kind

of Whitney material I might find. In the Directory of Family Associations I found two with Whitney as other than a main name, although there is no longer any reference to a Whitney Family Association - I guess we're it.

The Catlow/Whitney Family Organization 222 Francis Lane Barrington, IL 60010-4916 (847) 382-2621 Gloria Bauer Heramb, Family Historian (and yes, that name is spelled as it is in the book) The entry goes on to talk about Catlows and then comes to the descendants of Thomas Whitney and Mary Roach of England in the 1600's and their son, Henry Whitney, and Sarah Ketcham of CT. [The De Salis fraud strikes again] We all know that Thomas and Mary Roach Whitney lived in Berkhampstead St. Mary's Parish, and had three children there in the 16teens, but we also know that there is absolutely no evidence that they were the parents of the Henry Whitney who came to Long Island and CT in the 1640's and after. The name Sarah Ketcham does not ring a bell for me, but I don't work with the CT Whitneys on a regular basis, so perhaps Jeanne Muse, who is keeping the database for now even though she, too, is not of that line, or another Henry descendant in the WRG can say something about her. I was careful to include from the book the comma after the name Henry Whitney, so it doesn't actually say that Sarah Ketcham was his [hitherto unknown] wife, but seems to at least imply it. Regardless of all this, unless there have been recent discoveries that I haven't heard of, all of the descent thereafter comes from his single son, John Whitney, anyway, so the identity of Henry's wife is not crucial to the descent in America, just of interest for looking back.

Franciscus Family Foundation 68 Ojeda Street Condado, PR 00907 Phone: (809) 728-7777 - Fax: (809) 728-0715 John Allen Franciscus, Pres. & Ed., Jan Johnson, Sec. ....list of surnames ending in Whitney, found predominantly in PA, WV, VA, KY, TN, MO and Montana (whose two letter abbreviation I can never remember - MT?) through the early to mid 1800's.

Kentucky Genealogical Index (extracted from four Regional Genealogical Journals in the state of KY) The following Whitney entries are to be found - the codes tell which journal, which issue and which page. Whitney, 1U2-51; Alonzo 6A1-45; Celia A. 6A1-45; Dewey (Rev.), 5G3-100; Domfrey, 18G4-129; Edny, 1U2-13; Henrietta 6A1-45; Henry, 1U2-13; James G., 6A1-45; John W., 2G3-100; Lovitt P., 18G4-133; Lyman (Rev.), 5G3-100; Mary Alice, 6A1-45; Richard S., 9A3-141; S. J., 1U1-13; Thelma (Mrs.) (Q), 6A1-50; Thomas, 2G4-140, 3G4-146. Clearly it is possible to infer some "family groups" from the names to be found on the same page, i.e., those five people all appearing on reference 6A1-45.

The Bluegrass Roots Index (the Journal of the KY Genealogical Society). The first two digits refer to the year of issue, the last three digits are a page number. Ben 89192; Eliza O. 89003; Jeremiah 80144, 89090; Joanna 84018; John 89003; L. P. 84157; Lemuel 79140; Madeline Moore 88145; Martha OVERTON 89003; Orson 84018; Polly GIBSON 89090, 80144; Sarah Ann 89003; Sarah Ann OVERTON 89003; Susan 79149, 80095, 80144, 89077, 89090, 91122; Thomas 79140, 89003.

I certainly hope that these will be useful to someone, particularly among our Southern Whitney cousins, who I sometimes think feel like very distant cousins as we J&E folks go happily along our merry way. We do love y'all (I can get away with that, I live in Kentucky!), we just can't help you as much as we would like.

Happy Hunting

Allan


Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 23:46:14 -0500 From: "Loren J. McCullough" <lorenmcc@sgi.net> To: betzja@SNYFARVA.CC.FARMINGDALE.EDU CC: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: Charles Cutler References: <347D033F.5FA@farmingdale.edu>

I can't speak for where all of the Cutler info was obtained, but, the Cutler Memorial and History (1889 by Nahum S. Cutler) says that according to town records Charles married Frances ?, but from other sources he maried Mary Kendrich.

This is the info I have (plus some further descendants of Charles' son Elisha)

1   CUTLER, Charles ( Charles Cutler ) b: 26 Aug 1760 in Lincoln,

Middlesex, MA d: Jan 1833 in Boston, , MA . +KENDRICH, Mary ( Mary Kendrich ) b: Abt. 1766 in Brookline, , MA d: 29 Apr 1854 in Boston, , MA Father: KENDRICH, Thomas Mother: ?, Mary .. 2 CUTLER, Elisha ( Elisha Cutler ) b: 12 Jul 1789 in Magdalen Island d: 17 Jun 1862 in Boston, , MA Occupation: Lighterman Occupation 2: Sea Captain Occupation 3: General Contractor ...... +HAGAR, Mary ( Mary Hagar ) Father: Mother: .. 2 CUTLER, Jonas ( Jonas Cutler ) b: 1810 d: 28 Aug 1860 in Boston, , MA

I am a descendant of Ebenezer and Anne (Whitney) Cutler through their daughter Millicent and would like to compare info if we do connect.

Loren McCullough

Joseph A. Betz wrote:

> Hi, > > Happy Thanksgiving! > > Where did you get you info on Charles Cutler and do you have any info on > his wife on children? Your URL for Charles Cutler is: > > http://www.rootsweb.com/~gumby/cgi-bin/igmget.cgi/n=Whitney?I01261 > > Thanks, possible cousin, > Joe Betz > -- > Joseph A. Betz, R.A., AIA, Architect > Assistant Professor of Construction & > Architectural Engineering Technology > 137-D Lupton Hall, SUNY Farmingdale > Farmingdale, NY 11735 * (516)689-6104 > > mailto:betzja@farmingdale.edu > http://info.lu.farmingdale.edu/~betzja


Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 21:21:03 -0800 From: "Joseph A. Betz" <betzja@SNYFARVA.CC.FARMINGDALE.EDU> Subject: Charles Cutler To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Organization: SUNY Farmingdale

Hi,

Happy Thanksgiving!

Where did you get you info on Charles Cutler and do you have any info on his wife on children? Your URL for Charles Cutler is:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~gumby/cgi-bin/igmget.cgi/n=Whitney?I01261

Thanks, possible cousin, Joe Betz -- Joseph A. Betz, R.A., AIA, Architect

 Assistant Professor of Construction &
 Architectural Engineering Technology
 137-D Lupton Hall, SUNY Farmingdale
 Farmingdale, NY 11735 * (516)689-6104

mailto:betzja@farmingdale.edu http://info.lu.farmingdale.edu/~betzja

From: Linda Sue Cox Wildes <genwildes@globaldialog.com> To: "'WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com'" <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com> Subject: RE: Whitney's in Canton, St. Lawrence co; N.Y. Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 03:09:29 -0600



From: Linda Sue Cox Wildes[SMTP:genwildes@globaldialog.com] Sent: Sunday, November 16, 1997 8:43 AM To: 'WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com' Subject: RE: Whitney's in Canton, St. Lawrence co; N.Y.


I'm looking for a Melendy Whitney who's father was Irem and

mother Marilla S. (nee?) they lived in St. Lawrence co N.Y.

about 1886. Melendy married Thomas Fenton 3 oct 1857 in

Two Rivers, Manitowoc co; WI. she died 14 Nov. 1870 I

don't no where. Thomas remarried a Mary Ann Dobson

27 Mar 1878 in OR. he died 21 May 1886. I don't know when

or where Melendy was born . I'm hopeing you have come

across her mother and father because Thomas's parents lived

in Canton, NY in 1830-40 census. have you every came

across Graton Fenton married to a Hannah Wells? I'm hope-

ing because of your Whitney's liveing in Canton NY. and in

Thomas penshion papers Melendy's mother had wrote a

letter telling about her daughters death and it was from

St. Lawrence co; NY. I know this is a long shot but in family

researchyou go for it. Also Thomas and Melendy had a son

Irem born about 1858 in WI.

Thanks for your time and any help.

Linda Sue genwildes@globaldialog.com


Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 09:27:54 +0000 From: Shawn Whitney <cyberboone@worldnet.att.net>

Organization: AT&T To: Listserver WHITNEY <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com> Subject: [Fwd: Happy Thanksgiving from Plymouth, Mass]

I thought that the WRG would appreciate this gentlemen's sentiments. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! -- Always looking, Shawn Boone Whitney cyberboone@worldnet.att.net

Researching Ger-Rus surnames: KNODEL,KREITER,RIEKER

Also: BOONE, ELDER, ELLIS, EWING, GAMBLE, GODLEY, HUGGINS, JACKSON, KINNE, MANNING, OHMER, SMALL, STONE, TAYLOR, TOWER, WHITNEY, YOUNGS and others To: sherman-L@rootsweb.com From: goodmanatee@juno.com (R. Sherman)

         by mtigwc01.worldnet.att.net (post.office MTA v2.0 0613 )
         with ESMTP id AAA28110; Thu, 27 Nov 1997 14:28:25 +0000

Subject: Happy Thanksgiving from Plymouth, Mass

    43-44,46-48,50-51,53,57-59,61,63-65,67,72-77

Date: Thu, 27 Nov 97 14:36:39 +0000

Hello everyone,

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving from Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Althought it is not an inquiry, I wanted to fill you in on a genealogy and history vacation I am taking, because it is a good experience and I encourage others to experience leaving the internet at times and experiencing the history and location of your ancestors.

