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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)

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Vernon, O., John ROBINSON; b. Dec. 24, 1836. He was a farmer; Res. Danville, O., d. Aug. 11, 1870. 5551. v. GIRDON B., Nov. 29, 1839; m. Ann ILGENFREIZ. 5552. vi. LUCIA EMILY, b. June 8, 1842. 5553. vii. MARTHA LUCILLA, b. Nov. 21, 1848. 5554. viii. FLORENCE HELERA, b. Apr. 19, 1851. 2939. JOHN JENNINGS WHITNEY (Thomas, Peter, Josiah, Josiah, Jonathan [NOTE], John), b. Randolph, Vt., Nov. 8, 1813; m. in Danville, O., June 24, 1840. Matilda ROBESON; b. Aug. 10, 1823; murdered Nov. 4, 1857. He was born in Ver- mont and was married to Matilda, oldest daughter of Joseph ROBESON, of Danville, Knox Co., Ohio; he was the son of Solomon ROBESON, who went to Ohio in an early day from Frostburg, Md. The ROBESON family are settled about Dan- ville, and are a numerous and honorable family. John J. WHITNEY was in polities a Whig, and in 1856, when the Republican party was organized, an enthusiastic worker for the election of Gen. Fremont, and on the eve. of Nov. 4, while going out to his home alone and on foot about 7 o'clock, in passing a small grove of trees beside the road, was waylaid by one or more villians and left lying for dead in the road. It seems after a short time he revived sufficiently to be able to get to the fence beside his own fields, where with great effort he finally reach his own door in a dazed condition, where his horror stricken family found and helped him to his bed. Med- ical aid was quickly summoned, but of no avail, his wounds were deep bruises and cuts on the top and back of his head, and caused his death at daybreak next mor- ning. He could tell them nothing, and from that day to this the mystery has never been revealed. May people in northern Ohio will remember the sad death of John J. WHITNEY. He was a Mason of high degree and had many friends among a large circle of acquaintances; res. Loudonville, Ohio. 5555. i. AGNES ALLEN, b. Apr. 6, 1842; m. Oct. 29, 1873, Dr. Wm. Wallace WRIGHT; res. Elkland, Pa., s. p. He is a son of Asahel WRIGHT, of Durham, Greene Co., N. Y., on the Hudson. Dr. WRIGHT has practiced medicine for forty years at the village of Elkland, Tioga Co., Pa., and is considered one of the oldest and best physicians of the county. 5556 1/2. ii. THOMAS b. Jan. 4, 1844; d. Apr. 14, 1886. He was never married, but at the time of his father's death, while a small boy, took control of his affairs and care of the family. Was a most devoted son and brother, the kindest friend and best hearted man in the neighborhood. Was a Republican in politics, and honored twice with the nomination of two important county offices, but Ashland Co. being Democatic, no Republican, how- ever popular, could be elected there. In 1868 he established and carried on successfully the first hardware store in Loudon- ville, but after a few properous years his always delicate health gave out, and he was obliged to retire from business, the care of his farm being quite enough for his strength. In the early days of January, 1886, a sudden cold, with congestion, laid him on a bed of sickness from which he never recovered. 5556. iii. JOSEPH R., b. Nov. 2, 1851; m. Cana E. HOSKINS. 2940. Dr. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN WHITNEY (Thomas, Peter, Josiah, Josiah, Jonathan [NOTE], John), b. Randolph, Vt. Feb. 27, 1815; m. at Coshocton, O., Apr. 15, 1840, Sarah RENFREW, b. May 20, 1819. He was born in Randolph, Orange Co., Vt.; was educated at the common schools and at academy at Woostock. He began the study of medicine in West Hartford, Vt., and attended a full course of lectures and part of another at the Hanover Dart- mouth college in N. H., one of the oldest medical institutions in the United States. On account of ill health he was obliged to relinquish the studies. He emigrated to Ohio the last day of Sept., in 1835, and taught school, also continuing his medical studies, and began practice. later he formed a partnership with Dr. WRIGHT at Dan- ville, and still later with Dr. FULLER at Loudonville, where he practiced until June, 1840, when he removed to Ashland. There he was engaged in the drug business besides practicing medicine. In the spring of 1853 he graduated and took his degree in medicine. Moving to Mansfield in Oct., 1861, he has resided and practiced there ever since. He is held in high esteem by all who know him; res. Mansfield, O. 5557. i. FRANCES M., b. June 20, 1841; m. Oct. 31, 1865, Lyman A. STRONG; res. M.

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