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Parentage Unknown


Of course this category should only apply to families. I put it on that page when there wasn't any family group record for John Whitney of Kinnersley, and forgot to remove it when I created that page. I erroneously rolled back your change, so now I've made it again, removing the category from the will page. Sorry about the error!

- Robert - Talk to me 15:51, 6 January 2007 (CST)

Copyright Date


When a new page, either Family: or Archive:, is created using the facility for doing this that you made, a preloaded page is displayed. It contains a copyright notice. The date on that notice needs to be changed from 2006 to 2007.

- Robert - Talk to me 09:52, 7 January 2007 (CST)

Jacob, son of Ezra


Thanks for the message. Definitely a different Jacob (our Jacob died in 1833).

I will change my user page to reflect that.

Now we need to find a birthdate for Jacob Whitney, son of Richard Whitney, Jr.

Is there someone who can help us with this branch?

Thanks again,


Jacob, son of Richard

Yes. Timothy Watts Whitney went to Nashua, NH and married Hannah Frances Knight of Amherst, NH in 1849. They moved to Waterford, PA after that. She seems to have preferred Frances to Hannah. On some census she is Hannah F. and Francis H. Whitney on others. I don't know who the Samuel Whitney, Machinist in Nashua is.

Should I upload Timothy's obituary and link it to my user page? Among his next of kin, it lists his half-brother Warren Foster. Polly Watts married Daniel Foster after Jacob Whitney died in 1833.

I am working on Richard6 as Jacob's father.

I find Richard Whitney in the 1800 & 1810 census in Andover, VT (next to Weston) and in the 1820, 1830, 1840 census in Weston.

Jacob appears as head of household in 1830, living next to Richard Whitney.

(note: on in 1830, Whitney is transcribed as Whiting) (Also, in 1840, Weston is called Baltimore on

I have an inquiry into Wilton, NH to see if there is any record of Jacob's birth, circa 1797.

From the descendents of John-1 generation 5 Children of Richard5 Whitney and Sarah Butterfield were: 3631. i. Richard6; b. 25 Jun 1770 at Wilton, NH; m. Salley (--?--) circa 1795 at Wilton, NH; d. 30 Mar 1845 at Weston, VT, at age 74.

Best regards,


Elizabeth Nelson's User Page


What shall we do about Elizabeth Nelson's user page? I left her a message that what she has put there is impossible, with links to the sources. She persists in adding wrong information to her user page. I, for one, don't want that stuff on our web site, even if it is on a personal user page. Should we send e-mail? Should we just delete it? How about using strike-through to indicate the false data? How about a [NOTE] link to a page explaining the problem, as we did with Pierce? How about a warning box at the top of the page, like we did with Bond and Phoenix? Other ideas?

- Robert - Talk to me 20:41, 4 February 2007 (CST)



I've finished reformatting and adding categories to the Family: pages of the fifth-generation descendants of John2, Richard2, and Thomas2. There remain Jonathan2, Joshua2, and Benjamin2. That means I'm not even halfway done (328 of 818 families, just over 40%) with that project. It has been long, about seven weeks, and will continue for some time, but the result will be worthwhile. It will remain to source all the facts on those pages, a much larger job, which I don't intend to begin! Then I'll begin to add pages for the sixth generation families of male Whitneys.

Have you given any more thought to the census page issues we discussed earlier?

- Robert - Talk to me 08:04, 5 February 2007 (CST)

New Buttons


Yes, they would be of use, except the subscripting, strikethrough, and picture gallery ones. Among the buttons already present, I also would never use the media file link or math formula ones on our web site.

- Robert - Talk to me 18:36, 9 February 2007 (CST)

Computer Crash (again!)


Well, it happened again. My Dell computer won't boot up to Windows XP. I've been on the line to technical support for three days, with mixed results. I am using my wife's laptop to send you this message. It's not clear how much longer this situation will last. Fortunately, the computer is still under warranty, so if it's a hardware problem, they have to fix it free. If it's a software problem, presumably that can be solved (eventually)!!). The laptop itself has major issues having to do with Norton Internet Security 2006, so I use it only sparingly. Hopefully I'll be back to business as usual very soon.

- Robert - Talk to me 12:07, 13 February 2007 (CST)

He's Ba-a-a-ack!


I'm back. At last! It turns out that the problem was an intermittently bad memory board. It passed all the hardware tests, but failed when trying to boot up Windows XP. I've removed the offending part, and am now running with half of my usual quota of memory. That slows things down a bit, as the OS is doing more paging now than before, but at least I'm functioning! Since my computer was still under warranty, Dell is sending me two (not one) memory modules, with which I'll replace the old ones (both of them), and return the old ones to them, with no charge (even for shipping!). The diagnosis of the problem was lengthy, and took many sessions with the tech support guys at Dell, Verizon, and Symantec.

Let me say a word for Norton Ghost. Without that, I'd have had a great deal of work to restore all the installed software and all my settings. My data I'd have gotten back from other backups, but Ghost 10.0 almost immediately returned me to the exact state I was at a week ago. Hooray!!

Now back to the work at hand.

- Robert - Talk to me 13:43, 14 February 2007 (CST)

More Progress


I've finished reformatting and adding categories for ALL of the fifth-generation heads of household.

What do you think of Andaleen's idea of inserting pre tags around each family group? I think it's unnecessary, and I don't really like it.

- Robert - Talk to me 15:40, 1 April 2007 (CDT)

Wiki Error?


Go to Recent Changes. Go back to 14:23 on 25 Feb 2007 and look at the unpatrolled edit there. When I click on (diff), I get a blank page. That seems like an error. Can you please look into the situation? It's been that way for several weeks.

There's another at 13:50 on 28 Mar 2007 of the same kind.

And another at 16:53 on 28 Mar 2007. All three are pages modified by Andaleen.

- Robert - Talk to me 07:51, 29 March 2007 (CDT)

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