I have researched various Plymouth, Mass lines including Mayflower lines

for years, and have for years wanted to

spend Thanksgiving in Plymouth, and this year I decided to do it.

We arrived Saturday in Plymouth. The weekend before Thanksgiving there was a parade on Saturday, but the high point was that on Saturday and Sunday four old homes from the 1600's, one lived in by a Pilgrim, were open for tours The homes are small and very spartan, and people inside dressed like Pilgrims andtalked about the daily life of the Pilgrims, and cooked food like the Pilgrims ate, and played old musical instruments and sang old songs from the 1600's.

There is also a full size replica of the Mayflower, there is Plymouth Rock, and a wax museum describing the story of the Pilgrims, the Pilgrim Museum, a lantern tour at night of Plymouth and several monuments that tell the story of the various events.

A highlight is Plimoth Plantation. It is a history theme park in which the original 1620 Plymouth Village is recreated and people dress as Pilgrims. Each has taken on the name of a Pilgrim, or wife or child, and they talk like the Pilgrims did and tell you about the life, beliefs,chores etc. They talk like they lived in 1620 and if you try to talk about anything modern they can not understand you. They are farming, cooking, making shoes, sawing wood, cleaning their guns, washing clothes, doing all the chores and jobs the Pilgrims did. The houses are small houses with thatched roofs like they were the first years. You ask questions about anything, and they have researched the person and the times and tell you about things, and it is really great.

Tomorrow there is a Pilgrim parade in town to many of the historic spots,

and the old homes are open

again. We plan to go back to Plimoth Plantation in the afternoon.

We have also done genealogy research at Plymouth Library, and at other town halls and libraries.

Today (Wednesday) we took a side trip to a small country cemetary ten miles from Plymouth and located the graves of my great-great grandfather and great-great grandmother who died in 1881 and 1884 , and in another cemetary found the tombstones of my 4g grandfather who died in 1823 and 5 g grandfather who died

in  1794.

(Incidentally, let me say that if you do visit cemetaries I would recommend that if possible you attempt to contact the person in charge of the records before you arrive to get a map of the cemetary. Many of the very old tombstones are so eroded they are barely legible or totally illegible.)

In any event, Thanksgiving in Plymouth has been a great experience. It would be fun to come here any time of year, but at Thanksgiving it is especially meaningful. Of course it is traditional to spendThanksgiving with family, but if you ever do decide to travel over Thanksgiving, I fully recommend a trip to Plymouth, or to any spot your ancestors lived, to get a real feel of their life and times and history.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from Plymouth!

Rich

From: Jroots@aol.com Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 08:31:36 -0500 (EST) To: genwildes@globaldialog.com cc: whitney-l@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: Whitney's in Canton, St. Lawrence co; N.Y.

Hi, in The History of St. Lawrence County, in regard to Canton, p. 208, "In the vicinity of Morley (an early settlement), on the north side of the river, on lot 3, range 1, the early settlers were Peck, S. Belden, S.G. May, and Eaton Ray. Across the (St. Lawrence) river and east of the village were Thomas FENTON, Reuben Wilson, and G. Simmons, on lot 2, range 1.

On p. 212, Morley Village, "Two years later (1812) they built a new mill, and put in burr stones. These mills stood about four rods east of the present stone mill. In one corner of the last mill Mr. Thomas FENTON had a room where he carried on woolcarding and cloth dressing. He continued here about eight years, and then built a factory a few rods down the stream, which he occupied about twenty years."

These are the only references to Thomas FENTON. There is no mention of his wife.

Regards,

Jerry Harrison jroots@aol.com Albuquerque, NM

Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 20:30:43 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com From: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif"> Subject: William WHITNEY of Broome Co., NY, d. 1809

Dear WRG:

I found the following. Can anyone identify this family?

_Tree Talks_, vol. 15, no. 4, Dec 1975, Broome Co. p. 57:

WHITNEY, William, will 18 Oct 1809, recorded 1 Jan 1810;

 wife Ruth of Chenango;
 son John R.;
 dau. Elizabeth MINER, decd.;
 [7] other children not named;
Executors, George HARPER, Joseph SHAW, adn Samuel HARDY;
Witnesses, Mason WHITING, Moses MAPES, and Amos LAMBERTON.

[Wills and Letters Testamentary, Book A&B, p. 45]

Regards,

Robert

Robert L. Ward <img src="/robertward.gif"> http://www.erols.com/rlward1/ 12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832 301-776-1659

From: Joekeller1@aol.com Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 00:16:40 -0500 (EST) To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Help

I realize that AOL has been having problems recently. But, in the last few days, the several times I have tried to tap into the Whitney data base for families, I end up with an AOL error requiring a restart. Have others had this problem? Any suggestions on how to circumvent it.

Thanks

From: "timm" <timm@netport.com> To: "Whitney Website" <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com> Subject: Whitney Gedcom Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 21:33:52 -0800

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From: EBrown231@aol.com Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 01:03:30 -0500 (EST) To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: WHITNEY-D Digest V97 #145

Happy Thanksgiving, Whitneyites!

Would someone be so kind as to tell me (probably again) what the Whitney-D Digest is and how one reads or subscribes to it? Thank you.

Evelyn Brown in Oregon, (of the Maine Whitneys waiting to connect my Aaron, b. 1774, to J&E!)

From: ALLAGREEN@aol.com Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 06:14:47 -0500 (EST) To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: More Kentucky Resources

Dear WRG:

Here is the second installment of the information I gathered while in Frankfort on Tuesday. It is a list of URL's and addresses put out by the KY Dept of Library and Archives

The Kentucky Historical Society <http://www.state.ky.us/agencies/khs>

Secretary of State Land Office <http://www.state.ky.us/agencies/sos>

Cabinet for Health Services

 <http://www.state.ky.us/agencies/chr1/chshome.htm>

Department of Military Affairs

<http://www.state.ky.us/agencies/military/mrrb.htm>

National Personnel Records Center (for Military Personnel Records) <http://www.nara.gov/nara/frc/mprinfo.html>

Kentucky Genealogical Society <http://members.aol.com/bdharney2/bh3.htm>

The Filson Club (a highly respected private club cum historical society) 1310 S. 3rd Street, Louisville, KY 40208 (502) 635-5083

General Reference Branch (NNRG) National Archives <http://www.nara.gov/>

Periodicals, Newspapers, & Microtexts; M. I. King Library - Univ. of KY <http://www.uky..edu/libraries/library-homepage.html>

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

<http://plch.lib.oh.us/>

Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, Family History Dept. <http://www.genealogy.org/~uvpafug/fhlslc.html>

Archives Research Room, KY Lib. & Archives <http://www.kdla.state.ky.us>

I would suggest that if lookups are needed on the references I cited in my last note from The Kentucky Genealogical Index, and the Bluegrass Roots Index, that an inquiry be sent via e-mail to the KY Genealogical Society via their webpage above.

Good luck to all

Allan


Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 11:33:56 To: bgra1@aol.com, WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com From: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif">

Subject: Re: Ancestry of Eliphalet Mace

At 09:09 AM 11/28/97 -0400, you wrote: >Dear fellow researcher: > >I have information on the ancestry of Eliphalet Mace husband of Lois >Witney. What wuold you like me to send you? Do you have information >on her ancestry? > >Please e-mail me at bgra1@aol.com >I am at a relative's house and not at home. Mail to edeb@umich.edu >will take time to get to me. > >Thanks > >J. A. Koso

Dear J.A.,

I would be interested, personally. I cannot speak for others.

Your Lois WHITNEY was Lois-6 WHITNEY, b. 16 Jan 1766, Stow, MA, daughter of Joshua-5 and Mary (PIERCE) WHITNEY [Joshua-4, Richard-3, Richard-2, John-1]. She m. 16 Mar 1785, Littleton, MA, Eliphalet MACE. I know nothing further about either of them, save that they were both mentioned in the probate of Joshua-5's estate. Do you have death dates and places for them, and a list of their children?

For her father, see:

  <http://www.erols.com/rlward1/whitney/john/num135.html#580>

and the links from there to earlier generations.

Are you a descendant?

Regards,

Robert

Robert L. Ward <img src="/robertward.gif"> http://www.erols.com/rlward1/ 12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832 301-776-1659

Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 09:09:01 -0400 From: EdithLeavis Bookstein <edeb@umich.edu> Organization: The Artful Lodger To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Ancestry of Eliphalet Mace

Dear fellow researcher:

I have information on the ancestry of Eliphalet Mace husband of Lois Witney. What wuold you like me to send you? Do you have information on her ancestry?

Please e-mail me at bgra1@aol.com I am at a relative's house and not at home. Mail to edeb@umich.edu will take time to get to me.

