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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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HOWARD; res. Rockwell, Ia.; Edgar Fletcher, b. July 22, 1855; m. Nov. 18, 1880; res. South St. Paul, Minn.; Mary C., b. Oct. 4, 1857; m. June, 1876; res. Arago, Ore. 1389. LUKE WHITNEY (John, James, Joseph, Jonathan, John), b. Fitzwilliam, N. H., Dec. 25, 1798; m. Sept. 10, 1835, Louisa WHITE; b. Oct. 12, 1806; d. July 21, 1886. Luke WHITNEY had no other opportunities for obtaining an education than the common schools of his native town, but such time as could be given to that purpose was faithfully improved. Although a good farmer he did not devote all of his time to that business, but became quite a large dealer in horses, buying them in Canada and taking them to Boston for sale. It was on one of these trips to Boston that he contracted the disease of smallpox, from the effects of which he died. He was a farmer. He d. July 12, 1841; res. Fitzwilliam and Troy, N. H. 3061. ii. CHARLES O., b. May 4, 1838; m. Francis F. BENT. 3062. i ANN ELIZA, b. Mar. 15, 1837; m. Nov. 27, 1862, Goodhue TENNEY; (adopted) Flora Belle, b. Aug. 19, 1872. 3062 1/2. iii. FRANCIS LUKE, b. Mar. 16, 1840; was a soldier in the Union army in the war of the rebellion, and d. of wounds received at the battle of Cold Harbor, June 16, 1864. 1391. LIEUT. JOSEPH WHITNEY (Jonathan, James, Joseph, Jonathan, John), b. Fitzwilliam, N. H., June 7, 1774, m. Dec. 22, 1805, Sophia OLIVER, b. Dec. 6, 1784; d. Mar. 3, 1860, at Wilson, N. Y. He was a farmer, was a soldier in the war of 1812, and acted as a lieutenant and quartermaster. He d. Jan. 5, 1860; res. Wilson, N. Y. 3063a. i. BENJAMIN, b. 1807; m. in 1832; d. Jan. 4, 1856. Leeft 4 ch. Newton Ledyard m. Mary A. -----, and died in 1884, leaving Le Borne, who res. in Eustis, Fla. He had two daughters who died before attaining their majority. Another son was William Wallace, who died and left a widow and three sons; one was Percy. 3064a. ii. ABIGAIL, b. Mar. 27, 1808; m. John S. CUDABACK. She d. June 4, 1845, leaving 5 ch.; one was William; res. Olcott, N. Y. 3065a. iii. ZERVAH OLIVER, b. Mar. 21, 1812; m. ----- ROLPH. She had 9 ch. She d. Dec. 17, 1891, at Battle Creek, Mich. A dau. is Mrs. Edward SMITH, res. Coldwater, Mich., and a son is B. F. ROLPH, res. Tekonsha, Mich.; Joseph W., res. Eaton Rapids, Mich.; dau. Mrs. Orisa RHODES res. Hart, Mich. 3066a. iv. JOSEPH W., b. Feb. 16, 1815; m. and res. Coldwater, Mich.; has 4 children. 3067a. v. FRANKLIN P., b. Apr. 14, 1817; m. and d. in 1865, leaving 2 sons; one son died in the army in 1864; left a son res. in Kid- der, Mo. 3068a. vi. FERDINAND, b. Aug. 23, 1819; res. Mattison, Branch Co., Mich.; m. and has 11 ch. 3069a. vii. LORIN JEROME, b. Feb. 20, 1824. He was in the Civil war and was with Sherman when he marched to the sea. He d. June 1865, in the District of Columbia. He left a widow and 4 ch. She m. a Mr. PRIOR. A son, Jesse M., res. Clayton, Fairbault Co., Minn. 3070a. viii. ALBERT, b. July 1, 1826; m. Teressa Martha PHELPS. 3071a. ix. MILTON, b. Sept. 27, 1830; res. Wilson, N. Y.; m. May 1, 1857, Charlotte WILSON; b. June 7, 1835. Ch.: Eugene, b. Mar. 27, 1858; d. Jan. 4, 1863; Erwin, b. Dec. 10, 1863; Nellie May, b. Mar. 18, 1865; d. Aug. 31, 1893 3072a. x. GEORGE, b. Dec. 4, 1809; d. Aug. 15, 1810. 3073a. xi. GEORGE, b. Apr. 27, 1811; d. same day. 3074a. xii. SOPHIA, b. Mar. 24, 1822; d. Sept. 10, 1823. 1394. JONATHAN WHITNEY (Jonathan, James, Joseph, Jonathan, John), b. Wind- sor, Vt., Apr. 6, 1783; m. at Mansfield, O., 1820, Miranda MARVIN. He was born in the Green Mountain State; his descendants say at Windsor. He migrated to Ohio, where he worked on a farm and where he was married. Soon after their marriage they moved to Indiana, about Brown county. He finally moved to Iowa, where he died. He d. in 1876; res. Vemront, New London, O., Brown co., Ind., and Poweshiek Co., Ia.
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