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The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, by Frederick Clifton Pierce (Chicago: 1895)
Transcribed by the Whitney Research Group, 1999.
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767. ELISHA WHITNEY (Joshua, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John)), b. in 1747 [NOTE]; m. Esther CLARK. He was in the Revolutionary war in the company from Spencer, commanded by Capt GREEN; res. Stockbridge, Mass. 1890. i. SALLY, b. Oct. 12, 1788. 768. JOHN WHITNEY (Joshua, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John)), b. Leicester, Mass, May 5, 1751 [NOTE]; m. Rachel HISCOCK; b. in 1760; d. June 30, 1824. John WHITNEY resided in Westfield, Mass. for two years, then moved to Hoboken, N.Y. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary war one year. Was present at the surrender of Burgoyne. He d. Sept. 19, 1828; res. Westfield, Mass., and Rochester, N.Y. 1891. i. WARHAM, b. Apr. 27, 1786; m. Nancy MORDOFF. 1892. ii. JOHN, b. May 5, 1795; m. Nancy VAN TUYL. 1893. iii. NANCY, b. Dec. 1, 1782; m. James SMITH. She d. Nov. 24, 1819; res. Mass. 1894. iv. SUSANNAH, July 27, 1784; m. Jahaziel JANES. She d. Dec. 12, 1849; res. Greece, N.Y. They had a son Warham and a dau. who m. a Mr. LITTLE and res. in San Francisco, Cal. Other ch. were George and Laura. 1895. v. ALANSON, b. Mar. 31, 1797; m. Catherine VOORHIES. 1896. vi. JARED, b. Oct 5, 1790. 1897. vii. SAMUEL, b. May 10, 1788. 1898. viii. WILLIAM, b. Apr. 30, 1803; d. Oct. 17, 1823. 1899. ix. ELECTA, b. Sept. 15, 1792; m. Liley GLAZIER. She d. Mar. 26, 1840. 770. JOSHUA WHITNEY (Joshua, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), b. in 1758 [NOTE]; m. in Spencer, June 7, 1781, Esther PROUTY; b. Spencer, Mass., June 11, 1764; d. Langdon, N.H.; m. 2d in 1790, Electa SAWTELL. Joshua WHITNEY settled in Langdon, N.H., where he buried his first wife; then moved to Cavendish, Vt., where he married Miss SAWTELL. From there he went to the Genesee river in New York, and located at Pike in 1815. Served in the war of the Revolution two years from Spencer, Mass., in the company from that town; was in two battles previous to the capture of Burgoyne, and was present at his surrender. Washington WHITNEY, of East Middletown, Dane Co., Wis., and Dr. Joshua WHITNEY, of Emmettsburg, Ia., are descendants of Joshua and Electa. He d. Nov. 18, 1850; res. Spencer, Mass., Langdon and Dalton, N.H., Cavendish, Vt., and Pike, N.Y. 1900. i. CHARLES, b. -----. 1901. ii. ASAREL, b. -----. 1902. iii. ABIGAIL, b. -----. 774. OLIVER WHITNEY (David, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John), bap. Natick, June 9, 1745 [NOTE]; m. at Natick, Mass., Hannah Chase; d. ae. 85, in Cavendish, Vt. Oliver WHITNEY was born in Natick, Mass., where he resided with his parents. His father died when he was 14 years of age, in 1759; three years later, in 1762, Josiah NEWELL was appointed his guardian by the Suffolk County Probate Court. He was bapticed in Natick by Rev. Oliver PEABODY. During the Revolutionary war he took part, enlisting in one of the Natick companies. He d. in 1815; res. Nelson, N.H., and Cavendish, Vt. 1903. i. POLLY, b. Mar. 3, 1781, Nelson, N.H.; m. Jan. 8, 1804, in Still- water, N.Y., George BUCK. He d. Sept. 10, 1837; was a mill- wright by trade. She d. Sept. 16, 1863; res. Malta, N.Y. Ch. Elmira, b. Sept. 26, 1820; m. Jan. 1, 1856, James HAWKINS; res. Ballston Spa, N.Y. 1904. ii. BETSEY, b. -----; d. unm. 1905. iii. HANNAH, b. -----; m. David SAUNDERS; had one dau; gr.-son Henry in Cav. 1906. iv. PRUDENCE, b. Jan. 11, 1793; m. July 20, 1820, Charles WITHEREIL. He was b. Mar. 10, 1792; d. Dec. 11, 1873; was a farmer and Seventh Day Adventist. Ch.: Charles C., b. May 20, 1822; m. July 14, 1853; d. Dec. 23, 1865; Maria L., b. Oct. 28, 1823; m. S.W. JENKINS Aug. 26, 1851; d. Mar. 15, 1880; S. Eveline, b. Aug. 5, 1827; m. W.L. GIBSON, Apr. 3, 1856; res. Iroquois, So. Dak. 1907. v. SALLY, b. -----; d. unm. 1908. vi. OLIVE, b. -----; m. ----- FLETCHER. Her dau. is Mrs. Mary B. OSBORN; res. Weston, Vt.
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