Thanks

J. A. Koso

From: Mrj79@msn.com Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 10:41:35 -0500 (EST) To: edeb@umich.edu, Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: Ancestry of Eliphalet Mace

Hello Edith,

I found reference in the Pierce genealogy to Eliphalet Mace as follows:

Joshua Whitney (Jonathon, Richard, Richard, John), b. Aug. 27, 1747, in Stow, Mass ...

children:

i. Eliphlet, b. Feb. 24, 1764; m. Mar. 20, 1783, Sarah Teeny, of Littleton. ii. Lois, b. Jan. 16, 1766; m. Eliphalet Mace. iii. Mary, b. Oct. 13, 1767. iv. Joshua, b. Jan. 11, 1769, Lunenburg, Mass. v. Susanna, b. Apr. 14, 1770

The John in Joshua's ancestry is John the immigrant who came from England in 1635.

Keep in Touch

Jon Aston

Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 15:55:39 To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com From: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif"> Subject: Additions to the Vital Records

Dear WRG:

>From my own notes, I have the following additions to the vital records, which appear at <http://www.erols.com/rlward1/vitalrec.html>:

Contents

=========================================================

==

ARLINGTON Deaths WHITNEY

  Sarah, w. John, July 9, 1817.

ASHBURNHAM Births [moved from Deaths!] WHITNEY

  Abigail, w. Samuel, ___ __, 1783. G.S.4.
  Elizabeth, w. Lemuel, ___ __, 1788. G.S.1.
  Lemuel, ___ __, 1784. G.S.1.
  Samuel, ___ __, 1783. G.S.4.

BEDFORD Births WHETNE

  Zacheus, s. Zacheus and Mary, Mar. 15, 1734/5.

BOSTON Births WHITNEY

  Daniel White, s. Daniel and Dorcas, July 21, 1793.

CHELMSFORD Births WHITNEY

  Martha, d. Josiah and Miriam, b. June 10, 1712.

Marriages WHETNEY

  Jonas, of Stow, and Margrett Stratton, int. Mar. 13, 1725/6.

Deaths WHITNEY

  Jonas, s. Joseph and Rebecca, Nov. 4, 1745.

CONCORD Marriages WHITTINE,

  Mary, and Jonathan Crouch, both of Stow, July 1, 1718.

DOUGLAS Marriages WHITNEY

  David and Olive Tiffany, 30 Nov 1788.

DUNSTABLE Marriages WHITTNEY

  Benjamin, Ens., and Mrs. Rebeca Danforth, b. of Dunstable, N.H., July 1,

1779. Deaths WHITNEY

  Mary, d. Israel and Hannah, Feb. 4, 1754.

HOPKINTON Marriages WHITNEY

  Alexander, of Westborough, and Lois Carryl, int. 13 Jul 1776 [m. 1 Aug

C.R.2].

LANCASTER Marriages WHITNEY

  Grace and Josiah Houghton, Jan. 6, 1756. p. 85.
  Jones, of Shrewsbury, and Tamer Houghton of Lancaster, int. 29 Aug 1772.

T.R.1, p. 46.

LEICESTER Marriages WHITNEY

  Susanna, of Shrewsbury, and John Gilford, int. 25 Feb 1749/50.

LEOMINSTER Marriages WHITNEY

  Wid. Hepzibah of Ringe N.H. and Samuel Hale Jr., int. Oct. 24, 1790.

LITTLETON Marriages WHITNEY

  Sarah [C.R, int.][WHITCOMB], Miss, and Mr. Moses Nichols of Royalston,

17 Jan 1796.

LUNENBURG Marriages WHITNEY

  Lowis, and Joseph Bellows, b. of Lunenburg, Oct. 3, 1764.
  Lucy, of Lunenburg, and Solomon Day of Fitchburg, int. Dec. 24, 1796.
  Sarah and Silas Dutton, b. of Lunenburg, Mar. 3, 1763.
  Sarah, Mrs., of Littleton, and Dea. Benj[ami]n Foster of Lunenburg, Dec.

3, 1761.

  Susanna, of Littleton, and Edmond Stone of Fitchburg, int. Apr. 8, 1768.

MEDWAY Births WITNEY

  Joshua, ch. Joshua, bap. Apr. 23, 1769.

MENDON Marriages WITNEY

  Hannah, of Uxbridge, and Moses Tinney, 16 Mar 1737/8.* In Uxbridge.

WITTNEY

  Jonathan and Lydiah Jones 26 Jan 1726/7.*

NANTUCKET Births WHITNEY

  Sally Coffin, ch. Daniel and Sally, bp. Dec. 6, 1789. G.R.3
  Sophia, ch. Daniel and Sally, bp. Sept. 2, 1792. G.R.3

NEWTON Births WHITNEY

  Hannah, ch. Thaddeus and Temperance, bp. Sept. 8, 1782. C.R.1.

PERU Births WHITNEY

  Sally, d. John and Mary, July 11, 1773, in Deadham.

PRINCETON Deaths WHITNEY

  _____, wid., July 18, 183[_] a. 65y.

SHERBORN Marriages WHITNEY

  Elizabeth [int. WHITING], and William Clark, June 24, 1784.
  Jason [int. WHITING], and Deborah Morse of Natick, Nov. 13, 1766.*

SPENCER Died WHITNEY

  _____, w. Joshua, bur. 3 Apr 1785.

WESTON Births CHADWICK

  Abigail, d. of William, dec., and Martha WHITNEY, bp. 21 Jan 1727/8, a.

21y. [p. 411] WHITNEY

  Lucretia, a nurse child, at Mr. (Joseph) WHITNEY's, bap. Apr. 3, 1766.

[p. 483]

  Lydia, d. Abijah and Lydia, bap. Jan. 5, 1794. [p. 510]

Marriages WHITNEY

  Abraham, of Sudbury, and Sarah Adams of Weston, Nov. 12, 1771, in

Sudbury. [p. 265]

  Elizabeth, of Waltham, and William McCune of Weston, Nov. 26, 1747. [p. 62]

Deaths WHITNEY

  Nathaniel, Jr., d. Sep. 23, 1730. [p. 408]

Church Records WHITNEY

  Nathaniel, Jr., adm. chh. Nov. 20, 1726. [p. 408]
=========================================================

==

Additionally, I found the following two births:

MANSFIELD, CT Births WHITNEY

  Ebenezer, s. Zachariah and Sarah, b. May 28, 1762.
  Zachariah, s. Zachariah and Sarah, b. Aug. 11, 1764.

These changes have been made to the appropriate web pages at my website.

Regards,

Robert

Robert L. Ward <img src="/robertward.gif"> http://www.erols.com/rlward1/ 12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832 301-776-1659

From: RayWhit79@aol.com Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 10:58:45 -0500 (EST) To: Joekeller1@aol.com, Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: Help

DEAR JOE,

    I HAVE BEEN HAVING YOUR ERROR PROBLEMS, AND THIS MORNING

WHILE I WAS READING MY NEW E MAIL, I GOT THE ERROR MESSAGE. I CLOSED IT AND TRIED TO TURN AOL BACK ON LINE, AND ALL I HAD WAS A BLANK SCREEN.

    AFTER TRYING TO GET IT BACK, I HAD TO GET AOL TECHNICAL HELP AND

HAD TO REINSTALL THE WHOLE AOL 3.0.1. ONE THINK HE HAD ME DO ADDITIONALLY WAS TO TURN ON THE VIRTUAL MEMORY ON MY MACINTOSH, WHICH HE SAID WIL L AID IN AVOIDING THIS ERROR PROBLEM. FORTUNATELY WHEN I REINSTALLED THE AOL 3.0.1, ALL OF MY SAVED E MAIL WAS STILL THERE. THAT SURPRISED ME BECAUSE WHEN IT WENT BLANK, I COULDN'T SIGN ON OR ANYTHING. IT IS NOW OKAY FOR THE PRESENT.

HOPE THIS HELPS YOU OUT.  RAYWHIT79.

From: ALLAGREEN@aol.com Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 23:42:39 -0500 (EST) To: Maynard4ms@aol.com cc: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: The De Salis Fraud

Dear Mike: (and other newer WRG members)

You asked what the "De Salis fraud" was, and so for you and many of our newer members, here is a brief explanation.

The prime source for the CT Whitneys who are descended from Henry Whitney who came first to Long Island in the 1640's and then to Norwalk, CT a little later is a three volume book published around 1875 by Stephen Whitney Phoenix, the exact title of which I can't remember (I'm a John and Elinor person). This Henry had only one known son, John Whitney, married Elizabeth Smith, and the family mushroomed from that line of ancestry.

Mr. Phoenix hired (by mail, I assume) a supposedly reputable genealogical researcher in London to determine the English ancestry of this Henry Whitney.

Her name was Mrs. De Salis.  She provided him with a long and distinguished

ancestry for Henry that has turned out to be based on fabricated and non-existent documentation. I personally have tried to follow the beginnings of the line, and the purported Father and Mother (Thomas and Mary Roach Whitney) did have children (3) in the St Mary Parish in Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire, but no Henry was among them. Mr. Phoenix did discover, after the publication of his three volume set, that such a fraud had been perpetrated on him, but it was too late to stop the distribution and sale of the books.

If you would like to read the text of a report on this fraud that I found in a file of miscellaneous Whitney papers in the Library of the Society of Genealogists in London, you can find it on Robert Ward's web-site at:

http://www.erols.com/rlward1/Whitney

I hope that this clarifys the matter for you and others.

Allan E. Green

From: DB12251@aol.com Date: Sat, 29 Nov 1997 01:51:56 -0500 (EST) To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: WHITNEY FROM WALES

Hello, I'm not that sure of what I'm supposed to do. Mr. Green says I probably belong to one of the "unconnected Whitneys" and just post your query to the List. So here goes. My name is Barbara Lautherboren and I live in California. I have just recently started researching my family history and have been looking for the Whitneys. My Grandmother was Ruth Elizabeth Whitney, born May 4, 1884, in Six Mile Run, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Zachariah Whitney, born between June and Sept. 1851 in Crickhowell Parish, Brecon Co., Wales.

Zachariah was the son of Zachariah Walter Whitney who brought his family to

the U.S. in 1853. First they lived in Danville and later moved to Six Mile Run. It seems that he preferred to be known by his middle name of Walter and may have been a miner in Wales as this is the occupation he took up in PA.

 There is a Z. W. Whitney listed on the 1900 Census, which I believe to be

him. There is a granddaughter who thinks that Zachariah (Walter) had a brother but was unable to remember any name. Right now, this is about all the information I have on the Whitneys in Wales. Through the Internet I have discovered four cousins and am in contact with two by email and have gathered many names and family stories on the more recent Whitneys and their descendants. Any help and suggestions for a beginner will be greatly appreciated. Barbara Db12251@aol.com

From: Ragum2700@aol.com Date: Sat, 29 Nov 1997 02:12:07 -0500 (EST) To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Whitney

Searching for information on Whitney family from Fitchburg, Mass. Any info is appreciated. Thank you

From: Mrj79@msn.com Date: Sat, 29 Nov 1997 07:09:16 -0500 (EST) To: BGRA1@aol.com cc: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Correction to Eliphalet Mace entry

Hello Edith,


Thanks to Allan's eagle eyes I am sending a corrected version of Pierces entry, my eyes wandered to the previous entry and I inadvertently entered Jonathon as the father of Joshua.


I found reference in the Pierce genealogy to Eliphalet Mace as follows:

Joshua Whitney (Joshua, Richard, Richard, John), b. Aug. 27, 1747, in Stow, Mass ...

children:

i. Eliphlet, b. Feb. 24, 1764; m. Mar. 20, 1783, Sarah Teeny, of Littleton. ii. Lois, b. Jan. 16, 1766; m. Eliphalet Mace. iii. Mary, b. Oct. 13, 1767. iv. Joshua, b. Jan. 11, 1769, Lunenburg, Mass. v. Susanna, b. Apr. 14, 1770

The John in Joshua's ancestry is John the immigrant who came from England in 1635.

Keep in Touch

Jon Aston

Date: Sat, 29 Nov 1997 13:43:31 To: janwhit@MA.ultranet.com (Janice Whitaker) From: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif"> Subject: Re: Additions to the Vital Records Cc: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com

At 11:40 AM 11/29/97 -0500, Janice Whitaker wrote: >Dear Robert and all, I can see that there are errors of transcription in >some of these corrections, such as transposed dates etc.. I have retained >the xeroxed pages from the References I transcribed and I would like to >know if any of these corrections came from other sources.

I copied these from the published vital records of the towns in question, but I did it about 35 years ago, before I became such a stickler for page numbers. Furthermore, I copied them by hand, not by photocopier. No other sources were used.

>I think that the >corrections should have the exact source, volume and page numbers, and >code references(ie GS1) where they are required.

I agree, and would be happy to provide those if I had copied them. See below.

>As to the Concord omission, I deliberately omitted this marriage, as both >bride and groom were "from Stow" and the marriage is listed in Stow's >Marriage VR's.

Understood. Nevertheless, it occurs in Concord VRs, and I think it should be included among them.

>Could you tell me if the Peru correction came from the same source that I >cite? I haven't any record of this birth, and I don't see it in Dedham's >VR's either.

It came from the Peru VRs. See above.

>Lunenburg additions are not from the source I cite,as I copied every page >listed in the index, with a Whitney reference. Can you cite the source, >volume and page?

See above. Perhaps the index was faulty? Did you check under all the variant spellings of WHITNEY?

>Littleton's addition is also not among the references to Whitney's in my >source. This appears to me to belong with one of the two Whitcomb >families of Littleton. Cite source volume and page please?

See above. Probably it was listed under WHITCOMB, with the notation that one of the duplicate entries used the WHITNEY spelling.

>Ashburnham is a problem for which I would like to hear some discussion. I >placed those names in the Death list for these reasons 1. the sources are >all Gravestones in Ashburnham cemeteries. 2.I have never seen a gravestone >that listed only the person's BIRTH DATE,and omitted the DEATH DATE! (these >do not appear in Ashburnham's Death VR's)3.In the 1700's, the usual >practice was to note the age at death,on the gravestone as: ae 20yrs; or at >20yrs,9 mos. 7 days. 4.Errors in listing appropriately in these VR's >happened often enough for all we transcriptionists to be on the alert. >So, I still think that those four belong in the Death list, unless someone >has a secondary source that proves otherwise. Any other opinions on this?

Yes, I have an opinion. If the tombstone said for example, "Lemuel WHITNEY, 1784-1853", since the death was *after 1850*, it would not be included in the deaths section of the published vital records, but the birth would be. Probably three of the four of these fall into that category. The custom of the 1700's would then be moot, since the death occurred in the last half of the 1800's.

By the way, I *have* seen tombstones listing only the birth date! They are erected by the person, during his lifetime, and the birth date is carved into them with a place for the death date. Often this is done to remove from the heirs the financial burden of buying a stone and having it carved. Often it is done at the time of death of some other relative. Then the person dies, and the heirs never pay to have the death date inscribed.

Furthermore, for Lemuel, there is the birth in Harvard for "WHITNEY, Lemuel, s. of (Col. C.R.1.) Josiah and Sarah, Sept. 19, 1784." In Ashburnham, there is the marriage of "WHITNEY, Lemuel of Ashby and Betsy Hall, Dec. 4, 1804." According to WITNEY12.GED, this Lemuel WHITNEY d. 9 Jul 1853 (*after 1850*), Ashburnham, and his wife Betsy d. 30 Apr 1852 (*after 1850*), Ashburnham. This was Lemuel-6 WHITNEY [Josiah-5, Richard-4, Richard-3, Richard-2, John-1]. This accounts for two of the four problematical entries. Also among the Ashburnham marriages is "WHITNEY, Samuel and Abigail Wilder, Aug. 12, 1802." These are undoubtedly the people in the other two entries. According to the database, Abigail WILDER, b. 3 Jan 1783, d. 23 Oct 1861 (*after 1850*), and her husband Samuel WHITNEY was b. 20 May 1783, and d. 9 May 1837, son of Silas-6 and Sarah (WITHINGTON) WHITNEY [Samuel-5, William-4, Nathaniel-3, John-2, John-1]. Of course, no sources are given in the database. I presume this was taken from Pierce. Can any Pierce owner confirm or deny this?

>We do need for these to be monitored for accuracy, as you have done, and I >appreciate that fact, but we all need to use the same standards of >transcription regarding sources. Thanks, Jan

I fully concur about citation of sources. If I had easy access to the original sources, I would provide the volume and page numbers. I decided that I was confident enough about my notes copied from the published VR books, that I would add these events, despite the deficiency in exact citations. I certainly didn't invent these data! Mrs. DeSalis, I'm not!

I welcome further discussion of any or all these points. I would also welcome someone looking at the town vital records pages at my website and double-check the page numbers which I have entered there. I have used those sent to me, since I have none of my own, and for many towns, no page numbers were sent to me. I would like to rectify this situation.

Regards,

Robert

Robert L. Ward <img src="/robertward.gif">

http://www.erols.com/rlward1/ 12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832 301-776-1659

Date: Sat, 29 Nov 1997 10:54:58 -0500 (EST) From: "J. Michael Poston" <poston@helix.nih.gov> To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: OHIO LOOKUP (fwd)

Does anything in Nadine's message ring a bell with the WRG?

Mike Poston Rockville, Maryland


Forwarded message ----------

Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 14:38:13 -0800 From: Nadine <connie@I-LINK-2.NET> To: OHIO-ROOTS-L@LISTSERV.INDIANA.EDU Subject: OHIO LOOKUP

Do you have any books on ohio counties, If so would you mind looking to see if my W. Campbell is listed. wife M. whitney and daughter Charlotte born 1843 she could of had a brother Dave or David. On charlotte death certificate it only says................ father W. Campbell born Ohio mother M. whitney As there are 97 W. Campbell's in Ohio in 1850, What do I do next, it has been a brick wall, can't go over or under Thanks Nadine


To contact the list owner, use stephenL@indiana.edu

For information on available lists, other list options, and other generally useful information, visit http://php.indiana.edu/~stephenl/genealog.htm

Date: Sat, 29 Nov 1997 11:01:09 -0500 (EST) From: Edith Bookstein <edeb@umich.edu> To: mrj79@msn.com cc: Whitney-l@rootsweb.com, allagreen@aol.com Subject: Ancestry of Eliphalet Mace

Dear John Aston, Allan E. Green, et al

According to my research, this what I have on Eliphalet Mace

Eliphalet Mace (Eliphalet, Reuben, Reuben, Robert) was born Billerica, Massachusetts, 9 November 1762 and died prior to 1827. Robert Mace arrives the Isles of Shoals, New Hampshire in the late 1600's.

Question: which Pierce Genealogy is the source of your infornation on his second wife Lois Whitney? Do you have author and publisher along with page?

Please e-mail me: at bgra1@aol.com

Yours sincerely,

J. A. Koso


Date: Sat, 29 Nov 1997 11:40:16 -0500 (EST) To: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif"> From: janwhit@MA.ultranet.com (Janice Whitaker) Subject: Re: Additions to the Vital Records Cc: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com

>Dear WRG: > >>From my own notes, I have the following additions to the vital records, >which appear at <http://www.erols.com/rlward1/vitalrec.html>: > Dear Robert and all, I can see that there are errors of transcription in some of these corrections, such as transposed dates etc.. I have retained the xeroxed pages from the References I transcribed and I would like to know if any of these corrections came from other sources. I think that the corrections should have the exact source, volume and page numbers, and code references(ie GS1) where they are required. As to the Concord omission, I deliberately omitted this marriage, as both bride and groom were "from Stow" and the marriage is listed in Stow's Marriage VR's. Could you tell me if the Peru correction came from the same source that I cite? I haven't any record of this birth, and I don't see it in Dedham's VR's either. Lunenburg additions are not from the source I cite,as I copied every page listed in the index, with a Whitney reference. Can you cite the source, volume and page? Littleton's addition is also not among the references to Whitney's in my source. This appears to me to belong with one of the two Whitcomb families of Littleton. Cite source volume and page please? Ashburnham is a problem for which I would like to hear some discussion. I placed those names in the Death list for these reasons 1. the sources are all Gravestones in Ashburnham cemeteries. 2.I have never seen a gravestone that listed only the person's BIRTH DATE,and omitted the DEATH DATE! (these do not appear in Ashburnham's Death VR's)3.In the 1700's, the usual practice was to note the age at death,on the gravestone as: ae 20yrs; or at 20yrs,9 mos. 7 days. 4.Errors in listing appropriately in these VR's happened often enough for all we transcriptionists to be on the alert. So, I still think that those four belong in the Death list, unless someone has a secondary source that proves otherwise. Any other opinions on this?

We do need for these to be monitored for accuracy, as you have done, and I appreciate that fact, but we all need to use the same standards of transcription regarding sources. Thanks, Jan >====================================================================

=

>ARLINGTON >Deaths >WHITNEY > Sarah, w. John, July 9, 1817. > >ASHBURNHAM >Births [moved from Deaths!] >WHITNEY > Abigail, w. Samuel, ___ __, 1783. G.S.4. > Elizabeth, w. Lemuel, ___ __, 1788. G.S.1. > Lemuel, ___ __, 1784. G.S.1. > Samuel, ___ __, 1783. G.S.4. > >BEDFORD >Births >WHETNE > Zacheus, s. Zacheus and Mary, Mar. 15, 1734/5. > >BOSTON >Births >WHITNEY > Daniel White, s. Daniel and Dorcas, July 21, 1793. > >CHELMSFORD >Births >WHITNEY > Martha, d. Josiah and Miriam, b. June 10, 1712. >Marriages >WHETNEY > Jonas, of Stow, and Margrett Stratton, int. Mar. 13, 1725/6. >Deaths >WHITNEY > Jonas, s. Joseph and Rebecca, Nov. 4, 1745. > >CONCORD >Marriages >WHITTINE, > Mary, and Jonathan Crouch, both of Stow, July 1, 1718. > >DOUGLAS >Marriages >WHITNEY > David and Olive Tiffany, 30 Nov 1788. > >DUNSTABLE >Marriages >WHITTNEY > Benjamin, Ens., and Mrs. Rebeca Danforth, b. of Dunstable, N.H., July 1, >1779. >Deaths >WHITNEY > Mary, d. Israel and Hannah, Feb. 4, 1754. > >HOPKINTON >Marriages >WHITNEY > Alexander, of Westborough, and Lois Carryl, int. 13 Jul 1776 [m. 1 Aug >C.R.2]. > >LANCASTER >Marriages >WHITNEY > Grace and Josiah Houghton, Jan. 6, 1756. p. 85. > Jones, of Shrewsbury, and Tamer Houghton of Lancaster, int. 29 Aug 1772. >T.R.1, p. 46. > >LEICESTER >Marriages >WHITNEY > Susanna, of Shrewsbury, and John Gilford, int. 25 Feb 1749/50. > >LEOMINSTER >Marriages >WHITNEY > Wid. Hepzibah of Ringe N.H. and Samuel Hale Jr., int. Oct. 24, 1790. > >LITTLETON >Marriages >WHITNEY > Sarah [C.R, int.][WHITCOMB], Miss, and Mr. Moses Nichols of Royalston, >17 Jan 1796. > >LUNENBURG >Marriages >WHITNEY > Lowis, and Joseph Bellows, b. of Lunenburg, Oct. 3, 1764. > Lucy, of Lunenburg, and Solomon Day of Fitchburg, int. Dec. 24, 1796. > Sarah and Silas Dutton, b. of Lunenburg, Mar. 3, 1763. > Sarah, Mrs., of Littleton, and Dea. Benj[ami]n Foster of Lunenburg, Dec. >3, 1761. > Susanna, of Littleton, and Edmond Stone of Fitchburg, int. Apr. 8, 1768. > >MEDWAY >Births >WITNEY > Joshua, ch. Joshua, bap. Apr. 23, 1769. > >MENDON >Marriages >WITNEY > Hannah, of Uxbridge, and Moses Tinney, 16 Mar 1737/8.* In Uxbridge. >WITTNEY > Jonathan and Lydiah Jones 26 Jan 1726/7.* > >NANTUCKET >Births >WHITNEY > Sally Coffin, ch. Daniel and Sally, bp. Dec. 6, 1789. G.R.3 > Sophia, ch. Daniel and Sally, bp. Sept. 2, 1792. G.R.3 > >NEWTON >Births >WHITNEY > Hannah, ch. Thaddeus and Temperance, bp. Sept. 8, 1782. C.R.1. > >PERU >Births >WHITNEY > Sally, d. John and Mary, July 11, 1773, in Deadham. > >PRINCETON >Deaths >WHITNEY > _____, wid., July 18, 183[_] a. 65y. > >SHERBORN >Marriages >WHITNEY > Elizabeth [int. WHITING], and William Clark, June 24, 1784. > Jason [int. WHITING], and Deborah Morse of Natick, Nov. 13, 1766.* > >SPENCER >Died >WHITNEY > _____, w. Joshua, bur. 3 Apr 1785. > >WESTON >Births >CHADWICK > Abigail, d. of William, dec., and Martha WHITNEY, bp. 21 Jan 1727/8, a. >21y. [p. 411] >WHITNEY > Lucretia, a nurse child, at Mr. (Joseph) WHITNEY's, bap. Apr. 3, 1766. >[p. 483] > Lydia, d. Abijah and Lydia, bap. Jan. 5, 1794. [p. 510] >Marriages >WHITNEY > Abraham, of Sudbury, and Sarah Adams of Weston, Nov. 12, 1771, in >Sudbury. [p. 265] > Elizabeth, of Waltham, and William McCune of Weston, Nov. 26, 1747. [p. 62] >Deaths >WHITNEY > Nathaniel, Jr., d. Sep. 23, 1730. [p. 408] >Church Records >WHITNEY > Nathaniel, Jr., adm. chh. Nov. 20, 1726. [p. 408] >====================================================================

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> >Additionally, I found the following two births: > >MANSFIELD, CT >Births >WHITNEY > Ebenezer, s. Zachariah and Sarah, b. May 28, 1762. > Zachariah, s. Zachariah and Sarah, b. Aug. 11, 1764. > >These changes have been made to the appropriate web pages at my website. > >Regards, > >Robert > >Robert L. Ward ><img src="/robertward.gif"> >http://www.erols.com/rlward1/ >12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832 >301-776-1659


Date: Sat, 29 Nov 1997 11:40:16 -0500 (EST) To: "Robert L. Ward" at <img src="/robertward.gif"> From: janwhit@MA.ultranet.com (Janice Whitaker) Subject: Re: Additions to the Vital Records Cc: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com

>Dear WRG: > >>From my own notes, I have the following additions to the vital records, >which appear at <http://www.erols.com/rlward1/vitalrec.html>: > Dear Robert and all, I can see that there are errors of transcription in some of these corrections, such as transposed dates etc.. I have retained the xeroxed pages from the References I transcribed and I would like to know if any of these corrections came from other sources. I think that the corrections should have the exact source, volume and page numbers, and code references(ie GS1) where they are required. As to the Concord omission, I deliberately omitted this marriage, as both bride and groom were "from Stow" and the marriage is listed in Stow's Marriage VR's. Could you tell me if the Peru correction came from the same source that I cite? I haven't any record of this birth, and I don't see it in Dedham's VR's either. Lunenburg additions are not from the source I cite,as I copied every page listed in the index, with a Whitney reference. Can you cite the source, volume and page? Littleton's addition is also not among the references to Whitney's in my source. This appears to me to belong with one of the two Whitcomb families of Littleton. Cite source volume and page please? Ashburnham is a problem for which I would like to hear some discussion. I placed those names in the Death list for these reasons 1. the sources are all Gravestones in Ashburnham cemeteries. 2.I have never seen a gravestone that listed only the person's BIRTH DATE,and omitted the DEATH DATE! (these do not appear in Ashburnham's Death VR's)3.In the 1700's, the usual practice was to note the age at death,on the gravestone as: ae 20yrs; or at 20yrs,9 mos. 7 days. 4.Errors in listing appropriately in these VR's happened often enough for all we transcriptionists to be on the alert. So, I still think that those four belong in the Death list, unless someone has a secondary source that proves otherwise. Any other opinions on this?

We do need for these to be monitored for accuracy, as you have done, and I appreciate that fact, but we all need to use the same standards of transcription regarding sources. Thanks, Jan >====================================================================

=

>ARLINGTON >Deaths >WHITNEY > Sarah, w. John, July 9, 1817. > >ASHBURNHAM >Births [moved from Deaths!] >WHITNEY > Abigail, w. Samuel, ___ __, 1783. G.S.4. > Elizabeth, w. Lemuel, ___ __, 1788. G.S.1. > Lemuel, ___ __, 1784. G.S.1. > Samuel, ___ __, 1783. G.S.4. > >BEDFORD >Births >WHETNE > Zacheus, s. Zacheus and Mary, Mar. 15, 1734/5. > >BOSTON >Births >WHITNEY > Daniel White, s. Daniel and Dorcas, July 21, 1793. > >CHELMSFORD >Births >WHITNEY > Martha, d. Josiah and Miriam, b. June 10, 1712. >Marriages >WHETNEY > Jonas, of Stow, and Margrett Stratton, int. Mar. 13, 1725/6. >Deaths >WHITNEY > Jonas, s. Joseph and Rebecca, Nov. 4, 1745. > >CONCORD >Marriages >WHITTINE, > Mary, and Jonathan Crouch, both of Stow, July 1, 1718. > >DOUGLAS >Marriages >WHITNEY > David and Olive Tiffany, 30 Nov 1788. > >DUNSTABLE >Marriages >WHITTNEY > Benjamin, Ens., and Mrs. Rebeca Danforth, b. of Dunstable, N.H., July 1, >1779. >Deaths >WHITNEY > Mary, d. Israel and Hannah, Feb. 4, 1754. > >HOPKINTON >Marriages >WHITNEY > Alexander, of Westborough, and Lois Carryl, int. 13 Jul 1776 [m. 1 Aug >C.R.2]. > >LANCASTER >Marriages >WHITNEY > Grace and Josiah Houghton, Jan. 6, 1756. p. 85. > Jones, of Shrewsbury, and Tamer Houghton of Lancaster, int. 29 Aug 1772. >T.R.1, p. 46. > >LEICESTER >Marriages >WHITNEY > Susanna, of Shrewsbury, and John Gilford, int. 25 Feb 1749/50. > >LEOMINSTER >Marriages >WHITNEY > Wid. Hepzibah of Ringe N.H. and Samuel Hale Jr., int. Oct. 24, 1790. > >LITTLETON >Marriages >WHITNEY > Sarah [C.R, int.][WHITCOMB], Miss, and Mr. Moses Nichols of Royalston, >17 Jan 1796. > >LUNENBURG >Marriages >WHITNEY > Lowis, and Joseph Bellows, b. of Lunenburg, Oct. 3, 1764. > Lucy, of Lunenburg, and Solomon Day of Fitchburg, int. Dec. 24, 1796. > Sarah and Silas Dutton, b. of Lunenburg, Mar. 3, 1763. > Sarah, Mrs., of Littleton, and Dea. Benj[ami]n Foster of Lunenburg, Dec. >3, 1761. > Susanna, of Littleton, and Edmond Stone of Fitchburg, int. Apr. 8, 1768. > >MEDWAY >Births >WITNEY > Joshua, ch. Joshua, bap. Apr. 23, 1769. > >MENDON >Marriages >WITNEY > Hannah, of Uxbridge, and Moses Tinney, 16 Mar 1737/8.* In Uxbridge. >WITTNEY > Jonathan and Lydiah Jones 26 Jan 1726/7.* > >NANTUCKET >Births >WHITNEY > Sally Coffin, ch. Daniel and Sally, bp. Dec. 6, 1789. G.R.3 > Sophia, ch. Daniel and Sally, bp. Sept. 2, 1792. G.R.3 > >NEWTON >Births >WHITNEY > Hannah, ch. Thaddeus and Temperance, bp. Sept. 8, 1782. C.R.1. > >PERU >Births >WHITNEY > Sally, d. John and Mary, July 11, 1773, in Deadham. > >PRINCETON >Deaths >WHITNEY > _____, wid., July 18, 183[_] a. 65y. > >SHERBORN >Marriages >WHITNEY > Elizabeth [int. WHITING], and William Clark, June 24, 1784. > Jason [int. WHITING], and Deborah Morse of Natick, Nov. 13, 1766.* > >SPENCER >Died >WHITNEY > _____, w. Joshua, bur. 3 Apr 1785. > >WESTON >Births >CHADWICK > Abigail, d. of William, dec., and Martha WHITNEY, bp. 21 Jan 1727/8, a. >21y. [p. 411] >WHITNEY > Lucretia, a nurse child, at Mr. (Joseph) WHITNEY's, bap. Apr. 3, 1766. >[p. 483] > Lydia, d. Abijah and Lydia, bap. Jan. 5, 1794. [p. 510] >Marriages >WHITNEY > Abraham, of Sudbury, and Sarah Adams of Weston, Nov. 12, 1771, in >Sudbury. [p. 265] > Elizabeth, of Waltham, and William McCune of Weston, Nov. 26, 1747. [p. 62] >Deaths >WHITNEY > Nathaniel, Jr., d. Sep. 23, 1730. [p. 408] >Church Records >WHITNEY > Nathaniel, Jr., adm. chh. Nov. 20, 1726. [p. 408] >====================================================================

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> >Additionally, I found the following two births: > >MANSFIELD, CT >Births >WHITNEY > Ebenezer, s. Zachariah and Sarah, b. May 28, 1762. > Zachariah, s. Zachariah and Sarah, b. Aug. 11, 1764. > >These changes have been made to the appropriate web pages at my website. > >Regards, > >Robert > >Robert L. Ward ><img src="/robertward.gif"> >http://www.erols.com/rlward1/ >12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832 >301-776-1659


Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 00:56:32 +0000 From: Lisa Kay Willard <lisakay@alaska.net>

To: bobcameron@sssnet.com, WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Whitney Gedcom References: <1.5.4.16.19971122205346.28dfff4e@fishnet.net>

sherrill madden wrote: > > At 04:15 PM 11/22/97 -0800, Robert W. Cameron wrote: > >> > >>> > >> If you would like the full database in Gedcom form, post a message here. > >> I have a PC and use FTM .. and would love a copy of the GEDCOM > Sherrill Madden I would like to have a copy. I have a PC and I use FTM. Thankyou, LIsa Willard


Date: Sat, 29 Nov 1997 21:49:42 -0500 From: "Debbie J. Stlelmach" <debbie_stelmach@compuserve.com> Subject: Putnam Co, Ohio Whitneys? Sender: "Debbie J. Stlelmach" <debbie_stelmach@compuserve.com> To: Whitney List <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com>

Dear WRG,

After two years of searching, I have a possible lead in identifying my Charles Whitney ancestor.

He was born in 1823 in Mass. He lived in Ohio at least from 1858 - 1863. By 1865, he and family live in North Collins, Erie Co, NY. Daughter Mary is said to have been born in Jackson, Ohio. Various family members are buried in the St Martin's Catholic cemetery in Langford, Erie Co, NY. He maybe related to William Henry Whitney and Fanny Miller who died in East Aurora, Erie Co, NY.

I posted a query on the Compuserve Roots forum to someone who had access books identifying Ohio Civil War soldiers. She located a possible entry and then took it further by looking up the 1860 Ohio census. Here is what she found:

(1) Company K, 41st OVI (mustered in at Camp Wood, Ohio) Whitney, Charles - Private - 45yrs old - 10-15-1861 - 3 yrs.

(2) 1860 Putnam County, Jackson Township, P.O. Dog Creek, Ohio Census Records:

       334/334 Charles Whitney  37M  Farmer  $600/$285  NY
                       Mary  28F  France
                       Elizabeth  3F  Ohio
                       Geo or Leo  1M  Ohio

This is the right family. Does anyone have info on other Putnam Co Whitney's who maybe brothers or

relatives of his?  In the meantime, I am trying to track down his death

certificate (1902). It's a challenge because they lived in a part of NY known locally as the "Tri-county". It could be in any of several townships in Erie, Cattaraugus, or Chautauqua Co, NY.

Thanks!

Debbie Stelmach Kailua, Hawaii

Date: Sat, 29 Nov 1997 23:08:52 -0600 To: Whitney Discussion Group <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com> From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com> Subject: WHITNEY: London Results

I have now returned from my one week vacation to London - my first time in England. I had a great time and was able to visit Westminster Abbey, St. Margaret's Church, The Tower of London, The Tower Bridge, York Minster, and many, many more. The days were short (the sun sets by 4pm) and cold, but the number of other tourists was tolerable and I had the week off of work.

I had intended to just stop by and take a picture of St. Margaret's because that is where the Whitney's were from. I did this and was able to purchase a 180 page book on St. Margaret's, some postcards, and a coffee mug. It was that night that I sent my message out to this list asking if anyone could think of anything I might be able to do to assist in our search across the Atlantic. John Whitney was kind enough to send a compilation of several older posts to this list to me (it looks like they were posted to the list just before I joined). One of the things John directed me to was Allan Green's suggestion that someone check Boyd's Marriage Index for a possible second marriage for our Thomas Whitney (the father of the immigrant John). Thomas's wife was named Mary, but his administration mentioned a widow Margaret. This is what I set out to look for.

The two marriages of Thomas Whitney to Mary Griffin [our Thomas's second marriage?] and Mgt George [our Thomas's third??] that I posted to this mailing list earlier were from the typed transcription, not from the Boyd's Marriage Index. The information contained in that message regarding the great fire, etc. was directly from the title page of the transcription. No further information about Thomas's residence, etc. was found. I checked the card catalog, but was unable to see any mention of baptism or death records from this time period, only marriage records. That's not to say that they might not be there - after all, I was only in the Society for a total of three hours. The Society of Genealogists is located at 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, London EC1M 7BA.

NOTE: In the following records, note the marriage of 'An WITNEY' to 'Jn De Mendoza' in S Gregory Paul [St. Gregory by St. Paul] just two years before the two Thomas WITNEY marriages there. Could they be related? Was our Thomas attending the church of a daughter Ann when he met his second and possibly third wife/wives?

Also of note: While in Yorkminster, I purchased a reproduction map showing London in 1666, just after the Great Fire. The names and locations of one hundred churches from this area of London are given.  :)

      • Boyd's Marriage Index ***
- Boyd's is an index, NOT a primary source!
- Surnames, forenames, and locations are highly abbreviated.
- It appears that all surname variations were combined into a 'standard'

spelling.

- I did NOT do a comprehensive search through Boyd's (I photocopied all

Whitney entries

  in the volumes I consulted, but did not consult all volumes).
- The volume numbers indicated are those handwritten on the spines.


Boyd's Marriage Index Middlesex, 1538-1600, Q-Z, males Volume 18, p. 177 1562 WITNY Edw & Blanch Heards S Mary Colechurch 1583 Tho & Mary Bray S Mgt Westm 1585 Brock & Mgd Stacy S Bot Bpsgate 1586 Tho & Mgd Wallis Clerkenwell S Jas 1590 Hen & An Sanders S Bot Bpsgate

Boyd's Marriage Index Middlesex, 1538-1600, Q-Z, females Volume 21, p. 173 1571 WITNY Elnr & Ric Bull S Mary Bowe 1581 Blanch & Mich Pain Clerkenwell S Jas 1595 Barb & Rob ... S Martin Fields 1597 Alce & Jn Tickell Clerkenwell S Jas

Boyd's Marriage Index Miscellaneous, 1538-1600, K-Z, males Volume 39, p. 287 1559 WITNY Jn & Mgt Pickering Bp London 1574 Fran & Mgt Brice Fac Off 1582 Eustace & Elz Hudson Canterbury 1583 Tho & Mary Bray Westminster 1590 Hen & An Sanders Bp London 1592 Tho & Elz Annison Paver 1595 Hum & Elz Parsons Worcs 1596 Walt & Mgt Cotton Bp London

Boyd's Marriage Index Miscellaneous, 1601-1626, S-Z, males Volume 84, p. 240 1605 WITNY Tho & An Tattersall Paver 1608 Wm & Gert Monk Bp London 1617 Tho & Elz Fullalove Chester

Boyd's Marriage Index Middlesex, 1626-1650, Q-Z, males Volume 106, p. 196 1628 WITNEY Geo & An Hall S Martin Ludgate 1629 Jn & Dy Horwood Edmonton 1631 Tho & Mary Griffin S Gregory Paul 1632 Edw & An Hickes Edmonton 1632 Tho & Mgt George S Gregory Paul 1635 Rob & Mary Towers Stepney 1639 Jn & Elz Tomas [sic] S Mgt Westm 1640 Rob & An Tucker Stepney 1642 Tho & Penelope Plat S Mgt Westm

Boyd's Marriage Index Middlesex, 1626-1650, Q-Z, females Volume 110, p. 201 1629 WITNEY An & Jn De Mendosa S Gregory Paul 1629 Mary & Nic Bennet Stepney 1635 An & Randol Green S Mgt Westm

Boyd's Marriage Index Miscellaneous, 1626-1650, Sh-Z Volume 130, p. 338 1630 WITNY Mgt & Jn Wetherill Chester 1635 An & Jn King Bp London 1635 Robert & Mary Towers Stepney MIDD CHESTER 1639 Mgt & Andr Beech Chester 1639 Joan & Ric Lewellin do [Chester] 1640 Elz & Ric Hare Southwark Olave 1641 Dorcas & Fran Moor Chester 1643 Grisel & Geo Trent Bp London 1645 Elz & Jn Collins Southwark Geo 1646 An & Tho Bangs Wratting West CAMBS 1648 Sib & Tho Jones Southwark Geo


      • London Burials ***
- These are the same style as Boyd's Marriage index.

London Burials WAN - ZUR MX/R 247, p. 253 1559 WITNY Chas Westm Mgt 1577 Miles Westm Mgt 1580 Griffin Martin Fields 1587 Tho Westm Mgt 1589 Hen do [Westm Mgt] 1590 Fran Martin Fields 1591 Arneway Westm Mgt 1597 Noel Westm Mgt 1603 Wm do [Westm Mgt] 1604 Jn do [Westm Mgt] 1608 Walt Bride 1609 Wm Westm Mgt 1615 Wm Clerkenwell 1621 Tho Capt Westm Mgt 1621 Tho do [Westm Mgt] 1628 Constance Cripplegate 1637 Jas Westm Mgt 1637 ... Mr do [Westm Mgt] 1637 Tho do [Westm Mgt] 1640 ... do [Westm Mgt] 1656 Ric Temple 1662 Rob Cornhill Pet 1665 Tho Cripplegate 1691 Hew Dunstan W 1692 Jas Clerkenwell 1699 Jn Moses 1703 Jn Clapham 1711 Wm Dunstan W 1723 Jos Clerkenwell 1723 Tho Somerset 1802 Ben 39 Bunhill 1808 Wm 60 do [Bunhill] 1816 Wm Edw 25 Cornhill Mich


      • Boyd's Inhabitants of London ***
- The index is done completely by hand, typically one surname per page,

with several columns

  of information. The columns are not labelled, but by comparing the

information to that which

  is listed on the detailed individual sheets, I have listed labels below.
- It appears that each individual was assigned a consecutive number and

added to a new page in

  an ongoing set of volumes. Each page is preprinted with slots for

various pieces of

  information. The volumes are labelled with ranges of numbers.

Boyd's Inhabitants of London Index, WEN - ZOO Volume 27, p. 432

DATES SURNAME FIRST OCC WIFE # 1635 1662 WITNY Rob BS Mary Towers 6410 1630 A1615 F1621 Wm FISH 35250 1666 Ric MT Prud Webster 42408

    1651                      Ric   MT

1625 Jn MT 50459 1617 F1616 Math FISH 59179

Boyd's Inhabitants of London

  1. 6410 WITNY Robert 1635

Robert Whitney of S Peter Cornhill married 1635 at Stepney Mary Towers of Tarring Chester Profession, etc. barber surgeon

                merchant taylor        1635 of Westminster
                1638 rent L12

Died 1662 April 3 Buried at S Peter Cornhill Children: John bap 1638 Feb 10 Thomas " 1640 Dec 27 bur 1641 Dec 20 Robert " 1642 Oct 30 bur 1648 Sep 20 Thomas " 1645 Jul 29 bur 1646 Dec 25 Richard " 1647 Oct 14 Margaret " 1651 Jul 31 Robert " 1654 Jul 13 bur 1660 May 6

1640 RW [Robert Whitney] = Anne Tucker S Peter

[A note tags the two marriages with the comment '? two men']


Boyd's Inhabitants of London

  1. 35250 WITNY William 1630

William Whitney of S Martin Orgar [sp?] Wife Sarah Profession, etc. citizen & fishmonger 1641 poll tax app 1615 free 1621 1638 rent L25 Children: Mary bap 1634 Feb 3 An bur 1636 Jan 23 William bap 1644 Jul 10 Sar bur 1644 Jul 15 child Edward bur 1640 Dec 16 child

Boyd's Inhabitants of London

  1. 42408 [sorry, I didn't get this one...]

Boyd's Inhabitants of London

  1. 50459 WITNY John

John Whitny of S Mary Alderman Profession, etc. taylor Bow Lane Children: Thomas bap 1627 Dec 10 Mary bap 1629 Dec 29 Mary bur 1626 Feb 15

Boyd's Inhabitants of London

  1. 59179 WITNY Matthew

Matthew Whitney Profession, etc. citizen & fishmonger free 1616 by service

                1641 poll tax 5/- Pepper Alley Southwark


Sorry - that's all I was able to do in my three hours of research...  :)


Tim Doyle tdoyle@doit.com / tdoyle@netcom.com

WWW homepage: http://www.doit.com/tdoyle/ ftp directory: doit.com pub/tdoyle

Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 14:03:44 +0000 To: Whitney Discussion Group <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com>

From: Edward Sinker <sinker@globalnet.co.uk> Subject: BRAY

Tim Doyle's splendid piece of research prompted me to wonder what work has been done on tracing the ancestry of Mary BRAY, wife of Thomas, my thoughts being that perhaps it might lead to a greater knowledge of the Whitney connection.

It might be that some in the Whitney group are aware that there was a Sir Reginald Bray d. 1503. He "was an English architect during the reigns of Richard III and Henry VII. He is chiefly remembered for his work on Henry VII's chapel at Westminster and S. George's chapel at Windsor. He designed the former and finished and decorated the latter. He died Aug 5, 1503, and was buried in the chapel at Windsor which bears his name."

       (From the Concise Universal Biography, London)

>From another book referring to Westminster, "King Henry VII, about the year of Christ, 1502, caused the chapel of Our Lady, built by Henry III, with a tavern also, called the White Rose, near adjoining, to be taken down; in which plot of ground, on the 24th of January, the first stone of the new chapel was laid by the hands of Abbot Islip, Sir Reginald BRAY, knight of the Garter, Doctor Barnes, master of the Rolls,........etc.,etc.,"

       (From A Survey of London by John Stow, 1598)

I know this is an earlier period than Mary Bray but thought that it is worth bearing in mind.

Edward Coates Sinker   -  email:  sinker@globalnet.co.uk
Church Lea            -  GOONS: #2820
Bosbury               -  Shropshire Family History Society: #3473
Herefordshire  HR8 1PX
U. K.


Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 11:02:35 -0500 From: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com> Subject: Official Whitney Gedcoms Available Here! Sender: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com> To: 1ALLWHITNEYS <WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com>

Hello and I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Because my innocent "post your message here for instructions" received a rash of requests, here are the instructions.

The Official Gedcom files for both HENRY WHITNEY (of Long Island & Connecticut) and JOHN WHITNEY (of Watertown, Massachusetts) can be obtained on the Internet at the following address. I would suggest that everyone seek out this site and save it in your "favorites" folder for later updates.

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jwmuse/files.htm

These files are in "zipped" format with WinZip. Since they have been saved in pure ASCII text format, they should be compatible for use with all genealogy programs - both MacIntosh and PC. There is a link on the site from which you can download a free version of WinZip.

These files are large and may not forward well via e-mail in uncompressed (unzipped) form. However, should you like to try it via e-mail, contact information is below. Contact either of us personally (not via the group):

John and Elinor database: Jon Aston Mrj79@msn.com Henry database: Jeanne Muse jwmuse@compuserve.com

FOR COMPUSERVE USERS: I have contributed both files to CompuServe's ROOTS forum (GO ROOTS) in the Gedcom Files library. Search for the keyword WHITNEY. Files are names: CTWHIT2.ZIP and WHITNEY.ZIP

Randy Winch has an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) isolated site, from which you can download the John and Elinor database only:

ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/gumby/

Anyone needing further information, please let us know.

) Jeanne (Whitney) Muse

Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 11:02:46 -0500 From: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com> Subject: Whitney Sender: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com> To: Blind.Copy.Receiver@compuserve.com

The group received this inquiry:

From: Ragum2700@aol.com Date: Sat, 29 Nov 1997 02:12:07 -0500 (EST) >>Searching for information on Whitney family from Fitchburg, Mass. Any info is appreciated.<<

To the author of the above message (your name wasn't given): We have many Fitchburg Whitneys in our database. Please give us more information. Names, any dates, etc. We'll be glad to help in any way we can!

-) Jeanne (Whitney) Muse

Sent on: 11/30/97


Always looking for information on the surnames: WHITNEY, GOLDSMITH, MUSE, REED

See my Roots Home Page at this URL: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jwmuse/roots.htm



Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 11:02:56 -0500 From: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com>

Subject: Some Kentucky Whitney material Sender: Jeanne Muse <JWMUSE@compuserve.com> To: Blind.Copy.Receiver@compuserve.com

One of Allan Green's recent e-mail messages included information regarding HENRY WHITNEY (of Long Island and CT) and his wives as follows: >>I was careful to include from the book the comma after the name Henry Whitney, so it doesn't actually say that Sarah Ketcham was his [hitherto unknown] wife, but seems to at least imply it.<<

HENRY WHITNEY married the "Widow" SARAH KETCHAM. She was SARAH SALMON, daughter of Christopher SALMON, and widow of EDWARD KETCHUM. Edward Ketchum married Sarah Salmon as his second wife, and they had one daughter, Sarah Ketchum. Edward Ketchum died on 9 Jun 1655. Sarah (Salmon) Ketchum then married Henry Whitney, as his 2nd wife, in about 1658.

As far as I can determine, Henry Whitney's first wife and the mother of John, progenator of the descendants of records, is still Unknown.

-) Jeanne

From: ALLAGREEN@aol.com Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 13:34:20 -0500 (EST) To: JWMUSE@compuserve.com cc: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: Whitney

Dear Jeanne:

I sent this lady the file that contained all of the Whitney Vital Records extracted for Fitchburg, and she responded, acknowledging receipt. She also said that she would be posting her family soon, but I haven't seen it as yet on Whitney-L.

Allan

Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 13:46:19 -0500 (EST) From: "J. Michael Poston" <poston@helix.nih.gov> To: WHITNEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Help for Nadine

Many thanks for responding with information and suggestions for Nadine who had posted a query regarding an M. Whitney marrying a Campbell on the Ohio list. I knew that someone might have a helpful thought for her. I have forwarded both my request (on her behalf) and the replies to Nadine. I suspect that she will have a busy time of it on her visits to the FHC.

Mike Poston Rockville, Maryland

Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 19:37:29 -0600 From: Joe Sissom <jsissom@dfwmm.net> Organization: home To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Rebecca Whitney ??? & John Bayless

Heeeelllp. For years, my researcher (copyist) cousins have been trying to promulgate that Rebecca Stillwell married John Bayless on LI c1640. This ain't so! Just a bit of research on the Stillwell family establishes that there just wasn't one for him to marry!

Now, it has been hypothesized that she was Rebecca Whitney, dau of Henry. I have never seen a Rebecca promoted as a dau of Henry or other Whitney of that era.

John Bayless was b.1617 in England. They were having children (a John & Rebecca among others) by 1642. We know his wife's given name was Rebecca.

Any help out there???

Thanks


Joe Sissom

From: "Doneva Shepard" <doneva@wcn.net> To: <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com> Subject: Fw: Rebecca Whitney ??? & John Bayless Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 19:44:41 -0800

Does anyone else have access to the Early New England Marriages microfilm at the FHC's? If there was a marriage, it would be on there. Maybe they even have it on FTM CD's now?? Doneva


Original Message-----

From: Joe Sissom <jsissom@dfwmm.net>

To: Whitney-L@rootsweb.com <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com> Date: Sunday, November 30, 1997 5:51 PM Subject: Rebecca Whitney ??? & John Bayless


>Heeeelllp. For years, my researcher (copyist) cousins have been trying >to promulgate that Rebecca Stillwell married John Bayless on LI c1640. >This ain't so! Just a bit of research on the Stillwell family >establishes that there just wasn't one for him to marry! > >Now, it has been hypothesized that she was Rebecca Whitney, dau of >Henry. I have never seen a Rebecca promoted as a dau of Henry or other >Whitney of that era. > >John Bayless was b.1617 in England. They were having children (a John & >Rebecca among others) by 1642. We know his wife's given name was >Rebecca. > >Any help out there??? > >Thanks > > >Joe Sissom

Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 21:47:54 -0600 To: Whitney Discussion Group <Whitney-L@rootsweb.com> From: Tim Doyle <tdoyle@doit.com> Subject: WHITNEY: More thoughts on Thomas of London

I recently reported that I had located two marriage records for Thomas Whitney in the transcripts of St. Gregory's Church by St. Paul's Cathedral in London. These marriage records may or may not refer to OUR Thomas, but the name of the wife in the latter of the two records does match the name of our Thomas's widow at the time of his death.

I noticed this evening another clue which, in my opinion, seems to add just a little more weight to the hypothesis that it is indeed our Thomas that we have located. On 22 Feb 1607, John Whitney son of Thomas Whitney of Westminster yeoman [our Thomas and John] apprenticed to William Pring of the Old Bailey. This fact is not new at all - it comes directly from Melville's The Ancestry of John Whitney, published in 1896. What is new is when one realizes that 'Old Bailey' is a street in London - a street just two blocks from St. Gregory's Church by St Paul's Cathedral. Although the marriages took place some 17 and 19 years after John finished his apprenticeship here, John was at the time living on Bow(e) Lane and attending St Mary Aldermary Church, just four blocks further to the east.



Tim Doyle tdoyle@doit.com / tdoyle@netcom.com

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